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Cook’s departure a massive loss to dressing room: Root – Times of India

LONDON: While Ajinkya Rahane feels the greatest achievement of Alastair Cook has been to deal with the criticism of the British media for 12 years and finish with an average close to 45 from 160 Tests, England captain Joe Root made no bones about the fact that it will be difficult to replace him.

Joe Root tells Alastair Cook to end England career with final century

Joe Root believes one last century from Alastair Cook at the Oval this week could be “written in the stars” as England look to send their former captain into Test retirement with a victory fitting of his record-breaking international career.

HK qualify for Asia Cup; will face Pakistan on Sep 16

HK qualify for Asia Cup; will face Pakistan on Sep 16 KARACHI: Pakistan will play their opening match of this month’s Asia Cup cricket tournament against Hong Kong, who on Thursday qualified for the six-nation event.

Joe Ofahengaue has been inspired by his partner’s brave battle with breast cancer

Ofahengaue said unwanted headlines swirling around their coach Wayne Bennett had steeled the young Broncos pack for a title tilt, starting with Sunday’s NRL elimination final against St George Illawarra at Suncorp Stadium.

Cook hopes England exit leads to end of Pietersen rift

Alastair Cook hopes the passing of time will eventually allow him to heal his rift with Kevin Pietersen even though they have not spoken since the flamboyant batsman was dramatically dropped by England four years ago.

Alice duo make NT 21-man squad

TWO Alice Springs cricketers have made the initial NT Under 17’s squad for the Cricket Australia National Championships to be played in Queensland in October.

England vs India 5th Test: Batsmen failed our bowlers, says Ajinkya Rahane

London: Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Thursday blamed the Indian team's much-vaunted batting line-up's failure to complement the bowlers for their Test series defeat in England.

Grant Bradburn: Scotland coach leaves to become Pakistan assistant

Grant Bradburn is stepping down as Scotland coach after being "head-hunted" following recent wins to become an assistant with Pakistan.

As a new chapter beckons, this fifth and final Test offers England the chance...

In the same way that all marriages end in death or divorce, international sporting careers invariably end in chagrin.

Who is Alastair Cook’s wife and when did ex-England cricket skipper wed her?

ALASTAIR COOK has decided to call time on his 12-year England career.


AFL building relationship with Indian broadcaster Star Sports

The AFL this week hosted representatives from one of India’s largest media conglomerates as the league continues to take strides towards building a serious footprint in the world’s second most populous country.