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England playing different formats on consecutive days ‘feasible’: Ashley Giles

April 10, 2020 9:26:55 pm

England have suspended professional cricket until at least May 28 due to the outbreak and uncertainty also looms over their home series against West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Ireland.

Kevin Pietersen and I openly disliked each other: Graeme Swann

April 10, 2020 9:09:20 pm

One of the best England batsman, Pietersen was a controversial figure in the team. He had a brief stint as England captain in 2008 when he lead the team in three Tests and 10 ODIs.

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Sachin Tendulkar chips in again, to help feed 5000 people for a month

April 10, 2020 8:21:40 pm

Sachin Tendulkar earlier donated Rs 50 lakh to combat the coronavirus health crisis.

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Stranded in ancestral village, ICC umpire Anil Chaudhary climbs trees for mobile network

April 10, 2020 6:11:23 pm

Umpire Anil Chaudhury, who was supposed to officiate in the India-South Africa ODI series which was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, said he is now facing a communication nightmare in his ancestral village.

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Kohli’s lucky 99 to Rampaul’s epic Super Over: The best of RCB vs Delhi Capitals

April 10, 2020 5:52:47 pm

The Delhi and Bangalore franchises have been part of the IPL for the past 12 years but haven't ever won the league. Delhi haven't ever reached the finals while RCB have got their twice.

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Cricketer Rishi Dhawan slapped with fine for violating lockdown

April 10, 2020 5:23:56 pm

Rishi Dhawan is a common face in India's lucrative Indian Premier League, which currently stands suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BCCI clears dues of contracted players, says won’t let anyone suffer in tough times

April 10, 2020 4:14:28 pm

The global economy has been badly hit due to the virus, which has claimed over 95,000 lives so far. Major cricket boards like England and Australia have indicated that players will have to take pay cuts.

On This Day: Kieron Pollard’s 31-ball 83 aids Mumbai Indians in last-ball victory

April 10, 2020 2:57:19 pm

After coming on in the eighth over, stand-in captain Kieron Pollard hit 83 runs off just 31 balls and helped Mumbai Indians successfully chase Kings XI Punjab's 197 on the last ball of the match.

‘Sachin Tendulkar best I ever saw, didn’t have a weakness’: Michael Clarke

April 10, 2020 1:17:53 pm

Sachin Tendulkar smashed 51 centuries in Tests and 49 in ODIs and holds the record for most runs in both formats — 15,921 runs in 200 Tests and 18,426 in 463 ODIs.

Ricky Ponting terms Andrew Flintoff’s over as ‘best over’ he has ever faced

April 10, 2020 12:38:00 pm

Former Aussie skipper shared the Ashes clash video and termed Andrew Flintoff's over as best over he has ever faced in his international career.

Umar Akmal not to appeal against charges, PCB refers matter to disciplinary panel

April 10, 2020 10:58:13 am

The PCB's decision to send the case to the disciplinary committee indicates that Umar Akmal could escape with a short ban or fine.

Marnus Labuschagne finds way to get batting practice

April 9, 2020 10:00:03 pm

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne had to devise an innovative way to get some practice and stay busy with cricket currently shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic and is facing throwdowns with a taped-up tennis ball.

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I wouldn’t mind dying playing something that I love: Viv Richards on not wearing helmet

April 9, 2020 9:52:58 pm

When asked about it, the 68-year-old former cricketer said he was always aware about the risks but it didn't bother him.

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Takeaway from IPL: When Steve Smith’s tips for Ranji season helped young Riyan Parag

April 9, 2020 7:33:44 pm

The 18-year-old batting all-rounder from Assam did make a mark for Rajasthan Royals in last IPL but there was a bigger takeaway -- Steve Smith's batting tips for red ball cricket.

Coronavirus Impact: Australia’s 2-test tour of Bangladesh postponed

April 9, 2020 7:16:53 pm

Australia's two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Salman Butt: No one should talk about integrity in Pakistan cricket

April 9, 2020 7:01:17 pm

Although Butt has made a comeback to domestic cricket and the PSL since completing his ban and has performed well but is yet to be recalled to the national team.

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Cheteshwar Pujara’s deal with Gloucestershire called off due to COVID-19 pandemic

April 10, 2020 9:48:52 am

Cheteshwar Pujara's deal with Gloucestershire for the first six matches of the County Championship has been cancelled due to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

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Not sure how much further than 2020 I can continue commentary: Michael Holding

April 9, 2020 6:40:11 pm

One of the most respected voices in world cricket, the 66-year-old Holding has been with the Sky Sports for past 21 years.

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‘I saw Sachin Tendulkar dancing for the first time’

April 9, 2020 6:35:38 pm

The scenes of fellow teammates lifting the legendary cricketer on their shoulders at the Wankhede Stadium after their World Cup triumph was also voted as the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years.

Not sure who was going ‘easy’ on Virat Kohli for IPL contract: Tim Paine responds to Michael Clarke

April 10, 2020 9:48:34 am

India and Australia have had some memorable bilateral duels but Clarke felt that whenever the Australians would face India, they “sucked up” to Kohli & Co. with their eyes trained on the cash-rich league.

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