Indian paceman Sreesanth held for spot-fixing

Demonstrators protest against Indian cricketers Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila over their alleged involvement in match fixing, in Bangalore on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Indian cricket authorities on Thursday suspended three players, including Test paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, after they were arrested for alleged spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 7:51pm

Sport Digest, February 14, 2013

Trainer Robert Smerdon has been fined A$10,000 (HK79,600 for his involvement in the Australian illegal betting scandal of jockey Damien Oliver, Racing Victoria said yesterday. 

14 Feb 2013 - 3:04am

Hong Kong women's cricket team beats odds to qualify for Asian Games

Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong, despite missing four or five of their best players, finished fourth at the Asian Cricket Council Women's Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last week to secure a place at the Asian Games, which will feature cricket for only the second time.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:54am

Short Sport, January 29, 2013

Sri Lanka prevailed in a rain-hit thriller to clinch the second and final Twenty20 cricket international against Australia in Melbourne yesterday and seal the series 2-0. 

29 Jan 2013 - 5:58am

Short Sport, January 12, 2013

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf

Lane to run his 33rd China Coast Marathon

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

Pakistan anger at Bangladesh axing cricket tour

Gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus in Lahore, killing at least eight people and wounding six team members. Photo: AFP

Pakistan yesterday criticised Bangladesh's decision to abandon a planned cricket tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league.

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Heightened security for India-Pakistan cricket match

Mohammed Bashir, a Pakistani cricket fan, holds up the national flags of India and Pakistan in Bangalore. Photo: AFP

Police were out in full force in Bangalore on Tuesday as part of a massive security operation ahead of Pakistan’s first cricket tour of India for five years.

The tour, the first by Pakistan since 2007, begins with a Twenty20 international which will be played under lights at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy stadium later on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Sport, December 23, 2012

Nicol David

Bangladesh confirm tour to Pakistan

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

New Zealand out to prove their worth against strong South Africa

The New Zealand Black Caps will be underdogs on their cricket tour of South Africa, with the first Twenty20 international against South Africa scheduled for Durban today.

20 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Bangladesh may be first to tour Pakistan since Lahore bus attack

Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan early next year and become the first team to play international cricket there since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus, officials said yesterday.

18 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Short Sport, October 30, 2012

Federer withdraws from Paris Masters

30 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

ICC chief eyes Olympics to spread game globally

Alan Isaac, the world's leading cricket official, said the game's inclusion at the Olympics would boost the development of the sport in China but said no decision had yet been made by the International Cricket Council on whether to push for the inclusion of Twenty20 as a medal sport at the 2024 Summer Games.

28 Oct 2012 - 1:55am

Two Hong Kong women cricketers banned for pulling out of Asia Cup squad

Neisha Pratt

Two leading Hong Kong women cricketers have been banned for a year after their "crazy" decision to withdraw from the squad competing at this week's Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup in Guangzhou

24 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

Rise of Twenty20 cricket increases potential for match-fixing, ICC says

As the Twenty20 domestic champions battle it out for supremacy in South Africa, alarm bells are ringing that the proliferation of such tournaments has "considerably increased the risk" of match-fixing.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

Short Sport, October 16, 2012

Jonas Blixt celebrates his first win on the PGA Tour. Photo: AP

Singh smashes 208 on return in Hyderabad

16 Oct 2012 - 5:11am