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Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s Rs.11 lakh for Unmukt Chand


August 29th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 29 (IANS) Uttarakhand Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs.11 lakh for Unmukt Chand, who led India to lift the 2012 U-19 World Cup.Sports Minister Dinesh Agarwal made ... Read more...

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Harbhajan deserves to play for India in all formats: Ganguly


August 28th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly feels that off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been kept away from the national team for too long and he ... Read more...

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Ganguly ’surprised’ at Yuvraj’s recall


August 10th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 10 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Friday expressed surprise over the recall of stylish batsman Yuvraj Singh to the India squad for the upcoming World T20 championship ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy format tweaked a second time in 10 years


July 16th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday put its seal on restructuring domestic cricket as recommended by its technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly.The Board of Control ... Read more...

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Yuvraj eyes return against Kiwis before T20 World Cup


July 7th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, says it is crucial for him to play in the T20 Internationals against ... Read more...

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BCCI bans Sudhindra for life, Srivastava for 5 years (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Saturday came down hard on five domestic cricketers for bringing the game into disrepute, banning T. P. Sudhindra for life, Shalabh Srivastava ... Read more...

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ICC asks Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to have anti-graft code


June 25th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (IANS) Taking strong note of reports of corruption in domestic cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to have an anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Australian capital to host maiden ODI


June 8th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government announced Friday that the men's cricket team will play its first ever one-day international match here ... Read more...

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ECB signs seven-year deal with ESPN Star


June 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Monday signed a seven-year contract with ESPN Star Sports for multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and ... Read more...

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Kirti Azad on hunger strike against IPL’s functioning


May 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad Sunday sat on a hunger strike with several other people against the way the ... Read more...

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BCCI’s probe panel interrogates Shalabh Shrivastava


May 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Ravi Sawani, heading the inquiry committee set up by the Indian cricket board to probe the latest spot-fixing allegations in the sport, interrogated one of ... Read more...

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Keep off IPL, Maken tells BCCI (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more ... Read more...

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Players’ suspension not enough, BCCI must do more: Maken


May 16th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do ... Read more...

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Stung by ‘Operation IPL’, BCCI suspends five players (Roundup)


May 15th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Cricket Board Tuesday suspended five players pending an inquiry in the wake of a sting operation by a news channel claiming corruption in ... Read more...

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Promising domestic players are excelling in IPL


May 5th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Players like Parvinder Awana (Kings XI Punjab), Shahbaz Nadeem (Delhi Daredevils), Debabrata Das (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab) have done reasonably ... Read more...

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Star Group bags TV rights of BCCI


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Rupert Murdoch-led Star Group Monday bagged the six-year broadcast and digital rights of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for all international ... Read more...

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In form Shukla wants Webster’s advice to better performance


March 26th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Buoyed by his good all-round shows in the current domestic cricket season, Laxmi Ratan Shukla is now looking forward to interacting with Kolkata Kight Riders' new ... Read more...

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Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid hangs up Test boots (Roundup)


March 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) The curtains finally came down on "The Wall" as India's favourite cricketing son and icon Rahul Sharad Dravid announced his retirement from international and first-class ... Read more...

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Dravid ‘The Wall’ calls it a day from Tests (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) One of India's favourite cricketing sons and icon Rahul Sharad Dravid announced his retirement from international and first-class domestic cricket at a packed media conference ... Read more...

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Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid bids Test cricket adieu (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Former India captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket to bring the curtains down on his illustrious 16-year-old career.Addressing ... Read more...

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Kaneria not cleared, say ICC and PCB


February 20th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Monday that leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was never cleared for his alleged involvement in match-fixing ... Read more...

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PCB offers contracts to umpires for first time


February 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a first, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday awarded contracts to three umpires in the country.According to the report, the scheme is limited and only ... Read more...

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Don’t feel the need to pass the baton on: Hussey


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 22 (IANS) Australia's veteran middle-order batsman Mike Hussey doesn't feel the responsibility to pass the baton on and said youngsters must earn their place in the side.The 36-year-old, ... Read more...

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Australia drop Starc, Christian from 11 for Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Australia have left out young fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Dan Christian from the playing 11 for the first cricket Test against India, starting Monday.Swing ... Read more...

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Australia recall Hilfenhaus, Cowan set for Test debut against India


December 21st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Tasmanian seamer Ben Hilfenhaus has been recalled and in-form New South Wales-born batsman Ed Cowan included in the 13-member Australia squad for the first Test against ... Read more...

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Domestic T20 the best: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) India's batting great Rahul Dravid feels Twenty20 role is best suited for domestic cricket. He has also asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to cut down ... Read more...

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Loss to New Zealand a wake up call before India series: Clarke


December 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia have plenty to think about ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. They lost to New Zealand at home after 25 years Monday, prompting ... Read more...

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Panesar, Davies return to England squad


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular off-spinner Monty Panesar and Steven Davies have been recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi next ... Read more...

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Will Harbhajan be the 17th player for Oz tour?


November 25th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh's omission from the ODI team for the first three matches against West Indies is perhaps an indication that the off-spinner will not be ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Australian cricket boards form anti-graft unit


November 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London/Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) In the wake of three Pakistani cricketers being convicted of spot-fixing, both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have set-up anti-corruption watchdogs ... Read more...

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India look for series win and Tendulkar’s 100th ton at Eden (Preview)


November 13th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) India go into the second cricket Test against the West Indies here at the Eden Gardens Monday, hoping their in-form young spinners will wrap up ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Raina cracks unbeaten double century; Harbhajan goes wicketless


November 5th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Test discard Suresh Raina revelled in familiar domestic conditions by hitting a double century to put Uttar Pradesh on top in their Ranji Trophy ... Read more...

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Lot of excitement, expectations from Ranji season


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) No Ranji Trophy season in recent years has created so much excitement and expectations as the one starting Thursday. The buzz is created by ... Read more...

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Stop being selfish, Mohsin Khan tells Akmal


October 17th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan's chief selector and interim coach Mohsin Khan has asked middle-order batsman Umar Akmal to "stop being selfish" and work on playing big innings.Akmal was dropped ... Read more...

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