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Pandya, Rahul suspensions lifted pending BCCI ombudsman appointment

The CoA has lifted the suspensions on the two cricketers 'with immediate effect'

Andre Russell replaces injured Steven Smith in Multan Sultans squad

David Wiese, Andre Fletcher, James Vince and Dwayne Smith were other notable names picked up by the PSL teams during Thursday's replacement draft

Ton-up Mandhana happy to "stick in and guide the team through"

New Zealand captain Any Satterthwaite blames lack of patience with the ball, failure to stitch batting partnerships together for nine-wicket defeat

Cummins and Richardson bring back Australia's cheer

Only Niroshan Dickwella resisted them with any effect, hitting 42 not out off 52 balls, after most in the top-order had got out batting conservatively

Stafanie Taylor opts out of Pakistan T20Is; Aguilleira to lead West Indies

Taylor will join the squad for the subsequent ODI series in Dubai

Johan Botha announces surprise retirement after BBL match

Botha made the surprise announcement following Hobart's loss to the Sydney Sixers in the BBL at the SCG on Wednesday night

Umesh Yadav picks seven as Kerala roll over for 106

Manish Pandey and Shreyas Gopal lead Karnataka fightback after early losses against Saurashtra

Mandhana century caps nine-wicket thrashing of New Zealand

India spun New Zealand out for 192 and Smriti Mandhana helped chase it down with great authority, scoring her fourth ODI century along the way

West Indies women to tour Pakistan after nearly 15 years

The last non-Asian women's team to tour Pakistan, WI women are set to play a three-match T20I series from January 31 to February 3 in Karachi

ECB denies Stuart Broad bed-bug disruption ahead of first Test

"Unfortunately it sounds as if a few have gone into his jockstrap," claims BBC's Jonathan Agnew

West Indies can hurt England on up-and-down surface - Roston Chase

Batsman suggests England could struggle against the home pace attack on a pitch that may "bounce or keep low"

James Anderson relieved to return to wicket-taking ways after tough Sri Lanka tour

England's senior bowler claims 200th overseas wicket as late breakthroughs redress balance

James Anderson breaks through to turn first Test for England

West Indies batsmen rue missed opportunity after failing to build on starts against England

Sarfraz Ahmed apologises for controversial on-field taunt

While Andile Phehlukwayo seemed to be the target of his comment, the Pakistan captain tweeted that it was not 'directed towards anyone in particular'

All-round David Wiese halts Khulna Titans' wretched run

He scored 38 off 25, flummoxed Nicholas Pooran and held two catches as Sylhet Sixers could manage only 149 for 7 in the chase of 171

Shami, wristspinners set up comfortable win for India

Mohammed Shami continued to challenge for India's first XI come World Cup with another lovely display of seam bowling to set up a comfortable win for India - their first in an ODI in New Zealand since 2009 - opening ODI of the five-match series

Beuran Hendricks called up for last three ODIs; Steyn, de Kock return

Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson and Heinrich Klaasen are the three players to drop out of the squad

Sabbir back for Bangladesh as ban reduced

Selector says captain Mashrafe Mortaza was 'insistent' about having Sabbir tour New Zealand

Kohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIs

Rohit Sharma to captain India in Kohli's absence

Ajinkya Rahane and Ishan Kishan steer India A into 1-0 lead

There were also useful contributions from Shreyas Iyer and Krunal Pandya, while Sam Billings' unbeaten 108 went in vain for England Lions

Olly Stone's stress fracture diagnosis confirmed after return to UK

Fast bowler reported the problem shortly after arriving in Barbados having flown from Australia a few days previously

Sun stops play in New Zealand v India ODI

Yes, you read that right, the setting sun was at an awkward angle and straight in the batsmen's eye

On-field taunt could land Sarfraz Ahmed in the dock

In the 37th over of South Africa's innings, Pakistan's captain was caught on the broadcast stump mics making what seemed to be a racist comment against Andile Phehlukwayo

Josh Philippe, James Vince topple Hobart Hurricanes

They added an unbroken 167 - the highest for the second wicket in the BBL - to power Sydney Sixers to second place

Pay gap comes into focus as top NZ players put WBBL above Super Smash

Peter McGlashan's criticism of the lack of pay parity between male and female cricketers in New Zealand has set off a serious conversation on the subject

Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson to debut as teams seek turnaround

Both teams have concerns with their batting, and are coming into the two-Test series on the back of poor recent records

Mushfiqur, Mosaddek lift Chittagong Vikings to top of BPL table

An unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 88 steered the Vikings home after a 56-ball 74 from Laurie Evans had propelled Rajshahi Kings to 157

Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, bowlers flatten inept Adelaide Strikers

Stars impressively adjusted to slower conditions with a well-crafted batting performance followed by disciplined bowling to comprehensively outplay Strikers

Paine eyes short-ball offensive, Chandimal a 'miracle'

Tim Paine hinted that Australia wouldn't hold back on the bouncer with his view that it was underused against India, but with their top six shuffled again, Sri Lanka may be in with a chance

Russel Arnold expects trust deficit in Sri Lankan ranks

Recent allegations will be in the mind of the tourists in Australia, says former Sri Lankan batsman

Warner to resume batting in a month, after elbow surgery

David Warner will get around a month's batting practice ahead of his return from the Newlands scandal ban that ends on March 28

Pressure on England in landmark year as West Indies defend proud record

A preview of the first Test between West Indies and England in Barbados

Stuart Broad faces axe as England ponder two spinners for Barbados Test

England squad depth leaves Joe Root with selection headache for first Test

Jason Holder calls for batting consistency as Windies seek to back up bowlers

Captain believes side can draw inspiration from victories over England in 2015 and 2017

Van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo usher South Africa home in low-scoring match

An unbroken 127-run sixth wicket stand steered South Africa home in a match that took a number of improbable twists and turns

Thisara Perera's all-round heroics down Dhaka Dynamites

The allrounder scored 26 off 12 and followed it up with three wickets and a 19th over that went for just one run

Dhoni, Dhawan should have played domestic cricket before Australia ODIs - Gambhir

The former India opener doesn't think Rishabh Pant has much chance of making India's World Cup squad, but believes R Ashwin could have a role to play

Cheteshwar Pujara eyes Ranji Trophy history on return to 'special ground'

Saurashtra have the quality to win their semi-final against Karnataka, and, according to their superstar batsman, 'perhaps even the final'

BPL stints put Taskin, Shafiul, Nayeem on selectors' radar for ODIs

Mashrafe Mortaza said Sabbir Rahman could also interest the selectors, but his ban will still be in place when Bangladesh play the ODIs in New Zealand, staring February 13

Chris Gayle and Alex Hales hit fifties as Rangpur pull off steep chase

Farhad Reza does the star turn with the ball against Khulna with his maiden T20 four-for

Paul Grayson returns to Yorkshire as batting coach 

Diamonds and former Essex head coach to mentor Yorkshire batsmen 

Finch, Gurney bolster Renegades in top four

Melbourne Renegades completed a defence of 152 to defeat the Sydney Thunder - one of their nearest rivals on the competition table - by 12 runs in Sydney

ICC awards: Virat Kohli wins big three after fantastic 2018

India captain becomes the first to win all three top honours in a year, while also being named captain of the Test and ODI teams

Pat Cummins, Travis Head to be Tim Paine's deputies for Sri Lanka Tests

The duo have been named joint vice-captains for the two Tests, replacing the dropped Mitchell Marsh and injured Josh Hazlewood

Teenagers Sewwandi, Thimashini in new-look SL squad for SA tour

Sri Lanka have made no fewer than eight changes to the limited-overs squad, with several veterans making way for youngsters

Extra power-company staff for Gabba's day-night Test after BBL drama

Energex has completed repairs to the faulty cable that was the cause of the problem in the BBL, and officials are confident the problem won't reoccur

'The key is to not panic when you see 300 posted' - Virat Kohli

The India captain on what it takes to tackle New Zealand in New Zealand, and how knowing the ins and outs of batting helps his captaincy

'We can do it' - Sri Lanka hope to do an India on Australia

The performance of the Indian bowlers on their recent Test tour has given the visiting Sri Lankans a lot of confidence

CA considers changes to BBL, domestic one-dayers schedules

Next summer's ninth edition of the Big Bash League may be pushed back to start as late as Boxing Day

'No result' in Gabba Big Bash League match to stand

Power outage not in officials' control, says Cricket Australia, dismisses Sydney Thunder's appeal for maximum points

New Zealand v India: The tussle for No. 2 takes centre stage

A five-match ODI series has a tendency to lose context mid-way, but these two have the calibre to produce contests that leave one longing for more

'Number of people' approaching ICC on alleged corruption in Sri Lankan cricket

ICC's amnesty period currently on, during which it hopes to gather evidence which may further its investigations in Sri Lanka

Considered qualifying for England, says West Indies star Shai Hope

West Indies batsman wants team to draw on underdog spirit as they seek another upset against England

Moeen Ali eager to atone for Barbados failings as twin-spin prospect mounts

Allrounder returns to scene of 'worst performance' in 2015 ready to embrace senior spinner status

Jofra Archer on England's World Cup radar, admits Eoin Morgan

England have to be "open-minded" about their selection policy ahead of the World Cup, according to captain Eoin Morgan

Frylinck's allround brilliance gives Vikings thrilling win

The South African took 2 for 19 to help restrict Dhaka to 139 before unfurling big hits to seal a tight chase

Vasbert Drakes joins West Indies coaching set-up for England series

Toby Radford and Esuan Crandon also named among coaching staff for England series

PCB hands out new women's contracts after settlement of dues

Umaima Sohail, the 21-year-old batsman, was the only new player to be handed a contract

West Indies seek ICC support in call for first-class warm-ups

England-like resistance could threaten quality of future tour preparations

South Africa wary of resurgent Pakistan - Reeza Hendricks

The opener says that a spot in the World Cup squad will be "a dream", but he insists that his focus is much more short-term

South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan

The hosts have beaten Pakistan only once since late 2013 and will be bothered by how they've started in a World Cup year

South Africa leave out Sune Luus for Sri Lanka series

South Africa selectors offer opportunities to youth as the team chases improved batting shows

Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short lead Hobart Hurricanes' 10-wicket rout of Adelaide Strikers

They put on an unbroken 158 for the opening stand to consolidate the Hurricanes' position at the top of the table

Making the cut

Sanjay Manjrekar, VVS Laxman and Brad Hodge throw back to their beginnings and journey in cricket

Laurie Evans century helps Rajshahi rise to fourth place

Opening batsman slams unbeaten 62-ball 104 to set up 38-run win over Comilla Victorians

Baroda's Ranji winner Jacob Martin on life support

Former India batsman was hospitalised on December 28 after a road accident; BCCI steps in to contribute towards treatment

The Casson hand in 'self-sufficient' Patterson's rise

The former spinner has seen Patterson's development up close, and credits the batsman with having "huge self-awareness"

Kurtis Patterson picked in selectors' backflip

Australia's selectors have added him to the Test squad at the last possible moment to face Sri Lanka after the batsman's twin centuries in the Hobart tour match made his case undeniable

'Let Hardik, Rahul play till court order' - CK Khanna to CoA

Acting BCCI president doesn't want the careers of both players to be put in a limbo

West Indies' interim coach Richard Pybus shrugs off criticism of comeback

Former director of cricket said West Indies are "focused, positive and motivated" and that there were no issues in the camp

Stuart Broad deserves credit for putting in 'hard yards', says James Anderson

After consulting Anderson and Richard Hadlee, Broad has shortened his run-up by five yards in a bid to improve his rhythm and bowl with a higher action

Vince, Silk destroy Heat to lift Sixers to second

The duo shared a 94-run stand for the fourth wicket to lift Sixers to 177 before Abbott and Curran sent Heat packing for 98

Steven Mullaney added to Lions squad to face India A

Allrounder replaces Notts team-mate Tom Moores, who has suffered a leg injury

Pradeep ruled out of Australia series due to hamstring strain

The grade-one strain has also left the Sri Lanka seamer doubtful for the South Africa Tests, that follow close on the heels of the Australia tour

Hazlewood out of Sri Lanka Tests with back injury; Richardson called up

The paceman has been diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture but Australia are confident he will be fit for the World Cup

Mackay makes New Zealand comeback after five years

Selectors hand maiden call-ups to Gurrey and Mair for the three T20Is against India

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez ace chase to put Pakistan 1-0 up

Pakistan survived a wobble at the end as South Africa's Hashim Amla-inspired total was shown to be short

Next England coach will need support, suggests Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss has hinted he would recommend splitting the England coaching job in the future

Seamers to the fore as West Indies put up their Dukes

England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes the use of a specially designed Dukes ball "plays into our hands"

Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur fifties script comfortable Vikings win

The duo powered Chittagong to 214, along with the rest of the order, before the bowlers chipped away to restrict Khulna to 188

Kurtis Patterson and Jon Holland shine on another disappointing day for Sri Lankans

The visiting batsmen ended without a half-century between them in either innings, after Kurtis Patterson smacked his second unbeaten hundred of the match

Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane to play for India A against England Lions

Both players will get a chance to push their cases for World Cup selections in the 50-overs games in Thiruvananthapuram

Pujara made us believe we could win it - Unadkat

The Saurashtra captain said that 'nothing could be more special' than their record chase in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh

Saurashtra pull off highest chase in Ranji Trophy history, join Vidarbha in semi-finals

Defending champions Vidarbha will face Karnataka and Saurashtra take on Kerala in the final-four stage

Unstoppable Stoinis gives Stars crucial win

Australian allrounder hits an unbeaten 70 and picked up a three-for in the Melbourne derby

Rilee Rossouw's 61 guides Riders home in 195 chase

There were strong contributions from Alex Hales and AB de Villiers too, before a final push from Farhad Reza gave Riders the second-highest successful chase in BPL history

Australia playing catch-up on spin as World Cup looms

Australia's ODI series defeat by India exposed another major flaw in the national team's approach to 50-over matches since the 2015 World Cup

Perry six seals Super Over win for Sixers after unbeaten 54

Perry had earlier batted through the Sixers innings making 54 not out, taken a key wicket, made a crucial run out and held a vital catch before bowling the final over that saw the match end in a tie

South Africa eye one-day series to fill allrounder's slot

The SA captain considers the ODI series as a 'challenge' as they look to fill up the empty spots ahead of the 50-over World Cup in March

Johnson, Barsby power Brisbane Heat into maiden WBBL final

With five needed off the final ball, Brisbane Heat's Haidee Birkett plucked a stunner at deep square off Jess Jonassen to deny Sydney Thunder

Stuart Broad finds his range as England extract maximum benefit from glorified net

England's new No.3 shows signs of seizing his route back into the side with hard-hitting 98

Tamim 73, Afridi three-for help Comilla Victorians overhaul 182

Khulna Titans remained at rock-bottom on the points table despite a promising batting show led by Junaid Siddique's 70

Happy to bat anywhere in the middle order - MS Dhoni

India captain Virat Kohli, though, feels that he is "best suited" for the No. 5 spot in ODIs

Returning Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez key against resurgent South Africa

Pakistan have never lost at St George's Park in three matches, but they'll have to be wary of David Miller, who returns to his favourite ground in South Africa

Hobart Hurricanes inch closer to semis after Faulkner smashes 16 off final over

Defeat for Perth Scorchers makes their push for a semi-final berth all the more difficult, as they suffered their sixth loss in nine matches

No one can replace MS Dhoni - Ravi Shastri

The India coach also says his target is to try and build a team that can win consistently in overseas conditions

Allrounders Shakib and Russell blow Sylhet Sixers away

David Warner's 63 was in vain as Sylhet Sixers slumped further in the BPL 2018-19 points table

Solid outing for Labuschagne as Sri Lanka's batting stutters

The legspinning allrounder contributed well with both bat and ball, even as other Test picks had middling outings

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