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BCCI, CoA sidestep question of Srinivasan's eligibility
Amitabh Choudhary, the acting BCCI secretary, has said it is the prerogative of a state association to nominate a person to the board's special general meeting "as long as it doesn't violate any court order"

New BCCI committee to identify hurdles in implementing Lodha reforms
The new committee will identify "exceptional and extremely limited areas of difficulty" in the implementation of the Supreme Court's order of July 2016 and the passing of key Lodha reforms

Kuldeep hard to pick from the wrist - Kohli
Virat Kohli thinks Kuldeep Yadav's ability to turn the ball both ways while bowling cross seam makes all the difference

WATCH - West Indies pay for bowling errors
Key highlights from the second ODI between West Indies and India

Rahane, Kuldeep star in 105-run win
Ajinkya Rahane's third ODI century and Kuldeep Yadav's 3 for 50 helped India thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second ODI in Port of Spain and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series

Mandhana sets the standard as India overwhelm England in World Cup opener
India's impressive batting line-up made a collective statement of intent, not least their 20-year-old prodigy Smriti Mandhana, as England, the hosts, were overwhelmed by a display of power and finesse

One eye on weather, one on India's middle order
Rain is expected again in the afternoon in Port-of-Spain where India would want to assess the strength of the batsmen they employ at No. 4 and below

TNCA nominates Srinivasan to attend BCCI SGM
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's (TNCA) executive committee has nominated N Srinivasan to be the state association's representative at the BCCI's special general meeting on Monday (June 26) in Mumbai

CoA urges state associations to streamline Lodha objections
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) hopes that the state associations will distill their objections to the Lodha Committee recommendations to one or two points when they meet on Sunday (June 25) in Mumbai

BCCI invites fresh applications for India coach role
In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has decided to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach

WATCH - Dhawan and Rahane keep a good thing going
Watch clips of the action from the first ODI between West Indies and India in Port of Spain

No result after Dhawan-Rahane show
Heavy rain cut short the first ODI of the series between West Indies and India

Winfield ruled out of England World Cup opener
England have suffered a major setback in their preparations for Saturday's Women's World Cup opener against India at Derby, with the news that Lauren Winfield, their hard-hitting opener, will miss the match after sustaining a wrist injury

'Don't compare us to male cricketers' - Raj
India women's captain Mithali Raj has made it clear that female cricketers should hold their own and not be compared to their male counterparts

'I have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer' - Kohli
While speaking of the respect the team has for Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer, has offered little about the events that led to his resignation as head coach

BCCI, ICC broker peace over financial model
The BCCI will receive a little over US$100 million more than what was agreed upon by a vast majority of the ICC Board in meetings in April

Kohli's India face the Caribbean grind
Both India and West Indies have had on- and off-field issues of late. The visitors are still favourites, provided their batsmen adjust to the slow, low Caribbean tracks

Kumble left after giving 'dressing-down' to player
A flare-up in the dressing room immediately after the Champions Trophy final may have been the final act of Anil Kumble's tumultuous final weeks as India coach

TNCA at odds with BCCI over outstation players in TNPL
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is on a collision course with the BCCI after it reaffirmed its ambition to sign up 'outstation' players for the Tamil Nadu Premier League

Full text of Anil Kumble's statement
Hours after resigning as India coach, Anil Kumble tweeted "thank you!", and attached a statement to his tweet

Kumble resigns as partnership with Kohli becomes 'untenable'
Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach, four days before a limited-overs tour of the Caribbean

'Kuldeep needs to get a lot more game time'
Former India captain Rahul Dravid and fast bowler Ajit Agarkar also believe India need replacements ready in case either form or fitness desert MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup

'We leave with our heads held high' - Kohli
The Indian captain was magnanimous in defeat and offered no excuses for his team's no-show with the bat in the Champions Trophy final

Zaman feared he would miss final
He went on to make a matchwinning century, but Fakhar Zaman spent the night before ill in his hotel bed

New champions: Zaman, Amir and Pakistan raze India for title
Fakhar Zaman carried Pakistan to 338 for 4. Then, Mohammad Amir removed India's top three in the first nine overs. Eventually, Pakistan cruised to a 180-run rout to claim the Champions Trophy

CAC decision on Dravid likely soon
Rahul Dravid's former team-mates, part of the Cricket Advisory Committee, will decide on whether or not to extent his contract as coach of India's Under-19 and 'A' teams in the next "two or three days"

Kohli backs 'match-winner' Pandya
Hardik Pandya is a "priceless" player who can provide "a match-winning performance in any game he plays," according to Virat Kohli

BCCI seeks clarity from TNPL over outstation players
The BCCI has sought clarity from the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) over the participation of outstation players, including Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan, in the upcoming season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League starting July 22

Gambhir gets suspended ban for coach spat
An independent committee has found Gautam Gambhir guilty of "seriously inappropriate behaviour", and handed out a four-match suspended ban

Resurgent Pakistan take on immense India
India making the final was not a surprise. Pakistan was. But here they are and if they play like they did against England, the contest could be one for the ages

Silly shots against Jadhav led to downfall - Shakib
The Bangladesh allrounder blamed overeager shot selection against part-time spin as the reason for his team's defeat in the Champions Trophy semi-finall

Kohli backs decision to rest Rohit Sharma from West Indies tour
The decision to rest Rohit Sharma from India's upcoming limited-overs tour of the West Indies was a "smart" one, according to the captain Virat Kohli

Pant, Kuldeep picked for West Indies tour
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav have been picked for India's limited-overs tour of West Indies

Dominant India march into yet another final
The best team at ICC events since 2010 marched into its fourth final in seven tournaments to set up a summit clash against Pakistan, pitting the tournament's best bowling sides against each other

Unfinished business on Bangladesh's minds
Having pushed India hard in the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals and come agonisingly close to a win in the 2016 World T20, can Bangladesh complete the job in their maiden ICC tournament semi-final?

Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings
After the end of the last round of league matches in the ongoing Champions Trophy, India captain Virat Kohli and Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood have risen to the top of ICC ODI rankings

Kumble likely to remain coach for WI tour
Anil Kumble will be given an extension in case the cricket advisory committee, appointed to finalise his successor, does not arrive at a final choice before the tour

Advisory committee keen on Kumble continuing as coach
ESPNcricinfo understands the CAC will first speak to both Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli in an attempt to resolve any differences that may have emerged between the pair

Disciplined India run dysfunctional South Africa out
South Africa contrived to lose eight wickets for 51 runs from 140 for 2 in the 29th over on a used pitch, slower than the ones The Oval has laid out

Winning World Cup would be a revolution - Mithali Raj
Before departing for what will be her last World Cup, India women's captain Mithali Raj said she would want to lift the trophy as it would be a 'revolution' for Indian women's cricket

Limaye set to leave BCCI's Committee of Administrators
The BCCI's Committee of Administrators s likely to be reduced to a two-member panel after Vikram Limaye was cleared as the managing director and chief executive of National Stock Exchange by the Securities and Exchange Board of India

'De Villiers the most committed cricketer' - Kohli
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are both men of similar talent, leading high-profile teams in similar positions. Both had words of praise for each other ahead of their must-win face-off

Kohli says composure key, de Villiers calls for calmness
Both captains stressed on one thing in the lead-up to a virtual knockout game - the importance of composure

Batting chinks critical in virtual quarter-final
Both India and South Africa may wont to chase to avoid the critical decision making of what score is safe to defend, in the virtual quarter-final on Sunday

Dravid asks BCCI for clarity on conflict of interest
Rahul Dravid, who coaches India's junior sides and mentors Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, has sent a letter to the CoA to explain his "perceived conflict of interest"

Kohli credits Sri Lanka for seizing the moment
In the crucial segment between overs 25 and 40, which included the third Powerplay, India managed to score just 80 runs

Mendis, Gunathilaka anchor highest Champions Trophy chase to keep SL alive
Fifties from Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews kept Sri Lanka in the hunt for a semi-final spot after their win over India at The Oval threw Group B wide open

Gunathilaka replaces injured Kapugedera in Sri Lanka's squad
Chamara Kapugedara has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy with an injury to his right knee, which was sustained during training on Wednesday

Mathews wary of 'one of the best attacks'
Angelo Mathews is optimistic of a turnaround against a world class Indian attack on what is likely to be a seam-friendly surface at The Oval

Depleted Sri Lanka seek Mathews lift
Sri Lanka will be without Upul Tharanga, who was banned for a slow over rate, and are waiting on the fitness of Chamara Kapugedera as well

Kumble re-applies, India's next coach before Champions Trophy ends
The cricket advisory committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, is likely to meet this week - most probably Tuesday or Wednesday - to finalise the process and interview schedule as India's West Indies tour approaches

Kohli 'enjoys' playing Pakistan, but says he has no opinion on bilateral ties
Virat Kohli "enjoys" playing Pakistan and would not mind being part of more contests, but made it clear that he has no opinion or influence on the resumption of bilateral ties

Yuvraj's innings changed the match - Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli described Yuvraj Singh's 32-ball 53 as a game-changing innings in what eventually became a comfortable 124-run win over Pakistan at the 2017 Champions Trophy

Heavy loss a 'reality check' - Arthur
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was blunt in assessing his team's poor performance in a 124-run loss to India but said it would be unfair to pass judgment on them for one bad day

India thrash sloppy Pakistan by 124 runs
Despite not being at their best, India beat Pakistan by 124 runs to start their title defence

Focused Kohli blocks out the intrigue
On the eve of India's first match of the Champions Trophy, Virat Kohli said he had blocked out the noise and was gearing up for Pakistan

Sarfraz talks of 'out-of-the-box' plans against India
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur stressed on the need for a team's captain and coach to be on the same page and said he enjoyed working with captain Sarfraz Ahmed

Kohli rubbishes report of rift in Indian camp
"There are no issues whatsoever." That is the no-nonsense response of the India captain Virat Kohli to reports that he is at the centre of a rift with coach Anil Kumble

Can Pakistan breathe life into rivalry with India?
India and Pakistan have a storied rivalry, but recent contests in global tournaments have been one-sided in India's favour. Will the latest chapter in the tale be a gripping one?

CP Joshi beats Modi's son to Rajasthan Cricket Association presidency
Congress leader CP Joshi has pipped Ruchir Modi, son of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, to become president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association

Former India keeper Sameer Dighe appointed Mumbai coach
Former Mumbai and India wicketkeeper Sameer Dighe, 48, has replaced Chandrakant Pandit as the coach of the Mumbai team for the 2017-18 season

Eight takeaways from Guha's resignation letter
Ramachandra Guha has left with a scathing resignation letter that expresses extreme frustration with the inaction of the committee over several issues while also accusing it of not keeping every member in the loop regarding important decisions

'Conflict of interest unaddressed, superstar culture gone berserk'
Ramachandra Guha has left with a scathing appraisal of the state of affairs in Indian cricket, and also his CoA colleagues

Sehwag applies for India coaching job
Virender Sehwag has applied for the post of India coach, which will become vacant after Anil Kumble's contract expires at the end of the ongoing Champions Trophy

BCCI secretary plays down Kumble coaching issue
Reports of discontent in the Indian team over the coach Anil Kumble's methods are in the "realm of imagination," according to the BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary

Ramachandra Guha resigns from CoA
Historian Ramachandra Guha has resigned from the Committee of Administrators, which was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to oversee the working of the BCCI

Balanced India look to ward off external distractions
The defending champions have the most experienced batting line-up in the tournament, and a new-found pace force. Will they be able to block out speculations about their leaders though?

Dhoni will relish the competition for his spot - Fleming
The former New Zealand captain, who has worked alongside Dhoni in the IPL, believes he can extend his career until the 2019 World Cup

Kumble's future uncertain after Kohli's feedback
In feedback to the BCCI, India captain Virat Kohli is understood to have expressed concern at coach Anil Kumble's approach

India get solid workout in rout of Bangladesh
India's pacers claimed yet another batting line-up after the batsmen laid the foundation for a 240-run victory at The Oval

No progress on India-Pakistan bilateral ties
The deadlock on bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan continues after the meeting between the two boards in Dubai on Monday

'Surprised I was asked to open' - Ronchi
The New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman made 66 out of a total of 189 against a full-strength Indian attack in his team's Champions Trophy warm-up match

Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match
Virat Kohli's fluent half-century and Mohammed Shami's three-wicket haul were the highlights in India's 45-run win via D/L method at the Oval

Yuvraj, Rohit to miss warm-up tie against New Zealand
India will miss Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from viral fever, and Rohit Sharma, who will join the team on match day when they face New Zealand in their first Champions Trophy warm-up match on Sunday

Former Mumbai wicketkeeper Kiran Ashar dies aged 69
Kiran Ashar, the former Mumbai wicketkeeper, died in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness

Harmanpreet breaks into Women's Super League
The Indian T20I captain became the first woman from her country to be picked in England's T20 competition

England have no weaknesses - Kohli
Virat Kohli admitted England, with their batting strength and approach at home, will be the team to beat in the Champions Trophy

BCCI and PCB to discuss bilateral ties on May 29
The BCCI and PCB will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the MoU to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023

BCCI invites applications for India coach role; Kumble a direct entry
India coach Anil Kumble will have to go through a "fair and completely transparent" selection process if he is to continue in his current role after the Champions Trophy

Ashwin plans on doing 'something new' at Champions Trophy
R Ashwin hopes to unleash a few new tricks at the Champions Trophy, to stay one step ahead of his opponents

A knife hanging on our neck if we don't do well - Kohli
Virat Kohli said India don't have the luxury of a slow start in the Champions Trophy, their biggest challenge in a short tournament

Ranji captains, coaches oppose neutral venues
The BCCI's season-old concept of playing Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues has received opposition at the captains' and coaches' meeting held in Mumbai on Tuesday

'In the final, there's 20 runs for nerves. Their nerves showed'
Mitchell Johnson defended 11 in the final over - four off the last ball - as Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title. Here are the reactions from their players and team management after the game

Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish
Mumbai Indians clinched their third IPL title in a pulsating last-ball finish, defending 129 to beat Rising Pune Supergiant by one run

Goswami, Raj star in India's title win
Half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Punam Raut helped India women make light work of a 157 chase in the final against South Africa

IPL broadcast-rights bidding process to begin on July 17
The BCCI has announced that the tender process for the next cycle of IPL television and digital rights will commence on July 17. The rights will be awarded for five years

'Wake-up calls' aid Mumbai's preparation
Rising Pune are worried about a Mumbai Indians backlash after emerging victorious on each of the three occasions this season

Mumbai face the Pune jinx in final
Pune's bowlers have been the reason for their 3-0 head-to-head against Mumbai. They have only allowed one half-century to the most prolific middle-order in the tournament

Karn, Bumrah carry Mumbai into fourth IPL final
Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked up their best T20 bowling figures, combining to take 7 for 23 in seven overs to lift Mumbai Indians into their fourth IPL final

Karthik replaces injured Pandey in Champions Trophy squad
India have included Dinesh Karthik in their squad for the Champions Trophy as a replacement for Manish Pandey, who has been ruled out with a left side strain

History with Mumbai, momentum with KKR
Mumbai Indians have won both their matches against Kolkata Knight Riders this season, but their bowling, which has let them down lately, is in need of a lift if they are to qualify for the final

Harbhajan asks for contracts for India's domestic players
Harbhajan Singh has asked for India's domestic cricketers to be given contracts in order to ensure their financial security

Knight Riders survive rain scare in 1.27 am finish
Having restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 128, Kolkata Knight Riders survived a rain-induced scare to enter the second Qualifier with a seven-wicket win in a shortened chase

India to tour West Indies right after Champions Trophy
India will tour the West Indies for five ODIs and one T20 international in June and July, with the trip beginning almost immediately after the Champions Trophy final in England.

Dhoni, Sundar vault Pune into the final
On a slow pitch, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary and MS Dhoni led Rising Pune Supergiant to 162, a score they defended by 20 runs via Washington Sundar's 3 for 16, clearing their path to the IPL final

Boom or bust for Sunrisers and KKR
The season's best opening pair versus the tournament's fastest team in the Powerplay. It's boom or bust in the Eliminator

Rangaswamy lauds Deepti, Raut after record-breaking stand
Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut broke the record for the highest partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket after the duo struck 320 runs for the first wicket against Ireland in their 249-run win against Potchefstroom

Mandhana returns to India squad for Women's World Cup
Smriti Mandhana, who has been out of action since January with a knee injury sustained during the Women's Big Bash League, has returned to India's squad for the Women's World Cup

Advantage Mumbai as Rising Pune miss key players
Mumbai Indians have plenty of experience in IPL playoffs, and will be at home, against a Rising Pune Supergiant side weakened by the absence of Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir

Kings XI's overseas-batsmen-Indian-bowler plan fails
Kings XI Punjab put their faith in lots of overseas batsmen, and expensive Indian bowlers. It was not repaid

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