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Modi, Key draw from cricket to highlight warm ties
The references came on a day when India were taking on New Zealand in the fourth match of a five-game ODI series. Modi was the first to speak in the joint press briefing that followed the exchange of agreements between the two nations.

India presented with ICC Test Championship mace
India captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday presented with the ICC Test Championship mace for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings.

Virat Kohli generates crowd support
Virat Kohli is known to wear his emotions on the sleeves. As a captain he likes to lead from the front and loves to get in to thick of actions.

With Dhoni in team, I'm a first-aid kit: Karthik
"Look, as far as MS Dhoni is concerned, I am just that small first-aid kit that will travel with the team. If he (Dhoni) gets injured then I will be the band-aid for a day," Dinesh Karthik said in a lighter vein.

We get excited looking at lively pitches: Kohli
"We certainly get more excited than nervous looking at lively pitches. We understand that we have a bowling attack that can bowl out the opposition now. I hope no more grass is taken off it. We as a team are pretty happy with that," said a confident Kohli. India took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. India will bank on the five pace bowlers to score.

Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event
Deepika Kumari, a four-time World Cup final silver medallist (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey, which will be her seventh appearance at the season-ending event.

Ganguly gets stuck in a lift at Eden Gardens
Sourav Ganguly survived a scare at his very own Eden Gardens when the club house lift of more than 29 years old malfunctioned and the former India captain had to be pulled out using a stool.

Bedi wants Jadeja to get rid of no-ball habit
Former spin great Bishan Singh Bedi heaped praise on left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for his all-round show in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand.

Will MS Dhoni tour the West Indies? Selectors to meet on July 19
The BCCI, meanwhile, has invited applications for the entire roster of support staff, with the tenures of Shastri, Bangar, Arun and Sridhar about to end
Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich part ways with Kolkata Knight Riders
Under the duo, KKR made three straight playoffs from 2016 to 2018
'Needed a solid batsman out there in middle order' - Shastri
India coach says if there was enough time, they could have tried Mayank Agarwal as an opener with KL Rahul dropping back to the middle order
Iyer, Khaleel overwhelm West Indies A in tour opener
Shreyas Iyer's enterprising 77 anchored India A's 190 before Khaleel Ahmed's three-for helped seal a 65-run win
Dhoni should have come in to bat earlier - Gavaskar
The former India captain said there had been a lot of "baffling" decisions by the team management, including how Rayudu and Rahane had been handled.
Virat Kohli 'heartbroken' after batting failure wrecks India's World Cup campaign
India captain defends middle-order after spirited comeback, but there's no way back following aggressive New Zealand attack
'Forty-five minutes of bad cricket' knocked us out - Kohli
The India captain said the 'skill level' of New Zealand's bowlers 'made life very difficult for the batsmen'
New Zealand in final despite thrilling Jadeja-Dhoni counter-attack
Matt Henry and Trent Boult reduced India to 5 for 3 in their chase of 240, but they fought back remarkably only to fall narrowly short

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Afridi, Malik given Pakistan contracts
KARACHI  – Pakistan on Saturday awarded former captains Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik central contracts, which saw players given a 25-percent hike in their monthly salaries. Afridi’s contract was suspended after he fell out with the former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt, who replaced him as one-day captain in May last year. After […]

Oz Cricket Association chief Marsh says Pomersbach controversy should serve as ‘lesson’ for players
Sydney, Australian Cricketers Association chief Paul Marsh has said that players should take a lesson from the recent controversy engulfing IPL player Luke Pomersbach, who was accused of molestation and assault by a woman. After a late-night drinking session in Delhi, Pomersbach was in the headlines after a woman accused him of grabbing her and […]

Much-awaited pay raise announced for Pakistan cricketers
Karachi, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally increased the players” salaries across all three categories as it prepares to announce the much-delayed central contracts for the year 2012. All three categories will get an increment of 25%, with the match-fees for all three formats making a 10% jump, reports The Express Tribune. Category ”A” […]

Cricketers’ body to take action against Bangladesh board over non-payment of dues
Karachi, The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), headed by ex-Australian cricketer Tim May, has been taking a keen interest in approaching the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and BPL organizers to get overdue payments to players released. The first edition of BPL, which ended on February 29th of this year, was greeted with fanfare and […]

Windies Test cricket needs another ‘Richards-type great’ to rescue them from gallows
London, The major difference between the West Indies team playing the Test match at Trent Bridge in 1976 and the team playing currently against England is that the this team doesn’t have any great player like Viv Richards in it, according to sports journalist Henry Blofeld. Blofeld believes the current Windies Test team desperately needs […]

Money-spinning IPL sounding ‘death knell’ for West Indies Test cricket: Blofeld
London,  The lucrative Indian Premier League is a Catch-22 situation for West Indies cricket, and is spoiling Test cricket in the Caribbean Islands, according to sports journalist Henry Blofeld. Blofeld believes with the Windies’ best three players playing in the IPL, no one can blame Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo for choosing the […]

”BCCI invite to PCB chief for IPL final aimed at removing misconception over Pakistan snub”
Karachi, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and IPL chief Rajiv Shukla has said the invitation sent to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf to watch the IPL final in India is an attempt to remove the widespread ”misconception” that India is against Pakistan. The BCCI, which approved Pakistan”s entry in […]

‘Secretive’ Clarke not comfortable with scrutiny of private life
Sydney,  Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, who kept his wedding a secret even from his parents, has said he will never feel comfortable with the scrutiny of his private life. Clarke wed Kyly Boldy last week, inviting family and close friends to join them on a holiday at a luxury resort in the NSW Blue […]

Inspirational: He lost both arms at 8 but now captain's a cricket team
Meet Amir Hussain Lone, who not only plays the game but is captain of the Jammu and Kashmir Para-cricket team.
How ICC used Amir to educate players on perils of 'fixing'
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cri
How legalising betting in India could prevent fixing in cricket
'Where betting is legalised it is heavily regulated and they work in close conjunction with us, so it does assist us'
India captain Mithali Raj's suggestion to popularise women's cricket...
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20
PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20 The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stopped its national women's team from going to India until it gets written security assurances and guarantees for the World T20 in Indi
Sehwag's WT20 semifinalists: India, SA, West Indies, NZ
Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag has picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8.
Simmons ruled out of World T20 owing to back injury
West Indies have dropped batsman Lendl Simmons from their Twenty20 World Cup squad owing to a back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.
Akram slams PCB for probing Pakistan's Asia Cup debacle
Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling great, Wasim Akram slammed the formation of an inquiry committee by the cricket board to probe into the team's poor show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
England win World Cup: Inside team's journey to top of world
World-beaters and history-makers, England's champion players also showed their human side during a thrilling World Cup journey.

England win World Cup: Sharing trophy should be considered - New Zealand coach Gary Stead
Cricket chiefs should consider allowing teams to share the World Cup if a final is tied again, says New Zealand coach Gary Stead.

England win World Cup: Andrew Strauss says 'someone was looking down' during final
Former captain Andrew Strauss says he felt "someone was looking down" on him and the England team during the World Cup final on Sunday.

England win World Cup: 'Intimate Oval celebration perfect for its time'
Unlike the riotous 2005 Ashes celebrations, England's World Cup parade at The Oval was a much more family-friendly affair.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand lose final but win friends
A smile, a handshake and some calm words - Kane Williamson's dignified response to defeat sums up what this New Zealand team are all about.

Chris Gayle: Australian newspapers lose appeal in defamation case
Three Australian newspapers wrongly accused the cricketer of lewd behaviour, a jury found in 2017.

England Cricket World Cup win: 'Extra run' claims brushed off by Ashley Giles
England's director of cricket Ashley Giles says he is unconcerned about claims England were awarded one run too many in their World Cup final win over New Zealand.

England's World Cup win: 'My greatest day in cricket' - Michael Vaughan
England's World Cup win at Lord's was the "greatest day I have had in cricket", former skipper Michael Vaughan says.

UPDATE 4-English County Championship Division Two Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Durham and Worcestershire on Tuesday at Chester-le-Street, England Durham win by 109 runs Durham 1st innings Cameron Bancroft lbw Dillon Penning
UPDATE 4-English County Championship Division One Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Essex and Warwickshire on Tuesday at Chelmsford, England Essex win by 187 runs Essex 1st innings Nick Browne c Rob Yates b Henry Brookes
UPDATE 37-County Championship Div1 Standings
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Standings of the County Championship Div1 on Tuesday P W L T Ded RR PTS Surrey 14 10 1 0 0 254 Somerset 14 7 2 1 0 208 Essex
UPDATE 4-English County Championship Division One Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Yorkshire and Somerset on Tuesday at Leeds, England Yorkshire win by an innings and 73 runs Yorkshire 1st innings Adam Lyth c Tom Abell
UPDATE 3-English County Championship Division Two Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the third day of between Derbyshire and Northamptonshire on Tuesday at Chesterfield, England Northamptonshire win by 72 runs Northamptonshire 1st innings Ricardo Vasconcelo
UPDATE 4-English County Championship Division Two Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Glamorgan and Middlesex on Tuesday at Cardiff, Wales Middlesex win by 256 runs Middlesex 1st innings Sam Robson c Chris Cooke b Lukas Care
UPDATE 2-English County Championship Division Two Scoreboard
Jul 16 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day of between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire on Monday at Cheltenham, England Gloucestershire trail Leicestershire by 252 runs with 10 wickets remaining Leicestershire
Cricket-India board invites applications for men's head coach
India's cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday invited applications for the position of head coach and support staff for the men's side, with incumbent Ravi Shastri and his team given automatic entry in the recruitment process.
ODI tickets worth Rs 52.36 lakh went unsold: Khanna
"Tickets worth Rupees 52,36,000 were unsold. Why all the tickets were not sold-out? DDCA started online ticket sale quite late that too without proper advertisement," Khanna claimed in a media release.

Axar Patel breaks into top-10 ODI bowlers
Axar Patel has become the highest placed India bowler in the latest ICC ODI rankings after breaking into the top-10 bowler's list while legspinner Amit Mishra has vaulted 25 places to enter the top-20.

India ODI series report card: Kohli, Mishra and then some
TOI Sports runs the rule over the performers for India during their 3-2 ODI series win over New Zealand. A report card on the players who featured in India's first ODI series win at home in two years, over NZ across five matches.

Wasn't easy sitting out of Test matches: Mishra
Mishra didn't mince words when asked about the frustration of having to sit out, but added that coach Anil Kumble's tips had helped him tide over the low phase.

Talking points: Mishra magic snaps India's home drought
India completed a 3-2 series win over New Zealand by beating them in the decider at Vizag by 190 runs. Here we look at the several passages of play that stood out during the match.

5th ODI: Mishra five-for spins India to series win
Amit Mishra finished with 5/18, his second ODI five-wicket haul as India beat New Zealand by a whopping 190 runs at Visakhapatnam to clinch the five match ODI series 3-2. Mishra was named both Man of the Match and the Player of the series.

Dhoni describes bowlers performance as one of the best
Dhoni lavished praise on his bowlers for the resounding series-clinching win over New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI, describing the effort as "one of the best performances by the bowlers".

Kumble's support during lean phase helped me: Mishra
"His (Anil Kumble) mental support is the biggest thing for me. I sat out for the entire Test series but he supported me mentally and told me "don't worry, your time will come"," leg-spinner Amit Mishra said.

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The colour and drama of the Cricket World Cup – photo essay - The Guardian
The colour and drama of the Cricket World Cup – photo essay  The Guardian

Guardian and Observer photographer Tom Jenkins spent seven weeks working on the Cricket World Cup from the first game between South Africa and England ...

How did your team perform at the Cricket World Cup? - The Guardian
How did your team perform at the Cricket World Cup?  The Guardian

England won their very first Cricket World Cup on Sunday afternoon (just about), after beating New Zealand by the narrowest of margins at Lord's. The hosts ...

ICC World Cup 2019: Boundary count beyond realm of cricket's logic - Times of India
ICC World Cup 2019: Boundary count beyond realm of cricket's logic  Times of India

Cricket News: England and New Zealand could not be separated at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, so England were handed victory ...

‘Everything we wished for’: boyhood memories of the first Cricket World Cup final - The Guardian
‘Everything we wished for’: boyhood memories of the first Cricket World Cup final  The Guardian

For a 12-year-old obsessive, being there in 1975 to watch Australia and West Indies duke it out in the first Cricket World Cup final felt like a miracle.

England hammer Australia to reach final: Cricket World Cup 2019 – as it happened - The Guardian
England hammer Australia to reach final: Cricket World Cup 2019 – as it happened  The Guardian

Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer and Jason Roy starred as England produced an awesome performance to thrash Australia by eight wickets with almost 18 overs to ...

How it feels to play for England in a Cricket World Cup final - The Guardian
How it feels to play for England in a Cricket World Cup final  The Guardian

It is 27 years since England last contested a Cricket World Cup final. I know; I was there. Melbourne was the city, MCG the stadium and Pakistan the other team.

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Eng v RSA, 1st ODI
India won by 45 runs (DLS method). Ind 129/3 (26.0 Ovs).
Ban v NZ, 6th Match
England won by 2 runs. RSA 328/5 (50.0 Ovs).
The World Cup-Ashes double would be the pinnacle: Root
The Test captain confirmed that he will play the Test against Ireland, but the others will be rested
England Women need close-to-perfect performance in Ashes Test
England have a points deficit of 0-6 after the three ODIs in the series
Morgan has earned the right to decide on captaincy: Strauss
Morgan will be 36 by the time the 2023 World Cup comes around but the prospect of an upcoming Twenty20 World Cup around in 2020 could keep him around
Gordon, Brunt included in England Ashes squad for one-off Test
England need to win the one-off Test to keep their chances in the Ashes series alive
Mortaza stays on for Sri Lanka tour; Shakib rested
All speculations surrounding Mashrafe Mortaza's retirement were laid to rest as he was named as captain for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka
BCCI invites fresh applications for Indian team support staff
The current coaching staff of the Indian team will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process
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