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Panadura SC denies wrongdoing, demands bans be rescinded
Club president Jayantha Silva has denied the occurrence of anything untoward during the Tier-B game under question

Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad
Two new faces named in 15-man squad to take on Pakistan in the UAE later this month

Where things stand for each of the suspects in PSL's spot-fixing saga
With the verdict against Khalid Latif on Wednesday, all but two of the players charged with allegations related to spot-fixing in the PSL have had their sentences pronounced

MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan
He could become the 11th cricketer to win India's third-highest civilian award

England hold the aces but weather is the concern
England's comfortable victory in the first match ended West Indies' hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and they must lift themselves to stay in the series

Warner puts pressure on himself against me - Kuldeep
The India left-arm wristspinner says he bowls to the explosive Australia opener confident of being able to dismiss him

Angelo Mathews ruled out of first Test against Pakistan
The former captain suffered a grade one tear to his calf muscle during training

Jennings set for Nottinghamshire move as Durham's woes deepen
Keaton Jennings is on the verge of a move to Nottinghamshire, a continuation of the exodus of star names from Durham in the months since their financial bail-out by the ECB and subsequent relegation

Smith's growth underlined by 100th game
Australia's captain reflects on his best one-day innings and his evolution as a white-ball player

England ODI moved out of McLean Park
The game, which was scheduled for February 28, has been shifted to Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui

Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal
Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned by the PCB from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Australia hope to bounce back on grassy pitch
Australia have lost each of their last nine completed ODIs on the road, and will hope they can turn their form around on an Eden Gardens surface that has aided seam rather than spin in recent months

Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket
ICC has cleared the part-time offspinner's action following independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre

Haynes to step up as captain in Lanning's absence
Rachael Haynes will fill in for the injured Meg Lanning as Australia's captain for the forthcoming Ashes

Cottrell, Thomas picked in West Indies A squad
Shamarh Brooks will lead the 13-member squad against Sri Lanka A for the first two four-day games

Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat
It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Rasool's five gives India Green upper hand
The offspinner combined with left-arm quick Aniket Choudhary to skittle India Blue for 177 in two sessions on the first day in Kanpur

DDCA rejects amendment abolishing proxy voting
The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association also rejected proposed amendments related to the Lodha Committee recommendations

BCCI to challenge Kerala High Court order on Sreesanth ban
In August, the High Court had ordered the BCCI to lift the life ban on the fast bowler, stating the board had no "incriminating evidence"

Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts
Sir Ian Botham called for the ECB to give greater rewards to counties to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Paul Coughlin rejected Durham's offer

Derbyshire groundsman guilty of 'revenge attack'
A former Derbyshire groundsman, who was sacked by the club, has pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after slashing the covers and sabotaging equipment in what was described as a "revenge attack"

Favourites Notts pushed all the way
Despite being bowled out for 194, Northamptonshire kept their promotion hopes alive through Rory Kleinveldt's four-wicket burst

Carlson hundred is source of Welsh pride
Kiran Carlson's first hundred of the season revived the expectations stirred by his maiden hundred against Gloucestershire last season

Wells adds to Durham's disconsolate day
Luke Wells skippered Sussex in the Championship for the first time and marked the honour wth a century

Gurusinha reappointed Sri Lanka selector after resigning
Asanka Gurusinha had stepped down from the role alongside the Sanath Jayasuriya-led selection committee after a string of defeats to India last month

Patel rages against the drop to keep Yorkshire's nerves on edge
A Jeetan Patel century has kept Warwickshire in a contest at Headingley that Yorkshire need to win to calm their own fears of a drop into Division Two

Clarke caps homecoming with career-best 7 for 55
Rikki Clarke bowled with masterful precision and subtlety from the Vauxhall End to claim career-best figures of 7 for 55

Roland-Jones buoys relegation-threatened Middlesex
Toby Roland-Jones added wickets to a half-century before limping off with "lower back stiffness" as Middlesex fought for their Division One lives against Lancashire

Essex suffer a champion hangover
Essex suffered a champion's hangover as they collapsed at the Ageas Bowl and helped Hampshire's survival fight in the process

Bairstow's maiden century sends WI into World Cup qualifiers
It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

South Africa will play on Boxing Day - Lorgat
"We will have content for Boxing Day but we're not yet in a position to announce that. We need to secure it first," CSA's CEO said

Bad ball a useful ploy when under attack - Zampa
The legspinner, who was bashed for three consecutive sixes by Hardik Pandya in the first ODI, feels bowling bad balls willfully could sometimes buck the pressure off bowlers

Worker eyes comeback after strong English summer
With a prolific 2016-17 domestic season and now an impressive summer in England, George Worker is eager to return to the international side after missing out on the Champions Trophy

Philander ruled out of first Test against Bangladesh
Allrounder Chris Morris is also unavailable for the entire Test series and is only likely to return for the T20s in late October

Rubel denied immigration clearance to fly to South Africa
Despite having a valid visa like his team-mates, Rubel Hossain was not given a boarding pass because of a new rule issued by the South African immigration authorities

Eden Gardens' preparation for second ODI hit by rain
Questions remain over pitch preparation as the ground remains covered

AFL coach Guy McKenna takes up cricket role with Victoria
The former senior coach of the AFL club Gold Coast is set to take cricket's side in the war for Australian sporting talent after signing as a coaching and talent identification specialist for Victoria

CoA asks states to pass resolution for obtaining funds
The draft resolution was sent to the state associations, including the Associate BCCI member units, on Sunday, and requires them to affirm that they will implement the Lodha Committee recommendations

Raza and Mufti star in UAE win
Chasing 215, Namibia were bowled out for 180 with Raza ending with a match haul of eight wickets

South Africa-India New Year's Test likely from January 5
Cricket South Africa and the BCCI are on the verge of finalising the details of the tour in the coming days

SLC unable to find conclusive evidence in first-class match probe
Despite a long inquiry, SLC and the independent committee it appointed have not been able to determine who made the decision to manipulate the result of the first-class match between Panadura Sports Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club

Coulter-Nile feared for his international career after spate of injuries
The fast bowler conceded that he had even contemplated giving up the longest format and turning into a T20 specialist following multiple injuries

Markram named Titans' first-class captain
The 22-year old succeeds Henry Davids and will take charge of a side that includes current national captain Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Morne Morkel

Bairstow to open as Windies big guns return
The return of some of West Indies' biggest stars, and the need for both teams to build towards the 2019 World Cup, adds intrigue to a five-match ODI series

Anamul, Ashraful sparkle in rain-hit matches
A round-up of the National Cricket League matches that ended on September 18, 2017

Majority of Afghan T20 league's foreign contingent stays back after blast
Barring eight, the overseas contingent involved in Afghanistan's domestic T20 tournament has decided to stay back after being convinced of presidential-level security by Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Shane Bond sets sights on head coach role
The former New Zealand fast bowler was not forthcoming about a possible stint as England's bowling coach during the Ashes

Kent, Hampshire invited for WI Regional Super50
It would be the second year in a row that Kent have taken part in the Caribbean's domestic one-day competition

Former Australian cricketer Bob Holland dies aged 70
Bob Holland, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, died after suffering a brain bleed while in a Newcastle hospital, where he was being treated for broken ribs

Pandya's all-round heroics down Australia
Hardik Pandya single-handedly won India the first ODI of the series, setting up his 2 for 28 by rescuing the hosts from 87 for 5

Durham begin investigation after spectator suffers broken leg
Three spectators suffered injuries, and a further 200 had to be moved to another part of the ground, following the partial collapse of a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside during the T20I between England and West Indies

Foster delighted with title he didn't see coming
If this is to be James Foster's last summer as a professional, Essex's wicketkeeper and former captain will go out on a high note he barely believed possible

Chamara Silva banned for two years from cricket
The former Sri Lanka Test player, along with several others on both sides, has been punished for suspicious events in a Tier B first-class match

Gayle and Lewis set the agenda as West Indies outmuscle England
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis set the agenda as West Indies withstood a chilly autumnal evening, and a spirited England fightback, to seal victory by 21 runs at Chester-le-Street

Hooda hundred earns India Blue three points
Karn Sharma took his second five-for in as many matches for India Red, who are now through to the final

Jadeja returns to India's ODI squad
He replaces Axar Patel, who sprained his left ankle during a training session ahead of the first ODI, which takes place in Chennai on Sunday

Kohli explains his method of scoring hundreds
"I don't play for the three-figure mark maybe that's why I end up crossing it more times, because I am not thinking about it"

Sammy denies giving CWI president Cameron the snub
Sammy told ESPNcricinfo that he had rushed back to the dressing room for a toilet break and brushed away talks of him ignoring the CWI president. Other voices in the World-XI dressing room, though, think otherwise

Convincing West Indies players to visit Pakistan "challenging" - Dave Cameron
However, the Cricket West Indies president was personally quite satisfied by security arrangements in Lahore for the final match of the World XI series

Sarfraz expresses gratitude to visiting World XI team
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said this series was "different" to the Zimbabwe tour of 2015, and looked forward to the return of Test cricket to the country

Mushfiqur requests less pressure on Bangladesh's top order
The Bangladesh captain wants everyone to put less pressure on Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar, who had a tough time against Australia earlier this month

'We've been extremely well looked after' - Flower
Both the World XI coach and captain Faf du Plessis were effusive in their praise for the experiences they had in Lahore, and the security measures in place

Rajshahi bag Mustafizur, Usama Mir with first picks at BPL draft
Pakistani legspinner Mir first pick among overseas players at the draft in Dhaka

Kuldeep in focus as Australia wary of spin challenge
Australia's spin consultant S Sriram brings in Kerala-based left-arm wristspinner KK Jiyas to help the visitors train ahead of the first ODI in Chennai

Duminy calls time on Test career
The South Africa allrounder will continue to be available in the shorter formats of the game

India, Australia set to resume high-scoring rivalry
Since January 2013, the average first-innings score in ODIs between the two sides is 321. Will the MA Chidambaram Stadium witness another run-fest?

'This makes up for all the years of struggle' - Ryan ten Doeschate on Essex glory
Essex knew the Championship was theirs last night and it was confirmed as they drove down the motorway back to Chelmsford where they were greeted by supporters and started to reflect on what the title means

Troubled by the way Kumble was made to exit - Sehwag
The former India opener also said he only applied for the India coach job after being asked to by the BCCI secretary, the move was supported by Virat Kohli, and he did it because Ravi Shastri told him he would not apply for the position

Graeme Labrooy appointed Sri Lanka chief selector
Graeme Labrooy, who presently serves as an ICC match referee, represented Sri Lanka in nine Tests and 44 ODIs between 1986 and 1992

Middlesex bowlers prosper at Uxbridge... but Lord's awaits
Middlesex do not have the walk of a team fraught with relegation nerves, suggests Vithushan Ehantharajah

Marsh and Lees bring relief across the Broad Acres
Yorkshire would have slipped into the bottom two if they had lost after following-on against Surrey but hundreds by Shaun Marsh and Alex Lees guarded against calamity

Roderick defies broken finger to end Kent challenge
Gloucestershire's website pronounced that Gareth Roderick was out for the season. With wickets falling at Bristol, it proved to be far from the case

Nightwatchman Kerrigan hits new heights
Lancashire loanee Simon Kerrigan struck a career-best 62 and Rob Newton pronounced himself king of the half-centuries as Northants achieved a hard-won victory in Cardiff

Hostile Viljoen wrecks Sussex run chase
Hardus Viljoen took the first eight wickets to give Derbyshire a rare victory and leave Sussex's outside hopes of promotion in tatters

Home-grown Worcestershire close to deserved reward
Worcestershire have given themselves an excellent chance of securing promotion after a third successive County Championship victory

A World T20 final re-run without Ben Stokes
The last time these two sides met in a T20, Carlos Brathwaite wrote himself a place in West Indies cricket history

Pakistan mark cricket's return with series win
Pakistan produced a clinical performance in all three departments to beat Faf du Plessis' men by 33 runs in the third and final T20I and clinch the series 2-1

Essex take the title as Somerset rise in the west
Tom Abell's leadership singled out by coach as Somerset ease relegation fears, and end Lancashire's title bid, with seven-wicket victory

Philander joins Steyn on first-class sidelines
The fast bowler is in the final phase of rehabilitation from the back injury he sustained during the England tour, and has been ruled out of the Cobras' season-opening first-class fixture against the Knights

Finch injury makes room for Head and Handscomb
With the opener sidelined for the 'first few ODIs' against India, Peter Handscomb has made it back to the Australia squad, and Travis Head is expected to bat at the top of the order

BCCI exploring a men's and women's double-header tour
The board is attempting to schedule three T20I matches for the women's team to coincide with the men's T20I matches when India tour South Africa early next year

Indrajith savours a back-to-the-wall double-hundred
The 23-year old batsman from Tamil Nadu took India red from 205 for 9 to 383 to give them a chance in the Duleep Trophy game against India Blue

USA spinners end Canada's 26-year Auty Cup reign
USA secured the Auty Cup for the first time in 26 years after defeating Canada by 23 runs in the series decider at King City

Former first-class cricketer Dion Taljard jailed for rape
Fast bowler played for seven years between 1993 and 2000 for Border and moved to Britain at the end of his career, 17 years ago

Indrajith double-ton headlines batting-friendly day
A record last-wicket stand of 178 helped India Red to a strong finish to their first innings, but India Blue's Hanuma Vihari and Suresh Raina helped pull the advantage back at stumps

Essex begin to build a new era
They talk a lot about the Gooch-Fletcher era in Essex, but Chris Silverwood has overseen an Essex revival now worthy of a conversation or two

Curran stays calm as T20 limelight beckons
For Tom Curran, the one-day series against West Indies could mark the start of something special, and potentially career-transforming

Taylor contracted with Zimbabwe Cricket again
Brendan Taylor could make his international comeback as early as next month after more than two years out of Zimbabwe colours

Why Essex shocked English cricket: five key factors
Essex's anticipated title win has been perhaps the biggest surprise in the Championship since the advent of two divisions. Here we look at some of the key factors on their road to the pennant

Worcestershire survive Parkinson's feat to close in on victory
Callum Parkinson returned Leicestershire's best analysis since the days of Devon Malcolm, but a first win remains as unexpected as ever

Podmore's great day scuppers Sussex
Harry Podmore's previous highest score was 21 but his unbeaten 66 left Sussex needing a miracle to keep their promotion chances alive

Northeast needs a de Bruyn reaction
The last coach who refused to agree a run chase against Kent ended up with the sack - maybe Sam Northeast should mention that to Richard Dawson because he needs another one

Northants face awkward chase - without Duckett
Northants will be confident of victory in Cardiff but they must achieve it without their England batsman Ben Duckett who has already fallen

Hope ebbs for Middlesex as weather leaves them needing favours
So far, only 59 overs have been possible across three days at Uxbridge. In that time, Middlesex have been unable to get the bonus points they may need for survival

Yorkshire plunge into relegation crisis after follow-on
The threat of a final-day defeat at Kia Oval, plus signs of a Somerset revival in the west, have put Yorkshire's top-flight status in jeopardy

Leach, Bess leave Lancs broken on the wheel
Jack Leach and Dom Bess claimed seven of the eight Lancashire wickets to fall as Somerset closed in on a victory that would take them out of the bottom two

Two coaches dead after attack at the Laudium Club in South Africa
Motive uncertain in attack that left two other coaches seriously injured

Hasan Ali in doubt as Lahore prepares for thrilling finale
George Bailey, who hasn't yet played for World XI, may get a look in while Usman Shinwari is likely to make way for Hasan Ali if the latter is deemed fit ahead of the third and final T20I

Essex on verge of title, Warwickshire going down after innings defeat
Essex's gaze now turns to Taunton where Lancashire must beat Somerset to take the Division One title race into the penultimate week

'No excuses of burnout or being on tight schedule' - Rohit
India's ODI vice-captain said that while rotation kept the players fully fit, he would not like to take a break since he has only recently returned from an injury layoff








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