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ICC paves way for Associate members to earn Test status

The ICC on Thursday paved the way for Associate Members to earn Test status by introducing the 'ICC Test Challenge' which will take place every four years between lowest ranked Test team and winner of ICC Inter-Continental Cup.

Disgruntled Verma writes to ICC on Srinivasan

Bihar Cricket Association secretary Aditya Verma on Thursday wrote to ICC President Alan Isaac, pleading with him to stop sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan from attending the governing body's Executive Board meeting in Dubai.

America warming up to big-ticket cricket

Most Americans who play or follow baseball and understand cricket a bit, find the latter similar but slower, and boring. But ESPN believes that can be changed.

Daredevils' leadership safe in KP's hands: Gary Kirsten

The Daredevils' decision to not retain players other than Pietersen has been to give the squad 'a fresh look' and avoid the baggage from last year where certain issues crept in.

IPL betting: BCCI asks SC for Dhoni tapes

The BCCI on Wednesday sought the Supreme Court’s permission to examine the statements made by the board’s former head N Srinivasan and India skipper MS Dhoni to the Mudgal panel, which is investigating IPL betting and fixing scandal.

IPL 7: Fewer sponsors, more headaches for franchises

A trend is taking shape and it doesn't bode well for the IPL franchises. Sponsors, the lifeblood of any sport, are not the same bubbly self as the controversy-ridden Indian Premier League returns for its seventh edition in less than a week's time.

Sachin Tendulkar adorns cover of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Sachin Tendulkar, who quit international cricket last year after an illustrious 24-year long career, is the first Indian to feature on the cover of the Almanack. He was earlier chosen to feature on the cover of the second edition of the Wisden India Almanack.

Yuvraj did not deserve this unwarranted criticism: Pietersen

Once labelled a 'pie-chucker' by Kevin Pietersen, beleaguered Yuvraj Singh has found support from the maverick batsman, who says the India left-hander is at the receiving end of "unwarranted criticism" following his scratchy knock in the World T20 final.

IPL match fixing: BCCI moves SC, seeks transcripts of tapes

The BCCI on Wednesday moved an application before the SC seeking transcripts of audio tapes containing statements of Board President Srinivasan and Indian captain Dhoni, recorded by the Mukul Mudgal Committee which probed allegations of IPL spot and match fixing.

ESPN experiments cricket on Americans

Most Americans who play or follow baseball and also understand cricket a bit, find latter similar but slower, and boring. ESPN believes that can be changed.

Heat on at home, Srinivasan grip remains firm on BCCI

In utter defiance of his detractors who are working overtime to stop him from attending the ICC Executive Board meeting on April 9 and 10 in Dubai, N Srinivasan will indeed attend as a BCCI representative.

IPL-7: Yuvraj, Karthik under tremendous pressure to click

Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik wouldn’t want it at the moment but there would be extra attention on these two players in the next two months when they don their club colours in the Indian Premier League.

Mahela, Sanga slam officials over T20 retirement controversy

The victory celebrations of new World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday turned sour with veteran players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara hitting out at officials who had criticised them about their retirements from T20 cricket just before the tournament.

Sri Lankans party as World Cup winners return home

Traffic came to a standstill as thousands of cheering fans lined the streets to welcome home the Sri Lankan cricket team who touched down at Bandaranaike International Airport on Tuesday following their triumph at the World Twenty20 tournament.

Don't crucify Yuvraj for T20 final flop, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has come out strongly in support of the beleaguered Yuvraj Singh after the left-hander's poor performance with the bat during India's loss to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final on Sunday.

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