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    Gary Stead named New Zealand coach


    Stead has previously overseen New Zealand women's run to the World Cup and World T20 finals, something he'll be looking to replicate come World Cup...

    Stead has previously overseen New Zealand women's run to the World Cup and World T20 finals, something he'll be looking to replicate come World Cup 2019

    Zampa, Phillips keep St Lucia Stars winless


    Australia legspinner prises out Simmons, Pollard and Chapman in key spell to extend St Lucia's search for first win since...

    Australia legspinner prises out Simmons, Pollard and Chapman in key spell to extend St Lucia's search for first win since a

    South Africa have made 'huge strides' as an ODI team - JP Duminy


    At the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, the emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to complement Imran Tahir is perhaps the biggest positive for South...

    At the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, the emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to complement Imran Tahir is perhaps the biggest positive for South Africa

    Mills hat-trick rounds off emphatic Sussex win


    Glamorgan would have become the third West Country side to reach the last eight with victory at Hove but instead a 98-run defeat leaves all hanging on their final...

    Glamorgan would have become the third West Country side to reach the last eight with victory at Hove but instead a 98-run defeat leaves all hanging on their final game

    Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role


    The Australian cited "personal reasons" but it is understood that delays in finalising the deal between him and the PCB may have played a...

    The Australian cited "personal reasons" but it is understood that delays in finalising the deal between him and the PCB may have played a part

    Dinesh Chandimal guides Sri Lanka home in low-scoring thriller


    Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya and Dhananjaya de Silva rolled South Africa over for their lowest ever T20I total, but the home side's chase was by no means...

    Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya and Dhananjaya de Silva rolled South Africa over for their lowest ever T20I total, but the home side's chase was by no means straightforward

    Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray


    Co-defendant, Ryan Ali, was also found not guilty in wake of incident in Bristol on September...

    Co-defendant, Ryan Ali, was also found not guilty in wake of incident in Bristol on September 25

    Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal


    Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown...

    Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court.

    Powar to continue as Indian women's coach till World T20


    Powar's term will include the Sri Lanka tour in September, followed by a T20I series and the World T20 in the West...

    Powar's term will include the Sri Lanka tour in September, followed by a T20I series and the World T20 in the West Indies

    Sellout crowd awaits postscript match of the tour


    The only T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa is shoehorned in at the back-end, set to begin less than 48 hours after the last ODI was...

    The only T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa is shoehorned in at the back-end, set to begin less than 48 hours after the last ODI was completed

    Siraj, Iyer, Bawne shine as rain holds sway


    India A have clinched the two-match series 1-0 after a well-fought second unofficial Test ended in a wet...

    India A have clinched the two-match series 1-0 after a well-fought second unofficial Test ended in a wet draw

    CSA could be forced to reconsider SuperSport equity deal


    CSA officals' meetings with the Global T20 owners in Dubai and Mumbai haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been...

    CSA officals' meetings with the Global T20 owners in Dubai and Mumbai haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been clarified

    England leave door open for Ben Stokes recall


    Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's this week due to his appearance at Bristol Crown Court, and was omitted from an unchanged 13-man squad for the Trent Bridge...

    Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's this week due to his appearance at Bristol Crown Court, and was omitted from an unchanged 13-man squad for the Trent Bridge Test

    Kohli 'confident' of recovering in time for Trent Bridge


    The India captain suffered from back issues during the Lord's Test, which India lost by an innings and 159...

    The India captain suffered from back issues during the Lord's Test, which India lost by an innings and 159 runs

    Khawaja drops seven kilos "since South Africa" in fitness bid


    Usman Khawaja has gotten leaner and fitter in the past few months as he looks to get into the best physical shape ahead of Australia's tour of the UAE later this...

    Usman Khawaja has gotten leaner and fitter in the past few months as he looks to get into the best physical shape ahead of Australia's tour of the UAE later this year

    Hope, Reifer end Guyana's home dominance


    Shai Hope's blistering 88 powered Tridents to 185, before Reifer snared five wickets, including three in his last over, as Barbados opened their CPL campaign with a...

    Shai Hope's blistering 88 powered Tridents to 185, before Reifer snared five wickets, including three in his last over, as Barbados opened their CPL campaign with a win

    Virat Kohli highlights the mental challenge for 'outplayed' India


    After four innings of the Test series no one other than the India captain has scored more than 33 and the tour risks becoming a...

    After four innings of the Test series no one other than the India captain has scored more than 33 and the tour risks becoming a nightmare

    Lees seeks Durham revival as Yorkshire regret what might have been


    Alex Lees was once hailed as the most exciting young batsman in the country, a captain at 22. Now he hopes Durham will rescue a career in...

    Alex Lees was once hailed as the most exciting young batsman in the country, a captain at 22. Now he hopes Durham will rescue a career in free-fall

    'Need to use your brain more in red-ball cricket' - Chahal


    Returning to red-ball cricket after almost two years, Yuzvendra Chahal puts his lack of game-time in the longer format down to a time crunch rather than a disinterest in days'...

    Returning to red-ball cricket after almost two years, Yuzvendra Chahal puts his lack of game-time in the longer format down to a time crunch rather than a disinterest in days' cricket

    Week One: How the Ben Stokes trial unfolded


    Ben Stokes' trial resumes at Bristol Crown Court on Monday. ESPNcricinfo gives a run-down on the first week's...

    Ben Stokes' trial resumes at Bristol Crown Court on Monday. ESPNcricinfo gives a run-down on the first week's developments

    Joe Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray


    The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely...

    The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

    'He's made of steel' - Mathews on Akila


    Sri Lanka's captain was impressed with his lead spinner's ability to bounce back from tough outings in the fifth...

    Sri Lanka's captain was impressed with his lead spinner's ability to bounce back from tough outings in the fifth ODI

    Riki Wessels (nine sixes in 55) awakens Notts challenge


    Worcestershire failed once more to secure a home quarter-final - this time falling to a six-hitting blitz from Riki...

    Worcestershire failed once more to secure a home quarter-final - this time falling to a six-hitting blitz from Riki Wessels

    Broad, Anderson and Woakes batter India


    England completed their total and utter domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100...

    England completed their total and utter domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100 years

    Blake keeps Kent alive in last-over victory


    For once Middlesex posted a challenging total but they were consigned to bottom spot as Kent overhauled it with three balls to...

    For once Middlesex posted a challenging total but they were consigned to bottom spot as Kent overhauled it with three balls to spare

    Joe Root "chuffed to bits" for Chris Woakes after stunning comeback


    Despite an innings-and-159-run margin, the England captain said it was exciting that the team still had areas they could improve...

    Despite an innings-and-159-run margin, the England captain said it was exciting that the team still had areas they could improve on

    Crushing win keeps Yorkshire Diamonds' finals hopes alive


    Australian opener Beth Mooney led the chase with 44 not out off 30 balls as the five-point win was completed with 10.3 overs...

    Australian opener Beth Mooney led the chase with 44 not out off 30 balls as the five-point win was completed with 10.3 overs remaining

    Injured Vijay Shankar out of quadrangular series


    The selectors decided not to name any replacement for the allrounder for the series which starts on August...

    The selectors decided not to name any replacement for the allrounder for the series which starts on August 17

    Emrit, Tahir star as Guyana Amazon Warriors defend 141


    From 113 for 2, St Lucia Stars collapsed to 126 for 7 and their 13th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL...

    From 113 for 2, St Lucia Stars collapsed to 126 for 7 and their 13th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL 2016

    Thomas, Brathwaite fire Patriots to first win


    Trinbago Knight Riders' firm grip on home field advantage appeared to loosen after they lost for the second night in a...

    Trinbago Knight Riders' firm grip on home field advantage appeared to loosen after they lost for the second night in a row

    Amy Jones guides Loughborough Lightning into finals day


    Wicketkeeper Jones hit eight fours and three sixes to post comfortably her best score in three seasons with Lightning but maintaining a run of improved performances with the...

    Wicketkeeper Jones hit eight fours and three sixes to post comfortably her best score in three seasons with Lightning but maintaining a run of improved performances with the bat

    Western Storm secure finals day berth after abandonment


    Put into bat beneath leaden skies, Vipers advanced to 62 for 2 at the end of the eighth over before bad weather moved...

    Put into bat beneath leaden skies, Vipers advanced to 62 for 2 at the end of the eighth over before bad weather moved in

    Another chance for Sri Lanka and South Africa to build World Cup plans


    With the series already decided, the hosts will look to continue their aggressive batting approach, and the visitors to keep trying their younger...

    With the series already decided, the hosts will look to continue their aggressive batting approach, and the visitors to keep trying their younger players

    Sri Lanka coach Hathurusingha open to returns of Gunathilaka, Vandersay and Malinga


    Sri Lanka's coach also held the selection door open for Lasith Malinga, provided he plays domestic cricket and proves he can still bowl and field at the top...

    Sri Lanka's coach also held the selection door open for Lasith Malinga, provided he plays domestic cricket and proves he can still bowl and field at the top level

    Shikhar Dhawan should have got a second chance - Sunil Gavaskar


    'If you look at the scores in the first Test, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. So, what is the...

    'If you look at the scores in the first Test, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. So, what is the criteria?'

    Olivier's six, Hamza's 93 give South Africa A advantage


    India A lost their last six wickets for only eight runs after which the visitors built steadily with the...

    India A lost their last six wickets for only eight runs after which the visitors built steadily with the bat

    Ferguson run out leaves Worcestershire still waiting


    Worcestershire's hopes of a home quarter-final remain in abeyance after Leicestershire silenced dangerman Callum Ferguson in the nick of time to claim their first home...

    Worcestershire's hopes of a home quarter-final remain in abeyance after Leicestershire silenced dangerman Callum Ferguson in the nick of time to claim their first home win

    Durham relish that winning feeling


    Durham's surge to the top of North Group is the season's heartwarming story - as for Northants, they are now consigned to bottom...

    Durham's surge to the top of North Group is the season's heartwarming story - as for Northants, they are now consigned to bottom spot

    Moores and Libby sweep Notts into top-four spot


    Yorkshire's miserable 24 hours continued as they followed up their Roses defeat with a heavy loss at Trent Bridge and had concerns over a hand injury for Kane...

    Yorkshire's miserable 24 hours continued as they followed up their Roses defeat with a heavy loss at Trent Bridge and had concerns over a hand injury for Kane Williamson

    Sohail Tanvir fined 15% of match fee after middle-finger gesture


    The Guyana Amazon Warriors pacer had sent off Australian Ben Cutting by giving him the middle finger with both hands after dismissing him during their clash against the St Kitts and Nevis...

    The Guyana Amazon Warriors pacer had sent off Australian Ben Cutting by giving him the middle finger with both hands after dismissing him during their clash against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

    Ingram again proves Glamorgan's colossus


    If Glamorgan reach Finals Day, their inspirational captain Colin Ingram will deserve a lot of the credit after Hampshire became the latest bowling attack to be battered out of...

    If Glamorgan reach Finals Day, their inspirational captain Colin Ingram will deserve a lot of the credit after Hampshire became the latest bowling attack to be battered out of sight

    Parkinson to the fore as Lancashire bloom once more


    Birmingham allrounder Alex Thomson took four wickets on debut but he was unable to stop Lancashire strengthening their top-four...

    Birmingham allrounder Alex Thomson took four wickets on debut but he was unable to stop Lancashire strengthening their top-four grip

    Jamie Overton's resurgence keeps Somerset flying high


    Peter Trego and Corey Anderson saw Somerset overhaul Surrey's target as Taunton delighted in the form of fast bowler Jamie...

    Peter Trego and Corey Anderson saw Somerset overhaul Surrey's target as Taunton delighted in the form of fast bowler Jamie Overton

    Excited by our new-ball combination - du Plessis


    While Steyn and Philander aren't out of contention for a World-Cup spot, the immediate focus will be on giving more experience to a younger...

    While Steyn and Philander aren't out of contention for a World-Cup spot, the immediate focus will be on giving more experience to a younger set

    Ryan Ali accepts footage shows bottle used in Ben Stokes fight


    Stokes' co-defendant took the stand in Bristol on Friday as both sides concluded providing evidence in the affray trial with summing up now due on...

    Stokes' co-defendant took the stand in Bristol on Friday as both sides concluded providing evidence in the affray trial with summing up now due on Monday

    Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series


    South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World...

    South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World Cup

    Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne help India A seize the advantage


    India A rode on Vihari's unbeaten 138 and Bawne's 80 to finish the first day on 322 for 4 in the second unofficial Test against South Africa...

    India A rode on Vihari's unbeaten 138 and Bawne's 80 to finish the first day on 322 for 4 in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A

    Ian Cockbain's blistering century keeps quarter-final quest on track


    Cockbain smashed 123 off 61 balls, including 96 in boundaries, to help his side reach 242 for four, Gloucestershire's best ever T20 total at...

    Cockbain smashed 123 off 61 balls, including 96 in boundaries, to help his side reach 242 for four, Gloucestershire's best ever T20 total at Bristol

    Gayle sizzles but St Kitts fizzle out


    West Indies' Under-19 heroes of 2016 - Hetmyer and Keemo Paul - combine to deliver Guyana victory under new captain Shoaib...

    West Indies' Under-19 heroes of 2016 - Hetmyer and Keemo Paul - combine to deliver Guyana victory under new captain Shoaib Malik

    Defending champions Nottinghamshire face exit as serene Ian Bell marshals victory


    The holders were handed their sixth defeat of the North Group campaign by a Bears team which remains in the qualification race thanks to a solid bowling...

    The holders were handed their sixth defeat of the North Group campaign by a Bears team which remains in the qualification race thanks to a solid bowling display

    Lightning threat cuts short Sussex's thunderous batting


    Aaron Finch missed the match and will be absent for the next two having returned to Australia due to a family...

    Aaron Finch missed the match and will be absent for the next two having returned to Australia due to a family bereavement

    Ben Stokes "stepped in" after two men suffered homophobic abuse


    Ben Stokes took to the witness stand at Bristol Crown Court and denied that he mimicked or abused two gay men and instead was protecting them and...

    Ben Stokes took to the witness stand at Bristol Crown Court and denied that he mimicked or abused two gay men and instead was protecting them and himself

    Ashraful eyes Bangladesh return as ban comes to an end


    Mohammad Ashraful believes he can represent Bangladesh again, with his five-year ban set to end later this...

    Mohammad Ashraful believes he can represent Bangladesh again, with his five-year ban set to end later this week

    Mominul Haque under consideration for ODI spot


    BCB president Nazmul Hassan, who met Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes in Dhaka, said Mominul Haque's 182 against Ireland A may open up an unlikely...

    BCB president Nazmul Hassan, who met Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes in Dhaka, said Mominul Haque's 182 against Ireland A may open up an unlikely spot

    Cummins and Hazlewood out of Pakistan Tests


    Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-Test series in...

    Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-Test series in October

    BPL chairman, BCB director Afzalur Rahman dies aged 68


    Sinha had been undergoing treatment for liver cancer and kidney disease in Singapore and Thailand...

    Sinha had been undergoing treatment for liver cancer and kidney disease in Singapore and Thailand previously

    T20I win against WI came as a surprise - Steve Rhodes


    The Bangladesh coach said the team fancied winning the ODI series but he was more delighted with the effort to bounce back in the...

    The Bangladesh coach said the team fancied winning the ODI series but he was more delighted with the effort to bounce back in the T20Is

    Sangakkara, SLC laud Pallekele spectators' clean-up act post match


    This is the same venue where play had to be stopped last year when spectators threw empty bottles onto the ground as India closed in on...

    This is the same venue where play had to be stopped last year when spectators threw empty bottles onto the ground as India closed in on victory

    Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali big winners on PCB awards night


    In the five Tests Pakistan played over the last one year, Abbas left a lasting impression, picking up 30 wickets at an average of...

    In the five Tests Pakistan played over the last one year, Abbas left a lasting impression, picking up 30 wickets at an average of 15.50

    Test-match line and length worked for us - Thisara


    The allrounder explains Sri Lanka's odd but effective bowling plan which helped them squeeze out a three-run victory over South...

    The allrounder explains Sri Lanka's odd but effective bowling plan which helped them squeeze out a three-run victory over South Africa

    Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run


    Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so...

    Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

    Cobb stars again as Northants finally break duck


    Josh Cobb followed up his century against Birmingham as Northants finally found something to smile...

    Josh Cobb followed up his century against Birmingham as Northants finally found something to smile about

    Latham toughs it out as Jets go top


    Nothing comes easy for Durham but they keep winning and now find themselves top of North...

    Nothing comes easy for Durham but they keep winning and now find themselves top of North Group

    Tammy Beaumont brings relief for injury-hit Vipers


    Suzie Bates was part of a strong opening stand and then picked up four wickets to help secure the...

    Suzie Bates was part of a strong opening stand and then picked up four wickets to help secure the win

    Kohli demands 'composure', not 'aggression' from his batsmen


    After failing to "cross the line" in the series opener, the India captain said greater application in the first 30 balls could turn the tide for India's frontline...

    After failing to "cross the line" in the series opener, the India captain said greater application in the first 30 balls could turn the tide for India's frontline batsmen

    Ben Stokes felt "under threat of immediate attack" moments before brawl


    In a written statement read out in court, Stokes said he believed others involved in the fight had "demonstrated a willingness to use weapons in attacking...

    In a written statement read out in court, Stokes said he believed others involved in the fight had "demonstrated a willingness to use weapons in attacking people"

    Malinga snubbed for one-off T20I


    Veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga found himself excluded from Sri Lanka's T20I squad, while Binura Fernando got a first call-up in three...

    Veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga found himself excluded from Sri Lanka's T20I squad, while Binura Fernando got a first call-up in three years

    Ben Stokes identified as "main aggressor" in Bristol fight


    An off-duty police officer who witnessed the fight outside a Bristol nightclub gave evidence on the third day of the...

    An off-duty police officer who witnessed the fight outside a Bristol nightclub gave evidence on the third day of the trial

    Afridi withdraws from CPL 2018 to tend to knee problem


    Afridi will continue to undergo rehabilitation for an injury sustained during the Pakistan Super...

    Afridi will continue to undergo rehabilitation for an injury sustained during the Pakistan Super League