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Fudadin to replace Bravo in Windies Test squad

St. John's (Antigua), Nov 22 : Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced.

Action against CSK would be disastrous for IPL: India Cements

New Delhi, Nov 21 : India Cements Limited - owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings - told the Supreme Court Friday that any action against it would have disastrous consequences for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.

Srinivasan seeks to be restored as BCCI president

New Delhi, Nov 21 : ICC chairman N. Srinivasan Friday requested the Supreme Court that he may be restored to his position as Indian cricket board chief and be allowed to function as the Mudgal Committee, that probed allegations of match fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of IPL, has cleared him of all charges levelled against him.

Mithali to continue leading India against South Africa

Mumbai, Nov 21 : Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International.

Waugh takes U-turn on picking 'Brisbane Test Squad' deadline statement

Sydney, November 21: Former Australia cricketer and National selector Mark Waugh has withdrawn his statement that a deadline has been fixed for picking the first- Test squad against India for 'marketing purpose'.

AB willing to bat down order for team's win

Johannesburg, November 21 : South African captain AB de Villiers has expressed that he is willing to bat down the order in order to ensure that his team wouldn't lose in case of a batting collapse.

Moeen Ali grabs opening spot against Sri Lanka A

London, November 21 : England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that Moeen Ali will open the innings with the captain in the warm-up game against Sri Lanka A team ahead of the one-day series between the countries.

Cook seeks to settle score with Sri Lanka

Johannesburg, November 21 : England captain Alastair Cook has admitted that he is desperate to win the upcoming seven-match series against Sri Lanka as he seeks to settle scores for the team's home loss against Sri Lanka earlier this year.

India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe

Bridgetown, Nov 21 : A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced.

Iqbal Abdullah moves to RCB

New Delhi, Nov 21 : Rajasthan Royals spinner Iqbal Abdullah has moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 to be held April 8-May 24.

Pietersen offers to coach British schools to boost cricket

Johannesburg, November 21 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed to offer his services as a coach to British schools in view of declining cricket participation levels among children.

Hafeez confident of clearing 'suspect action' bowling test in England

Karachi, November 21 : Pakistan ace off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has admitted that he will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week that was reported during the first Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week, which Pakistan won by 248 runs.

PCB writes to ICC seeking Amir's early return to domestic cricket

Johannesburg, Nov 21 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has written a letter to the ICC requesting that 22-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Amir be allowed to play in domestic cricket before his five year ban ends next year in September.

Sarfraz Ahmed's ton leads Pak's fightback against Kiwis

Dubai, Nov 20 : Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed hit a splendid ton to help his side get to within ten runs of New Zealand's mammoth first-innings total of 403.

CA forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh

Sydney, Nov 20 : Selector Mark Waugh Thursday said Cricket Australia's (CA) "marketing purposes" hampered the Test selection process for the upcoming series against India, starting Dec 4.

Glenn McGrath was my 'nemesis', says Brian Lara

Sydney, Nov 20 : West Indies batting legend Brian Lara Thursday identified Glenn Mcgrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days.

Mike Hussey to captain Prime Minister's XI against England

Sydney, Nov 20 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday officially launched the Prime Minister's XI which will play against England at the Manuka Oval here, where it was announced that former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey will captain the team.

Spot-fixing cricket's greatest crisis: Richard Hadlee

By Radhika Bhirani : Christchurch (New Zealand), Nov 20 : As corruption in cricket continues to come under scrutiny in India, legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee says spot-fixing is the "greatest crisis" the game faces and it needs to be dealt with severe penalties.

Meet Messi look-alike Pak leggie Yasir Shah who wants to be the next Warnie!

Karachi, Nov 20 : Pakistan's fresh spin-talent Yasir Shah looks a lot like Argentina talisman Lionel Messi and has just made his international debut after being introduced in the squad against Australia weeks ago.

Clarke's hamstring injury not 'serious enough' to rule skipper out for entire summer

Sydney, November 20 : Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has said that he hopes to see Captain Michael Clarke to play a part in the summer, despite hamstring injury ruling the skipper out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa.

Ramiz Raja claims 'banned' Amir's return will expose Pak squad to 'spot fixing virus'

Wellington, Nov 20 : Former Pakistan cricket team captain turned commentator Ramiz Raja has slammed the lobbying for the return of paceman Mohammad Amir, who was banned for spot fixing, saying that his return would expose the team to the virus.

Finch says Oz squad fighting for WC berths has helped team perform better

Wellington, Nov 20 : Australia's top order batsman Aaron Finch is of the opinion that fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping their side, as they look forward to completing a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.

Lara claims no one will be able to surpass Rohit Sharma's world record 264 in ODIs

Sydney, Nov 20 : West Indies legend Brian Lara has said no one would be able to surpass India batsman Rohit Sharma's world record score of 264 in an ODI.

Hafeez to face suspect bowling action tests next week

London, Nov 20 : Pakistan ace off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez would fly to England next week for tests after he was reported for a suspect bowling action during the first Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week, which Pakistan won by 248 runs.

Finch's ton, Smith's 73 off 55 help Oz secure 73-run win over Proteas in third ODI

London, Nov 20 : Australian all-rounder Steve Smith knocked a brilliant 73 runs off 55 deliveries as Aaron Finch fired away a ton to help Australia record a 73-run win over South Africa in the third ODI at Manuka Oval.

Bangladesh, Zimbabwe chase ODI rankings points

Dubai, Nov 20 : Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have the opportunity to gain vital rankings points when they go head-to-head in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting Friday in Chittagong.

Australia move to 2nd place in ODI rankings

Dubai, Nov 20 : Australia leadpfrogged South Africa to take the second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings, according the latest chart released Thursday.

Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264: Brian Lara

Melbourne, Nov 20 : West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara said Wednesday that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record One-day International (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass.

Michael Clarke in serious doubt for 1st Test against India

Sydney, Nov 20 : Skipper Michael Clarke remains in extreme doubt for the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, after Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed his latest hamstring issue is a recurrence of the injury he suffered in Zimbabwe.

T20 cricket tastes sweet: Gideon Haigh

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Twenty20 cricket tastes sweet but is "like empty calories", says Gideon Haigh, one of the foremost cricket writers in the world.

ISL: Chennayin FC beat FC Pune City 3-1 to top points table

Chennai, Nov 19 : Chennayin FC took the top spot in the points table of the Indian Super League, beating FC Pune City 3-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.

Steyn brands rift with Clarke 'a bit silly'

Johannesburg, Nov 19 : South Africa pace express Dale Steyn has played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying that their supposed feud had been a bit silly.

Lara backs Windies to be threatening in upcoming WC despite recent off-field troubles

Sydney, Nov 19 : West Indies legend Brian Lara is of the opinion that the squad remains a cricket team to be feared in the upcoming Cricket World Cup, despite their recent off the field turbulence.

Ryder not to be replaced in Kiwis' A squad for UAE tour

Wellington, November 19 : New Zealand A coach Bob Carter has confirmed that no replacement would be reinstated for Jesse Ryder for their tour of the United Arab Emirates as he has withdrawn from the tour due to personal reasons.

Hussey wants Oz selectors to consider 'mature' Ferguson for selection

Sydney, November 19 : Australian Test legend Michael Hussey has said that he would want selectors to take a serious look on the Callum Ferguson as he has the potential to perform really well for Australia.

Glenn McGrath believes Oz will dominate 'un-acclimatised' India in coming Test series

Wellington, Nov 19 : Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath believes that Australia would dominate India and the tourists would be left one-sided against them in the upcoming Test series unless the visitors can come to grips with the conditions there.

Darren Bravo cites personal reasons for withdrawing from Windies' tour of Proteas

London, Nov 19 : West Indies cricket team has announced that 14 of their 15 players selected for next month's tour of South Africa have signed their contracts but star batsman Darren Bravo has asked not to be considered for personal reasons.

Clarke taking 'money in the bank' spinal machine sessions for recovery

Wellington, November 19 : Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has been undergoing sessions in a high-tech spinal machine as he awaits for the medical results that would determine how much of the summer he would miss due to his hamstring injury.

Legendary SA adventurer Mike Horn to help Proteas in WC preparations

Johannesburg, Nov 19 : Legendary South African adventurer and motivational speaker Mike Horn, who has a phenomenal track record in inspiring sports teams to victory, would be used once again by close friend and consultant of the national team, Gary Kirsten, as part of the squad's Cricket World Cup preparations.

Lara Bingle set to unveil beauty tanning range The Base

Melbourne, Nov 19 : Lara Bingle is set to launch her new tanning collection The Base by Lara Bingle.

Pak batsman under pressure after Kiwis dismiss openers for 34 in second Test

Johannesburg, Nov 19 : Pakistan struggled under pressure after losing both their openers for 34 in reply to New Zealand's big total of 403 in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday.

'Recalled' Bopara raring to prove dropping was selectors' 'big mistake'

London, Nov 19 : England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has aimed to show the national team the reason why he should not have been dropped last summer.

Grilled, butter chicken among 'non spicy' food menu items during India's Oz Test tour

Sydney, Nov 19 : A private chef would reportedly accompany the wealthy Indian cricket team to Australia to comply with their explicit demands for no spicy foods at the hosts' Test venues this summer.

Suresh Raina joins Clean India drive

Ghaziabad, Nov 19 : Cricketer Suresh Raina Wednesday joined the Clean India campaign -- and named his own "team" to keep the country clean that includes badminton star Saina Nehwal.

Australian captain Clarke might be fit for Indian series

Canberra, Nov 19 : Just days after his Test future was thrown into doubt due to persistent injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is set for a swift return to action.

Harmanpreet bowls India to big win

Mysuru, Nov 19 : Seamer Harmanpreet Kaur picked up four wickets for match figures of nine for 85 as India defeated South Africa by an innings and 34 runs in the one-off Test match on the fourth and concluding day here Wednesday.

Indian eves to play South Africa in ICC ODI series

Dubai, Nov 19 : India will host South Africa in round two of the ICC Women's Championship in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting Monday in Bengaluru.

Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Allan Border

Sydn Nov 19 : Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said.

ICC World Cup trophy arrives in South Australia

Dubai, Nov 19 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup trophy Wednesday arrived in Port Lincoln, Australia, as part of its visit to countries which will compete in next year's extravaganza Feb 14-March 29.

14 Windies players sign contracts but Darren Bravo opts out

St John's (Antigua), Nov 19 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has confirmed that left-handed batsman Darren Bravo was the only player not to have signed the match/tour contracts ahead of the team's tour of South Africa, as 14 players out of the 15-member squad agreed to sign on the dotted line.

N Srinivasan is not a tainted person: BCCI

Chennai, Nov. 18 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deliberated and exonerated its former president N Srinivasan of all charges in a meeting on Tuesday, adding that it will support Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer (COO) Sundar Raman in court.

A case of moral turpitude, not just criminal

By Veturi Srivatsa : When the entire Opposition castigated Manmohan Singh for not putting his foot down and stopping the 2G and coal scams, few questioned the basic honesty of the UPA prime minister.

BCCI backs IPL boss, Srinivasan; postpones AGM

Chennai, Nov 18 : An emergency meeting of the BCCI Working Committee here Tuesday decided to support Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Sundar Raman while postponing the cricket board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Dec 17.

No action against IPL CEO, BCCI backs Srinivasan

Chennai, Nov 18 : The Indian cricket board Tuesday decided against taking any action against Indian Premier League chief Sundar Raman for being in "contact" with a bookie, while backing its exiled president, N. Srinivasan.

BCCI not to sack IPL COO Raman

Chennai, Nov 18 : The Indian cricket board will not sack tainted Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sundar Raman who has been indicted by the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal Committee, a board official said Tuesday.

ECB, CSA announce schedule for England's tour of Proteas

Johannesburg, Nov 18 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced the schedule for England's tour of South Africa during the summer of 2015/16.

Amla brands Proteas' 3-wicket win against Oz 'perfect gift' for 100th ODI

Johannesburg, Nov 18 : South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has said that their three-wicket win over Australia on a day that marked his 100th ODI for the nation was the perfect gift.

Mike Hussey feels 'too early' to hand 'leader' Smith Test reins

Sydney, November 18 : Former Australian Test captain Mike Hussey has stated that though he has no doubts on Steve Smith's leadership qualities, he believes, it is too early to give him the responsibility of Test captaincy now.

Watson feels positive about Clarke's recovery for India Test series

Karachi, Nov 18 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is optimistic of Michael Clarke being fit for India Tests even though he would be honoured to stand in as the caretaker captain.

McMillan brands Latham 'exciting talent'

Johannesburg, November 18 : Former New Zealand cricketer and batting coach Craig McMillan has praised opener Tom Latham, who scored his second consecutive test century to help reach kiwis to 243-3 on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

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