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The unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at the Oval now ensures that both Ireland and Afghanistan will now be eligible to play Test cricket.
The players' union has been staunchly opposed to CA's plan to modify the existing MOU that provides a flat share of revenue for the players.
Spin-bowler Jeetan Patel, who made himself available for a number of recent BLACKCAPS Tests and ODIs, including the Champions Trophy squad, was not considered for a central contract offer.
Rohit, who opened for India along with Shikhar Dhawan in the just-concluded Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom, has been rested for the West Indies tour.
By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Magic Johnson revolutionized the point guard position during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and on Thursday, in his new role of running the team, picked a player in his own image to lead them back to contention. With the second overall pick of the NBA Draft, the Lakers selected 19-year-old local standout Lonzo Ball of UCLA, a player capable of reviving the fast-paced 'Showtime' style that Johnson made famous. At 6-foot-6, Ball is tall for his position, like Johnson was, and similarly heralded for his brilliant passing and ability to push the pace and run the fast break.
Speaking to CricketNext, Rajput said that it was humiliating to hear news that the BCCI will be accepting fresh applications after they had a deadline of May 31.
This tie would be an interesting one as well, with England looking to seal the series. It won’t be a surprise though if the new-look South African side bounces back and level terms.
Ford's fellow South African Nic Pothas, who is also Sri Lanka’s fielding coach, has been announced as interim coach.
(Reuters) - Arsenal forward Takuma Asano will return to VfB Stuttgart for a second successive season on loan, the English Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22-year-old Japan international joined Arsenal in July last year and was loaned out to Stuttgart shortly after for the 2016-17 campaign, where he scored four goals in 26 league appearances as the club won promotion to the top tier. "Takuma Asano has re-joined Bundesliga side Stuttgart on loan for the 2017/18 season," Arsenal said on their website (www.arsenal.com).
Mardan, Pakistan, June 23, 2017 (AFP) - Fakhar Zaman was once banned from playing cricket in his village and beaten by his brothers because he was simply too good -- but he has returned a hero after his starring role in Pakistan's Champions Trophy win.
By Gene Cherry SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 metres qualifying at the U.S. national championships on Thursday as 35-year-old Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters. Coleman, who has clocked a season-best 9.82 seconds, slowed down noticeably in his heat but still ran 9.93 on a blazing afternoon where track temperatures topped 43 degrees Celsius at a meet that doubles up as world championships trials. "Yeah, I have complete confidence in myself that I can beat anybody I get on the line with, whether it's him (Usain Bolt) or anybody else," Coleman said of his chances against the world record holder in the Jamaican's final 100 metres at the London championships in August.
Young Deepti Sharma is in red-hot form at the moment, having notched up the first-ever 300-run partnership in Women's ODI cricket, achieving the feat with Punam Raut.
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion of talented youth into the league. The first seven picks of the draft entered as college freshman and 18-year-old Frenchman Frank Ntilikina was taken by the New York Knicks with the eighth choice. The first player taken who had spent a sophomore year in college was 12th pick Luke Kennard of Duke, taken by Detroit.
Sydney, June 23, 2017 (AFP) - The Australian players' union called for "emergency mediation" Friday with Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland to rescue bitter pay talks before a looming June 30 deadline.
Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, along with half-brother Darren Bravo, met some of the Indian players at the Queen's Park Oval when the 'Men in Blue' were busy practicing. Both the players are not part of West Indies' squad for the first two ODIs against India.
After Anil Kumble put out a strongly-worded statement following his decision to step down as the India coach, the next step towards closing this unsavoury chapter was to hear Virat Kohli's side of the story, and why he had such reservations over the legendary leg-spinner continuing with the team. The first opportunity to do that was going to come in the pre-match press conference, when Virat Kohli would speak to the media ahead of the first one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean. Obviously much of the media conference on Thursday was spent on questions over the Kohli-Kumble spat, but the India skipper refused to be drawn on the subject, taking the Las Vegas line by insisting what goes on in the dressing room, stays in the dressing room.
Afghanistan celebrated its entry into test cricket on Thursday, saying it was a dream come true for the country which has suffered from years of violence and conflict.
38 years to this day, the pair of Sir Vivian Richards and a little known Collis King started a demolition act which blew away England's hopes of becoming world champions.
New Zealand Cricket have awarded all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and opening batsman Jeet Raval with central contracts for the next 12 months.
In response to a question on the rift between him and former coach Anil Kumble, Kohli decided to not divulge any details about the nature or cause of the rift and said that he doesn't want to talk about dressing room matters in public.
Moving on from the Anil Kumble fiasco and bringing the on-field action back into the spotlight will be the plan for India as they begin their 2017 tour of the West Indies with the first ODI on Friday. All of the talk after the Champions Trophy final has been about Kumble and Virat Kohli's relationship souring and that eventually leading to the former stepping down as the head coach of India. Kohli has come out looking like the bad guy, and, after refusing to speak about the issue, all the India captain can do is lead his team on the field against the West Indies, score plenty of runs and guide his side to victories.
Ajinkya Rahane is set to play in the first one-day international against the West Indies in Port of Spain after the India captain made it pretty clear who his choice was going to be to partner Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order. Rahane did not play a single match in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, with Rohit Sharma and Dhawan shining with the bat – barring that ill-fated final of course – for India. With Rohit rested for this limited-overs tour to the Caribbean, the question was if Rahane would get a chance or if Virat Kohli would take a look at Rishabh Pant, the man, or rather kid, who took Rohit's place in the India squad.