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Decision to remove Dhoni is stooping down to the lowest: Azharuddin

Decision to remove Dhoni is stooping down to the lowest: Azharuddin

21 Feb 2017 | 4:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has condemned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Supergiants for removing Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy before the upcoming IPL season slated to start from April this year.

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Sri Lanka's Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconduct

Sri Lanka's Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconduct

21 Feb 2017 | 12:40 PM

Undated, Feb 21 (REUTERS) Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said today.

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Afridi retires from international cricket

Afridi retires from international cricket

20 Feb 2017 | 5:10 PM

Sharjah, Feb 20 (UNI) After 21-year illustrious career and sometimes controversial Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from the international cricket.

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Pune bags Ben Stokes for Rs 14.5 crore

20 Feb 2017 | 12:01 PM

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (UNI) As expected England all rounder Ben Stokes came in for fierce bidding and Rising Pune Supergiants bagged him for a whopping Rs 14.

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Pakistan's Afridi retires from international cricket

Pakistan's Afridi retires from international cricket

20 Feb 2017 | 11:55 AM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket, but said he wants to play in his country's domestic league for two more years.

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IPL Auction 2017 tomorrow, Ben Stokes prime target

IPL Auction 2017 tomorrow, Ben Stokes prime target

19 Feb 2017 | 3:16 PM

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (UNI) With Indian cricket buffs savouring repeated wins by the National team winning series after another in the long format, for over a year, they will now brace up for slam-bang version of cricket with the annual Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from April 5.

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Dealing with Tahir not only issue for NZ one-day side

Dealing with Tahir not only issue for NZ one-day side

18 Feb 2017 | 10:39 AM

AUCKLAND, Feb 18 (REUTERS) Imran Tahir's wicket celebrations were among the highlights of South Africa's 78-run win in today's Twenty20 clash but New Zealand have more to worry about than just the exuberant leg-spinner as they head into the one-day series.

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Sri Lanka clinch Melbourne thriller to welcome back Malinga

17 Feb 2017 | 6:53 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb 17 (Reuters) Chamara Kapugedera smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling five-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Friday.

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Nasser Hussain greatest captain: Tendulkar

Nasser Hussain greatest captain: Tendulkar

17 Feb 2017 | 6:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praises on England's former captain Nasser Hussain as one of the greatest captain of his times.

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Tahir weaves spell as South Africa beat New Zealand

Tahir weaves spell as South Africa beat New Zealand

17 Feb 2017 | 4:31 PM

AUCKLAND, Feb 17 (Reuters) Legspinner Imran Tahir underlined why he is the world's top-ranked bowler in limited overs cricket as he bamboozled New Zealand's batsmen to help South Africa to a 78-run victory in their only Twenty20 match at Eden Park today.

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West Indies' Samuels allowed to resume bowling

West Indies' Samuels allowed to resume bowling

17 Feb 2017 | 1:15 PM

Undated, Feb 17 (REUTERS) West Indies' Marlon Samuels has been cleared to bowl again after serving a 12-month ban for an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.

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DRS has helped umpires to make 98.5 percent correct decisions: ICC

16 Feb 2017 | 6:01 PM

Dubai, Feb 16 (UNI) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson today disclosed that Emirates Panel of Umpires usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) has helped in attaining the accuracy rate of 98.

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VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 opener and final to be hosted by Hyderabad

15 Feb 2017 | 9:17 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the fixtures of the upcoming VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 season and the opening match has been slated to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on April 5.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: East Zone registers second win in tournament

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: East Zone registers second win in tournament

15 Feb 2017 | 5:11 PM

Mumbai, Feb 15 (UNI) Riding on Ishank Jaggi's blazing 51-ball 90, East Zone registered its second victory in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after beating South Zone by six wickets at the iconic Wankhede Stdium here this afternoon.

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Guptill to miss start of S Africa series with hamstring strain

Guptill to miss start of S Africa series with hamstring strain

15 Feb 2017 | 2:11 PM

WELLINGTON, Feb 15 (REUTERS) New Zealand will be without Martin Guptill for the one-off Twenty20 international against South Africa and the start of the one-day series as he recovers from another hamstring strain.

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Australia's Voges ends test career with second best batting average

Australia's Voges ends test career with second best batting average

14 Feb 2017 | 7:21 PM

SYDNEY, Feb 14 (REUTERS) Australia's Adam Voges has retired from international cricket, signing off with a test batting average second only to the great Don Bradman.

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BCCI names unchanged India squad for first two Tests against Australia

BCCI names unchanged India squad for first two Tests against Australia

14 Feb 2017 | 2:50 PM

Mumbai, Feb 14 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee today named an unchanged India squad for the first two Tests against Australia, which registered a comprehensive victory against Bangladesh in the one-off Test match played in Hyderabad.

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Root replaces Cook as England test captain

Root replaces Cook as England test captain

13 Feb 2017 | 6:27 PM

* Root replaces Cook as England test captain * Yorkshire batsman 'humbled' by new role * Stokes appointed vice-captain LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) Joe Root said he felt "privileged, humbled and very excited" to be named England test cricket captain today, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge.

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BCCI congratulates team India for retaining Blind T20 WC

BCCI congratulates team India for retaining Blind T20 WC

13 Feb 2017 | 6:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has complimented the Indian cricket team thrashing Pakistan by 9 wickets in the Twenty20 Blind World cup at Bengaluru.

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ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier: Poonam clinches five as India stomps over Zimbabwe

ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier: Poonam clinches five as India stomps over Zimbabwe

13 Feb 2017 | 6:05 PM

Colombo, Feb 13 (UNI) The Indian women's cricket team defeated Zimbabwe by nine wickets in a Group A match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier.

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A crucial win ahead of Australia series: Kohli

A crucial win ahead of Australia series: Kohli

13 Feb 2017 | 5:51 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (UNI) After registering a convincing 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-match series, skipper Virat Kohli believes the win will boost the confidence of his side when they take on Australia in a four-match Test series, starting February 23 in Pune.

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Joe Root replaces Cook as England test captain

Joe Root replaces Cook as England test captain

13 Feb 2017 | 5:01 PM

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) Joe Root was appointed England's test cricket captain today, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge.

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India down Bangladesh by 208 runs

India down Bangladesh by 208 runs

13 Feb 2017 | 4:05 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (UNI) Virat Kohli added another glorious feather to his captaincy cap by inspiring a resounding 208-run win over Bangladesh, playing its first Test on Indian soil, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (RGICS) here today.

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Hyderabad Test: India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs

Hyderabad Test: India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs

13 Feb 2017 | 3:13 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (UNI) Team India comprehensively defeated Bangladesh by 208 runs after bowling out the visitors for 279 runs on the fifth and final day of the one-match Test series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here this afternoon.

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Coach Langer backs Shaun Marsh to bat at six in India

Coach Langer backs Shaun Marsh to bat at six in India

13 Feb 2017 | 2:11 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb 13 (REUTERS) Shaun Marsh has valuable experience in the subcontinent and should slot into the vacant number six spot in Australia's batting order for the upcoming tour of India, his state coach Justin Langer has said.

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PM compliments Indian team for retaining Blind T20 WC

PM compliments Indian team for retaining Blind T20 WC

12 Feb 2017 | 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Blind Twenty20 World Cup beating Pakistan by 9 wickets at Bengaluru today.

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Goel congratulates Indian Team for retaining Blind T20 World Cup

Goel congratulates Indian Team for retaining Blind T20 World Cup

12 Feb 2017 | 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today congratulated the Indian team for lifting Blind T20 World after the hosts beat Pakistan in the finals by 9 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

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India on road to victory in one off test against Bangladesh

India on road to victory in one off test against Bangladesh

12 Feb 2017 | 5:31 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 12 (UNI) India has put itself in an advantageous position against Bangladesh at close of play on the penultimate day of the historic one-off Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here today.

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India win T20 Blind World cup; thrash Pakistan in finals by nine wickets

India win T20 Blind World cup; thrash Pakistan in finals by nine wickets

12 Feb 2017 | 4:50 PM

Bengaluru, Feb 12 (UNI) India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets to lift the Twenty Blind World cup at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here today.

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India went to tea at 159 for four, establishes 458-run overall lead

India went to tea at 159 for four, establishes 458-run overall lead

12 Feb 2017 | 3:14 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 12 (UNI) India started its second innings, securing a massive 299-run first innings lead, on a disastrous note, after skipper Virat Kohli preferred to bat and not en-forced a follow-on, in the one-off test against Bangladesh being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here today.

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