Free Press Journal
  • Anil Kumble took the right decision, feels Azharuddin

    Mumbai : Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin defended Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as Indian cricket team’s head coach, saying the legendary leg- spinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

  • Ranatunga urges ICC to probe SL chief

    Colombo : Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council.

  • Du Plessis urges SA to follow Elgar lead against England

    Manchester : South Africa captain Faf du Plessis wants his batsmen to raise their game as they look to finish their lengthy tour of England with a flourish in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

  • Pakistan Cricketers received Champions Trophy 2017 prize money

    Karachi: The Pakistan team that lifted the Champions Trophy in June, will be richer by a few million rupees as the PCB has received the winner’s prize money of 230 million rupees from the International Cricket Council.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    ‘Never ever felt insecure doing 12th man’s duties’

    New Delhi : It’s not easy if you have been an India Test captain in March and performing the duties of a 12th man in June but Ajinkya Rahane is a team man to the core, who believes that moment one wears the India jersey, one needs to keep all his insecurities and ego issues at bay.

  • Lokesh Rahul

    Fit-again K L Rahul raring to go on SL tour

    New Delhi : Missing major tournaments due to injury is very frustrating for any player and that was the case with Indian cricketer Lokesh Rahul, who was dropped from the team due to shoulder injury. But after a long hiatus, fit-again opener is all set for his new innings with the Sri Lanka tour of India.

  • Chandimal, Tharanga to captain SL

    Colombo : Sri Lanka appointed two new captains on Wednesday to replace Angelo Mathews, who resigned after his side’s humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe.

  • Inzamam slams critics over cash-award row

    Karachi : Former Pakistan skipper and current chairman of selection committee Inzamam ul Haq on Saturday slammed critics, who has questioned the decision of the government to award him 10 million rupees for country’s Champions Trophy triumph.

  • Assertive Virat Kohli needs influential coach to back him

    It is going to be a tough call for both Kohli as well as selectors when they sit down with the new coach to pick the squads for the full tour of Sri Lanka in eight years, with three Tests, five ODIs and one Twenty20 game.

  • Serrao helps Catholic Gym emerge billiards champs

    Catholic Gym returned home richer by Rs 50,000 and the ‘Champions’ trophy while Matunga Gym received the runners-up trophy and a cash award of Rs 25,000. The two losing semi-finalists, KG ‘Four & Half Men’ and MCF ‘Tough Men’ received a cash prize of Rs 12,500 each.

  • Virat Kohli extends unflinching support to Dhoni

    Kingston: India skipper Virat Kohli has extended his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni unflinching support amid a gradually growing chorus of calls for his retirement from international cricket. Kohli spoke warmly about India’s most successful cricket captain hours before he turned 36, while giving cold shoulder to those calling for his retirement. “He is striking the ball beautifully, you don’t need to tell him anything in terms of how to play a situation,

  • Mohammad Amir back to his best, believes Yasir Arafat

    Amir rocked India’s top-order with the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to set up 180-run win and maiden Champions Trophy title for Pakistan.

  • Manager’s Report: No adverse views on Kohli-Kumble relation

    New Delhi : India captain Virat Kohli has got an all clear in administrative manager Kapil Malhotra’s report on his differences with coach Anil Kumble, which primarily led to the former leg-spinner’s exit after the Champions Trophy.

  • Shoaib Malik rules out talks of retirement

    Karachi : Senior Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has ruled out quitting international cricket and set his sights on playing the 2019 ODI World Cup and 2020 World T20 Cup.

  • Get fit, or get out, Sri Lanka government tells cricketers

    Colombo : The Sri Lankan government has warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe which starts on Friday. “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception this time,” sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said.

  • MP: Man claims cops filed false complaint saying Muslims celebrated Pakistan win

    Anis Sheikh Babu Mansuri, 25, was working at his tailoring machine at around 9 pm on Sunday, June 18, night after breaking his Ramzan fast when a police jeep pulled up outside his house. A police officer asked him to step outside. Mansuri, wearing only his nightclothes of a tee-shirt and shorts, complied. The police immediately seized him. Over the next hour, the police picked up seven others from Mansuri’s village, Mohad,