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De Kock under cloud for Hamilton Test, IPL

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Quinton de Kock is in doubt for the Hamilton Test and may also miss the IPL due to tendon damage to his right index finger

Cricket-South Africa's de Kock an injury concern for third test

WELLINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Quinton de Kock is a doubt for South Africa for this week's third and final test against New Zealand after the wicketkeeper suffered a finger injury during the eight-wicket victory over the hosts last week.

Cricket-Russell appeals to have one-year ban dismissed

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) - West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has appealed to have his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation dismissed.

Gooch funds gambling awareness education for all counties

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Former England captain Graham Gooch has committed £50,000 to funding PCA-run courses for all 18 English counties on gambling awareness education

CoA turns to court for smooth conduct of Dharamsala Test, IPL

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has sought the Supreme Court's immediate interference to ensure both the fourth Test between India and Australia and the IPL are not disrupted by disgruntled state associations

Ratcliffe fears death of county game if T20 gamble fails

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Jason Ratcliffe, formerly second in command at the Professional Cricketers Association, has warned of "the huge gamble" English cricket is taking with the introduction of a new-team T20 competition

Cricket-India doubles player salaries, hikes match fees

BENGALURU, March 22 (Reuters) - India's cricket team have been given a significant pay rise, with the world's richest cricket board (BCCI) announcing on Wednesday that it had doubled salaries for the 2016-17 season and hiked match fees across all three of the game's formats.

Cricket-Gambhir praises Australia for proving critics wrong

March 22 (Reuters) - Australia's test side deserve credit for impressive performances in the ongoing four-match tour of India, proving wrong a host of experts and pundits who predicted a whitewash for the home side, batsman Gautam Gambhir has said.

Sabbir 72, Mahmudullah 71 in Bangladesh's warm-up defeat

11 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

More than 700 runs were scored in Bangladesh's tour match against Sri Lanka President's XI in Colombo, where the hosts completed a final-over win

Jadeja, Pujara and Vijay given top BCCI contracts

11 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay have been included in Grade A category of annual contracts announced by the BCCI today

Cricket-England's Anderson concerned about future of test cricket

March 22 (Reuters) - England fast bowler James Anderson is worried that test cricket is losing popularity as attendances for the longer format are declining, with younger crowds preferring to watch Twenty20.

Kevin O'Brien 72 helps Ireland draw level

12 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Kevin O'Brien fought through a hamstring injury and launched a fine counter-attack to give Ireland a come-from-behind win that helped them level the series

Ranchi among 'toughest conditions I've played in' - Peter Handscomb

12 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The 25-year old Australia was down on form and at the centre of controversy as well. But on the final day in Ranchi, he turned it all around with a match-saving innings

South Australia call up second spinner for Shield final

12 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

South Australia have called up left-arm spinner Tom Andrews, along with fast bowler Kane Richardson, for the Sheffield Shield final against Victoria in Alice Springs

India scared of defeat to Australia - Starc

21 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The injured fast bowler has said India's attempts to sledge Australia were a 'defensive mechanism' in response to the fear that they might lose the series

South Africa unafraid of dry Hamilton pitch

21 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

South Africa coach Russell Domingo believes Seddon Park will offer a good wicket, and has pointed out that the dryness will bring reverse-swing into play in the third Test

Skyrocket Cricket Skills with Better Feedback

22 hours agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

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Cricket-The runs will come, says Australia's Warner

NEW DELHI, March 22 (Reuters) - David Warner has never suffered from a lack of confidence and his experience of battling through previous run droughts has the Australian opener convinced he will soon be getting big scores on the board again.

De Kock, Boult both still in doubt for Hamilton Test

Quinton de Kock has been taken for a scan on his right index finger, which he hurt during Wellington Test

Hamilton Test could define NZ's season - Watling

New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling says the team is not judging its season on the loss to South Africa in Wellington, but might do so on its performance in the final Test in Hamilton

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