Free Press Journal
  • Afghanistan not to play India in Tests as per Future Tours Programme

    Kolkata: Afghanistan is set to make its Test debut against India in June this year, but after the historic one-off match the two teams will not face each other in the longer format as per the new proposed Future Tours Programme (FTP) set for 2019-2022. Having earned its Test status alongside Ireland in June last year, Afghanistan is set to take on India in its historic debut in Bengaluru from June 14. Even

  • Hopeful of more India-Bangladesh cricket series in new FTP: BCB

    Kolkata: There are chances that India might host Bangladesh more in future with the isuue of a greater number of bilateral series between the two set to be discussed when Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 is confirmed here during the on-going five-day International Cricket Council (ICC) meet.

  • ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier kicks off in Kuwait

    Dubai: The journey to the men’s ICC World T20 2020 continues in Kuwait and Nigeria this week as all 12 regional qualification groups are confirmed, with 62 teams in action aiming to qualify for the main event.

  • ICC forms dispute panel on PCB’s compensation claims against BCCI

    New Delhi : The ICC has constituted a three-member dispute resolution committee to look into Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) USD 60 million compensation claim against the BCCI for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which required the two countries to play five bilateral series in an eight year cycle between 2015-2023.

  • Steve Smith, Bancroft won’t challenge one-year ban

    Melbourne : Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft will not challenge the bans imposed on them for their role in the ball-tampering scandal as the disgraced former Australia skipper sought to justify the punishment, saying it was meant to send out a “strong message”.

  • ICC Test ranking: Virat Kohli, Pujara remain steady, Markram climbs to No. 9

    Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara held on to their second and seventh position respectively in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released today. The 29-year-old Kohli had a total of 912 points, 17 points behind Australia’s Steve Smith, who is comfortably placed at the top of the Test player ranking. Pujara, on the other hand, had 810 points.

  • Stricter code of conduct for players on cards, hints Richardson

    New Delhi : The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to revisit its players’ ‘Code of Conduct’ and amendments are on the cards for specific serious offences like ball tampering and sledging, the apex body’s Chief Executive David Richardson said on Thursday.

  • UltraTech gets CCI nod to buy Binani Cement

    New Delhi :  The Competition Commission has cleared UltraTech Cement’s bid to acquire Binani Cement, pursuant to the insolvency proceedings.

  • 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.

  • I need to remain calm, says skipper Shakib

    Colombo : Captain Shakib Al Hasan has vowed to keep his emotions under control after heated altercations and ugly scenes marred Bangladesh’s dramatic win over Sri Lanka in a must-win game of the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series here.

  • Nidahas Trophy, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul fined for breaching ICC code of conduct

    Colombo: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was today fined 25 percent of his match fees and handed a demerit point for “remonstrating” umpires’ decision during their Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka, here on Friday. Reserve player Nurul Hasan was also fined 25 percent of his match fees and given one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in a separate incident.

  • South Africa vs Australia: Kagiso Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

    Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against his two match Test ban will be heard on Monday, the International Cricket Council announced today. A senior New Zealand lawyer, Michael Heron QC, has been appointed the Judicial Commissioner and will conduct the hearing by teleconference.

  • Nidahas Trophy: Why is India playing this meaningless and contextless series?

    International cricket is currently going through a delicate phase, where its existence has been questioned by mushrooming of T20 leagues around the world. Many top players from different parts of the world are giving up Test cricket and are only focussing on shorter format of the game and increasingly becoming freelance cricketers.