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Alastair Cook: Former England captain available for start of Essex season

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Former England Test captain Alastair Cook has been made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board for Essex’s three opening County Championship games of the season. Cook will also be...

Mason Crane: Hampshire leg-spinner proud of New South Wales selection

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admitted he was “extremely proud” to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales during an eventful winter. Crane, 20, became the first overseas...

Jason Gillespie: Ex-Yorkshire coach joins Kent as assistant to Matt Walker

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Kent have appointed former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie as assistant to Matt Walker on an interim basis. The 41-year-old will stay with Kent until Allan Donald earns the qualifications to gain a...

Scotland to face Zimbabwe in two one-day internationals in June

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Scotland will play two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh this summer. The Grange will host both matches on 15 and 17 June. The nations met at the World Twenty20 in 2016, with the...

Mason Crane: Hampshire leg-spinner proud of New South Wales selection

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admitted he was “extremely proud” to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales during an eventful winter. Crane, 20, became the first overseas...

North-South Series: Mason Crane helps South to victory in Abu Dhabi

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane helped the South to a 20-run victory and a 3-0 series win over the North. Crane, 20, finished with 4-39 as the North fell short on 208 in pursuit of 228-8 in Abu...

Olympic Games: Paris and LA ‘only want 2024 Games’

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Paris and Los Angeles say they are only interested in hosting the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics – and not the 2028 Games. There have been suggestions the International Olympic Committee may...

Bob Woolmer: Pakistan coach’s death remembered, 10 years on

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When Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica 10 years ago this week, the cricket world was shaken. The 58-year-old was pronounced dead soon after arriving at...

Bob Woolmer: Pakistan coach’s death remembered, 10 years on

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When Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica 10 years ago this week, the cricket world was shaken. The 58-year-old was pronounced dead soon after arriving at...

Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan paceman provisionally suspended by PCB

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Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan has been provisionally suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 34-year-old has been charged with two violations...

Leicester City wrote another chapter in their remarkable story as they overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on a night of raw passion at the King Power Stadium

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The Foxes looked in trouble after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain that was the catalyst for the sacking of Claudio Ranieri – the manager who had guided them into this competition after winning...

James Pattinson: Nottinghamshire set to sign paceman as Peter Siddle replacement

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Nottinghamshire have targeted Australia paceman James Pattinson to replace injured Peter Siddle as their overseas player, BBC Radio Nottingham reports. Siddle joined Notts on a two-year deal ahead of...

New Zealand v South Africa: First Test drawn after final-day washout

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New Zealand drew their first Test with South Africa in Dunedin as heavy rain washed out the entire final day. The tourists were unable to add to their overnight lead of 191 as play was abandoned...

Ireland slip to third Twenty20 defeat by Afghanistan in India

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Ireland suffered a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Afghanistan in the Twenty20 series between the sides after losing by 28 runs in India on Sunday. Afghanistan set a mammoth total of 233-8 off their 20...

Rangana Herath breaks left-arm spinner Test wickets record as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets...

Manchester United were held to a draw by FC Rostov in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Russia

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On a challenging pitch at the Olymp-2 Stadium – which was criticised by United manager Jose Mourinho before the match – midfielder Paul Pogba miscued from inside the box early on. But...

India v Australia: BCCI to withdraw complaint after tensions in Bangalore

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India will withdraw a complaint to the International Cricket Council over Australia’s conduct during the second Test in Bangalore this week. Australia captain Steve Smith was seen looking up to...

Kevin Pietersen: Surrey re-sign ex-England batsman for T20 Blast

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has re-signed for Surrey to play in this summer’s T20 Blast competition. The 36-year-old will play his first game against Essex at The Oval on 19 July and...

India v Australia: Ravichandran Ashwin leads home side to dramatic win to level Test series

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India bowled Australia out for 112 in Bangalore to win a dramatic second Test by 75 runs and level the series at 1-1. The hosts resumed their second innings on 213-4 and added 25 before wickets...

Matthew Renshaw & Shaun Marsh help Australia stay on top in India

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Shaun Marsh helped Australia build a 48-run lead as they continued to control the second Test in India. The tourists started the day at 40-0 but lost David Warner and skipper Steve Smith as India...

West Indies v England: Joe Root and Chris Woakes steer England to victory

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England survived a mid-innings wobble to beat West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day international and win the series with a match to spare. Liam Plunkett took 3-32 as West Indies, despite...

West Indies v England: Ben Stokes says he has grown up before ODI series

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he has grown up as his side prepare to start their one-day series against West Indies in Antigua on Friday. Stokes, 25, was ruled out of the 2014 World Twenty20...

Dubai Championships: Andy Murray beats Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach semi-finals

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Andy Murray saved seven match points in a 31-minute second-set tie-break before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals. The world number one needed eight set points...

Pakistan Super League: Luke Wright pulls out of final in Lahore, citing safety fears

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England all-rounder Luke Wright has pulled out of the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore, citing safety fears. Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates have been the venues for every match so...

Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals

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Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fighting back to beat much-changed Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield in their fifth-round replay. After a 0-0 draw in the...

Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez scored in the last 10 minutes as Newcastle came from behind to snatch a dramatic victory at Brighton and move back to the top of the Championship

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Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez scored in the last 10 minutes as Newcastle came from behind to snatch a dramatic victory at Brighton and move back to the top of the Championship. The Seagulls looked...

Farid El Alagui’s header was enough for Ayr United to beat Raith Rovers

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Farid El Alagui’s header was enough for Ayr United to beat Raith Rovers, who were forced to play midfielder Ryan Stevenson as a goalkeeper. Stevenson had to start in goal because Raith’s...

James Faulkner: Australia block all-rounder’s Lancashire move because of injury

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Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has been refused permission to play for Lancashire this summer by his country because of an ongoing knee injury. The 26-year-old had re-signed for the Red Rose...

England in West Indies 2017: Eoin Morgan stars in warm-up win

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Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England warmed up for their three-match one-day series in the West Indies with a 117-run win over a Vice Chancellor’s XI. After being asked to bat...

Virender Sehwag: Former India cricketer ‘trolls’ student

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Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag is being accused of trolling a student on Twitter. Gurmehar Kaur has been receiving threats and abuse after her campaign against a right-wing student union....

Marlon Samuels: Derbyshire withdraw interest in West Indies all-rounder

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Derbyshire say they are no longer interested in signing West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels, after making initial contact with the player. Samuels has played 71 Tests and 238 limited-overs...

England in West Indies 2017: Eoin Morgan stars in warm-up win

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Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95 as England warmed up for their three-match one-day series in the West Indies with a 117-run win over a Vice Chancellor’s XI. After being asked to bat...

New Zealand: Ross Taylor becomes country’s leading ODI centurion

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Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s leading one-day international centurion as the Black Caps beat South Africa by six runs in Christchurch. Taylor, 32, registered his 17th ODI century with an...

Kieran Powell: West Indies recall opener for England one-day series

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Opener Kieran Powell has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the forthcoming one-day series against England in the Caribbean. The 26-year-old’s last ODI was against England in March...

Kevin Pietersen says IPL auction is a ‘slap in Test cricket’s face’

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Monday’s auction for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition was “another slap in Test cricket’s face”. England duo Ben...

Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat scores T20 triple hundred

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Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat hit an extraordinary 72-ball triple century in a local Twenty20 match in Delhi. The 21-year-old hit 39 sixes, including five off the final over, as he posted a round...

Joe Root is ‘obvious candidate’ for England captaincy says James Anderson

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Joe Root is the “obvious candidate” to be named as England Test captain – but the role must not affect his batting, says pace bowler James Anderson. Batsman Root is the favourite to...

Alastair Cook had toughest ride as skipper – Jonathan Agnew

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Alastair Cook never had it easy. He’s had the toughest ride of all recent England captains. As England’s highest Test run-scorer he has always been admired for his batting, but there have...

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations in a thrilling, edgy final

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Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home. Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon, rising...

Jaffna District Girls win National level Basket Ball championship

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The Jaffna District Girls’ Team has won the senior Championship in the Basket Ball series held by the Sri Lanka Basket Ball Federation. This series was held at a national level. In the final match...

Trevor Bayliss: India defeat shows England must learn to play spin

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England need to work on how they play spin bowling after their tour of India ended in a crushing Twenty20 defeat, says head coach Trevor Bayliss. England lost eight wickets for eight runs in 19 balls...

India v England: Yuzvendra Chahal and MS Dhoni seal T20 series

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England lost their last eight wickets for eight runs as India powered to a 75-run win in the third Twenty20 in Bangalore to take the series 2-1. Chasing 203, England were 117-2 with eight overs to go...

IPL 2017: Ben Stokes tipped to land mega deal by Yuvraj Singh

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England’s Ben Stokes could earn “millions” when he enters the Indian Premier League auction, according to India’s Yuvraj Singh. The auction for the 20-over franchise...

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

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Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international. Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit...

Andre Russell: West Indies all-rounder given one-year anti-doping whereabouts ban

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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been given a one-year ban for failing to make his whereabouts known to anti-doping testers. The 28-year-old Jamaican failed to file his whereabouts on three...

Eoin Morgan: Poor umpiring decision cost England in second T20 in India

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Captain Eoin Morgan felt a poor umpiring decision in the final over cost England victory over India in their second Twenty20 international. Joe Root was given out lbw to the first ball of Jasprit...

India v England: Jasprit Bumrah’s superb final over levels Twenty20 series at 1-1

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Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant final over to give India a thrilling five-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international to level the series. With England needing eight to win in Nagpur,...

Stuart Law: West Indies appoint ex-Australia batsman as coach

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West Indies have appointed former Australia batsman Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract. The 48-year-old will work under new director of cricket Jimmy Adams and chairman of selectors...

India v England: Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and bowlers seal T20 win in Kanpur

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An impressive England bowling display laid the foundation for a comfortable seven-wicket victory over India in the first Twenty20 international. Expertly varying pace and length, England restricted...

Joe Mennie: Big Bash bowler fractures skull when struck by ball during nets

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Australia bowler Joe Mennie suffered a small fracture to his skull and a minor bleed on his brain when he was struck by a ball during a net session. The Sydney Sixers player was hit by a straight...