• ICC delegation to meet stakeholders of USA cricket in New York
  • Pujara and Rahane lead India's revival
  • USACA announces $70m deal for domestic T20 league
  • BCCI misses first Lodha deadline
  • Henry, Boult lift New Zealand in Williamson's absence

ICC delegation to meet stakeholders of USA cricket in New York

The ICC delegation, led by Shashank Manohar and David Richardson, will hold meetings while building a progress report to be delivered at the next ICC board meeting in October © IDI/Getty Images An ICC delegation led by chief executive David Richardson and chairman Shashank Manohar will be in New York City this weekend to meet various stakeholders regarding progress for cricket in the USA. The ICC Americas office has been…

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Pujara and Rahane lead India's revival

Tea India 136 for 3 (Pujara 64*, Rahane 47*, Henry 2-27) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Cheteshwar Pujara was on hand to bail India out of a bad situation © Associated Press Every member of India’s XI had a Test half-century to his name, but they needed someone capable of playing time in Kolkata. They lost three wickets in the morning session. The pitch had looked just a…

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USACA announces $70m deal for domestic T20 league

The USACA president is confident the board’s ICC suspension would be lifted soon © Peter Della Penna The USA Cricket Association (USACA) has announced a $70 million deal with Global Sports Ventures, LLC, for the licensing rights to a domestic Twenty20 league. The announcement was made on Thursday by USACA president Gladstone Dainty and GSV president and chief executive Jignesh Pandya at a press conference in New York City. “Global…

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BCCI misses first Lodha deadline

The BCCI board will meet again on Saturday to discuss the Lodha reforms © Cricket Australia The BCCI has not come to a decision with regard to implementing the recommendations of the Lodha report at its special general meeting in Mumbai on Friday. The board will reconvene again on Saturday to discuss the issue, effectively meaning that it has missed the deadline of September 30 set by the Lodha Committee…

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Henry, Boult lift New Zealand in Williamson's absence

Lunch India 57 for 3 (Pujara 31*, Rahane, 2*, Henry 2-14) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Matt Henry enjoyed a fruitful comeback, dismissing the India openers © Associated Press An excellent spell of seam bowling from Matt Henry on his Test comeback ensured New Zealand were able to prevent India from capitalising on winning their seventh toss in a row at home. He bowled Dhawan for 1 and…

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Henry, Boult give NZ early advantage

Lunch India 57 for 3 (Pujara 31*, Rahane, 2*, Henry 2-14) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Matt Henry enjoyed a fruitful comeback © Associated Press An excellent spell of seam bowling from Matt Henry on his Test comeback ensured New Zealand were able to deny from capitalising on winning their seventh toss in a row at home. He bowled Dhawan for 1 and had M Vijay caught behind…

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Matador Cup carnival heads west

This year’s Matador Cup will see a bit of a move away from the home of the Blues © Cricket Australia Slowly but surely, the Matador Cup’s national footprint is expanding again. Its New South Wales-centric schedule has been a source of considerable angst among other teams since the tournament was moved to an early season carnival format three years ago, but a smattering of matches in Perth and Brisbane…

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Williamson unwell, India bat again

Toss India chose to bat v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 01:06 ‘Didn’t think I’d play again’ – Jeetan Patel With New Zealand sending Ross Taylor out for the toss, it was clear Kane Williamson was unable to recover from fever and had to sit out the Kolkata Test, one they have to win to keep the series alive. If they thought a change of captains would address…

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Captain Buttler ready to step into breach

Play 02:04 ‘I’ve learned a lot from Morgan’ – Buttler England’s tour of Bangladesh, with its attendant security concerns resulting in the absence of the ODIs side’s captain and first-choice opener, is one that requires handling sensitively. In Jos Buttler, who has accepted the captaincy on a locum basis, they seem to have as sensitive and thoughtful a leader as there is among the young group. Buttler has already insisted…

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Mixture of anxiety and uncertainty before BCCI's SGM

Play 02:25 Lodha proposes, BCCI disposes Following the Supreme Court’s warning to the BCCI to “fall in line” and follow the directive to implement the Lodha Committee’s recommendations, the board’s defiance seems to have given way to a mixture of anxiety and uncertainty a day before its crucial special general meeting on Friday in Mumbai. The agenda for the SGM, the BCCI had pointed out last week, would be to…

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