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Tendulkar: scrap two new-ball ODI rule to revive reverse swing

NEW DELHI: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar says cricket should revisit the rule of using two new balls in one-day games in order to revive the moribund art of reverse swing in the format.

Stokes and Woakes to miss rest of England’s ODIs against Australia

LONDON: England all-rounders Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will miss the remaining three one-day internationals against Australia due to injury, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.

Australia’s Warner joins St Lucia Stars in CPL

MELBOURNE: Australia batsman David Warner will join Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise St Lucia Stars later this year as he continues to work towards a return to international cricket following a ball-tampering scandal.

Raina replaces unfit Rayudu in India’s ODI squad for England

New Delhi – Batsman Suresh Raina will replace Ambati Rayudu in India’s one-day squad for next month’s England tour, the Indian cricket (BCCI) has said.

Afghanistan fight back as India reach 347-6 in test debut

BENGALURU: Afghanistan displayed their stomach for a fight in their maiden test by claiming five wickets in the final session to leave India on 347 for six after the opening day of the one-off contest on Thursday.

Rain forces early tea as Vijay nears ton against Afghanistan

BENGALURU: Murali Vijay closed in on his 12th hundred as India reached 248 for one before rain forced an early tea on the opening afternoon against test newcomers Afghanistan on Thursday.

New Zealand bowling great Hadlee has cancer surgery

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s leading test wicket taker Richard Hadlee has had surgery for bowel cancer and will have follow-up chemotherapy treatment, his family said on Wednesday.

Mathews, Gamage out of Sri Lanka’s West Indies tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews will miss the rest of their West Indies tour after he left for home due to personal reasons, while fast bowler Lahiru Gamage was ruled out with an injury.

APF hammer TAC, win PM Cup crown

Nepal APF Club defeated Tribhuvan Army Club by six wickets in the final of the Prime Minister Cup One Day Cricket Tournament here at the TU Stadium today.

Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland win

MUMBAI: Scotland’s historic win over England has led to praise from Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who has called for the sport’s second-tier teams to get more opportunities to prove themselves against top sides.


Wanted my name on the Honours Board at Lord’s: Mohammad Abbas

Mohammad Abbas was the best of the lot in an outstanding Pakistan bowling attack in the first Test against England at Lord’s, a line-up that shot the home side out for 184 and 242 to set up a nine-wicket win, reported ICC.