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Australia: Mitchell Johnson retires from cricket

[ad_1] Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.Johnson called time on his international career in 2015, having recovered from injury and loss of form to dominate the 2013-14 Ashes series and lead Australia to a 5-0 whitewash of England.The 36-year-old left-arm quick had continued to play in the Indian Premier League and for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
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Indian players wear black armbands as mark of respect to Wadekar

[ad_1] The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black armbands on the first day of the third Test against England, here, as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on August 15.Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black armbands in memory of the departed former skipper.READ: Rishabh Pant wins debut Test capWadekar, who led
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Stokes ‘desperate’ to play cricket, says Root

[ad_1] Ben Stokes is “desperate” to return to playing cricket, Joe Root has said.The England captain announced the XI for Saturday’s third Test on match-eve, with Stokes brought straight back in. “He's just desperate to get back playing cricket, make that his main focus,” Root said of the all-rounder. “I sat him down yesterday, just me and him, and asked him where he was at. He told me he’s desperate
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BCCI to hold memorial meeting to remember Wadekar

[ad_1] The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a tradition of naming tournaments or a trophy after its greatest heroes.And now, after the passing away of Ajit Wadekar — one of India’s most successful captains — there is already a demand from a section of the cricketing fraternity that a tournament or a trophy be named after Wadekar, honouring him for his contribution to the game.The Board’s
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Differently-abled cricketers worry about future after Wadekar’s demise

[ad_1] Thirty years ago, when Ajit Wadekar set up the All-India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged (AICAPC) — the first formal body for differently-abled cricketers — the objective was to ensure a level-playing field for them.To be sure, India’s differently-abled cricketers have garnered success — the national team has defeated the likes of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Singapore, and has also featured in the World Cup. Yet they are still
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Quadrangular Series: Players knuckle down at indoor training

[ad_1] With wet ground conditions forcing the players to stay away from Mulapadu, venue of the Quadrangular Series one-day cricket championship featuring India A, India B, Australia A and South Africa A, the focus shifted to indoor training.With dreams of playing for India in the 2019 World Cup, India A members slogged it out at the Mangaligiri ACA Indoor Academy on Friday. “The only way I can force my way
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Mumbai bids emotional adieu to Ajit Wadekar

[ad_1] The Worli sea-face is just a few minutes’ walk from the Sportsfield, which happens to be one of the prominent addresses of the city. Located right across the sea, the high-rise apartment is home to some of India’s cricket legends, Ajit Wadekar being one of them.Wadekar’s final journey from his residence to the Shivaji Park Gymkhana — passing the sea-face en route — was an emotional experience for his
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BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board sign agreement for hosting of Asia Cup

[ad_1] The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement on Friday for the United Arab Emirates to host the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, The UAE’s Minister for Culture, Youth and Social Development and the Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, signed the agreement on behalf of the