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Sri Lanka police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe after failing to find enough evidence
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Sri Lanka police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe after failing to find enough evidence

The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations that the country's 2011 World Cup final loss to India was fixed, saying it found no evidence after recording statements of stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

'Would like to know who's involved': BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka's Uva league match
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'Would like to know who's involved': BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka's Uva league match

A T20 match played near Chandigarh but streamed online as a game in Sri Lanka has caught the attention of BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit, the Punjab Police and the island country's cricket board

Yuzvendra Chahal has always taken care of me like an elder brother, says Kuldeep Yadav
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Yuzvendra Chahal has always taken care of me like an elder brother, says Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, he finds most challenging to contain.

Sarfaraz Ahmed should have been given more time as Pakistan captain, says Inzamam-ul-Haq
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Sarfaraz Ahmed should have been given more time as Pakistan captain, says Inzamam-ul-Haq

The Pakistan Cricket Board has now given the Test captaincy to senior batsman, Azhar Ali while young batsman Babar Azam leads the side in the white ball formats.

Michael Hussey fears Australia's chances of hosting T20 World Cup, optimistic about India's tour
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Michael Hussey fears Australia's chances of hosting T20 World Cup, optimistic about India's tour

The India tour of Australia that has been scheduled after the T20 World Cup is likely to go ahead as per the plan, according to Hussey.

Sportspersons taking knee is 'cosmetic', need change in law to combat racism, says Carlos Brathwaite
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Sportspersons taking knee is 'cosmetic', need change in law to combat racism, says Carlos Brathwaite

Taking a knee has become a popular symbol to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement which gained momentum following the killing of George Floyd by police in the United States of America.

England vs West Indies: England all-rounder Sam Curran takes COVID-19 test after feeling unwell
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England vs West Indies: England all-rounder Sam Curran takes COVID-19 test after feeling unwell

Sam Curran is currently self-isolating in his hotel room at the Ageas Bowl, ruling him out of the remainder of the intra-squad warm-up match of England.

Ankeet Chavan writes to BCCI, MCA hoping to get life ban for 2013 spot-fixing saga reduced
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Ankeet Chavan writes to BCCI, MCA hoping to get life ban for 2013 spot-fixing saga reduced

Spinner Ankeet Chavan has written to the BCCI and the MCA hoping to get his life ban reduced to seven years, as is the case with S Sreesanth who was also implicated in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

India are at the forefront of fast bowling renaissance, says former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop
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India are at the forefront of fast bowling renaissance, says former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop

Former West Indies pacer ian Bishop said India were at the vanguard of the modern-day fast bowling revolution, with quality pacers emerging most of the major Test-playing nations.

England vs West Indies: Hosts to don 'Black Lives Matter' logo on jerseys to fight against racism
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England vs West Indies: Hosts to don 'Black Lives Matter' logo on jerseys to fight against racism

England announced their decision on Thursday, three days after the West Indies made its call to support racial equality and justice.

England vs West Indies: Windies coach Phil Simmons rejoins squad after quarantine, clearing COVID-19 tests
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England vs West Indies: Windies coach Phil Simmons rejoins squad after quarantine, clearing COVID-19 tests

Windies coach Phil Simmons had been allowed to attend the funeral of his father-in-law before the team's departure for the UK, and had to undergo mandatory quarantine and clear COVID-19 tests before rejoining the squad.

Behind the viral Rahul Dravid clip is a 24-year-old UPSC aspirant dreaming to meet his idol
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Behind the viral Rahul Dravid clip is a 24-year-old UPSC aspirant dreaming to meet his idol

Meet Mainak Sinha, the 24-year-old UPSC aspirant, popularly known by his Twitter moniker @desi_robelinda and the man behind the viral Dravid post.

Brad Hogg picks Rishabh Pant over Wriddhiman Saha as India's Test wicket-keeper, backs KL Rahul for limited-overs
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Brad Hogg picks Rishabh Pant over Wriddhiman Saha as India's Test wicket-keeper, backs KL Rahul for limited-overs

In a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Hogg did a comparison between Wriddhiman Saha, KL Rahul and Rishab Pant.

Younis Khan once held a knife to my throat when I offered him batting advice, says Grant Flower
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Younis Khan once held a knife to my throat when I offered him batting advice, says Grant Flower

The incident happened during the opening Test of Pakistan's tour of Australia in 2016 at Brisbane where Younis Khan had scored a duck in the first innings but managed a 65 in the second essay.

'Do not run him out': Aaron Finch shares experience of batting with Sachin Tendulkar at Lord’s
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'Do not run him out': Aaron Finch shares experience of batting with Sachin Tendulkar at Lord’s

Finch said he was only thinking about not running Tendulkar out when they opened together for Marylebone Cricket Club against Rest of the World at Lord's in 2014.

Sri Lanka Cricket keen to host inaugural T20 league in August despite concerns over border reopening
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Sri Lanka Cricket keen to host inaugural T20 league in August despite concerns over border reopening

Sri Lanka Cricket is optimistic of conducting its inaugural T20 league from 8 to 22 August despite the government's decision to postpone the reopening of the country's international airport till August 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peter Fulton quits as New Zealand batting coach, to take up head coach job in Canterbury
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Peter Fulton quits as New Zealand batting coach, to take up head coach job in Canterbury

Fulton took up the position of batting coach with the national team in August 2019 and travelled to Sri Lanka and Australia besides being part of the home tours against England and India.

England vs West Indies: Windies coach Phil Simmons' job is not threatened in any way, says board president
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England vs West Indies: Windies coach Phil Simmons' job is not threatened in any way, says board president

West Indies coach Phil Simmons is in no danger of losing his job as he has the full backing"of the country's cricket board with its president Ricky Skerritt insisting that he had taken permission to attend his father-in-law's funeral.

West Indies batting great Everton Weekes, the last of famous three 'Ws', passes away at 95
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West Indies batting great Everton Weekes, the last of famous three 'Ws', passes away at 95

In his career, Everton Weekes played 48 test matches and made 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 per innings.

Rajasthan Royals, BCCI tie up to provide online course in sports marketing for IPL players
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Rajasthan Royals, BCCI tie up to provide online course in sports marketing for IPL players

In their bid to help professional cricketers gain valuable life-skills after their retirement, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, in a tie-up with the BCCI, will be offering a course in Sports Marketing for all those who have played Indian Premier League.