Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif refused entry at Dubai Airport

    Karachi: Tainted Pakistan pacer Muhammad Asif suffered humiliation at the Dubai International Airport where he was refused entry by immigration officials for not having complete documents. Asif confirmed he had to take a return flight home from Dubai. “I didn’t have a particular letter from their ministry of foreign affairs which I apparently required to enter Dubai,” Asif said.

  • Australian women vs England women T20I: Australia thrash England by 8 wickets

    Mumbai: Australia women dished out a clinical performance to notch up a comprehensive eight-wicket win over England women in an inconsequential T20 game of the tri-series here today. The dead rubber turned out to be a one-sided affair with the Southern Starts chasing down a meagre 97-run target in 11.3 overs to avenge their previous game eight-wicket loss to England. Earlier, Kimmince (3-20) was the pick of the Australian bowlers and she was

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wax figure to grace Madame Tussauds

    New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wax figure will be the latest addition at the Madame Tussauds Delhi as he is set to join other sports icons there. Kohli’s wax figure will join other sports heroes including Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Lionel Messi. Kohli’s journey has been phenomenal, from his first-class debut in 2006 to captaining the Indian cricket team, winning the Under-19 World Cup on route.

  • Hard to reclaim reputations but can reclaim values: Michael Hussey

    New Delhi: It will be difficult for Australia’s besmirched cricketers to reclaim their reputations when the dust settles on the ball-tampering scandal but the episode is nonetheless a chance for the team to reclaim some of its lost principles and values, feels former batsman Michael Hussey.

  • Ball-tampering row: David Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain

    New Delhi: Australian batsman David Warner today stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad owing to the ball-tampering scandal that has tainted his reputation and shaken international cricket to the core. “In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly,” Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO K Shanmugam said in a tweet posted by the team’s official handle.

  • England vs New Zealand: Todd Astle out of second Test due to injury

    Wellington: New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle will miss the second Test against England due to a side strain, team officials said today, with Ish Sodhi called in as a like-for-like replacement. Astle took three for 39 in the first Test and coach Mike Hesson said the timing of the injury was unfortunate.

  • Australia Women eye revenge against England

    Mumbai: After losing to England earlier in the series Australia will look to settle scores when they lock horns with their arch-rivals in the women’s Twenty20 tri-series here tomorrow. With hosts India out of the reckoning after losing all three of their matches, tomorrow’s game will serve as a dress rehearsal for the final to be played on Saturday at the Brabourne Stadium.

  • Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir may curtail Tests to prolong international career

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is mulling over the prospect of cutting down on playing a number of Test matches in a bid to extend his international career. Rubbishing rumours that he is thinking of giving up his career in the longest format of the game, the 25-year-old said that he had discussed the matter with Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur about managing his workload.

  • ICC officials to visit Pakistan for Windies T20I series

    Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee and other officials would travel to Karachi to witness the upcoming three-match T20I series between Pakistan and West Indies. After successfully hosting the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) between eventual winners Islamabad United and Peshwar Zalmi, Karachi’s National Stadium will now stage the West Indies’s series against Pakistan.

  • Cricket’s Lost Talents! Murali Kartik: Domestic giant who couldn’t spin his way to success at international level

    What is the difference between domestic cricket and international cricket? The difference is not that much, but that of class and perception. There is an old saying that if you want to progress to international cricket then you have to crack domestic cricket and become a successful performer. Indian team is filled with stories of players doing the hard yards in domestic cricket but struggling in international cricket due to a variety

  • Virat Kohli set to play County cricket for Surrey to prepare for England?

    New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli is all set to play County cricket in his bid to prepare for the upcoming Test series against England in August-September. While it is yet to be ascertained which county Kohli will represent, it could be Surrey in all likelihood. “Virat will be playing for a division one county side for sure. I wouldn’t like to add anything more to it.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Stuart Broad reaches 400 wickets milestone

    Auckland: Stuart Broad became just the second England bowler to reach 400 Test dismissals when he captured the wicket of Tom Latham on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Thursday. In the gathering dusk in the first over after the dinner break, the 31-year-old Nottingham bowler had Latham caught at midwicket by Chris Woakes during the day-night Test    The England players rushed from all

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Embarrassing 58 leaves England red-faced in pink-ball Test

    Auckland: An 80-run stand by Kane Williamson and Tom Latham easily guided New Zealand to a first-innings lead after England crashed to just 58 all out in a dramatic start to the first Test on Thursday. England were left red-faced in the pink-ball Test when they were skittled for their sixth lowest in Test history in just 94 minutes at Auckland’s Eden Park.

  • Indian women vs Australian women T20I: Australia beat India by six wickets

    Mumbai: Australian women’s cricket team comfortably beat India by six wickets in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-series, here today. Batting first, India scored a decent 152 for 5, riding on Smriti Mandhana’s 41-ball-67 but the Southern Stars cruised to the target in 18.1 overs with opener Beth Mooney contributing 45 off 32 balls.

  • Indian women vs Australian women T20I: India score 152/5 against Australia

    Mumbai: Indian women put up a competitive 152 for five against Australia in the opening encounter of the T20 tri-series, here today. Opener Smriti Mandhana continued her good form with a 41-ball-67 studded with 11 boundaries and two sixes while all-rounder Anuja Patil struck 35 off 21 balls.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Trent Boult destroys England for 58 in first innings

    Auckland: A destructive six-wicket haul by Trent Boult left England in tatters during a first innings that lasted just 20.4 overs in the opening session of the first Test in Auckland on Thursday. At 23 for 8, England threatened New Zealand’s most unwanted record of the lowest ever Test score, 26, before they recovered to be all out for 58. At 27 for 9, England’s lowest Test innings of 45 — against

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Ross Taylor passed fit for first Test

    Auckland: New Zealand received a boost today, on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland’s Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play. Taylor, who has a Test average of 48.04, had been battling a groin injury and a stomach bug but captain Kane Williamson said he had completed a full training session without problem.

  • South Africa vs Australia: Kagiso Rabada found not guilty, ban overturned

    In a good news for Kagiso Rabada and South African cricket team, the two-Test ban on Kagiso Rabada was on Tuesday (March 20) overturned by Michael Heron, the judicial commissioner, thereby paving the way for the South African paceman to play in the remaining two matches of the four-Test series against Australia.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: NZ seek All Black magic against England

    Auckland: New Zealand’s cricketers are drawing inspiration from images of Richie McCaw leading the All Blacks to Rugby World Cup glory as they head into their first home day-night Test against England on Thursday. Despite some injury concerns, New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner was focused on performing at the Eden Park fortress where the All Blacks are unbeaten in 40 rugby Tests dating back to 1994.

  • Mumbai Indians IPL

    IPL 2018 Team Preview: Can Mumbai Indians continue their glory run in the eleventh season?

    Eh, Indian Premier League is back and it’s back with a bang. The cash-rich cricketainment league will begin on April 7, 2018, and fans are eagerly waiting for their stars to return and once again mesmerise them. India’s financial capital i.e. Mumbai is always in the news and its franchise Mumbai Indians, owned by billionaire business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, have created a niche for themselves and