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India in England 2018: Pant, Kuldeep picked for first three England Tests, Rohit dropped

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm legspinning-sensation Kuldeep Yadav have been picked in India’s 18-man squad for the first three Tests. While Kuldeep was part of India’s squad for the Afghanistan Test in June, this was a maiden Test call-up for Pant, who has followed up a smashing IPL with important innings for the India A side in England. The squad was named for the first three Tests. The selectors didn’t consider Rohit Sharma‘s two limited-overs international centuries enough to hand him a Test comeback as the India A captain Karun Nair continued to…

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Kohli, Harmanpreet, Mandhana win top BCCI awards

India captain Virat Kohli will receive the BCCI’s Polly Umrigar award – honouring the best international cricketer – for the fourth time in his career following his consistent performance over the past two seasons. Also, for the first time ever, the BCCI will recognise the top women players of the year, at their awards function on June 12 in Bengaluru. Harmanpreet Kaur wins it for 2016-17 and Smriti Mandhana for 2017-18. The current No.1 ODI batsman in the world, Kohli has been in phenomenal form for the past three years, amassing 2757 runs at an average…

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IPL 2018 Final: Shane Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown

Finally, the IPL trophy has come back to its spiritual home, Chennai, after six years. The city’s franchise did run into rough waters but it still boasts the best IPL crowds and the most consistent team, which won its third title with a chase that was as much perfection as it was a tribute to their captain MS Dhoni’s philosophies. Ridiculed as dad’s army for picking players a little long in the tooth, Super Kings won the final on a century from the 36-year-old Shane Watson, all but hobbling through for most of…

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AB de Villiers played for South African cricket team for 14 long years and is considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever. (Getty Images) Cricket News Sports 

AB de Villiers retires from international cricket, says ‘I am tired’

AB de Villiers, who played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals for South African cricket team, said the ‘the time is right’ for him to hang up his boots, bringing a close to a sterling 14-year career. AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. De Villiers bowed out of international cricket as one of the greatest players to have represented South African cricket team, having played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals….

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BCCI Media Rights: Star India Wins E-Auction With 6138.1 Crore Bid, Completes Indian Cricket Broadcast Monopoly

Star India has bagged the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) media rights for television and digital rights for the Indian cricket team and domestic championships from 2018 to 2023 on Thursday, after an intense bidding process that lasted three days. In a first of it’s kind E-action, Star India came on top against heavyweights like Sony and Jio after their bid of Rs 6138.1 Cr bagged them the prized broadcasting rights. The bidding process has ensured another huge windfall for the the BCCI as previously, Star paid…

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Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 Schedule

Vivo IPL 2018 schedule has been officially announced by BCCI and IPL board member. This is the 11th season of IPL and both banned team (CSK and RR) come back in this season. CSK fans have good news here. The first match will be held on 07th April 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. The final of IPL will also take place at Mumbai only. Here is the complete list of IPL 2018 Schedule Download it and Save it.  IPL 2018 Schedule launched and You can bookmark this page or download it. VIVO INDIAN PREMIER…

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Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia

Steven Smith and David Warner, formerly captain and vice-captain of Australia, have been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Cameron Bancroft, the player actually caught tampering with the ball, has been banned for nine months. Smith and Warner have also been banned from captaining Australia for two years. An official announcement of their penalties is expected to be announced soon, as the fallout of the scandal, which…

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Kohli, Dhoni the brains behind new A+ player contracts

Recognising the best performers in Indian cricket and rewarding them for maintaining those high standards. This was the idea behind the BCCI’s new A+ category contract worth INR 7 crore (USD 1 million approx.) and it came to be on the suggestion of the current Indian captain Virat Kohli and the former captain MS Dhoni. The number of contracted players is now down from 32 to 26, with a new A+ category created ESPNcricinfo Ltd Anil Kumble, the previous head coach, had initiated discussions about the pay structure, first among senior players and then with the…

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Kohli, Dhoni and key bowlers rested for Nidahas Trophy

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have been rested from the Nidahas Trophy, a T20I tri-nation series in Sri Lanka in March, also involving Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma was named stand-in captain of India’s 15-man squad, with Shikhar Dhawan his deputy. India also rested several other limited-overs regulars in fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav and allrounder Hardik Pandya. Kuldeep had missed the three T20Is in South Africa with an injury. The five new inclusions in the squad were wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant, allrounders Vijay Shankar and Washington Sundar,…

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U19CWC 2018: Manjot Kalra leads India Under-19 to World Cup glory

India Under-19 217 for 2 (Kalra 101*, Desai 47*, Gill 31) beat Australia Under-19 216 all out (Merlo 76, Uppal 34, Anukul 2-32, Shiva Singh 2-36) by eight wickets India sauntered to a record fourth Under-19 World Cup title in front of a partisan crowd of 4000 odd at Bay Oval, to finish an unbeaten campaign that had begun against Australia at the same venue three weeks ago. The margin of victory then was 100 runs, and it was comprehensive in the grand final as well – eight wickets. To win the tournament,…

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