Free Press Journal
  • ‘Srinivasan fighting to save his ICC chair’

    Mumbai : Secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, Aditya Verma has alleged that with Srinivasan’s candidature for BCCI president’s post, now looking increasingly doubtful due to his conflict of interest issues in Indian cricket, the BCCI chief-in-exile is now fighting tooth and nail to save his International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman’s post.

  • Sledging won’t escape censure, this World Cup

    London :  The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it.

  • Srinath urges fans to have faith in Team India

    Hyderabad : Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath made a passionate appeal to the Indian fans urging them back the team even if they go through a rough time during the upcoming ICC cricket World Cup.

  • Don’t return as losers: Proteas team warned

    Johannesburg : South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned its cricket team of failure in the forthcoming World Cup, forbidding them from becoming “a bunch of losers”.

  • Gayle opposes ICC crackdown on bat sizes

    Kingston (Jamaica) : West Indies’ destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle on Thursday expressed disagreement with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) proposed crackdown on bat sizes before the impending World Cup.

  • BCCI clears Ojha’s action

    New Delhi : The BCCI has cleared suspended left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha’s action and he is now eligible to play in Hyderabad’s next Ranji Trophy encounter against Himachal Pradesh starting in Hyderabad today.

  • A story of blackmail and deceit… Matang fleeced biggies

    New Delhi : Former Union minister Matang Sinh, whose arrest by CBI in Kolkata last Saturday that led to sacking of Home Secretary Anil Goswami for trying to stop it, is not an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam for fleecing crores of people of their hard-earned money.

  • Twin gold for Jitu, Sodhi wins double trap

    Thiruvananthapuram : Diminutive shooting star Jitu Rai struck gold twice with his pistol while Kerala’s swimming sensation Sajan Prakash continued to shatter records and accumulate gold medals, adding a fifth to his tally, on the fifth day of competitions in the 35th National Games on Thursday.

  • WC will cement ODI game’s standing: ICC

    Melbourne: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson feels ODI cricket is a perfect bridge between Test and T20 and said the 50-over World Cup starting next week will cement ODI game’s standing in future. “ODI cricket is strong in a number of countries. We’ve just seen a series recently in South Africa where there were full houses and you get good crowds in India and in most parts of the world,” said Richardson,

  • Shotgun fires at Modi

    New Delhi :  Rubbishing attempts to de-link Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s performance from the possible outcome of the Delhi state elections, Bollywood star and senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha has said that the captain is always responsible for victory or defeat. ”He is our captain. He is the most popular and influential leader now around the globe and the party is fighting this election,” said Sinha on the campaign trail.

  • Freedom at last for Vanzara, Pandey

    Gandhinagar : A CBI court on Thursday granted bail to Additional Director General of Police, P P Pandey and former DIG D G Vanzara in the Ishrat Jahan suspected fake encounter case after an extended period in jail. With this, all the accused incarcerated in this case except one, N K Amin, are now out. Vanzara now walks free after seven years as he has already been granted bail in the Sohrabuddin

  • Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to lift WC

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s government Thursday announced a million dollar bonus to the national cricket team if they win this month’s cricket World Cup being played in New Zealand and Australia. “We have decided to offer this money to be shared among the team as an incentive for them to bring the World Cup,” government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told reporters. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 under the leadership of Arjuna

  • WC ticket sales heading for million mark

    Dubai: Cricket fans from around the world are rushing to get their tickets and with just nine days before the start of the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, ticket sales is heading for the million mark. The 14 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 venues around Australia and New Zealand are filling up for what promises to be the most intense competition ever for the silver and gold trophy. According

  • Hussey to help South Africa at World Cup

    Melbourne: South Africa have secured the services of Australia’s 2007 World Cup winner Michael Hussey as a consultant for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, which starts February 14. Hussey will work with the Proteas during the six-week tournament as they aim to win a cricket’s showpiece event for the first time. Hussey’s manager confirmed on Thursday to cricket.com.au that the 39-year-old will attend some training sessions and give advice on how

  • Child’s play

    Mumbai : Defending champions Delhi Waveriders rode roughshod over a struggling Dabang Mumbai and notched up a convincing 3-1 win in their Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium on Thursday.

  • Declaration of criminal history must in polls: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the election of a candidate, who has concealed his or her criminal antecedents during nomination process, should be declared null and void.

  • Ranchi eye revenge against Lancers in HIL

    Ranchi : Ranchi Rays are raring to take on Kalinga Lancers at home in the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium on Friday.

  • Ticket sale for final kicks off

    New Delhi: The pool phase of Hockey India League is witnessing amazing hockey across the six cities and every game is as exciting as the other with the results table shuffling post every game. While every team is playing for the top four slots, it is still to be seen who will finally take the bus to the semi-final phase and go on to play the finals at Major Dhyan Chand National

  • Outbreak: Swine flu claims 4 in Mumbai

    Mumbai :Four people have died of swine flu in Mumbai since January 19 out of 23 positive cases that have been detected so far. The state has reported 23 swine flu cases this year including Mumbai, of which four deaths have been reported. The city alone witnessed 10 swine flu cases in various public and private hospitals since January 19.

  • Mumbai take on holders K’taka in must-win game

    Mumbai : A battle royal is on the cards when under pressure Mumbai, gunning for an outright victory to seal a quarter final berth, clash with high-flying defending champions Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy match commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on today.