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BCB, ICC appeal ban on Mohammad Ashraful

Mohammed Ashraful

Bangladesh and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday.

West Indies Cricket Board seeks India meeting

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said it would initiate legal proceedings against WI but gave no details— BCCI

West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of Indi

AB de Villiers leads South Africa to big win

AB de Villiers en route to his unbeaten 89.  	— AFP

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain’s knock from AB de Villiers.

Harbhajan Singh to miss semi-final

Harbhajan Singh

In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the

Mahendra Singh Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli to lead

Virat Kohli has been named captain of the India team for the first three of the five one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at the selection committee meeting here on Tuesday.

Caribbean flavour will continue in the IPL: BCCI

Dwayne Bravo (right) and Darren Sammy have been great entertainers in the IPL. 	— BCCI

The BCCI has spared the Caribbean players at the IPL, as predicted in these columns on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka name squad for India ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka, minus leading strike bowlers Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath, on Wednesday named a mixture of experienced players and likely contenders in their 15-man squad for a one-day international s

Ton-up Younis Khan defies Australia

Pakistan’s Younis Khan (right) is congratulated by team mate Azhar Ali on Day One of the first Test match against Australia— AFP

Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219/4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Concerned ICC to discuss crisis

The International Cricket Council said on Wednesday it was concerned at the stand-off between the Indian and West Indies boards, but would not intervene unless asked by the two parties.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra

WikiLeaks found-er Julian Assange will get into trouble, potentially a 35-year sentence in the United States, if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, which he says he would to mend his health a