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Top Pakistan player reports approach by bookie
Sharjah [United Arab Emirates], Oct.21 : A Pakistan cricketer, who is currently engaged in a one day international series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has reported an approach by a bookie to the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Read Full Story

Getting close to Kumble's test wicket record would be nice: R.Ashwin
Dubai [United Arab Emirates], Oct.21 : He may not be turning out for India in the one day internationals at this point in time, but off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is only too keen to better his craft in the hope of snaring 618 Test wickets Read Full Story

Arjun Tendulkar bowls to Indian cricket team in the nets
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 21 : Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, yesterday joined the Indian cricket team during their net session, ahead of the first New Zealand ODI in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Read Full Story

Sreesanth indulging in empty talk: BCCI
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Friday said former pacer S. Sreesanth is indulging in empty talk by saying he can play for any other country. Read Full Story

Sreesanth can't play for any other country: BCCI
New Delhi Oct 20 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna on Friday said that banned cricketer S. Sreesanth can't play for any other country. Read Full Story

`Banned` Sreesanth hints he might play for another country
New Delhi , Oct 20 : In the wake of Kerala High Court's decision to restore the life-time ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on him, former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth has hinted that he might spend the rest of his career playing for another country. Read Full Story

Cricket Wireless Joins Shopko Shelves
ATLANTA: Cricket Wireless is expanding its national retail presence by adding more than 200 Shopko locations across the Northern Midwest region. Wireless customers looking for exceptional value without sacrificing quality can now find Cricket products and services on the shelves of their local Shopko. Read Full Story

De Villiers reclaims top spot in ODIs
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 20 : Swashbuckling South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has once again grabbed the top position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen. Read Full Story

Australia, England set for high-profile ICC Women's C'ship series
Dubai [UAE], Oct 20 : There will be a lot at stake when defending champions Australia take on world champions England in the ICC Women's Championship, which not only promises an early advantage to the winners but also the top place in the team rankings. Read Full Story

Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action for the third time
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 20 : Pakistan's off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Lankan players refusing Lahore visit to miss entire T20I series
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct 20 : The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has conveyed to the national selectors that the players, who will refuse to travel to Pakistan for the T20I in Lahore, will not be considered for the preceding two matches of the series to be played in Abu Dhabi. Read Full Story

Chris Lynn pens down new five-year BBL deal with Brisbane Heat
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 20 : Australian batsman Chris Lynn has signed a five-year million-dollar deal with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise, Brisbane Heat. Read Full Story

Dominant India thrash Malaysia 6-2 in Asia Cup
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 20 : India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in their Super 4s match to stay on course to make the Asia Cup 2017 Final here at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Read Full Story

Felt like my first game again, says AB post whirlwind 176
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 19 : Swashbuckling South Africa batsman AB de Villiers, who smashed a career-best 176 to set up a series-clinching 104-run against Bangladesh, has said he was quite nervous and it felt like his first knock for the team when he walked out to bat at 90/2. Read Full Story

Ish Sodhi replaces injured Todd Astle in New Zealand squad
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Oct. 19 : A groin strain has ruled out leg-spinner Todd Astle from the New Zealand's upcoming ODI and T20 series against India. Read Full Story

Najam Sethi vows 4 PSL matches in Karachi in `best-case scenario`
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct 18 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said the board is looking to get the Karachi's National Stadium ready in time for the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is slated to begin on February 9 next year. Read Full Story

Will play ICC leagues only if India face Pakistan: PCB
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 18 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that Pakistan will sign up for the ICC Test and ODI leagues only if India honour Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play bilateral matches. Read Full Story

CSA to investigate ill-planned T20 Global League
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 18 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) has said that they would carry out an investigation to find out what went wrong in the planning of the failed inaugural edition of T20 Global League. Read Full Story

'Unfit' Mohammad Amir picked for Sri Lanka T20s
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 18 : Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, who has been struggling with a shin injury, has been named in the squad for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

IPL spot-fixing: No relief for Sreesanth as Kerala HC restores life-time ban
New Delhi , Oct 17 : Kerala High Court Division Bench on Tuesday restored life time ban imposed by the BCCI on cricketer S. Sreesanth in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal. Read Full Story

Kumble fans slam BCCI over birthday tweet
New Delhi , October 17 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday was criticised by the fans of former captain and coach Anil Kumble after the board acknowledged him as just a owler while wishing him on his birthday and ignoring the fact that he was captain and coach as well. Read Full Story

India will have edge over Kiwis in ODI series: Atul Wassan
New Delhi , Oct 17 : Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan on Tuesday said that the Virat Kohli-led side will have edge over New Zealand when the two sides head into three-match ODI series, beginning October 22 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Uncapped Frylinck, Mulder named in Proteas T20I squad
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 17 : The uncapped duo of Robbie Frylinck and Wiaan Mulder has been named in the 14-member South African T20I squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh, beginning October 26 in Bloemfontein. Read Full Story

KL Rahul, Karn Sharma added to Board President's XI squad
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 16 : Batsman KL Rahul and leg-spinner Karn Sharma have been added to the Board President's XI squad that will take on New Zealand in the warm-up games at the Cricket Club of India (CCI), Mumbai. Read Full Story

Netherlands, PNG qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 16 : With one round to go in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC), Netherlands and PNG have booked their ticket to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) 2018, after Hong Kong defeated Nepal in the final series of round six matches. Read Full Story

Sarfraz Ahmed hopes Lanka will travel to Pakistan
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct 16 : Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is hoping that Sri Lanka would travel to Lahore later this month for the scheduled third and final T20I to be held on October 29 at the Gaddafi Stadium. Read Full Story

De Kock credits coach McKenjie post blistering 168* against Bangladesh
South Africa [South Africa], Oct. 16 : South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock, who smashed 168* during his side's record 10-wicket win against Bangladesh on Sunday, said he worked a lot on his technique and put in some serious net time in the recently-completed Test series between the sides. Read Full Story

BCCI submits suggestions on CoA's draft proposal on new constitution
Mumbai , Oct 16 : As per the direction, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has submitted the suggestions on the draft proposal prepared by Committee of Administrators (CoA) on the new constitution of the cricket body before the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

I certainly don't condone Stokes' behaviour: Steve Smith
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 16 : Australia skipper Steve Smith has refused to celebrate the likely absence of start England all-rounder Ben Stokes from the Ashes series. Read Full Story

O'Keefe sidelined for six weeks due to broken finger
Melbourne [Australia], October 16 : Australia have been dealt a major blow ahead of the upcoming Ashes series against England, as spinner Steve O'Keefe has been sidelined for at least six weeks due to a broken finger. Read Full Story

Find 'some hatred' for England in Ashes: Warner tells teammates
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 15 : Explosive Australian opener David Warner has said that his teammates must find some sort of hatred for England in the upcoming Ashes series. Read Full Story

De Kock, Amla help Proteas thrash Bangladesh in Kimberley
Kimberley [South Africa], Oct. 15 : Blistering centuries by Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla helped South Africa claim a thumping 10-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

We're looking forward to face 'talented' Kuldeep, Chahal: Williamson
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 15 : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has admitted that it would be a tough challenge for his team to face young 'talented' spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the upcoming limited overs series beginning October 18. Read Full Story

Karthik, Shardul in; Rahul out for New Zealand ODIs
New Delhi , Oct. 14 : Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur returned to India ODI squad for the three-match series against New Zealand later this month. Read Full Story

Shardul in, Rahul out for New Zealand ODIs
New Delhi , Oct. 14 : Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has been recalled in the India ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against New Zealand beginning October 22. Read Full Story

Phillips, Astle in line to make ODI debuts against India
Wellington [New Zealand], Oct 14 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips and leg-spinner Todd Astle are in line to make their New Zealand ODI debut after being included in the 15-member squad for the three-match series, beginning October 22 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Domestic T20 league likely to replace Global T20 League in South Africa
Cape Town [South Africa], Oct 14 : South Africa's T20 Global League is most likely to be replaced by the T20 Domestic League, which was postponed earlier this month. Read Full Story

Shakib Al Hasan, De Villiers recalled for one-day series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 14 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been recalled in the 16-member ODI squad for the three-match series against South Africa, beginning at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley Sunday. Read Full Story

India, Australia third T20I match called off; Series ends at 1-1
Hyderabad (Karnataka) , Oct 13 : The third and final T20 International match between India and Australia at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was abandoned due to wet outfield on Friday. Read Full Story

ICC approves Test Championship, ODI League
Dubai [UAE], Oct 13 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday gave the green light to a nine-team Test league and a 13-team ODI league aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket. Read Full Story

India, Australia to lock horns for series decider in Hyderbad
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Oct. 13 : For the first time in this limited-overs tour, Australia are on an even footing with India, having bounced back to level the three-match T20I series at 1-1 after losing the ODI series 1-4. Read Full Story

Ireland to make Test debut against Pakistan in May, 2018
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : Ireland's first Test match will be on home soil against Pakistan in May next year, following an agreement which was signed between the two side during the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Auckland this week. Read Full Story

Nippon Paint Announces Asia Young Designer Award 2017 Contest for Aspiring Designers and Architects
Chennai : Nippon Paint (India), Asia's real no. 1 paint manufacturer, announces Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) contest for aspiring designers and architects. The contest aims to identify talent among students of Architecture and Interior Design across 15 countries in Asia including India. The theme for this year's contest is "You for Tomorrow". Read Full Story

Suresh Raina pays tribute to `retiring` Ashish Nehra
Mumbai , Oct 12 : Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina has paid tribute to veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, who confirmed that he will bid adieu to all forms of cricket after the opening T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand in Hyderabad on November 1. Read Full Story

Expect barrage of bouncers in Ashes: Cummins warns England
Sydney [Australia], Oct 12 : Right-arm Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who is all set to play his first Test match on home soil, has warned England batsmen to prepare themselves for the barrage of short-pitched bouncer that awaits them in this summer's Ashes series, which begins next month. Read Full Story

Nehra confirms his retirement from all forms of cricket on Nov. 1
Hyderabad , October 12 : Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday confirmed that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket after the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series against New Zealand, which is to be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on November 1. Read Full Story

Hong Kong, Nepal chasing qualification for ICC World Cup Qualifier
Dubai [UAE], Oct 12 : The final fixtures of round six in the ICC World Cricket League Championship are about to get underway as Hong Kong host Nepal, with both teams still in contention for a top-four direct qualification spot to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) next year. Read Full Story

'Telecast of women's matches essential to create interest in women's cricket'
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : India skipper Mithali Raj feels that the interest for women's cricket has seen a significant rise since the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup and has, therefore, called for telecast of more women's matches. Read Full Story

Stokes tenders apology to Katie Price over video
London, Oct. 12 : Ben Stokes has apologised to TV personality Katie Price and her son Harvey for a video that showed the England all-rounder imitating a TV clip of the disabled youngster. Read Full Story

Yuvraj Singh named Laureus' first Indian ambassador
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 12 : Flambouyant Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has vowed to give back to the next generation in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador. Read Full Story

Ashish Nehra set to retire from cricket on Nov. 1 at Kotla
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will retire from all forms of cricket after the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla, his home ground, on November 1. Read Full Story

Throwing rock is not in good taste: Mithali Raj on recent attack on Aussie team bus
New Delhi , Oct 11 : Following the recent attack on the Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati last night, Indian Women's cricket captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday said it is not in a good taste. Read Full Story

Rabada surges to career-best third spot in ICC Test rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct 11 : South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has gained two slots to reach a career-best third position in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers following his player of the match performance against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein which helped them complete a 2-0 win in the two-match Test series. Read Full Story

We didn't perform 'good enough' with the bat: Kohli
Guwahati (Assam) , Oct. 11 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his team's performance with the bat was just not good enough during his side's eight-wicket defeat to Australia at Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj praises social media's role in surge of women's cricket
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : Mithali Raj, the India captain who led her side to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup against England, has praised the role social media has played in increasing visibility for the women's game. Read Full Story

Pakistan plummet to seventh spot in Tests
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 11 : Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the ICC Test Rankings, Pakistan slumped to the seventh spot after their home series defeat against Sri Lanka Read Full Story

17 underprivileged kids to get training at CAP for two years
New Delhi/Noida , Oct. 11 : Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) and OPPO Mobiles have come together to provide scholarship and promote cricket skills to the less privileged kids. Read Full Story

South Africa's T20 Global League postponed till next year
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 11 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) have postponed the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which was due to start on November 3, to November 2018. Read Full Story

Behrendorff shines in Australia's series-leveling win in Guwahati
Guwahati (Assam) , Oct. 11 : Left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff's four-wicket burst sparked an Indian collapse and Moises Henriques and Travis Head then smoked India out to help Australia to an easy eight-wicket win in the second T20 of the three-match series Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Dean Jones appointed interim Afghanistan head coach
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 10 : Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has been roped in as the interim coach of the Afghanistan cricket team for the upcoming Hong Kong tour. Read Full Story


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