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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.

'If you are too self-centred, you are looking for ways to get out' - Virat Kohli
Indian captain also talks about why he turned vegetarian in a chat with Kevin Pietersen
Retroreport - Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory
Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed world cricket, India recaptured the crown, and this time they did in their very own backyard
Coronavirus newsfile: Mumbai umpires offer support to local scorers, match officials
A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) threat
'I think we will have some form of IPL this year' - Rajasthan Royals owner
Manoj Badale was open to the idea of a shortened tournament with even just the India players participating
"India's domestic structure five years behind Australia, England" - Harmanpreet Kaur
She also stressed the need for India to unearth two or three pace bowlers for better balance
Forced break a 'welcome rest' for India players - Ravi Shastri
He says when the second ODI against South Africa was called off, players knew a lockdown was imminent
'Cannot wait forever' - Mithali Raj wants women's IPL from 2021
She says initially the tournament could be started on a smaller scale with five to six foreign players instead of four
Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach
"I was very happy with Vidarbha but it's time for a new challenge," says decorated domestic coach

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PCB suspends Umar Akmal under Anti-Corruption Code, Will not play PSL

Breaking: Umar Akmal has been suspended by PCB under Anti-Corruption Code. The Pakistan Cricket Board Thursday suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The PCB has decided not …

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World No.1 Babar Azam to captain Pakistan for the first time in front of his home fans

World No.1 Babar Azam on Friday will captain Pakistan in the three-T20I series against Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium, a venue where 13 years ago he served as a ball-picker in the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa. Series Links: Pakistan vs Bangladesh | Pakistan vs Bangladesh Schedule | Pak vs Ban Live Score …

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Islamabad United introduces the home-away kits concept in PSL

Islamabad, 22 January 2020 – Islamabad United, the most successful team of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) with two championship wins, are pleased to the announce the launch of its official home and away kits for PSLV. The kit was released on Islamabad United’s digital platforms today. With this launch, Islamabad United has introduced …

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Hafeez, Malik recalled for Bangladesh T20 Series

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee on Thursday named uncapped Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt and Haris Rauf in the 15-member squad for Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh to be played here at Gaddafi Stadium on January 24, 25 and 27. The selection committee also recalled the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, along with …

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PCB convinces Bangladesh to play ODI and two Tests in Pakistan

Pakistan will host Bangladesh men’s cricket team in three legs as two Tests, one ODI and three T20Is will be played at three different venues. This was decided in the meeting in Dubai, which was attended by the Chairman and Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials on Tuesday …

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Coronavirus: Modi speaks with Kohli, other athletes
'He asked us to spread awareness on social distancing and hygiene. He spoke about how we need Virat's (Kohli) fighting spirit to win this battle'
IPL can wait as life is more important now: Raina
In the normal circumstances, Raina, who last played for India in 2018, would be playing in the IPL but instead he is enjoying cooking for his family.
Should ICC separate women's media rights?
ICC shared impressive television broadcast, digital audience and attendance numbers from the tournament on Thursday, which it said have set 'new benchmarks'. According to ICC estimates, 70% of the game's billion-plus fans want to
Edgbaston stadium to become COVID-19 testing centre
The NHS staff will drive in through the Edgbaston road entrance, be tested while remaining in their vehicle and exit the grounds onto Pershore Road, it added.
India-returned SA players are COVID-19 negative
No symptoms in those not tested
Cummins hopeful IPL will go ahead despite Coronavirus
'Obviously everyone is still really keen for it to go ahead, but the priority is to minimise risk of (the virus) spreading.'
New Zealand 'A' tour to India likely on schedule
'With the lockdown now in full force, we're mindful of the difficulties facing our cricket community.'
Kohli reveals story behind his nickname 'Chiku'
Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who made his nickname famous from behind the stumps while revealing the story behind how he got the name Chiku.
Coronavirus: Edgbaston Cricket Ground to become NHS staff test centre
The Edgbaston site in Birmingham will become a drive-through centre for NHS workers.

New Zealand say Scotland and Ireland games 'highly unlikely'
New Zealand Cricket say their summer matches against Scotland and Ireland are "highly unlikely" to go ahead.

Jos Buttler: England wicketkeeper auctioning World Cup shirt to raise money
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler speaks about auctioning his World Cup final shirt to raise money to fight coronavirus.

Which cricketer are you most like during lockdown?
Find out which cricketer you are most like - with our entirely unscientific personality quiz.

Alyssa Healy: Australia wicketkeeper missed jury duty to play in T20 World Cup final
Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy had a pretty good excuse for missing jury service down under - she was playing in the Women's T20 World Cup final.

Sussex: Rob Andrew warns counties must plan for no cricket this summer
Sussex CEO Rob Andrew says clubs must plan for the possibility that no county cricket will be played this summer.

Tony Lewis: Cricket statistician of the Duckworth-Lewis method dies aged 78
Tony Lewis, who co-devised the Duckworth-Lewis method for settling weather-affected limited-overs cricket matches, dies at the age of 78.

Eoin Morgan: Cricket behind closed doors could help coronavirus fight
Cricket taking place behind closed doors during the coronavirus pandemic could be a "huge step forward", says England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan.

Sports-On this day... April 4
SOCCER - Ian Wright celebrates Arsenal's 1-0 FA Cup semi-final victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
Cricket-Cummins hopes IPL, T20 World Cup can go ahead
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins expects the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) to be merely delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and is optimistic the home Twenty20 World Cup will go ahead as scheduled later this year.
Cricket-New Zealand tours in doubt, office avoids sackings
New Zealand's winter tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies are in "serious doubt" due to the coronavirus and there are "obvious question marks" looming over the tour to Bangladesh in August, the national cricket
Cricket-Duckworth-Lewis co-inventor Tony Lewis dies, aged 78
Tony Lewis, co-inventor of the Duckworth-Lewis method for settling weather-affected cricket matches, has died aged 78.
Esports-Cricketer Stokes to test his F1 skills in virtual GP
England cricketer Ben Stokes will test his driving skills against five Formula One drivers, including Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, in the sport's second virtual grand prix this weekend.
Sports-On this day... April 3
SOCCER - Sheffield Wednesday forward Mark Bright celebrates after scoring in a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, London.
Cricket-Sport on TV can lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown: Morgan
England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says giving fans the chance to watch live cricket on television, even if the matches took place without spectators, would help boost morale during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cricket-Newlands aftermath helped Australia improve behaviour - Paine
Player behaviour has significantly improved throughout Australian cricket after the 2018 Newlands scandal and the scrutiny that followed the episode, test captain Tim Paine said.
Windfall for BCCI expected on IPL media rights auction day
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expecting a windfall from the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights auction, which gets underway here on Monday with top companies from across the globe participating.

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".

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