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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch after run spree

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday penalised the "below average" pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week's Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six…

ICC rates Ashes Melbourne pitch as ‘poor’

MELBOURNE: The Melbourne pitch for the fourth Ashes Test match has been rated "poor" by the International Cricket Council (ICC), reportedly the first for an Australian ground, just days after players also criticised the conditions. The…

Car invasion halts cricket match in India

NEW DELHI: A man drove his car onto the pitch during an Indian championship cricket game on Friday, forcing the interruption of the match after claiming he had lost his way. Indian stars including Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma had to…

Italian player gets five-game ban for urinating on pitch

NAPPLES, Italy: An Italian footballer who was banned for five matches for urinating towards rival fans will appeal the decision, his club said on Thursday. Giovanni Liberti, a 21-year-old midfielder who plays for Serie D side FC Turris,…

India can win on any pitch, says Kohli

MOHALI: Skipper Virat Kohli Tuesday said India can win on all kinds of pitches against any side after the hosts hammered England in the third Test to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead. India, who are often criticised for preparing rank…

Dog invasion sparks chaos at IPL match

NEW DELHI: A pitch invasion by a dog caused chaos at an Indian Premier League game between Pune and Delhi, sending bemused players scurrying around the pitch to try to shoo it away.