Free Press Journal
  • ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket

    Melbourne: The English domestic cricket is all set for yet another format of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a revamped eight-team competition will see each side face just 100 balls.

  • Fakhar Zaman would look to play `natural game` against England, Ireland

    Lahore: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, who has received his maiden call-up in the national Test squad, has said that he will try to display his natural flamboyant style of batting if he is given an opportunity to play against Ireland and England.

  • Fakhar Zaman can put pressure on oppositions like Warner, Sehwag: Wasim Akram

    Johannesburg: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has backed opener Fakhar Zaman to make an impact in the longest format of the game after the uncapped player was named in the Test squad for the upcoming series against England and Ireland. Besides Zaman, current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew Imam-ul-Haq, batsmen Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali, and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf are the other four uncapped members to have received maiden Test call-ups.

  • Australia’s new Test captain Tim Paine promises to rebuild trust

    Sydney: Australia Test captain Tim Paine pledged Today to embark on a new era of “respectful” cricket and rebuild public trust after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport. The newly appointed leader said the fallout from the tampering episode was greater than players had anticipated and promised a different style of cricket in the future. “Going forward we have a clean slate. We can rewrite the way we play a little

  • Australia to tour Zimbabwe for T20I tri-series

    Melbourne: Australia are all set to travel to Zimbabwe for the first time in four years when they play in the T20I tri-series, also featuring Pakistan, in July this year.

  • Surrey sign retired Morne Morkel on two-year deal

    Melbourne: Few days after bidding adieu to the international arena, South African pacer Morne Morkel has been roped in by Surrey for the next two seasons of the County Championship. Reflecting on his appointment, Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said that Morkel has had an impressive career with South Africa and that his presence will add enormous strength and experience to their squad.

  • Rajasthan: Endless wait end as cricket returns to SMS Stadium after four years

    Jaipur: After an endless wait, cricket is finally returning to the Sawai Man Singh stadium on Wednesday. It will be a memorable day in the history of SMS Stadium and the Pink City will be cheering on some great hits and catches once again. There will be ‘Halla Bol’ once again after the long hiatus of four years. Also it makes a big day for Rajasthan Royals, who will be returning to

  • BCCI to support Bhutan Cricket Board in every way possible

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has assured the Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) that it will assist the latter it in developing cricketing infrastructure. In this regard, a detailed meeting was also held between BCCI and BCCB office bearers at the Cricket Center in Mumbai. President and Secretary of the Bhutan Cricket Council Board, Thinley Wangchuk Dorji and Jigme N. Norbu respectively, met BCCI secretary Amitabh

  • Blackbuck poaching case: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar sad about ‘friend’ Salman Khan’s sentence

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is upset that his “friend” Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison in a case of poaching blackbucks. He finds the punishment harsh. “Really sad to see my friend Salman Khan sentenced for five years, but the law must take its course and we got to respect the decision of honourable court of India. “But I still think punishment is too harsh,

  • IPL 2018 Quiz: Take this really tough IPL Quiz and test your knowledge

    Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a couple of days away and over the years the cash-rich league has entertained the cricket enthusiasts greatly. In the 10-year history of IPL many records have been broken and now it’s time to challenge your IPL knowledge in this really tough Quiz.

  • IPL 2018: This is how IPL got its previous 10 champions

    Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 7, 2018, and all the preparations are in full swing. The teams have begun their practice and who will emerge victorious would be difficult to guess at this point. So, let’s recap our memories and look at winners of the past 10 seasons.

  • Shane Warne wants more heads to roll after South Africa tour shambles

    Sydney: Spin king Shane Warne has called for more heads to roll over Australia’s embarrassing tour of South Africa, saying the game’s top brass must also be held accountable. The drama-filled four-Test tour was won by the Proteas 3-1 with a crushing 492-run win in the final match in Johannesburg on Tuesday, handing them their first series victory at home against Australia since 1969/70.

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Latham, Raval in safe start as New Zealand chase 382

    Christchurch: Tom Latham and Jeet Raval edged New Zealand to 42 without loss at the start of a formidable run chase when bad light brought an early end to the penultimate day of the second Test on Monday. Latham was not out 25 with Raval on 17 and New Zealand requiring a further 340 to reach their 382-run target. If successful, it would be the seventh-highest winning run chase in Test history.

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Latham leads steady NZ start chasing 382

    Christchurch: New Zealand made a steady start to be 34 without loss at tea on day four, chasing 382 to win the second Test against England in Christchurch on Monday. Tom Latham was not out 21 and Jeet Raval, who suffered a painful blow to the ribs from Stuart Broad, was on 13. The New Zealand innings began with a minimum of 137 overs to reach the target at an average of

  • IPL 2018: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL with stress fracture

     New Delhi: Australia’s injury-prone fast bowler Mitchell Starc was today ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League due to a stress fracture in his right leg, dealing a blow to his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders’ prospects. The pacer was also ruled out of the fourth and final Test against South Africa, which started in Johannesburg today.

  • Jason Mohammed to lead Windies in Pakistan T20Is

    Barbados: All-rounder Jason Mohammed will lead the notably weakened 13-man West Indies national side in the three-match T20I series against Pakistan, beginning April 1 at the Karachi’s National Stadium.

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Boult, Southee strike, England two down in first session

     Christchurch: Tim Southee and Trent Boult engineered another England meltdown today to have the tourists 150 for five at tea on day one of the second Test here. Jonny Bairstow was not out 30 with Ben Stokes, continuing the cautiousness shown on the final day of the first Test, not out 25. After New Zealand’s strike pair had early success to have England at 38 for two, Joe Root and Mark Stoneman