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Virat Kohli quits as captain of India men’s Test team

Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India men’s Test team. The 33-year-old, who stopped leading India’s limited-overs sides last year, had led the Test side since 2015. He captained India in a record-breaking 68 Tests, winning 40 matches – the fourth best record of any Test captain in history. “It’s been seven years […]

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Michael Slater: Former cricketer arrested for second time in two months in Sydney

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with breaching a protective order, two months after an alleged domestic violence incident. Mr Slater, 51, was arrested in Sydney in October and charged with stalking and harassment offences. He was arrested again on Wednesday after allegedly sending 66 text messages and making 18 calls in breach […]

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‘Mental Health Break’: Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket

Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine is set to miss the upcoming Ashes series against England after announcing he is to take an immediate break from all forms of cricket. The wicketkeeper stepped down as skipper last week over a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts which he sent to a female colleague in 2017. […]

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‘I’m not a racist’: South African cricketer Quinton de Kock apologies for refusing to take the knee

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has apologized for refusing to take the knee and insists he is “not a racist.” The wicketkeeper announced he had made the “personal decision” not to take a knee before games at the ongoing T20 World Cup. His decision came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board said all […]

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets, break jinx

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their first win over India at a World Cup. Both players leapt into the […]

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Michael Slater: Former Australian cricketer arrested over domestic violence incident

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident. The 51-year-old turned cricket commentator was arrested at his Sydney home on Wednesday and taken to a police station, local media reported. New South Wales Police confirmed an alleged incident happened last week. They have not disclosed further details. No charges […]

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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni led-Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders to win 4th title

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings claimed their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a comfortable 27-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final in Dubai. Put into bat, Chennai amassed 192-3 with opener Faf du Plessis anchoring their innings with 86 off 59 balls, which also earned the South African the man-of-the-match […]

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Moeen Ali: England all-rounder retires from Test cricket

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from Test cricket, saying he hopes his achievements can inspire other British Muslims to play for their country. Ali, 34, scored 2,914 runs in 64 matches at an average of 28.29 and picked up 195 wickets with his off-spin after making his Test debut against Sri Lanka […]

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Pakistan stares at $25 million loss as New Zealand and England cancel cricket tours

Pakistan’s newly appointed cricket board chairman lashed out at the “Western bloc” who he said “used and binned” his country in the wake of New Zealand and England cancelling their tours of the South Asian country. On Monday, England called off their men’s and women’s teams tours of Pakistan scheduled for October citing “mental and […]

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New Zealand’s men cricket team abandon Pakistan tour sighting security concerns

The New Zealand men’s team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England’s men’s and women’s teams are due to play […]

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Cricket Twenty20 World Cup moved to United Arab Emirates from India due to Covid pandemic

The Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates from India due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Indian cricket board official. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had told the International Cricket Council, the sport’s world body, of its decision to host the event in […]

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Sri Lanka suspends three players from their tour of England for breaching bio-bubble

Three Sri Lanka players have been sent home from their tour of England for breaching bio-secure protocols. Vice-captain Kusal Mendis, opener Danushka Gunathilaka and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella have all been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket. It follows images, shared on social media, appearing to show the trio in Durham city centre. Sri Lanka met England […]