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Bangladesh axes Sarkar

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday axed top-order batsman Soumya Sarkar and called up three uncapped players in a further shuffle of the squad for the ongoing Twenty20 tri-nation tournament at home. Batsmen Mohammad Naim, Aminul Islam and Nazmul Hossain will join the squad for the third and fourth matches after senior players failed […]

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Ganguly skirts Kohli vs Smith debate

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday preferred not to get into the debate of who is a better batsman between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. “These are questions not to be answered. How does it matter? It’s about performance. Virat is the best in the world at the moment. So that’s what makes us […]

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BCCI accepts unconditional Dinesh Karthik’s apology

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday accepted India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik’s unconditional apology for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League match from a participating team’s dressing room. Karthik tendered an “unconditional apology” for violating BCCI’s central contract clause by watching a Caribbean Premier […]

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South Africa-A looks to bounce back

South Africa-A will look to put on an improved show against India-A in the second and final unofficial Test here, after the poor seven-wicket loss suffered in the first outing. Though the visiting team is packed with quality players — Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Dane Piedt and Lungi Ngidi, to name a few — the […]

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Nabi takes Afghanistan to 164

Mohammad Nabi hit 84 off 54 balls as Afghanistan posted 164 for six against Bangladesh in the second match of the tri-series on Sunday. Nabi smashed three fours and seven sixes and shared a stand of 79 with Asghar Afghan (39) for the fifth wicket, helping Afghanistan recover from 40 for four. Mohammad Saifuddin finished […]