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  • Match-fixing approach: ICC denies shielding New Zealand captain

    WELLINGTON: The head of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit has described as “absolutely preposterous nonsense” claims it did a deal to shield New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum from punishment for his delay in reporting an alleged match-fixing approach...

    Flanagan told New Zealand's Newstalk ZB that McCullum's “reputation is not sullied in my mind and I made that very clear to Brendon...

  • New Zealand opt to bowl in World Cup match against Bangladesh

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakibal Hasan was set to play his 200th one-day international on Wednesday after New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl in their World Cup match at the Oval...

    Both teams won their opening matches -- Bangladesh beating South Africa and New Zealand routing Sri Lanka — and named unchanged teams...

  • New Zealand coach sees no advantage from abandoned match

    NOTTINGHAM: New Zealand coach Gary Stead said he saw no advantage to his team’s World Cup league stage match against India being abandoned due to rain on Thursday, despite the Indians looking like the team to beat after their opening wins over South Africa and Australia...

    “If you want to go through and play a semi-final or make the final, you’re going to have to play all the teams and you’re going to have beat those teams,” Stead...

  • New Zealand make early treble strike in Australia World Cup match

    New Zealand took the prized wickets of Aaron Finch, David Warner and Steve Smith to leave reigning champions Australia 46-3 in the 12th over of their World Cup match at Lord's on Saturday...

    Australia, who beat New Zealand in the 2015 final, have already qualified for the last four out of the 10-team round-robin phase...

  • New Zealand and England put cricket rivalry to the Test

    New Zealand and England will take their cricketing rivalry into the Test arena on Thursday after finding themselves evenly matched in recent limited-overs thrillers...

    Both the one-day decider and T20 series needed tie-breakers to find a winner and there will be no shortage of mutual respect when the rivals face off again on Thursday in the First Test at Mount Maunganui...

  • Pakistan cricket team to tour New Zealand in January

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final...

    The international action over the New Zealand summer will feature four Tests, 11 one-dayers and five Twenty20 matches...

  • Shadab fined 20pc of match fee for 'pointing finger, inappropriate comment' during T20I match

    Celebrations after sending West Indies batsman Chadwick Walton back to the pavilion on Monday evening have cost young Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan 20 per cent of his match fee...

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday — acting on a complaint by the on-field and the third and fourth umpires — found Shadab guilty of a Level One breach of the ICC Code of Conduct...

  • Vatican cricket, a Catholic vs Muslim match and the Karachi connection

    KARACHI: Bats, wickets, helmets, team bags for all this cricket equipment and a Catholic priest in the middle of it! “I know, I know, you must be wondering why I am not around Bibles or crucifixes instead but this is also good work that I am doing here,” laughed Father R...

    Robert McCulloch, a founding member of the Vatican Cricket Club, who, before being assigned to the Vatican, spent 34 years in Pakistan for missionary and social...

  • PCB names 14-member women's cricket squad for New Zealand series

    An interim selection committee headed by former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali on Tuesday announced the women's team under the captaincy of Bismah Maroof for the series against New Zealand...

    The series will be Pakistan's first since the team's win-less women's World Cup campaign earlier this year, following which Sana Mir was replaced by Maroof as the skipper...

  • New Zealand to keep trialling day-night first-class cricket

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket appear to be pushing ahead with plans to trial day-night first-class matches as they build towards hosting their inaugural pink ball home Test against England in 2018...

    NZC released their 2016/17 domestic fixture list on Tuesday and Wellington Regional Stadium, which has never hosted a first-class match and has been used solely for day-night limited-overs international cricket, is to host one of the...

  • New Zealand Cricket doubles pay for leading women

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will double the pay of its top female players, though the best-paid woman will still earn less than half as much as her lowest-paid male counterpart...

    An agreement between NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association will see New Zealand's top-15 female players offered annual retainers of between $20,000 to $34,000...

  • Rediscovering live cricket commentary on radio

    IT was a great surprise and a greater pleasure to rediscover the live cricket commentary during the recently concluded Pakistan Cup...

    The well-organised tournament staged under the auspices of the PCB in Faisalabad will be remembered for two events — revival of live cricket commentary by Radio Pakistan and the utter disregard of the spirit of cricket and the laws of this great game by Younis Khan, the celebrated Pakistan batsman... ...

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