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Delhi take slender lead against lacklustre Saurashtra (Ranji Round up)
New Delhi, Dec 7 : Delhi reached 194/8 to take a slender 102-run lead in their Ranji Trophy cricket match against a lacklustre Saurashtra on a day which witnessed 18 wickets fall at the Reliance Stadium at Vadodara on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Cook wants England to play positive cricket in remaining Tests
Mumbai [India], Dec. 7 : England skipper Alastair Cook believes his side, which is currently trailing 0-2 in the five-match series against India, need to go back to the first game played at Rajkot and be positive and come out with an aggressive intent in the remaining two matches. Read Full Story

Cricket set to introduce red cards, limit size of bats
Mumbai, Dec 7 : Cricket is contemplating player evictions for the first time next year, while also limiting the size of ever-bulging bats. Read Full Story

SC permits BCCI to spend Rs 1.33 crore for two England Tests (Second Lead, Correcting figure in Para 4)
New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to spend a sum of Rs 2.83 crore for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20s against England. Read Full Story

SC permits BCCI to spend 1.33 crore for two England Tests
New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to spend a sum of Rs.2.83 crore for two Tests, three One-Days Internationals (ODIs) and three T20s against England. Read Full Story

Kohli confirms Rahul's return in 4th Test against England
Mumbai, Dec 7 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday confirmed that Lokesh Rahul will return to the playing XI to open the batting along with Murali Vijay when the hosts take on England in the fourth of the five-match cricket Test series, starting at the Wankhede Stadium here from Thursday. Read Full Story

SC allows BCCI to disburse funds for remaining England matches
New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to disburse an amount of Rs. one crore and thirty-three lakhs for the remaining two Test matches between India and England to be played in Mumbai and Chennai. Read Full Story

MCC proposes sending-off players for bad behaviour
Mumbai [India], Dec.7 (ANI): The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the body in charge of governing the Laws of Cricket, has recommended that umpires should be given power to eject players during matches for serious disciplinary breaches. Read Full Story

Pandey replaces injured Rahane for remainder of England Test series
Mumbai, Dec 7 : Promising Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey was on Wednesday named as a replacement for injured Ajinkya Rahane, who was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket Test rubber against England. Read Full Story

India aim to extend winning run in fourth Test vs England (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 7 : Having already pocketed the five-match cricket Test rubber, with an unassailable 2-0 lead, a confident India will be aiming to keep the winning momentum going when they face an inconsistent England in the fourth match at the Wankhede Stadium here from Thursday. Read Full Story

Keaton Jennings set to make debut in Mumbai Test
Mumbai [India], Dec.7 (ANI): England skipper Alastair Cook has confirmed that uncapped batsman Keaton Jennings will make his debut in the fourth Test of the five-match series against India beginning tomorrow here at the Wankhede Stadium. Read Full Story

Clarke calls on Australia's young guns to keep making most of opportunity
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 7 (ANI): With Australia once again looking to regain its lost form, at least in the ODIs after clinching comprehensive wins in the first two games of the Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand, former skipper Michael Clarke has said while captain Steve Smith and deputy David Warner have led from the front, the new breed were now proving their worth. Read Full Story

Vijay-Rahul to open the innings in Mumbai Test: Kohli
Mumbai [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday put aside the confusion regarding the opening pair for the Mumbai Test, saying KL Rahul and Murali Vijay will open the innings in the fourth Test of the ongoing five-match series against England starting from tomorrow. Read Full Story

BCCI moves SC seeking disbursal of fund for remaining England Tests
New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking disbursal of an amount of approximately Rs 1.33 crores for the remaining two Tests between India and England to be held in Mumbai and Chennai. Read Full Story

Australia must pick `best team possible` for dead rubber against NZ: Hussey
Melbourne [Australia], Dec.7 (ANI): Former Australian Test skipper Mike Hussey has urged the national selectors not to rest the key pacers and instead pick the 'best team possible' for the dead-rubber ODI of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand to be held on December 9 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Read Full Story

India-England Test match in Chennai in balance post Jayalalithaa's death
Mumbai/Chennai [India], Dec.7 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that no decision has yet been taken about the venue of fifth test match to be played between India and England. Read Full Story

CAB to approach BCCI again over revoking of Gujarat Ranji tie
Kolkata, Dec 6 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) tournament committee on Tuesday revoked its earlier decision to postpone Bengal's Group A Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat, handing a point each to the two teams instead, forcing Bengal to contemplate taking up the matter with the parent body. Read Full Story

Back injury forces Yasir out of Australia tour match
Cairns [Australia], Dec.6 : Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI due to a back injury. Read Full Story

England call up Morgan, Hales in ODI and T20 squads
London, Dec 6 : Regular skipper Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales were on Tuesday named by England in their One-Day and T20 squads for the series against India. Read Full Story

Australia thrash New Zealand in 2nd ODI
Canberra, Dec 6 : Australia rode on a century from David Warner and a four-wicket haul by Pat Cummins to thrash New Zealand by 116 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the ongoing Chappel-Hadlee Trophy here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

`Mature` Parthiv still looks like 16-yr-old, says Kumble
Mumbai [India], Dec. 6 : Heaping praise on Parthiv Patel, India's head coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said that the recalled wicketkeeper-batsman still looks like 16. Read Full Story

Team India satisfied with DRS: Kumble
Mumbai [India], Dec. 6 : India's head coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday asserted that the Indian players are very satisfied with outcomes from the Decision Review System (DRS) in ongoing five-match Test series against England. Read Full Story

No decision taken on Chennai Test post Jayalalithaa's demise: BCCI
Mumbai [India], Dec.6 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke has informed that no decision has yet been taken regarding the hosting of the final Test of the five-match series against England scheduled to be held in Chennai from December 16. Read Full Story

BCCI revokes decision to reschedule Bengal-Gujarat Ranji tie
Kolkata, Dec 6 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) tournament committee on Tuesday revoked its earlier decision to postpone Bengal's Group A Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat, handing a point each to the two teams instead. Read Full Story

BCCI undecided on fate of India-England fifth Test
Mumbai, Dec 6 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said the fate of the fifth and final Test against England, scheduled from December 16 in Chennai was still undecided, following the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Warner surpasses Ponting in Most Tons in a Year list for Australia
Canberra, Dec 6 : Explosive batsman David Warner set a new Australian record for the most One-Day International centuries in a calendar year, surpassing Ricky Ponting by scoring 119 off 115 balls in the second match against New Zealand here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Kumble satisfied with DRS, not worried about injuries
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Ahead of the fourth Test, starting here from Thursday, India coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said he is happy with the outcomes from the Decision Review System (DRS) so far in the ongoing series against England. Read Full Story

ICC to hear South African Du Plessis' appeal on December 19
Dubai, Dec 6 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) will hear South African Faf du Plessis' appeal against ball tampering on December 19. Read Full Story

Mohammad Asif relieved after ICC's clarification
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.6 : Pakistan tainted fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who was convicted in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, has revealed he has decided to shift his focus completely on bowling after the International Cricket Council's (ICC) clarification about his future. Read Full Story

Du Plessis' appeal against `mintgate` verdict to be heard on Dec.19
Dubai [UAE], Dec.6 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Faf du Plessis' appeal against his guilty verdict of ball-tampering will be heard in Dubai on December 19. Read Full Story

Stumper Parthiv Patel retained for fourth Test vs England
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Senior wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel was on Tuesday retained for the fourth cricket Test against England starting at the Wankhede Stadium here from Thursday. Read Full Story

England recall Morgan, Hales for ODI, T20 series in India; Duckett misses out
Mumbai [India] Dec. 6 : Limited over skipper Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales have made a comeback to the England side for One-Day International (ODI) and T20 series against India which start next month. Read Full Story

Parthiv to retain wicket-keeping gloves in Mumbai Test
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 : Recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel will continue to be part of the Indian team for the fourth Test of the ongoing five-match series against England beginning December 8 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Read Full Story

No review needed for Bengal-Gujarat rescheduled tie decision, CAB tells BCCI
Kolkata, Dec 5 : The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), contending that it would be a violation of the rules if the abandoned Ranji Trophy between Bengal and Gujarat is not rescheduled. Read Full Story

Misbah raises Rs.3 lakhs for fan's medical treatment
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.5 : Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has raised funds worth up to Rs 3 lakhs for his fan Rohaan's medical treatment in Lahore. Read Full Story

SC hearing on Lodha panel report deferred till December 9
New Delhi, Dec 5 : The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till December 9 the hearing on a plea by the Justice Lodha panel for the ouster of all office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its state associations while also suggesting the appointment of former Home Secretary G.K. Pillai as an observer in the apex cricket body. Read Full Story

Bangladesh call up Rubel to replace injured Shahid for Australia camp
Dhaka, Dec 5 : Paceman Rubel Hossain has replaced injured Mohammad Shahid for Bangladeshs cricket training camp in Australia ahead of their New Zealand tour. Read Full Story

Viru Paaji wants `bday boy` Dhawan to do Naagin dance on pitch
New Delhi [India], Dec.5 : Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan turned 31 today and warm birthday wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity. Read Full Story

Brad Haddin on radar for coaching role of Australia's T20 team
Sydney [Australia], Dec.5 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has emerged as the potential caretaker of the Australian cricket team for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka to be held in February next year. Read Full Story

Maxwell-Wade controversy should have been kept private, says Warne
Sydney, Dec 5 : Australia's legendary spinner Shane Warne on Monday said all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's punishment for his remarks on team-mate Matthew Wade should not have been made public. Read Full Story

Hussey may become coach of Austraia's T20 team: Reports
Melbourne, Dec 5 : Former star batsman Mike Hussey has been tipped for appointment as Australia's stand-in coach for their Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

'Match-winner' Maxwell should play all three formats for Australia: Warne
Melbourne [Australia], Dec. 5 : Legendary spinner Shane Warne has come in support of under-fire Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, saying he is a match-winner who should be playing for the team in all three formats. Read Full Story

'We're better than that,' says Guptill post first ODI loss
Melbourne [Australia], Dec. 5 : Swashbuckling New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has lamented his sides' poor show in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series which Australia went on to win comfortably by 68 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Read Full Story

Domestic performers should get chance in Pak national team: Moin Khan
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.5 : Former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give chance to the domestic performers in the national squad rather than sticking with the players who are struggling to contribute in the side's winning cause. Read Full Story

Bangladesh's Mustafizur nears full fitness ahead of Oz training camp
Dhaka, Dec 5 : With Bangladesh's training camp in Australia only days away, maverick pacer Mustafizur Rahman's prospects of returning to the team from rehabilitation are getting bright. Read Full Story

Smith's 164 helps Australia defeat NZ in first Chappell-Hadlee ODI
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 4 : Steve Smith on Sunday scored a scintillating century to help Australia end its five-match barren run in ODIs as they defeated New Zealand by 68 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series here at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Read Full Story

BCCI lauds Indian women's cricket team for winning Asia Cup
New Delhi, Dec 4 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday congratulated the Indian women's team for winning the Asia Cup T20 tournament. Read Full Story

Asif may ask ICC if it has directed PCB not to pick him
Hyderabad (Pakistan), Dec 4 : Frustrated at being ignored for selection, former pacer and convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Asif is contemplating asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the world body has instructed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to consider him for the national team. Read Full Story

England must let Stokes unleash himself to save Test series in India: Collingwood
London [UK], Dec. 4 : Former England skipper Paul Collingwood has insisted that if the Alastair Cook-led side wants to save the ongoing Test series against India, they should let loose all-rounder Ben Stokes. Read Full Story

India beat Pakistan to lift Women's Asia Cup title
Bangkok, Dec 4 : India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs to retain the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup title at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday Read Full Story

PCB officials splurged millions on foreign tours
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 4 (ANI): According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) report, it has been revealed that the board officials have wasted millions of rupees on international tours, with chairman Shahryar Khan alone spending Rs. 5.5 million on 14 tours. Read Full Story

India beat Pakistan in Women's Asia Cup final
Bangkok, Dec 4 : India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup final at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Australia to take on Black Caps in first ODI of Chappell-Hadlee series
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 4 (ANI): Having snapped its losing streak in Tests by winning against South Africa in Adelaide, Australia will be looking as well to ending its five-match barren run in ODIs when they take on New Zealand in the first of three one day internationals of the Chappell-Hadlee series to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here today. Read Full Story

Enjoyed watching Sehwag bat the most: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said he enjoyed watching former India opener Virender Sehwag bat the most, while admitting that he feared facing former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje as a bowler. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

Kirti Azad, Bedi depose before panel probing 'DDCA scam'
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Former cricketers and DDCA members Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi and Surinder Khanna made their statements on Saturday before the Special Inquiry Committee probing alleged irregularities in cricket and hockey governing bodies. Read Full Story

People's mindset is changing due to T20: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the mentality of people had changed due to the popularity of Twenty20 cricket and technology. Read Full Story

Will focus on playing our best against Australia: Williamson
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Ahead of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against Australia starting at the SCG from tomorrow, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that his side would focus on playing their best, and insisted they can beat anyone if they succeed in doing so. Read Full Story

Current Indian team reminds me of the one in 2002-03: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday rated the current Indian team as the best in the world, asserting that the national squad reminds him of the batch of 2002-03. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

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