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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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newscricket19 hours ago

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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newscricket19 hours 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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newscricket21 hours 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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newscricketa day ago

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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newscricket2 days ago

Gary Wilson to lead Ireland in India T20I series

Gary Wilson has been retained as the captain of the Ireland cricket team that will take on India in two T20Is on June 27 and 29 in Malahide. In the 14-member squad, youngster Joshua Little, who is left arm fast bowler and Andy McBrine, who is an off-spinning all rounder, have both been recalled.
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newscricket2 days ago

I am excited and eagerly waiting to learn new things from Rahul Dravid, says Rajneesh Gurbani

Rajneesh Gurbani stated that he was excited and was eager to learn new things from coach Rahul Dravid after being selected in the India A squad for the upcoming tour of England. Gurbani also stated that he was keen on living up to the expectations of national selectors on the tour of England.
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newscricket2 days ago

BCCI goes against decision of CoA to include Uttarakhand in Ranji Trophy

The BCCI has gone against the decision of CoA to induct Uttarakhand into the Ranji Trophy and has decided to adopt a wait and watch policy on giving the first-class status to Uttarakhand. However, the revised pay-structure of centrally-contracted players got the approval of the General Body.
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newscricket2 days ago

Ravi Shastri insists Yo-Yo test is not something to be compromised

Ravi Shastri has adamantly defended the Yo-Yo test stating that it is here to stay and it is not something that any players or board members should compromise. Virat Kohli pointed out that the test has been a proof of stamina and endurance and has made a massive difference in the player's fitness.
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