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No Wasim-Waqar reunion for Multan Sultans

The prolific fast-bowling duo will not be working together after Waqar Younis failed to reach an agreement with Multan Sultans on becoming their head coach

Samarth and Nair script comeback win

Karun Nair fell for 90 with his side two away from victory, but Ankit Bawne and Hanuma Vihari applied the finishing touches with six wickets to spare

Auty Cup scheduled for September in Toronto

For the second year in a row, the series will be contested through limited-overs fixtures after the traditional multi-day contest was scrapped

Sunil Joshi named Bangladesh's spin-bowling coach

The former India spinner arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday and began working with the Bangladesh bowlers ahead of the Test series against Australia

Opener Imrul Kayes adjusting to No. 3

While Imrul Kayes has been told to prepare to bat at one-down against Australia and is happy to perform the role the team wants him to, he admits it's not the easiest switch to make

Talk of reducing Plunket Shield raises questions in NZ

NZC CEO David White had said last week that the domestic structure for 2018-19 would be up for review

New Zealand's Tom Pritchard dies aged 100

Tom Pritchard claimed 818 wickets 23.30 across 200 first-class games - including 695 during a decade of service at Edgbaston

Boycott apologises for racist knighthood joke

Geoffrey Boycott, the former England batsman and Test Match Special summariser, has made an "unreserved apology" after suggesting that he'd have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he "blacked up"

Pakistan to host World XI series in September

A World XI side, coached by Andy Flower, is set to play three T20s in Lahore after the PCB confirmed the tour

Gayle, Lewis lead Patriots into playoffs

Half-centuries from both opening batsmen took the total to 208 for 3, which was well beyond the Jamaica Tallawahs' reach

South Australia name contract list

Wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman and opening batsman Sam Raphael have lost their South Australia contracts, along with rookies Wes Agar and Alex Gregory

Graeme Smith to coach Benoni Zalmi

Former South Africa captain is set for his first professional coaching stint; also, Stephen Fleming will oversee Stellenbosch Monarchs

PCB allows players to return to CPL, English counties

The board's decision came less than ten days after it revoked the No-objection Certificates of the players, after the domestic T20 competition was postponed following the confirmation of the World XI series

Gayle, Samuels return to ODI squad

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been picked in West Indies' ODI squad for the series in England. Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, and Samuels in October 2016

Billy Root signs first deal with Notts

Billy Root has been rewarded for his promising performances for Nottinghamshire this season, particularly in T20 and one-day cricket, with a two-year contract - his first as a professional

Walton special keeps Warriors alive

Barbados Tridents posted the highest CPL total at Providence courtesy Dwayne Smith's century and then made a late victory push courtesy Kieron Pollard's four-for, but it wasn't enough

Sri Lanka fans hold up team bus to express displeasure

The fan demonstration - shouting slogans and hooting - delayed the Sri Lankan team's departure by close to half an hour after their drubbing in the opening ODI

Cricket Australia releases domestic schedule

The Sheffield Shield will feature only one day-night round this season, the experiment of using Dukes balls will continue, and the CA XI will again play in the domestic one-day tournament

Lalchand Rajput not to continue as Afghanistan's coach

The former India batsman had been appointed to the post in June last year

Agar offers us a lot of flexibility - Lehmann

Darren Lehmann says the pitch in Mirpur could result in Australia fielding two spinners in the first Test

Australia's only warm-up game called off due to waterlogging

The two-day practice match between the Australians and the BCB XI was cancelled after the Fatullah Cricket Stadium was deemed "not up to the mark" by the touring side

South Africa v India: Boxing Day Test out, New Year likely to begin late

Cricket South Africa is understood to be mulling filling the Boxing-Day slot with a one-off Test against a different opponent

Wood clings to Ashes dream after 'stupid' mistake

It sounds so simple, but Mark Wood has blamed his own mistake of using the wrong kind of insole for costing him his Test place

Rob Quiney retires from first-class cricket as Victoria revamp contract list

Former Test batsman Rob Quiney has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after he was not offered a Victoria contract for 2017-18

Dhawan leads brutal rout of Sri Lanka

After India's spinners dismissed the hosts for 216, Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 of 90 balls to finish the chase in 28.5 overs

Jamaica Tallawahs replace Imad Wasim with Mahmudullah

A day after he was dropped from the Test side, Bangladesh's Mahmudullah has been picked by Jamaica Tallawahs for the remainder of the CPL

Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell Jr to retire

One of Australia's most familiar cricket curators, Kevin Mitchell Jr, will retire after this year's Ashes Test in November.

Coach Nic Pothas critical of Sri Lanka's fickle selections

The interim coach has also expressed his annoyance at outsiders meddling in team matters

Bangladesh need clarity in selection policy after Mominul muddle

There have been several instances of turmoil in Bangladesh's selection policy in the last two decades, and the controversy surrounding Mominul Haque's place in the side won't be the last time the selectors find themselves undermined

Handscomb aims to emulate Ranchi template

Peter Handscomb believes adopting a mindset similar to the one that helped Australia save the Ranchi Test would be beneficial for the team in the Tests against Bangladesh

Sciver trumps prolific Bates as Vipers fall short

Reigning champions Southern Vipers lost their first game in this season's Kia Women's Super League despite another impressive innings by Suzie Bates

Priest century leads Storm to record-breaking 10-wicket win

Centurion Rachel Priest and captain Heather Knight shared the highest stand in the KSL's brief history

'If I'm saving all my wickets for Australia, I don't mind' - Broad

It wasn't the most memorable haul Stuart Broad will ever take, but he called the three wickets he bagged to pass Ian Botham's tally as "really special"

All-round Perry keeps Lightning alive

Australian star Ellyse Perry hit an unbeaten 78 and took two wickets to take Loughborough Lightning to their first Kia Super League win of 2017

Brathwaite reported for suspect action

Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the first Test against England at Edgbaston

SLC set to introduce four-team first-class tournament

A similar tournament had been scheduled and budgeted for the 2015-16 season, only for it to be scrapped

Mominul back in Bangladesh Test squad

Mominul Haque has been recalled to the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia in place of Mosaddek Hossain, who is suffering from an eye infection

England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a three-day Test

St Lucia Stars secure first points after washout

Heavy rains influenced a match in Basseterre for the second night in a row, with the clash between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Stars called off after just 8.1 overs

Nurse replaces Mehidy for TKR, Tridents bring in Webster

Ashley Nurse and Tion Webster were picked as replacements for Mehidy Hasan and Raymon Reifer respectively

Abject West Indies tumble to humiliating innings defeat

A historic Test match was dealt a humiliating conclusion under the Edgbaston floodlights, as West Indies crumbled to one of the most spineless defeats in their long and once-proud history

Embattled Holder calls on West Indies to front up

Jason Holder, West Indies' captain, has challenged his players to "look themselves in the mirror" and find a way to fight back into the series after crushing defeat at Edgbaston

Eight out twice in a day

Bell steps down from Warwickshire captaincy

Ian Bell has stepped down as captain of Warwickshire in all formats of the game having been dropped from their T20 side

Miserly Narine hands Warriors fifth loss

After Sunil Narine set things up with the ball, Brendon McCullum's steady half-century helped Trinbago Knight Riders seal their sixth successful chase this season

Can ailing Sri Lanka spring a surprise?

India have runs, wickets, form and confidence on their side. Sri Lanka have the distant memory of that Oval victory and familiarity with conditions on theirs

'Ready to lose a few games if we need to try out something'

Virat Kohli has said India will not be afraid of taking risks and experimenting with players in different roles in order to discover the best combination ahead of the 2019 World Cup

Walker puts Kent above England

Matt Walker has withdrawn from England's tri-series against Australia and New Zealand due to his commitments with Kent

Don Shepherd, the pride of Welsh cricket

Glamorgan bowler Don Shepherd, who took 2218 wickets in a first-class career spanning 22 years, has died at the age of 90

Staff restructuring sparks protest against ACB top brass

A large cull of employees at the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has provoked an uprising against chairman Atif Mashal and chief executive Shafiqullah Stanikzai

Mahmudullah, Mominul left out of Test squad; Nasir returns

Shafiul Islam has also found a spot in Bangladesh's 14-man squad for the Test series beginning on August 27

Concussion substitutes to be trialled in Sheffield Shield

After having rejected Cricket Australia's proposal last year, the ICC cleared the way for the system in May this year

We have to be confident in our skill set - Smith

The Australia captain is expecting a tough Test series and is keen to use this tour to build a side with an eye on the 2021 tour of India

Nervy Birmingham survive late collapse

Birmingham's trio of young batsmen Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley and Adam Hose all stood out before a nerve-jangling last-over finish

Lehmann calls for help from former players in open letter

In an open letter, Darren Lehmann called on all stakeholders in Australian cricket - most pointedly past great cricketers - for any advice that would help turn around what has been a disappointing year for the national side

Pollard fifty undone by Tridents' shoddy display

Their captain produced a fine half-century, but the Barbados Tridents kept shooting themselves in the foot against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Balbirnie's double-ton, Rankin's five-for lift Ireland to top

Andy Balbirnie's maiden three-figure score in first-class cricket, and Boyd Rankin's five-wicket haul gave Ireland a 102-run first-innings lead, and the extra points, in their drawn Intercontinental Cup match

Nash's plucky effort is not enough for Sussex

Essex are well beaten but both sides fail to make the last eight

Welsh delight as Glamorgan secure home tie

Glamorgan set up a quarter-final against Leicestershire as two of the Blast's surprise packets face a head-to-head in Cardiff

Roy, Clarke secure Surrey home quarter-final

For the second night running Surrey held their nerve in a low-scoring NatWest T20 Blast thriller to land a 10-run over Kent that secured their place in the knockout stages

Old faithfuls Madsen and Tahir see the job through

John Wright's Derbyshire gain their first quarter-final place since 2005 as Worcestershire are well beaten

Leicestershire squeeze into quarters after Delport century

Matt Pillans defended seven off the final over against a Notts side already certain of a home quarter-final

Cook double-century leaves WI with no place to hide

Alastair Cook made a gargantuan 243 from 407 balls as England declared their first innings on 514 for 8 but West Indies lost just one wicket in reply before rain ended play early

Trego and Myburgh carry Somerset through

Peter Trego and Johann Myburgh crashed stylish half-centuries to earn Somerset a quarter-final place as they thrashed Hampshire by 98 runs

Rain scuppers hopes for champions Northants

Northants' title defence is over as rain washed out what had the makings of a challenging chase against bottom club Durham

Atapattu leads Diamonds past Lightning

Yorkshire Diamonds kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Finals Day in the Kia Super League with a 17-run victory over Loughborough Lightning

Matt Walker to join England coaching staff for T20 tri-series

Matt Walker, the Kent coach, is to join the England management team for the T20 tri-series involving Australia and New Zealand in February

Frantic finish as 15 counties still retain Blast dream

The final night in the NatWest Blast group stages leaves just about every county involved in an extraordinary dash to the line

Steyn moves from Cobras to Titans

On his last leg of rehabilitation from a shoulder surgery, Dale Steyn is "two or three weeks away" from returning to competitive cricket

SL need two wins against India for direct World Cup entry

Two wins for Sri Lanka will leave West Indies outside the top eight even if they win their remaining six matches before the September 30 cut-off

Lyth plunders highest score in English T20 to inspire Yorkshire

Adam Lyth achieved the highest T20 score ever witnessed in England and Yorkshire laid claim to the highest team total on a memorable night at Headingley

Calm Williams takes Tallawahs up to second in thrilling finish

Kesrick Williams defended seven off the final over in a dramatic finish that saw Jamaica Tallawahs steal a two-run win from Guyana Amazon Warriors

Starc out, Faulkner and Christian in for India series

Also, Tim Paine was preferred as wicketkeeper in the T20 side ahead of Matthew Wade for the tour that will run from September 17 to October 13

Khawaja, Agar set for Test comebacks in Bangladesh

Captain Steven Smith has also indicated that Australia's No. 6 position - between Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright - will be based on pitch conditions

Watson replaces Sammy as St Lucia Stars captain

After leading the franchise in 40 out of their 43 matches, Darren Sammy has been asked to step down

Meg Lanning out of Ashes with shoulder injury

Australia's captain, Meg Lanning, will miss the Women's Ashes series this year after having surgery on her right shoulder

World-record opening stand for Denly and Bell-Drummond

Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond took Essex's attack for 207 to leave Kent scenting a quarter-final place courtesy of a last-night victory

Cook doffs cap to 'phenomenal' Root

Alastair Cook conceded that the performance of the day had come from his sidekick and successor as captain, Joe Root

Cosgrove sustains Leicestershire prospects

Leicestershire ensured they will go into their final group match, against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, knowing that a win will see them qualify for the quarter-finals

Sam Curran's inspired burst keeps Surrey alive

Four wickets in nine balls for Sam Curran leaves Surrey needing victory in their final game and condemns Gloucestershire to a bottom-place finish

Cook and Root cast West Indies into the darkness

As day turned to night a familiar figure made light of the creeping darkness to leave England in the pink

Pitches, not Kuldeep, reason for Gujarat move - Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla's experience will be handy for a young side looking to build on recent Ranji success, says Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel

BCCI office bearers incur claims of over INR 4 crore in two years

Just over 40% of the total figure of INR 4.62 crore - INR 1.87 crores - was spent on allowances for just four office bearers, including the three senior-most figures currently

'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is'

Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts has questioned the fitness of the current pace attack on the eve of the first Test against England at Edgbaston

Ramanayake hopes to widen Bangladesh's fast-bowling net

In his second coaching stint in Bangladesh, Champaka Ramanayake hopes to hand pick talent from different corners of the country

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand

The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Umar Akmal furious at Arthur snub

Batsman accuses Pakistan head coach of being abusive, lashes out at being denied the opportunity to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy

England gears up for pink-ball bow

West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

ODI form may not be enough to earn Mahmudullah Test recall

With Mosaddek Hossain and Sabbir Rahman likely to retain their spots after impressing in Sri Lanka, the selectors have some difficult decisions to make before naming the 14-player squad for the Test series against Australia

Wade's move home to Tasmania confirmed

Matthew Wade's return home to Tasmania has been officially confirmed after he was named in the state's list of contracted players for 2017-18

Buttler keeps Lancashire in last-eight shake-up

Lancashire kept their NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive by brushing Worcestershire aside in their penultimate North Group game at Emirates Old Trafford

Farrell five-for sees Stars outshine Thunder

Rene Farrell claimed only the second five-wicket haul in one-and-a-half seasons of Kia Super League cricket as Surrey Stars beat Lancashire to maintain their winning start

CoA asks Supreme Court to remove BCCI's top office bearers

The CoA felt such a blunt measure was necessary only because the three office bearers - president, secretary and treasurer - had failed to ensure the implementation of the Lodha Committee's reforms

Rohit 'not thinking too much' about vice-captaincy

India's ODI opener reflects on a decade in international cricket and how he spent the days sitting out of the Test series against Sri Lanka

Taylor leaves Sussex due to family reasons

The club's T20 captain has returned home to New Zealand and a decision is yet to be taken over his availability for the quarter-finals

Lehmann confident of Warner's fitness after neck blow

The batsman passed a concussion test on Tuesday following the incident, but sat out of the final day of the practice game as a precaution

Shastri wants India to be the best fielding side at 2019 World Cup

The coach also has outlined another goal for the team: keep excelling in Test cricket

Reece puts Derbyshire on brink of last eight

Luis Reece has had a fine T20 season and Derbyshire needed him again after an uncertain display against Durham

'Let's rewrite history' - Law's call to West Indies

Stuart Law believes West Indies can "exploit the weaknesses" in the England side and prove their critics wrong

McCarthy aces 174 chase, Stars fall to sixth successive loss

Andre Fletcher and Marlon Samuels blitzed fifties to lead St. Lucia Stars to 173, but couldn't prevent Jamaica Tallawahs from completing the fourth-highest successful chase in CPL history

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