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Ten months on from that scintillating World Cup semi-final performance, Harmanpreet Kaur has satisfied one of her long-held desires: to bat alongside one of her “favourite players” – Australia captain Meg Lanning. Ten months on from India fluffing their lines in a thrilling World Cup final, Smriti Mandhana‘s self-proclaimed “boring” teetotal habits has found her
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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to become the first non-Indian cricketer to deliver the BCCI’s annual MAK Pataudi lecture, a decision that has resulted in dissatisfaction among the board’s office bearers. The previous five speakers at the lecture have been former Indian cricketers: Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Farokh
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R Ashwin is expected to return as an overseas player for the latter stages of Worcestershire’s County Championship campaign. Ashwin, who enjoyed a successful spell at the club in 2017, is expected to replace Travis Head as the club’s overseas player for the final two Championship matches of the 2018 season: Essex away and Yorkshire
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Twelve state associations of the BCCI have informed the Supreme Court that they are ready to implement the Lodha Committee reforms barring four exceptions, the board’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said a day before a fresh Supreme Court hearing. Andhra Assam Goa Jharkhand Kerala Mumbai Rajasthan Railways Tripura Universities Uttar Pradesh Vidarbha The Tamil Nadu
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Ahead of their highly anticipated Test debut against India next month, Afghanistan will also host Bangladesh for three T20 internationals in Dehradun, the capital of the state of Uttarakhand in north India. The matches are all day-night fixtures beginning at 8pm IST and will be played on June 3, 5 and 7. They will be
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One Kohli, two matches There is no shortage of superlatives – well deserved most of them – for Virat Kohli, but the Indian selectors, in collusion with Surrey, might have given him a task even Superman King Kohli might struggle to fulfil. Surrey’s website says: “Kohli will be available for all cricket throughout the month
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11:35 AM ET Shashank KishoreESPN Tri-series: Shreyas Iyer (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, K. Gowtham, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur Four-day matches: Karun Nair (capt), R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari,
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Adelaide’s annual Test match will be an all-day affair for the first time since 2014 after Cricket Australia (CA) conceded that the BCCI would not accept a pink-ball fixture. CA’s chief executive James Sutherland had held out hope of a day-night match until as recently as last week’s announcement of the schedule for 2017-18, but
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R Ashwin could end up losing on valuable red-ball cricket in the lead-up to the England Tests if reports that many India players will be rested for the Afghanistan Test are true. Having committed himself to playing the one-off Afghanistan Test when selectors spoke to him, Ashwin didn’t continue his talks with Worcestershire, who were
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India are now the No. 1 Test team by a larger margin than they were last month. This is a result of the ICC’s annual update to the rankings, which happens on May 1 every year; India have gained four points after the update, while South Africa have dropped five points, meaning the gap between
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Aashish Kapoor, the former India offspinner, has replaced Venkatesh Prasad as the chairman of India’s junior selection committee. Kapoor joins Gyanendra Pandey and Rakesh Parekh in the committee. Prasad quit the role in March and joined Kings XI Punjab for the ongoing IPL season. During his tenure, India reached the Under-19 World Cup final twice,
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Virat Kohli remains eager for a spell in county cricket ahead of India’s tour of England later this year after it was confirmed last month that the BCCI had granted permission for him to seek a deal. Test success in England remains the one major missing piece to Kohli’s stellar career after he endured a
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The Law Commission of India has recommended bringing the BCCI under the Right to Information (RTI) Act since it performs the functions of a public body. And should the government approve and follow through on this view, the board could be grappling with far-reaching consequences. Several members of the ruling dispensation in Delhi currently hold
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The Irani Cup may not be part of the 2018-19 Indian domestic calendar, and the Ranji Trophy could instead feature an additional knockout round. These changes will come into effect if the Supreme-Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) approves a list of proposals drafted by the BCCI’s technical committee during a meeting on Monday. The technical
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After a third, frenetic, last-over, come-from-behind-to-scare-the-opposition finish, Chennai Super Kings fell short of Kings XI Punjab’s total by four runs and that narrow margin had people looking for reasons as to where things went wrong. One of them seems to centre around Ravindra Jadeja‘s position in the batting order. He has been coming ahead of
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