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Saturday, October 20

ICC Urges Member Nations to Put a Check on Bilateral Series’ Costs

The dwindling crowds for bilateral cricket series across the globe is a cause of concern for the ICC and the world body has advised its members to be more prudent with their budgets for long term sustenance.

BCCI Names 15-member India Women's A Squad for T20 Series Against Australia A

The BCCI on Saturday announced a 15-member India Women A team, mostly made up of senior side players, for the T20 series against Australia A to be played here from Monday.

Rahul Johri's Deadline for Reply Submission Ends, BCCI Questions CoA Role

The sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri should have been probed by an independent panel and his resignation sought in the interest of fairness, top BCCI office-bearers said Saturday as the Board CEO's deadline to respond to the charge e....

Jonny Bairstow Likely to Miss Fourth ODI Against Sri Lanka Due to Injury

After Liam Dawson, England have had yet another injury concern as the in-form Jonny Bairstow twisted his ankle during a warm-up session in Pallekele ahead of the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. In the event Bairstow is ruled out for the Satur....

Mumbai Indians Start Early, Avail Services of Quinton de Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore

One of the important overseas players of the Royal Challengers Bangalore set-up, Quinton de Kock will turn out for the Mumbai Indians franchise from the next IPL. According to a report in Cricinfo, RCB and Mumbai have traded the player in an all-mone....

20th October 1996: Wasim Akram's Tops Record Books With Batting Heroics

Wasim Akram has had many a great days in his illustrious career, but October 20, 1996 holds a special place for the Pakistan's all-time great.

Friday, October 19

Pakistan vs Australia, Live Score, Second Test, Day 4 in Abu Dhabi: Pakistan Eye Quick Wickets

Catch all the action and live scores from Day 4 of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia through in Abu Dhabi through our live blog.

MS Dhoni: The Dwindling Fortunes of an All-time ODI Great

Dhoni is one of the greatest ODI batsmen to have played the game. He has scored 10,123 runs at a staggering average of 50.61 and a strike rate of 87.85. He is only one of five batsmen in the history of ODI cricket to average above 50 (min. 70 innings....

Don't Just Stand There! Azhar Ali Expects Teasing From Son for Bizarre Run Out

Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali anticipated some teasing from his 10-year-old son after his bizarre run out in the second Test against Australia on Thursday.

Thursday, October 18

Rashid, Curran Star as England Take Unassailable 2-0 Lead

Sri Lanka now need to win the remaining two matches to at least draw level the series.

Bumrah Not Making Any Plans Ahead of Australia Tour

Bumrah also lauded India's bowling coach Bharat Arun, saying the communication with him has been helpful so far.

Tim Paine Did Seek Clarification on 3m Rule: Aaron Finch

Australia opener Aaron Finch confirmed captain Tim Paine's enquiry on the 3m regulation involved in determining LBW decisions during referrals and seeker clarification on the possibility of a rule change if the ball is hitting the stumps as clearly a....

Wednesday, October 17

ICC to Implement Rules Against Inappropriate Behaviour and Sexual Harassment

In the wake of recent cases of sexual harassment coming to light around the world in various walks of life, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to implement strict rules and regulations, called ‘Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines’, to ....

Rain Threat Looms as England Look to Continue Winning Run in Third ODI

The first two One-Day Internationals between England and Sri Lanka in Dambulla saw plenty of rainfall. While the first ODI was abandoned, the second game was called off 29 overs into the second innings with England winning by 31 runs by DLS method. T....

Sarfraz Ahmed Happy to Answer Critics with Gritty Knock Against Australia in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan were 57/5 when Sarfraz came out to bat but ended the first innings at 282 all out thanks in no small part to his 147-run partnership with debutant Fakhar Zaman.

Monday, October 15

Injured Hashim Amla to Miss Australia Tour as Well

In Amla's absence, one of Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar and Reeza Hendricks is expected to partner Quinton de Kock at the top of the order.

Virat Kohli Posts Throwback Picture to Tell Fans 'Anything is Possible'

Virat Kohli is among the hardest working cricketers in the world and even when he isn’t preparing for a series, he has been known to focus on keeping himself extremely fit.

Women's Cricket: Australia`A' Thrash India`A' by 91 Runs

Australia `A' women cricket team crushed India `A' by 91 runs in the opening match of the three-game ODI series here Monday. Electing to bat at the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra Kurla Complex facility, Australia `A' put up a decent 271/8 in the....

Saturday, October 13

Shaw Rues “Silly Shot” That Led to Dismissal in Hyderabad After Another Sparkling Knock

Indian opener Prithvi Shaw started off from where he left in Rajkot and scored a blistering 53-ball 70 on Day two of the second Test against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Umesh Picks Six; Shaw, Rahane & Pant Star With the Bat to Put India in Control

A career-best 6 for 88 from Umesh Yadav followed by sparkling fifties by Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant helped India gain the ascendancy on Day 2 of the second Test against the Windies in Hyderabad.

England Beat Sri Lanka on DLS Method After Rain Halts Second ODI

England were awarded victory in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on a faster run rate Saturday after play was halted by heavy rain.

Thursday, October 11

Pakistan Opener Imam-ul-Haq Ruled Out of Second Test Against Australia Due to Injury

Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia after fracturing his finger on Day five of the first Test in Dubai.

Warne Tips Buttler Over Root for England Test Captaincy

Shane Warne believes England should seriously consider replacing Joe Root with Jos Buttler as Test captain to allow Root to focus on becoming the world's best batsman.

Hardik Pandya Celebrates 25th Birthday by Introducing New Family Member

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya celebrated his 25th birthday in style as he introduced a new family member on Twitter.

Wednesday, October 10

We Have to Stick to Our Plans & Build Pressure on Final Day: Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali believes Pakistan bowlers will have to be patient even if Australia find big partnerships, as they search for the seven wickets on the final day to clinch the first Test in Dubai. While lauding fast bowler Mohammad Abbas for picking up the ....

Rain Forces Abandonment of First ODI in Dambulla

England's first ODI in Sri Lanka was abandoned on Wednesday after several hours of monsoon rain in Dambulla. The visitors, put into bat after Sri Lanka's new captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss, breezed to 92 for 2 in 15 overs before the heavens op....

Mohammad Abbas Strikes Thrice to Put Pakistan in Command in Dubai Test

Mohammad Abbas unearthed the reverse-swing on offer on day four at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and captured three wickets in no time to leave Pakistan in a strong position against Australia in the first Test on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 09
Monday, October 08

Haris Sohail Slams Maiden Ton as Australia Bowl Out Pakistan for 482 on Day Two

It was yet another attritional, old-fashioned day of cricket at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and by the end of it Haris Sohail's maiden Test ton ensured Pakistan held the aces when stumps were drawn on Day 2 of the first Test between Austr....

Selection Panel Not Experienced Enough to Challenge Shastri or Kohli: Syed Kirmani

Former chief selector Syed Kirmani has said that the MSK Prasad-led selection panel is not experienced enough to challenge the decisions of head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli.

Dwayne Bravo Unlikely to be Selected for India ODIs, Uncertainty Over Pollard, Narine Too

Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are unlikely to feature in the West Indies squad for the upcoming ODI series against India as their names don't figure in Cricket West Indies' 25-player list prepared to procure Indian visas.

Sunday, October 07

Kohli Needs People Around Who Will Challenge Him - Brearley

Former England captain Mike Brearley was left disappointed with Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval.

From Sleeping in Tents to Starring in Asia Cup Triumph - Yashasvi Jaiswal's Incredible Journey

India’s triumph at the U-19 Asia Cup was built in no small measure by opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal. Not only did Jaiswal top score in the final, making a composed 85 to set the platform for India’s big score, he was consistent throughout the tour....

Thursday, October 04

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Naman Ojha Controversy Overshadows Delhi's Win Over Madhya Pradesh

India discard Naman Ojha's deplorable on-field behaviour stopped proceedings for 20 minutes but couldn't stop Delhi from thrashing Madhya Pradesh by 75 run in a Group B encounter of Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday.

Holder Was Carrying Injury From Dubai, Says WI Fielding Coach Pothas

West Indies fielding coach Nic Pothas did not reveal much about Jason Holder's ankle injury, which ruled him out of the first Test, but said the skipper was carrying the pain and injury from the preceding training camp in Dubai.

India Defeat Bangladesh by Two Runs to Enter Under-19 Asia Cup Final

Mohit Jangra and Siddharth Desai grabbed three wickets apiece.

Steve Smith to Continue Rehabilitation by Featuring in Pakistan Super League

After featuring in the Global T20 League in Canada and the Caribbean Premier League, former Australian captain Steve Smith will take another step towards his rehabilitation in the game by featuring in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

IPL Severely Hampering West Indies Cricket, Says Carl Hooper

Former Windies all-rounder Carl Hooper says the lure of bagging an IPL contract has hurt the Caribbean outfit in Test cricket as most talented youngsters' "ultimate goal" is to play in the cash-rich T20 league.

New Book Reveals How Cricket Australia Undermined Bangladesh Players After Loss in Dhaka

Acclaimed cricket writer Gideon Haigh has revealed in his latest book 'Crossing The Line' how Australia's defeat at the hands of Bangladesh for the first time in Tests last year was described by Cricket Australia's team performance chief Pat Howard a....