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India beat Australia by 9 wickets in rain-curtailed 1st T20 match
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct 8 : India on Saturday defeated Australia by nine-wickets in rain-hit first T20 match of the three-match series at Ranchi's JSCA (Jharkhand State Cricket Association) Stadium Complex. Read Full Story

India win toss, elect to field first against Australia in the first T20
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct 7 : India on Saturday won the toss and elected to field first against Australia in the first T20 match of the three-match series, which is to be played at Ranchi's JSCA (Jharkhand State Cricket Association) Stadium Complex. Read Full Story

PCB extends coach Mickey Arthur's contract till 2019 WC
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct 7 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has extended national team head coach Mickey Arthur's contract till the 2019 World Cup. Read Full Story

Shoaib Akhtar to mentor Lahore Qalandars in PSL 3
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct 7 : Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has been roped in as a mentor for Lahore Qalandars for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

Injured Smith ruled out of India T20Is
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct 7 : In a major blow to Australia, skipper Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20 series against India due to a shoulder injury. Read Full Story

Ranchi T20I: Confident India look to extend dominance against depleted Aussies
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct. 7 : Coming on the back of a comfortable five-match ODI series win, India will aim to extend their dominance over Australia when the two sides head into the opening T20I of the three-match series here today. Read Full Story

Stokes, Hales retain central contract despite Bristol arrest
London [U.K.], Oct 6 : All-rounder Ben Stokes and his team-mate Alex Hales have been retained in England's list of centrally-contracted players for the 2017-18 international season. Read Full Story

ECB withdraws Stokes from Ashes squad
London [U.K], Oct 6 : In what may come as a major blow to England, all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the Ashes squad in the wake of pending investigation into his alleged street brawl in Bristol last month. Read Full Story

Bumrah excited to once again team up with 'helpful' Nehra
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Oct. 6 : Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has insisted that he is excited to play alongside 'helpful' Ashish Nehra in the upcoming three-match T20 series against Australia beginning Sunday. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali rested for Sri Lanka ODIs
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 6 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali has been rested for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka beginning October 13 in UAE. Read Full Story

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets engaged to `better-half` Nupur Nagar
New Delhi , Oct 6 : Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has confirmed that he recently got engaged to his would be 'better-half' Nupur Nagar on Wednesday in a ceremony in Greater Noida, which was a closed affair and was attended by family members and friends. Read Full Story

Asad Shafiq 'determined to turn things around' against Lanka
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 6 : Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who couldn't perform well in the Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka, has insisted that he is determined to leave the disappointment behind and concentrate on the task in the second and final match starts in Dubai, beginning Friday. Read Full Story

Aged Nehra still committed to play and deliver
New Delhi , Oct. 6 : Veteran Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra, who has been recalled for the T20 series against Australia, has admitted that he his body has let him down in the recent years but he will continue to play and perform as long as he can. Read Full Story

John Hastings announces retirement
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 6 : Australian fast bowler John Hastings on Friday announced his retirement from first-class and one-day cricket, following a succession of grueling injuries that took toll on him. Read Full Story

Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for six matches due to misconduct
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct. 5 : Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been handed over a six-match suspension from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to misconduct. Read Full Story

Jason Behrendorff all geared up to seize opportunity in India T20s
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct. 5 : With James Pattinson re-aggravating his back injury, the chances of Western Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff to make his international debut in the opening T20 of the three-match series against India to be played on Sunday have been boosted by many folds. Read Full Story

Malinga dropped for Pakistan ODIs due to poor form
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct 5 : Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has been left out of the 15-member ODI squad for the five-match series against Pakistan, beginning October 13 in Dubai. Read Full Story

Dejected Australia hope to start afresh in T2oIs
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Oct. 4 : Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques is hopeful that his side would keep the ODI series debacle behind and will start afresh when they take on India in the three-match T20I series beginning Sunday. Read Full Story

Tamim Iqbal to miss second Proteas Test with thigh injury
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 4 : Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will miss the second and final Test against South Africa after aggravating an injury on his left thigh he sustained during the pre-series warm-up match in Benoni. Read Full Story

Dane Paterson earns maiden ODI call-up
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 4 : South Africa fast bowler Dane Paterson has earned a maiden call-up in the 14-member squad for the three-ODI series against Bangladesh, beginning October 15 at Diamond Oval in Kimberley. Read Full Story

Dane Paterson in for injured Morne Morkel for second Test against B'desh
Bloemfontein [South Africa], Oct 4 : South Africa fast bowler Dane Paterson has been called in as replacement for injured Morne Morkel for the second Test of the two-match series against Bangladesh, beginning at Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday. Read Full Story

MCC in favour of continuing with five-day Tests
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 4 : Joining the debate over the duration of Test matches, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has said that it will continue backing the five-day format for the game. Read Full Story

Pattinson ruled out of Ashes with back injury
Melbourne [Australia], Oct 4 : In a major blow to Australia, pacer James Pattinson has been ruled out of the upcoming Ashes against England after re-aggravating his back injury. Read Full Story

Windies name unchanged squad for Zimbabwe Tour
Barbados [West Indies], Oct. 4 : West Indies have named the an unchanged squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Zimbabwe, retaining the same 16-member squad who featured in the 1-2 loss against England in the three-match series. Read Full Story

Faf, Elgar not in favour of four-day Test
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 4 : South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis and bastman Dean Elgar have expressed their disapproval for the four-day Test cricket even though Cricket South Africa (CSA) wants to trial the concept later this year. Read Full Story

BCCI announces fixtures for home series against Sri Lanka
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 03 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the schedule of Sri Lanka's tour of India, 2017. Read Full Story

Amla, Elgar move up in Test Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 3 : South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up the ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Read Full Story

Australia can use IPL experience to topple India in T20s: Kasprowicz
New Delhi , Oct. 3 : Former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz has backed Steve Smith's men to topple India in the three-match T20I series beginning Sunday, saying their experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will play a key role. Read Full Story

England can challenge in Ashes even without Stokes: Starc
Sydney [Australia], Oct. 3 : Pacer Mitchell Starc believes England can pose a challenge in the upcoming Ashes even if star all-rounder Ben Stokes is not in the squad that travels to Australia in November. Read Full Story

India strengthen fourth spot in ICC ODI Women's Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 3 : Making significant gains in ratings points, India, the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 runners up, have strengthened their fourth spot in the latest ICC ODI Rankings. Read Full Story

Appoint observer for India-Aus Ranchi T20I: Aditya Verma to CoA
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Aditya Verma, secretary of the 'unclaimed' Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), has written to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), asking to elect administrator/observer for a T20I match against Australia scheduled to be held in Ranchi on October 7. Read Full Story

Herath drives Sri Lanka to thrilling win in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Oct. 2 : Veteran spinner Rangana Herath picked up an 11-wicket haul as Sri Lanka pulled off a dramatic win over Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. Read Full Story

I respect selector's decision: Rahane on T20 axing
Mumbai , Oct 2 : Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has been dropped for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, has said that he has no complaints over losing his starting spot as it is the national selectors' decision and he respects the same. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka to begin packed India Tour from November 16
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 2 : Sri Lanka will be playing three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is over a period of 37 days on their tour to India. Read Full Story

Proteas' injury worries grow as Morkel sidelined for six weeks
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 2 : South African pacer Morne Morkel is all set to be sidelined for four to six weeks after scans confirmed a side strain. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma moves into top five of ODI batsmen
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 2 : Flambouyant opener Rohit Sharma, who finished as the leading scorer in the five-match ODI series against Australia which India won 4-1 on Sunday, has moved up four places to reach fifth position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Read Full Story

India retain No.1 ODI spot after crushing Australia
Dubai [UAE], Oct 2 : India have regained the number one spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI Rankings after completing a 4-1 win in the five-match series against Australia. Read Full Story

Nehra makes comeback, Rahane left out for Australia T20Is
Mumbai , Oct 2 : Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra has been recalled in the 15-member Indian squad for the three-match T20I series against Australia, beginning October 7 in Ranchi. Read Full Story

Cricket fraternity hails Kohli and Co. for 4-1 ODI series win over Aussies
New Delhi , Oct 2 : The Virat Kohli-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they clinched a seven-wicket win in the fifth and the final ODI against Australia to clinch the five-match series 4-1 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday. Read Full Story

We deserved to lose against India: Australia captain Smith
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , October 2 : Australia Cricket captain Steven Smith on Sunday conceded that his team deserved to be defeated 1-4 in the ODI series against India. Read Full Story

Future is bright, says Rohit Sharma
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , October 2 : India's 4-1 series victory over Australia was scripted by all 14 members of the squad announced for the five-ODI battle. Read Full Story

Dominant India thrash Australia in Nagpur, retain top ODI spot
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , October 01 : Dominant performance from India saw them comfortably beat Australia in the final ODI of the five-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday, thereby clinching the series 4-1. Read Full Story

Foreign PSL players to get USD 10,000 per match for playing in Pakistan
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 1 : Foreign cricketers, who would play Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Pakistan, will get USD 10,000 per match. Read Full Story

Disciplined India restrict Australia to 242-9 in Nagpur ODI
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Oct. 1 : A stupendous bowling effort from Indian bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Axar Patel, restricted Australia to 242-9 in the fifth and final ODI of the series being played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

We can win Ashes even without Ben Stokes: Moeen Ali
London [UK], Oct. 1 : Moeen Ali believes England can win the upcoming Ashes series even if star all-rounder Ben Stokes is not in the squad that travels to Australia in November. Read Full Story

India eye top spot in Nagpur ODI
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Oct. 1 : India will eye top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings when they take on Australia in the fifth and final match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

Nagpur ODI: Australia bat first, India recall Bhuvi, Bumrah and Kuldeep
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Oct. 1 : Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final ODI against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali becomes 8th Pakistan cricketer to score 5, 000 Test runs
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Sept. 30 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in Test cricket on Day Three of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali's fight keeps Pakistan in hunt in Abu Dhabi Test
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Sept. 30 : Azhar Ali's fighting half century helped Pakistan to take control on the third day of the ongoing first Test of the two-match series against Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Story

Cleared by BCCI, U-19 cricketer told to undergo age test
New Delhi , Sept. 30 : Current India U-19 cricketer Manjot Kalra has been instructed to undergo another round of age-verification tests by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) despite being cleared by parent body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Read Full Story

PCB to demand USD 70 million as compensation from BCCI
New Delhi , Sept. 30 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be making a demand of USD 70 million as compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not playing two home bilateral series. Read Full Story

Know I need to score runs, admits 'underfire' Matthew Wade
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Sept. 30 : Australia wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade, who has been under the scanner following his poor run with the bat, has revealed that he has received a warning call from the selectors in order to have his name in the squad for the Ashes series. Read Full Story

Sana Mir axed as Pakistan's ODI captain
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 30 : Sana Mir, who has been under criticism following Pakistan's dismal performance in the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup in June, has been removed as women's cricket team captain. Read Full Story

Shami and I have to take more responsibility: Umesh Yadav
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Sept. 30 : As India gear to face Australia in the fifth and final ODI of the series in Nagpur, speedster Umesh Yadav believes that he and Mohammed Shami need to take more responsibility, especially in the death overs. Read Full Story

Indian cricket stars whose surnames end with 'kar' hail from Goa: Manohar Parrikar
Panaji (Goa) , Sept. 30 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that Mumbai-born and raised Indian cricket stars whose surnames end with the suffix 'kar' originally hail from Goa. He said players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar all originally hail from his state. Read Full Story

Team India wins Enactus World Cup 2017
New Delhi , Sept 30 : After a gruelling competition before an eminent panel of business judges from across the world, Team India, represented by students of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Delhi, emerged as the deserving winner of the Enactus World Cup 2017. The winning projects included Mission RAAHAT and project UDAAN. Read Full Story

Provide documents of Lodha reforms implementation: CoA to BCA
Mumbai , September 29 : The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written to the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) asking to provide documents of implementation of Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha-led committee recommendations. Read Full Story

England have strength in depth for Ashes: Jonny Bairstow
Melbourne [Australia], Sept 30 : Coming fresh of an ODI century, wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow believes that England's batting line-up has the strength to compete in the Ashes series against Australia despite the probable absence of star all-rounder Ben Stokes. Read Full Story

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne first to be penalized for 'fake fielding'
Queensland [Australia], Sept 30 : Queensland fielder Marnus Labuschagne has become the first player to breach the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new rule against fake fielding. Read Full Story

New changes to MCC's Laws of Cricket come into effect for first time
Melbourne [Australia], Sept 29 : The new changes to the Laws of Cricket, issued by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), will come into full effect around the world this Sunday, with the changes covering all levels of the game. Read Full Story


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