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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

Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Pujara comes out in support of Kohli ahead of Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala , Mar.23 : As Virat Kohli continued to attract unwanted attention from the Australian media, his fellow team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara has come out in support of the Indian skipper by describing him as a great ambassador of the game. Read Full Story

Pak tour of Windies will be controversy-free : Talat Ali
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.23 : In the wake of the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, national team manager Talat Ali has assured that the upcoming tour of West Indies will be absolutely controversy-free. Read Full Story

Not sure if Kohli knows how to spell 'sorry': James Sutherland
Melbourne [Australia], Mar.23 : Taking a cheeky dig at Virat Kohli, Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland said that he is not sure whether the Indian skipper knows how to spell the word "sorry". Read Full Story

'Injured' Perera ruled out of first two B'desh ODIs
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar.23 : Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the first two ODIs of the four-match series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

Hamstring injury forces Southee out of Hamilton Test
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.23 : New Zealand suffered another major blow as fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the final Test of the three-match series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

'Injured' De Kock remains doubtful for Hamilton Test, IPL
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.23 : South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock continued to remain doubtful for the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton and may miss the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after scans confirmed tendon damage to his right index finger. Read Full Story

BCCI announces pay hike for Indian men cricketers by cent percent
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Board of Control for Cricket in India in an official statement announced the pay hike for all Indian men cricketers by cent percent, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Scotland to host Zimbabwe in June
Edinburgh, Mar 22 : Scotland on Wednesday said it will host Zimbabwe in two One Day Internationals at The Grange, Edinburgh this summer as part of an action-packed fortnight of international cricket on home soil. Read Full Story

Pujara, Jadeja elevated to Grade A in BCCI contracts, Harbhajan left out
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts following their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

Scotland to host Zimbabwe for two ODIs in June
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.22 : Scotland is all set to host Zimbabwe for a two-match ODI series in June this year, the Cricket Scotland has confirmed the news. Read Full Story

Pujara, Jadeja elevated to Grade A as BCCI COA announces Annual players' contracts
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts, after their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

BCCI COA issues clarification on full member ouster
Mumbai , Mar.22 : The BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) has issued a clarification to what it describes to be as "misconceived" media reports suggesting that the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and the Gujarat Cricket Association have been selected as the only full members of the BCCI from Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB, FIA lock horns over probe
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit out at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the ongoing probe into Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, stating that it is solely their domain to investigate the players involved in any 'wrongdoings'. Read Full Story

India will be 'little bit nervous' in Dharamsala: Mitchell Johnson
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 22 : Expecting the pitch in Dharamsala to favour the pace bowlers, former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes Steve Smith-led side wil; be more confident compared to the India who will be 'little nervous' for the series decider, beginning Saturday. Read Full Story

Hamilton Test could define our season: BJ Watling
Hamilton [New Zealand], Mar.22 : New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has insisted that his side will not dwell on their second Test defeat to South Africa and instead look forward to perform at their menacing best in the last match of the series as it could define their season. Read Full Story

India scared of defeat to us, says Mitchell Starc
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 22 : Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has said that India were scared of losing the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy after their unexpected loss in Pune and that's why they started with verbal confrontations with the visitors. Read Full Story

Big B thanks Aussie media for Kohli-Trump comparison
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was recently compared by an Australian daily with US President Donald Trump. Read Full Story

Australian media compares Kohli to US President Trump
Sydney, Mar 21 : The fight between Australia and India on the field is getting tense with even the Australian media attacking skipper Virat Kohli and comparing him with US President Donald Trump. Read Full Story

BCCI and CA to partner for Exchange Programs
Mumbai, Mar 21 : National Cricket Academy (NCA) has undertaken an initiative to conduct a refresher course for the existing accredited coaches of BCCI in conjunction with Cricket Australia. Read Full Story

Australia and South Africa vie for 2nd spot in Test rankings on 1 April cut-off date
Dubai, Mar 21 : Ravindra Jadeja has whizzed ahead of India spin-twin Ravichandran Ashwin to take the sole top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia which puts the four-match series interestingly poised at 1-1. Read Full Story

BCCI and CA to partner for Exchange Programs
Mumbai ,Mar.21 : The National Cricket Academy (NCA) has undertaken an initiative to conduct a refresher course for the existing accredited coaches of BCCI in conjunction with Cricket Australia. Read Full Story

Lankan newspaper publishes team 'obituary' post Colombo drubbing
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 21 : Following Sri Lanka's first ever Test loss to Bangladesh, a newspaper in the country has published an obituary for Sri Lankan cricket. Read Full Story

Palaniswami writes to PM Modi on arrest of Indian fishermen by Lankan Navy
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.21 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the arrest of 10 Indian fishermen and seizure of 129 fishing boats by the Sri Lankan Navy. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Test win impact the ODI series, says Mortaza
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 21 : Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has insisted that the team's historic win in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo will impact the upcoming three-match limited-overs series between the two sides. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB's inquiry committee to visit UK to question Nasir Jamshed
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 21 : A two-member inquiry committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will travel to UK to investigate the matter of Nasir Jamshed's involvement in the alleged spot-fixing scandal in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

ECB wants Root, Morgan to understand responsibility of playing 'exciting cricket'
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 21 : The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has called on new Test skipper Joe Root and his ODI counterpart Eoin Morgan to "understand their responsibility to play exciting cricket for future generations to connect with and for fans to get behind". Read Full Story

'I feel fantastic', says struggling Warner
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Mar. 21 : Explosive Australian opener David Warner, who has been struggling in the ongoing four-match Test series against India, has insisted that he is hitting the ball properly, but "it's just that the runs aren't coming for him at the moment". Read Full Story

Jadeja replaces Ashwin as No.1 Test bowler
Dubai [UAE], Mar.21 : Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has whizzed ahead of spin-twin Ravichandran Ashwin to take the top spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia which puts the four-match series interestingly poised at 1-1. Read Full Story

Spot-fixers should be banned, punished without mercy: Sana Mir
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 21 : Sana Mir, captain of Pakistan women's ODI team, has called for stern action against spot-fixers, saying the menace of fixing is a very serious issue and should be dealt with accordingly. Read Full Story

Cricket Australia offers 125 % pay hike to women players
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 21 : Cricket Australia on Tuesday put forward a landmark five-year offer to the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) in which a 125 percent pay rise for female cricketers of the country has been announced. Read Full Story

Rohit to captain India 'Blue', Parthiv to head India 'Red' in Deodhar Trophy 2017
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced squads for India 'Red' and India 'Blue' for Prof D B Deodhar Trophy 2017. Read Full Story

ICC announces appointment of new CFO
Dubai, Mar 20 : The ICC on Monday announced the appointment of Ankur Khanna to the post of Chief Financial Officer. Read Full Story

Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb help Australia draw third Test against India
Ranchi, Mar 20 : Australia fought strongly in a match where India was slowly putting its strong grip as Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb battled heroically at the middle of the crease to manage a draw in the third Test match of the series here on Monday. Read Full Story

Pujara-Saha partnership is the best I've ever seen: Virat Kohli
Ranchi , Mar.20 : Lavishing praise on Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha for stitching a record 199-run stand during the drawn third Test against Australia in Ranchi, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Monday said that it was the 'best' partnership he has ever seen. Read Full Story

Ankur Khanna named ICC's new Chief Financial Officer
Dubai [UAE], Mar.20 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the appointment of Ankur Khanna as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Read Full Story

Duminy pulls out of IPL 10 due to 'personal' reasons
New Delhi , Mar.20 : Delhi Daredevils on Monday revealed that all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy has withdrawn from the upcoming tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Karthik, bowlers guide Tamil Nadu to Vijay Hazare title
New Delhi , Mar.20 : Dinesh Karthik struck a blistering century before bowlers came to the fore as Tamil Nadu defeated Bengal by 37 runs to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Feroz Shah Kotla here in the national capital on Monday. Read Full Story

Handscomb, Marsh prevent India from triumphing Ranchi
Ranchi , Mar.20 : Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced a spirited fightback as the third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw on the final day at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here on Monday. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Late wickets hurt Aussie hope, India six away from a win
Ranchi, Mar 20 : After a quiet first hour, where the Australian batsmen managed to keep the Indian bowlers at bay on Monday, two quick wickets dented the hopes of the visiting side for a draw in the ongoing third Test match. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB name tribunal members
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.20 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a three-member tribunal headed by a retired judge to investigate the alleged corruption in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

Taylor to miss Hamilton Test as Kiwis name unchanged squad
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.20 : Ross Taylor, who missed the Wellington Test of the ongoing three-match series against South Africa due to a calf injury, will continue to remain out of action as New Zealand have named the 13-man unchanged squad for the final match beginning March 25 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Read Full Story

New Zealand 'shot themselves in the foot', insists Dane Piedt
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 20 : South African off-spinner Dane Piedt, who has been added to the squad for the Hamilton Test, beginning March 25, has insisted that New Zealand committed a mistake by not trusting their seam strength. Read Full Story

SC to hear BCCI case pertaining to implementation of Justice Lodha panel recommendations
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) case pertaining to the implementation of Justice Lodha panel recommendations into the board. Read Full Story

Ranchi Test: Jadeja puts India on top after Pujara-Shah show
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Mar. 19 : All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja struck twice on Day Four to put India under control of the ongoing third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Jadeja's all-round show hand India the advantage
Ranchi, Mar 19 : Ravindra Jadeja's all-round show with both the ball and the bat helped India seize control of the ongoing Test, the third encounter of the four-match series against Australia. Read Full Story

Bangladesh earn historic win against Sri Lanka in its 100th Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 19 : Fighting against all odds, Bangladesh on Sunday scripted history by registering an emphatic four-wicket win against Sri Lanka and leveled the two-match series at the P Sara Oval. Read Full Story

Pollard, Narine, Simmons, Badree included in Windies squad for Pakistan T20s
St. John's, Antigua [West Indies], Mar. 19 : West Indies have picked Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Samuel Badree for the four-match T20 series against Pakistan beginning March 26. Read Full Story

Williamson best No. 3 batsman in the world: McMillan
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 19 : New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan is all but praise for Kane Williamson and said that the skipper is the best No. 3 batsman in world cricket. Read Full Story

Dhoni registers FIR after losing mobile phone in Delhi
New Delhi , Mar.19 : A complaint was registered on Sunday by the Delhi Police after former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his mobile phone at a five star hotel in Delhi's Dwarka. Read Full Story

Pujara slams century, India still in fight with 303/4 at tea
Ranchi, Mar 18 : : A brilliant unbeaten 109 by Cheteshwar Pujara took India to 303 for four wickets at tea on the third day of their third test match against Australia on Saturday as the home team were still in fight after suffering few quick blows that sent skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane packed to the pavilion. Read Full Story

Pujara stands tall to keep India alive in Ranchi Test
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 18 : Cheteshwar Pujara once again came to rescue by scoring a fighting century to keep India in contention in the ongoing third Test against Australia at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium here on Saturday. Read Full Story


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