Free Press Journal
  • ICC converts 2021 Champions Trophy in India into World T20

    Kolkata: The ICC today decided to convert the 2021 Champions Trophy scheduled in India into a World T20 event, finally scrapping the eight-team ODI tournament, the context and relevance of which has been questioned repeatedly. At the end of its five-day board meeting, ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson said the global body has “unanimously agreed” that 2021 meet in India would now be a 16-team event in

  • Hockey coach Marijne under HI scanner after medal-less CWG 

    New Delhi : The Indian men’s hockey team’s medal-less and rudder-less Commonwealth Games performance has brought chief coach Sjoerd Marijne under the scanner with Hockey India scheduling a performance review meeting later this week.

  • Punishments are Marijne’s way to improve discipline

    New Delhi : Sjoerd Marijne is handing out punishments to erring players training for the Commonwealth Games, the Indian men’s hockey team chief coach trying out the unique experiment to inculcate in his wards discipline, which he says is key to achieving success.

  • Dhoni is a topper in University where I am still studying: Karthik

    Chennai: Dinesh Karthik has become the toast of the nation with his 8-ball-29 against Bangladesh in the tri-series final but he still feels like a “student in an University where Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a topper”, when comes to the tag of a best finisher.

  • India to clash against Pakistan 

    New Delhi : Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in a high-profile opening match of the men’s Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda, Netherlands on June 23.

  • ‘Huge gap between India and Pakistani players’

    Karachi : Known for his scathing remarks, legendary Javed Miandad has said that the recent ICC U-19 World Cup match between India and Pakistan had highlighted the huge gulf in talent between cricketers of both the countries.

  • Kuldeep Yadav hails mentor Dhoni

    Durban : Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has credited MS Dhoni for his success in his first outing on South African soil, saying the former skipper eased 50 per cent of his workload by giving useful advice from behind the stumps.

  • New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs in first ODI

    Wellington : New Zealand ended Pakistan’s run of nine consecutive wins in one-day internationals when they beat the Champions Trophy holders by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system on Saturday to open the five-match series.

  • India aims for next whitewash

    Dharamsala : A horribly out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane will be aiming to get his mojo back as India, formidable even without regular skipper Virat Kohli, eye another ‘Whitewash’ against Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series, starting today.

  • Shastri’s timely advice has helped me, says Karthik

    New Delhi : It could well be the last of his innumerable comebacks but Dinesh Karthik is not losing sleep over it as he intends to build on the recent gains in international cricket by following the timely advice of India coach Ravi Shastri.

  • India under pressure

    Pune : An under pressure India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against a refreshed New Zealand in the must-win second game here.

  • India’s strengths comfortably outrun any challenges

    Nagpur : A team is as strong as its weakest link, and currently India seem to have plugged any apparent holes. Barring the experiment in Bangalore, where the pair of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled rustily, nearly everyone has been a contributor in the four-one mauling of Australia completed in Nagpur. Since both bowlers are proven performers across formats, the off-day in Bangalore can be considered an aberration.

  • Legendary batters Misbah, Younis will be missed: Azhar Mahmood

    In a blog for Pak Passion. net, Mahmood said, “Both of these players had previously formed the bedrock of our batting performances. This will be a difficult phase for our Test team as these two were our top players and it won’t be easy to fill the vacuum left by their departure.”

  • Have to forget the Test loss: Upul Tharanga

    Dambulla : Sri Lanka ODI skipper Upul Tharanga has said that they will have to quickly forget the 0-3 drubbing in the Test series and draw confidence from their win over India in the Champions Trophy.

  • Umar steps up verbal attack on Pakistan coach

    Karachi : Pakistan Test batsman Umar Akmal has stepped up his verbal attack on chief coach Mickey Arthur despite being issued a showcause notice by the country’s cricket board.

  • 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.