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CSA's four-day Test plan against Zimbabwe likely to get ICC nod

CSA's request to grant Test status to a four-dayer between South Africa and Zimbabwe rests with the ICC, which will take a call on the matter in Board meetings in October
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 09:13:48

Markram set for Test debut against Bangladesh

South Africa have recalled Wayne Parnell to the 13-member man squad for the Potchefstroom Test match, pending a fitness test
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 09:17:30

Cummins to skip India T20Is

The fast bowler will return home after the fifth ODI in Nagpur, as Australia eye his workload and preparations for the Sheffield Shield and the subsequent home Ashes
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 06:24:03

Law wants 'settled' team for World Cup qualifier

West Indies coach Stuart Law wants his players to focus on learning their roles in ODI cricket, ahead of next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 04:10:53

Steketee, Webster named in Cricket Australia XI

The Cricket Australia XI squad for this year's domestic one-day tournament, the JLT Cup, has been named, with Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee and Tasmania allrounder Beau Webster the most experienced members of the squad
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 02:58:26

Collapses happening 'a bit too often' - Smith

Australia's captain Steven Smith has conceded that the team's batting collapses are becoming too frequent, and something needs to be done to arrest the slide
Last update: 22 Sep 2017 01:39:54

Harare-based Rising Stars added to Zimbabwe domestic set-up

The outfit will be made up of four international players and others who travelled to the UK as part of an academy squad under the watch of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:00:15

Howell, Bracey notch career-bests

Gloucestershire declared behind in their first innings at Cardiff after a maiden first-class hundred from James Bracey and Benny Howell's career-best 163
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:21:06

Sharjeel, PCB both lodge appeal against verdict

The player is seeking exoneration and the board a stiffer sentence in Sharjeel Khan's case
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 17:27:19

Mominul, Mushfiqur, Sabbir warm up with fifties

Bangladesh declared their first innings on 306 for 7 after time well-spent on their first day back in South Africa since 2008 on the opening day of their three-day warm-up fixture against a CSA Invitation XI
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:26:18

MCC projects at risk if Lord's loses two-Test status - Brewer

Outgoing chief executive warns that MCC cannot sustain its role in development without the revenue from two Tests a year
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:32:45

Durham 'should be compensated' over player drain

Sir Ian Botham has reiterated his call for counties to be compensated for the loss of home-grown talent, warning that the ongoing drain of senior players from Durham could have a devastating long-term impact
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:05:16

Test and ODI league structures could hinge on India-Pakistan ties

The India-Pakistan impasse is potentially holding hostage cricket's attempts to devise a new international calendar, as the PCB has made it clear it will not sign up without clarity on bilateral matches with India
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 14:24:00

Top BCCI office bearers receive stern warning from court

"Serious consequences" if the board does not cooperate regarding Lodha recommendations. Also, the office bearers told to individually list "suggestions" on the new constitution drafted by CoA
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:53:27

Hectic schedule awaits teams in compressed Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The 2017-18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's group stage will see seven matches played in 41 days, with the entire tournament scheduled to last less than three months
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 14:07:30

The Pandya incident - caught and run-out, but not out

Hardik Pandya thought he was caught, the Australians thought he was definitely run-out, but it turned out that neither of those dismissals applied to the delivery
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 13:25:34

UAE spinners inflict big defeat on Namibia

UAE's spinners combined for figures of 8 for 62 to send Namibia packing for 89, before winning the bottom-of-the-table clash by six wickets
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 12:34:04

Rubel cleared to travel to South Africa

The Bangladesh pacer had been refused a boarding pass by the airlines earlier, due to a case of mistaken identity according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 11:42:54

Trent Bridge called off after just 2.2 overs

The second ODI at Trent Bridge was abandoned after just 2.2 overs when the rain refused to move away from Nottingham
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:29:29

Salt adds spice to Sussex after Carse best

Sussex youngster Phil Salt gave his side the chance of a final day victory against Durham at Chester-le-Street with a classy innings of 72
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:15:36

SLC will address player security concerns - board CEO

Sri Lanka Cricket is unlikely to penalise any players who opt out of the proposed T20 against Pakistan in Lahore but the board has reminded the players of their "contractual obligation" to play where required
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 10:51:58

Heavy onus on Pujara and co for Notts to seal promotion

A shortened third day at Wantage Road has still left the promotion battle between Northants and Nottinghamshire on a knife edge
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 20:28:09

Edwards' brutal burst lets Hampshire finish on a high

Veteran West Indian quick Fidel Edwards tipped the match in Hampshire's favour in a few unexpected overs in the dregs of a weather-hit day
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:32:22

Somerset scrap after Sangakkara leaves the stage

Somerset will need to find rare batting resilience to avoid defeat on the final day at the Kia Oval
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:19:29

Yorkshire face an anxious climax

Yorkshire have seven wickets remaining to make a further 119 at Headingley - and Middlesex's victory has added to the pressure
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:21:44

Finn's eight-for eases Middlesex fears of the drop

Lancashire found Steve Finn irresistable after another Ashes hopeful, Haseeb Hameed, had to retire hurt and then emerged again at No 11 in an unavailing effort to claim victory
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 16:56:53

Barbados named as venue for English season curtain-raisers

Both the North-South Series and the MCC's Champion County Match against Essex will be staged in Barbados next March
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 09:31:26

Mitchell Marsh to lead Western Australia in JLT Cup

While the Cricket Australia XI is yet to be named, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, both recovering from injuries, may enter the tournament in its later stages
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 08:55:43

Kuldeep bags hat-trick as India defend 252

Virat Kohli's 92, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's new-ball swing and Yuzvendra Chahal's middle-overs strikes were other highlights as India went 2-0 up in the ODI series
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 18:45:36

Gowtham dropped from India A for 'insulting' Duleep Trophy

Gowtham, who bagged a five-wicket haul in the tournament opener, has been replaced by Karn Sharma, the Vidarbha legspinner, in the 15-man squad for the two four-day fixtures against New Zealand A
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 08:27:44

Nevill returns to Sixers on multi-year deal

The wicketkeeper-batsman had played for the Sixers in the inaugural BBL before moving to Melbourne Renegades for five seasons
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 06:29:08

Legspinner Kerr becomes youngest NZC contracted player

The 16-year old, along with Maddy Green, is one of the the two new inclusions in the 15-player list of contracted players for 2017-18, while allrounder Anna Peterson has made a comeback
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 07:10:28

Ashes batting concerns leave England under-prepared for 'greatest challenge' - Strauss

Holes in England's batting leave Joe Root facing "the biggest challenge an England captain will ever have" in attempting to win the Ashes in Australia
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 21:02:42

Kleinveldt's nine count, Levi's knockout - Northants come out punching

Underrated, underfunded and rarely underfed, Northants are contesting the Division Two promotion race to the last and embarrassing favourites Notts in the process
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 19:04:16

SA to play four-day game against Zimbabwe as India tour cut

CSA is hoping for Test status for the Boxing Day game against Zimbabwe, as the much-anticipated Test series against India has been reduced to three matches
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 10:47:45

Strauss defends selectors after Botham criticism

Ian Botham is "100% wrong" if he believes Paul Coughlin was lured to Nottinghamshire by promises of England selection, according to Andrew Strauss
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 20:59:27

Root relieved to make amends for Gayle drop

Joe Root was grateful for the chance to redeem himself in spectacular style to prevent the West Indies opener from doing too much damage
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 17:03:35

Panadura SC denies wrongdoing, demands bans be rescinded

Club president Jayantha Silva has denied the occurrence of anything untoward during the Tier-B game under question
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 17:37:21

Howell remembers his opening lines

Benny Howell hit back for Gloucestershire after Kiran Carlson fell nine runs short of a notable Glamorgan record
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 16:57:13

Seam or spin, Robinson keeps Durham in check

Sussex's Ollie Robinson underlined his all-round qualities in the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham, taking three wickets with his usual seam bowling and one with offspin
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 17:22:17

Blue-collar Bresnan gives Yorks hard-won advantage

Yorkshire's first-innings lead of 76 gave them an advantage, but it required a methodical batting performance to establish a position that was far from unassailable at the close
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 19:39:07

'King' Kumar raises eighth hundred of purple season

Kumar Sangakkara's eighth Championship hundred of the season continued his run of imperious form and put Somerset on the back foot in the fight to avoid relegation
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 18:29:44

Middlesex get gritty in bid to save top-flight status

A year ago there were tears in the pavilion for Middlesex's title win. This year the need is only for survival and the most valuable fizz is on the field
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 19:16:30

Lawrence leads fightback after Abbott's six


Last update: 20 Sep 2017 17:44:59

Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad

Two new faces named in 15-man squad to take on Pakistan in the UAE later this month
Last update: 21 Sep 2017 03:53:45

Where things stand for each of the suspects in PSL's spot-fixing saga

With the verdict against Khalid Latif on Wednesday, all but two of the players charged with allegations related to spot-fixing in the PSL have had their sentences pronounced
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 14:41:13

MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan

He could become the 11th cricketer to win India's third-highest civilian award
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 13:12:04

England hold the aces but weather is the concern

England's comfortable victory in the first match ended West Indies' hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and they must lift themselves to stay in the series
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 16:07:56

Warner puts pressure on himself against me - Kuldeep

The India left-arm wristspinner says he bowls to the explosive Australia opener confident of being able to dismiss him
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 16:06:15

Angelo Mathews ruled out of first Test against Pakistan

The former captain suffered a grade one tear to his calf muscle during training
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 11:50:58

Jennings set for Nottinghamshire move as Durham's woes deepen

Keaton Jennings is on the verge of a move to Nottinghamshire, a continuation of the exodus of star names from Durham in the months since their financial bail-out by the ECB and subsequent relegation
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 09:28:58

Smith's growth underlined by 100th game

Australia's captain reflects on his best one-day innings and his evolution as a white-ball player
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 14:01:53

England ODI moved out of McLean Park

The game, which was scheduled for February 28, has been shifted to Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 09:29:56

Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned by the PCB from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the 2017 Pakistan Super League
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 13:04:41

Australia hope to bounce back on grassy pitch

Australia have lost each of their last nine completed ODIs on the road, and will hope they can turn their form around on an Eden Gardens surface that has aided seam rather than spin in recent months
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 10:44:11

Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket

ICC has cleared the part-time offspinner's action following independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 06:14:31

Haynes to step up as captain in Lanning's absence

Rachael Haynes will fill in for the injured Meg Lanning as Australia's captain for the forthcoming Ashes
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 13:31:57

Cottrell, Thomas picked in West Indies A squad

Shamarh Brooks will lead the 13-member squad against Sri Lanka A for the first two four-day games
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 04:08:13

Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat

It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 04:24:48

Rasool's five gives India Green upper hand

The offspinner combined with left-arm quick Aniket Choudhary to skittle India Blue for 177 in two sessions on the first day in Kanpur
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 05:08:50

DDCA rejects amendment abolishing proxy voting

The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association also rejected proposed amendments related to the Lodha Committee recommendations
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 16:21:47

BCCI to challenge Kerala High Court order on Sreesanth ban

In August, the High Court had ordered the BCCI to lift the life ban on the fast bowler, stating the board had no "incriminating evidence"
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 15:01:29

Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts

Sir Ian Botham called for the ECB to give greater rewards to counties to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Paul Coughlin rejected Durham's offer
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 13:38:48

Derbyshire groundsman guilty of 'revenge attack'

A former Derbyshire groundsman, who was sacked by the club, has pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after slashing the covers and sabotaging equipment in what was described as a "revenge attack"
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 11:46:05

Favourites Notts pushed all the way

Despite being bowled out for 194, Northamptonshire kept their promotion hopes alive through Rory Kleinveldt's four-wicket burst
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 19:44:48

Carlson hundred is source of Welsh pride

Kiran Carlson's first hundred of the season revived the expectations stirred by his maiden hundred against Gloucestershire last season
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 13:24:10

Wells adds to Durham's disconsolate day

Luke Wells skippered Sussex in the Championship for the first time and marked the honour wth a century
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 17:31:47

Gurusinha reappointed Sri Lanka selector after resigning

Asanka Gurusinha had stepped down from the role alongside the Sanath Jayasuriya-led selection committee after a string of defeats to India last month
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 05:07:53

Patel rages against the drop to keep Yorkshire's nerves on edge

A Jeetan Patel century has kept Warwickshire in a contest at Headingley that Yorkshire need to win to calm their own fears of a drop into Division Two
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 11:16:44

Clarke caps homecoming with career-best 7 for 55

Rikki Clarke bowled with masterful precision and subtlety from the Vauxhall End to claim career-best figures of 7 for 55
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 18:09:16

Roland-Jones buoys relegation-threatened Middlesex

Toby Roland-Jones added wickets to a half-century before limping off with "lower back stiffness" as Middlesex fought for their Division One lives against Lancashire
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 19:50:04

Essex suffer a champion hangover

Essex suffered a champion's hangover as they collapsed at the Ageas Bowl and helped Hampshire's survival fight in the process
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 11:05:25

Bairstow's maiden century sends WI into World Cup qualifiers

It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 19:49:03

South Africa will play on Boxing Day - Lorgat

"We will have content for Boxing Day but we're not yet in a position to announce that. We need to secure it first," CSA's CEO said
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 13:21:05

Bad ball a useful ploy when under attack - Zampa

The legspinner, who was bashed for three consecutive sixes by Hardik Pandya in the first ODI, feels bowling bad balls willfully could sometimes buck the pressure off bowlers
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 12:12:48

Worker eyes comeback after strong English summer

With a prolific 2016-17 domestic season and now an impressive summer in England, George Worker is eager to return to the international side after missing out on the Champions Trophy
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 10:33:44

Philander ruled out of first Test against Bangladesh

Allrounder Chris Morris is also unavailable for the entire Test series and is only likely to return for the T20s in late October
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 16:25:35

Rubel denied immigration clearance to fly to South Africa

Despite having a valid visa like his team-mates, Rubel Hossain was not given a boarding pass because of a new rule issued by the South African immigration authorities
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 13:30:44

Eden Gardens' preparation for second ODI hit by rain

Questions remain over pitch preparation as the ground remains covered
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 08:43:17

AFL coach Guy McKenna takes up cricket role with Victoria

The former senior coach of the AFL club Gold Coast is set to take cricket's side in the war for Australian sporting talent after signing as a coaching and talent identification specialist for Victoria
Last update: 19 Sep 2017 07:11:13

CoA asks states to pass resolution for obtaining funds

The draft resolution was sent to the state associations, including the Associate BCCI member units, on Sunday, and requires them to affirm that they will implement the Lodha Committee recommendations
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 18:13:49

Raza and Mufti star in UAE win

Chasing 215, Namibia were bowled out for 180 with Raza ending with a match haul of eight wickets
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 16:51:26

South Africa-India New Year's Test likely from January 5

Cricket South Africa and the BCCI are on the verge of finalising the details of the tour in the coming days
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 16:59:10

SLC unable to find conclusive evidence in first-class match probe

Despite a long inquiry, SLC and the independent committee it appointed have not been able to determine who made the decision to manipulate the result of the first-class match between Panadura Sports Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club
Last update: 20 Sep 2017 12:19:34

Coulter-Nile feared for his international career after spate of injuries

The fast bowler conceded that he had even contemplated giving up the longest format and turning into a T20 specialist following multiple injuries
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 15:16:54

Markram named Titans' first-class captain

The 22-year old succeeds Henry Davids and will take charge of a side that includes current national captain Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Morne Morkel
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 14:13:27

Bairstow to open as Windies big guns return

The return of some of West Indies' biggest stars, and the need for both teams to build towards the 2019 World Cup, adds intrigue to a five-match ODI series
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 14:15:04

Anamul, Ashraful sparkle in rain-hit matches

A round-up of the National Cricket League matches that ended on September 18, 2017
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 12:32:52

Majority of Afghan T20 league's foreign contingent stays back after blast

Barring eight, the overseas contingent involved in Afghanistan's domestic T20 tournament has decided to stay back after being convinced of presidential-level security by Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 16:07:48

Shane Bond sets sights on head coach role

The former New Zealand fast bowler was not forthcoming about a possible stint as England's bowling coach during the Ashes
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 08:05:51

Kent, Hampshire invited for WI Regional Super50

It would be the second year in a row that Kent have taken part in the Caribbean's domestic one-day competition
Last update: 17 Sep 2017 12:03:13

Former Australian cricketer Bob Holland dies aged 70

Bob Holland, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, died after suffering a brain bleed while in a Newcastle hospital, where he was being treated for broken ribs
Last update: 17 Sep 2017 12:46:40

Pandya's all-round heroics down Australia

Hardik Pandya single-handedly won India the first ODI of the series, setting up his 2 for 28 by rescuing the hosts from 87 for 5
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 02:44:25

Durham begin investigation after spectator suffers broken leg

Three spectators suffered injuries, and a further 200 had to be moved to another part of the ground, following the partial collapse of a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside during the T20I between England and West Indies
Last update: 17 Sep 2017 18:00:30

Foster delighted with title he didn't see coming

If this is to be James Foster's last summer as a professional, Essex's wicketkeeper and former captain will go out on a high note he barely believed possible
Last update: 17 Sep 2017 11:24:40

Chamara Silva banned for two years from cricket

The former Sri Lanka Test player, along with several others on both sides, has been punished for suspicious events in a Tier B first-class match
Last update: 17 Sep 2017 06:55:32

Gayle and Lewis set the agenda as West Indies outmuscle England

Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis set the agenda as West Indies withstood a chilly autumnal evening, and a spirited England fightback, to seal victory by 21 runs at Chester-le-Street
Last update: 18 Sep 2017 09:21:08

Hooda hundred earns India Blue three points

Karn Sharma took his second five-for in as many matches for India Red, who are now through to the final
Last update: 16 Sep 2017 16:45:40

Jadeja returns to India's ODI squad

He replaces Axar Patel, who sprained his left ankle during a training session ahead of the first ODI, which takes place in Chennai on Sunday
Last update: 16 Sep 2017 15:13:58

Kohli explains his method of scoring hundreds

"I don't play for the three-figure mark maybe that's why I end up crossing it more times, because I am not thinking about it"
Last update: 16 Sep 2017 16:38:11