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Cricket: Kohli fined, handed demerit point for on-field behaviour

PRETORIA (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sanctioned India captain Virat Kohli for repeatedly complaining to the umpires about a damp ball and then aggressively throwing it to the floor during the second test against South Africa in Pretoria.<p>Kohli has been fined 25 percent of …

Virat Kohli

Ind vs SA: With Kohli gone India on the ropes, hosts need 7 wickets for series win

Debutant Lungi Ngidi took the key wicket of India captain Virat Kohli as South Africa closed in on victory in the second test with the tourists …

Sports (India)

Cricket: Afghanistan to make test debut in June against India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Afghanistan will play their inaugural test match in June in Bengaluru against neighbours India, the cricket boards announced on Tuesday.<p>Afghanistan and Ireland joined the ranks of full member nations of the International Cricket Council last June, taking the total number of …

India

Afghanistan to play maiden Test at Bangalore

2018-01-16 17:56<p>Phil Simmons (Getty)<p>New Delhi - <b>Afghanistan</b> will play its maiden Test match in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on June 14, …

Sport (South Africa)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How to get tickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is still more than a year away, but tickets for cricket’s biggest event will go on sale later this year. While the …

Cricket World Cup

Jason Roy blasts England’s highest ODI score in five-wicket win over Australia

• Australia 304-8 (50 overs); England 308-5 (48.5) • Roy hits 180 and Root makes 91* in five-wicket win<p>That’s one way to win your first game of an Australia tour. The Ashes may be gone but England kicked off the ODI series with the most thumping of five-wicket wins in the first of five ODIs. For …

Cricket

Steve Smith tired of Australia's 'hot and cold' form in one-day internationals

While Steve Smith is tired of Australia's "hot and cold" form in one-day internationals, England just want to emerge from their Ashes big freeze when …

Cricket

2nd Test, South Africa vs India, South Africa v India 2018 | International Cricket Council Official Website

• V Kohli Virat Kohli CPT<br>• A Rahane Ajinkya Rahane<br>• R Ashwin Ravichandran Ashwin<br>• J Bumrah Jasprit Bumrah<br>• S Dhawan Shikhar Dhawan<br>• R Jadeja Ravindra Jadeja<br>• B …

South Africa

Smith: Maxwell dropped because of poor form

Australian captain Steve Smith has insisted Glenn Maxwell was dropped from the one-day international squad because of poor form, declaring Cameron …

Sport (Australia)

Optus Stadium gets cricket tick of approval

Optus Stadium dubbed “most impressive and well laid-out stadium” by ICC referee.

Big Bash League

Indian cricket fan dies after setting himself on fire following Virat Kohli's dismissal

The 63-year-old fan doused himself in kerosene before setting himself on fire and died on Tuesday.<p>An Indian cricket fan has died after setting …

Virat Kohli

Cricket - Rabada set to wait for opening chance despite rapid rise

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The world’s top test bowler Kagiso Rabada says it is his ambition to open the bowling for South Africa, but he will likely have to wait for his chance ahead of the second test against India starting in Pretoria on Saturday.<p>Rabada’s thrilling display of fast bowling helped …

Cricket

MCC Cricket Committee backs use of extreme heat policy

<b>Leading figures in world cricket have recommended the use of an extreme heat policy in the sport.</b><p>England captain Joe Root was taken to hospital during the final Test of the Ashes in Sydney, when temperatures reached 47.3C.<p>The MCC's World Cricket committee, which met in Sydney, said umpires should …

Cricket

Ireland to host two T20 encounters with India this summer

The opener will be on Wednesday, June 27, with the second match to be played two days later at Malahide, the venue for Ireland's inaugural Test match …

News (Ireland)

ICC approves Perth Stadium to host all international formats

(Reuters) - Perth Stadium is set to take over hosting duties from the historic WACA ground after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the newly-built venue to host all international formats, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.<p>The 50,000-seater stadium will now become the main venue …

Big Bash League

Ashes 2018: Steve Smith's classy tribute to 'courageous' Joe Root

Steve Smith has heaped praise on Joe Root after the England skipper's incredibly gutsy display on Day 5 at the SCG.<p>Root's nightmare maiden Ashes tour …

Moeen Ali

The success and growth of the Ashes is a mixed blessing for Test cricket, writes Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh<p>Cricket Writer<p>The success and growth of the Ashes is a mixed blessing for Test cricket, writes Gideon Haigh<p>"Test cricket does not need …

Kevin Pietersen

India vs South Africa 2018: Rohit Sharma's repeated failures suggest its time to look beyond him- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

The one thing Rohit Sharma had going for him in this series no longer applies. Form, was the magic word to justify Sharma’s inclusion in the playing …

Cricket

ICC Test Rankings: Kohli drops to third spot, Rabada becomes number 1 bowler | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Indian skipper and swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli has dropped to the third spot with England captain Joe Root replacing him in the second position …

Sports (India)

Indian player Yousaf Pathan suspended for failed dope test

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant.<p>The ban on the …

India

Cricket in East Asia Pacific developing despite crabs invading the field

A push to grow cricket in the East Asia Pacific region is paying dividends with close to 300,000 participants across the various islands and Papua …

Papua New Guinea

Former India all-rounder in doping offence

At a time when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finds itself entangled in a dispute over anti-doping processes with the National …

India

Perfect Philander drives Proteas to a superb win

When wickets fall in droves on a given day at Newlands, you can be sure Vernon Philander is at the heart of it.<p>The Proteas’ stocky but skillful …

News (South Africa)

Ashes 2017: Bairstow claims DRS mistakes 'mess with careers'

Jonny Bairstow has made an impassioned plea for greater clarity about the technology used by the third umpire in cricket, noting it was a source of …

Cricket

India to tour Ireland for two-match T20I series in June 2018

India had last toured Ireland in 2007, before MS Dhoni had taken over as captain. (Source: File)<p>FIR against Tribune reporter over Aadhaar data breach …

India

Pakistan win toss, ask New Zealand to bat

2018-01-06 00:09<p>Kane Williamson (Getty Images)<p>Wellington - <b>Pakistan</b> won the toss and put <b>New Zealand</b> in to bat in their opening one-day international …

Sport (South Africa)

Sublime Smith has Root feeling the heat: Waugh

Australia captain Steve Smith's prolific run-scoring in the Magellan Ashes has had an adverse effect on his England counterpart Joe Root, according …

Cricket

Ashes 2017/18: The series isn’t only for cricket fans – as I discovered at the MCG

The English might have invented cricket but it’s the Aussies who have made the game a perennial, loud part of their national conversation. I first …

Cricket

Kirmani wishes team for ODI World Cup for the Blind

Syed Kirmani called on the Indian cricket team for the blind to bring glory to the nation, much like he and his teammates did when they scripted the …

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India's winning run under threat from South African green tops

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - India’s long winning streak in test cricket is under threat in a quick-fire three match series against South Africa this month, where their status as the top ranked nation in the format faces a stiff examination.<p>Virat Kohli’s side have won nine successive series to climb to …

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