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India-Australia Test series earns highest TV rating in 4 years: ESPN

The television broadcast of the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series has garnered highest average rating for a Test series played by India in the past four years. ESPN STAR Sports’ commitment for enhanced viewer engagement with the introduction of Hindi commentary simulcast found favour with cricket fans as it contributed 40 per cent of the overall ratings at an impressive average ... Read More »

IPL 6 auction: Ponting Clarke to go under hammer

Chennai: It’s auction time again as 101 names who will go under the hammer in the Indian Premier League players’ auction to be held here on Sunday. Australian No. 3 batsmen Ricky Ponting, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket last year, has attracted the highest base price of US 400,000 dollars on the auction list of 101 ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma most god-gifted talent around: M S Dhoni

“I am glad he (Rohit) scored runs because he is one of the most god-gifted talent that is around. Of course an innings like this was very much needed for him. It will give him a lot of confidence and also time at the top level. Personally I am very happy for him,” Dhoni said at the post-match press conference. ... Read More »

South Africa dismissed for 388 before tea

Australia dismissed South Africa for 388 on the third day of the second test on Saturday, after an injured Jacques Kallis combined with Faf Du Plessis to guide the visitors past the follow-on. The injured Kallis and debutant du Plessis resumed with South Africa on 273-7 after lunch, and added a quickfire 70 runs before Australia captain Michael Clarke struck ... Read More »

England’s Finn unlikely to be fit for first Test

Finn, 23, limped off the field on the opening day of England’s first warm-up match with a right thigh strain while vice-captain Broad suffered a bruised left heel during the second practice game. Broad, however, bowled at full steam on Tuesday and is expected to open the bowling with James Anderson when the first of four Tests begins at the ... Read More »

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna claim first ATP Tour Masters 1000 title in Paris

India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna clinched their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title together as they battled past Pakistan’s Aisam- Ul- Haq Qureshi and Netherlands’ Jean- Julien Rojer 7-6(6), 6-3 in Paris on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Indian pair had to stave off a tough challenge against the seventh seeds, before winning in 85 minutes. Bhupathi, 38, has now ... Read More »

Video: Yuvraj Singh is ready for Test cricket, says John Wright

John Wright, who was in Kolkata to announce the John Wright Scholarships at Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand, of which he is the brand ambassador, said he will try meeting Sourav Ganguly. Wright said Yuvraj is fit for Test matches now, following the latter’s good form in domestic Talking about retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, the Kiwi said the cricketing ... Read More »