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South Africa’s Longest Tour of India: Full Fixture List

South Africa, better known as the “Proteas,” are all set to participate in the enormous 72-day long tour of India, for the first time. Having played only two-Test or three-Test series so far, this will mark only the second time that these two teams will participate in a four Test series. The first time they participated was way back in ...

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Trouble for Pakistan Bowler Md. Hafeez , faces bowling ban again

Only two months ago, Pakistani all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez cleared his bowling ban. But trouble seems to be piling up for the 34-year-old as he faces bowling ban again after a suspect in the recent test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Galle. In November, 2014 Hafeez was reported for a suspected action in Abu Dhabi after Pakistan played a Test ...

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Narine Undergoes Test again at Chennai, Returns to Kolkata, but skips KKR practice

After undergoing a repeat test for his suspect bowling action in Chennnai, Kolkata Knight Riders’ star spinner Sunil Narine arrived in the city but stayed away from the IPL team’s practice session on Friday as he was yet to get clearance. On Thursday, Narine had undergone the test at the International Cricket Council accredited centre Sri Ramachandra University for his ...

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IPL 2015: Champions KKR riding on youth, experience to defend title

By Debdoot Das  After several disastrous seasons in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) finally got into their stride in 2012 after winning the title and reclaiming it in 2014. The defending champions may not look the best side on paper but they sure carry the potential to defend and again hold aloft the coveted trophy. The ...

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ICC World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony: More than 1 billion watched live globally

The 2015 cricket World Cup opening ceremony was held on Thursday, February 12, in Melbourne and Christchurch in Australia and New Zealand with Indian team represented by M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Besides players and fans, the ceremony was kicked off with performances by Jessica Hilda Mauboy, Tina Arena, Nathaniel and Daryl Braithwaite, while the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra showing the ...

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World Cup 2015 Certain to Boost ODI format: ICC chief

International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson hopes the 11th World Cup will instil fresh energy into the One-Day International (ODI) format, whose popularity has been shrinking following the arrival of shorter Twenty20 version. Crowd figures in 50-over games have fallen in the recent past and there is a fear the concept will become irrelevant following the rise of T20 ...

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ICC ponders making cricket bat size smaller, will it help?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering making the cricket bat size smaller in view of the smaller ball size, which may help reduce the burden of a batsman to carry less weight while making quick runs on the grease. However, ICC chief executive David Richardson said the size of modern bats has “shifted the balance” in favour of batsmen ...

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World T20 2016 will be held in India in March-April: ICC

The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3, announced the ICC in Dubai on Thursday after its Board meeting. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following the Board meeting and the 2017 Champions Trophy will be in England between June 1-19. England will also ...

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ICC launches World Cup 2015 app

The International Cricket Council (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, Wednesday launched the official World Cup 2015 app, now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The app will have unique features and has been designed to enhance user experience of the World Cup. It will allow everyone to keep themselves up-to-date with all the latest ...

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Century-old Palestine issue in the ICC: Game changer for peace process?

By Hardeep S. Puri and Omar El Okdah The year 2014 ended with a cliff-hanger for the Israeli-Palestinian question. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute on New Year’s eve, a day after a UN resolution mandating Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank failed to pass at the Security Council. As a result, Palestine will formally become a ...

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ODI Team Rankings: Australia displace India as No. 1 ODI team

Four-time World Champion Australia Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India’s 117 points, claiming the top spot by 0.2 points when the ...

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