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Wednesday, October 31

Bigger Than Ever, Ranji Season Kicks Off Amidst Administrative Chaos

The pathway isn’t easy, and performance in Ranji is definitely no guarantee of a spot in the bigger teams.

'Can't Win Ranji Trophy by Fluke' - Vidarbha Captain Faiz Fazal

"I think I'm much fitter than many youngsters in the country for sure. I don't know, right now I'm not disappointed. There's nothing in my mind. Because I have to contribute to my team to win a game and that's very important."

Former Coach Darren Lehmann Reveals Emotional Struggles Post Ball-tampering Scandal

Former national coach Darren Lehmann has revealed how he paid a heavy emotional toll over the ball-tampering scandal also claiming that under-fire Cricket Australia could have done more to support him.

Tuesday, October 30

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Blessed With Baby Boy; We are Humbled, Tweets Proud Dad

Shoaib Malik's manager and agent, Ameem Haq, also tweeted the news, and said that the Pakistani cricketer is over the moon.

Rohit 162, Windies 153 — India Register Record Home Victory & Take Series Lead

There was no customary Virat Kohli hundred but centurions Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu brought the roof down at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to help India clobber Windies by 224 runs - their third biggest in terms of runs - in the fourth One-Day....

CoA Submits List of 'Non-complying' State Associations to Supreme Court

Seven state associations have failed to submit the compliance report of a Supreme Court order of August 9 and have not amended their constitution, the Committee of Administrators running the BCCI has told the apex court in its tenth status report. ....

Monday, October 29

Al Jazeera Slams ICC, ECB & CA for Response to Fixing Documentary

Al Jazeera has hit out at the dismissive manner in which the England Cricket Board (ECB), Cricket Australia (CA) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) treated the instances of spot-fixing uncovered in their documentary ‘The Munawar Files’.

Sri Lanka’s World Cup-Winning Captain Arjuna Ranatunga Arrested over Shooting Incident

"They came to kill me - I state this responsibly - and you can check the CCTV footage. For the first time, I feared for my life. I thought of my children and my family."

In Numbers | Ro-HitMan Sharma Continues Happy Habit of Big Hundreds

Rohit has registered a century against all major ODI teams in the world

Sunday, October 28

Under Pressure Dhoni Opts for Optional Practice Ahead of Fourth ODI

Under pressure to deliver, a determined Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday slogged it out at the Cricket Club of India ahead of the fourth One-Day International between India and West Indies.

Former India Cricketer VVS Laxman Registers as Donor for Blood Stem Cells

Laxman registered as a donor with a not-for-profit organisation that works for creating a registry of volunteer donors to save lives of those suffering from blood disorders such as blood cancer, thalassemia, etc.

In Numbers | Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ODI Graph Dips in 2018

In his last five ODIs at home, Bhuvneshwar has not taken more than one wicket in any innings.

Saturday, October 27

Misbah, Akram, Mohsin Included in PCB's Powerful Cricket Committee

Former Pakistan Test opener Mohsin Khan was on Friday named as the head of a powerful Cricket Committee of the Board, which also includes former stalwarts Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq.

Rohit, Vijay & Parthiv Recalled For Australia Test Series; Injured Pandya Misses Out

Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel have all earned call-ups into a strong 18-man squad for India's four-Test series against Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Friday.

BCCI Women's Grievance Cell Head Resigns

The committee was formed after allegations of misconduct by Johri came up on social media.

Friday, October 26

Independent Panel to Probe #MeToo Allegations Against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri as State Associations Urge Action

The BCCI’s Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) BCCI announced the formation of a three-person independent committee on Thursday to investigate claims of sexual harassment made against CEO Rahul Johri.

'I am Ready to Play for India' Declares Rising Star Shubhman Gill After Deodhar Ton

Rising star Shubman Gill says he is ready follow his U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw into the Indian team but is waiting patiently for his big break.

Depleted Australia in Need of Quick Turnaround To Keep Series Alive

After being handed a proper hiding at the hands of Pakistan in the first Twenty20 International, Australia will need to make a quick turnaround and find a way to keep the series alive when they face the opposition in the second T20I at Dubai Internat....

Thursday, October 25

Shane Warne Joins MCC World Cricket Committee

Australian spin great Shane Warne said he had "plenty to offer" as he was appointed to the MCC's influential World Cricket committee, which suggests changes to the game's laws.

Cricket Australia Reappoints Chairman Ahead of Ball-Tamper Findings

Cricket Australia reappointed its controversial chairman David Peever on Thursday, before the release of two reviews prompted by a ball-tampering scandal that sullied the sport's reputation during his tenure.

‘Have to Embrace Everything that Comes Our Way’ – Kohli Justifies Decision to Bat First at Vizag

"It was a great game of cricket and it’s wonderful to be a part of it. Credit to the West Indies team as they showed great heart, especially in the second innings, when they got stuck in despite being three down."

Wednesday, October 24

South African Skipper Faf du Plessis Braced for Hostile Reception in Australia

"You don’t get much of that anywhere else in the world anymore, it is the one place where you still feel like the crowd gets on top and really behind the home team."

'Favourite MSD' Back Where it all Began, Again

Besides giving them an innings to remember, Dhoni had praised the city and its beautiful landscapes, which became the launchpad for his success story.

Pakistan Face Australia With T20I Top Ranking at Stake

"They played some great cricket in the last two years in this format so I think it will be a great contest."

Tuesday, October 23

Dripping With Caribbean Flair, Shimron Hetmyer Provides Glimpse of Mercurial Ability

At 21, Hetmyer has all the time in the world to carve his name into Windies folklore. He has the talent, all that is needed now is some consistency across formats. Whether or not he can manage that, only time will tell.

The Virat-Rohit Combo: India’s He-Man and Super-Man in ODI Cricket

Rohit is 31 while Kohli is just 29. With at least 4-5 years of their cricketing partnership still left, one can only wonder how many more records will be broken.

MCA Says Will Pay Staff Salaries; Affiliated Clubs Offer Help

Players who were in the Vijay Hazare Trophy-winning squad are yet to get their match fees.

Monday, October 22

Malinga Returns as Sri Lanka Announce Squad for England T20I

Thisara Perera was named as the captain of Sri Lanka's squad to face England in the only Twenty20 International.

Cummins, Hazlewood to Play Domestic Cricket as Preparation for Australia Return

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will play in the Futures League – Australia’s national second XI cricket competition – to build towards a return to international cricket.

Nasir Jamshed’s ‘Perfectly Justified’ 10 Year Ban for Spot Fixing Upheld

In December 2017, an anti-corruption tribunal suspended Jamshed for one year after he was declared guilty of “non-cooperation” in relation to the case of spot-fixing.

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....