England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan frustrates hosts with hard-fought fifty on Day 3 at Southampton
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England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan frustrates hosts with hard-fought fifty on Day 3 at Southampton

Rizwan remained unbeaten on 60 — his second half-century in Test cricket — as Pakistan reached 223/9 at stumps on a day that saw multiple stoppages of play due to rain or bad light.

IPL 2020: Unacademy, Dream11 submit formal expression of interest for title sponsorship rights
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IPL 2020: Unacademy, Dream11 submit formal expression of interest for title sponsorship rights

Friday was the last date of submission of 'EOI' to the BCCI. The IPL will be held from 19 September to 10 November in the UAE this year.

PCB ropes in former Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq as High Performance Centre coaches
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PCB ropes in former Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq as High Performance Centre coaches

According to a PCB source, besides Yousuf and Razzaq, another former Test cricketer Basit Ali has also been offered a coaching position in the HPC, which is being revamped to improve its productivity and output.

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni and other CSK players arrive in Chennai for camp ahead of tournament
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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni and other CSK players arrive in Chennai for camp ahead of tournament

Apart from Dhoni, others who have reached the city for the week-long camp beginning on Saturday at the MA Chidambaram stadium are Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Kedar Jadhav.

Australia senior assistant coach Andrew McDonald allowed to skip England tour to fulfill IPL commitment
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Australia senior assistant coach Andrew McDonald allowed to skip England tour to fulfill IPL commitment

Australia are scheduled to travel to England to play three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs from 4-16 September, with senior assistant coach McDonald among those who will not be part of the touring party.

IPL 2020: England and Australia players likely to miss first week of the league
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IPL 2020: England and Australia players likely to miss first week of the league

A total of 29 players from England and Australia are part of the eight IPL squads including top draws like David Warner, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Steve Smith and this year's record buy Pat Cummins.

'He plays that shot very rarely': Mohammad Kaif recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 WC
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'He plays that shot very rarely': Mohammad Kaif recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 WC

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif recalled Sachin Tendulkar's iconic six off Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar during a 2003 World Cup match in Centurion.

Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand Super Rugby match in Auckland cancelled over COVID-19 surge
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Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand Super Rugby match in Auckland cancelled over COVID-19 surge

Sunday's season-ending game between the Blues and Crusaders at Auckland's 50,000-capacity Eden Park stadium was "officially off", a statement said, after New Zealand extended its lockdown of the city.

Australia confirm limited-overs tour of England; Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon recalled to squad by Aussies
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Australia confirm limited-overs tour of England; Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon recalled to squad by Aussies

Australia were originally scheduled to play three one-day and three Twenty20 matches against England in July, but the trip was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ankit Chavan's plea to lift ban, celebrating golden jubilee of Gavaskar's Test debut among topics for MCA's meet
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Ankit Chavan's plea to lift ban, celebrating golden jubilee of Gavaskar's Test debut among topics for MCA's meet

The Apex Council will also be discussing the Association's proposed plan of a cricket museum to be set up at the Wankhede Stadium.

On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar's first of 100 tons, Don Bradman's farewell duck
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On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar's first of 100 tons, Don Bradman's farewell duck

Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Bradman, two of the finest batsmen the game has produced, share special memories for 14 August. While Tendulkar scored his first international ton on this day 30 years back, Bradman played his last Test innings today in 1948.

England vs Pakistan: Sam Curran 'shocked' over James Anderson doubts as veteran pacer hurts visitors
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England vs Pakistan: Sam Curran 'shocked' over James Anderson doubts as veteran pacer hurts visitors

James Anderson had stumps figures of 2-35 in 15 overs when a combination of rain and bad light cut short second Test's first day's play with Pakistan struggling at 126-5.

No matches, limited funds, job cuts — How Coronavirus has impacted blind cricket in India
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No matches, limited funds, job cuts — How Coronavirus has impacted blind cricket in India

The coronavirus pandemic has affected blind cricket India to such an extent that even when it ends, it won't be easy for players to return to the game.

England vs Pakistan: Fawad Alam disappoints on comeback as hosts seize control on opening day of 2nd Test
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England vs Pakistan: Fawad Alam disappoints on comeback as hosts seize control on opening day of 2nd Test

Pakistan reached 126/5 at stumps on the opening day of the second Test at Southampton, with Abid Ali top-scoring for the visitors so far with a 111-ball 60.

Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’
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Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’

Tsolekile criticised Smith for not backing him enough during their time as international cricketers and alleged that CSA was trying to protect other wrongdoers.

Sachin Tendulkar reveals Sialkot knock against rampaging Pakistan attack sowed seeds of 1990 Manchester ton
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Sachin Tendulkar reveals Sialkot knock against rampaging Pakistan attack sowed seeds of 1990 Manchester ton

Tendulkar made the revelation on the 30th anniversary of his match-saving 119 against England at Manchester, which happened to be his first-ever international hundred.

Australia coach Justin Langer advises young sportspersons to stay away from social media
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Australia coach Justin Langer advises young sportspersons to stay away from social media

With the advent of social networking sites, sportspersons around the world, at times, have to deal with abusive and threatening messages online and Langer believes "zero social media" is the key.

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood says limiting number of unsuccessful DRS referrals would have ‘better impact on game’
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Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood says limiting number of unsuccessful DRS referrals would have ‘better impact on game’

Hazlewood feels one review would mean that teams would use it only when they are absolutely certain that a wrong decision has been made by the umpire.

Muttiah Muralitharan reveals why he stopped Ravichandran Ashwin from bowling leg-spin during CSK days
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Muttiah Muralitharan reveals why he stopped Ravichandran Ashwin from bowling leg-spin during CSK days

During the interaction, Murali revealed that he himself bowled leg-spin for a few years during his school days, as Ruwan Kalpage, also a Sri Lanka cricketer, was an off-spinner and there was another Test spinner in the same age-group