Cricket-New captain Root can draw on team mates' experience - Bairstow

June 29 Joe Root can count on the experience of several of his team mates as he embarks on his journey as England's test captain, stumper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has said ahead of the home series against South Africa.

Cricket-Australia braces for turmoil as pay dispute rages on

MELBOURNE, June 29 A bitter pay dispute between Australia's cricketers and the national board appears set to remain unresolved by a Friday deadline, leaving more than 200 players unemployed and upcoming series against Bangladesh and England in jeopardy.

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Cricket-South Africa's Elgar looks for new energy with the red ball

June 28 South Africa's stand-in captain Dean Elgar says their three-day warm-up fixture against England Lions that starts on Thursday is a chance to build vital momentum and confidence ahead of the four-match test series next month.

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Cricket-Sri Lanka's Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

COLOMBO, June 28 Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has received a suspended one-year ban after pleading guilty to comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the country's cricket board has said.

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Cricket-Chinese phone-maker Vivo retains IPL title sponsorship

MUMBAI, June 27 Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo has bid 21.99 billion rupees ($341.1 million) to retain the title sponsorship of cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament for the next five years, the country's board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

Cricket World Cup, 27 Jun 2017

Cricket-Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry - Sri Lanka board

MUMBAI, June 27 Fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry by Sri Lanka Cricket for comments he made to the media in breach of his contract, the board announced on Tuesday.

Cricket World Cup, 27 Jun 2017

Cricket-Unemployment looms for Australia's cricketers - union

MELBOURNE, June 27 More than 200 of Australia's top cricketers face unemployment within days, with a bitter pay dispute "extremely" unlikely to be resolved by a deadline on Friday, players' union boss Greg Dyer has said.

Cricket World Cup, 27 Jun 2017

Cricket-English County Championship gears up for day-night games

June 26 Nine day-night English County Championship matches start on Monday in a bid to help England players adapt to the conditions ahead of their first floodlit test match against West Indies in August.

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Cricket-South Africa name three uncapped players for England series

LONDON, June 26 South Africa have named three uncapped players in their squad for the four-match test series against England next month, including in-form opener Heino Kuhn.

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Cricket-England's Morgan defends skipping series decider

June 26 England's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has defended missing Sunday's series-deciding Twenty 20 international with South Africa, saying he had wanted to give younger players the chance to get some minutes on the pitch.

Cricket World Cup, 26 Jun 2017

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.