Free Press Journal
  • England recalls Buttler for first Test against Pakistan

    London : England selectors on Tuesday gave a surprise recall to explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to the Test squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lords, starting on May 24.

  • New Zealand boxer David Nyika’s Commonwealth gold medal stolen

    Wellington: New Zealand boxer David Nyika appealed today for the return of the heavyweight gold medal he won at last month’s Commonwealth Games after it was stolen from his car in Auckland.  Nyika said he was taking the medal to show a young fan at a school in the city when he realised thieves had snatched it from his vehicle.

  • ‘Kane is an all-round good player’

    Mumbai : Heaping praise on Kane Williamson and including him in his list of top five current batsmen in the world, New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson described that country’s captain as having the skills to adapt to any format of the game.

  • Kane Williamson is an all-round good player, says NZ coach Mike Hesson

    Mumbai: Heaping praise on Kane Williamson and including him in his list of top five current batsmen in the world, New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson described that country’s captain as having the skills to adapt to any format of the game. The stylish Williamson is leading Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the current Indian Premier League (IPL) season, and has been inspirational with the bat as well as a captain. “Any

  • Luke, McClenaghan complete World XI

    Dubai : The New Zealand pair of Luke Ronchi and Mitchell McClenaghan have completed the ICC World XI line-up for the fund-raising Twenty20 International match against the West Indies at the Lord’s on May 31.

  • India increase lead at top of ICC Test rankings

    Dubai :  India continued to sit at the top of the latest ICC Test Team Rankings, ahead of South Africa and Australia. Not only that, with the results from 2014-15 being removed from the equation and those from 2015-16 and 2016-17 being weighted at 50 per cent, India have actually stretched their lead over South Africa from four to 13 points.

  • RCB, Rajasthan Royals face-off in Chinnaswamy

    Bengaluru : A keen contest is on the cards as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals cross swords in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here.

  • Bungling India hit out of gold race by Black Sticks

    Gold Coast : A profligate Indian men’s hockey team squandered eight of the nine penalty corners to suffer a 2-3 defeat at hands of lower-ranked New Zealand in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games.

  • Indian men stun England, top Pool B

    Gold Coast : The Indian men’s hockey team scored two goals in the final three minutes to overcome England 4-3 in a thrilling match to top Pool B and enter the semi-finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

  • Poisoned spy, daughter to get new identities

    London : The former Russian double agent and his daughter, who are recovering in a UK hospital from a deadly nerve agent poisoning, will be offered new identities and repatriated to the US with the help of the CIA, a media report has claimed.

  • World record beacons Paes in Davis Cup tie vs China 

    Tianjin (China) : Veteran Leander Paes will make yet another attempt to create the Davis Cup record for the most doubles win as India clash with China in their den in “brutal” cold conditions for a place in the World Group Play-offs, starting here on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Watling, de Grandhomme spearhead Kiwi fight-back  

    Christchurch : BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme hauled New Zealand back into the second Test on Saturday to trail England by 115 runs with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two in Christchurch.

  • Root praises Kiwis cricket culture

    Christchurch : New Zealand’s cricket ethos drew praise today from England captain Joe Root as he weighed up the difference between playing the Blacks Caps and Australia over the past four months.

  • Kane replaces Warner as Sunrisers captain

    New Delhi : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has replaced the disgraced David Warner as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, a day after the Australian was barred from the IPL for his role in the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa.

  • Saina wants best-ever finish for India

    New Delhi : Memories of a path-breaking 2010 CWG gold are still fresh in her mind as Saina Nehwal embarks on a quest to regain the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next month.

  • Expulsions: Russia vows harsh response

    Moscow : Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday said that Moscow will respond “harshly” to the decision by Washington and a number of Western countries to expel Russian diplomats over an alleged nerve agent attack on a former spy living in the UK.

  • Wagner bounces NZ to victory

    Auckland : New Zealand pulled off a dramatic win by an innings and 49 runs over England in Auckland on Monday, wrapping up the rain-affected first Test with 18.5 overs to spare. It is only the 10th time New Zealand have beaten England in the 102-Test history between the two countries.