Free Press Journal
  • Ashes 2017-18: ICC says `no evidence` of spot-fixing in Perth Test

    Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption general manager Alex Marshall on Thursday downplayed recent reports of alleged attempts of spot-fixing in the third Ashes Test in Perth, saying that there is `no evidence `of the WACA match being corrupted.

  • Ashes 2017-18: Vince falls on stroke of lunch to mar England’s solid start

    Perth: England made a solid start to reach91 for two at lunch on the opening day of the crucial thirdAshes Test in Perth on Thursday, but lost James Vince just before the interval. Alastair Cook, in his landmark 150th, Test, again fell cheaply after Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat. Despite some lively bowling from the Australian quicks, opener Mark Stoneman was impressive and unbeaten on 48, with Root

  • Indore to host Ranji Trophy finals 2017-18

    New Delhi: The Holkar Stadium in Indore is all set to host the final of the Ranji Trophy of the 2017-18 season. The final will be played between December 29 and January 2. The semi-final matches of the Paytm Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will be played from December 17-21.

  • CoA welcomes BCCI decision to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test

    New Delhi: The Committee of AdministratorsChairman Vinod Rai today welcomed the BCCI’s decision to host strife-torn Afghanistan for their first ever Test match, saying the game will be enriched by the participation of more teams. “I am delighted that the BCCI has agreed to extend a helping hand to Afghanistan and will formally welcome them into the Test arena by playing their first-ever Test,” Rai said in a statement.

  • Virushka Wedding: Has Brand Virat Kohli overshadowed and undermined Anushka Sharma?

    India is world’s largest democracy and Indians are obsessed with cricket, politics, and entertainment and currently the news that is hogging the limelight is the wedding of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma that finally happened in far far away from India in picturesque Italy. Indian media despite trying its level best could not break the story and it was the newlywed couple (Virushka, apparently its a thing!)

  • WI vs NZ Hamilton Test: Hostile Wagner helps Kiwis clinch series

    Hamilton: A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday. The tourists, set a target of 444, folded to be nine for 203 at tea on day four with Sunil Ambris retired hurt and unable to continue batting.

  • Windies vs New Zealand Hamilton Test: WI in trouble after Taylor record sets monumental target

    Hamilton: A record-equalling 17th century byRoss Taylor had New Zealand closing in on a series sweep against the West Indies after day three of the second Test in Hamilton today. The West Indies, set a world-record target of 444 to win, were in trouble at 30 for two by stumps with two full days of play remaining. It was New Zealand’s day as they shut down the WestIndies for 221 to lead

  • Ashes 2017-18: England ‘tourists masquerading as cricketers’ panned by Aussie media

    Sydney: England were dismissed as “tourists masquerading as cricketers” by Australia’s media which turned the screw today after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson. Duckett was slapped with a reported £1,500 ($2,000) fine and will play no further part in the remaining England Lions matches following the late-night bar prank in Perth on Thursday. It plunged their already difficult tour into another crisis after wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow

  • ICC rankings: India can pip SA to top of ODI rankings with SL ‘Whitewash’

    Dubai: India go into their One DayInternational series against Sri Lanka starting Sunday with the aim of winning 3-0 and overtaking South Africa to take the top position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings. India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind South Africa and will go ahead if they win the first match in Dharamsala on Sunday.

  • ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli jumps to 2nd spot in rankings

    Dubai: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has moved up three places to grab second position in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen after registering his career-best score in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, which ended in a draw.

  • India’s tour of South Africa 2018: Despite struggles, Ajinkya Rahane remains crucial to India’s fortunes

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side in the world recently completed 1-0 win over Sri Lanka and will face South Africa early next year for three-match Test series. Men in blue under the captaincy of Virat Kohli has played really good cricket in the last two and a half years and would like to keep the momentum going. The team has gelled well and also the core of the team has

  • BCCI CEO Rahul Johri among top 10 Sports Business Executive of Year

    New Delhi: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been named among the top-10 Sports Business Executives of 2017 for anchoring a billion dollar IPL deal for the world’s richest cricket body at a time when the going was tough. According to a poll conducted by noted portalwww.SportBusiness.com, Johri was placed fourth, primarily forBCCI getting richer by USD 2.55 billion after Star bagged the global media rights for Indian Premier League.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: De Silva, Chandimal fight as SL reach 119/4 at lunch

    New Delhi: Ravindra Jadeja endured mixed luck with no-balls as young Dhananjaya De Silva’s gutsy half-century enabled Sri Lanka to stay afloat by reaching 119 for 4at lunch on the fifth day of the final cricket Test against India here. Jadeja bowled two no-balls — one of which accounted for Angelo Mathews (1) — with umpires missing it altogether.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 5 at Delhi

    The fourth day of the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi saw India inching closer towards 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka. India got the wicket of SL captain Dinesh Chandimal early on day four and then batted with intent to score required number of runs to set up the declaration. India declared at 246/5, with Shikhar Dhawan top scoring with 67.

  • Next game in Delhi not before 2020, courtesy BCCI’s rotation policy

    New Delhi: BCCI’s rotation policy might do what Sri Lankan team’s complaints of poor air quality could not — keep international cricket away from Delhi at least till 2020. Delhi’s viability as an international sports venue has been called into question after Sri Lankan players complained of breathing problems due to smog and continued to wear anti-pollution masks in the ongoing third Test against India here.

  • India’s tour of South Africa: Can this Indian team conquer South African safari?

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally announced the squad for the much-awaited tour of South Africa. The squad contains 17 players and was on expected lines as there were no major surprises or shocks in store. India, the No 1 ranked Test side is currently playing fantastic cricket under the leadership of Virat Kohli and is on some sort of a winning spree, but the matches won by India

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: India reach 51/2 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 373 at lunch on Day 4

    New Delhi: India reached 51/2 in their second innings after bowling out Sri Lanka for 373 in their first essay till lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Tuesday. Pacer Ishant Sharma removed Dinesh Chandimal at his Test career-best score of 164 as the Sri Lankans fell short of India’s first innings total by 163 runs.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: SL’s Suranga Lakmal leaves field sick on Day 4

    New Delhi: The controversial issue of air pollution flared up again in the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka, with the visiting seamer Suranga Lakmal going off the ground after vomiting here on Tuesday. After the visitors were bowled out for 373 in their first innings on the fourth day, they came out fielding wearing anti-pollution masks.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: SL bowled out for 373 in 1st innings

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka were bowled out for 373, falling 163 runs short of India’s first innings total on the fourth day of the third and final Test against India at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Tuesday. Resuming the day at 356/9, Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed at his Test career-best score of 164. He hit 21 fours and a six.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 at Delhi

    The third day at Feroz Shah Kotla finally saw a contest as Sri Lanka finally put up a fight and ended the day at 356/9. The day began with Angelo Mathews and captain Dinesh Chandimal tiring Indian bowlers and added 181 for the fourth wicket and also reached their respective hundreds. After the fall of Mathews, SL lost wickets in clusters and now Chandimal is holding the innings with an unbeaten 147.