Washout in Sydney

The third Test between Australia and West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground appears to be heading towards a draw after day three was washed out. The tourists were unable to add to their 248 for seven as persistent rain kept the players indoors, only the third time in the past 20 years that a full day’s play of Test cricket had been lost in Australia. With only 11.2 overs…

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Mumbai teenager scores record 1009*

By the first day of the match, Pranav Dhanawade had already broken the record for the highest individual score in minor cricket Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old cricketer from Mumbai, smashed an unbeaten 1009 not out off 327 deliveries to notch up the highest individual score in minor cricket, breaking a 117-year-old record. Representing Smt KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament, Dhanawade began the last day…

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Australia to Push for Day-Night Ashes Test: James Sutherland

The first ever day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand was hailed as a great success. © AFP Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Tuesday he will talk to his England counterparts about the prospect of scheduling a day-night Ashes Test in Australia in the 2017-18 series.(Australia Floats up Prospect of Day-Night Ashes Test) Sutherland said he has mentioned the possibility “in passing” with the England and Wales…

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Indian teenager smashes world record

Indian teenager Pranav Dhanawade has become the first player to score 1,000 runs in a single innings. The 15-year-old smashed 1,009 not out off just 323 balls playing for KC Gandhi School in the Bhandari Trophy inter-school tournament.  He blasted 59 sixes and 127 fours in a knock spanning 395 minutes, allowing his side to declare on a staggering 1,465 for two. Dhanawade’s innings – against Arya Gurukul School –…

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Virat Kohli Crowned Indian Cricketer of the Year At BCCI Awards

Virat Kohli has won the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Indian cricketer of the year in the BCCI Awards function. © PTI Former stumper Syed Kirmani was bestowed with the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cricket, while Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards night in Mumbai. (Syed Kirmani Nominated for CK Nayudu…

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India explores day-night options for Duleep Trophy

The ball used in the next Duleep Trophy could look like this © Getty Images The BCCI tours and fixtures committee has recommended to its technical committee to consider playing day-night games with the pink ball in the Duleep Trophy. The Duleep Trophy is a inter-zonal first-class tournament, which was not held during this first-class season because of a crowded calendar. The next Duleep Trophy is likely to be played…

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Chris Gayle Says Sorry for Flirting With Female Reporter on Live TV

Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin interviews Chris Gayle during a Big Bash League match. © Twitter Sydney: West Indies star Chris Gayle apologised on Tuesday after his “joke” flirt with a female television presenter was branded “disrespectful” and “inappropriate” by authorities who left a threat of sanctions dangling. Ten Network reporter Mel McLaughlin found herself being asked out for a drink during an interview with the burly opener after he…

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BCCI defers decision on Chandila, Hiken Shah

Ajit Chandila was one of three players found guilty of alleged spot-fixing charges during the IPL 2013 corruption scandal © AFP The BCCI has deferred its decision on possible sanctions against offspinner Ajit Chandila and batsman Hiken Shah until January 18. At a disciplinary committee meeting in Mumbai on Monday, the board also decided to give Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf more time to submit his written statement in response to…

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IPL COO Raman let off due to lack of 'cogent evidence'

The Lodha panel stated that there was lack of evidence against Sundar Raman © BCCI The Lodha Panel has taken no action against former IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal on grounds that there was a lack of “cogent evidence” against him.* One of the tasks set by the Supreme Court for the Lodha panel during its inception was to examine Raman’s…

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