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Morgan backs ODI stars to opt for Ashes over T20 leagues
England (UK), September 23 : England's skipper Eoin Morgan has backed Alex Hales and Jose Buttler to change their off-season schedule and fill in the gap in the top order of the Ashes series squad, which is scheduled to be announced this Wednesday. Read Full Story

Pat Cummins to skip T20 series against India
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Sept. 23 : Right-arm Australian pacer Pat Cummins will miss the three-match T20 series against India beginning October 7. Read Full Story

We are making silly errors, admits Steve Smith
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : Australia skipper Steve Smith has admitted that his side have been making silly errors which they cannot afford to make against a quality side like India in the ongoing five-match series. Read Full Story

India dethrone South Africa to attain top spot in ODIs
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : India have dethroned South Africa at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings after registering their ninth consecutive win in the 50 over format in Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

I incurred great losses during six-month ban: Mohammad Irfan
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 22 : Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan, who recently finished serving a six-month ban, has admitted the period felt like six years during which he incurred great losses. Read Full Story

Kolkata ODI: Were upset that Kuldeep didn't get wickets initially, says family
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Sept. 22 : Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday scripted history as he became the third Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in ODIs. Read Full Story

England stay ahead as rain abandons second ODI against Windies
Nottingham [UK], Sept. 22 : The second ODI of the five-match series between England and West Indies was called off after just 14 deliveries of action because of persistent rain at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kohli, bowlers help India go 2-0 against Aussies
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : Brilliant performances from skipper Virat Kohli and bowlers helped India beat Australia by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kolkata ODI: Kohli, Rahane help India finish at 252
Kolkata , September 21 : Skipper Virat Kohli produced a rich vein of form as he struck a blistering 92-run knock to help India post a respectable target of 252 runs for Australia in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

SC pulls up BCCI for delay in implementing Lodha panel reforms
New Delhi , September 21 : The Supreme Court on Thursday once again reprimanded the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its constant delay in the implementation of Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha-led committee's recommendations. Read Full Story

'Unchanged' India opt to bat first in Kolkata ODI
Kolkata , Sept 21 :India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

'Unchanged' India opt to bat first in Kolkata ODI
Kolkata , Sept 21 :India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

India to take on Aussies in second ODI in Kolkata
Kolkata , Sept 21 : The Virat Kohli-led Indian team will aim to put further misery on a depleted Australia side when the two teams head into the second ODI of the five-match series here at the Eden Gardens later today. Read Full Story

India to tour South Africa for 6 ODIs, 3 Tests and T20Is in 2018
Mumbai , Sept 21 : India are all set to travel to South Africa for three Tests and number of limited-over matches early next year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in association with Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Thursday. Read Full Story

I feel I can get Warner out any time: Kuldeep
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 20 : Left-arm Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav, while claiming that David Warner comes under pressure while facing him, on Tuesday said that he feels he can get the swashbuckling Australian opener out at any time. Read Full Story

`Uncapped` Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva named in Lanka Test squad against Pak
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept 20 : The uncapped duo of Sadeera Samarawickrama and Roshen Silva has been named in the 15-man Test squad for the two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE later this month. Read Full Story

Napier turfed out as venue for England ODI
Wellington [New Zealand], Sept 20 : Napier's McLean Park has lost its right to host the second ODI of the five-match series between England and New Zealand because of delay in re-turfing the ground. Read Full Story

Not in bad place with my captaincy, insists Steve Smith
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 20 : Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday asserted that he was not in a bad place with his captaincy as suggested by former skipper Michael Clarke. Read Full Story

Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan
Mumbai , Sept 20 : The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has nominated former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award, for his contribution to the game. Read Full Story

Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept 20 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a five-year ban on tainted batsman Khalid Latif for his involvement into the spot-fixing scandal that marred the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year. Read Full Story

Brathwaite's bowling action cleared by ICC
Dubai [UAE], Sept 20 : West Indies off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been allowed to resume bowling in the international cricket after he was cleared of a suspected illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Read Full Story

Delighted to join the elusive club: Jonny Bairstow
Manchester [UK], Sept. 20 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow said he was extremely pleased to have scored his first ODI century and join the 'elusive club' during England's comfortable seven-wicket win over West Indies at the Old Trafford on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Haynes to lead Australia in Ashes in Lanning's absence
Melbourne [Australia], Sept. 20 : Left-handed batswoman Rachael Haynes will lead the Australian women's team in the Women's Ashes starting next month in absence of regular skipper Meg Lanning. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka secure 2019 World Cup berth post Windies defeat against England
Manchester [UK], Sept. 20 : Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup 2019 after West Indies lost the opening ODI of the five-match series against England on Tuesday. Read Full Story

South Africa to play on Boxing Day, confirms CSA
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 19 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat has confirmed that South Africa will play on Boxing Day, despite India not touring till early 2018. Read Full Story

Windies opt to bat in first ODI against England
Manchester [UK], Sept. 19 : West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in the first ODI of the five-match series at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Amitabh Chaudhary submitted 'false' undertaking to become BCCI acting secy: Aditya Verma
New Delhi , Sept 19 : Aditya Verma, secretary of the 'unclaimed' Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) and the original petitioner in the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) case, on Tuesday alleged that Amitabh Chaudhary had given a false undertaking to the Supreme Court in order to become BCCI acting secretary. Read Full Story

Zampa targets wickets of Dhoni, Pandya as Australia aim to level series in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Sept. 19 : Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday heaped praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said that the wicket of the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman would be crucial for when the two sides meet in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Chris Morris ruled out of Bangladesh Test series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 19 : In a major blow to South Africa, all-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Rubel Hossain denied NOC to travel to South Africa
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept 19 : Bangladesh fast-bowler Rubel Hossain is doubtful to participate in the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa after he was denied immigration clearance to visit the country. Read Full Story

India tour of South Africa likely to begin on January 5
Manchester [U.K.], September 19 : India are most likely to begin their tour to South Africa with the New Year's Test on January 5 or 6 next year in Cape Town. Read Full Story

BCCI files appeal against Kerala HC's decision of lifting life ban on Sreesanth
Kerala , September 18 : The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) on Monday filed an appeal against the Kerala High Court against lifting lifetime ban imposed on tainted pacer S. Sreesanth. Read Full Story

Bairstow to open England's innings in first ODI against Windies
London [U.K.], September 18 : England captain Eoin Morgan has confirmed that wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will open the innings for the side along with Alex Hales in the opening ODI of the five-match series against West Indies, beginning at the Old Trafford tomorrow. Read Full Story

CAB accuses of BCCI of 'discriminating' players of Bihar, Puducherry and north-east states
New Delhi , Sept. 18 : The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Monday wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, wherein it objected to non-allotment of matches to Bihar, Puducherry and north-east states by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Read Full Story

Shane Bond offers himself up for head coach gig
Wellington [New Zealand], Sept 18 : Former New Zealand speedster Shane Bond has expressed his desire to take up the role of a head coach, particularly of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, in the coming future. Read Full Story

Had Australia won, they would've said two new balls was a plus point: Chahal
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 18 : While Steve Smith asserted that it was never going to be easy chasing 160 with two new balls in Sunday's game in Chennai, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, said the visitors would have said two new balls was a plus-point for them had Australia won the game. Read Full Story

Gayle completes century of sixes in T20Is
Manchester [UK], Sept. 18 : Swash buckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle has added one more feather to his cap on Saturday as he became the first batsman to complete a century of sixes in T20Is. Read Full Story

England vs West Indies: Plunkett excited to face Gayle in ODIs
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 18 : Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle, during the lone T20I in Durham on Saturday, gave England a taste of what they can expect in the five-match ODI clash beginning Tuesday. Read Full Story

We went away from our plans, says Smith post Chennai defeat
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 18 : Steve Smith has admitted that deviation from plans resulted in Australia's 26-run defeat (DLS) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Read Full Story

Former Australian leggie Bob Holland passes away
Melbourne [Australia], Sept. 18 : Former leg-spinner Bob Holland, who in 1984 became Australia's third-oldest Test debutant of all time, has passed away. He was 70. Read Full Story

Pandya, Dhoni help 'Men in Blue' go 1-0 up in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 18 : The 'Men in Blue' started the five match ODI series against Australia on a winning note with a 26-run victory over the visitors by the DLS method at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Read Full Story

Chennai ODI: Dhoni, Pandya help India set 282-run target for Aussies
Chennai , Sept 17 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya shared a crucial century-run partnership to help India post a decent target of 282 runs for Australia in the opening ODI of the five-match series here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

Babar achieves career-best sixth spot in T20I rankings
Dubai [UAE], Sept 17 :Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has moved up 21 spots to achieve career-best sixth position in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings for Batsmen after his player of the series performance that helped his side complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in the Independence Cup series played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Read Full Story

India opt to bat in Chennai
Chennai , Sept 17 : India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening ODI of the five-match series against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Chennai ODI: India-Australia to resume rivalry
Chennai , Sept 17 : After decimating Sri Lanka at their home turf, India will aim for another comprehensive show against a depleted Australia side when the two teams head into the opening ODI of the five-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Jadeja to replace injured Axar for first three Australia ODIs
New Delhi , September 16 : Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday was named as a replacement of injured Axar Patel for the first three ODIs in the five-match series, against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Sunday. Read Full Story

Not seeing Australia series differently, will play with same intensity: Virat Kohli
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 16 : India skipper Virat Kohli has insisted that they will not treat the ODI series against Australia any differently and will play with the same intensity as they play against other oppositions. Read Full Story

New BCCI constitution has no place for finance committee: CoA tells Jyotiraditya Scindia
New Delhi , Sept. 16 : The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has said that in the new BCCI Constitution, there's no place for the finance committee and it will cease to exist once the new constitution is adopted. Read Full Story

ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup
Dubai [UAE], Sept. 16 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Read Full Story

JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 16 : South Africa batsman JP Duminy has announced his retirement from Test cricket and first class cricket with immediate effect. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka Cricket appoint Graeme Labrooy as chief selector
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 16 : Former pacer Graeme Labrooy has been appointed as the new chief selector of Sri Lanka, replacing Sanath Jayasuriya. Read Full Story

Changes in playing conditions discussed at three-day ICC elite panel conference
Dubai [UAE], Sept. 16 : The three-day elite panel conference of the International Cricket Council (ICC) concluded on Friday with match referees and umpires discussing new playing conditions, including changes in the DRS usage on top of the agenda. Read Full Story

Dhawan's absence advantage for Australia, insists Agar
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 15 : Australia, known for playing mind games, have once again started doing the same ahead of the five-match ODI series against India. Read Full Story

Line has to be drawn between 'aggressive' India, Australia: Rohit Sharma
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Sept. 15 : After arriving in India for the limited-overs series, Australia skipper Steve Smith had expressed hope that the five-match ODI series beginning Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium will be played in good spirit. Read Full Story

Philander doubtful for opening Bangladesh Test
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept 15 : South Africa seamer Vernon Philander appears to be in doubt for the opening Test against Bangladesh later this month after pulling out of the first round of first-class fixtures, beginning next Tuesday. Read Full Story

Australian cricket team's bats for charity
Chennai , Sept.15 : The Australian one-day cricket team has donated two autographed bats to the India Vision Institute (IVI). Read Full Story

Handscomb included in Australia squad as cover for injured Finch
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept 15 : Right-handed batsman Peter Handscomb has been included in the Australia's ODI squad as a cover for injured Aaron Finch for the five-match series against India, beginning September 17 in Chennai. Read Full Story

India eves might tour South Africa with men's team next year
New Delhi , Sept. 15 : If things go as per plan of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian women's team, along with the men's team, could be seen locking horns with the South African teams in a three-match T20I series early next year. Read Full Story

No plans to tour Pakistan in near future: Sutherland
Johannesburg [South Africa], September 15 : Despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) pushing for more international cricket in Pakistan, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has ruled out the possibility of his side touring the country in the near future. Read Full Story

Dhaka outfield rated 'poor' by ICC for Australia Test
Dubai [UAE], Sept. 14 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rated Shere Bangla National Stadium outfield for that match as "poor" which hosted the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia last month in Dhaka. Read Full Story


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