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A drawn Test series in England would be as big as victory: Shahid Afridi

August 3, 2020 8:28:32 pm

Pakistan will start their three-match Test series against England on Wednesday at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

‘Disrespectful’: BCCI faces backlash for retaining Chinese sponsors for IPL 2020

August 3, 2020 8:16:36 pm

The BCCI had earlier said that it would reconsider its Chinese sponsorships for IPL 2020 in the wake of the Eastern Ladakh clash, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers on June 15.

Rohit Sharma responds to Suresh Raina calling him ‘next MS Dhoni’

August 3, 2020 6:56:50 pm

Rohit Sharma is the most successful Indian Premier League (IPL) captain in history with four titles, one more than the former India captain MS Dhoni.


Rahul Dravid to be part of BCCI’s COVID task force

August 3, 2020 6:51:35 pm

For resumption of training at the NCA in Bengaluru, the COVID task force will include Rahul Dravid, a medical officer, a hygiene officer, and BCCI AGM, Cricket Operations.

MS Dhoni showed me the real picture of my future in Indian cricket, says Yuvraj Singh

August 3, 2020 7:54:12 pm

Yuvraj Singh captured the imagination of world cricket with his gravity-defying fielding abilities and effortless power-hitting.

With IPL Challenge proposal, women’s cricket has its Steffi Graf moment

August 3, 2020 6:37:19 pm

With Indian and Australian boards set to tussle to enlist the talent for their respective T20 showpieces which will clash, it's time for the women to let money decide where they will head.

Jonathan Trott appointed England batting coach for Pakistan series

August 3, 2020 5:35:25 pm

Jonathan Trott, who scored 3835 runs in 52 Tests for England, will be joined by former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel and Warwickshire seamer Graeme Welch.

BCCI invites bids for kit sponsor and official merchandising partner rights

August 3, 2020 4:49:46 pm

The team's current apparel sponsorship right holders Nike's contract is set to expire next month. The sports apparel giant had a four-year deal with the BCCI for 370 crore with a royalty of 30 crore.

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I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues, says Irfan Pathan

August 3, 2020 4:17:26 pm

Irfan Pathan said he hasn't confirmed his availability in any franchise-based T20 league at this stage, refuting reports that he could participate in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL), starting August 28.

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FICA urges ICC to address contract breaches, non-payment

August 3, 2020 3:53:35 pm

The ICC was not immediately available for comment on the report.

Voluntarily declare age-fraud or face two-year ban: BCCI

August 3, 2020 2:35:23 pm

A voluntary disclosure scheme for players who are already registered will be applicable to all cricketers participating in the board's age-group tournaments from the 2020-21 season onwards.

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Arshdeep wants to take inspiration from senior India hockey player Ramandeep on injury management

August 3, 2020 12:22:53 pm

Arshdeep Singh wants to take a leaf out of senior player Ramandeep Singh's book on how to manage injuries in his bid to seal a place in the national side.

Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to score the fastest century: Azhar Mahmood

August 3, 2020 11:34:30 am

Interestingly, the bat that made Afridi 'a batsman' was gifted to his then teammate Waqar Younis by none other than Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.


BCCI sends SOP to state units on resumption: 60-plus like Arun Lal, Dav Whatmore barred

August 2, 2020 11:46:24 pm

According to the 100-page SOP sent to state associations on the resumption of training camps for the domestic season in India, those above 66 - like Dav Whatmore of Baroda and Arun Lal of Bengal - are barred.

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Watch: Lancashire given 5 penalty runs after batsman hit by ‘dangerous’ throw

August 3, 2020 11:39:33 am

The runs were awarded by the on-field umpires following Law 42, which was brought in during 2017 to deal with poor player conduct. The specific clause broken was 42.3.1, which concerns “throwing the ball at a player… in an inappropriate or dangerous manner”.

Women’s IPL vs WBBL: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates upset over proposed T20 Challenge series

August 3, 2020 9:39:47 am

Hamranpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues, and Shafali Verma are the potential candidates for the WBBL, but the recent development will deny them the chance of playing in Australia.


MS Dhoni doesn’t attend meetings on data analysis, operates on instinct: N Srinivasan

August 3, 2020 11:52:38 am

MS Dhoni thinks purely in terms of instinct when it comes to evaluating players, said N Srinivasan. He recalled an instance when Dhoni had refused to take 'one outstanding player' in CSK because he would 'spoil the team'.


‘Totally made-up story’: Shoaib Akhtar on Virender Sehwag’s claim on sledging

August 3, 2020 11:35:47 am

Virender Sehwag had said that he had reacted to a barrage of sledging from Shoaib Akhtar by telling him 'Baap baap hota hai aur beta beta'. Akhtar said the claim is made up.

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Stuart Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

August 2, 2020 4:30:17 pm

Stuart Broad claimed 16 wickets after being dropped from the Southampton Test.

Turned down £175,000 county contract to fight Kargil War: Shoaib Akhtar

August 3, 2020 11:53:40 am

Shoaib Akhtar says he turned a £175,000 county contract with Nottinghamshire to fight the war in Kargil

MS Dhoni has played his last match for India: Ashish Nehra

August 3, 2020 9:40:28 am

MS Dhoni's international future is a hot topic of debate since he is yet to make a formal announcement on his retirement.

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Internal agendas within Cricket South Africa a ‘cancer’: Graeme Smith

August 2, 2020 1:46:00 pm

Graeme Smith, who scored 9265 runs from 117 Tests between 2002 and 2014, said he "certainly does feel that there are people within these positions who have ulterior motives."

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Rahul Dravid’s advice on how to play spin changed the world for Kevin Pietersen

August 2, 2020 1:12:23 pm

Pietersen said his Indian Premier League experiences, batting alongside world-class players such as Dravid and Virender Sehwag, helped him expand his repertoire of shots.


The women’s IPL is very much on, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

August 2, 2020 1:08:14 pm

According to BCCI sources, the women's Challenger is likely to be held during the last phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) like last year, i.e; the first week of November.

Going to give another try for World Cup win in 2021: Mithali Raj

August 2, 2020 10:33:51 am

Mithali Raj says she is focussed on winning the World Cup next year to complete some unfinished business and finish her career on a blaze of glory.