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Jos Buttler better than MS Dhoni right now, asserts Tim Paine

Australia skipper Tim Paine was all praises for England's Jos Buttler calling his English counterpart a better player than India's MS Dhoni. With a fantastic 110 not out in the final ODI against Australia, Jos Buttler has invited the appreciation of the Australian skipper whose team was whitewashed.
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newscricket4 hours ago

BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary pens letter to CoA questioning workload distribution

Senior BCCI official and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary recently penned a six-page letter to Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators questioning the distribution of workload amongst NCA trainers. Chaudhary also enquired if the rehabilitation of the Indian players is being closely monitored.
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BCCI announces quadrangular tournament for India A

After Rahul Dravid’s request BCCI to maintain continuity of matches, the board has decided to host a quadrangular tournament for India A in late July. BCCI also announced the formation of an extra team India B to take part in quadrangular series featuring Australia A, India A, and South Africa A.
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CoA to re-evaluate emphasis placed on the BCCI-mandated yo-yo test

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) led by Mr. Vinod Rai will re-examine the importance of the BCCI-made compulsory yo-yo test as to why it should be the only parameter for selection. Ambati Rayudu and Sanju Samson were both axed from the UK tour after they failed to pass the yo-yo test.
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ICC to investigate Umar Akmal’s spot-fixing claims in 2015 WC match against India

The International Council for Cricket has revealed that they will take a closer look at Umar Akmal’s claims of spot-fixing during the 2015 World Cup. Akmal revealed in a recent interview that he was offered $ 200,000 to ‘leave two balls alone’ in the match against India at Adelaide.
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Happy that Virat Kohli didn't play county before England series, says Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has stated that he was happy about Virat Kohli missing the county stint with Surrey as it would keep him refreshed for the tour and also backed him to do well. He also questioned Cricket Australia's rotation policy stating that top players should play all formats of the game.
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newscricketa day ago

Ian Chappell unsupportive of people pointing fingers at Tim Paine’s captaincy

With 4-0 down in the series, Tim Paine is under lots of scrutiny and fingers have been pointed at his leadership, but Ian Chappell reckons that he needs some time to establish it. Paine was appointed as the captain of the team after Steve Smith was banned in the ball-tampering scandal.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs England | Kuldeep Yadav looks to cement his place in the Test side

Kuldeep Yadav, who made his debut in Tests for India in 2017, has insisted that he wants to cement his place in the team with the red ball on the tour of England. Yadav, who enjoyed good form in One Day Internationals taking 39 wickets in 20 matches, wants to continue his ODI form in Tests.
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A year after his debut, Punjab-born Simi Singh finds place in Ireland squad for India T20s

Simi Singh, an all-rounder from Punjab, becomes notable inclusion in the 14-man Ireland squad for the T20 series against India. Simi, who made his debut against New Zealand, has played 7 ODIs and 4 T20I and aims to cement his place in all three formats and help Ireland qualify for the T20 World Cup.
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newscricket2 days ago

BCCI goes against CoA decision to appoint Aijt Singh as Anti-Corruption Unit head

BCCI Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Friday red-flagged the Committee of Administrators’ appointment of the new Anti-Corruption (ACU) head, Ajit Singh. However, CoA chose to ignore it, saying the general body proceedings would have no bearing on the decisions taken by the Committee.
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