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Lalit Modi tweets his 'relief' after passport order

Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi took to twitter 'big time' today after the Delhi High Court ordered the restoration of his passport as he thanked the people who stood by him in his need of hour.

Bangladesh lift ban on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's six-month ban imposed last month for 'misbehaviour' has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said.

Everyone should show maturity to end all speculation

Talking about India at this moment, my suggestion is that all the statements and counter-statements which are coming out at the moment need to stop, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.

Desperate India ready for some on-field action in Cardiff

Rocked by one controversy after another, India will be hoping that the spotlight shifts to the cricketing action as they take on an upbeat England side in the second ODI in Cardiff.

You’ll know who the real boss is by Windies series: BCCI official

'Dhoni is no one to comment who is the boss of the team. It’s not his domain,' the senior official said. 'What happened is very disappointing and unbecoming of an India captain. The matter will come up for discussion at the next working committee meeting.'

Skipper Dhoni, BCCI heading towards spat?

Skipper MS Dhoni’s blunt statement on Sunday that under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher was still the 'boss' and will stay put until next year’s World Cup has left the cricket board in an awkward situation.

Rain washes out Ind-Eng ODI series opener in Bristol

The first ODI of the five-match series between India and England was on Monday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to relentless rains and wet ground conditions.

Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.

India warm-up for England ODIs with Middlesex win

Virat Kohli was back in the runs after a wretched Test series as India prepared for their upcoming one-day campaign against England with a 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's on Friday.

Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.

De Kock leads South Africa to ODI series sweep vs Zimbabwe

Quinton de Kock's quick-fire 84 lead South Africa to a crushing 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe as they won the third one-day international by seven wickets on Thursday.

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

South Africa bowls Zimbabwe out for 165

South Africa's second-string pace attack bowled struggling Zimbabwe out for 165 on Thursday in the third and final one-day international to see the Proteas close in on a series whitewash.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had confirmed that the 28-year-old had long-standing tendonitis problem.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.
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