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England team launches "Curry 4 Kolkata Kids"
Kolkata, Jan 21 :: England Cricket Team launched "Curry 4 Kolkata Kids" at the Eden Gardens on Saturday afternoon after their practice at the nets. Read Full Story

NZC announces squad for ODI series against Australia
Wellington, Jan 21 : New Zealand Cricket has named 1 14-member squad for the ANZ ODI matches of the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia. Read Full Story

Christchurch Test: Shakib strikes late to reduce Kiwis to 260-7 on rain-curtailed Day 2
Christchurch [New Zealand], Jan.21 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scalped three wickets in quick successions to reduce New Zealand to 260-7 before rain reduced the Day Two's play of the second Test at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Mona Meshram named in Indian squad for ICC Women's WC Qualifiers
Mumbai , Jan.21 : All-rounder Mona Meshram has been called in the Indian squad as a replacement for injured Smriti Mandhana for the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7. Read Full Story

Ryan Campbell appointed as Netherlands head coach
Amsterdam, Jan 21 : Australian cricketer Ryan Campbell has been appointed as the head coach of Netherlands. Read Full Story

Bhuvneshwar Kumar credits IPL experience for improvement in death bowling
Kolkata , Jan.21 : Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his improvement in death bowling before pointing out that his side will play without any pressure when they aim for a clean sweep against England in the third ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Read Full Story

Virat thanks fans for supporting Team India
Kolkata, Jan 21 : Indian cricket captain across all three formats, Virat Kohli on Saturday thanked the fans for supporting the team throughout the season. Read Full Story

Jonny Bairstow replaces `injured` Hales in T20 squad against India
New Delhi , Jan.21 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been called into the England squad as a replacement for injured Alex Hales for the three-match Twenty20 series against Indian beginning January 26 at Green Park, Kanpur. Read Full Story

`Uncapped` Blundell replaces injured Ronchi for Chappell-Hadlee ODI series
Wellington [New Zealand], Jan.21 : Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell has been included in the 14-man ODI squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia beginning January 30 at Eden Park in Auckland. Read Full Story

Not sure Australia's spinners can get the job done in India: Allan Border
London [UK], Jan. 21 : Despite Cricket Australia naming a spin-heavy 16-man squad for the four-match Test series in India in a bid to compete against the No. 1 Test side, former skipper Allan Border doubts Australia's spinners can do the job in India. Read Full Story

Miller, Ngidi power Proteas to victory in 10-over clash against Lanka
Centurion [South Africa], Jan. 21 : South Africa on Saturday defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the rain-hit first T20 of the three-match series here at the Super Sport Park. Read Full Story

I need my money ASAP: Gayle after claiming he hasn't been paid in over a year
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 21 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has slammed Melbourne Renegades, his former employers in the Big Bash League (BBL) over a proposed pay dispute, citing he hadn't been paid for his BBL season in 2015/16 in over a year. Read Full Story

Tendulkar calling me 'superstar' feels 'little embarrassing': Yuvraj Singh
New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a blistering century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England, feels a little embarrassed after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on his innings by calling him a superstar. Read Full Story

Aus vs Pak: Arthur asks Junaid to keep his foot 'behind the line'
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 21 : Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that despite left-arm pacer Junaid Khan not being a serial no-ball offender, there was no excuse for the latter to bowl illegal deliveries, which apparently was a costly blunder in Thursday's ODI loss to Australia. Read Full Story

Alex Hales ruled out of India tour with hand fracture
Kolkata , Jan. 21 : England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of India tour after scans revealed that he had suffered from a hand fracture during his side's defeat in Cuttack on Thursday. Read Full Story

BCCI vs Lodha row: AG intervenes, asks SC to reconsider reforms
Mumbai , Jan.20 : In a dramatic twist, Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi on Friday asked the Supreme Court to recall the radical reforms suggested by the Justice R.M (Retd.) Lodha-led panel in order to bring greater transparency in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Read Full Story

Morgan and co. penalised for slow over-rate
Dubai [UAE], Jan.20 : England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 15-run defeat against India in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday. Read Full Story

India Under 19 team announced for One-day series against England
Mumbai, Jan 20 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the team for the upcoming Under 19 One-day series to be held in India in the months of January-February, 2017. Read Full Story

Make it 3-0: Harbhajan tells Team India post Cuttack heroics
New Delhi , Jan.20 :The Indian cricket team received flurry of wishes from the cricket fraternity after they secured a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack last evening. Read Full Story

Vidabhra to host India vs England U-19 'Test' matches post TNCA's refusal
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : Vidarbha will host two U-19 'Test' matches between India and England scheduled for February after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) refused to hold them in Chennai. Read Full Story

Shah Rukh Khan lauds 'Sher' Yuvraj, Dhoni post Cuttack heroics
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to laud Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who smashed scintillating centuries to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England. Read Full Story

India U-19 team announced for ODI series against England
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the team for the upcoming Under 19 One-day series against England Under 19 to be held in India in the months of January-February. Read Full Story

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 World Cup
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 20 : Angelo Mathews, who is facing a lot of criticism following Sri Lanka's recent 0-3 Test series defeat in South Africa, would remain skipper until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Read Full Story

BCCI vs Lodha panel: SC to announce names of BCCI administrators
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : The Supreme Court will today name the independent group of administrators, who will take charge of the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and oversee the implementation of the Justice (Retd )Lodha Committee proposals. Read Full Story

Never giving up is my theory: Yuvraj Singh
Cuttack (Odisha) , Jan. 20 : Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a scintillating century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second ODI against England in Cuttack, has insisted that he wanted to prove to himself that he is still good enough to play international cricket. Read Full Story

We didn't execute our plans well enough, admits 'disappointed' Morgan
Cuttack (Odisha) , Jan. 20 : Disappointed after losing the three-match ODI series following a 15-run defeat in the second ODI against India, Eoin Morgan, England's limited over skipper, has admitted that his side weren't good with both bat and ball in Cuttack. Read Full Story

Yuvraj, Dhoni's centuries help India to 381 runs
Cuttack, Jan 19 : Propelled by Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's centuries, India set England a steep target of 382 runs, here on Thursday, the second ODI of the three-match series. Read Full Story

IPL: RPS acquirtes service of Mayank Agarwal
Mumbai, Jan 19 : Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) has acquired the services of Delhi Daredevils' batsman Mayank Agarwal for VIVO Indian Premier League 2017. Read Full Story

ICC condoles the passing of Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Dubai, Jan 19 : The International Cricket Council has expressed sadness at the death of former England women's captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Rachael Heyhoe-Flint at the age of 77, an official release stated. Read Full Story

'We learn a lot from Virat Kohli,' says KL Rahul
Cuttack (Odisha) , Jan. 19 : Indian opener KL Rahul has lavished praise on Virat Kohli and his leadership qualities, saying the newly appointed limited-overs skipper always leads by example and the whole team loves to play under him. Read Full Story

Australia shouldn't ignore its pacers in India: Gilchrist
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 19 : With Cricket Australia naming a spin-heavy squad for the four-match Test series against India, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has urged skipper Steve Smith not to ignore his fast bowlers on the upcoming tour. Read Full Story

Rs1.08 billion spent by PCB in last three years
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spent Rs. 1.08 billion on promotion of the sport in the last three years, according to a report submitted in Parliament. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka conduct 'emergency meet' following Proteas Test series whitewash
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 19 : Following the recent whitewash in the three-match Test series against South Africa, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board conducted an emergency meeting here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

England's Jos Buttler admits to IPL vs ODI dilemma
Cuttack Jan. 19 : England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted that he is in dilemma and is facing a clash of priorities in the build-up to the England's Champions Trophy campaign as the scheduled two-match ODI series against Ireland in early May is set to clash with the final weeks of his IPL stint. Read Full Story

Hafeez quashes talks he is after permanent ODI captaincy
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan.18 : Pakistan all-rounder and stand-in skipper Mohammad Hafeez has rubbished speculation surrounding that he is running to take over captaincy from Azhar Ali in ODI format on a permanent basis. Read Full Story

Neck injury forces Chris Lynn out of ODI series against Pakistan
Perth [Australia], Jan.18 : Australian batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of the remainder of five-match ODI series against Pakistan due to a neck injury. Read Full Story

Thumb injury casts doubt on Mushfiqur's participation for Christchurch Test
Christchurch [New Zealand], Jan.18 : Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who was taken off the field after suffering a head blow during the opening Test against New Zealand, is doubtful for the final match against the Kane Williamson-led side due to a finger injury. Read Full Story

'Virat Kohli is a born captain', says his childhood coach
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Raj Kumar Sharma, Virat Kohli's mentor and childhood coach, has heaped praise on the newly-appointed India's limited overs skipper, saying the latter was a born captain. Read Full Story

Jallikattu Row: Virender Sehwag urges people to protest peacefully
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Reacting on the recent Jallikattu dissent, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has urged people to protest peacefully. Read Full Story

Hazlewood praises Pakistan, Amir for 'good bowling' in first two ODIs
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 18 : Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has heaped praise on Pakistan bowlers, with a special mention to left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir, for the way they bowled in the first two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series. Read Full Story

Three pacers more than enough for India tour: Hazlewood
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 18 : Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood believes three pacers would be more than enough for the upcoming four-match Test series in India. Read Full Story

De Villiers opts out of Kiwi Test series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 : South Africa batting stalwart AB de Villiers would not be playing in the upcoming three-match Test series in New Zealand to be played in March. Read Full Story

Tendulkar lone Indian in Broad's 'best-ever cricketing XI'
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 : Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named by England fast bowler Stuart Broad in his best-ever cricketing XI. Read Full Story

Azharuddin moves High Court after HCA nomination gets rejected
Hyderabad , Jan.17 :Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday filed a plea in the High Court of Hyderabad against the rejection of his nomination for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association's (HCA) president. Read Full Story

Gautam Gambhir slams Zaira's critics
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday slammed critics of actress Zaira Wasim and said callign her for 'unislamic' for acting in Dangal or meeting Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti is 'naked suppression'. Read Full Story

Johannesburg and Wellington Test centurions on the charge in latest ICC rankings
Dubai, Jan 17 : The six centurions from the recently concluded Test matches in Johannesburg and Wellington have been rewarded with impressive movements in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released on Tuesday morning, an official release said. Read Full Story

Rabada replaces Steyn as Proteas' No.1 Test bowler
Dubai [UAE], Jan.17 :Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's strong performances in the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Sri Lanka made him South Africa's highest-ranked Test bowler, moving him one place above Dale Steyn, who is currently recuperating from the shoulder fracture he suffered during his side's tour of Australia in November. Read Full Story

Freak! Australian wicketkeeper struck in face by flying bat handle
Melbourne [Australia] Jan. 17 : In a freak incident, Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill suffered a suspected broken jaw after being hit with a bat during a Big Bash League (BBL) fixture between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers. Read Full Story

'Safe' Pakistan an 'ideal country to hold top cricket events': Malaysian cricket officials
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 17 : The officials of the Malaysian cricket team, which was on a 10-day to Lahore, had termed Pakistan a safe country for holding international cricket events. Read Full Story

Pat Cummins knew he 'wouldn't be selected' for India Tour
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 : Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who has been out of the first-class cricket for 18 months, has said he knew that there was no chance of being selected for Australia's upcoming tour of India. Read Full Story

I'm done in terms of international cricket: Adam Voges
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 : Out of favour Australian batsman Adam Voges has conceded he is done in terms of international cricket. Read Full Story

Monty Panesar to help Australian spinners ahead of India Tour
Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 : Cricket Australia (CA) has recruited England spinner Monty Panesar as a spin-bowling consultant for their upcoming tour to India in a bid to provide valuable tips to the Australian spinners as well as to the batters to tackle ace Indian spinners. Read Full Story

England need better plan to counter Virat Kohli: Root
London [UK], Jan. 17 : Following a heart-wrenching defeat in the first ODI in Pune against India, England batsman Joe Root has insisted that his team need to work on their bowling plans for Virat Kohli. Read Full Story

Kedar Jadhav's sister beams with pride over his stellar performance in Pune ODI
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. 16 : Expressing her pleasure over his brother's stellar performance in the successful opening ODI against England, the sister of Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav on Monday said that she was proud of the way the former stitched a 200-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli to guide the team to a three-wicket victory. Read Full Story

ODI series: Marcus Stoinis joins Australian side, replaces Marsh
Sydney, Jan 16 : Victorian Marcus Stoinis has joined the Australia team for the remaining ODI series against Pakistan. Read Full Story

ICC introduces new helmet regulations
Dubai, Jan 16 : The International Cricket Council has announced the introduction of new regulations that make it compulsory for batsmen to wear helmets which adhere to the highest safety standards when electing to wear a helmet in men's and women's international matches. Read Full Story

Stoinis replaces `injured` Marsh in ODI squad against Pak
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 :All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been called in to the Australian squad as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh for the remaining three ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan. Read Full Story

Cricket fraternity congratulates Kohli and co. after record run-chase
New Delhi , Jan.16 : The Virat Kohli-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they made an amazing start to the year by clinching a nerve-wracking three-wicket win over England in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune. Read Full Story

Mushfiqur Rahim cleared of serious injury after head blow
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.16 : Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been cleared of any serious injury after he was struck by a bouncer on the final day of the opening Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Read Full Story

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress, says homecoming
New Delhi, Jan 16 : Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday formally joined the Congress ahead of Punjab election next month and declared that it was his "ghar wapsi" (Homecoming), media reports said. Read Full Story

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