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Lankan cricketers advised to ignore trolls over 'slump'
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 8 : At a time when Sri Lanka cricket is going through a tough phase, the cricketers of the national cricket team have been advised to ignore trolling on social media and rather focus on giving their best for the country. Read Full Story

Faf doesn't expect AB making Test comeback
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 8 : Amid calls from various former cricketers for AB de Villiers' return to Test cricket, Proteas Test skipper Faf du Plessis has said that the team must move on without the superstar batsman. Read Full Story

Irfan Pathan trolled again, this time for celebrating Rakshabandhan
New Delhi , Aug.8 : Just few weeks after being trolled for posting a picture with his wife on social media, one of India's finest all-rounder Irfan Pathan has once again found himself at the receiving end for sharing a snap of himself celebrating 'Rakshabandhan'. Read Full Story

Rumesh Ratnayake appointed Lanka's head fast bowling coach
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug 8 : Former pacer Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as head of fast bowling for the Sri Lanka cricket team. Read Full Story

'Sword master' Jadeja becomes No. 1 Test all-rounder
Dubai [UAE], August 8 : Ravindra Jadeja, who will miss the third and final Test against Sri Lanka because of suspension, has achieved the number one spot in the ICC Test Rankings for all-rounders for the first time in his career. Read Full Story

Pujara achieves career-high third spot in Test Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Aug 8 : Cheteshwar Pujara, India's batting mainstay in Test cricket, has surged to a career-high third position in the ICC Rankings after scoring back to back centuries against Sri Lanka in the ongoing three-match series. Read Full Story

England will be favourites to win Ashes: Faf du Plessis
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 8 : South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis has expressed confidence that England's quicks will rattle Australia on their home turf and emerge out victorious in the upcoming Ashes series. Read Full Story

Back pain rules Rangana Herath out of Pallekele Test
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug.8 : Sri Lanka suffered a major blow as veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been rested for the third and the final Test against India in Pallekele due to a back pain. Read Full Story

Najam Sethi gets backing from ex-PCB chiefs to be next chairman
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug.8 : Veteran journalist and cricket enthusiast Najam Sethi has received endorsements from two former chairmen of the Pakistan Cricket Board to be the next PCB chairman in place of Shaharyar Mohammad Khan whose three-year term ended on Sunday. Read Full Story

There's no comparison between me and Kohli: Babar Azam
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug. 8 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam has played down his comparison with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, saying there is no similarity between the two. Read Full Story

I enjoy keeping to Ashwin, Jadeja: Saha
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 7 : Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Monday admitted that he enjoys keeping to ace spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Read Full Story

Proteas must convince De Villiers to return to Tests: Pollock
Melbourne [Australia], August 7 : Former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock believes that the Proteas must persuade swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers to return to the Test arena if they wish to turn around their batting performance in the near future. Read Full Story

'Competent' pace battery will bring more overseas success for India: Ian Bishop
Karachi [Pakistan], August 7 : Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop feels that the current pace attack of the Indian cricket team, which is very competent, will help the team to be more successful in foreign conditions. Read Full Story

When Virat Kohli met The Great Khali!
New Delhi , August 7 : After clinching a comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test which helped India attain unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, Team India skipper Virat Kohli caught up with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler The Great Khali. Read Full Story

Lost Colombo Test in first innings, accepts Chandimal
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 6 : Sir Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal admitted that the team had lost the second Test match in its first innings, when it only managed 183 after India had posted 622 for 9 declared to concede a massive 439-run deficit. Read Full Story

Big blow for India as Jadeja suspended for Pallekele Test
Dubai [UAE], August 6 : In a major blow to Team India, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Sunday suspended for the third and the final Test against Sri Lanka after accumulating six demerit points over a 24 month period. Read Full Story

'Feels good coming out of difficult situation to win the Test'
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 6 : India registered a comprehensive win against Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test on Sunday and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Read Full Story

Ravindra Jadeja's fifer spins India to innings-win in Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 6: A five-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53-runs in the Colombo Test on Sunday, thus taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Read Full Story

Biggest failure for me is not to restore India-Pak bilateral series: Shaharyar
Karachi [Pakistan], August 6: Outgoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that the biggest failure of his three-year tenure at the post was the inability to restore bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Read Full Story

Hales misses equalling Gayle's fastest T20 century record by a whisker
London [UK], August 6: England batsman Alex Hales fell agonisingly short of equalling Chris Gayle's record of the fastest century in T20 cricket, dismissed just short of three figures in England's domestic T20 competition on Saturday. Read Full Story

I couldn't bowl badly, says James Anderson
London [UK], August 6: James Anderson, who put England on course of a series win against South Africa on second day of the final Test at Old Trafford, said he felt additional pressure when he took the new ball at the end that now carries his name but was delighted to end the day with four victims. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Mendis, Karunaratne lead Lanka's fight back against India
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug.5 : Indian bowlers were seen struggling against Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne, as Sri Lanka staged a strong fight back to reach 209-2 at stumps after being asked to follow-on the third day of the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Saturday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy semi-final against England changed my life: Rumman Raees
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug.5 : Pakistan pacer Rumman Raees has revealed that his solitary appearance during his side's Champions Trophy clash against hosts England has taken his career to another level. Read Full Story

Ryan Maron roped in as West Indies' fielding coach
Barbados [West Indies], Aug.5 : Former Western Province player Ryan Maron has been named as the new fielding coach of the West Indies national team. Read Full Story

Jackson Bird replaces injured James Pattinson for Bangladesh tour
Melbourne [Australia], Aug. 5 : Fast bowler Jackson Bird has been called in the 14-man Australian Test squad as a replacement for injured James Pattinson for the tour to Bangladesh, beginning August 27 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Ashwin's fi-fer helps India bundle out Lanka for 183
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug.5 : Ravichandran Ashwin scalped a five-wicket haul as India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Manohar Parrikar felicitates Indian cricketer Shikha Pandey
Panaji (Goa) , Aug.4 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday felicitated bowler Shikha Pandey, a member of the Indian women's cricket team who finished as the runner-ups in the recently- concluded ICC Women's World Cup, at the Assembly complex in Porvorim. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Ashwin strikes twice after India pile up 622-9
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug.4 : Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin struck twice in quick session to reduce Sri Lanka to 50-2, at the end of the second day's play of the second Test of the three-match series at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground. Read Full Story

Post World Cup heroics, BCCI mulling pay hike for Indian women cricketers
Mumbai , Aug.4 : After a tremendous performance by the Indian women's cricket team in the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is mulling to offer them a substantial pay hike. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: India declare their first innings at 622-9
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 4 : Centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane and blistering half-centuries from Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha helped India post a monstrous first inning score on Day Two of the second Test being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground (SSC) here on Friday. Read Full Story

Players won cricket pay war: Allan Border
London [UK], August 4 : Former Australia skipper Allan Border believes it was the players who won the Australian cricket's pay war. Read Full Story

Ball is in Umar Akmal's court, says Pak head coach
Karachi [Pakistan], August 4 : Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has issued a warning to Umar Akmal, saying the senior middle-order batsman must improve his fitness before thinking about making a comeback to the national side. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Pujara, Rahane take India towards huge first-inning score
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug.3 : Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane struck scorching centuries each as India attained a strong position on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here in Colombo on Thursday. Read Full Story

Roach working on his swing after earning Test recall
London [U.K], Aug.3 : Right-arm pacer Kemar Roach has shed lights on the efforts he has been making to improve his game ahead of his probable Test return during the three-match series against England, beginning August 17 at Edgbaston. Read Full Story

CA, ACA sign 'in-principle' agreement to end pay dispute
Melbourne [Australia], August 3 : The long standing pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) finally came to an end as an "in-principle agreement" was signed after final round of face-to-face negotiations on Thursday morning. Read Full Story

Proteas had 'few hard chats' post Oval Test defeat: Philander
London [UK], August 3 : South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has admitted that the team "had a few hard chats" following their 239-run defeat against England in the third Test played at The Oval which left them trail 1-2 in the four-match series. Read Full Story

India opt to bat first in Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 3 : India won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Wasim Akram leaves Islamabad United for new PSL franchise
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug.2 : Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has left Islamabad United in order to join new franchise of Multan for the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

'Pneumonia-hit' Chandimal permitted to use inhaler during Colombo Test
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug. 2 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has granted permission to skipper Dinesh Chandimal to use an inhaler during the upcoming second Test against India following a bout of pneumonia. Read Full Story

It was my childhood dream to join Punjab Police: Harmanpreet Kaur
Chandigarh (Punjab) , August 2 : Star Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been offered Deputy Superintendent of Police's (DSP) position in Punjab Police, has said that it was her childhood dream to work with the state police. Read Full Story

Pak to tour New Zealand for five ODIs, three T20s in Jan 2018
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug.2 : Pakistan will be touring New Zealand for a limited-over series, comprising five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20Is in January 2018. Read Full Story

'Important to make KL feel secure about his opening slot'
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 2 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday made it clear that 'established opener' KL Rahul will be included in the Playing XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting Thursday at the SSC. Read Full Story

For Mithali Raj, 2005 World Cup was 'more memorable'
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 2 : Mithali Raj, who led Team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup in England, says that 2005 edition of the prestigious quadrennial tournament is more memorable for her because at that time the team did not have access to best of facilities and so making it to the finals was a far bigger achievement. Read Full Story

Neutral-venue policy scrapped for Ranji Trophy league stage
Kolkata (West Bengal), August 2 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) technical committee has recommended a return to the home-and-away format for the Ranji Trophy league stage in the 2017-18 season, thus bringing an end to the neutral-venue system. Read Full Story

IAF Chief felicitates Indian cricketer Shikha Pandey
New Delhi , Aug.1 : Chief of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC has felicitated Flt Lt Shikha Pandey, a member of Indian women's cricket team who finished as the runner-ups in the recently- concluded ICC Women's World Cup, today at Air Headquarters in the national capital. Read Full Story

'Injured' Lakmal ruled out, Thirimanne recalled for Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Aug. 1 : Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, who played his last match for the team in June 2016, has been recalled in the 16-man national squad for the second Test of the three-match series against India, beginning August 3 at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. Read Full Story

Australia, NZ, Lanka to tour India from mid-Sept to Dec
New Delhi , Aug.1 : Australia are all set to tour India for a limited-overs series, from September 17 to October 11 this year. Read Full Story

Kohli and Co. can do what other Indian teams haven't done so far: Ravi Shastri
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 1 : Head coach Ravi Shastri believes the current Indian team, under Virat Kohli's leadership, can do things and achieve milestones which none of the predecessors have done in the past. Read Full Story

Ashwin back to No. 2 in Test rankings
Dubai [UAE], Aug.1 : Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin retained his second spot in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers as he leapfrogged Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath following India's historic win against Sri Lanka at Galle. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj gifted BMW by V Chamundeswaranath for stellar performance in Women's WC
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Aug. 01 : Encouragement is all one needs and it is a matter of pride when you see women emerging in the field of sports, especially cricket, which has till now only been seen as a game played by men in India. Read Full Story

Harmanpreet Kaur to miss Women's Super League due to shoulder injury
New Delhi , August 1 : Star Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur will not participate in the upcoming Women's Super League in England because of a shoulder injury. Read Full Story

Steven Finn retained in England squad for final Proteas Test
London [UK], August 1 : England have retained Steven Finn in their 13-man squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa after injured Mark Wood was ruled out of the Old Trafford match. Read Full Story

Oval Test: Moeen Ali notches hat-trick as England take 2-1 lead over Proteas
London [U.K], July 31 : Moeen Ali scalped a hat-trick as England wrapped up a huge 239-run win over South Africa on the fifth day of the third Test at the Oval to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series here on Monday. Read Full Story

Stuart MacGill BCB's 'no. 1 choice' for spin-bowling coach
Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 31 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in talks with former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill for the role of spin-bowling coach of the national team. Read Full Story

Former Bangladesh skipper Khaled Mahmud suffers stroke, to be taken to Singapore
Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 31 : Former Bangladesh skipper Khaled Mahmud suffered a stroke on Saturday morning and is likely to be taken to Singapore for treatment. Read Full Story

Want to continue improving as cricketer, says Pujara
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 30 : Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been India's backbone when it comes to Test cricket and would be playing his 50th Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, said that he wants to keep performing for the team and improve his performance with each passing day. Read Full Story

Galle ton helps Kohli achieve rare feat in world cricket
New Delhi , July 30 : Virat Kohli, who came back to form with a menacing hundred against Sri Lanka that eventually helped India register a record win at the Galle, achieved a unique feat in cricket history. Read Full Story

New coach, new chant! Team India wants to 'payback' Maymol
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], July 30 : New coach, new chant! "Discipline" stays the key word under head coach Maymol Rocky as the Indian women's football team gear up to take on Malaysia in the international friendly on Monday at the MP Selayang Stadium. Read Full Story

Kohli and Co. chill out after big-daddy win in Galle Test
New Delhi , July 30 : Members of the Indian cricket team were seen out chilling and having some down time after their emphatic victory over Sri Lanka in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Story

We're more confident in our abilities now, says Kohli
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 30 : Although India won by a whopping margin of 304 runs, that too within four days, they had to toil extremely hard to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series in Sri Lanka because of the resistance from the Galle International Stadium pitch that played totally out of character. Read Full Story

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