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Brad Hodge tenders apology to Kohli, Indian fans after backlash
Melbourne [Australia], Mar.30 : Former Australian Test cricketer Brad Hodge has issued a heartfelt apology to Virat Kohli as well to the Indian fans for his recent nasty comments regarding the Indian skipper's shoulder injury and his participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB bans Mohammad Irfan for one year
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.29 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a year-long ban and a fine of one million dollar on left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan for violating its anti-corruption code during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

Aussie media tears into 'egomaniac' Virat Kohli
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.29 : The Australian media continued their nasty tirade against Virat Kohli branding the Indian skipper as "classless" and "childish", despite the Steve Smith-led side slumping to a defeat in Dharamsala and giving up the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: Mohammad Irfan seeks more time to respond to PCB
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.29 : Left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him one more day after he failed to submit his response for being allegedly involved in the spot-fixing scandal during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UAE last month. Read Full Story

Proteas finishes second after Hamilton Test ended in draw
Dubai [UAE], Mar.29 : South Africa has finished second on the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date after the third and the final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton ended in a draw on Wednesday. Read Full Story

BCCI not in touch with PCB for bilateral series: Shaharyar Khan
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.29 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that their Indian counterpart has so far not contacted them regarding the holding of any bilateral series between two sides. Read Full Story

Ten-year ban on Aadhaar biomentric centre that leaked Dhoni's details
Ranchi/New Delhi, Mar 29 : The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), on Wednesday blacklisted the centre that leaked cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Aadhaar receipt, according to media reports. Read Full Story

MSD's Aadhaar details compromised on web, furious wife tweets minister
Ranchi, Mar 29 : A furious Sakshi Singh Rawat, wife of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, tweeted Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, following the leak of her husband's Aadhaar details on the web. Read Full Story

Resistance was much more playing against Australia than other teams: Virat Kohli
Dharamsala, Mar 28 : Amidst the heated up words between two teams, Indian captain Virat Kohli at the post match press conference said that they felt the resistance was much more playing against Australia than other teams in the concluding season, on Tuesday. Read Full Story

BCCI congratulates Team India, announces cash rewards
Mumbai, Mar 28 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for retaining the No. 1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17. Read Full Story

Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for winning ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 award
Dubai, Mar 28 : : India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday received the Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016 from former India captains and ICC Cricket Hall of Famers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar respectively. Read Full Story

BCCI congratulates Team India for Aussies drubbing, announces cash rewards
Mumbai , Mar.28 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for retaining the No. 1 position in Test team rankings and registering unbeaten series wins in the home season 2016-17. Read Full Story

Johnson takes dig at injured Kohli, says Rahane should stay as captain
New Delhi , Mar.28 : Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has indirectly launched a verbal volley against injured skipper Virat Kohli, saying that batsman Ajinkya Rahane should continue as the Indian captain. Read Full Story

Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
Dubai [UAE], Mar.28 : India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Read Full Story

India retains ICC Test Championship Mace
Dubai [UAE], Mar.28 : The Indian cricket team on Tuesday retained the ICC Test Championship mace after clinching a four-match series against Australia 2-1 in Dharamsala. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli doubtful for start of IPL 10
Dharamsala , Mar.28 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained during the recently-concluded Test series against Australia, is doubtful for the start of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), beginning April 5. Read Full Story

Ravindra Jadeja on cloud nine post Test series win against Aussies
Dharamsala , Mar.28 : Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who played a crucial role during his side's 2-1 Test series win over Australia, on Tuesday said that he is extremely glad to be the No.1 Test bowler in the world before admitting that he has also developed as a player overall. Read Full Story

India retains number one in test ranking, receives ICC test championship mace
Dubai, Mar 28l : : The Indian cricket team has retained the ICC Test Championship mace and has also won a cash award of $1 million for ensuring top position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team rankings on the annual April 1 cut-off date. Read Full Story

India beat Aussies in Dharamsala, reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Dharamsala , Mar.28 : Opener KL Rahul struck his sixth half-century of the series while skipper Ajinkya Rahane played some phenomenal strokes as India hammered Australia by eight wickets in fourth and the final Test to reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 at the Himachal Pradesh Association Stadium (HPCA) here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Steve Smith caught on camera 'abusing' Vijay
Dharamsala, Mar 27 :A freash controversy hit the ongoing Test series between India and Australia when the visiting team's skipper Steve Smith was caught on Television camera supposedly abusing Indian fielder Murali Vijay. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: India need 87 more runs to win series against Aussies
Dharamsala , Mar.27 : India require another 87 runs with 10 wickets remaining to clinch the four-match series against Australia after closing Day Three of the final Test at 19-0 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) here on Monday. Read Full Story

India bowl out Australia for 137 runs
Dharamsala, Mar 27 : Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly as they bowled out Australia for 137 runs in the second innings here on Monday. Read Full Story

Aussies face crisis, totter at 92/5 at tea
Dharamsala, Mar 27 : : A steady collapse of top batsmen left Australia tottering at 92 for the loss of five wickets at tea here on Monday, day three of the crucial fourth and final Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test: Williamson's ton puts Kiwis in command against Proteas
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.27 : Skipper Kane Williamson struck a scorching unbeaten century as New Zealand reached 321-4 at stumps in their first innings on the Day Three of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park here on Monday. Read Full Story

Australia bowl out India for 332 runs, Lyon picks up a 'fifer'
Dharamshala, Mar 27 : Buoyed by the partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha, India managed to surge ahead of Australia's first innings score but were bowled out shortly afterwards, here on Monday, day three of the fourth and final Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Shaun Tait bids adieu to all forms of cricket
Melbourne [Australia], Mar.27 : Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, thus ending his illustrious 15-year career at the competitive level. Read Full Story

Lyon's late strikes give Aussies edge in Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.26 : Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon bagged four wickets in the final session to leave India in a spot of bother at 248-6 at stumps on Day Two of the series-deciding Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Ind v Aus: Kuldeep's dream debut makes family proud
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Mar. 26 : Family of spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrated his dream debut for Indian vs Australia Test match in Dharamsala yesterday, taking four wickets. Read Full Story

Mehedi Hasan's inclusion for Lanka ODIs was my decision: BCB president
Colombo [Sri Lanka] Mar.26 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has revealed that it was his decision to choose Mehedi Hasan for the ongoing four-match series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Lyon picks up four wickets, India trail Australia by 52 runs
Dharamsala, Mar 26 : Nathan Lyon picked up four quick wickets to put India under pressure on the second day of the fourth Test match as the home side trailed Australia's first innings score by 52 runs here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test: Kiwis make steady start against Proteas on Day 2
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.26 : Openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval produced calm and composed performance as New Zealand reached 67 for no loss at stumps on Day Two of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park on Sunday. Read Full Story

'Long live wrist spinners': Shane Warne impressed with 'student' Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi , Mar. 26 : After his heroics in his debut Test against Australia, spinner Kuldeep Yadav had revealed that he received some tips from Shane Warne that helped him dismantle the guests in Dharamsala, and now the king of spin has responded saying that he was happy to help any young spinner from any country. Read Full Story

Ashwin overtakes Steyn as the leading wicket taker in a season
Dharamsala, Mar 25 : Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin overtook South African fast bowler Dale Steyn to become the leading wicket taking bowler in a single season of Test cricket during the first day of the ongoing fourth Test match against Australia on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kuldeep picks up four wickets, Australia bowled out for 300
Dharamsala, Mar 25 : Four wickets by debut bowler Kuldeep Yadav helped India bowl out Australia for 300 runs in their first innings in the fourth and crucial Test match of the series here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Yuvraj Singh launches his sports lifestyle brand YWC on Jabong
New Delhi , Mar 25 : In yet another fun filled afternoon for fashion and sports enthusiasts, India's leading fashion e-tailer, Jabong, hosted a launch event with the legendary Indian Cricket all-rounder Yuvraj Singh unveiling his sports lifestyle brand YWC on the portal. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Debutant Kuldeep's heroics impress Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : It is every cricketer's dream to be acknowledged by Sachin Tendulkar, and spinner Kuldeep Yadav who made his Test debut against Australia today, was showered with praises by the cricket legend as he weaved a wrist spinner's web around the tourists during the decisive fourth Test in Dharamsala. Read Full Story

England 'hires' Saqlain Mushtaq as new spin coach
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 : The England Cricket Board (ECB) has hired former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant for a period of two years. Read Full Story

Life bans on match-fixers can rescue Pakistan cricket: Misbah-ul Haq
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 25 : Calling for no mercy against anyone involved in corrupt practices within cricket, Pakistan's Test Captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday called for life bans and strict enforcement of laws against the players involved in match-fixing or spot fixing. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Twitter gushes over injured Kohli bringing teammates drinks
Dharamsala , Mar. 25 : Being injured did not stop skipper Virat Kohli from being there for his boys on the field as they took on Australia in the fourth deciding Test in Dharamsala today. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Kangaroos rake up 131 runs following early loss
Dharamshala, Mar 25 : Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australian skipper Steven Smith and his deputy David Warner have sent the Indian bowlers for a leather hunt, raking up 131 runs for the loss of one wicket in the first session here on Saturday, the day one of the fourth and final Test match in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Injured Kohli ruled out, Australia bats first
Dharamsala , Mar. 25 : Ajinkya Rahane is leading India in the deciding Test against Australia in Dharamsala, as skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out following a shoulder injury, causing a major blow to the hosts. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Smith wins toss, Rahane to lead team in Kohli's absence
Dharamshala, Mar 25 : Australian captain Steven Smith has won the coin toss and opted to bat first here on Saturday, day one of the fourth and the final Test match of the ongoing edition of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Read Full Story

Ind-Aus Dharamsala Test: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer included in squad for final match
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar. 25 : Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and Mumbai top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer have been included in the Indian team for the series-decider Test match against Australia. Read Full Story

SC orders BCCI to give money to HPCA for Dharamsala test match
New Delhi, Mar 24 : The Supreme Court of India ordered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give 2.5 crore rupees to Himachal Pradesh State Cricket Association (HPCA) for organising the fourth and final test match between India and Australia, on Friday. Read Full Story

Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer included in the Indian team for Dharamsala Test against Australia
Mumbai, Mar 24 :Mohammed Shami and Shreyas Iyer have been added to the Indian squad for the Test match against Australia in Dharamsala, the BCCI confirmed on Friday. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: Sharjeel Khan appears before PCB tribunal
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.24 : Discarded batsman Sharjeel Khan has appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as part of the ongoing investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Read Full Story

Shashank Manohar agrees to continue as ICC chairman
Dubai [UAE], Mar.24 :International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has today agreed to defer his recent resignation following the board resolution requesting him to remain in the post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this week. Read Full Story

Rising Pune Supergiants adds Imran Tahir to squad, replaces injured Marsh
Pune, Mar 24 : IPL side Rising Pune Supergiant‏s on Friday announced South African spinner Imran Tahir has joined the squad. Read Full Story

Dhoni looking to play beyond 2019 WC
New Delhi, Mar 24 : Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has expressed that he is looking forward to play the game beyond World Cup 2019. Read Full Story

SC directs BCCI to release funds for Dharamsala Test
New Delhi , Mar.24 : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release funds to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to host the fourth and the final Test between India and Australia in Dharamsala as per the schedule. Read Full Story

ICC Chairman to remain in post following board resolution
Dubai, Mar 24 : ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar on Friday agreed to defer his recent resignation following an ICC Board resolution to request him to remain in post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this week. Read Full Story

Windies, Pak can climb up to third position in T20I rankings
Dubai [UAE], Mar.24 : The West Indies and Pakistan will square-off in a four-match series starting in Bridgetown on Sunday with a chance to move up to third position in the ICC T20I Team Rankings. Read Full Story

Aussies meet Dalai Lama ahead of Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.24 : The Australian cricket team on Friday visited Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at his adopted home in McLeod Ganj before the training session. Read Full Story

Dharamsala Test: Will play only if I' am 100% fit, says Kohli
Dharamsala , Mar.24 : While the uncertainty surrounding Virat Kohli's availability for the series-deciding Test against Australia continued, the skipper on Friday made it clear that he would play the match in Dharamsala only if he is 100 percent fit. Read Full Story

De Kock cleared to play Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.24 : South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been cleared to play in the final Test of the three-match series against New Zealand in Hamilton, despite suffering tendon damage in his right index finger. Read Full Story

Setback for Kiwis as Boult ruled out of Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.24 : In a major blow to New Zealand, pace spearhead Trent Boult has been ruled out of the final Test of the three-match series against South Africa in Hamilton after failing to recover from a leg injury. Read Full Story

Virat is a great ambassador and leader of cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara
Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that Virat Kohli is a great ambassador and leader of cricket, in response to Australian media's comparison between the Indian captain and US President Donald Trump, at a press conference on Thursday. Read Full Story

Shreyas Iyer selected in Indian team as support to injured Virat Kohli
Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Mumbai cricketer Shreyas Iyer was selected in the Indian cricket team as a support to injured Virat Kohli for the fourth and final test match of the ongoing India-Australia series on Thursday. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : The All India Senior Selection Committee have named replacements for Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav who have been ruled out of the Paytm Prof D.B. Deodhar Trophy 2017 due to an injury. Read Full Story

RPS brings in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh
Pune (Maharashtra) , Mar. 23 : The RPS has roped in South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir after Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury. Read Full Story


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