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January 28, 2014

Gary Kirsten keen to set up cricket academy in India

Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten is keen to set up a cricket academy in India, if he gets an opportunity.The former coach of the Indian team said while nothing was "majorly" planned, this was something he was certainly looking into. "I have been thinking about that. I would like to do it. I will have an opportunity to possibly reach out to lot of younger players in the country. If that opportunity presents itself, I would look forward to taking that opportunity," he…

Lack of consensus delays ICC revamp

Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Board has come out in support of the proposals which will give financial and administrative control of the world cricket body to India, England and Australia. However, a consensus on the proposed radical changes is yet to be made as some members are opposed to the power-sharing idea between the "the big three" countries.An ICC statement claimed Tuesday that the Board has "unanimously supported" the future structure of the sport's…

Dhoni blames pacers for New Zealand series loss

Hamilton, Jan 28 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his fast bowlers after losing the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand 0-3 here Tuesday.India put up a respectable total of 278/5 in their 50 overs, which the Black Caps chased down in 48.1 overs with seven wickets to spare in the fourth ODI. "We are still not sure who our choices for fast bowlers are and what individuals we are looking forward to. We get bowlers who can bowl quick but they end up giving more runs…

Clarke opts out of IPL auction to lighten ‘workload’

Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has opted out of the Indian Premier League auction Feb 12 and has decided to take a four-month break following his team's tour of South Africa next month.Clark leaves for South Africa with the Test squad Wednesday after a busy summer at home where they regained the Ashes and then piled up misery on England by winning the one-day series 4-1. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday that Clarke has followed his teammate Ryan Harris in giving a miss to the…

Somdev, Yuki to play in Chennai Challenger

Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) India’s highest ranked singles player Somdev Devvarman (97) along with Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri (171) headline a field of 32 in the PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament to be held here from Feb 3 to 8.Five other Indians - Jeevan Nedunchezhian, Saketh Myneni, Sriram Balaji and Ramkumar Ramanathan - have been given wild card entry into the main draw of the event that offers a total prize-money of $50,000. Among the foreign players, Russian Evgeny Donskoy (114), Radu Albot of…
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