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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

Wade's move home to Tasmania confirmed
Matthew Wade's return home to Tasmania has been officially confirmed after he was named in the state's list of contracted players for 2017-18

'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is'
Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts has questioned the fitness of the current pace attack on the eve of the first Test against England at Edgbaston

ODI form may not be enough to earn Mahmudullah Test recall
With Mosaddek Hossain and Sabbir Rahman likely to retain their spots after impressing in Sri Lanka, the selectors have some difficult decisions to make before naming the 14-player squad for the Test series against Australia

Buttler keeps Lancashire in last-eight shake-up
Lancashire kept their NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive by brushing Worcestershire aside in their penultimate North Group game at Emirates Old Trafford

Farrell five-for sees Stars outshine Thunder
Rene Farrell claimed only the second five-wicket haul in one-and-a-half seasons of Kia Super League cricket as Surrey Stars beat Lancashire to maintain their winning start

Umar Akmal furious at Arthur snub
Batsman accuses Pakistan head coach of being abusive, lashes out at being denied the opportunity to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy

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

Taylor leaves Sussex due to family reasons
The club's T20 captain has returned home to New Zealand and a decision is yet to be taken over his availability for the quarter-finals

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

England gears up for pink-ball bow
West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

Lehmann confident of Warner's fitness after neck blow
The batsman passed a concussion test on Tuesday following the incident, but sat out of the final day of the practice game as a precaution

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

McCarthy aces 174 chase, Stars fall to sixth successive loss
Andre Fletcher and Marlon Samuels blitzed fifties to lead St. Lucia Stars to 173, but couldn't prevent Jamaica Tallawahs from completing the fourth-highest successful chase in CPL history

'Let's rewrite history' - Law's call to West Indies
Stuart Law believes West Indies can "exploit the weaknesses" in the England side and prove their critics wrong

Reece puts Derbyshire on brink of last eight
Luis Reece has had a fine T20 season and Derbyshire needed him again after an uncertain display against Durham

Finn destroys Gloucestershire to keep Middlesex hoping
Middlesex's heavy win propelled them from bottom to third in the table with one game remaining - although Essex, Kent and Surrey all have a game in hand.

England selection conundrum amid pink ball uncertainty
An undercooked England side will go into their first day-night Test almost as pink as the ball in these conditions

Bates plunders first KSL century in stunning all-round display
Suzie Bates hit a sensational unbeaten 119 as champions Southern Vipers thumped Loughborough Lightning by 46 runs in Derby

Ottis Gibson compensation agreed but will stay for West Indies Test series
The England bowling coach, is expected to be unveiled as South Africa's new head coach within days but he will not start his new role until after the end of the third Test

Thisara, Siriwardana return to ODI squad
Sri Lanka's squad for the five-match series against India also includes Malinda Pushpakumara and Vishwa Fernando, who are yet to make their ODI debuts

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

When is tea, how are ticket sales? Edgbaston day-night Test FAQs
What you need to know about the first Test in England's home series against West Indies

Joel Garner warns hosts against underestimating West Indies
The West Indies' team manager said anyone who writes off the no. 8 ranked side does so "at their peril"

Maxwell adjusts bowling action ahead of Bangladesh tour
Victorian team-mate Peter Handscomb is also willing to keep wicket "if it's good for team balance" in Bangladesh

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

Chris Lynn misses out on Queensland contract
Batsman Chris Lynn, who was named in Australia's Champions Trophy squad earlier this year, has not been offered a Queensland contract for the 2017-18 season

Warner retires hurt after being hit by bouncer
The incident occurred while he was batting in a practice match in Darwin, and he left the field unaided to be assessed by medical staff

Imperious Ramdin propels Knight Riders into the knockouts
Trinbago Knight Riders orchestrated a come-from-behind win, courtesy Denesh Ramdin's rampant 35-ball 59 not out, to pick up a four-wicket win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'
England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

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

Mashrafe urges senior quartet to step up in Australia Tests
The senior bowler said Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah will have to lead the way against the first Australian Test side to visit Bangladesh in 11 years

'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal
Not once could Sri Lanka push a Test match to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite badly about that

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

Owner of Stellenbosch franchise pulls out of T20 Global League
The investment company was one of two local buyers - out of eight - unveiled as franchise owners by Cricket South Africa in June

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

Stoinis heads home to Western Australia
Allrounder Marcus Stoinis will return to his home state of Western Australia for the 2017-18 season, after spending the past five summers playing with Victoria

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

Miserly Rashid Khan sets up maiden Guyana win
Darren Sammy's final-over effort did not pay off as Guyana Amazon Warriors knocked off the eight runs needed to clinch their first win of the season

Powell strolls to hundred in untaxing warm-up
West Indies' batsmen looked in good order and Kieran Powell struck a century as a less-than-testing warm-up against a weakened Derbyshire side ended in a tame draw

Root shoulders the demands of the England captaincy
Joe Root is discovering the relentless demands made on an England captain - and that is even before he begins to think about the Ashes

Sri Lanka 'keen' to visit Pakistan for T20s in September
Pakistan could be on the verge of hosting their highest-profile international visitor in the last eight years, with Sri Lanka considering a visit for a T20 in September-October

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

Christian's all-round show takes Notts through
Alex Hepburn's new Worcestershire record could not stop Dan Christian sweeping Nottinghamshire into the quarter-finals

Finch's brutal over gives Surrey the edge
Aaron Finch took 30 off one over from David Wiese and equalled Surrey's sixes record to ensure victory over Sussex in a vital NatWest Blast encounter

De Lange's rescue act takes Glamorgan through
It looked all over when Johann Myburgh took Somerset within 22 runs with three overs remaining but Marchant de Lange summoned a matchwinning response

Recalled Porter keeps Essex believing
Jamie Porter responded to his recall in style to keep Essex still hoping for a quarter-final place

Pollock puts Bears on verge of last eight
Ed Pollock and Dominic Sibley made light work of their victory target at Chester-le-Street

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

Sri Lanka to play World XI for charity match
The T20 match, featuring players from around the world, will be played for the benefit of disaster-affected children, at Khettarama

Narine's 45-ball 79 keeps Knight Riders on top
Sunil Narine ran up his career-best T20 score to help Trinbago Knight Riders prevail by two wickets and make it four wins in five matches in the 2017 CPL

Patriots win three in three with Lewis' 92
Having failed to make the playoffs in the previous two seasons, the franchise has made a fine start to the 2017 season

Gabriel worry for WI as batsmen find form
Shai Hope and Roston Chase scored unbeaten hundreds but Shannon Gabriel suffered problems with his run-up, bowling 20 no-balls

Morkel targeted as potential Kolpak signing
South Africa could be braced for another blow as Morne Morkel weighs-up his future in international cricket

Milne's five-for lifts Kent back into contention
Adam Milne claimed 5 for 11 as Kent beat Somerset by six wickets at Taunton to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast

Lancashire make moves to sign Finn
Lancashire have offered Steven Finn a lucrative, long-term deal in an attempt to lure him away from Lord's

Ronchi, Ackermann keep Leicestershire in quarter-final hunt
Leicestershire completed a second win in two days to put themselves firmly back in the hunt for quarter-final qualification, beating Yorkshire by four wickets with two balls remaining

Taylor dominates Lightning with bat and ball
A superb individual performance from Stafanie Taylor gave Western Storm lift-off in the Kia Super League as they defeated Loughborough Lightning by five wickets

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

Need to make first-class pitches suited to fast bowlers - Vaas
Sri Lanka's bowling coach has drawn attention to the tendency to produce spin-friendly pitches in first-class cricket that are stifling the development of quick bowlers

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

Waterlogged Fatullah ground could lose Australia tour game
The BCB is looking at the BKSP grounds or Sylhet as alternative venues for the two-day match, which is scheduled for August 22 and 23

PCB recalls 13 players from CPL and English county circuit
The board wants them to fulfill national and domestic commitments ahead of a full series against Sri Lanka in September

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

Shadab, Munro keep Amazon Warriors winless
One took 4 for 28, the other smashed 70 not out, and together they helped Trinbago Knight Riders to a seven-wicket victory

Hope springs eternal to lift West Indies
Kyle Hope gave the West Indians a boost ahead of next week's First Test Match at Edgbaston when he scored the first century of the tour in the day/night game against Derbyshire at Derby

Sussex survive wobble in small chase
Sussex boosted their hopes of reaching the knockout stages in the NatWest T20 Blast after easing to a five-victory win over Gloucestershire at Hove

Dickinson hits the high notes as Hampshire prove their mettle
Calvin Dickinson scored a sublime 24-ball 51 to upstage his Kent counterpart Sam Billings and set up Hampshire's six-wicket NatWest T20 Blast win

Essex keep faint qualification hopes alive
Ravi Bopara and Mohammad Amir bowled typically miserly four-over spells to keep alive Essex's outside chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of NatWest T20 Blast

Bresnan's six seals vital Roses clash for Yorkshire
Tim Bresnan finished with 6 for 19 to close out victory for Yorkshire in front of a capacity Headingley crowd as the rain fell at the end of a must-win Roses clash

Patel trumps Hain as Notts coast home
An unbeaten half century from Samit Patel helped Nottinghamshire strengthen their lead at the top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast competition

Cosgrove sinks Northants on night of records for Foxes
Defending champions Northants must win one of their last two matches to reach the quarter-finals after a heavy defeat against Leicestershire

Jennings makes mark with ball as Durham keep Worcs at arm's length
Keaton Jennings enjoyed more success with the ball than the bat on his return to the Durham side in a 13-run win at home to Worcestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Ashwin could lead India influx for county stints
Ravi Ashwin is among the India players who could be appearing in the County Championship before the end of the season, if the first-class counties have their way

Davidson-Richards stars as Yorkshire claim derby honours
Two half-century partnerships at either end of the Yorkshire innings set up a resounding Kia Super League win by 28 runs over Lancashire at Headingley

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings
Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

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

Former cricket writer Ted Corbett dies aged 82
Ted Corbett, the former cricket correspondent of the Daily Star, and a long-term columnist of the Hindu, has died at the age of 82

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

Chandimal banks on Kumara, Fernando to fill void
The Sri Lanka captain has pinned his hopes on the inexperienced quicks to deliver in the absence of injured seniors Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal

Gibson set to be named as South Africa coach
Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable

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

BCB seek to fill A-team void with High Performance unit
With tours by New Zealand and Zimbabwe A postponed, the board hopes the functioning of the High Performance unit will bridge the gap between the levels of cricket in Bangladesh

Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes
The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

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

Pollard's 35-ball 83 crushes St Lucia Stars
The Barbados Tridents captain took charge in a manner most typical as he helped his team to an insurmountable 196 for 4

'Women's cricket can be on a par with tennis' - Perry
Ellyse Perry believes it is time to move on from comparing women's cricket with the men's game and celebrate the female version as a sport in its own right.

Helm takes the helm to steer Middlesex to thrilling victory
Tom Helm produced a brilliant final over as Middlesex beat Sussex Sharks by two runs to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the NatWest T20 Blast

Crane marks England call-up with starring role for Hampshire
Mason Crane marked his maiden England Test call-up with three wickets as Hampshire closed the gap on Glamorgan at the top of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group

Stoneman relishes his 'step into the unknown'
He might be the oldest specialist batsman picked by England this century, but Mark Stoneman has never given up on his life-long dream of playing Test cricket.

Bess impresses as Stoneman marks England call with fifty
Dom Bess took his wicket tally in six Specsavers County Championship appearances to 35 as Somerset and Surrey battled out an inevitable draw on the final day at Taunton

Bates completes Vipers wipe-out as Storm are downgraded to gentle breeze
Suzie Bates clattered an unbeaten 47 as Southern Vipers' bid to retain the Kia Super League got off to the perfect start by mauling Western Storm with a bonus point win

Stoneman, Crane earn maiden Test squad call-ups
Mark Stoneman, the Surrey opening batsman, is set to make his Test debut against a pink ball next week, after being named in a 13-man England squad for the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston

SL pick Chameera, Gamage for third India Test
Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath left out on account of injuries; Danushka Gunathilaka also omitted

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