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ICC readies pandemic backup plan for T20 World Cup

New Delhi - Cricket's governing body has a plan B in case the coronavirus pandemic prevents India from staging the Twenty20 World Cup this year, but is still months from a final decision, its interim chief Geoff Allardice said Wednesday.

India captain Kohli denounces racist abuse in Sydney Test

Sydney - India captain Virat Kohli has denounced as "absolutely unacceptable" the alleged racial abuse of the India team from sections of the crowd in the third Test against Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

Pakistan cricketers positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Wellington - Pakistan's cricket tour of New Zealand was in the balance Thursday after six squad members tested positive for Covid-19 and the team received a "final warning" for flouting quarantine rules.

Cleaning up: domestic workers take Hong Kong cricket by storm

Fpo - After a long week cooking and cleaning in the cramped households of Hong Kong, a group of Filipino domestic helpers are using their Sunday off for an unlikely hobby: cricket. And they're proving rather good at it.

'Terrorism to tourism': England cricket trip gives Pakistan a boost

Islamabad - The return of England's cricket team to Pakistan next year -- their first visit since a deadly 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team -- is a vote of confidence in the country's improved security, but analysts say challenges remain.

IPL suspends major Chinese sponsor deal after border clash

New Delhi - The Indian Premier League on Thursday suspended a deal with its main sponsor, the Chinese phone maker Vivo, amid fallout from a deadly June border clash between the two countries.

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Kolkata - Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.

Cricket great Warne's gin distillery shifts to hand sanitiser

Sydney - Australian cricket great Shane Warne has halted production of gin at a distillery he co-owns to make medical-grade hand sanitiser for hospitals in these "challenging times".

New Zealand abandon Australia cricket tour after new travel measures

Sydney - New Zealand abandoned their one-day cricket tour of Australia on Saturday after Wellington tightened border restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Howzat! Record crowd expected for Trump at India cricket ground

Ahmedabad - More than 100,000 people are expected to pack into the world's biggest cricket stadium later this month when it is formally opened during a visit to India by US President Donald Trump, officials said.

Cricket legend Warne's cap raises Aus$1m for bushfire appeal

Sydney - Cricket star Shane Warne's "baggy green" cap sold at auction for more than Aus$1 million (nearly $700,000) Friday, with all funds going to help victims of bushfires raging in Australia.

Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog

New Delhi - India's capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday -- the worst levels in recent years -- with hundreds of flights diverted or delayed as politicians blamed each other for failing to tackle the crisis.

Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation appeal

Sydney - An Australian media group on Tuesday lost an appeal against an Aus$300,000 (US$211,000) defamation payout to West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle after claiming he exposed his genitals to a masseuse.

Not out! Aussie cricketer clarifies 'boyfriend' post

Sydney - Australian cricketer James Faulkner clarified that he was not gay on Tuesday after a post about his "boyfriend" on social media was widely interpreted as a landmark coming-out statement.

Uruguay's Indian cricketers searching for a permanent home

Montevideo - Every Sunday, close to a statue of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, a group of Indian ex-pats take over a patch of land in Uruguay's capital Montevideo for a game of cricket.

Australia Test cricketer Khawaja's brother re-arrested

Sydney - The brother of Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been charged with trying to influence a witness over a case where he allegedly framed a love rival with a fake terror plot, police said Friday.

Test cricketer Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror 'hit list'

Sydney - The brother of Australia Test cricketer Usman Khawaja was charged by police Tuesday with framing a love rival for a "hit list" that sparked a major counterterrorism investigation.

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Dhaka - Bangladesh cricket superstar Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter politics as the "need of the hour" after angering some fans by contesting upcoming elections.

England's Stokes admits to 'memory blackout' on street brawl

Bristol - England cricketer Ben Stokes agreed he had a "significant memory blackout" over a street brawl but told a court on Friday he was "absolutely not" an angry man who had lost all control.

Stokes 'could have killed me': cleared defendant

London - Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer "could have killed me", their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray.

England's Stokes mimicked gay men with 'camp gestures': doorman

London - Ben Stokes made "stupid noises" and "camp gestures" to mimic two gay men outside a nightclub, a doorman said Tuesday at the England cricketer's trial for alleged affray.

Cricket teammates, rivals congratulate Pakistan's Khan on vote win

Karachi - Imran Khan's former teammates and rivals have congratulated the World Cup winner after his party won the most seats in Pakistan's election.

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Jalalabad - Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began.

Pakistan firmly on road to cricket revival, says PCB

Karachi - Pakistan's cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival.

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to 'spirit of cricket'

New Delhi - The billionaire Indian Premier League starts Saturday aiming to prove that it is about the "spirit of cricket" rather than success at all costs, after the banning of Steve Smith and David Warner over a Test cheating storm.

Tearful Warner says tampering scandal may spell doom for Australia career

Sydney - Former Test vice-captain David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised Saturday over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket.

Australia cricket coach quits, captain breaks down in tears

Johanesburg - Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said Thursday he would quit after the final match of the scandal-tainted Test series in South Africa after the team's former captain Steve Smith broke down in tears and accepted complete responsibility for the bal...

Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series

Johanesburg - A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa.

Tearful Smith takes 'full responsibility' for ball-tampering scandal

Sydney - Distraught former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith was in tears Thursday as he accepted full responsibility for a ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport, saying he was devastated by his "big mistake".

'Smith's Shame' — Australia media slam 'rotten' cricket culture

Sydney - Australia's cricketers have heaped disgrace and humiliation on the country, the local press said Monday in blasting the "rotten" team culture under the current leadership.
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