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Won't play bilateral series against Pak without govt.'s permission, says BCCI
New Delhi , May 26 : As the Board of Control for Cricket in India prepares to meet the Pakistan Cricket Board to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries in 2014, senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla on Friday said that they will not play any bilateral series against the arch-rivals without the Indian government's permission. Read Full Story

Delhi Daredevils put in bid in SA's T20 league: Report
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 26 : Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils owners have reportedly put in a bid to buy a team in Cricket South Africa's (CSA) new T20 league. Read Full Story

IPL 10 brings 350 millions interactions on Facebook
New Delhi , May 26 : The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded on Sunday with a dramatic final-over victory by Mumbai Indians over Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad. Read Full Story

Younis Khan satisfied to retire at top
Karachi [Pakistan], May 26 : Former Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan has expressed his satisfaction over his decision to bid adieu to international cricket, as he has managed to achieve what he had desired for. Read Full Story

Lanka happy to enter Champions Trophy as 'underdogs': Mathews
Dubai [UAE], May 26 : Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has said that his players are ready to embrace the 'underdog' tag at the ICC Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

PCB announces Najam Sethi as its new chairman
Lahore [Pakistan], May 26 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Najam Sethi as its new chairman. Read Full Story

Skipper Kohli wants to overcome England 'challenge' for personal satisfaction
London [U.K], May 25 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who had a regrettable performance in England three years ago, has said that his priority would be to overcome the challenges he faced during the tour for his personal satisfaction. Read Full Story

BCCI-PCB to meet in Dubai over India-Pak bilateral series
New Delhi , May 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023. Read Full Story

Sachin becomes 1st Indian Sportsperson to have 'biographical drama'
Washington D.C. [USA], May 25 : The wait will finally get over tomorrow with the release of 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams.' Read Full Story

ICC Committee gives unanimous support to Test Championship
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee has expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition deeming that context was crucial to the future of international cricket. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli encourages kids towards healthy lifestyle
Mumbai , May 25 : Alarmed by the statistics published about the state of the country's children's health, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has appealed the kids to play more, and have more fun by joining Stepathlon Kids, which launches in November this year. Read Full Story

BCCI invites applications for new coach as Kumble's tenure nears end
Mumbai , May 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced that it would begin the process to invite new applicants for the post of the head coach of the Indians men's cricket team. Read Full Story

Glenn Maxwell cleared of serious injury after blow on neck
Melbourne [Australia], May 25 : Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been cleared of any serious injury after he was struck by a net bowler during a recent practice session at Lord's. Read Full Story

De Villiers and co. penalised for slow over-rate
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : South Africa have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 72-run defeat against England in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Headingley in Leeds last evening. Read Full Story

Bangladesh rise to sixth in ODI rankings
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time following their five-wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand. Read Full Story

Morgan, Woakes star in England's win over Proteas in 1st ODI
Leeds [UK], May 25 : Stellar performances from Eoin Morgan and Chris Woakes helped England attain a comfortable 72-run win over South Africa in the first ODI of the three-match series here at Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Bangladesh register first away win against Black Caps
Dublin [Ireland], May 25 : Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the tri-series finale, including Ireland, on Wednesday at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, thus registering their first away win against the Black Caps. Read Full Story

Former Proteas batsman Jacques Rudolph announces retirement
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 25 : Former South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph will retire from all forms of cricket by the end of the 2017 season. Read Full Story

Smith exudes confidence ahead of Champions Trophy
London [UK] May 25 : Australian skipper Steve Smith has re-emphasised the importance of the Champions Trophy as he looks to maintain the impressive one-day form the country has shown over the past 20 years. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan is like any other game: Virat Kohli
Mumbai , May 24 : With just few days left for the commencement of his side's Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan ,Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that the match against the arch-rivals will be seen as just another game of cricket that everyone looks forward to. Read Full Story

ICC announces three-year partnership with Hublot
Dubai [UAE], May 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a long-term deal with luxury brand Hublot which will include all ICC events till 2020. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma went through 'the hardest six months of his life', reveals wife Ritika
New Delhi , May 24 : After Indian opener Rohit Sharma guided Mumbai Indians to yet another Indian Premier League (IPL) title, his wife Ritika Sajdeh has congratulated him and the entire team on bringing the cup back home. Read Full Story

When stars came down to mark Zaheer-Sagarika's engagement
New Delhi , May 24 : After Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra, and Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, now Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge have given the cricketing and Bollywood frats another reason to celebrate a union. Read Full Story

Four PSL3 matches to be held in Karachi, Lahore: Najam Sethi
Karachi [Pakistan], May 24 : Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi has vowed that he will try to bring at least eight matches in Pakistan in the upcoming edition, unlike the second season of the tournament, in which only the final was staged in Lahore. Read Full Story

Suresh Raina fulfils daughter Gracia's wish, takes 'Break the Beard' challenge
New Delhi , May 24 : Left-handed Indian batsman Suresh Raina has become the latest cricketer to have taken the 'Break The Beard' challenge which was kick-started by his fellow-mate and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Read Full Story

Will investigate Umar's fitness test in Pakistan: PCB chief
Karachi [Pakistan], May 24 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that they will investigate how middle-order batsman Umar Akmal managed to pass the fitness test in Pakistan, despite the latter failing the same test in England which resulted in his removal from the Champions Trophy squad. Read Full Story

Neutral venues concept receives opposition from Ranji coaches, captains
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 24 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) season-old concept of playing Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues received opposition from the majority of those present during the 'Captains and Coaches' meeting held at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Domingo likens 'special' Rabada with pace spearhead Steyn
Melbourne [Australia], May 23 : South Africa coach Russell Domingo has lavished praise on fast bowler Kagiso Rabada by comparing him with the country's pace spearhead Dale Steyn as the 21-year-old begins a huge northern summer with the three-match ODI series against England, starting on Wednesday at the Headingley. Read Full Story

'Masala Commentary' season 1 wraps up with laughter
New Delhi , May 23 : The 10th season of the IPL came to a dramatic finish and the concluding match couldn't have been a better final game played in the recent times. Read Full Story

Stokes credits Smith for improving his game during IPL
Melbourne [Australia], May 23 : England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was named the Indian Premier League's Most Valuable Player, has revealed that Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith played a pivotal role in helping him achieve huge success in his debut season of the lucrative T20 tournament. Read Full Story

Manchester blast: ICC to review Champions Trophy security arrangements
Dubai [UAE], May 23 : In the wake of the recent deadly terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to safety and security of all the teams participating at the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 at the Oval. Read Full Story

Manchester attack: BCCI writes to ICC over Champions Trophy security
Mumbai , May 23 : In the wake of the recent deadly terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) expressing concern over the safety of its national players heading into the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 at the Oval. Read Full Story

Harbhajan Singh pushes Zaheer Khan for India's bowling coach gig
New Delhi , May 23 : Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has tipped former left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan for the role of the national team's fast bowling coach. Read Full Story

Manchester attack: ICC to look into security for Champions Trophy
Dubai [UAE], May 21 : Following the deadly terror attack at the Manchester Arena in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said that it will look into the safety and security of all the teams participating in the Champions Trophy, which begins June 1. Read Full Story

Kumar Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket
Melbourne [Australia], May 23 : Former Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will call curtains on his first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season. Read Full Story

Won't face problem while opening for India, insists Rohit Sharma
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 23 : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who batted at No. 4 throughout the IPL season 10, has insisted that he would be having no issues when he would open the batting for India in the upcoming Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales as both are two completely different formats. Read Full Story

'Bumrah has got all the abilities to be No. 1 bowler in the world'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 23 : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has heaped praise on young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, saying the Gujarat speedster has for sure got all the abilities to be No. 1 bowler in the world. Read Full Story

Mitchell Santner attains career-best ODI ranking
Dubai [UAE], May 22 : New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Sohail or Amin to replace 'unfit' Akmal in Champions Trophy: Inzamam
Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 : Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has revealed that left-handed batsmen Umar Amin and Haris Sohail are under consideration to replace middle-order batsman Umar Akmal in the national squad for the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

IPL betting menace: Nine held in Rohini for betting on finale
New Delhi , May.22 : The Delhi Police on Monday arrested nine bookies from Rohini area of the national capital for allegedly betting in the final-match of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win
Hyderabad , May 22 : After the Mumbai Indians lifted their record third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, skipper Rohit Sharma credited his team's collective efforts for their plucky one-run win over rivals Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the 2017 finals on Sunday. Read Full Story

150 percent hike for Grade A players proposed by Kohli, Kumble
New Delhi , May 21 : India cricket team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli have demanded a 150 percent hike for Grade A players, who have contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and a 50 percent hike for the support staff. Read Full Story

Raut, Raj help Indian eves win Quadrangular Series
Potchefstroom [South Africa], May 22 : Brilliant half-centuries from Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj helped the Indian women's cricket team beat South Africa by eight wickets to win the Quadrangular Series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Sunday. Read Full Story

Mumbai Indians beat Pune Supergiant by just one run to lift IPL 10 Trophy
Hyderabad , May 22 : In a game which brought cricket fans across the world on the edge of their seats, Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run to lift the coveted IPL Season 10 Trophy in a low-scoring final here on Sunday evening. Read Full Story

150 percent hike for Grade A players proposed by Kohli, Kumble
New Delhi , May 21 : India cricket team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli have demanded a 150 percent hike for Grade A players, who have contracts with the BCCI, and a 50 percent hike for the support staff. Read Full Story

Australia cricketers together on pay dispute, says Ashes hopeful Behrendorff
Sydney [Australia], May 21 : Ashes hopeful Jason Behrendorff, who has been selected for the Australia A one-day and four-day squads that will tour South Africa, has said that all cricketers are on the same page with regard to the ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Australia Board (CAB). Read Full Story

South Africa beat Sussex in warm -up, 78-ball ton by De Kock
London [United Kingdom), May 21 : South Africa's wicket-keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored a 78-ball century in a warm up match against Sussex County Cricket Club at the Hove on Friday. Read Full Story

IPL-10 finals: Rising Pune Supergiant to take on Mumbai Indians
Hyderabad , May 21 : Mumbai Indians (MI) will be vying for their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, when they take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final of the tenth edition of the event on Sunday evening. Read Full Story

Thought of retiring after Australia tour only: Misbah
Karachi [Pakistan], May 20 : Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday admitted that he was about to retire from the International cricket after the disastrous Australia tour, but the encouragement given by the team and the management postponed his plans. Read Full Story

IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS
Hyderabad , May 20 : Mumbai Indians will aim to clinch a third Indian Premier League (IPL) title when they take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Read Full Story

Defending champs Mohun Bagan confident ahead of Fed Cup final
Cuttack , May 20 : Defending Champions Mohun Bagan will face a final hurdle in their title defence when they face JSW Bengaluru FC in the final of the Hero Federation Cup on Sunday. Read Full Story

Latif 'given bat grips by bookie' to indicate spot-fixing
Karachi [Pakistan], May 20 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has informed that it has seized the bat grips given to Khalid Latif by a bookie which the suspended Islamabad United opener was allegedly supposed to use to indicate he would indulge in spot-fixing during the second-edition of the Pakistan Super League. Read Full Story

Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan honoured at Lord's
Karachi [Pakistan], May 19 : Former Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan was on Thursday honoured at the Mecca of Cricket, Lord's, in recognition of his remarkable career. Read Full Story

Motto in life should be to have pride as Indians: Mohammad Kaif
New Delhi , May 19 : Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who had to face a backlash on social media for expressing his delight at the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling in the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, on Friday asserted that he is proud to be an Indian and urged his fellow countrymen to have the same feeling. Read Full Story

Khawaja, Head to lead Australia 'A' in South Africa
Melbourne [Australia], May 19 : Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja will lead the 14-member Australian A squad for the two four-day matches against South Africa A, beginning July 12 at Tukkies in Pretoria. Read Full Story

Shahid Afridi set for county return
Hampshire [UK], May 19 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be returning to Hampshire after signing for this season's NatWest T20 Blast competition. Read Full Story

IPL 10: KKR, Mumbai Indians to lock horns for final spot
Bengaluru , May 18 : Kolkata Knight Riders ( KKR) will aim to take avenge of their twin defeats in the league stage when they take on Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium today. Read Full Story

I haven't retired from Test cricket: AB de Villiers
Melbourne [Australia], May 19 : South Africa ODI skipper AB de Villiers has quashed suggestions that he is closing in on retiring from the longest format of the game, thus leaving the door open for national selectors to pick him for the Test series against Australia early next year. Read Full Story

Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Manish Pandey for Champions Trophy
New Delhi , May 18 : Wicketkeeper-batsmen Dinesh Karthik on Thursday was named as a replacement for injured Manish Pandey for the Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: Dean Jones, Yousuf to stand as witnesses for Sharjeel
Karachi [Pakistan], May 18 : Suspended Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan's lawyer has revealed that Islamabad United's coach Dean Jones and former Test cricketers Mohammad Yousuf and Sadiq Mohammad will be presented as 'expert witnesses' on May 24 in front of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal probing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Read Full Story


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