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Cricket Australia cancels hosting Bangladesh: Report

[ad_1] Cricket Australia (CA) has on Wednesday, reportedly, cancelled hosting Bangladesh later in 2018 citing financial reasons. According to a report by a leading cricketing website, CA communicated to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that the tour was not “commercially viable”.The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tours Program (FTP) had Australia down to play two Tests and three ODIs at home against Bangladesh in August and September, the latter’s first
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Deconstructing Rahane — 1 yr, 17 ODIs, 13 wins

[ad_1]  Ajinkya Rahane, in a recent interview to Sporstar, had expressed his desire to play a leading role in India's campaign at the 2019 ICC World Cup.However, in what is a major setback for his World Cup dreams, the batsman was dropped by the selectors for the ODI series against England later this year. The inclusion of Shreyas Iyer and Ambati Rayudu over the seasoned batsman has raised a few
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Clarke surprised by Kohli’s decision to skip Afghan Test

[ad_1] Surprised by Virat Kohli’s decision to skip the Afghanistan Test, Australia’s World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke feels the Indian skipper should fly back from Surrey to play the historic one-off Test in Bengaluru.The Indian captain has decided to give the landmark June 14-18 Test a miss to prepare for the England tour by playing for Surrey in the County Championship, a decision that has evoked mixed response.In an
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Bawne: ‘Good show in England can open doors for senior team’

[ad_1] Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne is hopeful of putting up a good show for India ‘A’ in the four-day game in England, which he feels can give him a berth in the senior team. The right-handed batsman said that he is gearing up to counter the alien conditions.“This (England tour of India ‘A’) is an important tour. For me, it’s a good opportunity, because if I do well in this
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Vihari, better late than never

[ad_1] Despite clinical performances in the domestic season, Andhra skipper Hanuma Vihari remained overlooked at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions — for the third time in a row — in January. However, the right-handed batsman knows his shortcomings. After being selected in India A for the tour of England in July on Tuesday, he reveals his tortuous route.“If you see my performances over the years, you would know that
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Shoaib Malik sets eyes on 2020 World T20

[ad_1] Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has set the 2019 World Cup as his final 50-over tournament but insisted on continuing in the shortest format till the ICC World T20 in Australia, in 2020.The 36-year-old all-rounder is three matches away from tying his former teammate Shahid Afridi’s record as the most capped Pakistan player in T20Is.“The 2019 World Cup is my last World Cup, but I want to play in
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IPL 2018: Early start for playoffs and final

[ad_1] If all goes well, the playoffs and final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could have early starts. Instead of the usual timings, the four games are likely to begin at 7 pm to ensure that the spectators have no difficulty.The IPL governing council, it is learnt, has taken the decision, in consultation with the broadcaster. “We are considering a 7 pm start. If we start at 8
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Lehmann takes on new mentoring role in CA

[ad_1] Former Australia national team coach Darren Lehmann has been assigned to supervise the development of Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS) until October, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.Lehmann, who resigned as Australia’s head coach following the Cape Town ball-tampering fiasco, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing, is set to take up a new coaching role with CA under National Performance Program head coach Troy Cooley.Read: Banned Smith ready to 'get