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Enjoyed watching Sehwag bat the most: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said he enjoyed watching former India opener Virender Sehwag bat the most, while admitting that he feared facing former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje as a bowler. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

Kirti Azad, Bedi depose before panel probing 'DDCA scam'
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Former cricketers and DDCA members Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi and Surinder Khanna made their statements on Saturday before the Special Inquiry Committee probing alleged irregularities in cricket and hockey governing bodies. Read Full Story

People's mindset is changing due to T20: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the mentality of people had changed due to the popularity of Twenty20 cricket and technology. Read Full Story

Will focus on playing our best against Australia: Williamson
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Ahead of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against Australia starting at the SCG from tomorrow, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that his side would focus on playing their best, and insisted they can beat anyone if they succeed in doing so. Read Full Story

Current Indian team reminds me of the one in 2002-03: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday rated the current Indian team as the best in the world, asserting that the national squad reminds him of the batch of 2002-03. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

Sachin refuses to comment on Lodha panel, says changes needed for improvement
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Refusing to comment on the R.M. Lodha Committee's recommendations, former India batsman and captain Sachin Tendulkar asserted on Saturday that "everything is not perfect and changes are needed to be made to ensure India remains the leading side in the world." Read Full Story

People's mindset is changing due to T20: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the mentality of people had changed due to the popularity of Twenty20 cricket and technology. Read Full Story

Maxwell fined for disrespectful remarks against Matthew Wade
Sydney, Dec 3 : Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined for 'disrespectful' comments on his limited-overs team-mate Matthew Wade. Read Full Story

Lay off Stokes or risk making the game boring: Bayliss warns ICC
London [UK], Dec. 3 (ANI): England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned the International Cricket Council (ICC) to spare his all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been involved in verbal spat in the recent past, or else the cricket body would be making the game too boring and sterile for the fans to watch. Read Full Story

KP gives 'thumbs up' to Strauss as ECB director
Melbourne [Australia] Dec. 3 (ANI): Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen has heaped praise on Andrew Strauss, saying the former left-handed batsman has done a good job as director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Read Full Story

Smith criticises Maxwell for `disrespectful` comments about Wade
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith has criticised Glenn Maxwell for his comments about Mathew Wade, dubbing them as "very disrespectful" and the mercurial all-rounder has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group. Read Full Story

BCCI continues to firmly oppose Lodha reforms
New Delhi. Dec.2 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) firm stance on Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led panel recommendations continued, with secretary Ajay Shirke revealing that the board members will abide by the decision they had taken during the first Special General Meeting (SGM) on October 1. Read Full Story

Delhi, Vidarbha draw in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Dec 2 : Delhi and Vidarbha played out a draw in Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Friday. Read Full Story

Young talent Azam compared to Kohli by Pakistan coach Arthur
Lahore, Dec 2 : Young Pakistan batsman Babar Azam was on Friday compared to India's Test captain and one of the world's leading batsmen Virat Kohli by coach Mickey Arthur. Read Full Story

Delhi, Vidarbha draw in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Dec 2 : Delhi and Vidarbha played out a draw in Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Friday. Read Full Story

Lara to take part in Festival of Cricket in Australia
Melbourne, Dec 2 : West Indies batting legend Brian Lara will feature in Western Australia's Festival of Cricket alongside former foes and Australian legends Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting. Read Full Story

`Injury-plagued` Steyn speaks on recovery, eyes return
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.2 : South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn, who is currently recovering from a shoulder injury, has insisted that he could be back into the nets by the end of January next year. Read Full Story

Bravo controversy typical of current West Indies culture: Richards
St. John's (Antigua), Dec 2 : Legendary captain and batsman Vivian Richards believes the recent sending home of Darren Bravo from the tri-nations One-Day series is another indicator of the lack of progress in West Indies cricket. Read Full Story

Organisers hail unprecedented viewership for CPL T20
Castries (St. Lucia), Dec 2 : Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have announced that the Twenty20 cricket tournament has exceeded global viewership figures for the just concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year. Read Full Story

Cricketers don't need Bollywood: Virender Sehwag
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Former India opener Virender Sehwag, currently hosting the "Viru Ke Funde" web series, says Bollywood and cricket have no connection and are not dependent on each other. Read Full Story

Indian eves thrash Lanka to storm into Asia Cup final
Bangkok, Dec 1 : Riding on a fine half-century from Mithali Raj and Ekta Bisht's 3-8, the Indian women's cricket team reached the 2016 ACC Women's Asia Cup T20 International final by thrashing Sri Lanka by 52 runs at the AIT Cricket Ground here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Will compel India to play Pakistan: PCB chief
Islamabad, Dec 1 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asserted on Thursday that it intends to compel the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) into honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for six bilateral series between the two countries. Read Full Story

PCB not 'begging' BCCI for bilateral series: Shahryar Khan
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 1 : Stating that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not "begging" the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a bilateral series, chairman Shahryar Khan has said they are instead pushing the Indian counterpart to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two countries signed in 2014. Read Full Story

Mathews, Chandimal declare themselves fit for Proteas tour
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec. 1 : Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal have declared themselves fit for the upcoming tour to South Africa that begins in mid-December. Read Full Story

Ranji: Rain restricts third day's play between Delhi, Vidarbha
Chennai, Dec 1 : Rain played spoilsport on the third day of the Ranji trophy cricket match between Delhi and Vidarbha at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Maxwell eyes India tour for Test comeback
Sydney, Dec 1 : Swashbuckling middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell is eyeing the upcoming tour of India early next year to make his comeback to the Australian Test side after being sidelined for most of the current cricket season. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj helps India enter Women's T20 Asia Cup final
Bangkok [Thailand], Dec. 1 : Mithali Raj continued her rich vein of form to help India storm into the finals of the Women's Asia Cup T20 by defeating Sri Lanka by 52 runs at the AIT Cricket Ground on Thursday. Read Full Story

Waqar backs Pak to clinch historic series win in Australia
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 : Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has called on Misbah-ul-Haq's side to seize the opportunity to script history by recording a Test series whitewash on top-ranked Australia. Read Full Story

Arthur urges Pakistan to be `mentally prepared` for series Down Under
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 1 (ANI): Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has urged his players to leave behind the New Zealand Test series loss and showcase themselves at the peak of their powers for the upcoming Australia tour which he considers to be the "biggest challenge of some of the players' careers." Read Full Story

Lehmann casts doubt on Shaun Marsh's selection for Gabba Test
Melbourne [Australia], Dec.1 (ANI): Australian coach Darren Lehmann has cast doubt over injured Shaun Marsh returning to the national squad for the opening day-night Test of the three-match series against Pakistan beginning at the Gabba on December 15. Read Full Story

Batting below Matthew Wade is 'painful': Glenn Maxwell
Melbourne [Australia], Dec. 1 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has expressed his disappointment with the fact that he is forced to bat below wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade in this year Victoria's Sheffield Shield side, saying it is" a little bit painful at times." Read Full Story

Akram to train Lanka's pacers for Proteas tour
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 (ANI): Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has been roped in as Sri Lanka's mentor for next month's gruelling tour of South Africa. Read Full Story

England agree to first day-night Test in Ashes 2017
Sydney [Australia], Dec.1 (ANI): England have agreed to play their first day-night Ashes Test when they tour Australia next summer. Read Full Story

India politicising cricket, alleges PCB chairman
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has blamed India for politicising cricket before insisting that they are not begging their hostile neighbours to play against them. Read Full Story

Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists `he's still fit to play`
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 (ANI):Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has brushed aside the impression that he will take retirement from international cricket after the upcoming Australia tour, saying he is still fit and will continue to play for the country until his side needs him. Read Full Story

Cricketer Yuvraj, Hazel Keech marry
Chandigarh, Nov 30 : Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress Hazel Keech tied the knot on Wednesday as per Sikh traditions at a gurdwara in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib district. Read Full Story

Delhi take 67-run lead against Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Nov 30 : Delhi scored 250/8, taking their lead to 67 runs against Vidarbha at the end of the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jennings, Dawson to replace injured Hameed, Ansari for India Tests
London, Nov 30 : The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday named opener Keaton Jennings and spinner Liam Dawson as replacements for injured Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari for the remaining two Tests against India. Read Full Story

England all-rounder Woakes suffers crack in right thumb
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The England cricket team's injury woes continued as all-rounder Chris Woakes was diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali. Read Full Story

Pakistan's Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket
Dubai, Nov 30 : Pakistan's premier all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez was on Wednesday cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to resume bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be legal. Read Full Story

Zimbabwe pacer Vitori reported for suspect action
Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Nov 30 : Zimbabwe cricketer Brian Vitori will need to get his bowling action tested within a fortnight after being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the final of the tri-series against Sri Lanka here. Read Full Story

Kohli vaults to career best No.3 spot in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Nov 30 : After leading India to an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match Test rubber against England, skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday vaulted to a career best third spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen released here. Read Full Story

Bravo taking legal action against WICB after sacking
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Nov 30 : West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is taking legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after he was dropped from the squad before their recent tri-nations One-Day International (ODI) series in Zimbabwe. Read Full Story

Chris Woakes diagnosed with 'tiny crack' in thumb
Mohali (Punjab) [India], Nov. 30 : England pacer Chris Woakes has been diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the second innings on Day Four of the third Test against India in Mohali which the visitors lost by eight wickets. Read Full Story

Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori's bowling action again comes under scanner
Bulawayo [Zimbabwe], Nov.30 : Zimbabwe left-arm seamer Brian Vitori has been reported of suspect bowling action during his side's six-wicket defeat in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka at the Queens Sports Club here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Kohli moves to third spot in ICC Test Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Nov. 30 : India Test skipper Virat Kohli has moved up to his career-best third spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for batsmen following his useful contribution in team's eight-wicket win over England in the third Test in Mohali. Read Full Story

Gillespie backs Starc-Hazlewood to become Oz's greatest pace duo
Melbourne [Australia], Nov.30 : Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has predicted that Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will one day emerge as the best fast bowling combination the country has ever produced. Read Full Story

Bangladeshi cricketers Sabbir, Al-Amin penalised for misconduct in BPL
Dhaka, Nov 30 : Rajshahi Kings batsman Sabbir Rahman and Barisal Bulls pacer Al-Amin Hossain have been heavily penalised for breaking the code of conduct in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket tournament. Read Full Story

Cricket Australia declares day-night Test against Proteas a success
Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 29 : The recently concluded day-night Test between Australia and South Africa, which the hosts went on to win by seven wickets, has been described as an "enormous success" by Cricket Australia. Read Full Story

Delhi wrest initiative against Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Nov 29 : Delhi bowled out Vidarbha for 183 runs in their first innings and reached 12/1 at the end of the first day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali fined full match-fee for slow over-rate in Hamilton Test
Dubai [UAE], Nov. 29 : Azhar Ali, Pakistan stand-in skipper for the Hamilton Test, has been fined his 100 percent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand during the second Test which ended on Tuesday. Read Full Story

'Injured' Hameed to miss remaining India Tests
Mohali (Punjab) [India], Nov. 29 : Haseeb Hameed has been ruled out of the remaining two matches against India, confirmed England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday saying the 19-year-old batsman needs to return home to have surgery on his injured hand. Read Full Story

We don't require 'square, dry turners' to win, insists Kohli
Mohali (Punjab) [India], Nov. 29 : Test skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday insisted that India, which in currently ranked No. 1 in Tests, are a team which have enough skill to play good cricket and don't "require square, dry turners" to win matches. Read Full Story

Delhi wrest initiative against Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Nov 29 : Delhi bowled out Vidarbha for 183 runs in their first innings and reached 12/1 at the end of the first day of a Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Skipper Harmanpreet helps India Women beat Pakistan in T20 Asian Cup
Bangkok, Nov 29 : The Indian women's cricket team beat arch-rivals Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 Asia Cup match here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

New Zealand beat Pakistan to complete 2-0 series whitewash
Hamilton, Nov 29 : New Zealand took nine wickets in a dramatic last session to seal a 2-0 series whitewash as Pakistan's cricket team collapsed against the second new ball to slump to a 138-run defeat at the Seddon Park here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Pakistan drops to No. 4 post series whitewash against Black Caps
Dubai [UAE], Nov. 29 : Following their crushing defeat against New Zealand in Hamilton Test, Pakistan have lost their number two rankings and have slipped to the fourth spot in the latest ICC Test Team Rankings. Read Full Story

Mohali Test: India thrash England by 8 wickets, take 2-0 lead
Mohali (Punjab)[India], Nov. 29 (ANI): Recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel on Tuesday smashed a brilliant half century to hand India a comprehensive eight-wicket win over England on Day four of the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Stadium (PCA) here in Mohali. Read Full Story

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