Month: August 2018

A day after his 38th birthday, former India batsman and former Tamil Nadu captain, S Badrinath announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect, ending a domestic career that started in 2000. After becoming the 47th Indian to 10,000 first-class runs in November 2016 – while captaining Hyderabad as a professional –
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Sanju Samson is among 13 players who have been punished by the Kerala Cricket Association for dissent against captain Sachin Baby. Five of the players have been suspended for three matches, while eight have been fined the equivalent of BCCI match fees for three one-day games. The five players who are suspended are Raiphi Gomez,
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Australian cricket’s custodians are expectant that a fresh commitment to major strategic funding for the game’s lower levels will be matched – if not bettered – by local, state and federal governments to address a host of infrastructure problems unearthed by a Cricket Australia audit of facilities last year. Broadcast rights revenue and a tightening
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Unusual betting patterns in the Karnataka Premier League have raised the concerns of bookmakers. ESPNcricinfo understands that a couple of major betting companies – including Betfair – suspended trading on the KPL after the match between Hubli Tigers and Bijapur Bulls on August 16. Just before the toss, Hubli were 1.9 (10/11; meaning the market’s
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Jomel Warrican, the left-arm spinner, returned to the West Indies Test squad for their two-match series against India in October. Warrican played the last of his four Tests in January 2016, but was handed a red-ball contract by Cricket West Indies in January this year, indicating that he remained very much part of their plans.
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When MS Dhoni’s India arrived at Southampton in 2014, the visitors’ dressing room was brimming with confidence and belief. India were leading 1-0 in the five-match Test series going into the third match. The lead had come at Lord’s in the second Test, a memorable result for India: Ajinkya Rahane cracked a century; Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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India A 275 for 7 (Iyer 67, Rayudu 66, Hendricks 3-39) beat South Africa A 151 (Muthusamy 40, Behardien 38*, Bhuvneshwar 3-33) by 124 runs Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates a wicket BCCI The scorecard at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur would say India A trounced South Africa A by 124 runs but much more than the
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West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton can resume bowling in international cricket after the ICC approved his remodelled action. Beaton was suspended from bowling earlier this year after he failed an independent assessment of his bowling action, which had been reported as suspect during an ODI against New Zealand in December 2017. On August 13,
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Former ICC president Ehsan Mani steps closer to being formally elected PCB chairman, after the election commissioner called a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) on September 4 in Lahore. A majority of nine out of 10 voting members of the BoG is required to elect the chairman, but given Mani was appointed
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A group of foreign nationals were ejected from an ongoing SLC T20 League fixture, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed, after “suspicious individuals” were reported to the board’s Anti-Corruption Unit. Though no approaches are believed to have been made to players, SLC has since taken steps to tighten anti-corruption measures at match venues and team hotels.
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Corruption remains a challenge in Indian cricket, and to counter this the BCCI will beef up its anti-corruption unit (ACU), the CoA chief Vinod Rai has said. A new possible avenue of corruption is the introduction of new states to first-class cricket. Many of these states don’t have a settled feeder system, and there are
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Only one of Cricket South Africa’s three domestic sponsors remain in place ahead of the 2018-19 season, in which there could be no corporate backing for either the franchise first-class competition or the 20-over tournament. Only the 50-over format continues to be sponsored, by the financial services company Momentum. Sunfoil, the sponsors of Test cricket
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