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6:57 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India women’s stand-in captain for the T20I series, Smriti Mandhana, has urged the domestic players, particularly the batsmen, to step up and play more “fearlessly” to bridge the gap between domestic and international levels. Mandhana’s comments came after India scored a modest 111 for 8 against England in the second
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12:54 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Virat Kohli felt India being reduced to 99 for 4 against Australia was “good for the team” as it allowed their lower-middle order to see off the game. Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni put together an unbroken 141-run stand to secure victory by six wickets. “It was a difficult sort
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3:57 PM ET The ICC is believed to have turned down the BCCI’s proposal for member countries to “sever” ties with other members that harbor terrorism, saying the ICC was not the appropriate forum to take such decisions. The proposal came in a letter sent by the BCCI soon after the terror attack in Pulwama,
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12:41 PM ET Annesha Ghosh in Mumbai India ODI captain Mithali Raj has called for more consistent use of the Decision Review System in the women’s game. Her view comes in the wake of some erroneous umpiring decisions during the three-match ODI series against England, which did not feature DRS. “We would love to have
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8:15 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mumbai back to winning ways Mumbai bounced back from their loss to Railways by squeezing home by eight runs against Saurashtra. This was their fifth win in six games, enough to help them finish in the top two and qualify along with Railways, unbeaten after five games, from Group C.
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  shares Hardik Pandya fields off his own bowling © AFP/Getty With less than 100 days for the World Cup, India’s preparation for the tournament suffered a blow with their main allrounder Hardik Pandya ruled out of entire home series against Australia starting this Sunday. Pandya, the BCCI said, was suffering from “lower back stiffness”
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  shares © AFP Smriti Mandhana is in line to make her captaincy debut when India host England for three T20Is that follow the championship ODIs. The elevation comes after Harmanpreet Kaur, the designated T20I captain, was ruled out of the series because of an ankle injury. The T20I series will be the maiden international
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7:12 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Shreyas Iyer’s 55-ball century Shreyas Iyer continued his rich vein of form, smashing his second hundred in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19. Iyer now has scores of 147, 46 and 103* in the tournament to be the highest run-getter so far. Iyer’s innings meant Mumbai beat Madhya Pradesh by
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5:01 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Justice DK Jain, a retired Supreme Court judge, has been appointed the BCCI’s Ombudsman, the board’s final adjudicating authority under its constitution. The appointment was announced in the Supreme Court on Thursday during a hearing of various issues related to the Justice Lodha recommendations. The post has been vacant since
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8:34 AM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Sidharth Monga In a dramatic and unprecedented move, the BCCI has prepared a draft letter asking the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the upcoming World Cup. ESPNcricinfo understands the letter, which was prepared on Wednesday, will be discussed at a top-level BCCI meeting on Friday and then taken
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9:23 AM ET Another Thursday. Another Supreme Court hearing to hear the longstanding case related to the BCCI. On January 17, the two- judge bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and AM Sapre, deferred the hearing after the amicus curiae in the case, Gopal Subramanium, opted to step down. The court appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha
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  shares Harmanpreet Kaur during a fielding drill © Annesha Ghosh/ESPNcricinfo India women ODI vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against England in Mumbai with an ankle injury. Harmanpreet who trained on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium, missed the practice session on Wednesday. She will be replaced by bowling
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