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England maintain lead in Test rankings, India slip to 5th


July 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) England extended their lead as the top team in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released Saturday while India slipped one place to be ... Read more...

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Sangakkara reclaims top spot in Test rankings


July 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the No.1 batting spot from the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings.Sangakkara struck ... Read more...

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England consolidate their lead in Test rankings


June 12th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) England claimed the series 2-0 against the West Indies and have now taken an outright lead as the number one team ahead of South Africa in ... Read more...

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Australia goes ahead of India in Test rankings


April 29th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 29 (IANS) Australia's 2-0 Test series win in the West Indies put them ahead of India in third position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship rankings ... Read more...

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Test rankings: England on top, India third


April 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) England will start its domestic international season as the No.1 Test side in the ICC Test Championship after a two-Test draw with Sri Lanka helped it ... Read more...

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India may slip to fourth spot in ICC Test rankings


March 30th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) A series win for Australia in the three-match Test series against the West Indies may push India one place down to the fourth spot in the ... Read more...

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England secure top spot in ICC Test championship table


March 11th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 11 (IANS) England have secured the top spot in the International Cricket Council Test Championship table at the April 1 cut-off date, after the first Test between New ... Read more...

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South Africa aim for clean sweep to claim No.1 ranking


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 6 (IANS) South Africa will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from its ODI series into the three-Test series against New Zealand starting in Dunedin Wednesday which ... Read more...

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India drop to third place in ICC Test rankings


January 28th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 28 (IANS) India dropped a place to the third spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings after their humiliating 0-4 whitewash by Australia in the Border Gavaskar ... Read more...

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Test cricket deserves to be protected: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels Test cricket should be preserved and said day-night Test matches should be seriously considered by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ... Read more...

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Younus Khan moves up on rankings ladder


December 13th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan batting's mainstay Younus Khan has charged up the Reliance ICC rankings for Test batsmen after scoring a double-century in the first Test against Bangladesh ... Read more...

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End 50-over cricket, says England spinner Swann


December 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called for an end to One-Day International (ODI), saying Tests and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket.Swann admitted that he ... Read more...

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India rise to second spot in Test rankings


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) India have risen to No.2 position in the Test rankings, thanks to South Africa losing the second Test against Australia.South Africa thus slipped to third on ... Read more...

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It has been an unbelievable year: Bresnan


October 31st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) England all-rounder Tim Bresnan feels they have had an unbelievable year despite their 0-5 one-day cricket international series whitewash in India. This year England won the ... Read more...

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Strauss concerned with the future of Tests


October 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) England Test captain Andrew Strauss fears that Test cricket might be killed due to an overdose of ODIs and Twenty20s.Strauss, who led England to the No.1 ... Read more...

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ICC goes along with Indian board, DRS is not mandatory


October 11th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 11 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to do away with the mandatory use of the Umpires Decision Review System (DRS) and has gone back to ... Read more...

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ICC executive board to discuss Test championship


October 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) The possibility of converting the 2013 Champions Trophy into a Test championship will be discussed by the executive board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at ... Read more...

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India drop to fifth position in ICC rankings


September 17th, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
Cardiff, Sep 17 (IANS) World champions India dropped to the fifth position in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table after England won the five-match ODI series 3-0 here Friday.It is ... Read more...

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ICC to discuss accreditation system for international grounds


September 10th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive committee will meet in London Monday to discus an enhanced Venue Accreditation System for international grounds.The initiative responds to ... Read more...

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Our aim is to win the World Test Championship: Broad


August 24th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Stuart Broad, who performed both with bat and ball in the Test series against India, has said that his side's long-term aim is to maintain the ... Read more...

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Flower wants England to strive for World Test Championship


August 15th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) After conquering the No.1 spot in Test cricket, England coach Andy Flower has said the team's next target would be qualification for the new World Test ... Read more...

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ICC mulls ‘timeless’ World Test Championship final


July 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) The final of the inaugural World Test Championship could be played in the historical "timeless" format.International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the first ... Read more...

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England will get a chance to claim No.1 Test spot


July 14th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) England can claim the number one Test spot if they beat India by at least two Tests in the upcoming four-match cricket series.Currently at third position ... Read more...

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Watson becomes No.1 all rounder in ODIs


April 15th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 15 (ANI): Australia's Shane Watson became No.1 all rounder in one-day international in the latest ICC rankings by replacing Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan.The good performance during the recent Bangladesh series ... Read more...

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Shoaib Akhtar to retire after World Cup


March 17th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Enigmatic Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will retire from international cricket after the ongoing World Cup.Team manager Intikhab Alam, a former Pakistan captain, told IANS ... Read more...

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India maintains top spot in ICC Test Championship


January 7th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan 7(ANI): India continues to dominate the ICC Test Championship following the drawn Test series against South Africa.The Proteas, who started the series against India on 116 ratings points, have gained ... Read more...

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Cricket World Cup tickets will be affordable


December 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Tickets for the 2011 cricket World Cup will be available at affordable prices, tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said Friday. The World Cup, beginning Feb 19, 2011 will be ... Read more...

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Kirsten has not applied for South Africa coach job, says Majola


December 24th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 24 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief Gerald Majola Friday dismissed reports that India coach Gary Kirsten is interested in replacing South African coach Corrie Van Zyl, who is all ... Read more...

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Cricket South Africa begins search for new Proteas head coach


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Dec. 23 (ANI): Cricket South Africa on Thursday launched the process to appoint the next head coach of the Proteas.The successful candidate will replace interim coach Corrie van Zyl who will ... Read more...

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Australia defeated in Ashes Test, but rise to fourth in ICC Test rankings


December 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.8 (ANI): Amid the doom and gloom of the humiliating second Test defeat to England in Adelaide yesterday, a strange light is shining on Australia - they have risen to fourth ... Read more...

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ICC poised to dump Champions Trophy for new Future Tours Program


November 29th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to kill off the Champions Trophy in order to construct an enhanced international programme for the future.After the ICC board approved the ... Read more...

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South Africa retains second spot in ICC Test ranking despite draws against Pak


November 25th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 25(ANI): Second-ranked South Africa and sixth-placed Pakistan have moved in different directions in the ICC Test Championship table after their two-Test series ended with both games drawn.South Africa had ... Read more...

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Ashes: Hilditch, Chappell differ on Oz Test XI composition


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 3 (ANI): National Selection Panel chairman Andrew Hilditch and new panel member Greg Chappell reportedly have differing views on the composition of the Australian Test XI for the forthcoming Ashes ... Read more...

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Waugh’s Ashes warning to under-performing senior Oz stars


October 29th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 29(ANI): Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has warned the national team's under-performing senior players that they could not count on experience alone to keep their places in next month's Ashes ... Read more...

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North bats for Ponting’s superlative leadership skills


October 21st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 21(ANI): Australian batsman Marcus North has launched a staunch defence of Ricky Ponting's captaincy, by claiming that the 35-year-old's leadership skills are second to none."I kind of laugh at it ... Read more...

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