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West Indies board meets for crisis talks after India legal threat Open in new window
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Just hours after the powerful Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against the WICB and were suspending all planned tours of the Caribbean -- moves that could have a devastating financial impact on the West Indies -- officials gathered at a beachside hotel to deal with the fall-out.

'Indian cricket's colourful story is still being written' Open in new window
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'What is true khadoos? Stubborn? Dogged? Unyielding? Relentless? Or something in between that? Or all of it together?' 'Just like you can't translate it, you can't teach a kid to be khadoos either. You can only inculcate that attitude in him by sharing stories of all the khadoos-ness of past stalwarts.' 'For instance, the story of Sunil Gavaskar batting left handed to counter the left-arm spin of Raghuram Bhat and salvaging a draw in the 1981-1982 Ranji Trophy semi-finals...' Rahul Dravid on Cricket's Great Oral Tradition.

Cricket: Williamson injury puts pressure on NZ's batting Open in new window
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It was a good news, bad news kind of day for New Zealand yesterday.Confirmation that Tim Southee's shoulder niggle has cleared and that he's likely to play the second ODI against South Africa tomorrow was balanced by the ruling...

Cricket: Familiar faces return to Auckland's new-look Plunket Shield team Open in new window
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Auckland are a significantly changed group from last season for the start of the Plunket Shield competition against Northern Districts in Whangarei today - yet the new names have a familiar ring.Missing are opener Tim McIntosh,...

PCB gives Ajmal another 2 weeks of rehabilitation Open in new window
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ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will work out for another two weeks with Saqlain Mushtaq before his bowling action is tested at an ICC-approved laboratory in England.The Pakistan Cricket Board says its...

Duleep Trophy: Jalaj Saxena, Naman Ojha hit tons against North Open in new window
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Central Zone's Madhya Pradesh duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches and took an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, at Mohali, on Wednesday.

Loughborough becomes fourth bowlers' testing centre Open in new window
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Loughborough University, home of the ECB's national cricket performance centre, has become the fourth accredited testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions

Younis makes 25th hundred, and history Open in new window
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Stats highlights from the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at Dubai

Younis Khan hits 25th Test century for Pakistan against Australia Open in new window
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Pakistan 219 for four after day one of first Test in Dubai Khan out for 106; Michell Johnson takes three for 22 Two debutants feature for each sideThe Pakistan batsman Younis Khan and the Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson shared the spotlight on an even first day of the first Test in Dubai.Younis registered his record-equalling 25th Test century in a stumps total of 219 for four, before becoming Johnsons third victim of the day. Continue reading...

Duleep Trophy: Shukla rattles South Zone after Uthappa's ton Open in new window
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East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final in Lahli on Wednesday.

WICB in danger of being suspended from ICC Open in new window
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The ICC board will meet on November 10 with the implications of West Indies' abandonment of their tour of India certain to dominate discussions

Younis leads Pakistan fightback vs Australia with 25th ton Open in new window
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Younus Khan led Pakistan's fightback with a dogged century after the hosts made a terrible start to the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. After opting to bat first, Pakistan put up 219 for four wickets at stumps on the first day, with captain Misbah-ul-haq (34) and Asad Shafiq (9) at the crease.

Replay: Dogged Pakistan ends on top Open in new window
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AFTER losing two early wickets, Younis Khan led a dogged resistance that saw Pakistan finish day one on top. Relive the action in our blog!

Sri Lanka names squad for India ODIs Open in new window
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka, minus leading strike bowlers Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath, on Wednesday named a mixture of experienced players and likely contenders in its 15-man squad for a one-day international series against...

Johnson stars but Pakistan shows fight Open in new window
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YOUNIS Khan restored the spunk to his turbulent career and Pakistan cricket, standing up to Mitchell Johnson with a stellar ton on Dubai’s desert track.

Cricket-Pakistan 219-4 v Australia - first test, close Open in new window
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DUBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Pakistan were 219 for four wickets at close on the first day of the opening test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Dolphins decide not to sign Vince Open in new window
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Hampshire batsman James Vince will not now be joining South African provincial side Dolphins as their overseas player.

Saad Ali, Shahzaib give Dolphins 234-run win Open in new window
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A round-up of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold League matches that ended on October 22, 2014

Saxena, Ojha lift Central to position of strength Open in new window
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Centuries by Jalaj Saxena and Naman Ojha lifted Central Zone to a strong 344 for 3 at stumps against North Zone

Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team Open in new window
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LONDON (AP) Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.The team, which next season reunites with Honda as its engine supplier, said Michael is departing...

Ervine scores 85 in drawn game Open in new window
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Zimbabwe tucked into some much needed batting stints on the third and final day of their drawn practice match against BCB XI, as Craig Ervine scored an unbeaten 85

ICC: We do not have power to intervene in India v West Indies dispute Open in new window
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ICC: we hope the matter will be resolved amicably India suspend all future West Indies tours The Spin: the new ICCs first giant testThe International Cricket Council has admitted it does not have the power to intervene in the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.The future of the West Indies national side is up in the air following the squads premature abandonment of their three-format tour of India a momentous decision that led to the BCCI initiating legal action against the WICB and suspending all future tour agreements between the teams. Continue reading...

Chandimal, Thirimanne dropped from Sri Lankan ODI squad vs India Open in new window
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Sri Lanka has named its 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India next month, with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne.

Kabir career in limbo after Lancashire release Open in new window
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The career of former England fast bowler Kabir Ali is once again in limbo after his was released by Lancashire. He requires a length period of rehabilitation following shoulder surgery.

ICC 'concerned' but not getting involved Open in new window
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The International Cricket Council have finally weighed in on the dispute between India and the West Indies, saying they are 'concerned' about the situation and are monitoring it, but aren't keen to get involved.



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