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Windies tour: Andhra’s K.S. Bharat in the race for Test spot

[ad_1] Ten days have passed with bated anticipation after M.S. Dhoni returned to the Old Trafford dressing room falling a run out-victim to Martin Guptill in the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. The cricketing fraternity, somewhat disappointed with the way he batted in the World Cup, believed that he would announce his retirement from white-ball cricket after having bid adieu from the traditional Test cricket after the second Test
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Bharat Arun: Criticism of M.S. Dhoni unfair, Virat Kohli bounces ideas off him

[ad_1] Bharat Arun has been a quiet achiever as India’s bowling coach, putting together an aggressive wicket-minded attack that can sting.Despite India’s shock exit in the ICC World Cup semifinal, chiefly caused by a batting collapse in the first 10 overs, Arun, in a conversation with Sportstar, felt there were many positives for Virat Kohli’s men from the competition.On India topping the 10-team group stage: We performed with consistency and
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Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry denies interference in cricket

[ad_1] Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry on Friday denied that the government had been interfering in the running of the country’s cricket.Coventry, a former Olympic swimming champion, said in a tweet she was "devastated" by the effect on players of a decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket because of alleged political interference.Thursday's ICC action followed the suspension by Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) of
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India’s T20I series doubtful after Zimbabwe suspension

[ad_1] The suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) by the ICC has cast serious doubts on the limited-overs away series against India in January next year but the BCCI will wait till October to consider a back-up plan.The ICC Board unanimously decided that ZC, an ICC Full Member, is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of its constitution which imposes an obligation on members to provide a process for
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R. Ashwin: Zimbabwe Cricket suspension ‘heartbreaking’

[ad_1] India off-spinner R. Ashwin has termed the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket “heartbreaking.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket — Zimbabwe’s representative cricket board — with immediate effect in violation of the global body’s constitution which doesn’t allow any government intervention.“Extremely heartbreaking news for all Zim cricketers and their fans, reading the tweets of @SRazaB24 just shows the agony of cricketers and how their life’s have been
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M. S. Dhoni mature enough to take a decision on retirement, says Sanjay Jagdale

[ad_1] The national selection panel must find out what M. S. Dhoni thinks about his future, according to former national selector Sanjay Jagdale.Jagdale, a former BCCI secretary, asserted that Dhoni was mature enough to take a call on his retirement. Dhoni’s finishing abilities with the bat have been on the wane, and he would be the centre of discussion when the selection committee meets in Mumbai on Sunday to pick
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Physio Leipus ends 12-year stint with Kolkata Knight Riders

[ad_1] Former India team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus has ended his 12-year-long association with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.The 49-year-old has been a part of the KKR brigade since the inaugural edition of the lucrative T20 league.“After 12 seasons I’m moving on from KKR. Thanks to all the many coaches, players, support staff, management and the owners for an amazing journey & memories created over the years,”
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Virender Sehwag: Selectors should inform M.S. Dhoni if they have decided to move forward

[ad_1] Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Thursday said the selection committee must speak to Mahendra Singh Dhoni if the veteran batsman is no longer in their scheme of things, moving forward.There is intense speculation that Dhoni, who has already retired from the Test format, has played his last ODI following India’s semifinal exit from the World Cup 2019.Sehwag feels that retirement is Dhoni’s individual call but selectors must speak
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More technology at umpires’ disposal for Ranji Trophy knock-outs

[ad_1] After being severely criticised for howlers by umpires in domestic cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to enhance technological assistance to the officials for Ranji Trophy knock-outs for the forthcoming season.“The idea is to eradicate as many howlers as possible. If we can achieve that, then we can go ahead with this. That is why we are introducing it only for the knockout
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CoA sidelines BCCI secretary, selection meeting for Windies tour postponed

[ad_1] An elected office-bearer of the Board of Control for Cricket on India (BCCI), Amitabh Choudhary — elected as joint-secretary on March 2, 2015, but asked to discharge the duties of the secretary by the Supreme Court on January 2, 2017 — was on Thursday abruptly stripped of his powers to convene the senior national selection committee meeting, by the Committee of Administrators (CoA). Read: 'Yet to get over semifinal