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Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer. Read Full Story

We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj
London [UK], June 23 : India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has asserted that female cricketers should not be compared to their male counterparts. Read Full Story

Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer. Read Full Story

ICC says improving performance convinced it to give full membership to Ireland, Afghanistan
London [United Kingdom), June 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday that improving perfomances by both Ireland and Afghanistan convinced the world cricket body to give full membership to both countries. Read Full Story

Ireland, Afghanistan made full members of the ICC
Dubai[UAE]/London [UK], June 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed Ireland and Afghanistan as full members of the world cricket body, making them eligible to play all forms of international cricket, including Tests with other cricket playing nations. Read Full Story

BCCI to receive USD 405 million from ICC as per agreed revenue sharing model
Mumbai , June 22 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to receive USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as per agreed revenue sharing model. Read Full Story

UCWeb registers user traffic of 0.75 billion during IPL, ICC Champions Trophy 2017
New Delhi , June 22 : Consumption of cricket-related content exceeded 0.75 billion on UCWeb Platforms - UC News and UC Browser, for the latest edition of IPL 2017 and the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, according to a data report, titled Insights into India's Cricket Frenzy, released by UCWeb. Read Full Story

'Injured' Broad doubtful for first Proteas Test
London [U.K], June 22 : England paceman Stuart Broad is doubtful for the opening Test of the four-match series against South Africa due to a heel injury. Read Full Story

Luke Ronchi bids adieu to international cricket
Wellington [New Zealand], June 22 : New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying he now wants to focus on his family. Read Full Story

New Indian coach to have tenure till June 2019 World Cup: BCCI
New Delhi , June 21 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna on Wednesday said that the new coach for the Indian cricket team, whose tenure will be fixed at least till 2019 World Cup, will be announced before the Sri Lankan tour. Read Full Story

Sad day for Indian cricket: Lalchand Rajput on Kumble's resignation
Mumbai , June 21 : Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Wednesday declared Anil Kumble's decision not to continue as the national cricket team's head coach as a sad day for Indian cricket and praised him for doing a great job during his one-year tenure. Read Full Story

Team India will get new head coach before Sri Lanka tour: BCCI
New Delhi , June 21 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior official Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday assured that the Indian cricket team will have a new head coach before next month's tour to Sri Lanka as Anil Kumble stepped down from the post in the wake of his alleged differences with captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday. Read Full Story

'Hated my coach, but stuck with him': Bindra on Kumble-Kohli rift
New Delhi , June 21 : After Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of Indian cricket team's head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli, Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra has revealed how he stuck with a coach he hated, for 20 long years. Read Full Story

Tom Parker steps down as SCG curator
Sydney [Australia], June 21 : Long-serving Sydney Cricket Ground curator Tom Parker will step down from the position at the end of September, just few months prior to Australia's home Ashes series. Read Full Story

Pakistan PM announces Rs 10m each for Champions Trophy winners
Karachi [Pakistan], June 21 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced price money of Rs 10 million each for every player of the national cricket team, as a reward for winning their maiden Champions Trophy on Sunday. Read Full Story

Hope Kumble continues association with Indian cricket: CK Khanna
New Delhi , June 21 : A day after Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of Indian cricket team's head coach, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K Khanna on Wednesday expressed hope that the former cricketer continues his association with Indian cricket in any way possible. Read Full Story

Kumble confirms rift with Kohli as reason for stepping down
New Delhi , June 20 : Anil Kumble, who stepped down as Indian cricket team's coach on Tuesday said he was informed that skipper Virat Kohli had reservations about his work 'style' and his extension as the head coach, which prompted him to resign. Read Full Story

With Kumble gone, M.V. Sridhar to supervise India for Windies tour
New Delhi , June 20 : With Anil Kumble deciding to step down as the coach of the Indian Cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deputed its general manager M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. Read Full Story

'Expectant father' Du Plessis in race against time for Lord's Test
London [UK], June 20 : South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis is likely to miss the opening Test of the four-match series against England at Lord's owing to the birth of his first child. Read Full Story

Unprecedented broadcast coverage of Women's WC marks turning point for game
Dubai [UAE], June 20 : The Women's World Cup 2017 will see unprecedented broadcast coverage as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 31-match television and online schedule. Read Full Story

Mohammad Amir to feature in English county this summer
Karachi [Pakistan], June 20 : Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who tormented the Indian top order in the Champions Trophy final, is all set to make his county debut for Essex this summer. Read Full Story

Women's WC 2017: Suzie Bates believes experience will be key for Kiwis
Dubai [UAE], June 20 : When it comes to the ICC Women's World Cup, experience can make all the difference and that is exactly what New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates is hoping will give her side the edge this summer. Read Full Story

London: Team India leaves for West Indies, Kumble stays back for ICC meet
London [UK], June 20 : India head coach Anil Kumble did not accompany the cricket team, which left on Tuesday for West Indies for the limited-overs series. Read Full Story

Rahul Dravid set to extend his tenure as India A, U-19 coach
New Delhi , June 20 : Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid is likely to extend his tenure as the coach of the India A and U-19 sides after the Board of Control for Cricket India's (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) agreed to offer a fresh two-year contract extension to him. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy 2017 was a roaring success: Ian Bell
London [UK], June 20 : Former England batsman Ian Bell has hailed the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which was won by Pakistan after they thrashed India in the final on Sunday at the Kennington Oval, London. Read Full Story

ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s
Karachi [Pakistan], June 20 : International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has revealed that Champions Trophy could be scrapped to make way for the World T20 every two years. Read Full Story

SRK, GMR Group own two franchises in SA's T20 league
London [UK], June 19 : South Africa's T20 Global League will see the participation of two IPL franchises-Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan owned (Kolkata) Knight Riders and Infrastructural company GMR Group owned (Delhi) Daredevils. Read Full Story

Kohli, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 team
London [UK], June 19 : Skipper Virat Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the three Indian cricketers, whose name featured in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Team announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy triumph helps Pakistan surge to 6th spot in ODI Rankings
Dubai [UAE], June 19 : Pakistan has moved to sixth position in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings following their maiden Champions Trophy title win post their 180-run victory over India in the final at the Kennington Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Arthur hopeful of World XI visit to Pakistan after Champions Trophy triumph
Karachi [Pakistan], June 19 : Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has expressed hope that the proposed World XI tour to the country will go ahead after his side crushed their arch-rivals India to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy. Read Full Story

Pakistan cricket back on track with Champions Trophy win: Shahid Afridi
London [UK], June 19 : Extremely jubilant with Pakistan's emphatic Champions Trophy title-win, former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi believes that the country's cricket is now back on track and hoped that team reach some incredible highs in the years to come. Read Full Story

Don't judge Kohli on one game: Gilchrist post India's defeat
New Delhi , June 19 : Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist on Monday offerred his support behind Virat Kohli following India's heart-wrenching defeat against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, saying that the Indian captain, whose transition has been excellent in the recent years, should not be judged on the basis of performance in just one game. Read Full Story

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak
Karachi [Pakistan], June 19 : Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes his side's crushing victory over India in the Champions Trophy final would serve as a catalyst to bring back international cricket back home. Read Full Story

Windies name unchanged squad for first two India ODIs
Barbados [West Indies], June 19 : West Indies have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against India, beginning June 23 in Port of Spain. Read Full Story

PCB chief manhandled at India, Pak match
London [UK], June 19 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that he was manhandled, pushed and shoved by a small group of PTI supporters at The Oval post India, Pakistan match. Read Full Story

We haven't won final, just lost a game of cricket: Virat Kohli
London [UK], June 18 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed disappointment after losing against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final but said that his team has just lost a game of cricket against a side which outplayed them. Read Full Story

Pakistan demolish India to win maiden Champions Trophy title
London [UK], June 18 : Pakistan on Sunday came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC 2017: Winner to get USD 6,66,000
Dubai [UAE], June 18 : The eight top teams of the world will be vying for a winner's prize of USD 660,000 in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, which will be held in the United Kingdom from 24 June to 23 July. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: Zaman's ton helps Pakistan set 339-run target for India
London [UK], June 18 : Opener Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant century as Pakistan posted a monstrous 339-run target for India in the high-octane Champions Trophy final here at The Oval on super Sunday. Read Full Story

Warner warns Cricket Australia, says 'won't budge' from revenue model
Melbourne [Australia], June 18 : As the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cricket Australia (CA) and Australia's Cricketers Association (ACA) ends in less than a fortnight, David Warner has underlined the willingness of the nation's top players to go without employment in order to achieve the retention of the fixed revenue percentage model which is at the heart of the pay dispute. Read Full Story

No World T20 in 2018 as ICC sticks to its calendar
London [UK], June 18 : The seventh edition of the ICC T20 World Cup, which was supposed to be held in 2018, has been scrapped and will be held in 2020. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
London [U.K], June 18 : India won the toss and opted to bowl against their arch-rivals Pakistan in the high-octane final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Sohail to Sarfraz: Keep controversies aside, focus on Champions Trophy final
Karachi [Pakistan], June 18 : Ahead of the high-octane Champion Trophy final against India at the Kennington Oval, former Pakistan cricketer Aamer Sohail has extended his warm wishes to Sarfraz Ahmed and also called on him to keep his controversial statement aside wherein he indirectly accused his national side of fixing matches in the ongoing eight-team marquee event. Read Full Story

No punishment for Gambhir as Justice Sen overturns four-match ban
New Delhi , June 18 : Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday handed a four-match suspension from the first-class cricket for allegedly abusing Delhi team coach KP Bhaskar in March. Read Full Story

Ind-Pak clash bigger than Ashes: Irfan Pathan
Vadodara , June 18 : Ahead of much-anticipated, high octane Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval, Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has declared the clash between the two Asian arch-rival bigger than the Ashes series. Read Full Story

'Go India, Go Kohli': Fans cheer ahead of Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy final
New Delhi , June 18 : The India-Pakistan clash, which is often referred to as the 'mother of all battles', is all set to once-again fill the cricket fans with enthusiasm and anticipation as the two arch-rivals meet each other for the second time in a month's time in the high-voltage final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval in London today. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: India, Pak gear up for 'mother of all finals'
London [U.K.], June 18 : The India-Pakistan clash, which is often referred to as the 'mother of all battles', is all set to once-again fill the cricket fans with enthusiasm and anticipation as the two arch-rivals meet each other for the second time in a month's time in the high-voltage final of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here today. Read Full Story

Will be neither intimidated nor arrogant: Kohli ahead of Ind vs Pak final
London [UK], June. 18 : Assuring that India will be neither intimidated nor arrogant when they face Pakistan in Sunday's Champions Trophy final on Sunday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli asserted that there were no favourites in the much-awaited clash. Read Full Story

Amitabh Choudhary, Rahul Johri to attend ICC meet in London
New Delhi , June 17 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will be attending the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual conference that is scheduled in London from June 19. Read Full Story

ICC announces match officials for Women's World Cup 2017
Dubai [UAE], June 17 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, which will be staged in the United Kingdom from June 24 to July 23. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Edgbaston victory will not have any relevance in final, says Kohli
London [UK], June 17 : It was only on June 4 that India launched their Champions Trophy title defence with a thumping 124-run win over Pakistan at Edgbaston. But skipper Virat Kohli feels that the Group Stage game will not have any relevance in what he expects to be a very exciting summit clash against the arch-rival at The Oval. Read Full Story

Have no option but to attack Indian top order: Mickey Arthur
London [UK], June 17 : Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his team has got no other option but to attack the Indian batters in order to give themselves the best possible chance to win the much-anticipated, high octane Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood
London [UK], June 17 : Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood feels that his team has nothing to lose in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against India and it would be the Men in Blue, who would be under pressure at The Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Galle to host first ODI since 2000
Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 17 : After a 17-year hiatus, ODI cricket is set to return to Galle with Zimbabwe playing the first two ODI's of the five-match series against Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 2. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey
Melbourne [Australia], June 17 : Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has favoured India in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, while adding that the Men in Green, who have thrown up so many upsets so far in the tournament, should not be discounted. Read Full Story

Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) , June 17 : When India will take on Pakistan in the much-anticipated, high octane summit clash of the Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday, Mehboob Hasan, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's uncle, will be praying and cheering for Virat Kohli & Co to defend the coveted trophy they won in 2013. Read Full Story

India Under-19 teams for England tour announced
New Delhi , June. 17 : The All-India Junior Selection Committee met earlier today to select the India Under-19 Cricket Teams for 2 four-day and 5 one-day matches against England Under-19. Read Full Story

'Fit-again' Amir to play Champions Trophy final against India
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is all set to play in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against arch-rival India after recovering fully from a back spasm. Read Full Story

Aamer Sohail clarifies Sarfraz 'did nothing special' remark post backlash
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Former opener Aamer Sohail has clarified that his statement with regard to alleged match-fixing by Pakistan was completely misunderstood. Read Full Story

Ahead of Champions Trophy final, Aamer Sohail indirectly accuses Pak of fixing matches
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Just two days ahead of the high-octane Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India, former Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail has indirectly accused his national side of fixing matches in the ongoing eight-team marquee event. Read Full Story


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