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Great CWB Cycle set to begin in Africa

Two amateur cricketers will today embark on a 4,000-mile cycle across Africa to raise money for UK charity Cricket Without Boundaries. Coinciding with the second Test between England and South Africa in Cape Town, Carl Ferguson and Jamie Burton will pedal across nine countries before finishing in the Rwandan capital of Kigali 100 days later. The ‘Great CWB Cycle’ will mark the 10th anniversary of CWB – a volunteer-run organisation…

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Australia vs India: Hosts Name Uncapped Pacers Scott Boland, Joel Paris in Squad for 1st 3 ODIs

Scott Boland will get a chance to make his ODI debut in the series against India. (Image credit: Cricket Australia) Sydney: Australia on Monday included uncapped fast bowlers Scott Boland and Joel Paris and left leading spinner Nathan Lyon out of a 13-man squad for the first three one-day internationals against India.(Yuvraj, Jadeja Set for International Comeback) Boland has been on the periphery of the Test team for the current…

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Sundar Raman Given Clean Chit By Justice Lodha Panel in 2013 IPL Scandal

The Lodha Panel stated that they did not have enough evidence against Sundar Raman and there was no knowledge that he knew Vindoo Dara Singh. © BCCI The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee gave a clean chit to former IPL COO Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal, citing lack of evidence against him. (RM Lodha’s Top 10 Commandments to the BCCI) “There was not enough evidence…

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One State, One Association, Legalising Betting Key Recommendations in Lodha Panel Report on BCCI

Lodha panel suggested that one Association of each state will be a full member and will have the right to vote. © NDTV The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommended sweeping reforms for the controversy-ridden BCCI, suggesting a bar on ministers from occupying positions, putting a cap on the age and tenure of the office-bearers and legalising betting. (RM Lodha’s Top 10 Commandments to the BCCI) In a series of drastic…

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RM Lodha Panel's Top 10 Commandments to BCCI: One State One Association, Come Under RTI

Lodha panel suggested that one Association of each state will be a full member and will have the right to vote. © NDTV The Justice RM Lodha panel suggested some important recommendations in reforming the structure of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. (Highlights) There were four major points in the RM Lodha panel which are the most important. The main suggestion was One State, One association. The…

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Stokes taken aback by achievement

[embedded content] Ben Stokes‘ record-breaking double-century on day two of the second Test against South Africa has yet to sink in. The 24-year-old required just 163 balls to reach the milestone, the fastest by an England player and second quickest in Test history, on a remarkable day in Cape Town. Stokes’ 258 off just 198 deliveries, which contained 30 fours and an England record 11 sixes, was the highest by…

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Bairstow revels in maiden Test ton

[embedded content] Jonny Bairstow spoke of his pride after compiling his maiden Test ton on day two of the second match against South Africa in Cape Town. The wicketkeeper-batsman roared with emotion when reaching three figures, four years after making his Test debut, and was unbeaten on 150 when England skipper Alastair Cook declared on 629 for six. Afterwards he revealed what his first century in the longest format meant…

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Stokes destroys record books in Cape Town

Ben Stokes overpowered South Africa, and the record books, with Jonny Bairstow acting as an able accomplice to one of the most devastating batting performances in Test history. Stokes was an unstoppable force from the very first over of the day, immediately picking up from where he left off last night, on way to scoring the fastest-ever Test double-century by an England player. It was just one of a host…

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Cricket world reacts to Stokes double-ton

[embedded content] England number six Ben Stokes smashed a maiden Test double-century, off just 163 balls, on day two of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Here are statistics and reaction from the cricketing world.  – Stokes’ 258 off 198 deliveries was his highest Test score, surpassing the 120 he compiled against Australia in Perth in 2013. – Stokes struck 30 fours and 11 sixes, an England record…

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