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Amitabh Choudhary, Rahul Johri to attend ICC meet in London
New Delhi , June 17 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will be attending the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual conference that is scheduled in London from June 19. Read Full Story

ICC announces match officials for Women's World Cup 2017
Dubai [UAE], June 17 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, which will be staged in the United Kingdom from June 24 to July 23. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Edgbaston victory will not have any relevance in final, says Kohli
London [UK], June 17 : It was only on June 4 that India launched their Champions Trophy title defence with a thumping 124-run win over Pakistan at Edgbaston. But skipper Virat Kohli feels that the Group Stage game will not have any relevance in what he expects to be a very exciting summit clash against the arch-rival at The Oval. Read Full Story

Have no option but to attack Indian top order: Mickey Arthur
London [UK], June 17 : Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his team has got no other option but to attack the Indian batters in order to give themselves the best possible chance to win the much-anticipated, high octane Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: Pakistan has nothing to lose, says Azhar Mahmood
London [UK], June 17 : Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood feels that his team has nothing to lose in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against India and it would be the Men in Blue, who would be under pressure at The Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Galle to host first ODI since 2000
Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 17 : After a 17-year hiatus, ODI cricket is set to return to Galle with Zimbabwe playing the first two ODI's of the five-match series against Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 2. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy final: Mercurial Pakistan shouldn't be discounted, says Hussey
Melbourne [Australia], June 17 : Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has favoured India in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, while adding that the Men in Green, who have thrown up so many upsets so far in the tournament, should not be discounted. Read Full Story

Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) , June 17 : When India will take on Pakistan in the much-anticipated, high octane summit clash of the Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday, Mehboob Hasan, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's uncle, will be praying and cheering for Virat Kohli & Co to defend the coveted trophy they won in 2013. Read Full Story

India Under-19 teams for England tour announced
New Delhi , June. 17 : The All-India Junior Selection Committee met earlier today to select the India Under-19 Cricket Teams for 2 four-day and 5 one-day matches against England Under-19. Read Full Story

'Fit-again' Amir to play Champions Trophy final against India
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is all set to play in the high-octane Champions Trophy final against arch-rival India after recovering fully from a back spasm. Read Full Story

Aamer Sohail clarifies Sarfraz 'did nothing special' remark post backlash
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Former opener Aamer Sohail has clarified that his statement with regard to alleged match-fixing by Pakistan was completely misunderstood. Read Full Story

Ahead of Champions Trophy final, Aamer Sohail indirectly accuses Pak of fixing matches
Karachi [Pakistan], June 16 : Just two days ahead of the high-octane Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India, former Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail has indirectly accused his national side of fixing matches in the ongoing eight-team marquee event. Read Full Story

'Injured' Starc ruled out of B'desh Tests, O'Keefe dropped
Melbourne [Australia], June 16 : Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh due to an injury. Read Full Story

From Tendulkar to Sehwag: Wishes pour in for India ahead of Champions Trophy final
New Delhi , June 16 : The cricket fraternity has come out in unison to praise the Virat Kohli-led Indian team after their resounding nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy to set up another mouth-watering, high-octane clash with Pakistan in the finals on Sunday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Ahead of final clash, Kohli praises Pakistan's 'magnificent turnabout'
Birmingham [UK], June. 16 : After trouncing Bangladesh with a resounding nine-wicket win to enter the finals of the Champions Trophy, Indian skipper Virat Kohli appeared visibly satisfied saying his team was playing 'smart' cricket, however, he also praised Pakistan for their 'magnificent turnabout' in the series and assured that India won't take things for granted in the final clash. Read Full Story

It's INDIA vs PAKISTAN in Champions Trophy final
Birmingham [UK], June 15 : India continued their love affair with the ICC Champions Trophy as they registered a resounding nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the 50-over marquee event to set up another mouth watering, high-octane summit clash against arch rivals Pakistan. Read Full Story

Hope to perform well in West Indies: Rishabh Pant on India call-up
New Delhi , June 15 : Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been called up in the ODI as well as T20 squad for the upcoming West Indies tour, on Thursday revealed that he was not at all demoralised when he was put in standby for the ongoing Champions Trophy, rather he was quite confident of getting a chance to represent his country anytime soon. Read Full Story

Can't think of all-time India XI without considering Yuvraj: Rahul Dravid
New Delhi , June 15 : Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has congratulated Yuvraj Singh on achieving the special milestone of 300 ODIs for the Men in Blue, saying the flamboyant batsman, who has had a phenomenal record over the last 17 years, would "make most people's all time one-day XI". Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: India need 265 runs to reach finals
Birmingham [UK], June 15 : Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahman struck half-centuries each as Bangladesh set a 265-run target for India in the second semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav roped in for Windies tour
Mumbai , June 15 : Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav have been picked in the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming tour to West Indies, which comprises five ODIs and a T20 international. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy semifinal: India elect to field against Bangladesh
Birmingham [U.K], June 15 : Defending champions India won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ongoing Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday. Read Full Story

Ashes 'the biggest challenge' for Smith, says Ponting
Melbourne [Australia], June 15 : Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes the upcoming Ashes series against England will be the biggest challenge for current skipper Steve Smith. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Confident India to take on charged-up Bangladesh in second semi-final
Birmingham [UK], June 15 : Confident India will take on Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday. Read Full Story

Waqar dubs Morgan's pitch criticism as 'lame excuse'
New Delhi London [U.K.], June 15 : Eoin Morgan's comment on Cardiff pitch, post England's defeat in the Champions Trophy semi-finals, seems to have not gone down well with Pakistan legendary bowler Waqar Younis as he slammed the England skipper for making a lame excuse. Read Full Story

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan
London [UK], June. 15 : Following England's painful ouster from the Champions Trophy at the hands of an aggressively impressive Pakistan, skipper Eoin Morgan was left lamenting a lack of home advantage, asserting that the reused Cardiff pitch led to England being bundled out. Read Full Story

Pakistan stun mighty England to reach Champions Trophy final
Cardiff [UK], June 14 : There's a reason why Pakistan were being termed as 'unpredictable' going into the Champions Trophy and they proved it today. Read Full Story

Team is much more important that my 300th ODI: Yuvraj Singh
Birmingham [London], June 14 : Flamboyant Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who prepares to make his 300th ODI appearance in his side's Champions Trophy semi-final clash against Bangladesh, on Wednesday said that it is a big achievement for him, adding, the team is much more important for him than any of his personal landmark. Read Full Story

Kohli shrugs off past laurels, says won't take Bangladesh for granted
Birmingham [London], June 14 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday called on his side to stop dwelling on their past laurels and not to take Bangladesh for granted in the second semi-final encounter of the Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy semi-final: Pakistan opt to bowl against England
Cardiff [London], June 14 : Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against England in the first semi-final of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: 'Unpredictable' Pakistan to take on 'confident' England in semis
Cardiff [UK], June 14 : Riding high on confidence, hosts England will take on unpredictable Pakistan in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy in order to their chances of the search for an elusive major global ODI silverware here at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jadeja and wife Reeva name their daughter 'Nidhyana'
New Delhi , June 13 : Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who recently became father last week, has revealed that he and his wife Reeva Solanki have named their daughter ' Nidhyana'. Read Full Story

Pak's middle-order has been exposed, concedes Arthur
Karachi [Pakistan], June 13 : Despite Pakistan booking their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy following a heroic win over Sri Lanka, head coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that out-of-form middle order batsmen are a matter of concern. Read Full Story

De Villiers to lead Proteas in England T20 series
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 13 : AB de Villiers will lead the 14-member South Africa squad in absence of regular captain Faf du Plessis in the three-match NatWest T20 series against England, beginning June 21 in Southampton. Read Full Story

Kohli leapfrogs de Villiers, Warner at top of ODI Rankings
Dubai [UAE], June 13 : India skipper Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top batting spot in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings for batsmen released on Tuesday morning following the conclusion of the last round of league matches in the Champions Trophy 2017. Read Full Story

CSA announces R350 million-investment for stadium upgrades
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 13 : In the wake of the recently announced new T20 Global League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has earmarked more than R350 million to be invested on stadium refurbishment and upgrades over the next three years. Read Full Story

Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with 'soft dismissals' ahead of England clash
Cardiff [UK], June 13 : Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed feels that his side's soft dismissals, especially that of the middle order batsmen, are an area of concern going into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy against England to be played on Wednesday at the Sophia Gardens. Read Full Story

Indian High Commission in London hosts reception for Team India
London [U.K.], June 13 : The Indian High Commission in London, U.K. hosted a reception for the Indian Cricket Team, who is in the country for the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy tournament, on Monday evening. Read Full Story

BCCI confirms Kumble will be Team India coach till West Indies tour
London [U.K.], June 13 : Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna has confirmed that Anil Kumble would be the head of coach of the Indian team till the West Indies tour. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Pakistan fined for slow over-rate, Sarfraz avoids one-match ban
Melbourne [Australia], June. 13 : Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been fined but luckily not suspended, for slow over-rate following their victory over Sri Lanka that propelled them into semi finals of the Champions Trophy. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Sarfraz powers shaky Pakistan to semis
Cardiff [London], June 13 : Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed led from the front as he smashed an unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their do-or-die Champions Trophy fixture and eventually to the semi-finals here at the Sophia Gardens on Monday. Read Full Story

Former test umpire SR Ramchandra Rao passes away
New Delhi , June 12 : The former test umpire SR Ramachandra Rao passed away on Sunday 81-year-old. Read Full Story

Kumble to continue as India coach till Windies tour: Vinod Rai
New Delhi , June 12 : Vinod Rai, chief of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said on Monday that Anil Kumble will continue to serve as head coach of the Indian cricket team till the West Indies series. Read Full Story

Five uncapped players in England T20 squad against Proteas
London [U.K], June 12 : Lancashire dasher Liam Livingstone and Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane are among five uncapped players named in the 16-man England squad for the three-match NatWest IT20 series against South Africa, beginning June 21 in Southampton. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Kohli and Co. draw praise after demolishing Proteas
New Delhi , June 12 : The Virat Kohli-led side received a flurry of praises from the cricket fraternity after they booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy by outplaying top ODI-ranked South Africa in a must-win fixture at the Kennington Oval in London last evening. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against Lanka
Cardiff [UK], June 12 : Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in their do-or-die final Group B fixture of the Champions Trophy here at the Sophia Gardens on Monday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Basics helping me cut the edge, says Bumrah
Birmingham [UK], June 12 : Jasprit Bumrah, the hero in India's emphatic win against South Africa to seal the semi-final berth in the ongoing Champions Trophy, has insisted that he has been trying to stick to basics which have so far helped him in the tournament. Read Full Story

Windies get past Rashid scare to level series against Afghanistan
St. Lucia [West Indies], June 12 : The West Indies bowler came out with a stupendous performance to help their side beat Afghanistan by four wickets in the second ODI to level the three-match series here at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia on Sunday. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli talks about Anushka's lucky presence
New Delhi , June 12 : It seems like India skipper Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma are going really strong these days. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Lanka, Pak to play for semi-final spot at Cardiff
Cardiff [UK], June 12 : Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in their last Group B fixture of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Monday. Read Full Story

De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup
Melbourne [Australia], June 12 : With yet another early exit from the Champions Trophy 2017, South African captain AB De Villiers has insisted that despite the team's poor performance in the tournament, he can lead the team to a World Cup victory in 2019. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Win against Proteas our best performance so far, says Kohli
Birmingham [London], June 11 : After demolishing South Africa in the must-win fixture on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli asserted that it was their best performance of the ongoing Champions Trophy so far. Read Full Story

India thrash Proteas to enter Champions Trophy semis in style
Birmingham [London], June 11 : Many expected what was a virtual quarter-final between India and South Africa to be a game which would end with a nail-biting finish. However, contrary to expectations of a cracker of a game, the Sunday's fixture of the ongoing Champions Trophy turned to be a cakewalk for the Men in Blue as they registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over the Proteas at The Oval, London to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing 50-over marquee event. Read Full Story

CAC keen on retaining Kumble as India head coach
London [UK], June 11 : The three-member cricket advisory committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who are tasked to find the new coach for the Indian cricket team, is willing to retain incumbent Anil Kumble for the post. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191
London [UK], June 11 : The Indian team came out with a brilliant performance, both with the ball and in the field, to bowl out South Africa for a lowly 191 in their last Group B fixture of the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Every team would want 'exceptional' Stokes: Eoin Morgan
London [U.K], June 11 : England skipper Eoin Morgan has lavished praise on Ben Stokes, describing him as an 'exceptional' player, after the all-rounder struck a blistering century to guide his side to a 40-run victory over two-time winners Australia in their third Champions Trophy Group A clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here last evening. Read Full Story

India opt to field, Ashwin replaces Umesh against Proteas
London [U.K], June 11 : India have won the toss and elected to bowl first in their do-or-die third Champions Trophy Group B fixture against top-ranked South Africa at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Australia knocked out of Champions Trophy, B'desh to join England in semis
Birmingham [UK], June 10 : Skipper Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Ben Stokes came out with a brilliant batting performance before rain came in as England defeated Australia by 4o runs through DLS method to knock them out of the Champions Trophy here at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday. Read Full Story

Composure, calmness key to success in Proteas game: Kohli
London [UK], June 10 : India skipper Virat Kohli has called on his team to remain calm and composed and not to get succumbed to the big match pressure in what will be a virtual quarter-final against South Africa in the ongoing Champions Trophy to be played at the Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

Winning WC would be revolution for Indian women cricket: Mithali Raj
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 10 : India women cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Saturday exuded confidence that her team will put up a good show in the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup which begins on June 24 in England, insisting that it would be a revolution if the Women in Blue manage to win the pinnacle tournament. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: England elect to field against Australia
Birmingham [UK], June 10 : England won the toss and opted to field against Australia in their final Group A encounter of the ongoing Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham here on Saturday. Read Full Story


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