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Dharamsala Test: India need 87 more runs to win series against Aussies
Dharamsala , Mar.27 : India require another 87 runs with 10 wickets remaining to clinch the four-match series against Australia after closing Day Three of the final Test at 19-0 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) here on Monday. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test: Williamson's ton puts Kiwis in command against Proteas
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.27 : Skipper Kane Williamson struck a scorching unbeaten century as New Zealand reached 321-4 at stumps in their first innings on the Day Three of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park here on Monday. Read Full Story

Australia bowl out India for 332 runs, Lyon picks up a 'fifer'
Dharamshala, Mar 27 : Buoyed by the partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha, India managed to surge ahead of Australia's first innings score but were bowled out shortly afterwards, here on Monday, day three of the fourth and final Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Shaun Tait bids adieu to all forms of cricket
Melbourne [Australia], Mar.27 : Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, thus ending his illustrious 15-year career at the competitive level. Read Full Story

Lyon's late strikes give Aussies edge in Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.26 : Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon bagged four wickets in the final session to leave India in a spot of bother at 248-6 at stumps on Day Two of the series-deciding Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Ind v Aus: Kuldeep's dream debut makes family proud
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Mar. 26 : Family of spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrated his dream debut for Indian vs Australia Test match in Dharamsala yesterday, taking four wickets. Read Full Story

Mehedi Hasan's inclusion for Lanka ODIs was my decision: BCB president
Colombo [Sri Lanka] Mar.26 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has revealed that it was his decision to choose Mehedi Hasan for the ongoing four-match series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Lyon picks up four wickets, India trail Australia by 52 runs
Dharamsala, Mar 26 : Nathan Lyon picked up four quick wickets to put India under pressure on the second day of the fourth Test match as the home side trailed Australia's first innings score by 52 runs here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test: Kiwis make steady start against Proteas on Day 2
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.26 : Openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval produced calm and composed performance as New Zealand reached 67 for no loss at stumps on Day Two of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park on Sunday. Read Full Story

'Long live wrist spinners': Shane Warne impressed with 'student' Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi , Mar. 26 : After his heroics in his debut Test against Australia, spinner Kuldeep Yadav had revealed that he received some tips from Shane Warne that helped him dismantle the guests in Dharamsala, and now the king of spin has responded saying that he was happy to help any young spinner from any country. Read Full Story

Ashwin overtakes Steyn as the leading wicket taker in a season
Dharamsala, Mar 25 : Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin overtook South African fast bowler Dale Steyn to become the leading wicket taking bowler in a single season of Test cricket during the first day of the ongoing fourth Test match against Australia on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kuldeep picks up four wickets, Australia bowled out for 300
Dharamsala, Mar 25 : Four wickets by debut bowler Kuldeep Yadav helped India bowl out Australia for 300 runs in their first innings in the fourth and crucial Test match of the series here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Yuvraj Singh launches his sports lifestyle brand YWC on Jabong
New Delhi , Mar 25 : In yet another fun filled afternoon for fashion and sports enthusiasts, India's leading fashion e-tailer, Jabong, hosted a launch event with the legendary Indian Cricket all-rounder Yuvraj Singh unveiling his sports lifestyle brand YWC on the portal. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Debutant Kuldeep's heroics impress Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : It is every cricketer's dream to be acknowledged by Sachin Tendulkar, and spinner Kuldeep Yadav who made his Test debut against Australia today, was showered with praises by the cricket legend as he weaved a wrist spinner's web around the tourists during the decisive fourth Test in Dharamsala. Read Full Story

England 'hires' Saqlain Mushtaq as new spin coach
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 : The England Cricket Board (ECB) has hired former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant for a period of two years. Read Full Story

Life bans on match-fixers can rescue Pakistan cricket: Misbah-ul Haq
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 : Calling for no mercy against anyone involved in corrupt practices within cricket, Pakistan's Test Captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday called for life bans and strict enforcement of laws against the players involved in match-fixing or spot fixing. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Twitter gushes over injured Kohli bringing teammates drinks
Dharamsala , Mar. 25 : Being injured did not stop skipper Virat Kohli from being there for his boys on the field as they took on Australia in the fourth deciding Test in Dharamsala today. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Kangaroos rake up 131 runs following early loss
Dharamshala, Mar 25 : Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australian skipper Steven Smith and his deputy David Warner have sent the Indian bowlers for a leather hunt, raking up 131 runs for the loss of one wicket in the first session here on Saturday, the day one of the fourth and final Test match in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Injured Kohli ruled out, Australia bats first
Dharamsala , Mar. 25 : Ajinkya Rahane is leading India in the deciding Test against Australia in Dharamsala, as skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out following a shoulder injury, causing a major blow to the hosts. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Smith wins toss, Rahane to lead team in Kohli's absence
Dharamshala, Mar 25 : Australian captain Steven Smith has won the coin toss and opted to bat first here on Saturday, day one of the fourth and the final Test match of the ongoing edition of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Ind-Aus Dharamsala Test: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer included in squad for final match
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar. 25 : Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and Mumbai top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer have been included in the Indian team for the series-decider Test match against Australia. Read Full Story

SC orders BCCI to give money to HPCA for Dharamsala test match
New Delhi, Mar 24 : The Supreme Court of India ordered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give 2.5 crore rupees to Himachal Pradesh State Cricket Association (HPCA) for organising the fourth and final test match between India and Australia, on Friday. Read Full Story

Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer included in the Indian team for Dharamsala Test against Australia
Mumbai, Mar 24 :Mohammed Shami and Shreyas Iyer have been added to the Indian squad for the Test match against Australia in Dharamsala, the BCCI confirmed on Friday. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: Sharjeel Khan appears before PCB tribunal
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.24 : Discarded batsman Sharjeel Khan has appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as part of the ongoing investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Read Full Story

Shashank Manohar agrees to continue as ICC chairman
Dubai [UAE], Mar.24 :International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has today agreed to defer his recent resignation following the board resolution requesting him to remain in the post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this week. Read Full Story

Rising Pune Supergiants adds Imran Tahir to squad, replaces injured Marsh
Pune, Mar 24 : IPL side Rising Pune Supergiant‏s on Friday announced South African spinner Imran Tahir has joined the squad. Read Full Story

Dhoni looking to play beyond 2019 WC
New Delhi, Mar 24 : Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has expressed that he is looking forward to play the game beyond World Cup 2019. Read Full Story

SC directs BCCI to release funds for Dharamsala Test
New Delhi , Mar.24 : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release funds to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to host the fourth and the final Test between India and Australia in Dharamsala as per the schedule. Read Full Story

ICC Chairman to remain in post following board resolution
Dubai, Mar 24 : ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar on Friday agreed to defer his recent resignation following an ICC Board resolution to request him to remain in post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this week. Read Full Story

Windies, Pak can climb up to third position in T20I rankings
Dubai [UAE], Mar.24 : The West Indies and Pakistan will square-off in a four-match series starting in Bridgetown on Sunday with a chance to move up to third position in the ICC T20I Team Rankings. Read Full Story

Aussies meet Dalai Lama ahead of Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.24 : The Australian cricket team on Friday visited Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at his adopted home in McLeod Ganj before the training session. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Will play only if I' am 100% fit, says Kohli
Dharamsala , Mar.24 : While the uncertainty surrounding Virat Kohli's availability for the series-deciding Test against Australia continued, the skipper on Friday made it clear that he would play the match in Dharamsala only if he is 100 percent fit. Read Full Story

De Kock cleared to play Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.24 : South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been cleared to play in the final Test of the three-match series against New Zealand in Hamilton, despite suffering tendon damage in his right index finger. Read Full Story

Setback for Kiwis as Boult ruled out of Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.24 : In a major blow to New Zealand, pace spearhead Trent Boult has been ruled out of the final Test of the three-match series against South Africa in Hamilton after failing to recover from a leg injury. Read Full Story

Virat is a great ambassador and leader of cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara
Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that Virat Kohli is a great ambassador and leader of cricket, in response to Australian media's comparison between the Indian captain and US President Donald Trump, at a press conference on Thursday. Read Full Story

Shreyas Iyer selected in Indian team as support to injured Virat Kohli
Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Mumbai cricketer Shreyas Iyer was selected in the Indian cricket team as a support to injured Virat Kohli for the fourth and final test match of the ongoing India-Australia series on Thursday. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : The All India Senior Selection Committee have named replacements for Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav who have been ruled out of the Paytm Prof D.B. Deodhar Trophy 2017 due to an injury. Read Full Story

RPS brings in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh
Pune (Maharashtra) , Mar. 23 : The RPS has roped in South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir after Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury. Read Full Story

Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Pujara comes out in support of Kohli ahead of Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.23 : As Virat Kohli continued to attract unwanted attention from the Australian media, his fellow team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara has come out in support of the Indian skipper by describing him as a great ambassador of the game. Read Full Story

Pak tour of Windies will be controversy-free : Talat Ali
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.23 : In the wake of the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, national team manager Talat Ali has assured that the upcoming tour of West Indies will be absolutely controversy-free. Read Full Story

Not sure if Kohli knows how to spell 'sorry': James Sutherland
Melbourne [Australia], Mar.23 : Taking a cheeky dig at Virat Kohli, Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland said that he is not sure whether the Indian skipper knows how to spell the word "sorry". Read Full Story

'Injured' Perera ruled out of first two B'desh ODIs
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar.23 : Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the first two ODIs of the four-match series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

Hamstring injury forces Southee out of Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.23 : New Zealand suffered another major blow as fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the final Test of the three-match series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

'Injured' De Kock remains doubtful for Hamilton Test, IPL
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.23 : South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock continued to remain doubtful for the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton and may miss the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after scans confirmed tendon damage to his right index finger. Read Full Story

BCCI announces pay hike for Indian men cricketers by cent percent
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Board of Control for Cricket in India in an official statement announced the pay hike for all Indian men cricketers by cent percent, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Scotland to host Zimbabwe in June
Edinburgh, Mar 22 : Scotland on Wednesday said it will host Zimbabwe in two One Day Internationals at The Grange, Edinburgh this summer as part of an action-packed fortnight of international cricket on home soil. Read Full Story

Pujara, Jadeja elevated to Grade A in BCCI contracts, Harbhajan left out
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts following their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

Scotland to host Zimbabwe for two ODIs in June
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.22 : Scotland is all set to host Zimbabwe for a two-match ODI series in June this year, the Cricket Scotland has confirmed the news. Read Full Story

Pujara, Jadeja elevated to Grade A as BCCI COA announces Annual players' contracts
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts, after their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

BCCI COA issues clarification on full member ouster
Mumbai , Mar.22 : The BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) has issued a clarification to what it describes to be as "misconceived" media reports suggesting that the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and the Gujarat Cricket Association have been selected as the only full members of the BCCI from Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB, FIA lock horns over probe
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit out at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the ongoing probe into Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, stating that it is solely their domain to investigate the players involved in any 'wrongdoings'. Read Full Story

India will be 'little bit nervous' in Dharamsala: Mitchell Johnson
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 22 : Expecting the pitch in Dharamsala to favour the pace bowlers, former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes Steve Smith-led side wil; be more confident compared to the India who will be 'little nervous' for the series decider, beginning Saturday. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test could define our season: BJ Watling
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.22 : New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has insisted that his side will not dwell on their second Test defeat to South Africa and instead look forward to perform at their menacing best in the last match of the series as it could define their season. Read Full Story

India scared of defeat to us, says Mitchell Starc
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 22 : Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has said that India were scared of losing the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy after their unexpected loss in Pune and that's why they started with verbal confrontations with the visitors. Read Full Story

Big B thanks Aussie media for Kohli-Trump comparison
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was recently compared by an Australian daily with US President Donald Trump. Read Full Story

Australian media compares Kohli to US President Trump
Sydney, Mar 21 : The fight between Australia and India on the field is getting tense with even the Australian media attacking skipper Virat Kohli and comparing him with US President Donald Trump. Read Full Story

BCCI and CA to partner for Exchange Programs
Mumbai, Mar 21 : National Cricket Academy (NCA) has undertaken an initiative to conduct a refresher course for the existing accredited coaches of BCCI in conjunction with Cricket Australia. Read Full Story

Australia and South Africa vie for 2nd spot in Test rankings on 1 April cut-off date
Dubai, Mar 21 : Ravindra Jadeja has whizzed ahead of India spin-twin Ravichandran Ashwin to take the sole top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia which puts the four-match series interestingly poised at 1-1. Read Full Story

BCCI and CA to partner for Exchange Programs
Mumbai ,Mar.21 : The National Cricket Academy (NCA) has undertaken an initiative to conduct a refresher course for the existing accredited coaches of BCCI in conjunction with Cricket Australia. Read Full Story


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