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  • Cleared Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

    England star Ben Stokes may have been cleared of affray but former cricket luminaries while agreeing his behaviour was well below that expected of a man seen by many as a role model are divided as to whether he should face further punishment.

  • Gary Stead named New Zealand cricket coach

    New Zealand Cricket appointed former Test batsman Gary Stead as the new Black Caps coach Wednesday, with pundits describing him as a steady pair of hands to replace predecessor Mike Hesson.

  • Stokes acquitted

    England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray in a unanimous decision by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations on Tuesday following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

  • Lankans battle past Proteas in lone T20I

    Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format.

  • Kohli loses top spot to banned Smith

    Virat Kohli, who managed scores of 23 and 17 in the second Test against England which India lost by an innings and 159 runs, lost the No.1 spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen to Steve Smith of Australia, who have not played since March this year following a 12-month ban.

  • IPL 2018

    BCCI could question Kohli, Shastri

    The BCCI is likely to pose a few questions to chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli depending on how the third Test against England pans out after they went down 2-0 in the three-Test series.

  • Virat Kohli

    Kohli hopeful of playing 3rd Test

    India captain Virat Kohli was seen clearly struggling with a stiff back on Sunday, the fourth day of the second Test against England which they lost by an innings and 159 runs, the injury seeing him bat at number five rather than his usual number four position.

  • 'Paupered' by a 'crafty maestro'

    India's media on Monday lashed out at "abysmal batting" that led to a crushing innings defeat by England in the second Test at Lord's.

  • Jimmy a 'special commodity'

    Joe Root said James Anderson was a "special commodity" who should be enjoyed for as long as possible after England's leading all-time Test wicket-taker showed his class yet again in an innings and 159-run hammering of India at Lord's.

  • U-19s seek to be match-hardened

    The Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team will have a busy schedule ahead as the youngsters, who just have gone for a break after a four-week training camp, will report to head coach Naveed Nawaz on August 29 in Chittagong.

  • Steve Smith

    Smith gets into stride in CPL

    Steve Smith featured in his second domestic T20 league since he was handed a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the ‘Sandpaper Gate’ fiasco in South Africa and the right-hander got into his stride pretty quickly, hitting a 37-ball 41 in Barbados Tridents’ 30-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors.

  • Mahmudullah fails but St Kitts sail

    Mahmudullah Riyad was dismissed after scoring 16 runs in his first game for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in a Caribbean Premier League encounter against Trinbago Knight Riders at the Port of Spain on Saturday.

  • A boyhood dream: Woakes

    England all-rounder Chris Woakes felt "incredible" after realising his childhood dream of scoring a Test hundred at the 'Home Of Cricket'.

  • 6-star Dananjaya crushes Proteas

    Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya spun a web around South Africa's batsmen with a six-wicket haul to help the hosts to a commanding 178-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday.

  • India obliterated at Lord's

    James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared eight wickets before Chris Woakes completed a brilliant return to international duty with the final blow as England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord's on Sunday.

  • 'No space for Ashraful now'

    Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful's five-year ban from international cricket for involvement in match-fixing and spot-fixing during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will officially come to an end today. The cricketer will be eligible to take part in the BPL in the upcoming season and is also available for selection to the national team.

  • Amazing Russell slays Trinbago

    Andre Russell almost single-handedly ensured Jamaica Tallahwahs opened their CPL 2018 campaign with a four-wicket victory against Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday in a match that saw plenty of records tumble.

  • Gavasker to miss Imran's oath-taking

    Imran Khan is all set to take the oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after winning the general elections in the country for Pakistan

  • Ton-up Woakes Lord's over India

    Chris Woakes continued a superb return to England duty with a maiden Test century against India at Lord's on Saturday as the home side took a firm grip on the match.

  • Still haunted by pace demons

    Right-arm pacer Kamrul Islam is among the few of the national pool of fast bowlers who, despite making his Test debut two years ago, has still been unable to establish himself in the Bangladesh team.

  • IPL 2018

    Series shared after Wolves beat BD A

    Skipper Andrew Balbirnie's unbeaten century guided Ireland Wolves to a series-levelling eight-wicket win against Bangladesh A in the fifth and final one-dayer at the Clontarf Cricket Club ground in Dublin yesterday. With the first match being washed out on August 13, the Wolves' win meant the series is shared between the two second-string sides 2-2.

  • Stokes 'blacked out'

    England cricketer Ben Stokes told a court yesterday he was "absolutely not" an angry man who lost all control in a street brawl and admitted his faltering recollection of events was due to a "significant memory blackout".

  • India shot out for 107

    James Anderson took five wickets and Chris Woakes dismissed Virat Kohli as India were bowled out for just 107 on the second day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Friday. Anderson's return of five wickets for 20 runs in 13.2 overs left him just one dismissal shy of becoming the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord's.

  • Aus doctor to see Shakib files

    Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan had a meeting with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin

  • Rhodes seeks bench strength

    Bangladesh's new head coach Steve Rhodes has the 2019 World Cup in his sights as he is chalking out plans with cricket's showpiece

  • Anderson leaves India at 11-2 before rain stops play

    James Anderson struck twice as India slumped to 11 for two before rain stopped play after 30 minutes of the second day of the second Test against England at Lord's.

  • Virat Kohli

    ‘Kohli has the best technique in world cricket’

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh heaped praise on India’s Virat Kohli, saying that the right-hander has the best technique in world cricket.

  • Rain washes out first day

    Rain meant there was no play on the first day of the second Test between England and India at Lord's on Thursday.


    Chandimal returns to SL T20 squad

    Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game.

  • Stokes could have killed me: cleared defendant

    Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer "could have killed me", their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray.