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Windies to face India, Australia for World T20 warmup matches

The world’s top T20 side, the West Indies, will face India and Australia in the World T20 warmup round. The ICC announced the pre-tournament matches, which will pit the Windies against the host nation India on March 10 and the Australians on March 13; both matches will be at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Other official Read More

Allen Stanford, jailed for fraud in ECB case, speaks out

Convicted fraudster Allen Stanford has spoken for the first time since 2009, when he was indicted for the second-largest investment scam in US history. In 2008, the Texas tycoon inked a multimillion dollar deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for a series of T20 matches in the Caribbean. But the ECB would Read More

Dhoni summoned to appear in India court over magazine cover

India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni is being summoned to a local court in the state of Andhra Pradesh, after the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. This is in relation to a 2013 magazine cover depicting Dhoni as a Hindu deity endorsing several brands. The case was sparked by a religious leader who said Read More

Amla resigns as captain for South Africa

Hashim Amla has stepped down as South Africa’s captain. He first took the role from the outgoing Graeme Smith in 2014, with some skepticism. South Africa won their first three series under Amla, followed by a 0-0 draw in rainy Bangladesh and a 3-0 whitewash in India. However, in the second Test against England – Read More

Australia to skip U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh

Australia is pulling out of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh due to security concerns. The move echoes earlier actions by Australia’s senior team, who pulled out of their Bangladesh tour for the same reason in October last year. The ICC has called in Ireland as Australia’s replacement ahead of the tournament, which starts Read More

Gayle fined for comments in Big Bash League match interview

West Indies star player Chris Gayle has been fined almost $10,000 Canadian by his Big Bash League team, the Melbourne Renegades, for comments to an Australian TV reporter seen as sexist. This was during Monday’s BBL match with the Hobart Hurricanes. In an interview with Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin, Gayle was commenting on McLaughlin’s Read More

Scotland police probe death of English county cricketer Matthew Hobden

Police are investigating the death of Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden. The 22-year-old was found dead on a private property in northeastern Scotland on Saturday under “unexplained” circumstances. Hobden made his first-class debut in 2014, and was seen as having a potential future on the international stage for England. He represented Sussex in all formats until Read More

Smith, Ashwin end 2015 with number one titles

At least two cricketers will finish 2015 on a high note. Australia’s captain Steve Smith ends the year as the ICC’s number 1 Test batsman, after already being named the cricketer of the year, and Test cricketer of the year. Smith was ranked number 4 before the start of the second Test against the West Read More

England cruise to massive Test victory over South Africa in Durban

South Africa has had trouble with the bat in their previous tour of India, and it looks like those same troubles came back for them on home soil. England thumped the host nation badly by 241 runs at the first Test in Durban. The South Africans’ pursuit of 416 for victory proved to be too Read More

Pakistan’s Yasir Shah suspended after failed doping test

Pakistan spin bowler Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended by the ICC after testing positive for a banned substance. This was based on a sample taken from Yasir in his country’s 2nd ODI against England on November 13. He’s barred from being part of international matches or games set up by a national cricket board Read More

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