Free Press Journal
  • Kohli pips Smith as Cricket Australia’s ODI Captain of Year

    Melbourne : Accolades continue to pour in for India’s dynamic Test captain Virat Kohli, who was on Tuesday named skipper of Cricket Australia’s ODI team of the year which also featured young yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah.

  • PM lauds cricketers, junior hockey team

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the national cricket team and the junior hockey side for their recent successes, saying that their performances have done done the country proud.

  • Faf’s appeal rejected

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct Commission has dismissed South African captain Faf du Plessis’s appeal against a decision that found him guilty of ball tampering in the second Test against Australia last month, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • ‘Not the right time to decide on captaincy’

    Chennai : Alastair Cook said he won’t make any foolish decision on his Test captaincy in the wake series defeat against India but admitted he needs to think if he was the right man for the leadership role.

  • Feeling as if in heaven: Parents

    Chennai : Speaking to ANI, Karun’s father Kaladharan Nair said till Monday morning, he did not even think that his son would score a triple hundred.  “I really feel proud of my son who achieved 300, whereas till the morning we didn’t think about that, until he scored 200 we did not even think he would score 300. It is a great achievement for all his hard work, from childhood he struggled and

  • Hussey doesn’t want Salman Butt to return to international cricket

    Karachi : Mike Hussey, who is popularly known as Mr. Cricket, believes that former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt, who served a five-year ban for his involvement in 2010 spot-fixing scandal, should not be allowed to make a return to international cricket.

  • Funniest things Test legends saw on field!

    Melbourne : Cricket is considered to be a gentleman’s game—a serious rivalry between 22 men on the field—but every now and there happens an incident which leaves players from both the sides in uncontrollable laughter.

  • ‘Difficult for WI to regain glory days’

    New Delhi : West Indies are two-time World T20 champions but the flamboyant Chris Gayle feels “it will be difficult” for the Caribbean islands to regain their glory days in Test cricket in the near future.

  • B’desh keen to replicate home success abroad

    Dhaka : Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wants to carry their home success over to series abroad as the team gears up to face New Zealand in a bilateral cricket tour.

  • ‘Our bowling quality better than England’

    Mumbai : Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel insisted that the quality of India’s bowling is “far better” than that of the England cricket team as the home team bowlers are not dependent on pitch conditions alone.

  • Free Hits! : No Mumbaikar at Wankhede

    For the first time since India played its first ever Test here in 1933, no Mumbai player could make it to the playing eleven of a Test played in the nursery of the country’s cricket on Thursday.  Since 1933 when the Bombay Gymkhana, also in South Mumbai, played host to the first Test not only in this city but in the entire country, no Indian team has been without a Mumbai player

  • No decision taken on Chennai Test

    Mumbai : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke has informed that no decision has yet been taken regarding the hosting of the final Test of the five-match series against England scheduled to be held in Chennai from December 16.

  • Test comeback on radar

    “I  am looking more to the India series now having missed the boat with the way selections have gone.” (more…)