newscricket6 days ago

With World Cup in sight, Ravi Shastri decides to raise bar for Yo-Yo test

With fitness being a key factor in Ravi Shastri-coached team, the bar to pass the Yo-Yo test to be increased from 16.1 to 16.3. Recently, Sanju Samson was dropped from the India A side due to his failure to get minimum scores in the test conducted at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
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newscricket20 days ago

Shahid Afridi replaces injured Eoin Morgan as captain of World XI

Eoin Morgan, who had been named the captain of the World XI, has pulled out due to a fractured finger and Shahid Afridi has replaced him as the captain of the side. All the proceeds from the game to be played on May 31st at Lord’s against Windies would be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean.
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newscricket21 days ago

Mohammed Shami replaces Hardik Pandya in World XI squad

Mohammed Shami has been included in the World XI squad as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, who has ruled himself out of the match due to a viral infection. Shami would be the second Indian along with Dinesh Karthik in the World XI squad, which would face West Indies in a T20 on May 31st at Lord’s.
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newscricketa month ago

The onus of bringing back crowds to Test cricket lies with both players and administrators, says Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock has stated that it is the responsibility of both players and administrators to bring back crowds to Test matches and they both need to work together in this. De Kock backed the concept of Day-Night Tests but felt that there are some rough edges to it which needed to be ironed out.
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newscricketa month ago

MSK Prasad feels there was no point in persisting with Rohit Sharma

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad didn't see any point in persisting with Rohit Sharma and stated that this was the ‘best opportunity’ to get Karun Nair back in the team. Given their excellent performances, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been picked for ODI and T20 against England.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | Twitter reacts to KL Rahul's whirlwind 14-ball 50 and Mujeeb ur Rahman's brilliant debut

The IPL’s fastest ever fifty by KL Rahul resulted in Kings XI Punjab got their campaign underway in brilliant fashion with a six-wicket over Delhi Daredevils in Mohali today. Twitter hailed the brilliant innings played by the opener and Afghanistan bowler Mujeeb ur Rahman's brilliant debut.
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newscricket3 months ago

A complete timeline of the Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan saga

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Mohammed Shami starting with being snubbed for the BCCI annual contract to being accused of attempting a murder and even match-fixing. However, yesterday, the BCCI cleared the pacer from any match-fixing allegations and has handed him a Grade B contract.
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newscricket3 months ago

Mohammed Shami handed a Grade B contract as corruption investigation ends

Pacer Mohammed Shami has finally been handed a Grade B annual contract by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) after the investigation by the BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) found nothing wrong on the fast bowlers' part. Shami will get a sum of INR 3 crores as his annual retainer fee.
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newscricket3 months ago

BCCI has no right to cancel Mohammed Shami's contract, asserts former BCCI legal advisor

Usha Nath Bandyopadhyay, who has served as the Principal Legal Advisor of the BCCI earlier, has called the board’s decision to delay Mohammed Shami's contract as "illegal and wrong". Shami is currently under investigation for an attempt to murder and other allegations made by his wife, Hasin Jahan.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Mohammed Shami saga could push BCCI and CoA to the limit

There has been a lot of said and written about the ongoing Mohammed Shami saga which, for some reason, is being played out in the media instead of a courtroom. While argument have been made on both sides, the BCCI and CoA have added to the confusion by remaining quiet throughout the entire episode.
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