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2:33 PM ET Cricket’s global governing body is headed towards a confrontation with the game’s biggest powerhouse after the ICC decided to include an extra tournament in the next rights cycle overlooking objections from the BCCI. On Monday the ICC Board gave consent to include an extra global tournament in the next events rights cycle,
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2:38 AM ET Anil Kumble is set to take over as head coach of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL from the upcoming season, while also being put in charge of “all cricket-related affairs” of the team for the foreseeable future, co-owner of the franchise Mohit Burman has confirmed. With the update, Kumble becomes the
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11:16 AM ET The BCCI’s electoral officer has upheld the decision taken by the Committee of the Administrators (CoA) to disqualify three key state associations from participating in the BCCI elections, scheduled for October 23. On Thursday N Gopalswami, the board’s electoral officer, removed Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra from the final electoral roll, thus taking
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3:00 AM ET Day 1, stumps India 273 for 3 (Agarwal 108, Kohli 63*, Rahane 18*, Rabada 3-48) v South Africa Mayank Agarwal came back to the site of his first-class resurgence to score a second successive Test hundred that sent India into a position of strength once again. Cheteshwar Pujara supported him with his
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9:58 AM ET What is the Pune pitch, deep down? In first-class cricket, it’s one of the flattest in the country. Thirty-six Indian grounds have hosted at least 10 first-class games since the start of the 2011-12 season, when the MCA Stadium made its debut. Of those 36 grounds, only two have a higher runs-per-wickets
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7:17 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India women’s opener Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ODI series against South Africa after fracturing her right toe. A BCCI spokesperson confirmed that she had picked up the injury at a practice session following reports that said she was struck by a ball while batting in the
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3:00 AM ET India shot through South Africa on the final day, taking seven wickets in the first session before going on to win by 203 runs, their third consecutive Test win by a margin of greater than 200 runs. Mohammed Shami was central to the collapse, accounting for Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis and
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4:54 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Hardik Pandya has undergone a surgery, most likely on his back, this week. The surgery is understood to have taken place in the United Kingdom, with Hardik putting out an Instagram post on Saturday calling it a “successful” one. Incidentally, the BCCI has not made public information about the nature
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1:55 PM ET At most times, R Ashwin isn’t hugely expressive on the cricket field. He usually wears a frown of concentration at the top of his bowling mark, and mutters something to himself just before he begins his run-up. That in-his-own-space intensity is all you see at most times, but when he takes a
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12:11 PM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Close News editor, ESPNcricinfo Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Harbhajan Singh is the solitary Indian player to enter the draft for the inaugural season of The Hundred, which starts in July 2020. Harbhajan,
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