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Murray stunned by Canada’s Pospisil at Indian Wells

Murray stunned by Canada’s Pospisil at Indian Wells

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INDIAN WELLS: was stunned in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open by a man ranked 128 places below him, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil. It was, without a doubt, the biggest singles victory of his career for Pospisil, who spun around and flung away his…

Daryn Smit joins Derbyshire on Kolpak deal

Daryn Smit joins Derbyshire on Kolpak deal

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Derbyshire signed South African all-rounder Daryn Smit on a Kolpak deal until the end of the 2018 season. Smit is the eighth Kolpak signing across the county game this winter as Britain’s exit from the European Union and a favourable exchange rate has prompted players to make their move now.…

Every individual has stood up, captain has led from the front: Kumble

Every individual has stood up, captain has led from the front: Kumble

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Two days before the start of the second India-Australia Test in Bangalore, Anil Kumble had walked in a displeased, if not angry, man. India had just been walloped by 333 runs in Pune, their first home defeat since 2012, on a pitch where everyone expected the home team to roll…

Misbah, Ajmal pleased with PSL’s blemish-free foray into Pakistan

Misbah, Ajmal pleased with PSL’s blemish-free foray into Pakistan

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This week saw the successful completion of the second addition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the first franchise T20 tournament organised by an Associate member of the ICC. The quality of international talent on show was hugely impressive, and amongst those that played were Pakistan’s Test captain  and spinner…

Johnson backs change to ball movement rule

Johnson backs change to ball movement rule

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MEXICO CITY: World number one Dustin Johnson, who shook off a baffling rules controversy to claim a breakthrough major title at the 2016 US Open, welcomed proposals to simplify and speed up the game. Golf’s global governing bodies, the Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association (USGA), unveiled…

Djokovic has lost his edge, says former mentor Pilic

Djokovic has lost his edge, says former mentor Pilic

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BELGRADE: Novak Djokovic has lost the tenacity which enabled him to rule men’s tennis for a number of years, former mentor Niki Pilic said. “Djokovic reached the Mount Everest of tennis last year after winning the French Open,” Pilic, who guided the Serb as a junior at his Munich academy.…

Morkel gets nod ahead of Olivier for Dunedin Test

Morkel gets nod ahead of Olivier for Dunedin Test

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Faf du Plessis, confirmed that will return to the playing XI in the first Test against New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin. Morkel has been out of the side due to a career-threatening back injury since June last year. Morkel will be the third pacer in the XI…

Ashwin spins India to series-levelling win

Ashwin spins India to series-levelling win

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Kapil Dev is not amused in the Press Box. An Aussie commentator on air defends Steve Smith. Virat Kohli is livid with the Australians for what he deemed unethical cricket. The umpires had to intervene, send the batsman on his way and calm the Indians. At one point on day…

Jayawardene replaces Ponting as Mumbai Indians head coach

Jayawardene replaces Ponting as Mumbai Indians head coach

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MUMBAI: Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has replaced Ricky Ponting as the head coach of Mumbai Indians for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Jayawardene’s appointment has come in the wake of Ponting’s contract coming to a close. The former Australia captain was Mumbai Indians chief coach for the…

Kevin Pietersen pulls out of IPL-10 owing to excess cricket

Kevin Pietersen pulls out of IPL-10 owing to excess cricket

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LONDON: Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen pulled out of the Indian Premier League, announcing that he has withdrawn himself from the players’ auction owing to his hectic schedule of the past few months. “FYI – I won’t be going into the IPL auction. My winter has been too busy with…

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