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PCB is being `unfair` with me: Nasir Jamshed
Karachi [Pakistan], May 18 : Suspended Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed, who is being investigated by the English authorities for his suspected involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for treating him unfairly by putting other players under pressure to give statement against him. Read Full Story

ICC announces appointments of umpires, match referees for Champions Trophy
Dubai [United Arab Emirates], May 18 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be staged from 1-18 June at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval. Read Full Story

Pay dispute will distract Australia at Champions Trophy: Lehmann
Melbourne [Australia] May 18 : Australia's head coach Darren Lehmann has admitted that the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) would prove to be a distraction for the team during the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan punished for misconduct
Karachi [Pakistan], May 18 : Middle-order batsman Pakistani Umar Akmal and left-arm pacer Junaid Khan have been punished by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their misconduct during a domestic tournament last month. Read Full Story

Pak's prime target Champions Trophy, not to beat India: Inzamam
Karachi [Pakistan], May 18 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has insisted that Pakistan's target in the upcoming Champions Trophy is not only to beat India but also to win the coveted trophy. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: KKR beats SRH to face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2
New Delhi , May 18 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged victorious in the IPL 2017 eliminator beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Harbhajan urges Kumble to discuss Ranji fee structure with BCCI
New Delhi , May 17 : Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday penned an emotional letter to his former teammate and current coach of team India Anil Kumble, urging him to take up the issue of pay structure of the Ranji cricketers in the upcoming BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA) meet. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB bans Mohammad Nawaz for two months
Karachi [Pakistan], May 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a two-month ban and a fine of Rs. two lakhs on all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz in its ongoing probe into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Read Full Story

No progress in pay dispute as Cricket Australia rejects ACA mediation request
Melbourne [Australia], May 17 : Cricket Australia (CA) has rejected Australian Cricketers Association's (ACA) request for mediation in pay talks between the two parties, reiterating the board's insistence that talks resume with its formal pay offer as the starting point. Read Full Story

Marcus Stoinis declared fit for Champions Trophy
Melbourne [Australia], May 17 : Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for the ICC Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

We have accomplished what teams across the world only dream of, says Misbah-ul-Haq
Karachi [Pakistan], May 17 : Elated with the historic win over West Indies in the recently concluded three-match Test series, former Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has insisted that his team have accomplished a feat which many teams across the world only dream of. Read Full Story

Du Plessis expecting his first child with wife Imari
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 17 : South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis has announced he and his wife Imari Visser are expecting their first child. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad to face Kolkata Knight Riders in Eliminator 1
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 17 : Two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will today lock horns with defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Eliminator 1 of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Read Full Story

Sharjeel timely informed PCB of his meeting with suspected bookie, says counsel
Karachi [Pakistan], May 17 : Discarded batsman Sharjeel Khan's counsel has told the Anti-Corruption Tribunal---probing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal---that his client had timely informed the relevant authority of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about his meeting with a bookie. Read Full Story

India to play 5 ODIs, 1 T20I in West Indies in June-July
New Delhi , May 17 : India will tour West Indies for a five-match ODI series and a lone T20I in June and July, with the tour beginning almost immediately after the Champions Trophy final in England in Wales scheduled for June 18. Read Full Story

Sundar, Dhoni steer Pune Supergiant to IPL 2017 final
Mumbai , May 17 : Splendid performances from young off-spinner Washington Sundar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in Qualifier 1 and enter IPL 2017 finals on Tuseday evening at the Wankhede stadium. Read Full Story

Big blow to Sunrisers Hyderabad as Nehra ruled out of IPL
Bengaluru , May 16 :In what may come as a major setback to defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, fast bowler Ashish Nehra has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

Woakes ready to cash-in IPL experience at Champions Trophy
England [U.K], May 16 : Coming off on the back of a successful maiden stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kolkata Knight Riders, England pacer Chris Woakes has insisted that he is absolutely fit and ready to play a pivotal role for the national side in the upcoming Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 at home turf. Read Full Story

Difficult to fill void left by Misbah, Younis: Latif
Karachi [Pakistan], May 16 : As Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan bid adieu to international cricket following a successful Test series against West Indies, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif has admitted that it would be extremely difficult for the country's cricket board to fill in the huge void left by the two retiring greats. Read Full Story

Improve your behaviour or face suspension: PCB warns Umar, Junaid
Karachi [Pakistan], May 16 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a warning to middle-order batsman Umar Akmal and left-arm pacer Junaid Khan to improve their conduct if they want to avoid suspension which could vary from four to six weeks. Read Full Story

Pietersen lambasts at ECB's 'pathetic' decision to pull Stokes from IPL playoffs
Melbourne [Australia], May 16 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has lambasted at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for calling back all-rounder Ben Stokes from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

BCCI congratulates Indian eves for 'record-breaking spree'
New Delhi , May 16 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has congratulated the Indian women's cricket team for their 'record-breaking spree' in the ongoing Quadrangular Series in South Africa, which included the outstanding performance of openers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut against Ireland on Sunday. Read Full Story

Deepti, Poonam record a great achievement for Indian cricket: Shanta Rangaswamy
New Delhi , May 16 : Former chairperson of the BCCI women's selection panel Shanta Rangaswamy has lauded the record breaking opening partnership of India women openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut, saying it is a great achievement for Indian cricket and couldn't have come at a better time. Read Full Story

Root has 'more flair' than Cook, says Shane Warne
Melbourne [Australia], May 16 : Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne believes England's new Test skipper Joe Root has "more flair" as compared to his predecessor Alastair Cook and thus would bring more attacking intent to the team. Read Full Story

Inzamam assures fans; says replacements of Misbah, Younis will emerge
Karachi [Pakistan], May 16 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has assured the country's cricket fans that replacements of both Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan will emerge in the future. Read Full Story

New Zealand pick 16-year-old spinner for ICC Women's World Cup
Wellington [New Zealand], May 16 : New Zealand have picked 16-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr in their 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Women's World Cup, which starts in England from June 24. Read Full Story

Mumbai Indians to take on Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 16 : Mumbai Indians, who topped the points table in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will today take on Rising Pune Supergiant in what could be expected as a high-voltage Qualifier 1 here at the Wankhede Stadium. Read Full Story

Windies coach Stuart Law penalised for showing dissent
Dubai [UAE], May 15 : West Indies coach Stuart Law has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's 101-run defeat in the third and the final Test against Pakistan in Dominica. Read Full Story

Australia may 'not have a team for Ashes', warns Warner
Melbourne [Australia], May 15 : This summer's Ashes series could see Australia without their top players after vice-captain David Warner declared that the team are prepared to forego the same and turn to domestic Twenty20 tournaments to make up financial losses if pushed out of contract after June 30 - when Cricket Australia has threatened to stop payments. Read Full Story

'Misbah bedrock of Pakistan cricket; Younis a class above rest'
Dubai [UAE], May 15 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan who both bid adieu to international cricket following Pakistan's historic Test series win in the West Indies. Read Full Story

Azhar, Chase move up in Test rankings post Dominica heroics
Dubai [UAE], May 15 : Pakistan opener Azhar Ali and West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase have moved up in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after notching impressive centuries in the third and final Test in Dominica, which the visiting side won by 101 runs on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1. Read Full Story

Retiring Misbah, Younis draw praise post historic Test series win
New Delhi , May 15 : Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran batsman Younis Khan have received a flurry of praises from cricket fraternity after the duo bid adieu to international cricket by guiding the side to historic three-match Test series win against West Indies in Roseau on Sunday. Read Full Story

We didn't perform as unit, says RCB's Gayle
New Delhi , May 15 : With just three wins in total 14 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finished at the bottom of the table in the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

We showed a lot of guts against Pakistan: Roston Chase
Roseau [Dominica], May 15 : Despite slumping to a three-match Test series defeat against Pakistan, West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has praised his team's overall efforts and also described his fighting century on the final day as the "toughest" of his career. Read Full Story

Inability to win tight games hurt Delhi Daredevils: Rahul Dravid
New Delhi , May 15 : Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid has admitted that his team's inability to win close contests was one of the main reasons for their dismal performance in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Suresh Raina and wife Priyanka announce launch of Gracia Raina Foundation
New Delhi , May 15 : Left-handed Indian batsman Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka have announced the launch of the Gracia Raina Foundation (GRF), dedicated to the aid of underprivileged mothers across the country. Read Full Story

Steyn rules himself out of England series, targets home season return
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 15 : South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn has ruled himself out of the Test series against England later this year as he continues to recover from a shoulder surgery. Read Full Story

I couldn't have asked for a better finish, says Misbah
Roseau (Dominica) [West Indies], May 15 : Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who bid adieu to international cricket on Sunday after his side's thrilling win over West Indies, said he could not have ask for anything better than to end his illustrious career on such a note. Read Full Story

Pakistan seal first series victory in Windies
Roseau (Dominica) [West Indies], May 15 : Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies on Sunday. It was a fitting farewell for retiring captain Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran middle-order batsman Younis Khan. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli's form crucial for India's success in Champions Trophy: Ponting
Melbourne [Australia], May 14 : Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is suffering from a lean patch, would have to find his form back in the upcoming Champions Trophy if the Men in Blue are to record back-to-back titles. Read Full Story

PCB rubbishes reports of offering match-referee's post to Misbah
Karachi [Pakistan], May 14 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has dismissed the reports of recommending Misbah-ul-Haq's name for the post of ICC match-referee, saying the board has never made any such offer to the outgoing Test skipper. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy winner to get USD 2.2 million as prize money
Dubai [UAE], May 14 : The upcoming Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of USD 4.5 million with the winner of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of USD 2.2 million, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Sunday. Read Full Story

CSA Awards: Quinton de Kock named Cricketer of the Year
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 14 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was named South African Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's prestigious Awards ceremony on Saturday night. Read Full Story

Pakistan sniff historic win in Dominica Test
Roseau [Dominica], May 14 : Pakistan are set to bid farewell to legends Misbah-ul-haq and Younis Khan in a grand way after acquiring a dominant position after the fourth day's play in the third and final Test against West Indies at Windsor Park in Roseau. Read Full Story

Shah Rukh Khan cheers for KKR even as they continue to lose
Kolkata , May 14 : Despite a disappointing loss at the hands of the Mumbai Indians, the crowd at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata had a reason to smile as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan waved at the fans off the pitch. Read Full Story

Pakistan ready to play in India as part of BCCI contract: Shaharyar Khan
Karachi [Pakistan], May 13 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has clarified his recent comment on agreeing to play series in India, saying that it was related to the contract signed between his board and the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2014. Read Full Story

Ponting picks Dhoni as captain for his IPL 'all-time XI'
Melbourne [Australia], May 13 : Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has picked Rising Pune Supergiant's Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli in his all-time Indian Premier League XI, which comprises of seven Indians and four overseas players. Read Full Story

Dominica Test: Windies crawl to 218-5 at stumps against Pakistan
Roseau [Dominica], May 13 : Roston Chase retired hurt as West Indies crawled to 218 for five against Pakistan in their first innings on Day Three of the third and the final Test at Windsor Park here last evening. Read Full Story

Betting can't be stopped unless players become responsible: Virender Sehwag
Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 12 : Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Thursday asserted that illegal activities like betting and corruption cannot be removed from cricket until players themselves become responsible. Read Full Story

UC News brings #MasalaCommentary with celebrities for the ongoing cricket league
New Delhi , May 12 : In a clear success of its strategy for digitizing entertainment, UC News, a content and news distribution platform that is part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, garnered an average daily views of 6.6 million on the UC News app for its innovative IPL campaign "Match ki Kahaani, Celebs ki Zubaani" with #MasalaCommentary. Read Full Story

Haddin, Gillespie to coach Australia A for South Africa Tour
Melbourne [Australia], May 12 : Former Australian cricketers Jason Gillespie, Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin will be coaching Australia A on their scheduled tour of South Africa in July and August. Read Full Story

Du Plessis hints at retirement post 2019 World Cup
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 12 : South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has hinted that he might call curtains to his illustrious international career after the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy won't be a walk in the park for 'hosts' England: Mitchell Starc
Melbourne [Australia], May 12 : Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has insisted that the do-or-die format of the Champions Trophy could spell trouble for hosts England, who claimed that they truly deserve the favourites tag ahead of the marquee ODI event beginning June 1. Read Full Story

NSW cricketer Ryan Carters announces retirement at 26!
Melbourne [Australia], May 12 : Ryan Carters, the New South Wales wicketkeeper-batsman, has called time on his cricket career in order to focus on studying and the 'Batting for Change' charity he founded. Read Full Story

Dominica Test: Centurion Azhar guides Pakistan to solid first innings' total
Roseau [Dominica], May 12 : Opener Azhar Ali struck his 14th Test century while skipper Misbah-ul-Haq smashed a half-century to anchor Pakistan to a decent first innings total of 376, as the tourists batted with exaggerated care on the second Day Two of the third and final Test against the West Indies here at the Windsor Park last evening. Read Full Story

ACU coordinated with law enforcement agencies: BCCI on Kanpur bookie raid
New Delhi , May 12 : Hours after three bookies were arrested with Rs. 40 lakh from Kanpur's Landmark Hotel, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement wherein it has asserted that its Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) had worked closely with various law enforcement agencies to accomplish the task. Read Full Story

Younis Khan to coach Afghan cricket team post retirement
Karachi [Pakistan], May 11 : Outgoing Pakistani batsman Younis Khan will be coaching Afghanistan cricket team post his retirement, Afghanistan Cricket Board has confirmed. Read Full Story

BCCI refuses to compensate PCB in absence of 'legally binding document'
New Delhi , May 11 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rejected Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) for not playing bilateral cricket series with the Asian neighbours. Read Full Story

Ready to play in India despite security threats, insists PCB
Karachi [Pakistan], May 11 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has insisted that despite security threats, they are ready to send their cricket team to play a series in India. Read Full Story

No long-term place of CoA in BCCI, says Vinod Rai
New Delhi , May 11 : Vinod Rai, the head of the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA), has hoped that the BCCI and the state associations will implement the Lodha Committee recommendations by October, adding that he does not see a long-term place for the Supreme Court-appointed committee in the nation's cricket governing body. Read Full Story

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