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2:47 AM GMT Fielding at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium can be tricky in the evening because of the floodlights, which are lower than at most other grounds. In the IPL, this venue, home of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has seen a catch conversion rate of only 70%. India’s fielders also found it difficult in the T20I
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The Vidarbha players pose with the trophy © PTI Into its 86th year, the biggest first-class competition in the world – the Ranji Trophy – gets bigger with a 38th team, Chandigarh, added to the roster for the 2019-20 season. Like every year, it gives around 800 hopefuls a platform to establish themselves. Players aside,
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11:25 AM GMT Just a day after Karnataka State Cricket Association president Roger Binny said his administration was striving to keep cricket “clean”, a senior official of the state’s managing committee has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into corruption in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL). Sudhindra Shinde, a former Karnataka player, was
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4:37 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Priyam Garg will look to join a select list of India Under-19 World Cup-winning captains consisting of Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw when he leads the team at the 2020 edition in South Africa in January-February. Uttar Pradesh’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel has been named his deputy.
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12:02 PM GMT Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai To avoid being held in contempt of court, the BCCI has decided to wait for the Supreme Court of India’s approval before carrying out sweeping changes to its constitution, which would result in significantly rolling back the Lodha Committee’s reforms. The court is likely to hear the matter
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7:39 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Virat Kohli‘s India have blown away oppositions at home – just ask South Africa and Bangladesh who were at the receiving end recently. And armed with an incredible bowling attack, they’ve also established their dominance overseas, including winning a historic Test series in Australia in January earlier this year. So,
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2:59 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni has added to the speculation around his future with an intriguing comment on Wednesday. At an event in Mumbai, Dhoni was asked by a reporter about everyone speaking about his future plans barring himself. Dhoni’s response was brief: “January tak mat poocho (don’t ask until January).” Dhoni did
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7:40 AM GMT Shashank Kishore A week after being left out of India’s T20I squad without playing a game against Bangladesh, Sanju Samson has been called in again as an injury replacement for regular opener Shikhar Dhawan for the three T20Is against West Indies starting on December 6. Dhawan injured his left leg, which the
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4:28 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MSK Prasad, in all likelihood India’s outgoing chief selector, has hinted that “constitutional changes” within the board might have diminished the travelling selector’s role in a few contentious selection calls in overseas Tests. Prasad was specifically asked if he was involved in the dropping of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara
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© AFP India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, has suggested that Test cricket is alive and that the ongoing day-night match against Bangladesh will put the longest format in good stead. Eden Gardens is purportedly sold out till the fourth day, and although the game looks unlikely to stretch that long, the more than 40,000-strong attendance
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