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From refugee camps to Lord's: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

Peshawar - The manicured emerald pitch at Lord's in London, where Afghanistan played for the first time ever Tuesday, is a world away from the border refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket.

India drops sedition charges against villagers over Pakistan win

New Delhi - Indian police said Thursday that 15 Muslims arrested for celebrating a recent Pakistani cricket victory over India would not be charged with sedition, but could still face prison for cheering the rival side.

Bangladesh cricketer admits to second wife

Dhaka - A top Bangladeshi cricketer is embroiled in a scandal after revealing he had secretly married a woman who filed a case against him for posting intimate photos of her on social media -- even though he already had a wife.

England pick off Kohli early in first India Test

Rajkot - England snared two quick wickets including the key scalp of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the hosts reached 411-6 at lunch on the penultimate day of the first Test on Saturday.

Indian cricketer Jadeja fined $300 for lion selfies

Ahmedabad - Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has been fined $300 for taking selfies with endangered Asiatic lions in the country's west despite a ban on such photos, a senior forest official said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe anti-government protests at New Zealand Test match

Bulawayo - Hundreds of protesters waved Zimbabwe's national flag and sang the national anthem during a cricket match against New Zealand on Saturday, in a sign of mounting opposition to President Robert Mugabe.

Anti-corruption sleuths widen dragnet to T20 fans, hotels

Mumbai - Fans at stadiums and guests at team hotels are under surveillance at the World Twenty20 as cricket tries to eradicate the scourge of match-fixing, according to the game's top anti-corruption troubleshooter.

Adelaide victorious in thrilling encounter in the Big Bash

A brilliant century from Travis Head ensured that it was the Adelaide Strikers who brought in the new year in stunning fashion with a victory over the Sydney Sixers by five wickets at the Adelaide Oval.

Klinger masterclass as Perth defeat Melbourne in the Big Bash

Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh stole the show for the Perth Scorchers as they defeated the Melbourne Renegades by 10 wickets in Melbourne, becoming the first opening pair in BBL history to bat out the entire innings.

Sydney Thunder spark up the Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder show they are the team to beat this season after defeating the Adelaide Strikers to remain unbeaten in the 2015-16 edition of the Big Bash League.

Bangladesh police step up hunt for fugitive cricketer

Dhaka - Bangladesh police stepped up their hunt Monday for national cricketer Shahadat Hossain who went into hiding over claims he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid, an officer said.

Zimbabwe to continue Pakistan cricket tour despite 'suicide bomb'

Lahore - Zimbabwe on Saturday said it will continue its cricket tour of Pakistan despite an apparent suicide bombing leaving two people dead outside the stadium during a match between the two sides.

Australia v New Zealand World Cup 2015 live in Auckland

Auckland - In what should be an exciting encounter, Australia takes on New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup clash on Saturday at the Eden Park in Auckland.

Japanese firm orders recall of baby food over cricket

A Japanese firm, Asahi Group Holdings, said on Thursday its subsidiary, baby brand Wakodo is recalling about 120,000 pouches of baby food after an insect was found in one of the packages last month.

Shock as Aussie cricketer Hughes dies from head injuries

Sydney - Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in a tragedy that sent shockwaves through the sporting world.

Cricket World Cup 2015 tickets available online

Melbourne - The 2015 edition of the cricket World Cup starts off from February 14 and the tickets for all games have been released by the ICC.

NatWest T20 Blast 2014 squads & teams announced

The first ever edition of the NatWest T20 Blast will be played from today onward in the UK and the teams squads for all the 18 counties have been announced.

T20 winners Sri Lanka brace for biggest party after war

Colombo - Sri Lanka was preparing to throw its biggest party since the end of the country's ethnic war Monday after beating India in the final of cricket's World T20 tournament.

S.Lanka to field against India in World T20 final

Dhaka - Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss in the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday and sent India in to bat.

Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Dhaka - Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.

India, Sri Lanka set for intriguing World T20 final

Dhaka - Sri Lanka face a daunting test of nerves by a dominant India in Sunday's all-Asian World Twenty20 final in Dhaka that is rich with incentives for both teams.

Sri Lanka bat in World T20 semi-final vs Windies

Dhaka - Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday.

English cricket needs rethink after Dutch disaster: press

London - England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, the national press said Tuesday.

England greats turn on team after Dutch debacle

London - Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Michael Atherton rounded on the current side after they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a humiliating 45-run loss to the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday.

England restricts the Netherlands to 133-5 at World Twenty20 match

Chittagong - England skipper Stuart Broad took three wickets to restrict the Netherlands down to 133-5 in their World Twenty20 Super-10 Group one match in Chittagong on Monday.

Shehzad ton powers Pakistan to 190-5 vs Bangladesh in World T20

Dhaka - Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls to lift Pakistan to a commanding 190-5 against Bangladesh in the Super-10 match of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.

India enter World Twenty20 semi-finals

Dhaka - India roared into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a eight-wicket demolition of hosts Bangladesh in a Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Friday.

Court installs Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

New Delhi - The Supreme Court installed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India's troubled cricket board Friday in place of the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan.

World T20 'group of death' enters critical phase

Dhaka - Defending champions West Indies and Australia face off in a do-or-die clash in Dhaka on Friday as action resumes in group two of the World Twenty20 Super-10s after a two-day break.India lead what is billed as the "group of death" with two consecutive w...

India cricket chief battles judges' dismissal threat

New Delhi - Supreme Court judges could order the powerful head of India's cricket board to quit Thursday after he defied their calls to stand down voluntarily during a probe into illegal betting.Lawyers for N.
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