England all-rounder Arran Brindle has announced her retirement from international cricket.
The 32-year-old, who is a teacher, made her England debut in 1999 and played in 11 Tests, 88 one-day internationals and 35 Twenty20 internationals.
Brindle featured in three Ashes-winning sides and in 2011 became the first woman in England to score a century in men’s Premier League cricket.
“I will forever cherish the highs and lows of playing for England,” she said. Read more
Indian Premier League’s costliest player Yuvraj Singh feels that Royal Challengers Bangalore is a team where he can express himself in the company of start cricketers like Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. (Yuvraj bought for Rs. 14 crore)
Yuvraj was brought by RCB for a whopping Rs 14 crore on the opening day of the two-day IPL 7 players’ auction on Wednesday, thereby becoming the most expensive player purchased at the IPL auctions. (IPL auction Day 1 highlights)
Even though he is conscious about the expectations he will have to face after getting the top pay packet, Yuvraj feels RCB will provide him the perfect platform to “express” his talent.Read more
Plan, strategize and build a side – It’s that time of the year again. Two months ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the think-tank across the eight franchises would have indulged in long hours of drawing up possible squads to build as they gear up for the player auctions in Bangalore on February 12 and 13. (Click here for latest on IPL 2014)
With all the players (barring the ones retained) to go under the hammer, the auction promises to be an exciting one with a lot of strategy expected to be on display. New auction brings along new hope and new outlook for a lot of teams while some look to rebuild around a few core members. Either way, it will be a fresh start for all eight teams to try and find the best possible combination going forward. (514 players to go under the hammer)Read more
Kevin Pietersen could be at the centre of a bidding war that makes him the most expensive player in Indian Premier League auction history on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old is available for the entire tournament for the first time after being sacked by England.
“He is such an awesome player that every franchise would like to have him,” said Kings XI Punjab head of cricket operations Anant Sarkaria.
Former IPL chief Lalit Modi said Pietersen could cost a record £3m.
Pietersen has been given the highest possible reserve price of 20m rupees (£195,000), but competition among the eight franchises is expected to drive the cost of his signature far higher. Read more
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi speaks exclusively to NDTV on IPL probe report from London. Here are the highlights.
# It is a moral responsibility for Mr Srinivasan to step down as BCCI chief
# He has to take moral responsibility. I take on Srinivasan directly & say he is involved in match-fixing
# Everyone supporting him is guilty by association.
# It is very convenient to put it on the son-in-law; the buck stops at Srinivasan Read More
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has named Indian Premier League chairman Ranjib Biswal as their official party candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Biswal, who succeeded Rajeev Shukla as the IPL chairman in 2013, is also chairman of National Cricket Academy and president of Odisha Cricket Association. Biswal, a former India under-19 captain, is an ex-Congress MP from Jagatsinghpur, Odisha.
The 43-year-old Biswal will take on BJD-party supported independent candidate Padmabhushan Raghunath Mahapatra, an eminent sculptor. Biswal is the son of former Odisha deputy Chief Minister, late Basant Kumar Biswal.Read more
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his daring innovations, both with the bat and with his hairstyle ever since he made his debut against Bangladesh nearly a decade ago.
Dhoni was seen sporting a new hairstyle while leading Chennai Super Kings against South African side Titans in a Champions League Twenty20 match here on Sunday.
Dhoni, who had long hairs when he burst onto the cricket scene about a decade back, decided to go in for a style similar to mohawk, once made famous by star England striker David Beckham.
From long locks to cropped hair, the different styles that Dhoni had sported have become a style statement with youngsters, not only in his hometown Ranchi but all over the country. Read more
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been charged by police in relation to the spot-fixing scandal in this year’s Indian Premier League.
Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of the Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) president, has also been charged.
Rauf was removed from the Champions Trophy panel in May.
Meiyappan was arrested in the same month after he was questioned by police probing illegal betting on the Twenty20 league.
A Mumbai court will hear their case on 21 November.
They are two of 22 people who have been charged for gambling, cheating and fraud, the police said. Read more
The BCCI may not have accepted his resignation but Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said he would not take up the IPL Chairman’s post next year.
Talking to PTI during a function here, Shukla, who resigned from the post in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, said Board’s interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has not accepted his decision as yet.
“This is why that I still chair the meetings of Champions League but it is for sure that I would not take the post of IPL chairman next year. I had resigned from the post and I don’t intend to take it again,” said Shukla.Read more
Courtesy : sports.ndtv.com
Jamaican pace bowler Andrew Richardson will replace the injured Ravi Rampaul in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the Caribbean Premier League, which starts on July 30.
Rampaul sustained an injury during the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka last month, which forced him to miss most of the tournament and the ODIs and T20s against Pakistan.
Richardson, who has played just one official T20 match for Jamaica in 2010, said he wasn’t fazed by the format. “I’m not worried about that because over the years I have been playing consistent first-class cricket both in the longer four-day version and I’ve had some very good one-day seasons,” Richardson said. “I’ve also played a lot of non-first class Twenty20 cricket in Jamaica and for Jamaica, so I know my ability and I will contribute to the Jamaica Tallawahs when the time comes for me to play.” Read more