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Stokes, Roland-Jones put England in control of Oval Test
London [England], July 28 : All-rounder Ben Stokes scored a brilliant hundred as England posted 353 runs in their first innings of the third Test against South Africa at the Oval on Friday. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka turn down PCB's invitation to play T20 matches in Pakistan
New Delhi , July 28 : The Sri Lankan cricket board has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board's invitation (PCB) to send its national team to Lahore to play two T20 matches at the start of its home series in October. Read Full Story

'When you get a chance, capitalise on it'
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 28 : Abhinav Mukund, who was included in the India's playing XI for the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in absence of both regular openers, believes one has to capitalise whenever he gets a chance to perform in the middle. Read Full Story

Ashwin's childhood coach Sunil Subramanian appointed as administrative manager of Team India
New Delhi , July 28 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday appointed former Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner Sunil Subramanian as the administrative manager of Indian men's cricket team. Read Full Story

Mukund, Kohli strengthen India's position in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 28 : Brilliant half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and opener Abhinav Mukund have taken India into a commanding position in the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka on Friday. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Govt. to reward Rs. 50 lakh each to Mithali and Co.
Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 28 : The Maharashtra Government has announced a cash reward of Rs. 50 lakh for each player of the Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

SC seeks BCCI's reply over e-auction of IPL media rights
Mumbai , July 28 : The Supreme Court on Friday sought a detailed response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over a plea seeking e-auction of media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. Read Full Story

Mohammad Amir dismisses `ridiculous` retirement rumours
Melbourne [Australia], July 28 : Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has dismissed rumours about his retirement from Test cricket. Read Full Story

Warner hits back at CA for wrongly blaming players in pay dispute
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 : Australian opener David Warner, who has always been outspoken to keep a 20-year revenue-sharing arrangement in place, has once again issued a verbal volley against Cricket Australia for wrongly blaming players for not resolving the bitter pay dispute between the country's cricket board and Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). Read Full Story

Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One
London [UK], July 27 : South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday. Read Full Story

You have not 'lost': PM Modi tells Mithali and Co. post Women's WC defeat
New Delhi , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country. Read Full Story

I don't need any extra motivation: Cheteshwar Pujara
By Aakash Kumar, Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara. Read Full Story

Mithali and Co. has won hearts of 1.25 cr Indians: Anurag Thakur
New Delhi , July 27 : Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians. Read Full Story

India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium. Read Full Story

MCC approves introduction of Lord's ODI honours boards for both genders
London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 : Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers. Read Full Story

Galle Test: Pandya's cameo help India post 600 in first inning
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : Debutant Hardik Pandya carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600 in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday. Read Full Story

CA ready for independent arbitration in pay dispute: Sutherland
Melbourne [Australia], July 27 : Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has called on the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute between the two governing bodies in toto. Read Full Story

World XI tour will revive international cricket in Pak: Arthur
Karachi [Pakistan], July 27 : Pakistan cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed the hope that the proposed upcoming tour of World XI team to the country will help bring international cricket back home. Read Full Story

Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves
New Delhi , July 27 : Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

BCCI adopts all Lodha reforms expect five having 'practical difficulties'
New Delhi [India], July 26 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary informed on Wednesday that the board has unanimously adopted all the recommendations of the Justice Lodha recommendations, except five which have some practical difficulties. Read Full Story

Destiny had different plan for me: Shikhar Dhawan post brutal 190 against Lanka
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Stylish Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made a memorable comeback to the Test team with a blistering century, said on Wednesday that he was satisfied with his performance against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the first Test at Galle. Read Full Story

Roland-Jones to make England Test debut at Oval
London [UK], July 26 : Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones will make his Test debut when England take on South Africa in the third Test of the four-match series at the Oval beginning Thursday. Read Full Story

Galle Test: Dhawan, Pujara lead India's carnage on opening day
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Blistering centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India attain a strong position on the very first day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

This year's Ashes could be Bodyline 2, says Damien Fleming
Melbourne [Australia], July 26 : Former Australian pacer Damien Fleming predicts that this summer's Ashes series could turn out to be "Bodyline 2" if the pace quartet of Steve Smith's side fire against England's top order, which according to him is fragile. Read Full Story

Gunaratne ruled out of Galle Test with thumb fracture
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow as batsman Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the ongoing first Test of the three-match series against India at the Galle due to a fractured thumb. Read Full Story

Will try not to fall short of target in 2021 World Cup: Harmanpreet
Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 26 : Star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has assured the Indian fans that the team would continue to perform in the same way as they did in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup and will win the prestigious quadrennial global tournament in 2021, slated to be held in New Zealand. Read Full Story

It's beginning of good times for Indian women's cricket: Mithali Raj
Mumbai , July 26 : Although Team India lost their chance of winning their maiden ICC Women's World Cup title by a whisker, skipper Mithali Raj believes that it is the beginning of good times for women's cricket in the country. Read Full Story

Wanted to win World Cup for 'legends' Mithali and Jhulan: Poonam Yadav
Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 26 :Indian spinner Poonam Yadav, who was one of the finds for the team during the ICC Women's World Cup, has said that they wanted to win the prestigious title for 'legends' Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal vows to comeback stronger
Karachi [Pakistan], July 26 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was dropped from the country's cricket board central contract list, has vowed to work hard on his fitness to make his way back to the national squad. Read Full Story

PCB rejects idea of making PSL autonomous
Lahore [Pakistan], July 26 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the idea of making the Pakistan Super League (PSL) an autonomous company and instead decided to organize it itself. Read Full Story

Pandya makes debut as India opt to bat in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : India have won the toss and opted to bat first in the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Indian Women's Cricket team arrives in India to grand welcome
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 26 (AN): Amid cheers and enthusiasm of fans, the Indian Women's Cricket team has arrived in Mumbai, early Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

BCCI conducts interviews for post of Team India manager, shortlists five
New Delhi , July 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday conducted interviews of 12 candidates for the post of Team India manager. Read Full Story

Harmanpreet breaks into top 10, Jhulan also surges in ICC Rankings
Dubai [UAE], July 25 : Star Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has made a jump of seven slots to move to the sixth position in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for Batswoman released on Tuesday. Read Full Story

PCB mulling over legal recourse against BCCI for dishonouring MoU
Karachi [Pakistan], July 25 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has laid out a strategy to adopt legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not standing to their commitment of playing a bilateral series. Read Full Story

Yuvraj joins Creator's Gurukul as partner and brand ambassador
New Delhi , July 25 : Flambouyant Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has created a niche with his well thought off the field initiatives in the world of business and social upliftment. Read Full Story

India need to beat Lanka to end Proteas' challenge for top Test spot
Dubai [UAE], July 25 : Virat Kohli's men go into the three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday fully aware that they need to win the series to retain their number-one Test ranking. Read Full Story

India vs Sri Lanka: Kohli hints at Pandya's inclusion in playing XI
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 25 : India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Hardik Pandya's inclusion in the playing XI in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday, saying that the all-rounder has a "great chance of playing". Read Full Story

Feeling great to get back to whites: Rohit Sharma
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 25 : India's star batsman Rohit Sharma, who has been included in the Test squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka beginning Wednesday at Galle, is ecstatic with his return and is feeling "great" to again don the white jersey. Read Full Story

Having Rabada back a big bonus for Proteas: Langeveldt
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 25 : South Africa bowling coach Charl Langeveldt believes that Kagiso Rabada's return is a timely boost for the team ahead of the third Test match against England starting at The Oval in London on Thursday. Read Full Story

Adam Gilchrist reveals the toughest bowler he kept to
Melbourne [Australia], July 25 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who is most commonly considered as the best wicket-keeper in cricket history, has rated Michael Bevan as the most challenging bowler he kept to. Read Full Story

Hashan Tillakaratne roped in as Lanka's batting coach for India series
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 25 : The Sri Lanka cricket team have roped in former batsman Hashan Tillakaratne as their temporary batting coach for the upcoming series against India. Read Full Story

BCCI not functioning in coherent, cohesive manner: Justice (retd.) Lodha
New Delhi , July 24 : Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha on Monday said that the functioning of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has not been very coherent and cohesive. Read Full Story

T20 Global League appoints Russell Adams as Tournament Director
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 24 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of experienced sports management professional, Russell Adams, as the Tournament Director for the T20 Global League. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj named captain of ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team
London [U.K], July 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the team of the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup 2017, with Indian skipper Mithali Raj named as its captain. Read Full Story

SC bars N. Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah from attending BCCI SGM
Mumbai , July 24 : The Supreme Court on Monday restrained former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Meeting (SGM), scheduled to be held on July 26, as a nominee of state association. Read Full Story

'Fabulous' Shastri can have positive influence in dressing room: Ashwin
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 24 : As newly-appointed Indian head coach Ravi Shastri prepares for his first assignment with the team against Sri Lanka, all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday admitted that the former team director's presence does bring a lot of positive energy in the dressing room. Read Full Story

KL Rahul to miss Galle Test due to viral fever
Mumbai , July 24 : Indian opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting July 26 at the Galle due to high fever. Read Full Story

Post World Cup heartbreak, Jhulan Goswami calls on team to look ahead
London [U.K], July 24 : After her side's journey ended a whisker away from winning the ICC Women's World Cup title, Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has called on her team to shake off the loss and look ahead to working on bettering themselves. Read Full Story

Lynn to undergo shoulder surgery, to miss start of summer
London [U.K], July 24 : Australian batsman Chris Lynn is all set to miss the start of this summer for the fourth season in row, after deciding to undergo surgery to treat his troublesome shoulder. Read Full Story

KL Rahul suffering from high fever; could miss Galle Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 24 : Indian opener KL Rahul, who is suffering from fever, could miss the first Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Galle starting July 26 after missed the training on Monday. Read Full Story

Graeme Swann baffled with England selection for Oval Test
Melbourne [Australia], July 24 : Former spinner Graeme Swann has been baffled by England selectors' decision to pick Tom Westley over Mark Stoneman for the third Test against South Africa to be played at The Oval beginning Thursday. Read Full Story

Time right for Women's IPL, says Mithali Raj post World Cup heartbreak
London [UK], July 24 : Following India's heart-wrenching defeat against England in the ICC Women's World Cup final, skipper Mithali Raj has asserted that now is the right time to "create the base" for a female equivalent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as it would help the players gain some valuable experience and improve their own game. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC: Kin of players proud of their daughters
Mumbai/Moga (Maharashtra/Punjab) , July 24 : Though the India Women's Cricket team could not mark victory in the ICC Women's World Cup final,their families back at their home were seen celebrating their daughters' brilliant performances. Read Full Story

Feel for all of you, says Tendulkar to Indian Women's Cricket Team
New Delhi , July 24 : Sometimes it is not meant to be, says legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after the Indian team faced defeat by nine runs to England in the ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC: From Rahul to Fadnavis, politicos congratulate Team India
New Delhi , July 24 : Though the day was not in favour of the Indian team, they won millions of hearts their tremendous performance throughout the ICC Women's World Cup and inspired more girls to take up sports as career, feel politicos like Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC: Tamsin Beaumont named 'player of the tournament'
New Delhi , July 24 : Opener Tammy Beaumont was named player of the ICC Women's World Cup, after England won its fourth title at Lord's on Sunday. Read Full Story

ICC Women's World Cup: BCCI acting prez congratulates India for 'achieving milestone'
New Delhi , July 23 : Though Indian Women Cricket team were unable to lift the ICC World Cup, but their performance was applauded by many, along with Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna congratulating the team for achieving a milestone. Read Full Story

PM Modi congratulates Indian team for 'remarkable tenacity' throughout ICC Women's World Cup
New Delhi , July 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian Women Cricket team for the tenacity and skill shown throughout the ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

England beat India in thriller to clinch ICC Women's World Cup 2017
London [U.K.], July 23 : The England Women Cricket team staged a comeback to beat India by nine runs in a thrilling ICC Women's World Cup final. Read Full Story


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