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Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque dropped from B'desh Test squad against Australia
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 19 : Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain, who played his last Test for the national side in August 2015, has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test of the two-match series against Australia, beginning August 27 in Mirpur. Read Full Story

Never felt Anil Kumble was strict: Wriddhiman Saha
Kolkata , August 19 : Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday insisted that he never found former head coach Anil Kumble strict as his other teammates used to consider him. Read Full Story

Cook's mighty 243 helps England tighten grip against Windies in first Test
Birmingham [U.K.], August 19 : England opener Alastair Cook continued his rich vein of form as he remorselessly churned out a double century to help his team tighten their grip against West Indies before James Anderson struck on Day Two of the opening day-night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Manish Pandey hopes to carry 'A' series form against Sri Lanka
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 18 : Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who has been recalled to the national side for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is all ready to perform and cement his place. Read Full Story

India Tour will be tough for Steve Smith's men: Michael Clarke
Mumbai , Aug 18 : Former skipper Michael Clarke on Friday admitted that Australia's upcoming limited-overs tour to India will be difficult for Steve Smith and Co. as the Men in Blue are in a great form at the moment. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal making bogus attempt to hide his failures: PCB
Lahore [Pakistan], August 18 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted to the allegations made by Umar Akmal with regards to his omission from the ICC Champions Trophy squad, and said that the middle-order batsman is making a bogus attempt to deviate attention from his own failures. Read Full Story

Lanka eye World Cup 2019 spot in India series
Dubai [UAE], August 18 : Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 in an upcoming five-match home series against India which commences in Dambulla on Sunday. Read Full Story

Khawaja, Agar to make Test comebacks for Bangladesh series, hints Smith
Melbourne [Australia], August 18, : Usman Khawaja and Ashton Agar might be seen making their Test comebacks when Australia face Bangladesh in the two-Test series later this month. Read Full Story

Shoulder injury forces Lanning out of Women's Ashes series
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 18 : Australian skipper Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the entire Women's Ashes series after undergoing a surgery on her right shoulder. Read Full Story

Faulkner, Coulter-Nile recalled in Australia squad for India tour
Melbourne [Australia], August 18 : Australian pacemen James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been recalled in the 14-man ODI squad for the upcoming five-match series against India to be held in September and October. Read Full Story

Cook, Root notch tons as England dominate Windies in day-night Test
Birmingham [U.K.], August 18 : Opener Alastair Cook and skipper Joe Root hammered scorching centuries to help England reach the score of 348-3 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies here at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground last evening. Read Full Story

Stuart MacGill turns down Bangladesh spin-coaching role
Melbourne [Australia], August 17 : Former Test spinner Stuart MacGill has rejected Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of two-Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

Hastings optimistic to tour India despite injury blow
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 17 : Australian pacer John Hastings, who is currently nursing a foot injury, has expressed confidence that he will be available for selection for the upcoming limited-overs, featuring five ODIs and three T20 Internationals against India. Read Full Story

PCB honours Shaharyar for his contribution to Pakistan cricket
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has lauded his predecessor Shaharyar Mohammad Khan for his contribution to cricket development in the country, as the PCB hosted a farewell in his honour at the Gaddafi Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal accuses head coach Arthur of abuse
Karachi [Pakistan], August 17 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to issue a show cause notice to out-of-favour middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for going to the media with a complaint that head coach Mickey Arthur abused him and had barred him from practicing at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Read Full Story

ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies to take on Kiwis in opener
Dubai [UAE], Aug 17 : Defending champion West Indies will take on hosts New Zealand in the opening day of the next year's ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, which runs from January 13 to February 3. Read Full Story

BCCI `deliberately` misconstrued order to oust Rahul Johri from SGM: CoA to SC
Mumbai , Aug 16 : The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators on Wednesday took a jibe at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for deliberately misconstruing the apex court's order to bar CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team from attending the Special General Meeting (SGM) held on July 26. Read Full Story

Excited to play as India's vice-captain: Rohit Sharma
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug 16 : Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning August 20 in Dambulla. Read Full Story

Let's rewrite history against England: Stuart Law calls on Windies
Birmingham [U.K], Aug 16 : West Indies coach Stuart Law has backed the Jason Holder-led side to exploit the weaknesses in the England side and prove the critics wrong when the two sides meet each other in the three-match Test series, beginning tomorrow at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Read Full Story

ICC hires international security company for Pakistan
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has employed a security company for a three-year period in their bid to resume the international cricket in Pakistan. Read Full Story

Handscomb's inclusion as keeper could free up spot against Bangladesh: Gilchrist
Melbourne [Australia], August 16 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has suggested Australia to hand over gloves to Peter Handscomb to squeeze in an extra spinner in the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board post whitewash against India
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 : Following Sri Lanka's Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country's cricket board for the same. Read Full Story

Liverpool secure easy win over Hoffenheim in CL first leg
Sinsheim [Germany], August 16 : Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a magnificent goal on his European debut as Liverpool defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 which put them on the brink of Champions League group stage place at the Hein-Neckar Arena on Tuesday. Read Full Story

CSA, ECB agree compensation package for Ottis Gibson
London [UK], August 16 : Ottis Gibson, who is set to replace Russell Domingo as South Africa head coach, will remain with England throughout the three-match Test series against West Indies. Read Full Story

Tharanga to lead Lanka in ODIs, T20I against India; urges support from fan
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 16 : Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India. Read Full Story

Dhawan, KL Rahul attain career-best Test rankings; Jadeja slips
Dubai [UAE], Aug 15 : Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side. Read Full Story

PCB to honour Misbah, Younis, Afridi in September
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 15 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been mulling to honour three former skippers--Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi-by hosting a ceremony in September. Read Full Story

Warner retires hurt after being struck by bouncer
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 15 : Australia vice-captain David Warner caused a major scare in the national camp after being hit by bouncer on the neck during intra-squad practice match in Darwin. Read Full Story

Team India hoists tri-colour in Kandy to celebrate I- Day
Kandy [Sri Lanka], Aug. 15 : After completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka, the Indian men's cricket team celebrated the occasion of 71st Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in Kandy. Read Full Story

Broad backs Anderson to play 'big part'in Ashes series
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 15 : England pacer Stuart Broad has expressed confidence that his new-ball partner James Anderson would play a fundamental role in the upcoming Ashes series in Australia, beginning November 23 at the Gabba in Brisbane. Read Full Story

Day-night Test is `step into unknown` for England: Broad
London [UK], August 15 : Fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that the day-night Test between England and West Indies beginning Thursday at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground is a step into the unknown. Read Full Story

Shahid Afridi wishes India on I-Day, bats for peace, tolerance and love
New Delhi , August 15 : Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has wished India on its 71st Independence Day and called for peace, tolerance and love between the two nations as there was
o way to change neighbours. Read Full Story

Pandya's innings changed Sri Lanka's mindset: Kohli on Pallekele win
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : After Indian completed a three-match Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka 3-0 with a huge victory in Pallekele, skipper Virat Kohli on Monday heaped praises on 'Man of the Match' Hardik Pandya, saying that it was his innings which changed the mindset of the opposition. Read Full Story

Pallekele Test: Ashwin, Shami wreak havoc as India complete first overseas whitewash
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : A superb bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami saw India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in the third and final Test to complete a three-match series whitewash at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday. Read Full Story

Wrist injury forces Nishikori out of Cincinnati Masters
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 14 : Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori has become the latest player in top 10 to be ruled out of the this week's Cincinnati Masters due to a long-standing right wrist injury. Read Full Story

Marcus Stoinis returns home to Western Australia
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 14 : All-rounder Marcus Stoinis will turn out for home state of Western Australia in first class cricket after spending the last four years at Victoria, Western Warriors said while unveiling their state contract list for 2017-18 season. Read Full Story

Ashwin to play country cricket for Worcestershire
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 14 : Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is confirmed to make his county cricket debut for Worcestershire this season. Read Full Story

Glenn Maxwell training hard to sustain Test success against Bangladesh
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 14 : Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has revealed that he has been hitting the training track pretty hard in order to prepare himself fully for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh beginning August 27 in Dhaka. Read Full Story

Shan Masood hopeful of Pak Test return against Lanka
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 14 : Pakistan's out-of favour batsman Shan Masood has insisted that he is currently focussing on performing well in the domestic circuit to grab the national selectors' attention ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka in the UAE later this year. Read Full Story

Ashes 2017: Root warns teammates about hostile, offensive Aussie crowds
Melbourne [Australia], August 14 : With over three months left for the highly anticipated Ashes Test series, England skipper Joe Root has warned his teammates to be wary of the Australian crowds and be prepared for some verbal battles with them. Read Full Story

Gautam Gambhir pledges to spread awareness for Organ Donation
New Delhi , August 14 : Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, in association and cricketer Gautam Gambhir, came together on the occasion of World Organ Donation Day to encourage people to take a pledge for donating organs to save countless lives. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka 'keen' to tour Pakistan for first time since 2009
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 14 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala has said that he is "keen" to take his national team to Pakistan for the first time since their bus was attacked by gunmen in Lahore. Read Full Story

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Yuvraj Singh dropped, K.L. Rahul returns for ODIs, T20I
New Delhi , August 13 : Yuvraj Singh on Sunday was axed even as K.L. Rahul and Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey made a comeback to the Indian squad for the five-match One Day International series and one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Hardik Pandya, bowlers put visitors in command on Day 2
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], August 13 : India showcased all-round cricketing excellence on the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, putting the host to trail by 333 runs at Stumps after Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on. Read Full Story

Pandya smacks maiden Test ton propelling India to 487, Lanka 61/4 at lunch
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 13. : Hardik Pandya's maiden test hundred propelled India to pile 487 runs on the board in the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Sunday. Read Full Story

Pallekele Test: Dhawan, Rahul shine before Lanka fight back
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 12 : Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul shared a brilliant 150-run opening stand before Sri Lanka fought back as India reached 329-6 at stumps on the opening day of the third and the final Test at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Read Full Story

PCB recalls players from CPL, county cricket assignments
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 12 : The Pakistan Cricket Board has called back centrally contracted players, besides the ones in contention for selection for the upcoming World XI series next month, from their ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and English county stints. Read Full Story

13-year-old Luke Robinson bags six wickets in an over!
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 12 : Luke Robinson, a 13-year-old English schoolboy cricketer, produced a perfect over as he bagged six wickets in six balls, all of which were clean bowled. Read Full Story

Lehmann backs Warner to bury subcontinent woes
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 12 : Australian coach Darren Lehmann has called on opener David Warner to improve his indifferent form on Asian pitches and play a crucial role in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning August 27 in Dhaka. Read Full Story

Pallekele Test: Kuldeep Yadav makes debut as India opt to bat
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 12 : India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the dead-rubber third and final Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka here at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Story

Gibson set to replace Domingo as Proteas head coach
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 11 : England bowling coach Ottis Gibson is in line to be named as South Africa's new coach within days, replacing Russell Domingo. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli urges boys not to get complacent in Pallekele Test
Kandy [Sri Lanka], August 11 : With India already having won the Test series against Sri Lanka, skipper Virat Kohli wants his boys not to get complacent and rather focus on their job during the third and final Test of the series beginning Saturday at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. Read Full Story

Faf urges CSA not to make 'wholesale changes'
Cape Town [South Africa], August 11 : With reports emerging that Cricket South Africa (CSA) are looking to replace current Proteas coach Russell Domingo with England bowling coach Ottis Gibson, Test skipper Faf du Plessis has asked his next coach not to make wholesale changes to the backroom staff. Read Full Story

Will always respond with dignity, love: Irfan Pathan tells trollers
By Aakash Kumar, New Delhi , August 11 : Indian pacer Irfan Pathan has often been on the radar of trolls on social media. Be it for posting a photograph with wife Safa Baig or celebrating Rakshabandhan, the Baroda cricketer has received backlash from various sections of the society. Read Full Story

Stop investing in bilateral series against India: Miandad urges PCB
Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 11 : Legendary cricketer and former cricket coach Javed Miandad has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop bothering about reviving bilateral cricketing ties with arch-rivals India and instead focus on improving the game at domestic level. Read Full Story

Stoneman earns England Test call-up as Jennings dropped
London [U.K], Aug 11 : Surrey batsman Mark Stoneman is in line to become Alastair Cook's new opening partner after earning a maiden call up in the 13-man England squad for the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies, beginning August 17 at Edgbaston. Read Full Story

Chameera, Gamage included in Lanka squad for Pallekele Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 10 : Fast bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Gamage have been included in the 14-man Sri Lanka squad for the third and final Test against India to be played at the Pallekele International Stadium from Saturday. Read Full Story

Fitness to pacer is like oil to engine: Umesh Yadav
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 10 : Speedster Umesh Yadav, who has been a sensation in the recent years for Team India, believes that fitness is of utmost importance for a fast bowler and is just like "oil to an engine". Read Full Story

Proper training of coaches imperative for budding Indian cricketers: Irfan Pathan
By Aakash Kumar, New Delhi , August 10 : Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who has been providing budding cricketers with guidance and training at the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) along with his elder brother Yusuf, feels there is a need for proper training of coaches so that the aspiring players are groomed in a proper way and provided with all the technicalities of the sport. Read Full Story

John Hastings returns home after foot injury
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 10 : Australia fast bowler John Hastings has returned home after suffering a foot injury while playing in English county cricket. Read Full Story

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