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Pakistan pile on Bangladesh’s misery; Mohammed Hafeez scores fine double-century

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Mohammad Hafeez scored a fine 224 against Bangladesh in the first test at Khulna as Pakistan reached a commanding 537 for 5 on end of day three. Hafeez’s double-century was the best by a...

BCCI bans Narine from bowling offbreaks

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sunil Narine has been banned from bowling his offbreaks in any match organised by the BCCI, including in the IPL. He may, however, continue to bowl his other deliveries – the knuckle ball and...

Fears of new split in world cricket after ‘rival’ boards are registered

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The International Cricket Council has launched an urgent investigation after Essel Group, the company behind the now-defunct Indian Cricket League, began registering companies with names that...

Shakib, Sabbir fifties crush Pakistan

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A maiden ODI series win, and whitewash, over Pakistan. And now a maiden T20 triumph against the same team. Bangladesh have dominated the limited-overs leg of this tour, and added to that narrative...

Imran laments Pakistan structure, blasts Board

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Legendary allrounder accuses PCB of nepotism and bemoans state of game in his home country World Cup winning captain Imran Khan has blamed “nepotism” at board level and the poor structure...

British Tamils Cricket League inaugurated its ‘BTCL 100 Club’ at Oval Grounds

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The British Tamils Cricket League (BTCL) held its official inauguration of  ‘BTCL 100 Club’ recently at the prestigious Kia Oval Cricket Grounds, London. The event was well attended by cricket...

Bangladesh sweep Pakistan ODI series 3-0

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Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Wednesday to sweep the series 3-0. Opener Soumya Sarkar hit an unbeaten century as the hosts,...

Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket

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Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket. His reworked action was found to be legal by results of a retest conducted in an ICC-accredited facility...

Eastern Province beats Northern Province in “ Cricket of the Blind”

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In a 30 – overs Cricket match organized jointly by the Social Service Departments of the Northern and Eastern Provincial councils, the Eastern Province team had beaten the Northern Province to...

ICC’s withholding of funds ‘unlawful’ – SLC

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Sri Lanka Cricket has expressed shock at its recent treatment by the ICC, and has described the ICC’s withholding of funds due to the board as “unlawful”. SLC also said the...

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Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has blamed the lack of international cricket at home since 2009 for the declining standards in Pakistan cricket. The present situation in Pakistan cricket is worrisome...

Tamim, Mushfiqur break 16-year hoodoo

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Bangladesh recorded a well-deserved victory over Pakistan with a 79-run win in the first of three matches in Dhaka on on Friday.After a strong start, Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 33 runs,...

ICC hits SLC with funding blow over committee formation

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The ICC has said that it will withhold its next financial distribution due to Sri Lanka Cricket pending an investigation into possible government interference in Sri Lanka cricket. SLC’s board...

12 from North selected to the trial Squad for Netball World Cup

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12 players were selected for the trial squad for the Netball world cup to be held in August, in a talent Identification held on Saturday by the selecting officials from National netball...

sania Mirza tweets ‘on top of the world’ after she is officially crowned world no. 1

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Sania Mirza on Monday tweeted she was ‘on top of the world’ after she was officially crowned world no. 1 in the WTA ranking for women’s doubles that was released on Monday. Earlier,...

I’ve been different since Jadeja incident’ – Anderson

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james Anderson fears he may not be the bowler he was before the incident with Ravindra Jadeja at Trent Bridge last year. Anderson was charged with a Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct after...

Kohli hurt by critics going personal

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Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain, has said that he was “disappointed” and “hurt” by the extreme reactions from sections of the media which were critical of him after he...

Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan cricket team management

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Kamran lashed out at the team management for making his younger brother Umar Akmal a sacrificial lamb. Umar was dropped for the coming tour to Bangladesh by the new selection committee earlier this...

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara named Wisden’s top cricketer for second time

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Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been honored as the Leading Cricketer in the World for the second time by the world’s most prestigious cricket publication Wisden Cricketers’...

Mumbai brace for dynamic Knight Riders

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Defending champions v former champions makes for good billing. Being the season opener entices its share of audience. A dash of chequered recent history and both Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai...

IPL preview: Kolkata Knight Riders

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In the first three editions of the tournament, the Kolkata Knight Riders looked like a fish out of water.They finished sixth, eighth and sixth respectively in those three years and were left with no...

Andy Murray will look for answers to his Novak Djokovic hoodoo

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Andy Murray says he is going to analyse why he has struggled against Novak Djokovic following his latest loss to the Serb in the Miami Open final. World number one Djokovic has an 18-8 record...

Guptill, Henry in NZ Test squad for England

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New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill, who last played a Test in May 2013, has been recalled to the Test squad for the side’s forthcoming tour to England. Fast bowler Matt Henry has received a...

Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for all three formats

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Saeed Ajmal has been picked by Pakistan for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh, after his remodelled action was cleared by the ICC in February. Umar Akmal, who had a poor World Cup, was...

Kamal quits as ICC president

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Mustafa Kamal, the ICC president, has resigned from his position, saying his decision was “in protest [against] those who worked unconstitutionally, and for the greater good of cricket.”...

Vettori announces his retirement

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Daniel Vettori has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, declaring that the World Cup final against Australia was his last game for New Zealand. The New Zealand players landed in...

You feeling thirsty?’: Australia’s Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments

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Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket’s World Cup final in which he repeatedly quizzed...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia crush New Zealand in final

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Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match...

Azhar Ali set to be named ODI captain

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The PCB chairman, Shaharyar Khan, has decided to appoint Azhar Ali as captain of Pakistan’s ODI side, ESPNcricinfo understands. Azhar, who was not a member of Pakistan’s World Cup...

44 Amazing and Unforgettable Photos Every Cricket fan Should See

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Like every other sport ever played, there have been some iconic moments in cricket that have been captured forever through photographs. Here are 44 of the best moments that the gentleman’s game...

Security beefed up at MS Dhoni’s residence after India’s World Cup exit

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Security has been beefed up at captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s residence after India’s exit from the cricket World Cup after their 95-run loss to Australia in the semi-final in Sydney. City’s...

Anushka spotted watching India vs Australia

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Anushka spotted watching India vs. Australia world cup semifinal  cricket game today which took place  at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

New Zealand reaches first Cricket World Cup final with ‘greatest game of our lives’

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New Zealand reached its first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat South Africa by four wickets in a cliffhanger semifinal on Tuesday.New...

Sledging inevitable in Cup semi-final – Faulkner

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Australia’s allrounder James Faulkner believes instances of sledging will be inevitable in Thursday’s high-stakes World Cup semi-final at the SCG, on a pitch that has already been the...

Ramiz calls for Wahab as ODI captain

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Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja has called on the national selectors to appoint fast bowlerWahab Riaz as the country’s next one-day captain.Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Ramiz said that after...

Cricket-NZ’s Guptill smashes 237 to post World Cup mark

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New Zealand’s Martin Guptill smashed 237 not out to record the highest individual World Cup score in the co-hosts’ quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.The 28-year-old hit 24...

IPL 2015: Updated squads after the auction

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Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R...

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into semi-finals

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South Africa cruised into the World Cup semi-finals with a one-sided thrashing of a sorry Sri Lanka in Sydney.Off-spinner JP Duminy took a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir 4-26 as Sri Lanka were...

Tendulkar leads cricket world in lauding Sangakkara, Jayawardene

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Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs on Wednesday after their team’s World Cup...

Ageless Dilshan to remain Sri Lanka’s guiding light

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Kumar Sangakkara, the second highest run-getter in one-day internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar, will retire from the 50-over format after the tournament leaving a huge hole in Sri Lanka’s...

Quarter and Semi-finals schedule

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Quarter-finals schedule: Quarter-final 1: Sri Lanka vs South Africa Date: March 18, 2015 Time: 14:30 Local Time. (03:30 GMT | 9:00 IST) Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Quarter-final 2: Bangladesh...

Jaffna Central beat St. John’s College

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Jaffna Central College beat Jaffna St. John’s College by 50 runs in 50 overs annual encounter between the two schools in St. John’s College grounds  today. Decided to bat, Jaffna Central College...

TEAMS’ PLACING IN POOL A OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 CONFIRMED

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Australia raced to a seven-wicket win and condemned Scotland to a sixth straight defeat in the final World Cup Pool A game Mitchell Starc took 4-13 and Pat Cummins 3-42 to bowl Scotland out for 130...

Ricky Ponting picks Australia to win Cricket World Cup through big-game experience

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Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting, speaking from Milbrook Resort in Central Otago ahead of the NZ Golf Open, says his old team’s big game experience will prove the difference come...

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into quarter-finals

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South Africa moved into the World Cup quarter-finals with a routine 146-run victory over United Arab Emirates. Proteas captain AB de Villiers top scored and was dismissed on 99 after useful...

Sri Lanka skipper begs Sangakkara not to quit

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. Sangakkara, 37, will call time on...

Five in Five for India

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India’s remarkable turnaround at the Cricket World Cup continued on Tuesday with a fifth consecutive win ensuring the defending champion will top its pool heading into the quarterfinals. India beat...

Pakistan ready to take on big guns, says Misbah

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Pakistan are ready to take on the big guns in the knockout stage of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, their captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday.“I have told the players there are no...

Bangladesh & Sri Lanka qualify for ICC world cup 2015 Quarter Finals

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Bangladesh has qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 following its victory over England at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. Bangladesh’s victory means Sri Lanka has secured...

We’ve let people down’ – Moores

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Peter Moores, the England coach, made a tentative defence of his position following his side’s calamitous World Cup exit after a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh. Moores was appointed only in...