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Australia’s domestic T20 cricket tournament BBL goes IPL way

SYDNEY: The forthcoming edition of Australia's domestic T20 cricket tournament -- Big Bash League (BBL) -- will witness an increase in the number of matches and duration when it kicks off on December 19 this year, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.

Hesson quits NZ job citing personal reasons

Wellington: New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson announced Thursday he will resign from the post, a year just before the World Cup, citing family reasons.

Is Aishwarya Rajessh taking cricket lessons from coach Dav Whatmore for Kanaa? See pic

Best known for playing a mother of two slum kids in National award-winning film Kaaka Muttai, actor Aishwarya Rajessh is all set to play a cricketer in Sivakarthikeyan’s maiden production, Kanaa, a cricket-based drama, centred on a father-daughter relationship.

India flexes IPL muscle in hunt for more TV riches

Expansion plans: IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla The head of the multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League says the glitzy tournament is taking aim at football and basketball's heartlands as India strengthens its role as world cricket's financial powerhouse.

Lehmann reveals his worry for banned trio

[Australia], May 06 (ANI): Former Australia men's cricket coach Darren Lehmann has revealed that he worries daily about the banned cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

Shoaib Malik reiterates commitment to play until World T20 2020

[UAE], May 9 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has reiterated that he wants to continue playing at least until ICC World T20 2020 before he bids adieu to international cricket.

England vs India: Kuldeep Yadav awaits Test call after white-ball heroics

Nottingham: Kuldeep Yadav hopes his recent limited-overs performances will prompt India's selectors to include him in their squad for the upcoming Test series in England.

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir lashes at BCCI for not marketing Test cricket well

New Delhi: The BCCI may have created extremely popular and successful Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Indian board has not done "enough" to market Test cricket, revered by the purists, says former India opener Gautam Gambhir.

One-off Test: Ireland tested as Pakistan enforce follow-on

Ireland trail Pakistan by 116 runs after being bowled out for 130 in their first inning (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTSIreland were bowled out for 130 in their 1st innings after Pakistan declared at 310/9Ireland were 64/0 in their second innings and trail by 116 runsPakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas was the standout performer with 4/44 Test cricket is called Test cricket for a reason and there is also a reason why all but two teams have lost their inaugural Test match.

BCCI wants CT, not an extra WT20

KOLKATA:   BCCI has opposed the International Cricket Council’s decision to convert the 2021 Champions Trophy into a T20 tournament as it goes against the members playing agreement.


MMCC Pune emerge champions of Red Bull varsity cricket national final

Mohali, Jun 1 (IANS): Marathwada Mitramandals College of Commerce (MMCC) Pune defeated Rizvi Mumbai to emerge the champions of the Red Bull Campus Cricket National finals held here.