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India vs Pakistan? Former BCCI secretary urges CoA to call urgent special general meeting

Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah on Wednesday urged the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to immediately call for a special general meeting, in order to resolve the controversy surrounding the upcoming match between India and Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Shah further drew attention towards the worsening relationship between the two countries, insisting at the same time that ...

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Ross Taylor overtakes former skipper Stephen Fleming as New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in ODIs

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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor became the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) while representing the nation on Wednesday, when he scored 51 runs against Bangladesh during the third ODI in Dunedin. He surpassed former skipper Stephen Fleming who was previously leading the run-scoring charts, having smashed 8007 runs in 279 matches, with eight centuries and 49 half-centuries in the kitty. Taylor who has been ...

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Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina cruise into Qatar Open quarters

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World number three Halep, will next face ninth seed Julia Goerges and fourth seed Svitolina will meet Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals. Top seed Simona Halep, eased into the Qatar Open quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday . Fresh from helping Romania reach their first Fed Cup semi-final, Halep made a blistering ...

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PV Sindhu begins her campaign in Senior Nationals with an easy win

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A former champion, Sindhu claimed a win over Malvika, who was a gold medallist at the South Asian U-21 Championship in Nepal and a runner-up at the Khelo India Games. Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod on Thursday to enter the women’s ...

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Steve Smith, David Warner bans to end during Pakistan ODIs

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Smith and Warner are eligible for selection again on March 29, meaning they can be called up for the fourth ODI against Pakistan. Steve Smith and David Warner could be in line for an immediate return to the Australian team when their bans expire midway through the upcoming one-day international (ODI) series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ...

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Kuldeep Yadav climbs to career-best 2nd spot in ICC T20I rankings

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Yadav accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the three-match series against New Zealand.  India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20I Player rankings after grabbing two for 26 in the third and final match against ...

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Twitterati go berserk after ICC recreates John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ song for MS Dhoni

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Dhoni once again showed his antics behind the stumps on Sunday when he dismissed New Zealand opener Tim Siefert to get the breakthrough for India in the match. The cricket fans all across the world were left puzzled after the official Twitter handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a flurry of lyrical tweets dedicated to former Indian skipper ...

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Former skipper Ricky Ponting named Australia’s assistant coach for World Cup

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Ponting’s appointment is the second major shakeup in Australia’s backroom staff in as many days, with bowling coach David Saker resigning “effective immediately” on Thursday.  Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach of the Australian men’s team for the 50-over World Cup set to take place in England later this year, the country’s cricket board said ...

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Shannon Gabriel’s pace has ‘put the wind up’ England: Former Windies coach Stuart Law

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Law said that West Indies’s pace quartet had bowled a better line than England, whose fast bowlers too often strayed far outside off stump. Better bowling execution has lifted West Indies to victory in their series against England, the Caribbean team’s former coach Stuart Law has said ahead of the third and final Test starting in St. Lucia on Saturday. ...

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