Andre Russell banned for one year for doping-code violation


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Andre Russell had admitted to feeling depressed while playing cricket ever since the charge was filed against him © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been banned for one year from cricket for a whereabouts clause violation by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston. The ban is effective from January 31, 2017 and will last until January 30, 2018. Continue reading

India Vs England, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli’s Men Eye Series Win In Decider


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The final match of the T20I series will be played in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Jasprit Bumrah’s revival as a death bowler in the second T20 International at Nagpur was remarkable, especially in view of his rather dismal show in the first match of the series. He and Ashish Nehra were largely instrumental in India being able to level the series in a nail-biter on Sunday. Now the caravan moves to Bengaluru for a decider, the same place where India registered a one-run victory against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup last year. England captain Eoin Morgan will look to end the series on a high, while India skipper Virat Kohli will be eying his first T20I series win as captain. Continue reading

Shahid Afridi To Focus On Cricket Leagues


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Shahid Afridi hasn’t played for Pakistan since the ICC World T20 in 2016.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Monday said he would focus on cricket leagues around the world, hinting that his international career is now more or less over. “I have played all the cricket I wanted to and now I just want to focus and enjoy playing in the leagues,” he said while speaking at an event at the Karachi University campus. The flamboyant all-rounder has been included in the Pakistan team since their disappointing campaigns at the Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in 2016. He had vacated his position as captain following the two tournaments. Continue reading

Aaron Finch Named Australia Captain For T20I Series vs Sri Lanka


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Aaron Finch, who has captained Australia in six T20Is, returns as T20 skipper for the Sri Lanka series.

Opener Aaron Finch was on Tuesday named as Australia captain for the three-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to start on February 17. With regular skipper Steven Smith leading Australia’s Test squad in the tour of India at the same time, Finch, who captained Australia in six T20Is between 2014 and 2016, has been handed the job for a second time. Finch was also named the captain of the Australia ODI team on Monday for the first match against New Zealand in Auckland after wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was ruled out due to back spasms. Continue reading

SA men battled well against Dutch


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The South African men’s hockey team lost the third and final test match against Holland in the Cape Town.

The South African men’s hockey team lost the third and final test match against Holland in the Cape Town Summer Series, but the players will do themselves a favour if they rather just focus on the first 30 minutes because it was in this half that the team showed what they are capable of. Continue reading