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#metoo on BCCI CEO Rahul Johri: Board divided, suspense over decision continues

The full report of the independent committee that is inquiring into the allegations of sexual harassment against the BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri, will not be made public,The Indian Express understands. The Committee of Administrators (CoA), however, will ask the three-member committee comprising Justice (Retd) Rakesh Sharma, Barkha Singh and Veena Gowda to prepare an […]

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Not scratchy wins, India crave total domination

Here is India’s route to the T20 World Cup semi-final in the West Indies, their first in eight years: Thrashed New Zealand by 34 runs, battered Pakistan by six wickets and smacked Ireland by 52 runs. Except for fleeting suspense against Pakistan, the rest of the victories were achieved without breaking much sweat, which was […]

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The continued rise of IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla’s aide Akram Saifi — and Saharanpur

Before Akram Saifi met veteran cricket administrator Rajeev Shukla nine years ago, only one cricketer from his hometown of Saharanpur had represented Uttar Pradesh in a national tournament. Since then, 24 players from the district have played for the state across age-group tournaments and senior cricket. Last season, Saharanpur had five players in a pool […]

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‘All of us could have been banned for life’: Dwayne Bravo opens up on 2014 India tour debacle

Former West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket in October, opened up on the 2014 India tour debacle, in an exclusive interview to i955fm. On October 17, 2014, in the middle of the 4th ODI between India and West Indies in Dharamsala, the West Indies Cricket Board (now Cricket […]

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Sri Lanka need 75 to win with 3 wickets in hand on final day

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: Rain came out to spoil the party in the final session as the Test became a thriller. With Sri Lanka needing 301 to win, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne scored fifties each to give their side a fighting chance after going down 27/3 at one stage. But […]

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score, Pak vs NZ Live Score Online

Pak vs NZ 1st Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score Streaming: After an effective bowling performance in the first day, Pakistan have taken control of the 1st Test against New Zealand. The Kiwis were bowled out for 153 in the first innings. Out to bat, the hosts […]

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Australia vs South Africa T20 Live Cricket Score, Aus vs SA Live Score Online

Australia vs South Africa T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, Aus vs SA Live Cricket Score Online: South Africa beat Australia 2-1 in the ODI series and have stuck with the same squad for the one-off T20I in Queensland. The contest holds little bearing on past or future with little to read into the showdown. […]

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Mohammed Shami allowed to bowl only 15 overs per innings for Bengal

Indian seamer Mohammed Shami has been allowed to play the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match for Bengal against Kerala starting from Tuesday at Eden Gardens by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but on one condition – he will be allowed to bowl 15 overs per innings, with a “grace” of not more […]

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Avoid confrontation with Virat Kohli: Faf du Plessis tells Australia

South African captain Faf du Plessis offered tips to Australia ahead of their big-ticket clashes against India: avoid confrontation with Virat Kohli and give him “silent treatment”. Du Plessis on Friday said that his team gave India captain Kohli the “silent treatment” in an attempt to keep him quiet when the two teams squared off earlier this […]

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India reach Australia for series, Virat Kohli already set for challenge

The Indian cricket team has arrived in Brisbane for the much-awaited series against Australia. Captain Virat Kohli looks set for the challenge as he sweat it out ahead of the first T20I between the two sides on November 21. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also shared their excitement ahead of the series from their social media accounts. In a […]

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ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev says length of season is ‘ridiculous’

Alexander Zverev labelled the length of the tennis season “ridiculous” after appearing to run out of steam against Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The 21-year-old German was playing his 74th Tour match of the season and after staying with the world number one for nine games he collapsed to a 6-4 6-1 […]

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ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem beats Kei Nishikori but Roger Federer dashes slim semifinal hopes

Roger Federer is peaking at the right time – again. The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Federer, chasing the 100th title of his career, needed only a set to advance and produced his best […]

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ATP Finals: Normal service resumed as Roger Federer breezes into semis

A few days after it appeared as though a Roger Federer impersonator had gatecrashed the 02 Arena, the Swiss great resumed normal service to outplay Kevin Anderson and reach the last four of the ATP Finals on Thursday. Federer walked out into a jam-packed O2 Arena knowing any repeat of his insipid performance on Sunday […]

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Croatia beat Spain to set up showdown with England

Croatia crushed England’s World Cup hopes in July. By beating Spain in a thriller on Thursday, the Croats have given Gareth Southgate’s squad a chance to advance to the final phase of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. Tin Jedvaj scored his second goal three minutes into stoppage time to earn Croatia a 3-2 victory and […]

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England get glimpse of future while saying goodbye to Wayne Rooney

As England fans said farewell to one of their finest, they also got a glimpse of the future as Gareth Southgate’s team beat the United States 3-0 in a Wembley friendly that doubled as Wayne Rooney’s tribute game. Critics of the decision to turn the match into a tribute, and 120th and final cap for […]

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UEFA Nations League: Football has been unfair to us, says Spain coach Luis Enrique

Spain coach Luis Enrique said football had been unfair to his side after Thursday’s dramatic 3-2 defeat in Croatia left them in danger of failing to reach the UEFA Nations League finals. The 2010 World Cup winners had to chase the game twice in the second half, with Dani Ceballos cancelling out Andrej Kramaric’s opener […]

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No let up in Australia aggression, says Ishant Sharma

Sledging, mind games, hostile crowd and white-line fever. These are terms Indian teams get acquainted with every time they embark on a tour to Australia. However, the ball-tampering scandal during the Test series in South Africa earlier this year rocked the fabric of the sport in the country. Consequently, Cricket Australia drew up a cultural […]

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Is Ravi Shastri a ‘yes man’? No, says Virat Kohli

Is Ravi Shastri a ‘yes man’ to Virat Kohli? Is that the reason he is the coach of India? Does he bring anything to the table? What’s his role? These are some of the questions that have shadowed the pair since Shastri became the coach. Shastri has more or less got some bad press: it’s been […]

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281 was memorable but 167 at Sydney was career-defining, says VVS Laxman

He played many match-winning knocks during his illustrious career, including the famous 281-run innings at Eden Gardens but former India batting stalwart VVS Laxman has rated his maiden 167 against Australia at Sydney as the career-defining moment. Laxman handpicked his maiden century against Australia at Sydney in 2000 as the best of the lot out […]

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Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs England, SL vs Eng 2nd Test Day 3

Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score, SL vs ENG 2nd Test Day 3 Live Streaming Online: Roshen Silva scored a brilliant 85 runs to give his side a 45-run lead in the first innings at the close of the 2nd day of the 2nd Test against England. Now, the hosts will hope the spinners can […]