ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has defended the 16-man national squad for tours of Ireland and England as the ”best of the best” despite criticism over the omission of batsman Fawad Alam.
PUNE, India (AP) Shane Watson capitalized on a dropped catch in the first over and whacked 106 as Chennai Super Kings drove to an easy 64-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
SYDNEY (AP) Channel Nine, which brought cricket to Australian television viewers for 40 years and influenced the way the sport is covered around the world, has lost a billion dollar bidding duel for broadcasting rights to Australia’s national game.
SYDNEY (AP) Cricket Australia’s test match naming rights sponsor has pulled out of its deal after less than a year and other companies also severed ties with players involved in the ball-tampering scandal.
NEW DELHI (AP) India’s cricket authorities have barred Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft from this season’s IPL after they were suspended for ball tampering during a test series in South Africa.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) Thousands of spectators endured long queues and navigated stringent security checkpoints hours ahead of a high profile cricket match on Sunday in Pakistan’s biggest city, the first time in nine years that it has hosted a game of such stature.
LONDON (AP) England allrounder Ben Stokes is available to play international cricket again while he contests a charge of affray following a violent incident outside a nightclub in September.
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