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England recall fit-again Mark Wood for Champions Trophy
London [U.K], Apr 25 : England pacer Mark Wood has been included in the 15-man ODI squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be held from June 2. Read Full Story

Neil McKenzie expecting third child with wife Kerry McGregor
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 25 : Former South African batsman Neil McKenzie has announced that he and his wife Kerry McGregor are expecting their third child later this year. Read Full Story

IPL 10: Rohit Sharma penalised for showing dissent
Mumbai , Apr 25 : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his side's three-run defeat against the Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Younis draws praise post 10,000 Test runs landmark
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 25 : Former and current Pakistan players have come in unison to praise veteran batsman Younis Khan, who has become the country's first cricketer to complete 10,000 Test runs. Read Full Story

IPL 10: Irfan Pathan replaces injured Bravo in Gujarat Lions squad
Gujarat , Apr 25 : Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been roped in by Gujarat Lions as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Yasir's four-fer leaves Windies reeling on Day 4
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 25 : Yasir Shah scalped a four-wicket haul as West Indies slumped to 93-4 and trailed by 28 runs in the second innings against Pakistan at the end of the fourth day's play of the opening Test at the Sabina Park here last evening. Read Full Story

CSA suspends Tsotsobe on match-fixing charges
New Delhi , April. 24 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday charged former Proteas bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel ( he Code). Read Full Story

Skill India candidates get felicitated by Delhi Daredevils
New Delhi , Apr 24 : Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here in the national capital on Monday. Read Full Story

Dedicate my milestone to entire nation: Younis on 10,000 Test runs
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 24 : Veteran batsman Younis Khan, who became the first Pakistani cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket, has dedicated his milestone to his nation. Read Full Story

Happy B'day Paaji: Kohli wishes 'cricket hero' Tendulkar
New Delhi , Apr 24 : As legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turns 44 today, his apprentice and current skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish his 'cricket hero' a very Happy Birthday. Read Full Story

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams's 1st song to release on cricketer's b'day
New Delhi , Apr 24 : The first song from 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is all set to release today, on the occasion of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's birthday. Read Full Story

Marsh, Siddle, Faulkner left out of Australia central contracts
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 : Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, all-rounder James Faulkner and fast bowler Peter Siddle were among the biggest names to miss out on the Cricket Australia's list of centrally contracted players for the 2017-18 international season. Read Full Story

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistani to score 10000 Test runs
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 24 : Veteran batsman Younis Khan has become the first Pakistani cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket as his team reached reach 201-4 in reply to West Indies' 286-10 on the third day of the rain-affected first Test here at the Sabina Park, Kingston. Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Pakistan reach 201-4 in reply to Windies' 286
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 24 : Gritting half centuries from Babar Azam and veteran Younis Khan helped Pakistan reach 201-4 in reply to West Indies' 286-10 on the third day of the rain-affected first Test here at the Sabina Park, Kingston. Read Full Story

Kiwis recall McClenaghan, Milne and Anderson for Champions Trophy
Wellington [New Zealand], Apr 24 : New Zealand pacers Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne and all-rounder Corey Anderson all have been named in the 15-man squad for the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: KKR hands RCB its worst defeat ever, all out at 49!
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : When Kolkata Knight Riders scored a paltry target of 132 runs at the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, an epic drubbing was expected, but little did everyone know that it was the Royal Challengers Bangalore who would go home with a shocker, as they suffered a humiliating collapse in chasing the target at Eden Gardens. Read Full Story

Ruled out of IPL, Bravo calls it one of his harshest decisions
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 23 : West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Dwayne Bravo ruled out of IPL 2017
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 23 : West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Will retire even if I score century in every innings in Windies: Younis Khan
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 23 : Veteran Pakistan batsman has put an end to all speculations of him extending his career, saying he will retire even if he scores a hundred in every innings of every match against West Indies. Read Full Story

Will soon get back to winning ways, believes Punjab's Axar Patel
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 23 : Kings XI Punjab spinner Axar Patel believes that his team, which is languishing at the sixth spot in the IPL points table, just need to get their combination right to get back on to the winning ways. Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Amir's fifer leaves Windies at 278/9 on rain-hit day
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 23 : Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir claimed a five-wicket haul to leave West Indies at 278/9 on a rain-curtailed second day of the first Test against Pakistan here at the Sabina Park on Saturday. Read Full Story

Shikhar, Rohit should open in Champions Trophy: Laxman
Pune (Maharashtra), Apr 23 : Indian batting legend VVS Laxman has batted for Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma in the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: Raina draws praise post superb knock against KKR
New Delhi , Apr 22 : Indian batsman Suresh Raina, who smashed an 84-run knock to guide Gujarat Lions to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash last evening, has received a flurry of praise from the cricket fraternity including his teammates. Read Full Story

Finisher Dhoni does it again, clinches last-ball win for Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) , Apr 22 : Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a blisstering 34-ball 61 to help Rising Pune Supergiant chase down 177 with a last-ball boundary against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Told Gujarat Lions to 'restart' post KKR defeat: Raina
Kolkata , Apr 22 : After registering a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders last evening, Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina has revealed that he had told his teammates ahead of the match that it was a right time for them to 'restart' and go all guns blazing, with his side were languishing down to eighth place on the Indian Premier League (IPL) table. Read Full Story

Shikhar, Rohit should open for India in Champions Trophy: Laxman
Pune (Maharashtra), Apr 22 : Indian batting legend VVS Laxman has batted for Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma in the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June. Read Full Story

Rashid Khan is a match-winner: VVS Laxman
Pune (Maharashtra) , Apr 22 : Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman has heaped praise on Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, saying the leg-spinner is already a match-winner and an impact player. Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Chase, Dowrich rescue Windies against Pak on Day 1
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 22 : Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich each struck half-centuries as West Indies fought back in the final session to reach 244-7 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan at the Sabina Park here last evening. Read Full Story

Afridi thanks Kohli and Co. for 'wonderful' farewell gift
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 21 : Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has acknowledged Virat Kohli and the entire Indian team for the heartwarming farewell gift they sent to him. Read Full Story

Shahzaib Hasan charged with breach of PCB's Anti-Corruption Code
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 21 : Suspended batsman Shahzaib Hasan has been charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal for breaching its code during the concluded second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

Parthiv and I complement each other: Buttler
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Apr 21 : Mumbai Indians batsman Jos Buttler, who shared a crucial 81-run opening stand in just 5.1 overs with Parthiv Patel(37 of 18 balls) in Thursday's IPL encounter against Kings XI Punjab, said they both complement each other as they both play their natural games. Read Full Story

Groin injury forces Hasan Ali out of first Windies Test
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 21 : In a major blow to Pakistan, paceman Hasan Ali has been ruled out of the first Test of the three-match series against West Indies due to injury. Read Full Story

De Villiers, Amla among marquee Proteas players for new T20 league
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 21 : ODI skipper AB de Villiers and veteran batsman Hashim Amla are among the eight marquee South Africa players, who will be representing the various franchises in the first two editions of the new T20 Global Destination League which gets underway later this year. Read Full Story

Continuous axing from Oz squad leaves Khawaja frustrated
Melbourne [Australia], Apr 21 : Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja, who has failed to find a place in Australia's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy, has expressed his frustration at his continuous axing from the team. Read Full Story

India to face NZ, Sri Lanka in ICC Women's WC practice matches
Dubai [UAE], Apr 21 : India will begin their 2017 ICC Women's World Cup campaign with a practice match against New Zealand in Derbyshire on June 19. Read Full Story

Former Ranji cricketer Tushar Arothe appointed India women coach
Mumbai , Apr 21 : Former Ranji cricketer Tushar Arothe has been appointed as the coach of the Indian women's cricket team, two months ahead of the 2017 Women's World Cup in England and Wales. Read Full Story

It's challenging to select a best IPL playing XI: Ponting
Melbourne [Australia], Apr 21 : Former Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting believes it can be a daunting task when it comes to selection of a best Indian Premier League (IPL) team. Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Hold the momentum once achieved, Holder tells teammates
Kingston [West Indies], Apr 21 : West Indies skipper Jason Holder has called on his teammates to carry on with the momentum which they gained against Pakistan in the final Test of their previous Test series in UAE, into the opening Test of the return three-Test series beginning at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Read Full Story

IPL 10: RCB rope in Harpreet Singh as replacement for injured Sarfaraz Khan
Bengaluru , Apr 20 : Harpreet Singh Bhatia, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, has been signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for injured Sarfaraz Khan for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Read Full Story

Pakistan Cup 'a real opportunity' to impress selectors, believes Anwar Ali
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 20 : All-rounder Anwar Ali believes the ongoing Pakistan Cup is a 'real opportunity' for players like him to impress the national selectors ahead of the Champions Trophy, which is slated to be held in England and Wales in June. Read Full Story

Lankan legend Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 20 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from the nation to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame during the 2017 Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England and Wales in June. Read Full Story

Lord Vishnu cover row: SC quashes criminal complaint filed against Dhoni
New Delhi , Apr 20 : The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the criminal complaint filed against former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly depicting himself as Hindu deity 'Lord Vishnu' in a magazine cover. Read Full Story

Australia's Rene Farrell bids adieu to ODIs
Sydney [Australia], Apr 20 : Australian women fast bowler Rene Farrell, who made her international debut in 2007, has announced her retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Read Full Story

Tim Southee signs on with Middlesex for T20 Blast
Wellington [New Zealand], Apr 20 : New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has signed for Middlesex for this year's English T20 league, linking up with two of his former New Zealand captains at the London-based county side. Read Full Story

Keshav Maharaj breaks into Proteas squad for Champions Trophy
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 19 : South Africa left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has received a maiden ODI call-up in the 15-member squad for the ICC Champions Trophy. Read Full Story

Pleasure to open with you, Gayle tells 'legend' Kohli
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 19 : If there is one opening pair in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which can send jitters to the opposition, it is, without any doubt, the combine of two greats of the modern era--Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Read Full Story

'Injured' Philander set to fly back home from England
London [U.K], Apr 19 : South African pacer Vernon Philander, who is currently playing county cricket in England, is all set to fly back home and is expected to remain out of action for "two to three weeks" after suffering a groin injury during a County Championship match last weekend. Read Full Story

`Injured` Philander set to fly back home from England
London [U.K], Apr 19 : South African pacer Vernon Philander, who is currently playing county cricket in England, is all set to fly back home and is expected to remain out of action for wo to three weeks after suffering a groin injury during a County Championship match last weekend. Read Full Story

Injured Hasan Ali doubtful for Windies Test series
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 19 : In a major setback to Pakistan, young pacer Hasan Ali got his groin injured while fielding in the first innings of the three-day practice match in Montego Bay against the President XI, thus creating doubt over his presence in the upcoming three-match Test series against the West Indies. Read Full Story

Australia planning Bangladesh tour, says Bangladesh Cricket Board official
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 19 : Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury has informed that the Australian cricket team is likely to tour Bangladesh later this year for a two-Test series. Read Full Story

Kevin O'Brien, Paul Stirling return to Ireland squad for England ODIs
London [UK], Apr 19 : In a major boost to Ireland, Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling have been declared fit for next month's two-match ODI series against England. Read Full Story

I still have a lot more to offer: Gayle
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 19 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle, who is feeling privileged to become the first batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs, has insisted that he still has a lot more to offer to the fans and would like to get a few more thousand runs under his belt. Read Full Story

Gayle reaches historic landmark, becomes first to score 10,000 T20 runs
Rajkot , Apr 18 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle, on Tuesday, became the first ever player in the world to reach the landmark of 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Read Full Story

IPL spot-fixing row: BCCI refuses to lift life ban on Sreesanth
Mumbai , Apr 18 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rejected tainted pacer S. Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban, saying it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption. Read Full Story

Ganguly, Sangakkara among commentators for ICC Champions Trophy
Dubai [UAE], Apr 18 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced a stellar line up of commentators as well as detailed broadcast production plans, which for the first time in cricket, include Player Tracking for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 1 to June 18. Read Full Story

'Sunrisers are known for good bowling, defending low totals'
Hyderabad , Apr 18 : Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bagged a five-wicket haul to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a narrow five-run win over Kings XI Punjab, has said that his team are known for good bowling strength and defending low totals and they proved the same by emerging out as victorious in their IPL clash here last evening. Read Full Story

We had a good game plan and it succeeded: Yusuf after KKR triumph
New Delhi , Apr 18 : All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a thrilling four-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in their IPL clash, has asserted his side had largely succeeded in their plan to score a boundary in every over and rotate the strike during their chase at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Haroon Rashid appointed PCB director cricket operations
Karachi [Pakistan] Apr 18 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Test batsman Haroon Rashid as director cricket operations. Read Full Story

'Wonderful' Dhoni doesn't need to prove anything to anyone: Warne
New Delhi , Apr 18 : Australian spin legend Shane Warne has come in support of under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying the former Indian skipper is a "class and wonderful" player in all the three formats of the game and doesn't need to prove anything to anyone. Read Full Story

'Favouritism' in PCB, a reason behind my snubbing: Fawad Alam
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 18 : Out-of-favour Pakistani all-rounder Fawad Alam has said that one of the main reasons behind his continuous snub from the national team is "favouritism" within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Read Full Story


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