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T10 League, a test case for cricket's shortest format

Cricket's first organised foray into the 10-over format aims to attract more youngsters to the game with a snappier style, while also looking to appeal to the Asian expatriate workforce in the UAE

England hopes on the line at WACA's Ashes farewell

The last time a team came back from 0-2 to win the Ashes, Sir Don Bradman was at the forefront of that charge. Can England's batsmen strike similar form on a ground where they haven't had much success?

Ingleton replaces Dodemaide as Cricket Victoria chief executive

Andrew Ingleton, an executive with Cricket Australia, will replace Tony Dodemaide, who stepped down in August, following controversy over the mooted changes to the state association's constitution

Boshier to lead New Zealand U-19s in World Cup

Finn Allen, Dale Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, and Felix Murray, who were part of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup squad, have been picked for the 2018 edition too

BCCI appoints Tufan Ghosh as National Cricket Academy COO

Tufan Ghosh has served nearly three decades in the healthcare and hospitality industries and was chosen in line with the CoA's directives of finding a non-cricketing professional for the post

Mitchell Marsh in line but Handscomb gets Smith backing

Steven Smith has spoken sympathetically about Peter Handscomb's struggles but suggested the selectors were leaning towards playing a fifth bowling option

Sri Lanka bowl again, Washington Sundar debuts

Sri Lanka's new captain Thisara Perera won another important toss in hazy, overcast conditions in Mohali, and asked India to bat again

Frustrated Root calls for England to produce 'game of their lives'

Joe Root has called on his England team to 'stand up and be counted' ahead of 'one of the biggest games of our lives'

Mirpur blitz one of my top five knocks - Gayle

The West Indies cherished rising to the big occasion and delivering a maiden BPL title for Rangpur Riders

Ireland, Afghanistan set to play consistent Test cricket

Both countries will play a combined total of 29 Tests in the next cycle of the Future Tours Programme

Hales ready for return to action in T10 League

Alex Hales, the England opening batsman who was present at the arrest of Ben Stokes in Bristol in September, will mark his return to action this week

Gayle's record 146* carries Rangpur to maiden title

Chris Gayle hoisted Rangpur Riders to their maiden BPL title, his unbeaten 146 leading them to a 57-run win in the final against Dhaka Dynamites

IPL now has window in ICC Future Tours Programme

An internal ICC document, which lists and dates all the major tournaments in the 2019-23 cycle, includes dates for the IPL alongside major events such as the World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20.

The matches that made a record-breaker

Alastair Cook has amassed 11,691 runs and 31 centuries en route to his 150th Test appearance. ESPNcricinfo looks back at the landmarks

India's batting under pressure as SL eye series win

Having trounced India in seam-friendly conditions in Dharamsala, Sri Lanka go to Mohali with a chance of ending an otherwise miserable ODI year on a high

WAPDA maintain perfect record, SNGPL defend 160

WAPDA made it two wins in two in the Super Eight stage of the QeA to put one foot in the final

Anderson plays down 'pretty silly' Duckett episode

James Anderson has addressed the latest incident to have unsettled England's Ashes tour by describing Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a bar as "a non-event"

Williamson credits fast bowlers for series win

New Zealand's captain said he was pleased with his bowlers' performance on pitches that demanded patience of them

Cook taking Test career on 'game-by-game basis'

Alastair Cook is refusing to look beyond the next game as he prepares for his record-breaking 150th Test

Cook admits England have 'damaged' their image

The world has changed and the England cricket team has to realise it, according to former captain Alastair Cook

Taylor's record-equalling ton puts NZ in sight of 2-0

New Zealand's stranglehold on the Hamilton Test grew tighter as they piled on the runs to set West Indies 444 to chase, and claimed two wickets before stumps to begin the victory push

Wagner, Boult seal 2-0 sweep

Trent Boult and Tim Southee shot out the top order, Neil Wagner bruised the batsmen in the middle, and Mitchell Santner cleaned up the tail, as New Zealand cruised to a 240-run victory at Seddon Park

Australia quicks targeting key Root wicket

Josh Hazlewood says Australia's bowlers are competing for the chance to take down England's captain Joe Root as they attempt to seal the Ashes in Perth

Injured Ambris out of ODIs against New Zealand

West Indies batsman fractures left forearm after being struck by Neil Wagner short ball

'We need to rebuild the fans' trust' - Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow says that England must begin the process of winning back the trust of their fans at the WACA next week

'T10 cricket is ideal for Olympics' - Morgan

Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week

Astle, Ferguson return to New Zealand's ODI squad

Williamson, Southee partly rested in anticipation of heavy workloads during a hectic home summer involving limited-overs series against Pakistan and England

England players behaving 'like students' - Vaughan

Michael Vaughan says that England's senior players should be setting a better example to get the Ashes campaign back on track

Big-hitting foreigners hold the key in BPL final

With Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum, Shahid Afridi, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Johnson Charles and Shakib Al Hasan set to take the field on Tuesday, expect some fireworks in the BPL final between Dhaka and Rangpur

Kohli ties the knot with Anushka Sharma

The India captain and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Italy, in the presence of family and close friends

Zimbabwe pick uncapped Muzarabani, Burl for South Africa Test

While Muzarabani, the 21-year-old fast bowler, has played only five first-class matches, left-hand batsman Ryan Burl has the experience of nine ODIs

New FTP could usher in Big Four era

India will play more than half their cricket against Australia, England and South Africa between the World Cups of 2019 and 2023, if the proposed FTP is ratified

India opt out of warm-up game ahead of SA Tests

Visitors want to have training sessions instead, says CSA

Charles smashes 105 to take Rangpur into BPL final

Johnson Charles and Brendon McCullum smashed 151 runs, putting together the season's highest partnership, to secure their spot in the BPL final on Tuesday against Dhaka Dynamites

BCCI revokes Rajasthan CA suspension

At its SGM on Monday, the BCCI also decided to continue contesting the damages it was ordered to pay to former IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Afghanistan to make Test debut against India

The two boards are yet to confirm the dates and venue of the match, but India are likely to host it before they leave for their tour of Australia in late 2018

Rain pushes second Qualifier to Monday after teams reach compromise

The game will continue at 6pm local time, resuming from Rangpur Riders' current score of 55 for 1 after seven overs

Sarwate bags six as Vidarbha complete massive win

A six-wicket haul from the left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate completed Kerala's humbling in Surat, where Vidarbha won by 412 runs to set up a semi-final meeting with Karnataka

Majumdar scores ton as Bengal bat on and on

Anustup Majumdar joined Bengal's list of second-innings centurions as they ground Gujarat into the dust on the fifth day in Jaipur

Gambhir, Chandela lead breezy Delhi chase

Gautam Gambhir's 95 and another half-century from Kunal Chandela enabled Delhi to romp into the Ranji Trophy semi-finals with a seven-wicket win against Madhya Pradesh

PCB to challenge new FTP proposed by BCCI

The PCB has moved the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee with India unable to honour their commitments of paying Pakistan

Mahmood stars as Lions spoil Perth opening

Any news is good for England - and the Lions provided it by becoming the first team to win at the Perth Stadium

Brook tasked with World Cup mood swing

England's Under-19 World Cup record is poor and raising perceptions of English cricket would certainly be timely

Will try to improve Bangladesh's away record - Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan has said leading Bangladesh's Test team should be easier now than it was in his first stint, given how settled the current group of players is

Record-setting Taylor catches up with mentor Crowe

Ross Taylor became the joint-highest Test-hundred scorer for New Zealand on day three in Hamilton, something he never saw coming as a "white-ball player" growing up

T&T, Leeward scramble to draw in thrilling final-day finish

A round-up of the WICB Regional 4 Day Tournament games played between December 7-10, 2017

Nasir Jamshed handed one-year ban by PCB

An anti-corruption tribunal found the Pakistan batsman guilty of non-cooperation in the PSL spot-fixing case

Moeen calls on England to improve behaviour

Moeen Ali has admitted England's 'off-field behaviour needs to improve' after Ben Duckett was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour

Sri Lanka rout India to snap 12-game losing streak

Sri Lanka's seamers, led by Suranga Lakmal, used swinging and seaming conditions in Dharamsala to rip through India, setting up a seven-wicket rout that also snapped their 12-game losing streak in ODIs

England disintegrating like in 2013-14 Ashes - Johnson

The former Australia bowler believes the visitors have enormous mental hurdles to overcome if they are to keep the Ashes series alive in Perth, even reckoning that Alastair Cook is contemplating retirement

Duckett ban fair game as Australia chase Ashes

Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine expects Ben Duckett's suspension to be raised as a way of distracting England on the field during the Perth Ashes Test

Cobras clinch two thrillers to make semis; Lions, Knights bow out

A round-up of the last group-stage games of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017, where Titans, Dolphins, Cape Cobras and Warriors finished in the top four on the points table

'It is an eye-opener, we will learn from it' - Rohit

The stand-in India captain also spoke about why Ajinkya Rahane was left out, and what MS Dhoni's innings meant

Shillingford five-for as Windward tie with Guyana in low-scoring thriller

With six runs to defend, Shane Shillingford sniped out the last three Guyana wickets in the space of seven balls to force a rare tie in first-class cricket

Stirling, Dockrell spearhead 2-1 series win for Ireland

George Dockrell's first four-for in nearly three years was followed by a century from Paul Stirling, who struck 101 off 97 balls, to chase down 178 with 12 overs to spare

Duckett suspended from remaining Lions fixtures in Australia

Ben Duckett was fined and given a final warning over his conduct but escaped being sent home early from the Lions tour of Australia

Delhi hold advantage in 217 chase

Half-centuries from Harpreet Singh and Puneet Datey proved insufficient in setting Delhi a target beyond 217, especially in light of Madhya Pradesh having earlier conceded a first-innings lead

Vidarbha eye semi-final berth with Fazal, Wankhade tons

With a first-innings lead already under their belt, declaration wasn't a priority for the Vidarbha batsmen who piled on 277 runs in 94 overs on the penultimate day to put their side on course to securing a semi-final berth.

Marsh return puts heat on Handscomb

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has hinted strongly at Mitchell Marsh's likely inclusion for the final Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground

Shakib named new Bangladesh Test captain

Mahmudullah will be the vice-captain for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, but the BCB has not named a new coach yet

Chatterjee, Easwaran keep Bengal on course for semi-finals

Despite a lead of 613 at the end of the fourth day, Bengal don't necessarily have to declare in a bid for an outright win - they are set to advance to semi-finals by virtue of their first innings-innings lead

Wood grabs selectors' attention as England flirt with defeat

Mark Wood looks set to remain with the England squad for the rest of the Ashes tour after impressing in the warm-up match in Perth

Gowtham six-for as Karnataka cruise into semis with innings win

K Gowtham's six-for consigned Mumbai to only their fifth innings defeat in the Ranji Trophy

Boult backs five-day Tests, wants better pitches

On a day when he paired with Tim Southee to ensure New Zealand's domination, Trent Boult said better pitches would help solve the problem of making Test cricket appealing

Southee, Boult put New Zealand in command

The Tim and Trent adventures included one key partnership, four wickets and two spectacular catches, which left West Indies trailing by 158 runs at stumps

Gabriel, Cummins help West Indies rally after Raval 84

Half-centuries from Jeet Raval and Colin de Grandhomme put New Zealand in a comfortable position at 286 for 7, but West Indies broke through to the tail late in the day to boost their chances

Signs that Cook's time is up - Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as "no good", and questioned Alastair Cook's desire ahead of the third Ashes Test

Comilla eye batting revival with spot in final at stake

After having been skitted for 96 - their lowest score in the BPL - Tamim's men need to lift their batting if they are to topple Rangpur and join Dhaka in the final

Bangladesh 'mentality' in SA contributed to Hathurusingha exit - BCB head

Shakib Al Hasan's request to rest during the South Africa Tests also contributed to the coach's resignation, according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan

'I do understand team's strengths and weaknesses' - Rohit

Rohit, who has led Mumbai Indians to three titles in the IPL, will lead India for the first time in the ODI series opener against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala

Sri Lanka's best chance to challenge Kohli-less India

The visitors, buoyed by the return of Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka, seek to improve a woeful 2017 ODI record

Washington Sundar replaces injured Jadhav in ODI squad

Kedar Jadhav suffered a hamstring injury while training on the eve of the ODI series opener against Sri Lanka

Jennings impresses on troubling day for England

While his colleagues were drawn into edges as the ball darted around on a grassy surface and under overcast skies, Jennings left well, played straight and put away anything on his legs or hips

Defending champions Gujarat concede lead

The Bengal seamers did most of the damage before Abhimanyu Easwaran piled on Gujarat's troubles, nearing his second century of the match by stumps on day three

Chandela, Himmat fifties secure Delhi's first-innings lead

Madhya Pradesh finished the third day at 47 for 2, still trailing Delhi by 20 runs after they were bowled out for 405

Gurbani, Fazal put Vidarbha in command

Rajneesh Gurbani's 5 for 38 gave Vidarbha a 70-run first-innings lead, and Faiz Fazal built on it with an unbeaten 51 against Kerala in Surat

Shreyas Gopal's 150 flattens Mumbai

Karnataka took another decisive step towards clinching a semi-final berth, as they amassed a first-innings lead of 397 against Mumbai

Players' behaviour 'totally unacceptable' - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss has threatened to drop players from the England team after another late-night incident in Perth which saw Ben Duckett pour a drink over James Anderson

Duckett 'poured drink over' Anderson

Ben Duckett was dropped from the England XI to play a tour match in Perth after his involvement in what is understood to have been an argument with James Anderson

Didn't assess Hamilton pitch well enough - Gabriel

The fast bowler also said that on a surface that was "flatter than Wellington," West Indies would have taken having New Zealand seven down at stumps

Lyon best spinner in the world - Davison

John Davison, mentor to Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, believes improved batting performances from Australia have also aided the spinner's success after a difficult period last year

Kingma's hat-trick sets up Netherlands' sweep of Namibia

The seamer's maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket knocked over Namibia for 181 and consigned them to the last place in the WCL Championship

Chandika Hathurusingha appointed Sri Lanka coach

Chandika Hathurusingha has been appointed Sri Lanka's new head coach and will begin his new role on December 20, at the start of the T20I series in India

Moeen feels he has let England down

Moeen Ali will play in England's two-day warm-up match against a CA XI as a specialist batsman, regretting an injured spinning finger that has undermined his tour

Adnan Mufti hundred in bizarre UAE victory

He made 104 but UAE were bowled out for 195. Then Nepal were cruising the chase at 90 for 3 only to end up 132 all out

PCB anti-corruption unit summons Mohammad Sami

He has not been charged or issued any show cause notice with PCB's General Manager Legal Salman Naseer confirming that his appearance was "nothing out of the ordinary"

Karnataka race ahead as Gautam breaks poor form

The batsman had come into the quarter-final with an average of 18 this season. His team was five down, with a lead of only 45. He struck a half-century that changed the game

Afridi stars as Dhaka waltz into the BPL final

Dhaka Dynamites, banking on pure power hitting and a sensational trio of spin bowlers, reached the 2017 BPL final with a 95-run win over Comilla Victorians in the first qualifier in Mirpur

Vidarbha fight back after being bowled out for 246

A late rally from the lower order and early wickets from the new-ball pair of Lalit Yadav and Rajneesh Gurbani helped Vidarbha regain some lost ground in Surat

Gayle's 51-ball 126* eliminates Khulna

The West Indian smashed almost 75% of his team's runs as Rangpur Riders secured their spot in the second qualifier in BPL 2017

Hafeez to work on remodelling action in England

The allrounder will fly to England next week to be assessed by biomechanical expert Dr Paul Hurrian and bowling coach Carl Crowe

'Relaxed' Gayle sets the BPL alight

He made two fifties earlier in the season, but come the big game, he stood up with a belligerent hundred that took Rangpur Riders one step closer to the BPL trophy

Bairstow wants to move on from Brisbane sledging

Jonny Bairstow has indicated he would consider taking the matter of Australia's sledging further if they "crossed the line" again later in the series

Shorey, Chandela lead Delhi's reply after Harpreet ton

Harpreet Singh Bhatia converted his overnight 47 to 107 not out to stretch MP's total to 338 but Delhi hit back with fifties from the rookies

ZC postpones domestic cricket amid cash shortage

The board was only able to pay 50% of November salaries and also indicated December salaries would be delayed

Defending champions Gujarat in danger of conceding lead

Bengal seamers B Amit and Ishan Porel picked up five wickets between them to trigger a middle-order collapse that left defending champions Gujarat at 180 for 6 and still 174 runs behind

Yorkshire turn to Williamson for fourth stint

When it comes to New Zealand's captain, Yorkshire will take what they can get and be grateful for it

Nabi, Pollard join Renegades after Narine opts out

The allrounders will join Dwayne Bravo as the club's other overseas recruits, with Sunil Narine withdrawing from the tournament citing personal reasons

Mitchell Marsh a future captain, needed for Perth Test - Langer

Justin Langer, the Western Australia coach, touted Mitchell Marsh as a future Australia captain and suggested he should be included in the XI for the Perth Test, where the side could need a fifth bowling option

PCB's anti-corruption code tweak won't apply to Sharjeel case

The PCB clarified that the tweak in the anti-corruption code, pertaining to appeals against the decisions of the spot-fixing investigation tribunal, "will affect future cases"

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