- Smriti Mandhana's ton went in vain as Australia rode on half-centuries by Nicole Bolton (77) and skipper Meg Lanning (61) to register a comfortable six-wicket win over India in the second ODI and seal the three-match series 2-0 in Hobart.- Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels including injury-prone pacer Mohammed Shami in India's Tewnty20 World Cup squad is a bit of a risk but the team announced by the Board's selection committee, on Friday, has "terrific balance".- Young all-rounder Pawan Negi was the surprise inclusion in India's squad for the World Twenty20 and Asia Cup even as the selectors reposed faith in old warhorses Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh for the two tournaments.- After a cracking century, left-handed opener Akhil Herwadkar spun web around Jharkhand batsmen with his off-breaks as heavyweights Mumbai took a step closer towards qualifying for the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy on Thursday.- Wickets fell like a deck of cards as 16 batsmen perishing on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final between Assam and Punbal, in Valsad, on Thursday.
Starting the day on 223 for eight, overnight batsman Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad (121) added 71 runs to his overnight score and hit the bulk of the runs to take Assam to a respectable score of 323.
However, team director Ravi Shastri does not remember those demoralizing defeats.
- Mumbai Cricket Association, headed by former BCCI President Sharad Pawar, would file an intervention application before the Supreme Court to highlight the difficulties in implementing Justice R M (retired) Lodha Committee's recommendations to restructure the Board.- James Pattinson grabbed three wickets to brighten Australia's prospects of a comprehensive victory in the second Test against New Zealand with the hosts reeling at 121 for four by the end of the third day on Monday.- Kane Williamson was looming as the difference between a comfortable Australian win in the second Test against New Zealand and a match situation that could tip the scales either way, according to both sides.- Both Australia and New Zealand played down any significance of the umpires warning the visitors for throwing the ball to wicketkeeper Peter Nevill on the bounce in order to aid its deterioration during the third day of the second Test on Monday.- Openers AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla broke the backs of English bowlers, blasting a 125-run opening stand to beat England by 9 wickets in the 2nd T20 International at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.- Exasperated by the never-ending speculation around his retirement, India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said being questioned about it at every platform will not change his plan to continue playing for a "considerable period" of time.- West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has expressed his willingness to play the second season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the country, but said he is too scared to travel to Pakistan amidst safety and security concerns.- West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon Mc Cullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high.- Their understanding of each other's game improving with every match, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that he and Rohit Sharma would look to not just emulate, but surpass the success of the legendary opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly.- Mumbai's bid to clinch their 41st Ranji Trophy crown, and the first after two seasons, got a significant boost with the availability of fit-again pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for the final against Saurashtra in Pune.- Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform.- Australia captain Steve Smith shook off a sickening blow to the back of his head and notched up his 14th test century, earning the praise of his team mates and New Zealand opponents at the end of the second day of the second test on Sunday.- On a day when Brendon Mc Cullum broke the record for the fastest Test hundred, Suresh Raina said he couldn't be happier to have the Kiwi swashbuckler in his IPL team Gujarat Lions even though he wants an Indian to breach the milestone.- Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president and top DDCA official CK Khanna has been kept out of the two primary committees that will look into the organisation of the International Cricket Council World T20 matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.- James Pattinson has the full support of the Australian team in his battle against over-stepping and they expect him to come out and "blow the game apart" in New Zealand's second innings, according to off-spinner Nathan Lyon.- New Zealand captain Brendon Mc Cullum broke the world record for the fastest Test century held jointly by his idol Viv Richards on Saturday without ever being aware he was about to make cricket history.- Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has rated Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time best batsman after Sir Donald Bradman, saying the maestro truly deserves to be called "great" at a time when the word is "bandied" about often.- New Zealand captain Brendon Mc Cullum set a new record for the fastest Test century after lunch on the first day of the second Test against Australia on Saturday when he clouted exactly 100 runs in 54 balls.- Well aware that he would not pick up the willow again, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar had discussed his last dismissal with his elder brother Ajit even after his farewell Test against the West Indies in November 2013.
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to give a day's extension to the beleaguered Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), whose officials are set to meet LG Najeeb Jung and urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu regarding the requisite permissions for T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on February 12.- A Pakistani man has been arrested for hoisting the flag of arch rival India on his roof, an act police described as "anti-state" but which the accused says was a tribute to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, officials said on Wednesday.- A formidable India U-19 team coached by the legendary Rahul Dravid start as overwhelming favourites against minnows Ireland in their opening Group D league match of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Mirpur on Thursday.- Television network Channel Nine's use of on-field mike chat has come under fire following Australian batsman Steve Smith's dismissal just after a live conversation with commentators in the first cricket Twenty20 International against India.- Kedar Jadhav's stroke-filled 91 was the cornerstone of a collective batting performance by India A as they comfortably beat Vijay Hazare Trophy champions Gujarat by six wickets to enter the final of the Deodhar Trophy one day cricket tournament on Wednesday in Kanpur.- Holding the team's batting failure responsible for the 37-run defeat to India in the first Twenty20 International, Australian batsman David Warner on Wednesday said the hosts need to bat smartly against the Indian spinners and take full advantage of the big stadiums Down Under.- A trio of match winners in Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Ben Stokes offer England a bright future in Test cricket but unfortunately for Alastair Cook, there seems to be no end in sight in his long search for a worthy opening partner.- For the first time in a decade, South Africa have been forced to acknowledge they are on the decline following back-to-back series losses to India and England that have knocked them off the top of the Test rankings.- Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has described Shivnarine Chanderpaul as 'one of the giants of the Caribbean cricket' and expressed that the recently retired batsman should have been given a 'proper send-off' in international cricket.- The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to move court to get requisite compliance certificates which are mandatory for hosting the T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on February 12.- India registered a resounding victory in the T20 series-opener against Australia, and following their clinical performance Sunil Gavaskar feels the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side will start as favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20 at home.- Debutant Hardik Pandya stellar performance in Tuesday's T20 International against Australia caught the attention of India supporters, and India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the youngster can lend the side some much-needed stability if he performs consistently.- Chirag Gandhi's brilliant unbeaten century went in vain as Gujarat went down to India 'B' by seven runs in a thrilling last-over finish, in the Deodhar Trophy One-Day tournament in Kanpur, on Tuesday.- Virat Kohli's elegant unbeaten 90 and some wily bowling by their spinners saw India secure a comprehensive 37-run victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India could suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs 1600 crore if the Justice Lodha panel's recommendations on curtailing advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented.- The far-reaching effect on the implementation of the Lodha Committee's recommendations calling for sweeping reforms in the BCCI's structure and the subsequent scathing observation on the matter by the Supreme Court which has shaken the Board members, is set to dominate the Special General Meeting.- Tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir was named in Pakistan's squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup even as seasoned opener Ahmed Shehzad and veteran bowler Umar Gul were shown the door.- BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said "no country should feel insecure" about playing in India amid reports that Pakistan has proposed to play its matches in the upcoming World T20 at a neutral venue citing security concerns.