Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v Bangladesh line-ups

Published on: Friday, 31 March 2017 //
April 1 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the third and final One Day International between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Bangladesh won toss and decided to bowl Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga (capt), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek

Cricket-New T20 tournament will not harm county game - Morgan

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March 31 (Reuters) - The new Twenty20 tournament being planned by the England and Wales Cricket Board will not hurt the existing 18 counties, England's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has said.

Cricket-Australia hire Wood as hitting coach for Champions Trophy

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March 31 (Reuters) - Former Hampshire batsman and power-hitting coach Julian Wood has been hired by Cricket Australia (CA) to help with preparations for the Champions Trophy being played in England and Wales in June, the Times has reported.

Cricket-Pakistan board chief to step down in August

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LAHORE, March 31 (Reuters) - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan will not seek another term in office due to personal and health reasons and is to step down in August when his current tenure ends.

Cricket-ICC mulling bid for Olympic inclusion in 2024

Published on: Thursday, 30 March 2017 //
LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said on Thursday.

Cricket-Kohli softens stance on relationship with Australians

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MUMBAI, March 30 (Reuters) - India captain Virat Kohli believes his post-match comments in Dharamsala regarding his friendship with Australian players has been "blown way out of proportion" and clarified they were directed only at a couple of individuals.

Cricket-Scoring runs will help captaincy, says England's Root

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LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - England's new test captain Joe Root will seek to bolster his leadership skills with big scores and has promised to ensure the side are better prepared to defend the Ashes in Australia than they were on the previous trip.

Cricket-Hodge apologises to Kohli over injury comments

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MUMBAI, March 30 (Reuters) - Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has apologised to Virat Kohli for comments suggesting the India captain missed the fourth test in Dharamsala to rest his injured shoulder ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign, starting next week.

Cricket-Pakistan bowler Irfan suspended for year over spot-fixing

Published on: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 //
March 29 (Reuters) - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended for a year and fined 1 million rupees ($9,500,00) after failing to disclose two approaches made by bookmakers during this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday.

Cricket-'Bradman-like' Smith to become great captain - Lehmann

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DHARAMSALA, March 29 (Reuters) - Australia coach Darren Lehmann has hailed 'Bradman-like' Steve Smith for his consistent form with the bat and believes the 27-year-old has the potential to become one of Australia's great captains.

Cricket-Anderson hopes for injury-free summer ahead of Ashes tour

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March 29 (Reuters) - England pace spearhead James Anderson is hoping his body can withstand the rigours of the English test summer before he shifts his focus to the side's defence of the Ashes in Australia later this year.

Cricket-Good cricket mixed with bad blood makes for fine series

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DHARAMSALA, India, March 29 (Reuters) - As India celebrate the return of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from previous holders Australia, the overriding consensus is that the hosts maintained order between the sport's top two test sides in a series that had everything.

Cricket-Spirited Australia must continue to improve, says board

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SYDNEY, March 29 (Reuters) - Australia have done themselves proud with their spirited fight in India but must continue to improve to become the number one side across all formats, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.
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