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Indore to host second Ranji final in a row
This season's final will be played from December 29, running into the new year

Hodge named Kings XI Punjab's head coach
Australia's T20 veteran signs three-year deal, will report to Virender Sehwag

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

Rohit's rampaging double-ton levels series
Rohit Sharma razed his way to an unbeaten 208, his third ODI double-ton, to thrust India to a series-levelling win in Mohali

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

India opt out of warm-up game ahead of SA Tests
Visitors want to have training sessions instead, says CSA

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

'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

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

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.

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonty Rhodes leaves Mumbai Indians after nine seasons
New Zealand''s James Pamment, the former Northern Districts coach, has been announced as Rhodes' replacement for the three-time IPL champions

Two sessions lost in Vidarbha-Kerala quarter-final
In the 24 overs that were played, Kerala took three top order wickets as Vidarbha finished the day on 45 for 3

Easwaran's 129 leads Bengal's recovery
His 175-run partnership with Anustup Majumdar (94) completed Bengal's comeback on the opening day after they were reduced to 59 for 4 by Gujarat in the opening session

Vinay Kumar hat-trick as Karnataka dominate Mumbai
Vinay Kumar finished with 6 for 34 to blow Mumbai away for 173 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Nagpur

Vikas Mishra gives Delhi slight advantage
The highest partnership any MP pair could post was 59, as the Delhi bowlers - led by left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra - kept the pressure on the batting team through the day

Kohli ranked No. 2 among Test batsmen
The India captain is behind only Steven Smith in Tests, and he also holds the top rank in ODIs and T20Is

ICC to take up pollution issue after Delhi Test draws criticism
The Indian Medical Association wrote to the BCCI saying it was troubled by the Test match taking place in hazardous conditions while Sri Lanka manager Asanka Gurusinha urged ICC to deploy air-quality meters in the future

Vinay Kumar hat-trick rips through Mumbai line-up
Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar ran through the Mumbai line-up with a hat-trick across two overs, after he opted to bowl in the quarter-final in Nagpur

BCCI drafts new international commitments
The BCCI has worked out a "balanced" schedule in the new FTP spanning 2019-23, which would protect the players' interests as well as the board's revenues

India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara
With fitness being on agenda, India players have become better athletes, their ground fielding has improved, but nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players
IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player retention before the 2018 auction and the use of right-to-match cards during the auction

Rahul, India quicks to miss Ranji knockouts
While KL Rahul will miss Karnataka's quarter-final due to a niggle, the fast bowlers selected for the South Africa tour have all been rested

Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0
Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

Maharashtra close to accepting Lodha reforms
"The resolution is to agree to implement and support the Lodha Committee reforms along with any modifications that the court might pass,"Abhay Apte, MCA president said

SL coach Pothas mulls fading light 'coincidence'
In the dying moments of the fourth day, Sri Lanka lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed too dark for the quicks to operate and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor
The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) sent its doctor on call to the Sri Lanka dressing room for a medical check-up during the lunch on the fourth day, but the purpose of the test and its methodology was lost on the Sri Lanka camp

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan
After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Jadeja, Shami keep India on course for 2-0
Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja ripped through Sri Lanka's top order after India set them 410 to win the Delhi Test or survive the best part of four sessions to save it

Washington Sundar, Thampi, Hooda in India's T20 squad
The trio along with Saurashtra seamer Jaydev Unadkat, who last played international cricket in June 2016, have been rewarded for their impressive performances in the IPL earlier this year.

Bumrah earns maiden Test call-up for SA tour
India's chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said it was hard to look beyond Bumrah for the fifth fast bowler's slot given his "phenomenal" form

Not the kind of pitches we wanted - Shami
The India fast bowler said the team hasn't been provided with the pitches they wanted in preparation for the South Africa tour, but that they made for a good test of their fitness

Centuries for Mathews and Chandimal but India still on top
Having kept it locked up all through this tour, Sri Lanka finally reminded everyone of the batting quality they possess, as centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and, at long last, Angelo Mathews helped them avoid the follow-on at the Feroz Shah Kotla

CoA skips BCCI objections, polishes Lodha reforms
The two-member panel, in charge of BCCI, has submitted the new draft constitution in the Supreme Court, which is likely to take a final decision in January

Bumrah, third spinner on selectors' agenda for South Africa
The selectors are set to pick the Test squad for South Africa on Monday evening after the third day's play in Delhi

'We had players coming off and vomiting' - Pothas
Sri Lanka were unable to cope with conditions in Delhi, where the air quality dipped to "very unhealthy" levels on Sunday

Prithvi Shaw to lead India in Under-19 World Cup
Punjab's Shubman Gill, who was the top scorer in the Youth ODI series in England earlier this year, has been named as Shaw's deputy

Delhi pollution interrupts India-Sri Lanka Test
In the post-lunch session, at least five of their fielders came out wearing masks and a little later they appeared not to have enough healthy players to put on the park

Kohli's 243 hands India massive advantage
Either side of a stop-start hour in which the focus of the Delhi Test shifted to the quality of the city's air, India extended their dominance over Sri Lanka with bat and ball

Sutherland confident of day-night Test against India next summer
With Australia slated to play atleast one day-night Test at home every summer, India and Sri Lanka are expected to pink-ball matches when they tour the country next year

Vijay, Kohli tons cement India's dominance
M Vijay and Virat Kohli added 283 for the third wicket, utterly dispiriting Sri Lanka until Lakshan Sandakan gave them something to cheer with two quick wickets late in the day

Must-win scenario beckons battle-weary Sri Lanka
They do not have a Test win in India and they must find one in Delhi to level the series

Kohli, Dhoni meet CoA about player contracts
No decisions have been made yet, but Vinod Rai, the head of the committee of administrators, said discussions were "fruitful"

PCB files notice of dispute against BCCI
The PCB's efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the ICC

BCCI fined INR 52.24 crore for 'anti-competitive conduct'
The penalty by the Competition Commission of India centred around the board's assurance to IPL broadcasters that it would not sanction, recognise or support another Indian T20 League competitive to the IPL for a sustained period of ten years

BCCI treasurer accused of threatening board CFO
The Supreme Court of India has asked the BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry to respond to a complaint made by the board's CFO that Chaudhry gave him threats on more than one occasion

Kerala to play their first Ranji quarter-final against Vidarbha
A Ranji Trophy match will be telecast for the first time this season, a ground will make its Ranji debut, and a team will play the first knockout match in its Ranji history

First-innings lead secures Bengal's quarterfinal spot
Vidarbha took first-innings points against Himachal Pradesh in Nagpur and finished on top of the Group D table

Karnataka win big with Gowtham 10-for; to face Mumbai in quarterfinals
In Hyderabad, Group A runners-up Delhi drew their final match after the hosts amassed 442 in their second innings. Delhi will face Madhya Pradesh in the next round

TN collapse helps Baroda end season with win
And Madhya Pradesh joined Mumbai in the quarter-finals from Group C, after beating Odisha by seven wickets

Smith extends lead as No. 1 Test batsman, Pujara climbs to No. 2
A substantial knock in the next Test could put the Australia captain in the second position on the on the all-time list of most points accumulated by a Test batsman, only behind Sir Don Bradman

Gujarat, Kerala through to quarters after bonus-point wins
While Gujarat finished at the top of the Group B table with a ten-wicket win over Jharkhand, Kerala thumped Haryana by an innings and eight runs

BCCI SGM on December 11, after ICC FTP workshop
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators had asked the BCCI to hold a meeting before the ICC workshop, given the importance of the FTP on the agenda, but the board has failed to meet the date

Kulkarni and Kothari's four-fors seal Mumbai's quarter-final berth
Tamil Nadu's bowlers leave them with chance of an outright win, and MP made to wait in search of one after Odisha's batsmen grind it out

Agarwal racks up 1000 runs in season after Karnataka bag lead
Group A round-up: Hyderabad concede a massive first-innings lead to Delhi, and Assam's winless season ends with seven-wicket defeat

Bengal almost through to knockouts; Fazal's 206 propels Vidarbha
Punjab made Services follow-on whereas Vidarbha took a first-innings lead against Himachal Pradesh

Thampi leads Kerala's surge towards quarter-final spot
The fast bowler made his maiden first-class fifty and topped it up with two wickets in two overs. Elsewhere, defending champions Gujarat too built a solid case for qualification

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead
Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows the third Test in Delhi from December 2. Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side in Kohli's absence

'Lost a lot of focus worrying about Tests' - Rohit
Having scored his third Test century in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma admitted he had been prone to putting too much pressure on himself early in his Test career, and was now far more relaxed

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win
Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

Pujara adds slip catching and quick singles to his armoury
India's preparation for their tour of South Africa continues unimpeded

Gujarat, Kerala ahead in qualification race
The possibility of a three-way tie added to a fascinating subplot on an action-packed day

Anmolpreet 252* powers Punjab; Fazal, Ramaswamy rattle Himachal
Elsewhere, Keenan Vaz and Amogh Desai steadied Goa after Bengal's Ashok Dinda struck to pick three wickets on the day

Bista, Lad tons elevate Mumbai's quarter-final hopes
Patidar ton puts Madhya Pradesh in a strong position for an outright win and a knockouts berth, Tamil Nadu make slow progress against Baroda

Hyderabad battling to save follow-on against Delhi
Middle order rally keeps Railways in the hunt for first innings points over table toppers Karnataka; Assam eye consolation win

Kohli, Rohit bat Sri Lanka out of Nagpur Test
India continued to reap a rich harvest for all the hard work done sowing the crop on day two

Mumbai stutter after dismissing Tripura for 195
Mumbai lose Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer early, MP bundle out Odisha for 147 and Swapnil Singh rescues Baroda after TN pacers strike

Barot hits ton for Saurashtra; Gujarat keep pace for qualification
Things got tighter in a group which presents the possibility of a three-way tie

Teenagers Gill and Anmolpreet run amok for Punjab
Both batsmen made 129 each - at a strike-rate over 70 - as Services bowlers had a day to forget. Elsewhere, Bengal kept their chances of qualification alive with centuries from Shreevats Goswami and Anustup Majumdar

Vijay, Pujara grind Sri Lanka into Nagpur dust
That safe, warm, fuzzy, home-like feeling was back for India as their two most valuable batsmen in recent times reunited to keep others blissfully unaware of any dangers there might have been of the new ball or the fresh bowlers or scoreboard pressure

Seventeen overs, nine ducks, and a team total of 2
The Nagaland women's Under-19 team scored only one run off the bat, with a wide contributing the second run to their team total

Ashwin, Jadeja hand India advantage on 11-wicket day
Treating these Tests almost as tour games for the series in South Africa, India were in no danger of the apparent disrespect to Sri Lanka, biting them on the backside instead

Harmanpreet extends stint at Sydney Thunder by two seasons
India's T20I captain had an impressive WBBL debut with the Sydney Thunder last season

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa
Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

Seam-friendly tracks against SL the only way to prepare for SA - Kohli
The short gap between the Sri Lanka series and the South Africa tour has forced the team to get into a "game situation" as preparation for the tour, according to the India captain Virat Kohli

Mumbai drop Nayar for final Ranji game
A newsfile of all the developments from India's Ranji Trophy ahead of the seventh round of matches beginning November 25, 2017

CoA gives FTP nod even as BCCI fails to call SGM
The Committee of Administrators had asked the board to fix a date for the Special General Meeting ahead of the ICC conference on December 8 and 9, but there has been little movement on the matter

IPL franchises split over player retentions
While a few franchises have suggested retaining five players, others favoured utilising the right-to-match cards

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too
The Indian team management is understood to have asked the BCCI to prepare pitches that would serve as preparation for the South Africa tour

Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas
The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

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