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Kedar Jadhav's sister beams with pride over his stellar performance in Pune ODI
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. 16 : Expressing her pleasure over his brother's stellar performance in the successful opening ODI against England, the sister of Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav on Monday said that she was proud of the way the former stitched a 200-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli to guide the team to a three-wicket victory. Read Full Story

ODI series: Marcus Stoinis joins Australian side, replaces Marsh
Sydney, Jan 16 : Victorian Marcus Stoinis has joined the Australia team for the remaining ODI series against Pakistan. Read Full Story

ICC introduces new helmet regulations
Dubai, Jan 16 : The International Cricket Council has announced the introduction of new regulations that make it compulsory for batsmen to wear helmets which adhere to the highest safety standards when electing to wear a helmet in men's and women's international matches. Read Full Story

Stoinis replaces `injured` Marsh in ODI squad against Pak
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 :All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been called in to the Australian squad as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh for the remaining three ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan. Read Full Story

Cricket fraternity congratulates Kohli & co. after record run-chase
New Delhi , Jan.16 : The Virat Kohli-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they made an amazing start to the year by clinching a nerve-wracking three-wicket win over England in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune. Read Full Story

Mushfiqur Rahim cleared of serious injury after head blow
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.16 : Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been cleared of any serious injury after he was struck by a bouncer on the final day of the opening Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Read Full Story

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress, says homecoming
New Delhi, Jan 16 : Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday formally joined the Congress ahead of Punjab election next month and declared that it was his "ghar wapsi" (Homecoming), media reports said. Read Full Story

Jadhav helps Virat to begin 'Kohli era' in ODIs with a bang
Pune , Jan. 15 : Middle-order batsman Kedar Jhadav and newly appointed skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday scored blistering centuries under immense pressure to guide India to a three-wicket win in a nerve-breaking first ODI against England and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium. Read Full Story

Jadhav's inning was just `outstanding`: Kohli
Pune (Maharashtra) , Jan. 15 : Newly appointed ODI skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday heaped praise on Kedar Jadhav blistering knock of 120 runs which guided India to a sensational three-wicket win over England in the first ODI in Pune on Sunday, saying the 'best calculative innings' of the latter was just 'outstanding'. Read Full Story

ODI: Kohli, Jadhav smash century as India beat England by 7 wickets
Pune, Jan 15 : In a remarkable display with his willow, Indian captain Virat Kohli hammered 122 runs and added 200 runs in the fifth wicket partnership with Kedar Jadhav to help the home side beat England by three wickets in the first match of the ODI series here on Sunday. Read Full Story

ICC announces new helmet regulations to ensure highest safety standards
Dubai [UAE], Jan. 15 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the introduction of new regulations that make it compulsory for batsmen to wear helmets which adhere to the highest safety standards when electing to wear a helmet in men's and women's international matches. Read Full Story

Australia forced to make changes for rest of Pakistan ODIs
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 15 : Australia have been forced to make a number of changes in the line-up for the remainder of matches of the ongoing five-match series against Pakistan. Read Full Story

Hafeez leads Pakistan to easy win over Australia in Melbourne ODI
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 15 : Pakistan on Sunday staged a strong comeback in the ongoing five-match ODI series against Australia as they defeated the host by six wickets here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Read Full Story

Australia name 16-member Test squad for India tour
Sydney [Australia], Jan.15 : Cricket Australia announced a 16-member Test squad for the tour of India on Sunday. Read Full Story

I am ready: Virat Kohli
Pune, Jan 14 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who will be leading India in the ODI and T20 series against England for the first time after MS Dhoni retired few days back, said he is ready to take the responsibility. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali injured: Mohammad Hafeez named captain of Pakistan side for 2nd ODI against Australia
Melbourne, Jan 14 : Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez will be leading the national side in the second ODI match against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday, officials said. Read Full Story

Hamstring injury forces Azhar Ali out of Melbourne ODI
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.14 : Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has been ruled out of the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

Mohammad Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president post rejected
Hyderabad , Jan.14 : Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin's hopes of becoming Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president shattered after his nomination papers for the position were disqualified on Saturday. Read Full Story

Dhoni can experiment more with batting now: Virat Kohli
Pune (Mumbai) , Jan.14 : Newly-appointed limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli believes that with the burden of captaincy lifted off Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shoulder, the former captain will be able to express himself more freely as a batsman and experiment a bit with his offensive skills. Read Full Story

Pak coach Mickey Arthur wants T20 internationals to be scrapped
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.14 : Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes Twenty20 cricket should be played almost exclusively at the domestic level in order to give ailing one-day international format a much-needed boost. Read Full Story

Wade, Faulkner power Australia to thumping win in Brisbane ODI
Brisbane [Australia], Jan. 13 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Mathew Wade's blistering hundred and all-rounder James Faulkner's four-wicket haul guided Australia to a comprehensive 92-run win over Pakistan in the first ODI here at the Gabba, Brisbane on Friday. Read Full Story

Misbah hits back at Chappell for 'uncalled' criticism of Pakistan
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 13 : Hitting back at Ian Chappell's criticisms of Pakistan after their recent 0-3 Test whitewash against Australia in series Down Under, Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that the comments were uncalled for and unbecoming, especially coming from someone of the stature of the Aussie legend in the game. Read Full Story

Ranji Trophy final: Gujarat need another 265 to create history
Indore , Jan. 13 : Gujarat, who are eyeing their first Ranji Trophy title, would be keeping their fingers crossed and their hopes high when they would come to bat on the final day of the ongoing final against Mumbai here at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, needing another 265 runs to create history. Read Full Story

I don't believe in split captaincy: Dhoni
Pune, Jan 13 : Mentioning that he never believed in 'split captaincy', Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni said he had informed the BCCI on leaving captaincy after the last South Africa series in India. Read Full Story

India under Kohli will rewrite history, It was right time that I quit : MS Dhoni
Pune, Jan 13 : : Days after passing the baton to Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni on Friday said the current Indian cricket team will "rewrite history to be the most successful team ever." Read Full Story

Bangladesh: Shakib, Mushfiqur enter record books
Wellington, Jan 13 : Bangladeshi cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mishfiqur Rahim have entered the record books by virtue of their partnership in the first and ongoing Test match against New Zealand in the latter's backyard. Read Full Story

I don't regret anything in life: Dhoni
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. 13 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he has been always off the view that the concept of split captaincy doesn't work in the Indian cricket set-up and that was the main reason he decided to step down as limited-over skipper. Read Full Story

If you have desire, you can play 100 Tests: Amla tells fellow Proteas cricketers
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.13 : Veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla, who recently became the eighth South African to appear in 100 Test matches, believes he is not the last country's player to reach the milestone and that there are many more to come in the near future. Read Full Story

Windies reject proposal to tour Pak citing security concerns
Barbados [West Indies], Jan.13 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected the proposed tour to Pakistan after the security concerns raised by the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA). Read Full Story

Lynn, Stanlake set to make debut in Gabba Test
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.12 : Australian skipper Steve Smith has confirmed that Queensland duo Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake will make their debut in the opening ODI of the five-match series against Pakistan on January 13 in Brisbane. Read Full Story

Brendon McCullum slapped with one-match ban for slow over-rate
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.12 : Brisbane Heat's road to the Big Bash League (BBL) finals have been dealt a major blow after skipper Brendon McCullum handed a one-match suspension for maintaining a slow over-rate. Read Full Story

Windies to host Pakistan for three Tests, three ODIs, two T20s
Barbados [West Indies], Jan.12 : West Indies will host Pakistan for a seven-week long cricket tour from March to May, featuring two T20Is, three ODIs and as many Test matches spread across five venues in the Caribbean. Read Full Story

Lodha panel wants ex-Test players to select Irani Team
New Delhi , Jan.12 : Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led Committee has for all future endeavors called on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri to reduce their selection committee to three selectors with Test match experience. Read Full Story

BCCI assures ECB after 'concerns' over tour
New Delhi, Jan. 12: Former BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke, who was removed from the post by the Supreme Court earlier this month, has expressed "concerns" to Giles Clarke, ECB president over the board's ability to host the limited-overs series against England starting January 15. Read Full Story

I need to adjust to Kohli's `aggressive` leadership style: Ashwin
Pune , Jan. 11 : Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that he would be looking forward to adjust to the aggressive leadership style of newly appointed limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli in the upcoming series against England starting January 15. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli, others wish Rahul Dravid on birthday
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli joined the cricket world in wishing former Indian captain Rahul Dravid on his birthday on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Ranji Trophy final: Gujarat extend lead to 63 on Day 2
Indore , Jan. 11 : Gujarat won Day Two honours of the ongoing Ranji Trophy final against Mumbai as they finished the day at 291/6 with a lead of 63 runs here at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. Read Full Story

Anand Date appointed as India's interim conditioning coach for England series
New Delhi , Jan. 11 : Indian cricket team's strength and conditioning coach Shanker Basu has been replaced by Anand Date for the upcoming limited overs series against England starting January 15. Read Full Story

Pakistan warned of `scary` totals in ODIs against Australia
Brisbane[Australia], Jan. 11 :Travis Head, Australian middle-order batsman, believes his side can score 'scary' totals, provided they can create a good platform at the start of the innings in the upcoming five-match ODI series against Pakistan starting Friday at the Gabba, Brisbane. Read Full Story

Trent Boult in line to make return in Bangladesh Tests
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 11 : New Zealand pacer Trent Boult could make a comeback to the side for the first Test against Bangladesh---the only change expected in the team that played the last Test against Pakistan. Read Full Story

`Uncapped` Thikshila named in Lanka T20 squad against Proteas
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan.11 : Uncapped all-rounder Thikshila de Silva has been included in the 15-man Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against South Africa beginning January 20 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Read Full Story

PCB condemns FICA's advisory, terms is `disservice` to cricket
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 11 : Condemning the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) advising players not to tour Pakistan due to an extremely elevated state of insecurity in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the cricket federation has done a great disservice to the cause of cricket in general and Pakistan cricket in particular. Read Full Story

Misbah clarifies `best` 1999's Pakistan team statement
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan.11 : Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has clarified his recent comment wherein he dubbed Pakistan's 1999 side as the best team which toured Australia. Read Full Story

West Indies: Jimmy Adams appointed as new Director of Cricket
Antigua, Jan 11 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed former cricketer James 'Jimmy' Adams as its new Director of Cricket. Read Full Story

Pakistan eyeing direct qualification for the ICC Cricket WC 2019
Dubai [UAE], Jan.11 : Former world champion Pakistan will aim for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when they take on the in-form reigning world champion and number-one ranked Australia in a five-match ODI series beginning Friday at the Gabba, Brisbane. Read Full Story

Pakistan eyes direct qualification for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Dubai, Jan 11 : With the holding of the ICC Test Championship mace, an event of the distant past, former world champion Pakistan sets its sights on direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when it takes on the in-form reigning world champion and number-one ranked Australia in a five-ODI series starting in Brisbane on Friday, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Rahul Dravid celebrates 44th birthday
Bengaluru, Jan 11 : Former international cricketer and a sporting icon, Rahul Dravid turned 44 on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Arthur underlines Pak's resilience despite Australia drubbing
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan.11 : Despite being whitewashed in the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Australia, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that the resilience of his players can never be questioned, adding that the experience of playing down under will put them in good stead. Read Full Story

Jimmy Adams roped in as Windies' new Director of Cricket
Barbados [West Indies], Jan.11 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has confirmed the appointment of former Caribbean skipper Jimmy Adams as its new Director of Cricket on a three-year contract. Read Full Story

England beat India A by three wickets
Mumbai, Jan 10 : India A, under the leadership of MS Dhoni, suffered three wickets defeat at the hands of visiting England in a practice match here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed eager to make Test debut
Wellington [New Zealand], Jan. 10 : 21-year-old Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed is likely to make his Test debut against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series beginning January 12 at the Basin Reserve. Read Full Story

England beat India A by 3 wickets in first warm-up game
Mumbai , Jan. 10 : England on Tuesday made a promising start to their limited over tour as they defeated India A by three wickets in the first warm-up game at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Cricket Association accepts Lodha reforms
Dhaulpur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 10 : Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Tuesday accepted the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee in its meeting which was held here in Dhaulpur. Read Full Story

Former Indian skipper Mohd Azharuddin to contest for Hyderabad Cricket Association chief post
Hyderabad, Jan 10 : In a bid to start a new career,former Indian skipper Mohd Azharuddin has filed nomination for the post of the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), media reports said. Read Full Story

'Amla is everything you want in a Test player`
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 10 : Australian skipper Steve Smith has heaped praise on veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla, saying he is everything one wants in a Test cricketer. Read Full Story

Ranji Trophy final: Gujarat dismiss Mumbai for 228 on Day 1
Indore , Jan. 10 : Gujarat won Day One honours as they reduced defending champion Mumbai for a modest 228 in the first innings of the Ranji Trophy 2016 final here at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Sarfraz Ahmed set to return home to see his ailing mother
Brisbane [Australia], Jan. 10 : Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is likely to return home from Australia after his mother was admitted to the Intense Care Unit (ICU) in Karachi. Read Full Story

The emotional Ponting-Martyn conversation before 2003 WC final
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 10 : Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has revealed an emotional conversation he had with teammate Damien Martyn in the build-up to the 2003 World Cup final against India which ultimately proved to be a catalyst for one of the greatest partnerships in game's pinnacle event. Read Full Story

South African cricketer David Wiese signs Kolpak deal with Sussex
London, Jan 10 : British cricket club Sussex has signed three-year contract with South African all-rounder David Wiese. Read Full Story

WICB appoints new CEO Johnny Grave
Antigua, Jan 10 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Johnny Grave as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a rigorous recruitment process led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados. Read Full Story

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