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3 top office bearers of GCA including CEO resign

3 top office bearers of GCA including CEO resign

16 Jan 2017 | 8:12 PM

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (UNI) Three top office bearers of the Gujarat Cricket Association including its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cum treasurer Dheerajbhai Jogani today resigned from their posts in the wake of the recent acceptance of Lodha Committee's recommendations by the Supreme Court.

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Construction work for world's largest cricket stadium begins at Ahmedabad

16 Jan 2017 | 4:29 PM

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (UNI) The construction work for the world's largest cricket stadium with a spectator capacity of 1.

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NZ bowlers praised for overcoming first innings failings

NZ bowlers praised for overcoming first innings failings

16 Jan 2017 | 2:29 PM

WELLINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) After being flogged around the Basin Reserve for 595 runs, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson felt his bowlers had responded superbly to set up an improbable seven-wicket first test victory against Bangladesh on the final day on Monday.

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Mushfiqur 'fine' after taking hit to the head

Mushfiqur 'fine' after taking hit to the head

16 Jan 2017 | 2:23 PM

WELLINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital today after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand's Tim Southee but was reported to be doing "fine".

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Stoinis replaces injured Marsh in Australia ODI squad

Stoinis replaces injured Marsh in Australia ODI squad

16 Jan 2017 | 2:01 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (REUTERS) Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will replace the injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia's one day international squad for the ongoing series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

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Williamson guides NZ to unlikely victory over Bangladesh

Williamson guides NZ to unlikely victory over Bangladesh

16 Jan 2017 | 1:58 PM

* Williamson century key to victory late on final day * Bangladesh captain okay after being struck in head * New Zealand win despite conceding almost 600 in first innings (Adds quotes, details) WELLINGTON, Jan 16 (REUTERS) Kane Williamson seized New Zealand's run chase by the scruff of the neck to lead his side to an improbable seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh on the final day of the first test at the Basin Reserve on Monday.

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Halep first seed out of Australian Open

Halep first seed out of Australian Open

16 Jan 2017 | 1:49 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) Romania's Simona Halep became the first seed to be bundled out of the Australian Open today when she was beaten 6-3 6-1 by American Shelby Rogers.

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Stand-in captain Hafeez leads Pakistan to Melbourne win

Stand-in captain Hafeez leads Pakistan to Melbourne win

15 Jan 2017 | 8:04 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) Pakistan's stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez hit a fighting fifty to set up a comprehensive six-wicket victory against Australia in the second one-day international today that levelled the five-match series.

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South Africa force follow-on as Rabada rips through Sri Lanka

South Africa force follow-on as Rabada rips through Sri Lanka

14 Jan 2017 | 4:31 PM

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 14 (Reuters) Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped through Sri Lanka's batting lineup as South Africa forced the follow-on and grabbed another wicket before lunch on the third day of the third and final test at the Wanderers today.

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Azharuddin’s nomination for HCA prez rejected

Azharuddin’s nomination for HCA prez rejected

14 Jan 2017 | 3:29 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 14 (UNI) Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin's dream to become the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) suffered a huge blow as his nomination paper has been rejected by the returning officer.

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Scrap international T20s to save one-dayers, says Arthur

Scrap international T20s to save one-dayers, says Arthur

14 Jan 2017 | 2:30 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 14 (Reuters) Cricket's shortest Twenty20 format should be restricted to domestic franchises to maintain the relevance of one-day internationals, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said.

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Latham scores century as NZ chase Bangladesh's mammoth innings

Latham scores century as NZ chase Bangladesh's mammoth innings

14 Jan 2017 | 12:35 PM

WELLINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) Tom Latham scored his sixth test century as New Zealand made a steady 292 for three in reply to Bangladesh's mammoth first innings total when bad light stopped play with three overs remaining on the third day of the first test today.

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Australia's Wade hits maiden ODI ton in Brisbane romp

Australia's Wade hits maiden ODI ton in Brisbane romp

13 Jan 2017 | 5:32 PM

Undated, Jan 13 (Reuters) Australia's Matthew Wade struck his maiden one-day century to help secure a comprehensive 92-run victory over a disjointed Pakistan in the first one-day international in Brisbane today.

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Pradeep rips through South Africa as Sri Lanka rally

Pradeep rips through South Africa as Sri Lanka rally

13 Jan 2017 | 4:25 PM

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 13 (Reuters) A magnificent spell of hostile fast bowling from Nuwan Pradeep hauled Sri Lanka back into contention as they reduced South Africa to 398 for eight at lunch on day two of the third and final test at the Wanderers today.

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Record stand lifts Bangladesh as NZ fade in first test

Record stand lifts Bangladesh as NZ fade in first test

13 Jan 2017 | 11:46 AM

WELLINGTON, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Shakib Al Hasan stroked the highest individual score for Bangladesh and combined with Mushfiqur Rahim in a record partnership on the second day of the first test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve today.

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Sri Lanka remove South Africa openers before lunch

Sri Lanka remove South Africa openers before lunch

12 Jan 2017 | 4:25 PM

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 (Reuters) Sri Lanka claimed the wickets of South African openers Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar on the first morning of the third and final test as the home side went to lunch at 79 for two wickets at the Wanderers today.

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Shirke advise ECB to India tour

Shirke advise ECB to India tour

12 Jan 2017 | 3:12 PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) Days after being sacked by the Supreme Court from the post of secretary of BCCI, Ajay Shirke had triggered a fresh controversy saying the board was incapable to host the England team for the limited-overs series due to lack of funds with the state associations.

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Australia hand Lynn, Stanlake ODI debuts against Pakistan

Australia hand Lynn, Stanlake ODI debuts against Pakistan

12 Jan 2017 | 2:48 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 12 (REUTERS) Swashbuckling batsman Chris Lynn will make his one-day international debut alongside pace bowler Billy Stanlake in Australia's first match against Pakistan in Brisbane tomorrow.

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Bangladesh make solid start in rainy first test v NZ

Bangladesh make solid start in rainy first test v NZ

12 Jan 2017 | 2:44 PM

WELLINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) Persistent rain and bad light affected much of the opening day's play in the first test between New Zealand and Bangladesh today with the visitors handily placed on 154 for three after being asked to bat on a green Basin Reserve wicket.

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West Indies to host Pakistan with eye on rankings

West Indies to host Pakistan with eye on rankings

12 Jan 2017 | 2:36 PM

Undated, Jan 12 (Reuters) West Indies will host a full series, including three tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said.

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South Africa opt to bat in Amla's 100th test

South Africa opt to bat in Amla's 100th test

12 Jan 2017 | 2:29 PM

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 (Reuters) South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final test against Sri Lanka today, a match that sees Hashim Amla earn his 100th cap for the home side.

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Anand Date appointed as Team India's conditioning coach

11 Jan 2017 | 7:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 11 (UNI) The BCCI today appointed Anand Date as Team India's strength and conditioning coach after Shankar Basu opted for a break from the limited overs series against England, slated to start on January 15.

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Taylor eyes record against Bangladesh after surgery

Taylor eyes record against Bangladesh after surgery

11 Jan 2017 | 3:09 PM

WELLINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) Ross Taylor's return to New Zealand's test side following eye surgery has provided an interesting subtext for their two-match series against Bangladesh that starts on Thursday as he seeks to surpass former mentor Martin Crowe.

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Ranji finals day 1: Mumbai all out 228; Gujarat 2/0 at stumps trail by 226

10 Jan 2017 | 7:53 PM

Indore, Jan 10 (UNI) Ranji Champions Mumbai were all out for 228 on day one of the finals against Gujarat here today.

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Beating India at home would be tough challenge: Morgan

Beating India at home would be tough challenge: Morgan

09 Jan 2017 | 4:04 PM

Mumbai, Jan 9 (UNI) England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan reckons that beating Team India at their own backyard would be a tough challenge for his side in the upcoming ODI and T20 series.

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Australia withdraw O'Keefe from Big Bash ahead of India tests

Australia withdraw O'Keefe from Big Bash ahead of India tests

09 Jan 2017 | 3:00 PM

* O'Keefe set to partner Lyon in India * Zampa also hopeful for selection SYDNEY, Jan 9 (REUTERS) Steve O'Keefe's hopes of joining the Australian slow-bowling attack in the four-test series in India from next month have been boosted after the left-arm spinner was withdrawn from the remainder of the Big Bash League to prepare for the tour.

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Australia withdraw O'Keefe from Big Bash ahead of India tests

Australia withdraw O'Keefe from Big Bash ahead of India tests

09 Jan 2017 | 1:43 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) Steve O'Keefe's hopes of joining the Australian slow-bowling attack in the four-test series in India from next month have been boosted after the left-arm spinner was withdrawn from the remainder of the Big Bash League to prepare for the tour.

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Australia's Hazlewood rested for opening Pakistan ODI

Australia's Hazlewood rested for opening Pakistan ODI

08 Jan 2017 | 12:43 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (REUTERS) Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood will be rested for Friday's one-day international series opener against Pakistan at Brisbane to manage the fast bowler's workload, coach Darren Lehmann said today.

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Anderson smashes New Zealand to 3-0 T20 sweep

Anderson smashes New Zealand to 3-0 T20 sweep

08 Jan 2017 | 12:23 PM

Undated, Jan 8 (REUTERS) Corey Anderson smashed 10 sixes in his unbeaten 94 as New Zealand completed a 3-0 sweep of their Twenty20 series against Bangladesh with a 27-run win in the final match at Mount Maunganui today.

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Think of Dhoni and first word that comes to mind is 'captain': Kohli

Think of Dhoni and first word that comes to mind is 'captain': Kohli

07 Jan 2017 | 5:39 PM

New Delhi, Jan 7 (UNI) Team India skipper Virat Kohli today paid tribute to MS Dhoni, who decided to step down from his post as the limited-overs skipper on Wednesday.

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