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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

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

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

South Africa A triumph with Junior Dala five-for
There were three India A wickets left standing on the final day and the seamer took three of them to wrap up a 235-run victory

Rahul breaks into top ten for Test batsmen
In the allrounder rankings, Ravindra Jadeja was displaced from the top spot - after missing the Pallekele Test - by Shakib Al Hasan

India A floundering in steep pursuit of 447
Half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Rudi Second, and wickets from Andile Phehlukwayo put the hosts in a commanding position

Players mature quickly under new team culture - Kohli
This Indian team has rid itself of a culture in which newcomers were judged, according to Virat Kohli

'If Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives' - MSK Prasad
The chairman of selectors admitted MS Dhoni was not an automatic selection anymore, and made it clear that the next few months will see a lot of rotation in the ODI squad

India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape
The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

Ashwin, Shami lead three-day rout as India complete whitewash
R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami finished with combined second-innings figures of 43.3-12-100-7 as India completed a 3-0 whitewash with an innings win in Pallekele

Ashwin's county cricket stint confirmed
This will be the India offspinner's first stint in county cricket, and he could be available as early as Worcestershire's match against Gloucestershire starting on August 28

Piedt, Hendricks three-fors choke India A
South Africa A amassed a 292-run lead courtesy a disciplined show from their bowlers and an unbroken second-innings fifty stand from their openers

Yuvraj dropped; Ashwin, Jadeja rested for Sri Lanka ODIs
Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have been omitted from India's squad for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour

Don't remember when I last scored hundred - Pandya
After scoring his first Test hundred - also his first official one - the India allrounder was so intoxicated that he just started blurting things out

Modi calls time on cricket administration 'for now'
In his letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Lalit Modi wrote of his decision to resign as president of the Nagaur District Association and urged the national board to release the funds due to the RCA

Pandya's maiden ton headlines 15-wicket day
Hardik Pandya's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of a triumphant second day for India, who made Sri Lanka follow on for the second successive Test match

Stephen Cook makes case with 120
The opener's 41st first-class hundred could put him back in contention for the senior side in the home summer

Under-19 Asia Cup moved out of India
The Asian Cricket Council has withdrawn the hosting rights of the 2017 Under-19 Asia Cup from India and handed it over to Malaysia, following their annual general body meeting

Sri Lanka fight back after Dhawan-Rahul stand
On a day of two halves, Sri Lanka's bowlers fought back after a 188-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, taking six wickets for 141 to leave the Pallekele Test nicely poised

BCCI to appeal against Kerala High Court order on Sreesanth ban
A BCCI official confirmed that the board would approach the court "very soon"

Dhoni, Yuvraj under spotlight in ODI selection
Virat Kohli played down questions over his availability for the ODI series, and stressed that he had plans and combinations that he wanted to discuss with the selectors

Saurashtra announce Uthappa signing for 2017-18 season
The move ends the senior batsman's 15-year-long association with the Karnataka team

Sri Lanka pin hopes on quicks to avoid whitewash
Both teams have lost an influential spinner - Ravindra Jadeja and Rangana Herath, but India still appear to have all bases covered on a green Pallekele surface

Vijay hopes to make 'second innings' count
The India opener was hopeful playing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League T20s could get him in the right frame of mind after a five-month layoff from international cricket

Rana leads rout as India seal youth ODIs
England Under-19s suffered a chastening eight-wicket defeat by India in front of the TV cameras in Canterbury to leave them 2-0 down in the five-match Royal London One-Day Series.

India men's, women's selectors to be given INR 15 lakh each
The board announced a bonus for the two senior selection committees for the impressive performances of the men's and women's teams in recent times

Pitch 'doesn't matter' for Kuldeep's practical approach
The left-arm wristspinner, who is likely to replace the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, says he is happy to bide his time and learn from India's frontline spinners

Axar Patel called in as Jadeja replacement
The left-arm spin-bowling allrounder is a like-for-like replacement for the suspended Ravindra Jadeja

Iyer, Shankar power India A to series title
A quickfire unbeaten 140 from Shreyas Iyer and a 72 from Vijay Shankar steered India A to a seven-wicket win against South Africa A to seal the tri-series final in Pretoria

ICC earning demerit points for inconsistent system
Are match officials more tolerant of poor player behaviour in some series than in others, and why do some players get pulled up for dangerous throws when some others don't?

Law Commission seeks state associations' views on legalising betting
The Supreme Court had mandated the Law Commission to undertake such a study after the Lodha Committee recommended in its report that betting on cricket be made legal in India

Jadeja becomes No. 1 Test allrounder and bowler
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane also climb ICC's Test batting charts

PCB wants Under-19 Asia Cup moved out of India
Bengaluru is scheduled to host the tournament in November, but the PCB hopes it can be shifted to a neutral venue, given the political tension between India and Pakistan

Jadeja suspended for Pallekele Test
The left-arm spinner was docked for throwing the ball 'in a dangerous manner' at Malinda Pushpakumara in the final innings of the Colombo Test

Expected our spinners to make bigger impact - Chandimal
The Sri Lanka captain said his team discussed "using the sweep and reverse sweep shots heavily" in the second innings, and went on to execute that plan well

Kohli stayed confident of victory despite 'high-quality' batting from SL
The Indian captain also said the team did not differentiate between home and away Tests anymore, instead merely concentrating on winning every game they play in the longest format

Jadeja's five-for wraps up India's first innings win in Sri Lanka
The fastest left-armer to 150 Test wickets helped his team to a series victory away from home in eight days of cricket

Sri Lanka's sweeps challenges India's spinners
Things got rather more difficult for India's slow bowlers after they enforced the follow-on, as Sri Lanka delivered on their promise to use the sweep more

Mendis hundred and Karunaratne 92* defy India
After meekly folding for 183 all out in their first innings, Sri Lanka put forward a much better reply after they were made to follow-on

Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet
Dancing down the track to Rangana Herath has proved a productive tactic for India's batsmen in this series, with the knock-on effect of creating opportunities to score off the back foot as well

Ashwin stars as India establish massive advantage
Having become the fastest to the double of 2000 Test runs and 250 wickets, India's premier offspinner had Sri Lanka's batsmen in a spin

Pandey's 93* rescues India A in final-over finish
The India A captain's half-century trumped South Africa A wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen's 108-ball 127 and secured a one-wicket victory for the visitors in Pretoria

I have come back more hungry - Rahul
India opener says team's backing after his shoulder surgery helped motivate him during his recovery phase

Pujara, Harmanpreet recommended for Arjuna Award
The BCCI has nominated Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for the Arjuna Award, following their solid runs with the national men's and women's teams

Pujara, Rahane tons power India to 344 for 3
High-quality centuries from two high-quality India batsmen have put them in command of the Colombo Test

Important to make Rahul feel secure - Kohli
India captain says communication channels within team will ensure the player who is left out understands the situation

Rahul set for return as India aim to close out series
Trailing 0-1, Sri Lanka will need a radical shift from their bowling plan in Galle, and will need to guard against complacency, if they are to keep the three-match series alive

BCCI dumps neutral-venue policy for Ranji Trophy league stage
The knockout matches for the 2017-18 season, however, will continue to be played at neutral venues and the 28 teams participating in the competition be divided into four pools

Pandey, Pant fifties, Siraj three-for thrash Afghanistan A
India A put on a challenging 322 for 5 and restricted Afghanistan A to 209 for 9 with only one opposition batsman - Najibullah Zadran (62) - scoring more than 30

Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram in line for T20I debuts
Between September to December, India will play 23 internationals - three Tests, 11 ODIs and nine T20Is - against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka during the home season

Just needed to 'walk in' to change dressing room mood - Shastri
What did Ravi Shastri have to do to the dressing room atmosphere after Anil Kumble's exit? "Nothing had changed, no special buttons I had to press. It was just that one play button, and off you went," he said

Should India continue with Dhawan and Abhinav?
With KL Rahul almost 100% fit, India are in a dilemma: to leave out Abhinav Mukund or Shikhar Dhawan, or to continue with the winning combination for the second Test?

Harmanpreet to miss Women's Super League
Harmanpreet, who was set to represent Surrey Stars, has been advised a month's rest followed by rehabilitation after an MRI confirmed a tear in her left shoulder

Experienced players 'make big difference' overseas - Pujara
From their wretched form on away tours in 2013-14, the Indian players have added experience and confidence to their repertoire, and are better placed to take on a challenging away season

Bowlers' show on flat deck pleases Kohli
Virat Kohli felt India ticked most boxes during the course of a dominating win in Galle

Sri Lanka's return visit could impact India's tour to South Africa
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play India a second time in 2017, when they pay a return visit to the subcontinent for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I in November and December

Ashwin, Jadeja wrap up 304-run win
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each as India secured their biggest away win in terms of runs, an hour after tea on the fourth day

BCCI appoints Sunil Subramaniam as India team manager
This is the first instance of the India team getting a full-time, professional manager

Vijay Shankar, Axar star as India A win
India A coasted to a seven-wicket win after Karun Nair built on the bowlers' good work to make a half-century

Abhinav, Kohli extend India's lead to 498
India declined to enforce the follow-on after wrapping up a 309-run first-innings lead, and extended it by a further 189 runs by stumps on day three

India run through top order after amassing 600
India's lower order propelled them to 600 before their bowlers left Sri Lanka five down and 247 short of the follow-on mark at stumps on day two

Lodha 'shocked' at BCCI's rejection of major reforms
Justice RM Lodha, who headed the Lodha Committee, said the BCCI's partial acceptance removes the "heart, kidney and lungs" of the reforms suggested by the panel

BCCI agrees to accept all but five Lodha recommendations
The BCCI has agreed to accept most of the Lodha recommendations after an SGM on Wednesday, but were strongly against implementing five reforms

Behardien, Pretorius star in South Africa A's thrilling win
Farhaan Behardien held his nerve to make 37 not out as South Africa A opened their tri-series campaign with a two-wicket win over India A in Pretoria

Dhawan, Pujara tons put India in control
Shikhar Dhawan's career-best 190 and a chanceless, unbeaten 144 led India to a commanding position on day one of the Galle Test

'Spike got stuck in the pitch' - Mithali Raj
The India women captain said she couldn't keep up her running momentum because a spike from her shoe got stuck as she sprinted for the single

India look to defy ghosts of past Galle defeats
India have grown in strength since their 2015 defeat in Galle, but they need to be clinical for sustained periods to take down Sri Lanka at what has become an impregnable fortress

'The bond within the team is outstanding' - Kohli
The India captain feels development of a tight-knit team is the biggest success of his captaincy apart from the rise to No. 1 on the rankings

Shaky Sri Lanka brace for tougher test
While India will rely on Cheteshwar Pujara in the absence of their first-choice openers, much of Sri Lanka's fortunes will depend on Kusal Mendis and stand-in captain Rangana Herath

CoA allegations 'unsubstantiated, hypothetical' - Srinivasan
Responding to its allegations that he, along with other disqualified administrators, had "hijacked" the BCCI's June 26 SGM, N Srinivasan has accused the CoA of projecting a picture of him that would "prejudice" him in the eyes of the Supreme Court

'Every Test match is a blessing'
Two days before what is set to be his 50th Test match, R Ashwin spoke about how he has changed, as a cricketer and a person, in the two years since he last toured Sri Lanka

Supreme Court softens stance, to reconsider some proposals
It indicated that recommendations such as the one-state-one-vote policy would be part of the discussions at the next hearing on August 18

Rahul ruled out of Galle Test with viral fever
The BCCI's medical team has advised him some rest 'as a precautionary measure'

A day to ask: where were you?
A thrilling Women's World Cup final at a sold out Lord's was a match years in the making and can define the future of the game

The time is right for Women's IPL - Raj
Mithali Raj believes India's lack of experience was a telling factor in their narrow defeat in the Women's World Cup final

'Anya Shrubsole, what a hero'
Reactions from the England players and team management after their triumph over India in a nail-biting World Cup final at Lord's

Shrubsole six-for snatches World Cup for England
A six-wicket haul from Anya Shrubsole won England their fourth World Cup after a thrilling final at Lord's

Raj eyes World Cup glory in hope of brighter future
India captain Mithali Raj hoped on the eve of the final that an Indian win would inspire young girls in the country to take up the sport, and serve as the catalyst for a women's IPL

Drum to add festive touch at Lord's finale
MCC makes exception for Bharat Army after consulting with ICC

Hemang Amin appointed COO of IPL
The BCCI has named Hemang Amin as the new Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League

India batsmen tune up for Galle with runs
Virat Kohli was the only batsmen to make fifty plus, while Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha all crossed 30 before retiring out

India's chance to spur a revolution
While England are on a seven-match winning streak, India have overcome a mini-slump to topple New Zealand and Australia on their way to the grand finale at Lord's

Rahul 'nervous' about Test comeback
The India opener hit a fifty in his first competitive fixture in four months, but doubts persist after a serious shoulder injury

India ready to embrace a defining moment
India have played in front of the two previous sellout crowds at the World Cup, but the final at a packed Lord's will be a whole new experience

Kuldeep, Jadeja rip through SL Board President's XI
Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav scythed through Sri Lanka Board President's batting to bowl them out for 187, before India finished the first warm-up day at 135 for 3

Did Srinivasan, Shah 'hijack' crucial BCCI meeting?
The Committee of Administrators had complained to the Supreme Court that N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah acted against the BCCI's efforts to reform. Was it right?

Chandimal ruled out of Galle Test
The 27-year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia; Rangana Herath likely to lead

'WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet'
India captain Mithali Raj pointed to Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana's inputs on Australia players, courtesy their WBBL stints, as being key to plotting Australia's downfall in the semi-final in Derby

'I wanted to prove myself' - Harmanpreet
Facing the world champions, in the semi-final of the Women's World Cup, brought the best out of Harmanpreet Kaur

Kohli basks in 'iconic' Sri Lanka memories
India's win over Sri Lanka in 2015 set the template for the team's success since then, said Virat Kohli

Kaur's 171* sets up final against England
Harmanpreet Kaur's 171 not out off 115 balls razed Australia and vaulted India into their second World Cup final

Shastri wants focus back on players after recent episodes
After the protracted saga preceding his own appointment as the new India coach, Ravi Shastri is eager for the focus to shift to his players and their cricket

'India can beat Australia' - Chopra
The former India captain believes that Australia's confidence is the only thing which will be missing in the Indian line-up

Defending champs brace for resurgent India
A rousing victory against New Zealand in their last league match will give India a measure of belief as they head into a semi-final against a dominant Australia side that seems to have all bases covered

'Shouldn't have taken anyone on face value' - Vinod Rai
CoA chairman Vinod Rai has stated he did not have the "foggiest idea" about the total breakdown in talks between Indian captain Virat Kohli and former India coach Anil Kumble

Bharat Arun named India bowling coach, Bangar assistant coach
India's support staff have been given two-year contracts extending until the end of the 2019 World Cup

'Disruptive elements' stalling Lodha reforms - Rai
In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Vinod Rai, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, believes the BCCI is running out of time in its objections to the Lodha reforms

Shastri recommends Bharat Arun for India bowling coach
India's new head coach Ravi Shastri has recommended to the BCCI that Bharat Arun be appointed the bowling coach

Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Sri Lanka
An injury in the right wrist has ruled M Vijay out of the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests

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