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Kapil Dev-led CAC's Request to Select Support Staff for Team India Turned Down

The three-member CAC featuring former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy had sent a letter to COA requesting participation in process to select the support coach after picking Ravi Shastri as head coach on Friday (August 16).

18 Aug 2019 12:43 pm
India’s T20 Setup is a Work in Progress and There’s a Lot to be Done: Shastri

Beginning August 19, the BCCI will begin the process of picking Shastri’s support staff and the coach has backed the likes of Bharat Arun and R Sridhar.

18 Aug 2019 12:34 pm
Ashes 2019 | Smith's Brave 92 and Cummins Double Blow Helps Australia Edge Ahead

Australia's Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes clash at Lord's.

18 Aug 2019 12:26 pm
Ashes 2019 | Archer Spell to Smith Brings Back Memories of 2005: Ponting

While the Smith injury has caused a debate about the Stem Guards becoming mandatory, Ponting says enforcing a decision like that would be difficult given the importance of player comfort when facing express fast bowling."

18 Aug 2019 10:49 am
Ashes 2019: Australia Cricket Union Condemns Boos After Smith Felled by Archer

He was eventually able to walk off the field for concussion checks to a standing ovation after another gritty performance.

18 Aug 2019 10:33 am
Ashes 2019: Langer Says Smith Blow May See Neck Guards Become Compulsory

The World Cup winner, in for the injured James Anderson, rarely let up, however, during a fine return of of 2-59 in 29 overs.

18 Aug 2019 9:54 am
India vs West Indies: Pujara & Rohit Lead the Way Against West Indies A

Pujara then along with Rohit Sharma (68) steadied the ship and went onto put on an impressive 132-run partnership.

18 Aug 2019 9:28 am
Ashes 2019: Expect Australia to Stick with Bancroft For the Long Haul – Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes team management will stick with opener Cameron Bancroft in the long run despite him returning three single-figure scores in three innings thus far.

17 Aug 2019 12:07 pm
India vs West Indies: Pujara, Bumrah Ready to Tune-Up for Test Series

Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane along with a well-rested Jasprit Bumrah will be aiming for some quality game time when India take on West Indies Cricket Board XI in a three-day warm-up game starting on Saturday (August 17) ahead of two-match series.

17 Aug 2019 9:56 am
MS Dhoni Plays Cricket With Kids in Leh During His Army Stint

Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.

17 Aug 2019 9:21 am
Heinrich Klaasen Replaces Injured Second For India Tests

Wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen has been called up for the three Test series between India and South Africa, Cricket South Africa announced on Saturday. Klaasen replaces youngster Rudi Second, who suffered a finger injury during practice with South Africa A.

17 Aug 2019 9:02 am
Ashes 2019: Archer Seems to Generate Pace Out of Nowhere - Steve Waugh

Australia great Steve Waugh believes England debutant fast bowler Jofra Archer's ability to generate speed "seemingly out of nowhere" will make him tough to face.

17 Aug 2019 8:56 am
India vs West Indies: Darren Bravo, Campbell Selected for Tour Game Against India

West Indies Test match regulars Darren Bravo and John Campbell have been included in a 14-member West Indies ‘A' squad for the three-day tour match against India, starting on Saturday (August 17) at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

17 Aug 2019 8:46 am
Bangladesh Rest Opener Tamim Iqbal For Afghanistan Test, T20Is

Bangladesh Cricket Board have decided to rest out-of-form opener Tamim Iqbal for next month's one-off Test against Afghanistan following a request from the player, an official said on Saturday.

17 Aug 2019 8:37 am
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Returns to Bat After Nasty Blow to the Neck

Steve Smith was forced to retire in the second Ashes Test after suffering a nasty blow on the neck off the bowling of Jofra Archer. However, the former captain returned to the crease after Peter Siddle’s dismissal.

17 Aug 2019 8:31 am
Ashes 2019: Archer Strikes as Australia Slump Before Rain Intervenes at Lord's

England altered the momentum with two wickets for no runs in four balls as Australia's 60-1 became 60-3.

17 Aug 2019 8:29 am
Shastri-Kohli Partnership - Dynamic, Formidable & Right There Amongst Best

The old cricketing adage - “A captain is as good as his team” can be modified in contemporary times to “A captain is as good as his team and coach”. Advancing technology, a rigorous schedule across three formats and higher demands of training and fitness have redefined the role of a coach in cricket.

17 Aug 2019 8:17 am
Kapil Dev-Led CAC Want to Select Support Staff of Team India

The support staff of Sanjay Bangar (batting coach), Bharat Arun (bowling coach), R. Sridhar (fielding coach) and administrative manager Sunil Subramanium are on a 45-day contract extension and automatic entrants into the selection process.

17 Aug 2019 8:16 am
Ravi Shastri Pips Moody and Hesson to Remain India Coach, Term Extends to 2021

CAC’s third member Rangaswamy added that all the short-listed candidates had charted out their own vision of taking Indian cricket forward.

17 Aug 2019 8:14 am
Duleep Trophy: Porel Snaps Three as India Green Reduce Blue to 112/6

Lanky Bengal speedster Ishan Porel got three wickets including the prized scalp of his former India U-19 teammate Shubman Gill as India 'Green' reduced the 'Blue' team to 112 for 6 in a rain-affected opening day of the Duleep Trophy here on Saturday.

17 Aug 2019 7:57 am
South Africa’s Russell Domingo Named New Bangladesh Head Coach

The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday (August 17) was appointed South Africa’s Russell Domingo as the national team’s head coach on a two-year contract.

17 Aug 2019 5:25 am
India Can Leave a Legacy that Other Teams Will Want to Emulate: Ravi Shastri

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, who begins his second stint as the head coach and a fourth association with Team India (after a couple as Team Director), wants to leave a lasting legacy in the next 26 months after his term was extended up to the T20 World Cup in 2021.

17 Aug 2019 4:54 am
Sri Lanka Likely to Play Test Match in Pakistan

Pakistan could be all set to host Test cricket later in the year after Sri Lanka Cricket got a “very positive feedback” from a security delegation that visited Lahore and Karachi.

17 Aug 2019 4:48 am
Police Confirm Former India Batsman VB Chandrasekhar's Suicide in Chennai

Chandrasekhar was 57, and said to have suffered losses in his cricket-related businesses. He owned a team VB Kanchi Veerans in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and also ran a the VB Cricket Academy in Chennai

16 Aug 2019 12:34 pm
BCCI to Announce New Head Coach on Friday Evening, Shastri Leads the Pack

The BCCI will announce new head coach of men's Indian senior team at around 7pm on Friday (August 16) evening in Mumbai. The press conference will be attended by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) featuring former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.

16 Aug 2019 11:16 am
Ashes 2019: For Our Standards, I Don’t Think We Were Good Enough - Lyon

Nathan Lyon on Thursday went on to become the joint third-highest wicket-taker for Australia with 355 scalps alongside Dennis Lillee as he got three wickets on Day 2 at Lord’s

16 Aug 2019 10:20 am
16th August 2009: Charles Coventry Equals Saeed Anwar’s 194 Record In ODIs

He managed to register the same score (194) which Saeed Anwar did against India at Chennai in 1997. However, the Zimbabwean edged above the Pakistan great courtesy of remaining unbeaten in his innings against Bangladesh

16 Aug 2019 10:15 am
Eoin Morgan Mulls Stepping Down as England Captain Amid Injury Concerns

Morgan also stressed on the fact that he wanted to lead the side in T20 World Cup, but didn’t want to let anyone down.

16 Aug 2019 8:32 am
Ashes 2019: Hazlewood Picks Three as England's Batting Falters at Lord's

World Cup-winning England fast bowler Jofra Archer then marked his Test debut with an electrifying opening spell but the only wicket Australia lost before stumps was when David Warner was bowled by Stuart Broad.

16 Aug 2019 8:25 am
India vs West Indies: Lara & Sarwan to Work with West Indies Batsmen Ahead of Tests

The two will share their immense knowledge, experience and expertise with the 13-member squad.

16 Aug 2019 8:03 am
India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle – An Impact Player Across Formats

Chris Gayle did it again. He did not retire, again. Although he disappointed the speculators who had widely published his retirement copies, he certainly did not disappoint with his performance with the bat - a signature Chris Gayle innings – a destructive 72 in just 41 deliveries including 8 fours and 5 sixes in the third and final ODI against India at Port of Spain.

16 Aug 2019 7:26 am
Tim Southee Equals Tendulkar's Tally of Sixes in Tests

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has equalled the tally of sixes hit by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket.

16 Aug 2019 5:11 am
Surat Latest Addition to International Venues, To Host IND-SA Women’s T20Is

The Lalbhai Contractor Stadium can accommodate 8000 spectators and can also temporarily arrange space for another 20000 on a makeshift basis.

16 Aug 2019 4:59 am
Pavel Florin - Popularising Cricket in Search of Adrenaline

Remember the broad shouldered Romanian, who’s awkward bowling action made him a cult hero and whose efforts in popularising cricket in his country, purely because he loved the game, earned him a lot of respect?

16 Aug 2019 4:24 am
Ashes 2019: 'Technical Side a Worry' - Vaughan Alarmed at Frequent England Collapses

Former captain Michael Vaughan questioned England batsmen's technical skills after they were bowled out for 258 in the first innings of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

16 Aug 2019 3:03 am
Umpire Dies after Being Hit by Cricket Ball in Wales

An umpire, John Williams, has died a month after he was hit on the head by a ball during an amateur match in the United Kingdom.

16 Aug 2019 2:36 am
Ashes 2019: Ponting Advises Warner to Take Aggressive Route Against Broad

Australian opener David Warner’s struggles against Stuart Broad continued in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, when the Englishman paceman bowled Warner through the gate, his third dismissal to the same bowler in three innings so far

16 Aug 2019 2:05 am
Kolkata Knight Riders Appoint Brendon McCullum as Head Coach

Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed their former captain and New Zealand start Brendon McCullum as the head coach for the upcoming IPL season.

15 Aug 2019 11:10 pm
India vs West Indies: Shreyas Reminds Me of Myself During Early India Days - Kohli

Virat Kohli said that Shreyas Iyer's attitude while batting reminded him of himself during his initial days in the India side, adding that he understood the value of playing under pressure.

15 Aug 2019 12:30 pm