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Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday
It is not clear why Amir's visa was issued later than the rest of the squad's, but his arrival will no doubt boost an inexperienced pace attack

Bracey's rearguard ton can't save Gloucestershire
Twenty-year-old Bracey battled away for seven hours and 28 minutes to make an unbeaten 120 but Glamorgan got home by six wickets

Northeast shows brave defiance but Virdi's twirl the talk
Hampshire's recent batting signing made a big impression, but Surrey were not to be denied

Hard toil ends long wait for Derbyshire
At the 24th time of asking Derbyshire have finally won a Championship match at home. When the run was broken, it came in the most unlikely circumstances

Wells hundred draws line under Grace Road stalemate
Luke Wells scored an unbeaten century as Sussex batted out for a draw against Leicestershire

Amla's feats acknowledged with national award
The batsman has been handed South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga which recognises achievements of those in the fields of arts‚ culture‚ literature‚ music‚ journalism and sport

Mujeeb denies Iyer in dramatic last-ball win for Kings XI Punjab
The 17-year-old mystery spinner defended 16 in the last over to put Kings XI Punjab on top of the points table

Regional academies first step in BCB decentralisation
Eighteen years after the idea was first mooted, the BCB is set to widen its canvas and open new branches of the National Cricket Academy outside Dhaka

Pakistan hit by Mohammad Amir visa delay
There had been confusion as to the reasons of the delay, with some reports suggesting it was because he has also separately applied for a longer-term spouse visa

Sunrisers seek turnaround at Wankhede without Bhuvneshwar
After starting the tournament with three straight wins, Sunrisers are now coming on the back of two losses and may have to field a depleted side

Coad finishes with 10 in hefty Yorkshire win
Yorkshire were under the cosh during the first morning before recovering to 256 and driving the contest from then onwards, claiming 21 points to three

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies
They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test as CSA confirm 2018-19 fixtures
South Africa will play five home Tests, 13 ODIs and nine T20s in the 2018-19 summer, which will see incoming tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

K Gowtham 'believed' in his miracle
The equation read 43 off 17 balls when an uncapped batsman walks in to play but his fifth IPL innings. One of the best death bowlers in the world will take charge of the next over. How do you think the game ends?

Ackermann century ensures strong Leicestershire riposte
Leicestershire faced a formidable Sussex total but Colin Ackermann looked it in the eye to bring hopes of a solid start to the season

Sidebottom's 10-wicket haul heaps more misery on Northants
Back-to-back defeats against the two relegated counties have given Northants a tough start to their Division Two campaign

Lloyd puts Glamorgan in Severn heaven
David Lloyd's career-best has given Glamorgan an excellent chance of victory in the Severnside derby

Derbyshire close in on rare home win
An unbeaten 157 from opener Luis Reece - and an opening stand of 219 - was part of another dominant day against Middlesex

Can Somerset supporters dare to dream?
A victory in the opening match of the Championship season will inevitably have supporters quietly asking themselves if this could be the year

Pope and Virdi offer a glimpse at exciting future
Virdi, a 19-year-old offspinner, claimed Hashim Amla and James Vince in one over as Surrey pressed for victory at The Oval

Porter stars again to end Lancashire's brave chase
Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie all threatened match-winning hands, but all fell to Porter as the defending champions held on by 31 runs

Notts barely cling on in disastrous final session
Ben Coad rediscovered his destructive form of 2017 as Yorkshire took the extra half hour in a failed attempt to force a three-day victory

Archer, Gowtham hand Mumbai another final-over defeat
Rajasthan Royals' two big uncapped signings turned it on at critical moments to swing an exceedingly tight game

Stamp issued in honour of Jhulan Goswami's 200 ODI wickets
Sourav Ganguly was present at the unveiling of the stamp, which features Goswami's mugshot in India colours next to an image of Kolkata's iconic Victoria Memorial

Want to make the game as simple as possible - Strauss
Under the radical format put forward last week, the matches will consist of 15 six-ball overs and a 10-ball over to complete the 100 deliveries

Daredevils seek to change fortunes at home
Delhi Daredevils finally get two consecutive home games, but they face a formidable Kings XI Punjab first

Rayudu, Chahar the difference as CSK pull off another close win
Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win

DLS explainer: Why Kings XI had to chase just 125
How dose the DLS system work? And would the VJD method have made a difference to KKR's chances?

Dinesh Karthik questions Kings XI's revised target
Knight Riders captain also suggests considering VJD method for revising targets in IPL, instead of current DLS system

Inaugural USA Cricket election slated for May 18
All eligible candidates will be announced to voters on May 13, with the winners to be declared on June 11

Allrounder Ishant and Burgess' ton propel Sussex
Michael Burgess made a century against his former club and Ishant Sharma was able to raise his bat for the first time in his career

Ambrose's new-season bounce grinds down Northants
Ambrose took his side from a strong position to a totally dominant one as he gained the measure of a slow wicket to work the Northants attack around

Shaun Marsh's debut hundred gives Glamorgan control
Marsh joined fellow Australians Matthew Elliott and Mark Cosgrove in having scored a first-class century on debut for Glamorgan

Derbyshire raise expectations of ending barren home run
Derbyshire have not won a Championship match at home since September 2014 but that possibility has again presented itself after they won a dominant position against Middlesex with two days remaining

Henry bags 12-wicket haul to set up Kent win
Matt Henry claimed career-best match figures of 12 for 73 to guide Kent to a comfortable victory over Durham in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash

Pujara's running issues reach Yorkshire but Ballance holds firm

Borthwick shows signs of better times ahead
Scott Borthwick and Ben Foakes swung the match in Surrey's favour

Hildreth punishes Worcestershire's drops

Foster's champion grit builds hefty lead
Foster, who briefly contemplated retirement last year, added 103 with Simon Harmer to take the game away from Lancashire

De Villiers magic powers RCB to thumping win
The South Africa batsman's 39-ball 90, his highest IPL score in a chase, lifted RCB to their second win

The best batting line-up v the best bowling line-up this IPL
Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt after being hit on his elbow on Thursday and did not train with the Sunrisers on the eve of the match.

Squad for England tour 'best of the best' - Sarfraz
Sarfraz Ahmed believes extensive preparation in the lead up to Ireland's inaugural Test and two Tests in England will help team cope up with difficult challenges

Rajasthan Royals in need of batting revival
Rohit's return to form mirrors Mumbai's rise. Can they sustain the surge?

Gayle, Rahul launch Kings XI to the top
The two openers smashed fifties in a revised chase of 125 off 13 overs to crush Kolkata Knight Riders

Warne slams Cricket Australia's 'greed'
The former Australia spinner has criticised the board's decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer

Watson, the quiet marauder
The allrounder from Australia doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand

Raine's late double tilts day to Leicestershire
Luke Wright and Ben Brown had put Sussex in a solid position but their hard work was undone

Sidebottom takes advantage of slipshod Northants
Sidebottom, playing in just his ninth first-class game, tore through the Northants lower order to claim a maiden five-wicket haul

de Lange's Glamorgan best takes the honours
Gloucestershire's lower order kept the team afloat after a tough start in which Lukas Carey also impressed

Markram fails to get off the mark ... twice
Aiden Markram collected a pair on his very first day of Championship cricket as Matt Henry starred for Kent

Viljoen revives Derbyshire amid Roland-Jones injury worry
Toby Roland-Jones was only able to bowl five overs on the opening as he left the field with some back soreness

Yorkshire's tail rallies to leave Headingley's faithful with something to care for
As spectators soaked up the sunshine on an entertaining day, conversation often turned to the ECB's controversial plans for 100-ball cricket

Surrey hit back after Dawson sparks a tailspin
Fidel Edwards' pace also caught the eye on the opening day at The Oval where almost 3000 spectators soaked up the action

Renshaw stands out with debut century
Worcestershire seamer Ed Barnard also impressed on the opening day as 18 wickets fell in seam-friendly conditions

Porter and Harmer back in harness as Essex recover the poise of champions
Essex supporters watched the two standout performers of last season's title-winning team go about their work under an unseasonable April sun

Bottom-placed teams look for season-altering spark
Rain could be a dampener as Royal Challengers Bangalore begin a sequence of four straight home games, against Delhi Daredevils

Royals fall flat after Watson century
The Australia allrounder sizzled against his former team to score his fourth T20 century as Super Kings reigned supreme at their adopted home ground

Narine v Gayle in tussle for top spot
Chris Gayle has a formidable record against his former team, having scored 532 runs in 13 innings at an average of nearly 50 and a strike-rate of 152.43

Gurusinha to head SLC's High Performance Unit
SLC hopes to utilise the former batsman's expertise to bridge the gap between the national team and its talent production line

Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19
Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-year term following recent changes to Sri Lanka's Sports Law

What's in Ed Smith's inbox?
England's new national selector has the challenge of trying to solve long-standing issues with the Test side

Mosaddek, Mithun salvage draw for South Zone
The two batsmen hit counterattacking centuries in the second innings after Central Zone had secured a 111-run first-innings lead in Rajshahi

Ed Smith appointed as ECB National Selector
Ed Smith, the former Kent captain turned journalist, has been named as the new National Selector

The end of the beer snake? Surrey make bold environmental commitment
Club commits to ambitious initiative to phase out single-use plastic by the year 2020

CA aims to appoint new coach, ODI captain ahead of England tour
The process was set in motion as the CA Board met in Melbourne on Friday

'Sehwag saved IPL by picking me' - Gayle
Gayle, with all the big T20 batting records to his name, has nothing more to prove, but wants people to "just put some respect on the name"

Arafat, Shoriful strangle East Zone twice to seal innings victory
The rookie seamers extracted ample assistance from an unusually green Mirpur pitch as North Zone romped to an innings-and-28-run win at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

'Leaving Dutch cricket in a better state than when I turned up' - Borren
The outgoing Netherlands captain has said he is retiring to give the younger players the best chance to gain experience under Pieter Seelar with qualification for the 2020 World T20 and success in the 13-team ODI League in mind

Gayle's blazing ton hands Sunrisers first loss
The opener smashed his sixth IPL hundred and 21st overall in T20s to lead Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3, a score that proved too much for Sunrisers Hyderabad

'Good luck understanding our great game'
The ECB took the game by surprise when it announced that the new city-based tournament to be launched in 2020 will be based around a 100-ball concept rather than T20

Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging
Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

ECB to propose '100-ball' competition
The ECB's new city-based T20 competition could be set to be a 100-balls-a-side affair, according to a radical proposal released today

SACA says key elements of MoU yet to be discussed with CSA
SACA's fear is that if the MoU is not signed by the time the current deal expires, South African players may consider their options elsewhere rather than commit to cricket at home

County cricket would improve my game - Kohli
The India captain has been strongly linked with Surrey in recent months with the BCCI keen that key players have the chance to get used to conditions in England

Afridi named in World XI for West Indies charity match
Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera were also among the first group of World XI players confirmed for the side that will be captained by Eoin Morgan

CSK arranges chartered train for diehard fans
The 'Whistle Podu Express' will carry around 1000 fans from Chennai to Pune, with the team management to bear all expenses

Michael Papps announces first-class retirement
The first man to score 10,000 runs in the Plunket Shield has called time on his playing days

Open BCCI to public scrutiny: Law panel tells Indian govt
Law Commissions wants the Indian cricket board to be brought under the Right to Information Act

CSK seek to recreate stronghold at new home
Both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who are recovering from injuries, trained on the eve of the match against Rajasthan Royals and could be fit to play on Friday

Borren calls time on Netherlands career
Allrounder Pieter Seelaar takes over the captaincy, while Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager

CSA proposes interim agreement to extend contract negotiation with players
With only seven working days left before the negotiation period ends, Cricket South Africa are looking to give three-month contract extensions to players

Khawaja joins Glamorgan for T20 campaign
The Australia left hander will be available for all 14 group matches and will play alongside Shaun Marsh

BPL teams to have a maximum of four overseas players in 2018
The 2017 edition of the tournament allowed team to play five overseas players in their XI, but the next edition will go back to the original rule

Kuldeep, Chawla, Rana lift KKR to top of table
Spin limited Rajasthan Royals to 160 and an aggressive batting approach then helped Kolkata Knight Riders chase down their target with six balls remaining

BCB cuts contracts list for 2018 to ten
Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain among players who have been kept out of the coveted list

Ed Smith set to be named England head selector
Smith is understood to have been preferred from a shortlist that also included Andy Flower, Derek Pringle, Mike Selvey and one of the current selectors, Mick Newell

The toilet leading a women's cricket revo-loo-tion
Muslim Uddin's camp for women cricketers in Bogra, run out of a toilet converted into an office and storeroom, has produced international cricketers such as Khadija Tul Kubra, Ritu Moni and Sharmin Akhter

Can Kings XI keep Mohali win-record intact?
They've won two in two here this season, but Sunrisers Hyderabad have traditionally had the better results at this venue - and they are the form team of 2018 too

Surrey open to Warner, Smith county deals
Surrey coach Michael Di Venuto said it would be "mad" not to consider either of the pair if the ECB allowed such a move

TalkSPORT beat BBC to England's overseas radio rights
Test Match Special, the BBC's flagship cricket commentary, will be off-air this winter for the first time in 13 years

Cricket Australia to begin hunt for new coach on Friday
Reports in the Australia media suggest Justin Langer could be the one to take over from Darren Lehmann, who had resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal

Wrong replay puts broadcasters in focus again
It has emerged that the third umpire might have looked at the wrong replay after being referred to for a no-ball, with pictures showing the batsman Umesh Yadav at the non-striker's end during RCB's clash against Mumbai

Frustrated by RCB bowling at the death - Vettori
The RCB coach also pointed out to the contrasting strategies applied by spinners of both teams as a difference-maker

No Irani Cup in 2018-19 domestic season?
The BCCI's technical committee has also proposed that the Ranji Trophy include a pre-quarterfinal round, and that Bihar feature in the tournament

The mysterious snubbing of Fawad Alam
A look at Fawad Alam's record since his last Test match for Pakistan in November 2009

Rohit, Lewis batter Royal Challengers in imposing win
Mumbai Indians managed to break their three-match losing streak with a massive 46-run win

'Getting back into the groove has been challenging' - Lynn
The Kolkata Knight Riders opener talks about his recovery from his latest shoulder injury, and explains his team's flexible strategy at the top of the order

In-form KKR out to breach Royals' fortress
Royals are on a nine-match winning streak in Jaipur and are on a high after plotting RCB's downfall in Bengaluru

Russell to return to West Indies squad in fundraiser for Irma-Maria damage
The allrounder has been named in a 13-man squad that will take on an ICC Rest of the World XI at Lord's to raise funds for rehabilitation of cricket centres in the Caribbean

FICA alert: Players desperate to board free-agency flight
A survey of 300 cricketers around the world indicate a growing willingness to forego international cricket and national contracts to play T20 leagues

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