Free Press Journal
  • Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi tops in ICC T20I rankings, Virat Kohli third

    Dubai: New Zealand‘s Colin Munro and Ish Sodhi have started the year with a bang after vaulting to the top of the ICC T20I Player Rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively, following stellar performances in the series against the West Indies, which recently concluded at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday.

  • Former Delhi cricketer Sobers Joban stung in fixing tape

    Former Delhi cricketer Sobers Joban on Thursday was caught in a sting video released by The Sun newspaper. Joban was being shown in a purported undercover video released by The Sun tabloid offering to sell details of “fixed” sessions of the third Ashes Test currently being played at Perth.

  • 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.

  • Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test rankings

    Dubai : Riding on his career-best 243 in the third Test against Sri Lanka, India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday jumped three places to grab the second position among batsmen in the ICC Test rankings.

  • 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.

  • Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal retires from cricket, criticises ICC

    Karachi: Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal has brought the curtains down on his cricket career with a”heavy heart”, criticising the ICC’s protocol to assess bowling actions on his way out. After a successful but controversial career, off-spinner Ajmal finished with 178 wickets in 35 Tests, the last of which was at Galle in Sri Lanka in 2014, where his bowling action was reported for a second time. His action was first reported

  • ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli climbs to fifth spot

    Dubai: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has climbed up to the fifth spot in the latest ICC Test rankings, after scoring a superb unbeaten century during a recently-concluded drawn opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens.

  • It’s up to WADA to dope-test Indian cricketers: Rathore

    New Delhi  : Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said BCCI could have ensured dope testing of the Indian cricketers by NADA but put the onus on WADA to make the Indian Board compliant of its Code.

  • On This Day in 1989: God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar makes his Test debut for India, watch video

    November 15, 1989. Sachin Tendulkar, the man whose bat ruled the game over the next 22 years, set foot on a Test ground for the first time. Sachin made his Test debut in Karachi against Pakistan. Sachin was 16-year-old boy when he walked in to bat in Karachi to replace Manoj Prabhakar. However, he didn’t make much of an impact in that match and instead it was Pakistan’s debutant

  • ICC does not have power to pursue BCCI: Wasim Akram

    Karachi: Former Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram has reflected that International Cricket Council (ICC) is powerless in front of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as it cannot foster a deal between the latter and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a bilateral series. “I don’t think ICC has the power to pursue BCCI, but again I have always said people to people contact is necessary. Politics and sport should be separate,”