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Ashes threat as Australia pay row misses deadline

Cricket Australia said it had failed to strike a new pay deal with the players' union ahead of Friday's deadline, leaving players unemployed and threatening fixtures including this year's Ashes series.

CA said there was no prospect of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) being resolved with the Australian Cricketers' …

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BBC, Sky Sports bag new ECB media rights for 2020-2024

For the first time in more than 20 years, English cricket will return to the BBC from 2020.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced the award of media rights for all of its domestic first-class county and international matches, played at home, from 2020-2024.

The new …

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Dravid to continue as India A and Under-19 coach

Rahul Dravid will continue in his role as the coach of India A and Under-19 teams for the next two years. Conforming to the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, Dravid's new contract will run for 12 months each year as opposed to the 10-month contract he had previously.

Dravid, however …

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Mire's maiden ton scripts record chase

Zimbabwe 322/4 (Mire 112, Raza 67, WIlliams 65, Gunaratne 2-45) bt Sri Lanka 316/5 (Mendis 86, Tharanga 79, Gunathilaka 60, Chatara 2-49) by 6 wickets

A belligerent 112 from Solomon Mire set Zimbabwe on track, Sean Williams' 65 provided stability, and Sikandar Raza's sparkling 67 not out laid …

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Not a natural leader, admits Root ahead of captaincy debut

England Test skipper Joe Root, who will be beginning his captaincy career with the four-match series against South Africa, has admitted of not being a natural leader.

Root took over as England captain after Cook, who led the side for a record 59 Tests, stepped down from the post following …

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AB de Villiers should give up captaincy: Barry Richards

South Africa great Barry Richards believes AB de Villiers should give up the Proteas one-day captaincy if he decides to prolong his international career.

"The de Villiers thing has escalated," said Barry Richards, arguably the world's leading batsman in the early 1970s, at a press conference staged in London on …

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Feel Sorry For Anil Kumble, Says Bishen Singh Bedi

Spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi has said that he felt 'sorry' for Anil Kumble for having to quit as India head coach due to differences with Virat Kohli, and slammed the BCCI for allowing this to happen. Bedi found fault with BCCI officials for allowing such a situation to develop …

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Kusal Perera ruled out of Zim series

Sri Lanka’s hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera is out of the current Zimbabwe series and is even doubtful for the series against India starting later next month.

“Kusal is out for the whole series against Zimbabwe. The physio says he will be out for at least 8-12 weeks. He …

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Vijay targets 2019 World Cup berth

Murali Vijay is on a comeback mission. Not just to get himself declared fit ahead of the Sri Lanka Test series after undergoing a wrist surgery, the opener is keen to make it back into the limited-overs scheme of things. In a recent interview, the 33-year-old opener spoke about his …

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