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Spectator ejected from Cardiff ODI on charges of relaying information to bookmakers

Cardiff (UK), Aug.29 : It has emerged that a spectator was ejected from the second one day international played between between England and India on August 27 in Cardiff, Wales, for allegedly relaying information to bookmakers in the subcontinent - a practice known as "court-siding".


Murali Vijay to replace injured Rohit Sharma for rest of India-England ODI series

London, Aug.29 : Tamil Nadu and Test opener Murali Vijay has been asked to return to England as a repalcement for injured Rohit Sharma for the rest of the India-England one-day international series.


Tahir gets confidence boost post performance against Oz in triangular series match

Johannesburg, Aug 29 : South Africa spinner Imran Tahir has been given a timely confidence boost following his performance against Australia in the Triangular series match on Wednesday.


Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy

London, Aug 29 : Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20

Nottingham, Aug 29 : Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.


Kings XI sign HTC Mobiles as official sponsor

New Delhi, Aug 29 : In the build up to the Champions League Twenty20, Kings XI Punjab Friday announced HTC Mobiles as an official sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


Richardson anticipating Windies domination in Test series

Basseterre (St.Kitts), Aug 29 : West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has backed the regional side to use the momentum from the successful one-day series and also dominate Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series.


Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India

London, Aug 28 : England captain Alastair Cook is reportedly on the brink of a one-match ban after his side was fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India in Cardiff.


England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff

Dubai, Aug. 28 : The England team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff.


Cook brands Swann 'so-called friend' for asking him to quit England captaincy for WC

London, Aug 28 : England skipper Alastair Cook has branded Graeme Swann as a 'so-called friend' after the retired spinner called for him to quit as captain for the World Cup.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Raina hits ton as India thrash England by 133 runs in second ODI

London, Aug 28 : Indian batsman Suresh Raina hit a superb century as the visitors thrashed England by 133 runs in the second ODI at Cardiff.


Stakeholders should make most out of ISL: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the co-owner of Kerala Blasters, Thursday said it was important for the stakeholders of Indian football to come forward and make the most out of the Indian Super League (ISL).


Abhishek Bachchan unveiled as ISL's Chennai franchise owner

Mumbai, Aug 28 : After days of speculation, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan was finally unveiled as the team owner of the Chennai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) during the official launch of the glamorous football league here Thursday.


Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor launch ISL

Mumbai, Aug 28 : The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched here Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of the sport in the country.


Conditions remain same, but Raina makes the difference

By Veturi Srivatsa: The conditions for the One-Day Internationals (ODI) were as they prevailed for most of the five-Test cricket series against India -- typically English. Both sides retained the core of their teams and beefed up by bringing in limited-overs specialists Suresh Raina and Eoin Morgan, respectively.


Spin to play peripheral role in 2015 World Cup: Michael Hussey

Melbourne, Aug 28 : Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has suggested that spin will play a minimal role in the 2015 ICC World Cup and believes Australia will play without a specialist spinner in the tournament.


Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations

Dubai, Aug 28 : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson Thursday expressed his satisfaction with preparations for World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week.


England fined for slow over-rate in Cardiff ODI

Dubai, Aug 28 : The England cricket team was Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff Wednesday.


Suresh Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 : Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday.


India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 : The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday:


India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 : India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

Karachi, Aug 27 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has raised questions over the timing of the decision to refer Saeed Ajmal for a suspect bowling action.


Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Karachi, Aug 27 : Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.


Bangladesh to lift ban on ex-skipper Shakib al Hasan

Dhaka, Aug 27 : Bangladesh cricket authorities have said they would lift the ban on ex-skipper Shakib Al Hasan from 15 September.


Pakistan cancels its ambitious T20 league

Karachi, Aug. 27 : Pakistan's cricket authorities have cancelled their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of next year's World Cup.


Usain Bolt to play cricket in India

New Delhi, Aug. 27 : Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will come to India next week to play a cricket match against a team that includes World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.


Allrounder Perera helps Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan in second ODI

Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Aug. 27 : Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one day international between the two sides on Tuesday, thanks to an all-round performance by Thisara Perera, who first smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets.


AB de Villiers laughs off Clarke 'apology'

Harare, Aug. 27 : South African middle-order batsman AB de Villiers has said there will be no grudges against Australia when the two teams clash in their first ODI of the Triangular Series at Harare Sports Club here on Wednesday.


Cook right man to lead England into World Cup 2015: Root

London, Aug. 27 : Middle order batsman Joe Root believes Captain Alastair Cook is the right man to lead England into next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


Suresh Raina's 100 takes India to 304/6

Cardiff, Aug 27 : A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


Australian cricketer Cameron out with fracture

Brisbane, Aug 27 : Australian woman cricketer Jess Cameron has been ruled out of the remainder of the series against Pakistan due to a fractured left hand.


Scoreboard: India's innings against England

Cardiff, Aug 27 : Scoreboard of India's innings against England in the second ODI of the five-match series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


Flintoff considering Australia's T20 Big Bash stint

London, Aug 26 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hinted that he could continue his cricketing comeback with a stint in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash league.


Bolt's maiden India trip next month

Bangalore, Aug 26 : It's cricket, not athletics that would be bringing sprint sensation and multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt on his maiden trip to India next month.


Verma to oppose BCCI move to postpone AGM

New Delhi, Aug 26 : Any move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone next month's Annual General Meeting (AGM), that could benefit N.Srinivasan, would be contested in the Supreme Court, said Aditya Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).


Verma to oppose BCCI move to postpone AGM

New Delhi, Aug 26 : Any move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone next month's Annual General Meeting (AGM), that could benefit N.Srinivasan, would be contested in the Supreme Court, said Aditya Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).


Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain

London, Aug 26 : Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-spinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup.


Vaughan, Swann feel Cook should be axed as England's ODI team captain

London, Aug 26 : Former England skipper Michael Vaughan and retired spinner Graeme Swann believe that Alastair Cook should be axed as the captain of the England one-day team.


Maxwell, Marsh help Oz crush Zimbabwe by record 198 runs in first ODI

Johannesburg, Aug 26 : Australian all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh helped their side to record a ODI tally at the Harare Sports Club, despite both falling short of centuries, as they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs on Monday.


West Indies cricket stars sign ownership deal for new Canadian T20

Toronto, Aug 26 : Four of the biggest names from the West Indies cricket team have signed a deal making them co-owners in the new Canadian Premier League T20 set for next year.


West Indies hammer Bangladesh to clean sweep series

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Aug 26 : Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo entered the record books with blistering centuries as the West Indies brushed aside Bangladesh by 91 runs to complete a clean sweep of the three match One-Day International series here.


Australia crushes Zimbabwe by 198 runs

Harare, Aug 26 : Cricket top-ranking team Australia was ruthless with both bat and ball as it crushed host Zimbabwe by 198 runs Monday in the first match of their cricket triangular series in Harare which also involves South Africa.


Ian Bell happy to give opening slot to Alex Hales

London, Aug 25 : England cricketer Ian Bell is happy to have Alex Hales on board, and he is willing to give up his one day international opener slot for him.


'Recovering' Clarke opting to alter travel plans for overseas tour to train at full intensity

Johannesburg, Aug 25 : Australian Test and ODI team captain Michael Clarke is in race against time for fitness and has said that that he probably needs more time than most in regards to the gap between getting off a plane and training at full intensity.


Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi reported for suspect illegal bowling action

Dubai, Aug 25 : Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's 177 run defeat to the West Indies in the second ODI in Grenada on Friday.


ICC to follow same protocol as Senanayake, Williamson for Ajmal's testing

Karachi, Aug 25 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday said that the same testing protocol would be used for Pakistan ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, that were earlier used for the testing of Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson.


England need big hitters in ODIs: Pietersen

London, Aug 25 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 3-1 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind.


Wrong to blame IPL for India's Test series loss: Kevin Pietersen

London, Aug 25 : Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen came out in support of the much blamed Indian Premier League (IPL) saying the cash-rich Twenty20 league is like an academy for foreign players.


Andrew Flintoff considering offers in Australia's Big Bash

London, Aug 25 : Former England captain Andrew Flintoff, who made a stunning return to competitive cricket with Lancashire, has confirmed that he is considering offers to play in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition this winter.


Chance for youngsters to stake claim to World Cup berths: Rahul Dravid

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the five-match ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 cricket World Cup that will be co-hosted by Australia-New Zealand, Feb 14-March 29.


Former cricketer Yograj arrested after parking brawl, gets bail

Chandigarh, Aug 25 : Former test cricketer Yograj Singh was arrested Monday in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, for being involved in an altercation there.


India-England women's ODI abandoned

London, Aug 25 : The third and the final women's One-Day International (ODI) between India and England to be held at Lord's here Monday was abandoned due to heavy rain, leading to the home side clinching the series 2-0.


Russell added to Windies squad for final ODI

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Aug 25 : All-rounder Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh here Monday.


Sethi to call the shots in Pakistan cricket

Lahore, Aug 25 : Veteran journalist Najam Aziz Sethi is back to calling the shots in Pakistan cricket even as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan remains the signing authority.


Namibia named hosts of ICC WCL Division 2

Dubai, Aug 25 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday named Namibia as the host of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 to be held from Jan 17-24, 2015.


Healy's son Tom in Australia U-19 touring party for Sri Lanka

Melbourne, Aug 25 : Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy's son Tom, also a wicketkeeper-batsman, has been included in the 15-member Australian U-19 squad to tour Sri Lanka next month, Cricket Australia's (CA) Youth Selection Panel announced here Monday.


Former cricketer Yograj Singh arrested

Chandigarh, Aug 25 : Former test cricketer Yograj Singh was arrested Monday in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, after being involved in an altercation there.


Australia U-19 to tour Sri Lanka next month

Melbourne, Aug 25 : Cricket Australia's (CA) Youth Selection Panel Monday announced a 15-player Australian U-19 squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.


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