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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.

Kohli-Sharma set to marry in Italy: reports

New Delhi - India cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

New Delhi - Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog.

Cricketers flounder in New Delhi's hazardous smog

New Delhi - Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers battled through hazardous smog levels in a Test match Monday as New Delhi authorities faced scathing criticism over their lack of action to combat pollution.

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

New Delhi - Hazardous smog interrupted the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Sunday, with players wearing face masks as air quality dipped in the world's most polluted capital city.

Refugees take northern French town to cricket glory

Lille - On a rugby field overlooked by a towering cathedral, a group of young refugees has introduced a small northern French town to the beautiful game of... cricket.

Cricket: Tales of tragedy, triumph from Pakistan's Gaddafi Stadium

Lahore - Groundsmen are rolling down the pitches, welders are repairing barbed wire, and workers are splashing on a new coat of paint at Pakistan's centrepiece Gaddafi Stadium, which has witnessed both history and controversy -- and is now preparing to retake c...

Megabucks deal just the start, says IPL chairman

New Delhi - The Indian Premier League is expecting even higher returns in the years ahead after striking a bumper $2.55 billion broadcast deal to become one of the world's richest sports competitions.

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.
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