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It was always about your cricket, Australia - ESPN  ESPN

For cricket fans like me who grew into their teens during the late 1990s or early 2000s, the Australian teams of the time were to be admired or hated, occasionally ...

ESPN
We must get cricket back to Pakistan: New PCB chief  The Sydney Morning Herald

In the new year, Wasim Khan will move from the Midlands to Lahore with his family to take over the running of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Cricket Ireland offer contracts to women for first time  Cricbuzz

In a major development, the Board of Cricket Ireland is set to provide their women's senior team professional contracts for the first time ever.

Cricbuzz
Australia played better cricket, 'deserved to win' – Virat Kohli  International Cricket Council

Australia coasted to a 146-run win in Perth on Tuesday, 18 December, and did it with enough oomph for Virat Kohli to admit the better team had won the Test.

International Cricket Council
Nepal news Nepal's Shakti Gauchan bids adieu to all cricket 18 Dec 18  International Cricket Council

Nepal's longest-serving cricketer, Shakti Gauchan, retired from all cricket at the age of 34 on after playing his last match in the Everest Premier League on ...

International Cricket Council
Cricket: Stunning Sri Lanka make history to deny Black Caps  New Zealand Herald

A day after setting records, the Black Caps were on the wrong side of history.

New Zealand Herald
Big Bash League preview: Joe Root’s first foray into overseas franchise cricket comes at the perfect time  The Independent

The eighth Big Bash League begins their week and national team captain Root is joining a small pool of English players on his first appearance for an overseas ...

The Independent
Australia v India Test cricket: Live scores, updates day 5 | Ishant Sharma video  NEWS.com.au

Australia has won Second Test in Perth to square the series against India at 1-1. expand for key updates. 24 hours agoCheeky Aussie sledge you missed ...

NEWS.com.au
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka  SkySports

Preview followed by live coverage of the December 17th 2018 cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka - commentary, stats, photos, videos, scores ...

SkySports
IPL Auction 2019: Uncapped Shivam Dube and Varun Chakaravarthy bank millions  Times of India

Cricket News: Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari became the first player to be sold for Rs. 2 crore by Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League auction 2019 in ...

Times of India
Langer's new chance to strike an old chord  cricket.com.au

Looming Test victory in Perth gives Australia coach a chance to reprise his role as Australian cricket's song master.

cricket.com.au
Dolphins shift focus back to red ball cricket  Sport24

Durban - Following the excitement and success of the inaugural Mzansi Super League, the Dolphins welcome back their squad for one last CSA 4-Day ...

Sport24
Wasim Khan exclusive interview: Tackling one of cricket's toughest jobs - 'I want England playing in Pakistan again'  Telegraph.co.uk

Wasim Khan is sitting in the Danubius Hotel next to Lord's, just a few steps from the offices of the England and Wales Cricket Board where he has long been ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Saint Lucia are Windwards U15 Cricket CHAMPIONS!  St. Lucia News Online

(SNO) — Saint Lucia defeated Grenada by seven wickets on Monday at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet to lift the 2018 WINLOTT Windward ...

St. Lucia News Online
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4: India need 175 more runs to win at Stumps  Times of India

Stay updated with Times of India for all the live score updates, ball by ball commentary and scorecard of 2nd Test between India and Australia.

Times of India
The Cricket Pod: EPL booming in Nepal, and Virat Kohli outshone in Perth  The National

We talk to Andrew Leonard, the former ICC digital and social media manager, who is commentating at the Everest Premier League T20 competition.

The National
Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Windies, 1st T20I  Cricbuzz

All the live updates from the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Cricbuzz
Scott Morrison is playing for a miracle win after a year of reckonings  The Guardian

If 2018 were a show, it would be a morality play where the consequences of business as usual came home to roost.

The Guardian
Prince Alfred-St Peter’s and Royal-Thomian cricket rivalries meet for first time in Adelaide tournament  The Advertiser

Last week the combatants in the world's two oldest continually running cricket matches collided at Prince Alfred College. As part of PAC's 2019 150-year ...

The Advertiser
WACA boss: Was Cricket Australia ready for a female chief executive?  The Sydney Morning Herald

WACA chief executive Christina Matthews has implied Cricket Australia was not ready to have a woman at the helm after she missed out on the top job. Amid a ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Zaheer Khan Joins Mumbai Indians as Director of Cricket Operations  News18

Former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan has been appointed as Director of Cricket Operations by Mumbai Indians, the IPL franchise announced on Tuesday ...

News18
Smith marks SCG return with T20 title  cricket.com.au

Steve Smith captains Sutherland to the NSW Premier T20 championship in his return to the Sydney Cricket Ground.

cricket.com.au
Harbhajan Singh adds fuel to fire over Andrew Symonds’ Monkeygate claims  Fox Sports

Former India Test star Harbhajan Singh has effectively called Andrew Symonds a liar and accused the Australian of being a “fiction writer” over his version of the ...

Fox Sports
Ashley Giles is appointed England’s director of cricket  The Guardian

Ashley Giles, the former left-arm spinner and currently sporting director at Warwickshire, replaces Andrew Strauss as England's new director of cricket.

The Guardian
Western Zone bounces back and downs ACT Southern at NSW Country Cricket Colts carnival  Western Advocate

Western Zone moved on from a shock opening day defeat at the NSW Country Cricket Colts carnival and swiftly got itself back into the title race on Tuesday.

Western Advocate
Spin prodigy flying Nepal's flag at BBL|08  cricket.com.au

Teenage leggie will be representing a passionate cricket nation when he lines up with Melbourne Stars.

cricket.com.au
Digital Health Veteran Geoffrey Clapp Joins Cricket Health  PRNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Health, a tech-enabled provider of integrated kidney care, announced today that Geoffrey Clapp has ...

PRNewswire
Pakistan seek batting form in South Africa tour opener  Times Now

Pakistan's batsmen will seek form when they open their tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park in ...

Times Now
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3: Australia lead India by 175 runs at Stumps  Times of India

Stay updated with Times of India for all the live score updates, ball by ball commentary and scorecard of 2nd Test between India and Australia.

Times of India
Trevallyn Cricket Club ready to turn 90 years of age  Tasmania Examiner

From president Steve Cocker's selective choice of words, Trevallyn's 90-year cricket existence has somewhat of a “potted history” about it.

Tasmania Examiner
Graham's star role puts name in lights  cricket.com.au

Young Scorchers allrounder Heather Graham is one to watch, if her Super Over heroics are anything to go by.

cricket.com.au
How an England cricket legend is helping Wolverhampton schoolchildren to read  expressandstar.com

The legendary Ted Dexter is calling on all the skills he employed in his long and illustrious cricketing career in an unusual new role.

expressandstar.com
Cricket: Latham unaware of mounting milestones  Radio New Zealand

Record breaking Black Caps opener Tom Latham was unaware of the milestones he was surpassing on his way to an unbeaten 264 in New Zealand's first ...

Radio New Zealand
Cricket: Tom Latham ensures Blackcaps lead heading into day three  Newshub

NZ have the edge after two days of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka.

Newshub
IPL player auction 2019: Australian players, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab  NEWS.com.au

Cricket: In an exclusive preview of Ten Years On, Andrew Symonds opens up about that infamous Test against India and the 'Monkeygate' incident. Watch Ten ...

NEWS.com.au
Heat depth leaves batting trio in cold  cricket.com.au

Brisbane Heat are set to unleash teenage opener Max Bryant alongside Kiwis legend Brendon McCullum and new captain Chris Lynn in an explosive top three ...

cricket.com.au
Ashley Giles set to be named as England's new director of cricket  The Guardian

Ashley Giles is set to be named the new director of England cricket. The former left-arm spinner is understood to have been offered the role and is now in the ...

The Guardian
“Every Aussie Cricket Fan Is Relieved”: Jimmy Williams  6PR

Today we have Jimmy Williams filling in for Brad Hardie. He gave us the run down of the Aussies win today in the 2nd test before looking ahead to the Boxing ...

6PR
Ashley Giles replaces Andrew Strauss as managing director of England men's cricket  BBC Sport

Former England spinner Ashley Giles has replaced Andrew Strauss as managing director of England men's cricket. Giles starts in January and will be ...

BBC Sport
Beams relishing return to WBBL  cricket.com.au

After a tough nine months on the sidelines, Kristen Beams is loving life back in the Stars green.

cricket.com.au
Cricket Australia calls in the Reverend for an ethics lesson  The Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Costello addressed a room of Cricket Australia and state association leaders this week, in an attempt to assist the cricket hierarchy with its long-term vision ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Cricket PNG thank RSL for Ipswich/Logan Cricket partnership  EMTV Online

Photo: City Pharmacy PNG Lewas' player Brenda Tau (left), RSL President Glenn Maitland (center) and City Pharmacy PNG Lewas' player Vicky Ara'a (Right).

EMTV Online
Australia vs India: Second Test, Day 5, international cricket live scores, blog  The Roar

Australia have defeated India in the second Test at Optus Stadium by 146 runs to level the series at one game apiece before Boxing Day.

The Roar
Cricket thinking of Olympic return  Warwick Daily News

Cricket has not featured at the Olympic Games in more than 100 years.

Warwick Daily News
England’s Sam Curran set for high price at IPL cricket auction  The Guardian

Eoin Morgan and Joe Root will not be in the Indian Premier League auction of 18 English players with the 2019 World Cup reducing the time available to play in ...

The Guardian
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: India trail Australia by 154 runs at Stumps  Times of India

Stay updated with Times of India for all the live score updates, ball by ball commentary and scorecard of 2nd Test between India and Australia.

Times of India
Developer plans 15000-seat cricket stadium in big Allen development  Dallas News

A McKinney developer is moving ahead with plans for a large mixed-use development in Allen that would include a 15000-seat cricket stadium.The...

Dallas News
Behind the stumps: The Standard cricket column  Warrnambool Standard

Our weekly cricket column with all the news from the summer sport across the district.

Warrnambool Standard
Australia v India: How has cricket down under recovered from sandpapergate?  BBC Sport

BBC World *Service's* Stumped programme travels to Australia to take the pulse of a damaged cricketing community following sandpapergate.

BBC Sport
Indian Cricket team: Swami Army provides Australian tourism boost  NEWS.com.au

Exclusive: Welcome the 'Swami Army' — this summer's tour by the Indian cricket team is the kick starter to an inbound tourism boon worth up to $2.3 billion by ...

NEWS.com.au
How Cricket Helped One Tamil Man Reconnect With Sri Lanka  WBUR

Chevy Vithiananthan fled his home in Sri Lanka when civil war broke out. Thirty years later, he rediscovered cricket in the U.S..

WBUR
Scary photo that proves the importance of a cricket helmet  Fox Sports

If anyone needed any more convincing of the importance of cricket helmets, this is it.

Fox Sports
'A year on': Cricket WAG Mel Waring's emotional post after break-up  New Zealand Herald

Australian cricket WAG's have rallied around Nathan Lyon's former Partner Mel Waring — one year on from their messy, public separation. Waring on Friday took ...

New Zealand Herald
PM Narendra Modi lauds Gautam Gambhir's contributions to Indian cricket and social causes; Read full letter  Times Now

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter lauded Gautam Gambhir for his remarkable *service* to Indian sports over the years.

Times Now
Beverley CEO named as international best at over 50s cricket World Cup  Avon Valley Advocate

The Shire of Beverley chief executive officer has been named in the top 11 players in the world following his tour with the Australian team for the Over 50s W...

Avon Valley Advocate
Australia v India Test cricket: Live scores, updates day 4 | Virat Kohli vs Tim Paine  NEWS.com.au

Welcome to our live coverage of day four of the second Test in Perth between Australia and India. expand for key updates. 16 hours agoKiller blow in Kohli war ...

NEWS.com.au
Cape Town ready for cricket Blitz  IOL

For a ground steeped in history and tradition, Newlands will forever be part of the bold and brave Mzansi Super League's storyline.

IOL
Boyce at peace ahead of new chapter  cricket.com.au

The leg-spinner is looking forward to a new start with the Melbourne Renegades during BBL|08.

cricket.com.au
PCB to convince Cricket Australia to play two ODIs in Karachi  The Nation

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to request Cricket Australia to play at least two One Day Internationals in Karachi, sources informed.

The Nation
KP: World cricket suffering, lacks major stars  Sport24

Cape Town - England legend Kevin Pietersen says he is concerned about the current state of cricket around the globe, citing a lack of world class stars as one of ...

Sport24
Cricket: Black Caps recap - The best and worst from day two  New Zealand Herald

The best and the worst from the second day of the first test between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

New Zealand Herald
Washout: first and second cricket cancelled across Cowra  Cowra Guardian

Competition for first and second-grade Cowra teams has ground to a halt after storms last Thursday, with play cancelled across all grades.

Cowra Guardian
Developers planning 15,000-seat cricket stadium, mixed-use project in Allen  Dallas Business Journal

In what would be another major sports-centered development in North Texas, a McKinney developer is planning a project in Allen that would be anchored by a ...

Dallas Business Journal
Dishes in Lucky Cricket’s Glossy Photos Vastly Differ From Reality  Eater Twin Cities

When we first walked through the Lucky Cricket space, it was alongside celebrity chef and Minnesota champion Andrew Zimmern. It was also before that ...

Eater Twin Cities
Dad And Barkley, René Lacoste, Sri Lankan Cricket  WBUR

Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a scientist living in Iowa who befriended NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. Also this week on ...

WBUR
Why Cameron Bancroft cheated: Australian cricket ball tampering  NEWS.com.au

WACA CEO Christina Matthews has spoken about why she believes Cameron Bancroft agreed to tamper with the ball in Cape Town earlier this year.

NEWS.com.au
Can the Big Bash League's backyard cricket bat flip truly be fair?  The Conversation AU

Whether it's a toss of the coin or a flip of the bat, can any method to decide who plays first in cricket be unbiased?

The Conversation AU
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: Australia six wickets down at Stumps  Times of India

Stay updated with Times of India for all the live score updates, ball by ball commentary and scorecard of 2nd Test between India and Australia.

Times of India
Pakistan's first female blind cricket team  BBC News

Pakistan is in the process of creating its first ever international female blind cricket team.

BBC News
Gary Kirsten applies for head coach of Indian women’s cricket team: Report  The Indian Express

India's 2011 World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten has reportedly applied for the position of head coach of the Indian women's team.

The Indian Express
Andrew Zimmern and the Lucky Cricket Controversy, Explained  Eater

On the latest episode of the Eater Upsell podcast, we untangle the controversy that has circled the opening of Andrew Zimmern's first sit-down restaurant, Lucky ...

Eater
'Great for Test cricket': Fiery deck tipped for second Test  The Sydney Morning Herald

Justin Langer wants the fire and brimstone characteristics that made the WACA pitch famous carried through to new Perth Test venue Optus Stadium as the ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
India boy travels 280km to meet cricket idol Navjot Singh Sidhu  BBC News

The boy waited for six hours to meet cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.

BBC News
India's seam bowling its best ever, feels Mike Brearley  Times of India

Cricket News: Mike Brearley will always have a unique place in the world of sport. The 76-year-old former England captain, a great thinker of the game, dwelled ...

Times of India
Owen Hargreaves: Manchester City vs. Schalke could be a cricket score  City Watch

While sporting director Txiki Begiristain is cautious of Manchester City's last 16 opponents Schalke, Owen Hargreaves, who played in the Bundesliga for Bayern ...

City Watch
Cricket: 'Furious' Mitchell Starc responds to stinging criticism  New Zealand Herald

Mitchell Starc only had to sit in the Aussie dressing room on the first day of the second Test — but his ongoing beef with legend Shane Warne continues to make ...

New Zealand Herald
Tony Becca | West Indies cricket in a tailspin  Jamaica Gleaner

If you listen to most West Indian cricket fans, the man who should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town for the embarrassing state of West Indies cricket is ...

Jamaica Gleaner
Cricket: Hashim Amla backed to come good by Proteas coach  The South African

Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has defended the off-form Hashim Amla, saying it's only a matter of time before the veteran batsman comes good.

The South African
Ashwin injury could unsettle India: Michael Hussey  Times of India

Cricket News: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes the loss of star off-spinner R Ashwin to injury could unsettle India and may prove to be a big ...

Times of India
Fox edges Seven as Test cricket on Australian TV enters brave new era  The Guardian

And so begins another summer of cricket and the nation can indulge in one of our favourite pastimes – bagging the TV commentary. Who you can't stand, who ...

The Guardian
Perth curator unveils green, mean pitch  cricket.com.au

Green is good when it comes to fast, bouncy wickets, and that's exactly what Australia and India are set to face off on for the second Domain Test, according to ...

cricket.com.au
Momentum In U.S. Cricket Is Building, As A Professional T20 Domestic League Looms  Forbes

Cricket could soon take off in the U.S. through a possible professional T20 domestic league, as cricket administrators eye the lucrative American market.

Forbes
North West Cricket investigated for fraud  EWN

CSA has appointed Archie Pretorius as administrator to take over the administrative, governance and financial affairs of North West Cricket.

EWN
13 apply for Indian women's cricket team coach job, more likely  Times of India

NEW DELHI: The hunt for the women's cricket team's coach is becoming interesting by the day. Over 13 have already applied, and with a day still left for the ...

Times of India
Afridi advises Sarfraz to leave Test cricket and focus only on ODIs, T20Is  The News International

KARACHI: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team allrounder Shahid Khan Afridi has advised present captain of the national team Sarfraz Ahmed to leave Test ...

The News International
Bring back Daddles: the hidden victim of Test cricket's broadcast wars  The Guardian

It's a sight burned into the memory of every Australian cricket lover. As a batsman trudges back to the pavilion after being dismissed for nought, a little cartoon ...

The Guardian
Gary Lineker told 'keep your Brexit views to yourself' by BBC cricket commentator colleague  The Telegraph

Gary Lineker has come under fire from his BBC colleague, star cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew, for his frequent outbursts against Brexit.

The Telegraph
Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Windies, 3rd ODI  Cricbuzz

All the live updates from the third ODI between Bangladesh and Windies.

Cricbuzz
Visiting Andrew Zimmern’s Controversial Chinese Restaurant, Lucky Cricket  Eater

It's awkward to enter a restaurant like Lucky Cricket during a moment of controversy: The staff must carry on and do their jobs, knowing that some of their guests ...

Eater
Dhoni must play domestic cricket to make himself eligible for India selection: Amarnath  Times of India

Cricket News: MS Dhoni is out of Twenty20 and Tests and is only in ODI cricket. Dhoni did not play the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy and will go into the ...

Times of India
Sharmeen Khan, pioneer of women's cricket in Pakistan, dies - ESPNcricinfo  ESPNCricinfo

Along with sister Shaiza, Sharmeen had gone about getting women's cricket in Pakistan officially recognised in the mid '90s.

ESPNCricinfo
England cricket: Joe Denly chasing maiden Test cap after starring in one-off T20 in Sri Lanka  The Independent

Joe Denly will spend the next month playing the magenta of the Sydney Sixers in Australia's Big Bash – but he's tickled pink to still find himself as part of ...

The Independent
Smith returns to SCG for Sydney grade cricket Twenty20 finals  The Sydney Morning Herald

While his former Australian teammates were toiling away in Perth, banned ex-national captain Steve Smith was plundering runs for Sutherland at the SCG in ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Aravind Adiga: 'Cricket has become the spearhead of the new Indian capitalism'  The Guardian

The Booker-winning novelist on how disgust for his national sport fuelled his novel Selection Day and why he'll always love Somerset Maugham.

The Guardian
Cricket in Caribbean will suffer till somebody does the right things, says Phil Simmons  Hindustan Times

Former West Indies opener Phil Simmons Thursday said cricket in his native will continue to suffer till “somebody decides to do the right things”, expressing ...

Hindustan Times
Name change for AB Medal night  cricket.com.au

Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) have today announced Australian Cricket's preeminent awards event will be renamed the ...

cricket.com.au
Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs West Indies, 3rd ODI, Sylhet  Times of India

Stay updated with Times of India for Live Cricket Score, Ball by ball commentary & Scorecard of 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies in Sylhet.

Times of India
Ponting opens up on coaching set-up  cricket.com.au

Legendary former skipper reveals post-Cape Town shake-up and his ambitions with regards to mentoring roles in Australian cricket in coming years.

cricket.com.au
Bollywood, cricket and tax: Google reveals UAE's top searches of 2018  The National

Google's top searches of the year is more than a simple list. The top ten reflects the concerns, hopes and aspirations of the people who use the search engine ...

The National
 

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are "out"). Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.There are various formats ranging from Twenty20, played over a few hours with each team batting for a single innings of 20 overs, to Test matches, played over five days with unlimited overs and the teams each batting for two innings of unlimited length. Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, which is a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a slightly raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core which is layered with tightly wound string.Historically, cricket's origins are uncertain and the earliest definite reference is in south-east England in the middle of the 16th century. It spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the second half of the 19th century. The game's governing body is the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches. The game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket which is owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London. The sport is followed primarily in the Indian subcontinent, Australasia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, southern Africa and the West Indies, its globalisation occurring during the expansion of the British Empire and remaining popular into the 21st century. Women's cricket, which is organised and played separately, has also achieved international standard. The most successful side playing international cricket is Australia, having won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups, more than any other country, and having been the top-rated Test side more than any other country.