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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.

'Indian cricket has lost a real champion' - Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar, Milind Rege and Chandu Borde pay tribute to Bapu Nadkarni
Former India allrounder Bapu Nadkarni dies aged 86
He is best remembered for bowling 21 successive maidens against England in 1964
KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav the gamechangers as India go level
Steven Smith made 98 for Australia but once he fell, the hosts took control of the game
KS Bharat called up to ODI squad as cover for Rishabh Pant
Pant didn't keep wicket during the series opener in Mumbai, after sustaining a concussion
Dhoni's situation remains unchanged - with or without a contract
Giving him a contract would have been more controversial, based on his expected playing time
'No dearth of players wanting to play Test cricket' - Kumble
He believes Tests will continue to enjoy support in the playing community for longer than is being predicted
Zampa reveals methodical plans for Kohli success
He has dismissed Kohli four times in ODIs, and numbers back Kohli's perceived vulnerability early on against legspin
Experimenting India's bid to salvage series against fully-armed Australia
ODIs might not be India's top priority right now, but a series loss at home could cause them some serious hurt

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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 […]

Stokes and Pope put dominant England in box seat
South Africa trail by 439 runs and will need to bat for much of the weekend to stay in the contest and avoid going 2-1 behind in the four-Test series.
Kuldeep is fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets
Kuldeep reached to the 100 wickets milestone in his 58th match
Kohli heaps praise on KL Rahul
Kohli was happy that Rahul batted at No 5 and also kept wickets
PIX: Clinical India get back to winning ways in Rajkot
The third and deciding one-dayer will be played in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni passes away
Bapu Nadkarni was 86 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Rohit hurts his left hand
Rohit awkwardly dived to save a boundary at deep point when he hurt his left-shoulder in the 43rd over
PHOTOS: Kuldeep, Rahul star in series-levelling win
Images from Friday's second One-day International between India and Australia, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Rajkot.
Ganguly refuses to comment on Dhoni's omission
Dhoni started training with his state team Jharkhand from Thursday with an eye on IPL comeback for Chennai Super Kings.
England in South Africa: Ollie Pope & Ben Stokes hit hundreds in third Test
Ollie Pope scores his first Test century and Ben Stokes 120 to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa.

South Africa v England: Ollie Pope belongs in Test cricket - Jonathan Agnew
Ollie Pope's maiden Test century shows he is the "real deal" as a Test batsman, says Jonathan Agnew.

India v Australia: Shikhar Dhawan makes 96 as hosts level one-day series
Shikhar Dhawan produces another strong batting display as India bounce back from Tuesday's humiliation to beat Australia by 36 runs and level the one-day series.

Kagiso Rabada: South Africa pace bowler banned for final England Test
South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada is banned for the final Test of the series against England following his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal in the third Test.

Women's T20 World Cup: England recall Georgia Elwiss for Australia tournament
All-rounder Georgia Elwiss is recalled to the England squad for the Women's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.

Vote for England's greatest overseas Test win
As England play their 500th Test away from home, have your say on which is their best victory on foreign soil.

MS Dhoni: Cricket legend MS Dhoni snubbed by India board
MS Dhoni led India to victory in three major global tournaments.

Adil Rashid: World Cup-winning leg-spinner set to sign new Yorkshire deal
World Cup-winning spinner Adil Rashid is set to sign a new deal with Yorkshire, BBC Radio Leeds reports.

Cricket-Rabada ban is cause for concern, says South Africa coach Boucher
South African coach Mark Boucher said he was concerned about the disciplinary regulations in cricket which led to fast bowler Kagiso Rabada being handed a one-match ban due to his overexuberant celebration during the third test a
Cricket-Injury setback, technical tweak provide catalyst for Pope's first test century
A dislocated shoulder last year and a three-month layoff proved a blessing in disguise for Ollie Pope as he celebrated a maiden test century for England on Friday, helping them take a firm grip on the third test against South Afri
UPDATE 2-Cricket-Stokes and Pope put dominant England in box seat
Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope both scored centuries as a dominant England took a firm grip on the third test against South Africa, declaring on 499 before reducing the hosts to 60 runs for two wickets at the close of the second day on
Cricket-Rejigged India level series despite Smith defiance
India's rejigged batting order fired on Friday as the hosts beat Australia by 36 runs in the second one-day international at Rajkot to level the three-match series.
Australia in India 2020 Scoreboard
Jan 17 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of 2nd odi between India and Australia on Friday at Rajkot, India India win by 36 runs India 1st innings Rohit Sharma lbw Adam Zampa 42 Shikhar Dh
UPDATE 2-England in South Africa 2019/20 Scoreboard
Jan 17 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at stumps on the second day of 3rd test between South Africa and England on Friday at Port Elizabeth, South Africa South Africa trail England by 439 runs with 8 wickets remaining England 1st inni
Cricket-Rabada ban criticised by former England players
Former England players condemned the suspension of South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada on Friday after an overexuberant celebration, but he received little sympathy from his own camp.
Cricket-Fuelling Rabada's flames backfires for South Africa
Getting pace bowler Kagiso Rabada riled up to be at his aggressive best has been encouraged by South Africa’s new cricket coaching regime, but it seemingly backfired on Friday when he was banned from the last test against England.
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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