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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.

Not worried about exclusion from T20Is - Kuldeep Yadav
'Maybe the selectors felt I needed a break. Maybe the team thinks some changes are required. I respect that, and I have no complaints,' he says
Priyank Panchal ton the last-day highlight in drawn game
India A take two-match series 1-0 after winning the first game by seven wickets
Barinder Sran switches to Chandigarh after Punjab snub
All the transfer and pre-season buzz from the Indian domestic season
There's no question, Virat Kohli is the RCB captain - Simon Katich
New head coach along with the team director Mike Hesson outline their vision for IPL 2020 and beyond
Aiden Markram tunes up for Test series with 161 as South Africa A fight back
His century stand with Wiaan Mulder lifted South Africa A from 142 for 5 to 400; Kuldeep Yadav picked up four wickets for India A
Deepak Chahar and Virat Kohli lead India to breezy win
Having restricted South Africa to a below-par 149, India romped home with an over to spare
Aiden Markram finds form after Wriddhiman Saha's fifty
Kuldeep Yadav was among the wickets as South Africa A slumped against spin in Mysuru
India's batting depth in focus against Kagiso Rabada & Co.
Led by a new captain, South Africa could hand out at least two new caps; India likely to pick Dhawan over Rahul

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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.
Jofra Archer, Rory Burns & Joe Denly handed England central contracts
England award central contracts to fast bowler Jofra Archer and Test opener Rory Burns for the first time.

Alex Hales: Ashley Giles says England door not closed for batsman
Batsman Alex Hales can play for England again despite losing his central contract, says director of cricket Ashley Giles.

Akila Dananjaya: Sri Lanka spinner suspended for illegal action
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for 12 months because of an illegal action.

Twenty20 tri-series: Ireland clinch series with single-run win over Scotland
Ireland capture the Twenty20 tri-series after a tense finish saw them edge Scotland by a single run at Malahide Castle in Dublin.

T20 Blast Finals Day: Will Worcestershire, Notts, Essex or Derbyshire win at Edgbaston?
Worcestershire bid to become the first team to retain English cricket's T20 title, but can Notts, Essex or Derbyshire stop them?

T20 Blast quiz: How much do you know about Finals Day?
Which England player captained 2018's winners? And who won the mascot race? Test your knowledge of T20 Finals Day.

Twenty20 tri-series: Scotland go top with Netherlands victory
Scotland beat the Netherlands in their Twenty20 tri-series and will face Ireland in the final match on Friday, with the winner clinching the series.

Dominic Sibley: Warwickshire head coach Troughton says opener is best in the country
Warwickshire head coach Jim Troughton believes England hopeful Dominic Sibley is the "best red-ball opener in the country".

Cricket-England all-rounder Moeen takes break from tests
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has taken a break from test cricket after losing out on a central contract for the longest format for the 2019-20 season following a dismal summer.
Cricket-Zimbabwe's Masakadza signs off with 'super special' win
Hamilton Masakadza signed off from international cricket in style, leading Zimbabwe to their first Twenty20 International win over Afghanistan with a blistering knock of 71 off 42 balls on Friday.
Twenty20 Tri-Series in Ireland 2019 Scoreboard
Sep 20 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of match 6 between Ireland and Scotland on Friday at Dublin, Ireland Ireland win by 1 run Ireland 1st innings Kevin O'Brien c Tom Sole b Adrian Neill 63 Ga
Tri-Series in Bangladesh 2019 Scoreboard
Sep 20 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of match 5 between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe on Friday at Chittagong, Bangladesh Zimbabwe win by 7 wickets Afghanistan 1st innings Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Sean Williams
Cricket-England award central contracts to Archer, Burns and Denly
England's Ashes and World Cup bowler Jofra Archer and opening batsmen Rory Burns and Joe Denly are among a number of players to be awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on
UPDATE 56-County Championship Div2 Standings
Sep 20 (OPTA) - Standings of the County Championship Div2 on Friday P W L T Ded RR PTS Warwickshire 14 9 2 3 0 242 Kent 14 10 3 1 0 221 Sussex
Cricket-Dhoni must quit international game before he's pushed - Gavaskar
The time has come for India's long-serving wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bow out of international cricket - and he should go before he's pushed, batting great Sunil Gavaskar said.
UPDATE 47-County Championship Div1 Standings
Sep 19 (OPTA) - Standings of the County Championship Div1 on Thursday P W L T Ded RR PTS Surrey 14 10 1 0 0 254 Somerset 14 7 2 1 0 208 Essex
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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3 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup most watched ever - International Cricket Council
3 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup most watched ever  International Cricket Council

"These quite astounding numbers demonstrate the power of live cricket to connect and engage more deeply with diverse audiences." Men's CWC 2019 live ...

Team USA Makes it 3 Wins from 3 Games in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 - USA Cricket
Team USA Makes it 3 Wins from 3 Games in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2  USA Cricket

Team USA bowled Namibia out for 121 before sealing a five-wicket win in their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League Two match. Steven Taylor took four wickets ...

Jersey news Confident Jersey get ready for T20 World Cup Qualifier 17 Sep 19 - International Cricket Council
Jersey news Confident Jersey get ready for T20 World Cup Qualifier 17 Sep 19  International Cricket Council

Jersey have named a 15-member squad led by Charles Perchard for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.

Oman finish opening round of Cricket World Cup League 2 on a high - International Cricket Council
Oman finish opening round of Cricket World Cup League 2 on a high  International Cricket Council

Aqib Ilyas's brilliant all-round effort guided Oman to a convincing four-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in the final match of the opening round of the ICC ...

England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Moeen Ali takes a break from Test cricket following contract... - Hindustan Times
England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Moeen Ali takes a break from Test cricket following contract...  Hindustan Times

England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who missed out on a central contract in Test matches, has decided to take a short break from red-ball cricket.However, he has ...

WATCH LIVE: WA v Victoria, Marsh One-Day Cup -
WATCH LIVE: WA v Victoria, Marsh One-Day Cup

Watch a live stream of the Marsh One-Day Cup opener between Western Australia and Victoria in Perth.

Royal Mail make new stamps of England's cricket world cup victories -
Royal Mail make new stamps of England's cricket world cup victories

Royal Mail make new stamps of England's men's and women's cricket world cup victories.

Agnew's masterplan for English cricket after fantastic World Cup & Ashes summer - BBC Sport
Agnew's masterplan for English cricket after fantastic World Cup & Ashes summer  BBC Sport

Let Joe Root put his stamp on the team, blood the youngsters and embrace new fans - BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew's masterplan for English ...

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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).
Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed named in Pakistan ODI squad
Shaheen Afridi to miss series against Sri Lanka after being diagnosed with Dengue
Allround Barbados Tridents crush St Lucia Zouks
The hosts were bowled out for just 101 in the chase with 31 balls to spare
Going through a lot of emotions, but regret is not one of them: Masakadza
Masakadza flayed the Afghanistan bowling to help set up Zimbabwe's seven-wicket victory as they chased down 156 with three deliveries to spare
Ireland edge past Scotland in thriller to clinch tri-series
Kevin O'Brien scored a fine fifty while Adair bagged a couple of scalps to help Ireland seal a thriller by a solitary run
Masakadza shines in farewell game as Zimbabwe post consolation win
The skipper led from the front with a 42-ball 71 after Mpofu bagged a four-wicket haul
Ashley Giles not keen on having split coaches
ECB's director of men's cricket is hopeful of naming Trevor Bayliss's replacement before England's tour of New Zealand late in October
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