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IND vs NZ | World Test Championship point system isn’t fair, reveals Kane Williamson

Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson feels the points system used for the World Test Championship isn’t fair where a team gets a maximum of 120 points irrespective of the length of the series. As per points system, the value for each Test match win is 60 points per game in the series.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Reports | All stars game likely to be called off before IPL opener

The All-Star match, which was likely to be held three days before the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League doesn’t seem to be happening as scheduled. The IPL franchises have been informally informed that the All-Star match won't' be taking place before the start of the tournament on March 29.
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newscricket3 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Batsmen will have a big role to play in New Zealand, reveals VVS Laxman

Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels India must play six batsmen in the Tests against New Zealand as he believes the batsmen will have a big role to play in the Test match. He further adds the openers and the No. 3 have to spend time at the crease if India were to go big in the first innings.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Umar Akmal suspended by PCB under Anti-Corruption Code ahead of PSL 2020

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suspended Umar Akmal for breaching its 'Anti-Corruption Code' on Thursday with immediate effect. Umar Akmal will not be able to play for defending champions Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2020 and Pakistan cricket said Gladiators can look for a replacement for Umar Akmal.
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newscricket6 hours ago

PCB ready to give up Asia Cup hosting rights to help associate members, reveals Ehsan Mani

Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are considering a move to give up the the hosting rights of the Asia Cup T20 tournament if it will help associate members. The regional tournament is slated to be held in September 2020, ahead of the World Cup in Australia.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Reports | Bangladesh front runners to host 2021 Women's U19 World Cup

A source in the ICC has confirmed that Bangladesh are front runners to host the inaugural edition of the Women's U19 World Cup in 2021. The ICC are now in the midst of initiating the bidding process for hosting rights of the tournament, which was initially planned for the 2023-2031 cycle.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Still feel I'm good enough and have a lot to offer, claims Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor has dismissed talk of retirement ahead of the two-match series against India claiming that he is still good and hungry to score runs for his country. He will become the first cricketer ever to play 100 internationals in all formats on Friday when he steps on the field in the opener.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Acceptance is important for Rishabh Pant, admits Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane revealed that acceptance of being dropped and visualising the role of playing at No.7 in the Test team are really important for Rishabh Pant if he wants to make a comeback. Rahane also admitted that it is key for Pant to learn from his teammates before returning to the playing XI.
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Need one more look at surface before picking final XI, admits Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that he will make a final inspection of the surface at the Basin Reserve, the venue for the first of two Tests against India, before confirming his side. Williamson also confirmed that Kyle Jamieson will be set to make his debut Neil Wagner’s absence. 
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newscricket7 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Having a lower backlift will help batsmen in Wellington, reveals Ajinkya Rahane

Ahead of the two-match Test series, India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane revealed that in New Zealand the batsmen have to make subtle adjustments, including having a lower backlift in order to tackle the conditions. He further added that having the right mindset will help the team away from home.
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