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CoA chief clears doubts over Dravid's future, says he won't tour with senior team
New Delhi , July 22 : BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday clarified doubts over Rahul Dravid's future, saying the former India skipper will not be available for the senior team's tours abroad due to his commitments with the India A and Under-19 sides. Read Full Story

BCCI appoints Hemang Amin as IPL COO
Mumbai , July 22 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday appointed Hemang Amin as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Indian cricket team to get new manager soon: BCCI
New Delhi , July 22 : Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna said that a new manager for the Indian Men's cricket team will be announced very soon. Read Full Story

Women's WC 2017: BCCI to reward Rs 50 lakh each to Mithali and Co.
Mumbai , July 22 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh to each player of the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the ongoing Women's World Cup 2017. Read Full Story

Ready to probe 2011 WC final if Ranatunga provides evidence: Lanka sports minister
New Delhi , July 22 :Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera has said he is ready to order a probe of the 2011 men's World Cup final between his country and India if former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga provides all required evidence of the match being fixed. Read Full Story

Women's WC final: History awaits for Indian eves at Lord's
London [U.K], July 22 : Riding on confidence following their back-to-back victories over New Zealand and Australia, India will aim to clinch their maiden ICC Women's World Cup title when they take on hosts England at The Lord's on Sunday. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj's father confident that India can win Women's World Cup this time
Hyderabad , July 22 : India will meet England in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup on Sunday at Lords. Read Full Story

Lanka ropes in Chaminda Vaas as specialist bowling coach for India series
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 21 : The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that former paceman Chaminda Vaas has been roped in as the specialist fast bowling coach for the upcoming series against India. Read Full Story

BCCI congratulates Mithali and Co. on reaching Women's WC final
Mumbai , July 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday congratulated the Indian women's cricket team after they clinched an astounding victory over Australia to reach the finals of the of the ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

Pneumonia rules Chandimal out of Galle Test, Herath to lead Sri Lanka
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 21 : In a big blow to Sri Lanka, newly appointed Test captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the first Test of the three-match series against India at Galle starting July 26 after being hospitalized due to pneumonia. Read Full Story

AB welcomes birth of second child with wife Danielle
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 21 : South Africa ODI skipper AB de Villiers and his wife Danielle, who were expecting their second child, have welcomed the birth of baby boy. Read Full Story

Stuart MacGill settles pay dispute with Cricket Australia
Sydney [Australia] July 21 : Stuart MacGill has settled a dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) over his USD 2.6 million claim in salary and match payments after injury forced the former Australian leg-spinner's retirement in 2008. Read Full Story

Confident that India will lift Women's World Cup: BCCI
New Delhi , July 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday congratulated the Indian women's cricket team on their astounding victory against Australia and exuded confidence that the Mithali Raj-led side will emerge out as champions of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. Read Full Story

WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet, says Mithali
Derby [UK], July 21 : Indian skipper Mithali Raj hailed Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliant innings of 171* as the "greatest knock by an India women player" and said that a "big performance" like that of her deputy was needed to beat a "champion side like Australia" in the Women's World Cup semi-final. Read Full Story

Beaming with pride, Harmanpreet's mother urges nation to empower daughters
Moga (Punjab) , July 21 : As India is celebrating the entry of the national Women Cricket team into the ICC Women's World Cup final, courtesy Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliant knock 171 not out off 115 balls, the cricketer's mother has urged the nation to empower their daughters. Read Full Story

Women's World Cup: Cricket greats hail Indian eves for booking date with destiny
New Delhi , July. 21 : Indians around the world rejoiced as India stunned defending champions Australia to enter the ICC Women's World Cup finals. Cricket greats and politicians came together in hailing the feat by the Indian eves. Read Full Story

ICC Women's World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur muscles India to final
Derby [England], July. 21 : A magnificent unbeaten century from star batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur helped India beat Australia by 36 runs in the semifinal of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup at the county ground on Thursday. Read Full Story

Samaraweera not to continue as Bangladesh's batting consultant
Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 20 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has revealed that it would not extend Thilan Samaraweera's contract as the country's cricket team batting consultant. Read Full Story

Kohli, Shastri call on team to maintain No. 1 Test spot
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 20 : Ahead of the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri has called on Virat Kohli's men not to take the Dinesh Chandimal-led team lightly and focus on maintaining the side's status as the world's top Test playing nation. Read Full Story

Women's WC semi-final: India opt to bat against Australia
Derby [U.K], July 20 : Indian won the toss and opted to bat first against six-time champions Australia in the second semi-final clash of the ICC Women's World Cup here at the County Ground on Thursday. Read Full Story

Westley, Malan named in England squad for Oval Test
London [UK], July 20 : Essex's Tom Westley and Dawid Malan of Middlesex have been named in the 13-man squad for the third Test of the four-match series against South Africa starting at the Kia Oval next Thursday. Read Full Story

'People trolling Mohammed Shami are wrong, not him', says uncle
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) , July 20 : Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami's uncle on Thursday condemned the social media backlash on Indian seamer for uploading pictures of his daughter's second birthday wherein his wife Hasin Jahan is seen not wearing a hijab, saying that it is the mindset of the people which is wrong and not his nephew. Read Full Story

Aussies can easily beat Root's side in Ashes: Kerry O'Keeffe
Melbourne [Australia], July 20 : Former Test spinner Kerry O'Keeffe has expressed his confidence that Australia will easily come out victorious in this summer's Ashes series and that England captain Joe Root will struggle Down Under due to bouncier pitches. Read Full Story

Proteas need an Australian coach, not someone with 'buddy-buddy' attitude: Herschelle Gibbs
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 20 : Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs believes that the current national side need an Australian coach who won't tolerate a "buddy-buddy" attitude. Read Full Story

KP eyes international return, could play for Proteas in 2019
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 20 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he has not given the idea of reviving his international career with his native South Africa even though he would be nearing 40 in 2019 when he re-qualifies. Read Full Story

'India need to find extra level to beat Australia'
Derby [UK], July 20 : India skipper Mithali Raj believes her team needs to reach an extra level today as it prepares to face Australia at the County Cricket Ground for a place in the ICC Women's World Cup final. Read Full Story

Ankle injury forces Michael Lumb to retire
London [UK], July 20 : Former England batsman Michael Lumb, who plays for Nottinghamshire, has been forced to retire with immediate effect because of an ankle injury. Read Full Story

John Bracewell to step down as Ireland coach in December
Dublin [Ireland], July 19 : Ireland head coach John Bracewell will leave Cricket Ireland at the end of his contract in December. Read Full Story

Mitchell Johnson insists pay dispute will leave long-term scars
Sydney [Australia], July 19 : Former Test paceman Mitchell Johnson has said that although the negotiations between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association regarding the fixed revenue model continue to take place, the damage which tends to happen has already been done. Read Full Story

Herath replaces Ashwin at second spot in Test Rankings
Dubai [UAE], July 19 : Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has replaced Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin at the second spot in the latest ICC Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing his eighth 10-wicket match haul and helping his side win the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Colombo by four wickets on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Wouldn't be a problem for me, Shastri to get going: Virat Kohli
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 19 : India skipper Virat Kohli has insisted that it would not be a problem for him and new head coach Ravi Shastri to understand each other owing to their past experience. Read Full Story

Shastris, Kumbles will come and go; fabric of Indian cricket will remain: Head coach
Mumbai , July 19 : Former cricketer Ravi Shastri, who has been recently appointed as head coach of the Indian cricket team, on Wednesday insisted that coaches like him and Anil Kumble will come and go and that it is the team who should be credited for their exceedingly well performance in last three years. Read Full Story

PCB reviews budget allocation, domestic structure of women's wing post World Cup debacle
Karachi [Pakistan], July 19 : The Pakistan women team's horror show at ICC Women's World Cup has created quite a roar in the federation and now the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to review the budgetary allocation and domestic structure of its women's wing. Read Full Story

Anjum Chopra backs Mithali and Co. to beat Australia in WC semi-final
London [UK], July 19 : Former skipper Anjum Chopra believes India have a 50-50 chance of defeating Australia in Thursday's semi-final of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

Shaminda Eranga's bowling action cleared by ICC
Dubai [UAE], July 18 : Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been allowed to resume bowling in the international cricket after he was cleared of a suspected illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Read Full Story

Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali set to make BPL debut
Karachi [Pakistan], July 18 : Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali is all set to make his Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) debut as he has signed a deal with league franchise Comilla Victorians for the upcoming edition to be held later this year. Read Full Story

Writ of SC must run, says Vinod Rai on Lodha reforms
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 18 : It has been a year and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has still not accepted the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations in toto. Read Full Story

Gunaratne, Dickwella help Lanka pull off record Test chase against Zimbabwe
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 18 : Asela Gunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella stitched a crucial 121-run partnership as Sri Lanka chased down the record 388-run target to clinch a four-wicket win over Zimbabwe in one-off Test at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

BCCI accepts Ravi Shastri's recommendation, appoints Bharat Arun as Team India bowling coach
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 18 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed Bharat Arun as the bowling coach of Team India. Read Full Story

Yasir Shah wishes to make ODI comeback for Pakistan
Karachi [Pakistan], July 18 : Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who has been Pakistan's main weapon in Test cricket in recent times, has expressed his wish to make contributions in the shorter format of the game and make a return to ODI side. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world: Mohammad Amir
New Delhi , July 18 : While the entire cricketing fraternity is finding it difficult to name the best batsmen in the present era, left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that for him it is none other than India skipper Virat Kohli. Read Full Story

Philander becoming the 'new Kallis', says du Plessis
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 18 : Vernon Philander is becoming the "new Jacques Kallis", said South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis following his match winning performance in the Trent Bridge Test against England which they won by 340 runs. Read Full Story

Nasser Hussain criticises 'abysmal' England selection post Trent Bridge loss
Johannesburg [South Africa] July 18 : Former captain Nasser Hussain has criticised the selection committee of the England cricket team after the Joe Root-led side slumped to a 340-run defeat to South Africa in Trent Bridge Test. Read Full Story

Root shocked by Vaughan's 'unfair' criticism of England's 'lack of respect' for Test cricket
Nottingham [UK], July 18 : New England skipper Joe Root was taken aback by the 'unfair' criticism made by Michael Vaughan of his side's performance during the Trent Bridge Test against South Africa which they lost by 340 runs. Read Full Story

England to take on South Africa in ICC Women' WC semi-final
Bristol [UK], July 18 : England will today take on South Africa in the first semifinal of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at the County Ground, Bristol. Read Full Story

Proteas hammer England by 340 runs in second Test to level series 1-1
Nottingham [U.K], July 17 : A spectacular bowling performance from South Africa saw them thrash England by 340 runs to win the second Test and level the four-match series 1-1 at Trent Bridge on Monday. Read Full Story

Women's WC 2017: England, South Africa geared up for semi-final clash
Bristol [U.K], July 17 : England opener Tammy Beaumont has insisted that her side's victory over South Africa earlier in the group stage of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 will count for nothing when the two sides face each other in the semi-finals of the tournament at the Bristol County Ground on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Mendis stays firm in record Lanka chase
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 17 : Kusal Mendis smashed a sparkling unbeaten half-century to keep Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing a record 388 alive on Day Four of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe here at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Monday. Read Full Story

Sana Mir may lose captaincy; to pay for Pak's poor performance in Women's WC
Karachi [Pakistan], July 17 : Pakistan women cricket team's poor performance in ICC Women's World Cup in England is to cost huge to captain Sana Mir as she is likely to lose her captaincy as well as her place in the team. Read Full Story

Rhodes likely to become Bangladesh's fielding consultant
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 17:The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in talks with South African legend Jonty Rhodes for a short-term fielding consultant role, confirmed the board's president Nazmul Hassan Papon. Read Full Story

Shikhar Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Lanka Tour
New Delhi , July 17 : Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been called in as replacement for opener Murali Vijay for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Afghanistan A replace Australia A in Proteas triangular series
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 17 : In the wake of Australia A's decision to boycott tour to South Africa due to ongoing pay dispute, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has accepted Cricket South Africa's (CSA) offer to play the triangular series which also features India A. Read Full Story

Ali feels Cook can give England the foundation to save Trent Bridge Test
London [UK], July 17 : With England left with a daunting task of chasing 474 runs to win the ongoing Trent Bridge Test against South Africa, all-rounder Moeen Ali feels Alastair Cook could save the match provided he stays long and provide a solid foundation for the rest of the batters. Read Full Story

Raza helps Zimbabwe hold control of Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 16 : A busy, unbroken stand of 107 runs between Sikandar Raza and Malcom Waller helped Zimbabwe take control of the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

'True greats-Kumble, Dravid, Zaheer don't deserve public humiliation'
New Delhi , July 16 : Ramachandra Guha, former member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Sunday lashed out at the cricket board for "public humiliation" of Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan. Read Full Story

'Appalled' Vaughan urges England batsmen to respect Test cricket
Melbourne [Australia], July 16 : Former captain Michael Vaughan has been left 'appalled' following England's batting collapse against South Africa in the Trent Bridge Test. Read Full Story

Gillespie 'seriously considered' India head coach gig
Melbourne [Australia], July 16 : Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has revealed that he "seriously considered" applying for the post of Team India head coach which has now been bagged by Ravi Shastri. Read Full Story

`True greats-Kumble, Dravid, Zaheer don't deserve public humiliation`
New Delhi , July 16 : Ramachandra Guha, former member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Sunday lashed out at the cricket board for public humiliation of Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan. Read Full Story

'Appalled' Vaughan urges England batsmen to respect Test cricket
Melbourne [Australia], July 16 : Former captain Michael Vaughan has been left 'appalled' following England's batting collapse against South Africa in the Trent Bridge Test. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj salutes 'New India' after massive win under pressure
Derby [UK], July 16 : A 'new India team' is how skipper Mithali Raj described her side after it coped admirably with the high-pressure environment of a winner-takes-all clash against New Zealand to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story


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