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Hagley Oval receives ICC accreditation

Christchurch, Oct 21 : The Hagley Oval, New Zealand's newest cricket ground and venue for the opening game of the 2015 World Cup, Tuesday received the official accreditation from the International Cricket Council (ICC).


Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

Dubai, Oct 21 : Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday.


India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

By Arul Louis, United Nations, Oct 21 : The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.


Hesson says Ryder got 'ground to make up' for return to NZ squad

Wellington, Oct 20 : New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson has met with all-rounder Jesse Ryder on his return from England, and said that the player has got ground to make up for return to national team.


CA establishes amnesty period for players in bid to remove corruption

Wellington, Oct 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) has reportedly announced an amnesty period for cricketers to report corruption-related suspicions in an extraordinary effort to tidy out match fixing and zero in on shady characters behind it.


South Africa eyes number-one ODI ranking in New Zealand

New Delhi, Oct.20 : South Africa has a chance to reclaim top spot in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings when it faces New Zealand in first of the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), which starts on Wednesday in Mount Maunganui.


Hafeez confident about bowling action despite being reported in Indian domestic league

Karachi, Oct 20 : Despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game in September, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that he is confident about his bowling action.


Proteas look to strike psychological blow to NZ during ODI series in preparation for WC

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : South Africa cricket team is reportedly looking to strike a psychological blow against New Zealand ahead of the World Cup early next year as they open an ODI series against the Black Caps on Tuesday.


Vettori included in NZ's 14-man squad for first of three ODIs against Proteas

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been included in the national team's 14-man squad to play the first of three ODIs against South Africa on Tuesday.


Clive Lloyd apologises for Windies' abrupt withdrawal from India tour

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : West Indies cricket team's chief selector and former captain Clive Lloyd has apologised for the national team's abrupt withdrawal from India tour because of a pay dispute between the country's cricket board and the players' union.


Dunk, White, Reardon named in Australia's T20 squad

Melbourne, Oct 20 : Ben Dunk was named as wicketkeeper batsman while Nathan Reardon and Cameron White also earned call-ups as Australia Monday announced their Twenty20 squad for the three-match cricket series against South Africa starting Nov 5 at the Adelaide Oval.


Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

Dubai, Oct 20 : India's Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the batting chart while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list, following their 2-1 One-Day International (ODI) series win over West Indies, in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released Monday.


Cricket Australia concerned over Windies crisis

Melbourne, Oct 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) has said it is 'deeply concerned' over the West Indies players' decision to abandon their Indian tour as the Australian cricketers are scheduled to tour the Caribbean in 2015.


India series chance for fringe players: Jayasuriya

Colombo, Oct 19 : Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya Sunday said the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India will help their team in trying out their fringe players before the World Cup.


Rahane seeks consistency to secure India team spot

Dharamsala, Oct 19 : Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad.


Sri Lanka to host India in 2015

Colombo, Oct 19 : After agreeing to tour India from Nov 1 following the the West Indies' refusal to complete the tour, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday said it will host India in a Test series instead of travelling to India in August 2015.


New Zealand call-up Brownlie, Latham for South Africa series

Christchurch, Oct 19 : New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Sunday called up batsmen Dean Brownlie and Tom Latham for the first of the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODI) series against South Africa beginning Tuesday.


Skipper Sana Mir says Pak women's cricket team has 'very bright future'

Karachi, Oct 19 : Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir, who helped the team grab two Gold Medals in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games in Guangzhou and Incheon, has said that the future of their women's cricket is very bright.


'Duty bound' McCullum says will testify against Cairns in trial to 'protect the game'

Johannesburg, Oct 19 : New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum has said that he would testify against his former teammate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty to protect the game.


Hughes says reverse swing 'as big a threat as spin' after Oz's 153-run loss to Pak 'A'

Karachi, Oct 19 : Australia's top-order batsman Phillip Joel Hughes has conceded that reverse swing is as big a threat as quality spin bowling after they lost their only warm-up match against Pakistan 'A' by a whopping 153-runs in Sharjah on Saturday.


Australia's Watson eyes coaching future

Sydney, Oct 19 : Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future.


KP set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight

London, Oct 19 : Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly set to resume his cricket career in South Africa within a fortnight.


Uncapped Haris Sohail, Imran Khan to make Test debut for Pak against Oz

Karachi, Oct 19 : Pakistan cricket team selectors have included three uncapped players in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.


McCullum to testify against Cairns in perjury trial over fixing

London, Oct 19 : New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has said he will testify against former teammate Chris Cairns in his perjury trial here next year.


India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.


Age has caught up with Yuvraj, Virender Sehwag: Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said Saturday that age has caught up with dashing batsmen Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Sigh, ruling out the duo from making the cut in the team that will try to defend their World Cup title. The tournament will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.


Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said here Saturday.


'Captaincy in all three formats creating problems for Dhoni'

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy.


Pak's expected Test squad may be packed with rookie bowlers

Karachi, Oct 18 : Pakistan cricket team's national selection committee, led by chief selector Moin Khan, is planning to include medium pacer Imran Khan into the 15-squad for the home Test series against Australia, starting on October 22.


PCB strongly rebuts Ashraf's accusations of Shahryar being Sethi's puppet

Karachi, Oct 18 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday strongly rebutted former board chairman Zaka Ashraf's recent comments that the unanimously elected PCB boss Shahryar Khan is a puppet of ex-chairman Najam Sethi.


Ex-PCB boss Butt says Afridi unworthy of place in Pak squad

Karachi, Oct 18 : Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has lashed out at all-rounder Shahid Afridi over his recent comments regarding the national team's captaincy, saying that the player does not even deserve to be in the playing eleven.


CA hands one-year contract extension to coach Lehmann

Johannesburg, Oct 18 : Australia cricket team's Ashes-winning coach Darren Lehmann was handed a one-year contract extension on Friday, with senior officials hailing his influence on the squad.


McLaren says Proteas must adapt to conditions at Bay Oval ahead of NZ ODI-series

Johannesburg, Oct 18 : South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren has said that their squad must adapt to the foreign conditions as soon as possible, ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand starting at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.


India's success in 2015 World Cup depends on batsmen: Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Former captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday said that the Indian cricket team's success in the 2015 World Cup will depend upon the performance of their batting match-winners like Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies

Kochi, Oct 18 : Income tax officials here have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence as per schedule.


Ross Taylor to miss ODI series against South Africa

Wellington, Oct 18 : Former New Zealand captain and star batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) home series against South Africa, starting Oct 21, due to a calf injury.


Scoreboard: India vs West Indies, fourth ODI

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : The following is the scoreboard of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) between India and the West Indies at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday.


Kohli century paves way for India's 59-run win over Windies

Dharamsala, 17thAOct : Aided by a Virat Kohli master class century, India defeated the West Indies by 59 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday.


India beat West Indies by 59 runs in 4th ODI

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : India beat the West Indies by 59 runs in the fourth cricket One-Day International at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday.


Madhya Pradesh enters women's T20 tourney semis

Mathura, Oct 17 : Madhya Pradesh Friday beat Gujarat by 29 runs to enter the semi-finals of the all-India women's Twenty20 cricket tournament underway here.


Dharamsala ODI: Virat's ton helps India post commanding total against West Indies

Dharamsala, Oct. 17 : Virat Kohli scored his twentieth one-day international (ODI) century and Suresh Raina scored a quickfire 71 as India posted a commanding total of 330 for the loss of six wickets against the fourth match against the West Indies on Friday.


Citing internal pay dispute, West Indies pulls out of India tour

Mumbai, Oct. 17 : The West Indies cricket team on Friday decided to pull out of its ongoing tour of India, citing a pay-related dispute between the players and the cricket board. The one-day international (ODI) in Dharamsala would be the last encounter between the two teams.


Graeme Swann defends quitting Ashes tour midway

Johannesburg, Oct 17 : Graeme Swann has hit back at Graham Gooch for criticizing his decision of quitting midway through England's 5-0 Ashes series.


India to take on Sri Lanka after West Indies pull-out

Mumbai, Oct 17 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Friday announced a five-match One-day International (ODI) series with Sri Lanka at home, beginning Nov 1, to fill-up the calendar left vacant in the wake of the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) sudden decision to wind up its ongoing tour of the subcontinent after the completion of the fourth ODI at Dharamsala.


ODI series: Proteas coach Domingo warns of tough contest from Kiwis

Cape Town, Oct.17 : Though the Proteas have prepared themselves well for the upcoming three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand starting in Tauranga on Tuesday, their coach --Russell Domingo -- has labelled the home team a "tough outfit".


Kohli ton propels India to 330/6

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : Virat Kohli slammed his 20th One-Day International (ODI) century (127) to help India post 330 for six in the fourth ODI of a five-match series against the West Indies at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday.


West Indies pull out of India tour, BCCI shocked

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : The West Indies team Friday pulled out of their tour of India reportedly because of an ongoing payment structure dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies Players' Association (WIPA).


Anil Kumble joins Twitter on his 44th birthday

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Former India cricket captain Anil Kumble on his 44th birthday Friday became the latest public figure to join the Twitter bandwagon.


West Indies elect to bowl against India

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to field against India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here Friday.


CA suspends Matthew Wade for one match

Melbourne, Oct 17 : Cricket Australia (CA) Friday said that Victorian Bushrangers captain Matthew Wade has been found guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour following his team's Matador One-Day Cup match loss to Queensland at North Sydney Oval Tuesday.


Australian indoor cricket teams aim to continue World Cup domination

Melbourne, Oct 17 : Australia's best indoor cricketers will aim to maintain their unbeaten World Cup record when the 2014 World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup that begins in New Zealand Sunday.


India, West Indies ODI: Sunny morning at Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Oct 17 : It was a sunny Friday morning on the fourth One Day International (ODI) between India and West Indies in this town.


Heroes of first test victory come together as Eden Gardens turns 150

Kolkata, Oct 16 : The duo of former cricketers Salim Durani and Chandu Borde - architects of India's maiden test victory at the Eden Gardens - Thursday came together to launch a book marking the 150 years of the iconic cricket stadium.


Gujarat beat Telangana in women's T20 tourney

Mathura, Oct 16 : Gujarat Wednesday defeated Telangana by 10 wickets in a match of the all-India women's Twenty20 cricket tournament under way here.


Kevin Pietersen ouster a loss to cricket: Watson

Sydney, Oct 16 : Terming the retirement of Kevin Pietersen as a loss to international cricket, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have handled the former captain's issue differently.


India look to surge ahead of Windies in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Oct 16 : Following a forced break because of the abandonment of the third One-Day International (ODI) at Visakhapatnam courtesy cyclone 'Hudhud', the Indian cricket team will aim to take an unassailable 2-1 lead against the West Indies in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here (HPCA) Friday.


UWA raises doubts over reliability of ICC's recent biomechanic tests on bowlers

Karachi, Oct 16 : The University of Western Australia (UWA), whom the International Cricket Council (ICC) relied upon for the last 20 years to develop models to test illegal bowling actions, has reportedly raised serious doubts over the reliability of the recent biomechanics tests that have resulted in several international bowlers being suspended.


Acknowledge only WIPA as players' agent: WICB

Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 16 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it endorses the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) as the sole body to negotiate on behalf of their players.


Swann rejects KP's bullying culture claims, says batsman was already headed downhill

London, Oct 16 : Former England bowler Graeme Swann has insisted that their was no culture of bullying in the team's dressing room and claimed that ousted batsman Kevin Pietersen's career had already been heading downhill before the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sacked him.


ICC announces teams for WCL Division 3

Dubai, Oct 16 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced the six squads that will travel to Malaysia for the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 to be played Oct 23-30.


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