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  • Confirmed! No county stint for injured Virat Kohli, fitness test on June 15

    New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli‘s much-hyped participation in English County Championship was today ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray. Kohli will require a three-week rehabilitation to recover from the injury, the BCCI said.

  • Gautam Gambhir: BCCI has not done “enough” to market Test cricket

    New Delhi: The BCCI may have created extremely popular and successful Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Indian board has not done “enough” to market Test cricket, revered by the purists, says former India opener Gautam Gambhir. Known for his straight talking, the two-time World Cup winner put forth his point in presence of CoA chief Vinod Rai and CEO Rahul Johri.

  • After BCCI’s refusal, Australia to host Sri Lanka in day/night Test

    Melbourne: A day after the BCCI poured cold water on their tradition of hosting a day/night Test at Adelaide, Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed playing Sri Lanka in a pink ball match at the Gabba in Brisbane early next year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on Monday written to the CA refusing to play under lights after which the Australian board confirmed

  • BCCI to CA: Team India will not play ‘pink-ball’ Test on Australia tour

    New Delhi: The BCCI has officially informed Cricket Australia that India will not play any Day/Night Test match on their tour Down Under at the end of this year. While Cricket Australia was insistent on having a pink ball Test, which has been a convention for all touring teams for the past few years but the Indian board has made it clear that they will not deviate from

  • Justin Langer India, Australia, Cricket Australia

    ‘We will be called great team if we win Test series in India’, says Australia’s new head coach Justin Langer

    Melbourne: Newly appointed coach Justin Langer would only term the current Australian cricket team “great” if they can win a Test series in India in three years time, an encore of the 2004 side of which he was an integral part. Langer, who took over from Darren Lehman, has plenty on his table but for him the tour of the Indian sub-continent will be an ultimate challenge.

  • India vs Australia D/N Test: CA says India reluctant because they want to win; BCCI asks, ‘so what?’

    New Delhi/Melbourne: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland today said India’s refusal to play a day-night Test during the series later this year is driven by a desperation to win Down Under even as the BCCI stayed firm in its rejection of the proposed match. Sutherland feels that it is CA’s prerogative to decide on the pink ball Test against India at Adelaide from December 6-10 but BCCI Committee

  • Border–Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19: Full schedule, fixtures, dates of India’s tour of Australia

    Team India will travel to Australia for a two-month tour. The Cricket Australia released the tour schedule which starts from November 21 this year. Both the teams will play three T20Is, four Tests, and three ODIs. The series will start from the shortest format, with first T20I to be played on November 21 at Gabba. After the T20Is, the teams will play four Tests starting from December

  • India Tour of Australia 2018-19: CA trying to convince India for a day-night Test in Adelaide

    Sydney: Cricket Australia is trying to convince India to begin their four-match Test series of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a day-night game at Adelaide from December 6-10. While releasing Australia’s international playing schedule today, CA Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said his Board is in discussions with the BCCI to convince them to play a day-night Test in Adelaide.

  • ICC World Cup 2019: Here’s the schedule, fixtures, timetable, venues

    The schedule of the International Cricket Council World Cup 2019 is out. The tournament will be held in England from May 30 to July 15 with a reserve day for the semi-finals and finals. The final will take place at Lord’s while the remaining will take place all over England. The event will take place in total 11 venues including Lord’s, the Oval, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, Headingley,

  • ICC World Cup 2019: Here’s the schedule, fixtures, timetable, venues

    The schedule of the International Cricket Council World Cup 2019 is out. The tournament will be held in England from May 30 to July 15 with a reserve day for the semi-finals and finals. The final will take place at Lord’s while the remaining will take place all over England. The event will take place in total 11 venues including Lord’s, the Oval, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, Headingley,

  • Team India's practice session

    ICC 2019 World Cup schedule: India to play South Africa in opener on June 4

    Kolkata: India will open their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 instead of June 2 as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between IPL final and international assignment as per the Lodha Committee recommendations. The 2019 World Cup will be held in the UK from May 30 to July 14. The matter was discussed during the ICC Chief Executives Meeting here today.

  • ICC Test ranking: Virat Kohli, Pujara remain steady, Markram climbs to No. 9

    Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara held on to their second and seventh position respectively in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released today. The 29-year-old Kohli had a total of 912 points, 17 points behind Australia’s Steve Smith, who is comfortably placed at the top of the Test player ranking. Pujara, on the other hand, had 810 points.

  • Whatever situation comes, Dinesh Karthik’s ready, says Rohit Sharma

    Colombo: Dinesh Karthik is always ready to deliver whatever the situation may be and his experience and repertoire of strokes make him a suitable candidate to provide the final flourish for India at the death overs, skipper Rohit Sharma said. Wicket-keeper batsman Karthik (29 of 8 balls), who has made sporadic international appearances, produced a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets in