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CoA chief Vinod Rai welcomes “excellent” SC order on Lodha reforms

[ad_1] The Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court order on mandatory cooling off period for BCCI office-bearers after two consecutive terms and for putting a roadmap in place for the Board’s elections.The original Lodha Committee reforms suggested only a term of three years before mandatory cooling off, but Thursday's order allows office-bearers two consecutive terms before the mandatory cooling off.The new judgement, effectively, means
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Cummins, Hazlewood to miss Pakistan Tests

[ad_1] Australia will miss its fast bowlers, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, as they continue to recover from their lumbar bone stress injuries.In a statement, team's physiotherapist, David Beakley, said: “Pat and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so unfortunately they will not be at the level required for Test
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Ben Stokes claims he punched man for abusing gay couple

[ad_1] England cricketer Ben Stokes claimed he punched a man for abusing another individual “for being gay,” his trial heard on Wednesday. Stokes, 27, is accused at Bristol Crown Court in southwest England for alleged affray, along with 27-year-old Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, 28.Stokes, jurors heard, told police in a statement that he felt forced to defend himself because it was “two on to one” in the brawl with
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Sri Lanka edges South Africa in a thriller

[ad_1] Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three runs in a tense rain-hit clash to end its losing streak in the one day series in the fourth game in Pallekele on Wednesday.Dasun Shanaka hit a quickfire 65 as Sri Lanka blasted 306-7 off 39 overs. With a prolonged rain stoppage, South Africa was set a target of 191 from 21 overs.After Hashim Amla made 40 and Jean-Paul Duminy 38, the
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India looks to reverse fortunes at Lord’s

[ad_1] It has been so hot in London that last month the Marylebone Cricket Club permitted members to enter the Pavilion at Lord's for a T20 game without a jacket — something that in ordinary times would have been deemed a horrifying scandal.So hot, in fact, that Head Groundsman Mick Hunt has had to resort to rolling the pitch at five in the morning. Rain has lowered temperatures in the
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Root: We have found a way to get Kohli out

[ad_1] England skipper Joe Root has derived encouragement from the manner in which England bowled to Virat Kohli in the first Test at Edgbaston. "On that last morning he batted 55 minutes and he faced 13-14 balls," he said. "Very skillful [of our bowlers] to be able to manipulate him off the strike and starve him of facing the majority of deliveries. And in the first innings, to create two
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Krutika Chaudhari replaces injured Fatima Jaffer in India Green squad

[ad_1] The women’s selection committee has named Krutika Chaudhari as the replacement for injured Fatima Jaffer in the India Green squad for the upcoming Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy from August 14-21 at Alur, Bengaluru.Fatima is suffering from a knee injury and will undergo rehab. The updated India Green squad is as below.SquadIndia Green: Veda Krishnamurthy (C), Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Devika Vaidya, Monikha Das, Arundathi Reddy, Sushma Verma (WK),
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Tendulkar’s advice to Kohli: Let your heart guide the way

[ad_1] He has “been there and done that” which is the reason why Sachin Tendulkar’s singular piece of advice for Virat Kohli is to worry less and follow his instincts.For a significant part of his 24-year career, Tendulkar shouldered the burden of Indian batting and Kohli is performing the same role in present day.Despite his classic 149 and 51 in the opening Test against England, India lost by 31 runs
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Ricky Ponting says Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket

[ad_1] Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket.Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with batsman Bancroft -- the man who sandpapered the ball in a bid to aid reverse-swing during a Test match in Cape