Hong Kong team receives major funding boost after WT20
A much needed boost for Hong Kong Cricket.
Sarfraz Ahmed named Pakistan's new T20 captain
The Pakistan Cricket Board has named Sarfraz Ahmed as the new captain of the national T20 team.
Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan Coach
Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis has resigned weeks after his team's embarrassing exit from the WT20 tournament at the group stage.
Shahid Afridi quits as Pakistan T20 Captain
Shahid Afridi yesterday announced he has stepped down as Pakistan's captain in the game's shortest format following his team's early exit from the World Twenty20 tournament.
Waqar Younis apologizes for team's performance
Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis Tuesday begged forgiveness from the nation and said he was prepared to resign after his team was knocked out of the World Twenty20 at the group stage.
Virat Kohli becomes number one in T20I
Virat Kohli, the flamboyant Indian batsman, has reclaimed the top slot in ICC batsmen rankings for T20 Internationals.
Yuvraj Singh ruled out of World T20
Ajinkya Rahane is likely to play in India's semifinal against the West Indies after Yuvraj Singh twisted his ankle in the ICC World T20 match against Australia. Manish Pandey has been confirmed as replacement.
Retirement not on the cards for Steyn - Faf Du Plessis
The 32-year-old speedster will return to the Indian sub-continent in a week's time to turn out for Gujarat Lions.
Shane Watson to retire from International cricket
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announced on Thursday that he will retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament in India.
JP Duminy ruled out with hamstring strain
JP Duminy has been ruled out with a hamstring strain and will miss Friday's game against the West Indies.
PCB to sack T20 skipper and head coach
PCB to sack T20 skipper Shahid Afridi and head coach Waqar Younis after the World T20.
Bangladeshi bowlers banned
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Taskin Ahmed have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
Phangiso cleared to play ICC World T20
Aaron Phangiso's bowling action has been cleared.
Sri Lankan T20 skipper steps down ahead of World Twenty20; New captain appointed
Malinga steps down, Angelo Mathews, who leads Sri Lanka in ODIs and Tests, will now be the team’s captain in all three formats of the game.
Shakib Al Hasan reprimanded for misconduct
Shakib Al Hasan has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the game against Pakistan in the Asia Cup Twenty20 in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Andre Russell facing a possible two year ban
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has missed three doping tests within a 12-month period which could land him a ban for 2 years, according to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission.
Aaron Phangiso suspended for illegal bowling action
Independent tests conducted on Aaron Phangiso’s bowling action have revealed that the left-arm spinner’s bowling action is illegal.
Pakistan make two changes ahead of WT20, Sami and Sharjeel roped in
Due to injuries in the Pakistan Super League, Babar Azam and Rumman Raes have been replaced by Mohammad Sami and Sharjeel Khan.
West Indies name Charles as a replacement to Darren Bravo
Following the withdrawal of Darren Bravo from West Indies' World Twenty20 squad, Johnson Charles has been handed a recall.
Sri Lanka announce squad for Asia Cup T20 and World T20
Sri Lanka have left out Kasun Rajitha who impressed on his recent outing while all the veterans make a comeback into the side.
South Africa rope in Neil Mckenzie as batting coach
Former South Africa middle order batsmen Neil Mckenzie has been appointed as batting coach.
New Zealand appoint Shane Jurgensen as bowling coach
Australian Shane Jurgensen will replace Dimitri Mascarenhas as New Zealand bowling coach.
Huge respite to Windies fans as contract row has been fixed, Darren Bravo lone player to turn down the deal
West Indies have averted the danger of sending a second string team for the WT20 by resolving the contract row.
Ahmed Shehzad dropped, Amir selected by Pakistan for WT20
Pakistan announce their squad for the upcoming WT20 to be held in India.
Australia announce squad for WT20
Nine players that were part of the recent T20 series vs India have not been included.
Yasir Shah banned for 3 months from all forms of cricket
The ICC has announced a 3 month ban on Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah after he pleaded guilty for a failed dope test last year.
ICC World T20 2016, Asia Cup squads announced by BCCI
Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra included, Pawan Negi surprise pick.
Chaminda Vaas to coach Ireland for World T20 in India
Former Sri Lanka bowler Chaminda Vaas is to help Ireland prepare for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India as a consultant bowling coach.
Preliminary squad for Asia cup T20 and World T20 announced by Bangladesh
Bangladesh cricket board announced 27 man preliminary squad for upcoming Asia cup T20 and World T20 tournament.
Shane Watson still keen on representing Australia at T20 World Cup
Watson retired from Test cricket three months ago and still harbours ambitions of playing for Australia in shorter formats.
Official warning from ICC ahead of World Cup opener
Venue for the opening Twenty20 World Cup match has been hit with an official warning from world cricket authorities over the poor state of the pitch.
Manoj Prabhakar joins Afghanistan team as bowling coach
Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar will assist the Afghanistan team as a bowling coach until the T20 World Cup.
Mitchell Starc to miss World T20 after ankle surgery
Injured Australia pacer Starc set to miss World T20 due to issue with bone spurs in his right ankle.
ICC announces schedule of ICC T20 World Cup 2016
58 men’s and women’s matches to be played at eight venues from 8 March to 3 April; Mumbai and New Delhi to stage semi-finals while Kolkata to stage finals.
10 things we learned from the T20 World Cup 2016
Ben speaks of 10 things that T20 World Cup taught us.
While his career had its ups and downs, Shane Watson has remained an excellent person and cricketer.
The superficial theatrics of Shahid Afridi
Boom Boom has bowed out not with a bang, but a whimper.
The T20 World Cup Catharsis
Pakistan has always been a mercurial team, but now the risks outweigh the rewards.
We need more Associate vs Full Member games
The ICC needs to help the game grow, and Associates need games against bigger teams to improve.
Darren Sammy, delight of the press
In an age of formulaic, media manager dictated press relations, the Caribbean skipper is a breath of fresh air.
The Caribbean Phoenix
Boys, men and women have all given a great boost to an international team in tough times.
2 wins and a defeat for Virat Kohli
Regardless of India's performance, Virat Kohli is now in a class of his own.
Proteas' empty cupboard
Another day, another South African failure at a major tournament.
5 things to look forward to in the World T20 final
Let us deep-dive toward exploring who holds the key for either teams in a contest that has a lot at stake : pride, passion and glory.
India's batting lost them the semi final
On a batting paradise like Wankhede, India's below par score doomed them more than the no balls.
Assembling an All-Time T20I XI
Eleven masters of the shortest format make an unstoppable team.
In defense of the ICC's Associate policy
Associate nations need to stop complaining and prove their worth instead.
A tribute to Shane Watson
Not the perfect farewell, but a fitting performance from a selfless player.
Kohli at his best, shining like the OPPO F1
Let's revisit the visual spectacle of the India-Australia thriller in Mohali.
The mighty and magnificent of T20 cricket
The key strengths of easily 2 of the most unpredictable and lanky outfits in T20 cricket, South Africa and West Indies.
Kohli - The master of the stage
Virat Kohli has become a great cricketer through force of will, with no signs of stopping.
Hardik Pandya: The much needed fast bowling all rounder
Hardik Pandya will play an important role in India's performance in the ICC T20 World Cup.
IPL and Ashish Nehra
Nehra has made many comebacks before, but the IPL was a blessing for him.
Embarrassment in Nagpur, Kolkata looming
India lost because they batted abominably against spin. Now the Pakistan fixture is a must-win.
Warm-up worries for volatile Windies
The West Indies are a potent force in T20 cricket, but they have multiple areas of concern.
How strong is your T20 World Cup team on 10?
10 teams, rated out of 10 for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
The Game Changers, 2016
10 players to watch out for in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
Top 10 ICC T20 World Cup Performances
10 teams, rated out of 10 for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
Why South Africa will win the T20 World Cup
At least 9 reasons (and then some) behind why the Proteas are guaranteed to win the 2016 World T20.
T20 cricket - A household carnival!
There is a lot of T20 cricket coming up, and it will be a delight for fans around the world.
A preview of the 2016 World T20
Will a new team win the tournament or will there finally be a two-time winner?
Tests vs T20s
The long and short of cricket showcase the skills of players, some different, some similar.
A new identity for T20 cricket
It's time to acknowledge that T20 is all grown up now.
How do you solve a problem like Steve Smith?
No one knew what to do with Steve Smith. Then he made himself impossible to ignore.
The Tigers roar!
Bangladesh has a renaissance in 2015 and look like they could win in 2016 as well.
Amir the special one
Mohammad Amir was one of three sent to prison for fixing, so where are Asif and Butt?
Can India repeat 2007?
India need to be consistent despite the volatility of the format in the World T20.
Usman Khawaja: The Comeback King
Having made the strongest possible impact on his return, can Khawaja take it further?
England's New Groove
Have England turned a new corner in limited overs cricket?
Wanted: A Succesful West Indies
The Windies' Under 19 triumph is just a spark. More is needed to reignite the Caribbean passion for cricket.
ABCDE: AB Can Do Everything
A look at that spiritual man and godlike cricketer, AB de Villiers.
Batsmen vs bowlers no more
The India-Sri Lanka T20 in Pune was that rare thing: a game that gave bowlers a chance.
A gimmick too many?
Recent spidercam issues bring up the question: how should we deal with intrusive broadcasting?
More responsibility than power
Captaining a team is more complex than it seems. Sometimes.
From flamboyance to despair
A look at the sorry state of Pakistan's limited-overs team, and possible solutions.
In Sport, a hero can fail
Two recent incidents show us the plight of heroes in sports, where storybook endings are not guaranteed.
20/20 vision: A Future Shock
Twenty20 cricket is awful, crass and revitalizing cricket, and the five-day match is on its last legs.
Money minded cricket
The single-minded grubbing for profits at the cost of global inclusion is hurting the game.
Too many tournaments, falling standards and fatigue (player & spectator) is threatening the future of T20 leagues.
Another Indian victory
Both the Indian and Australian women's teams are using this series as practice for the upcoming World T20.
Top 10 probable retirements in 2016
Several illustrious players will likely play their last international game in the coming year.
5 things we will see in 2016
The World T20 winner, the new no. 1 Test nation and other nice and accurate predictions for 2016.
Going the distance
Runs have always come by running, but who has actually run the most?
Would you bet on England?
England can put the trauma of the 2015 World Cup behind them at the World T20.
Afghanistan : Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Gulabadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Shapoor Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mirwais Ashraf (standby player), Najeeb Tarakai (standby player), Rokhan Barakzai (standby player), Yamin Ahmadzai (standby player)
Australia : Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner (Vice-captain), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill (wk), Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa
Bangladesh : Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-captain), Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman (subject to fitness), Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Saqlain Sajib, Shuvagata Hom, Taskin Ahmed (suspended for illegal bowling action), Arafat Sunny (suspended for illegal bowling action), Imrul Kayes (standby player), Kamrul Islam Rabbi (standby player), Muktar Ali (standby player)
England : Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Liam Plunkett (Finn's replacement), Steven Finn (ruled out due to an injury)
Hong Kong : Tanwir Afzal (Captain), Aizaz Khan, Anshy Rath, Jamie Atkinson (wk), Babar Hayat, Ryan Campbell, Christopher Carter (wk), Mark Chapman, Haseeb Amjab, Adil Mehmood, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat (wk), Waqas Khan, Tanveer Ahmed (standby player)
India : MS Dhoni (Captain & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohammad Shami (subject to fitness), Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey (Yuvraj's replacement), Yuvraj Singh (got injured in the match against Australia)
Ireland : William Porterfield (Captain), Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Nial O'Brien (wk), Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young
Netherlands : Peter Borren (Captain), Ahsan Malik, Wesley Barresi (wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar (standby player)
New Zealand : Kane Williamson (Captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliot, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Oman : Sultan Ahmed (Captain & wk), Aamir Kaleem, Adnan Ilyas, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Zeeshan Maqsood, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Aaqib Sulehri (standby player), Mohammad Nadeem (standby player), Arun Poulose (standby player), Yousuf Mahmood (standby player)
Pakistan : Shahid Afridi (Captain), Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK), Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Babar Azam (ruled out due to an injury), Rumman Raees (ruled out due to an injury), Khurram Manzoor (dropped), Iftikhar Ahmed (dropped)
Scotland : Preston Mommsen (Captain), Kyle Coetzer (Vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Mark Watt
South Africa : Faf du Plessis (Captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, David Wiese
Sri Lanka : Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lasith Malinga (subject to recovery from injury), Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, J Vandersay (Malinga's replacement)
West Indies : Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Evin Lewis, Dareen Bravo (pulled out as he wanted to focus on Test cricket), Sunil Narine (pulled out stating "insufficient progress in the rehabilitative work on his bowling action"), Kieron Pollard (pulled out due to "lack of sufficient progress in his rehabilitative work on injury") Lendl Simmons (ruled out due to a back injury)
Zimbabwe : Hamilton Masakadza (Captain), Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tandai Chisoro, Wellington Masakadza, Peter Moor, Tawanda Mupariwa, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikander Raza, Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Graeme Cremer (ruled out due to an injury), Luke Jongwe (ruled out due to an injury), Neville Madziva (ruled out due to an injury)