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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Cricket

World players association FICA raps ICC over Srinivasan appointment

World players association FICA said on Friday controversy surrounding N Srinivasan should have been resolved before he was elected the new International Cricket Council chairman.

Playing five-Test series in England will be a new challenge: Dhoni

England may be low on confidence after suffering morale-hitting series defeats against Sri Lanka but India skipper MS Dhoni says playing a five-Test series against the hosts will be a new challenge with less experienced players in the side.

Sri Lanka beat England in thrilling Test

Sri Lanka finally saw off Joe Root and removed Matt Prior too as they eyed a match and series victory in the second Test against England on Today’s final day at Headingley.

ICC meets, Srini to head revamped body

Australia will play four Tests against India and one-day and Twenty20 series against South Africa, England and India ahead of hosting next year’s World Cup, it was announced.

India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of World Cup

Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's ODI World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular one-day series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1.

PCB not to oppose Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) isunlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates.

Dhoni hopes India learn from the past

Finally, there was an effort to change the poor image the India team had cultivated of late, by leaving for the Asia Cup, World T20 and last week’s brief tour to Bangladesh without addressing the media.

IPL scandal not mentioned in ICC annual report

Last year, the spot-fixing scandal in the IPL shook international cricket. Delhi and Mumbai police arrested more than 25 persons, including three players and a franchise owner. The Supreme Court, which has ordered a fresh probe, had made many adverse remarks against the IPL.

Lyon says working on "Australian" carrom with Murali

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is coy about the new delivery he has been refining with Muttiah Muralitharan and hopes to unleash on Pakistan in October's test series, describing it only as an "Australian" carrom ball.

Srinivasan's appointment a key issue in ICC meet

With BCCI re-confirming N Srinivasan's nomination to the post of ICC chairman, the issue of his appointment alongwith the 2015 World Cup will form the core agenda in the annual conference week of the world body in Melbourne starting June 24.

India-Bangladesh 3rd ODI rained out

India claimed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh after the third one-day international between the teams was abandoned due to heavy rain on Thursday. India was 119-9 in 34.2 overs before the third spell of rain forced umpires to call off the match.

Ashraful banned for 8 years in BPL fixing scandal

The 29-year-old had been under suspension from all forms of cricket since June last year after he admitted to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit that he had indulged in fixing BPL matches.

Binny's 6-wicket haul helps India win ODI series

India defeated Bangladesh by 47 runs in the rain-hit second one-day international at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Tuesday. India's Stuart Binny starred with an impressive six-wicket haul.

SC refuses urgent hearing against Srinivasan

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to give an urgent hearing on a plea for restraining N Srinivasan from taking up the post of the chairman of ICC executive board.

India cruise to seven-wicket win in first ODI

Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday.
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