Cricket-Revenue share is 'starving' grassroots - Cricket Australia

SYDNEY, May 27 Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland believes the revenue-share model which the body is trying to dump in its ongoing pay negotiations with players is "starving" the grassroots of the game of funding.

Cricket-Stokes fit to play in second ODI against South Africa

LONDON, May 26 Ben Stokes was passed fit to take his place for England in Saturday’s second one-day international against South Africa in Southampton after suffering a knee injury in the series opener.

Cricket World Cup, 26 May 2017

Cricket-Moeen seeks improvement for more sixes at seven

LONDON, May 26 The balance of the England's one-day team means Moeen Ali is required to bat at number seven and the bearded all-rounder, who prefers to ply his trade earlier in the innings, is working hard to hone his skills at a tricky position in the order.

Cricket World Cup, 26 May 2017

Cricket-NZ captain says no room for error in Champions Trophy

May 25 New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson said the squad he will lead into June's Champions Trophy should be in good form given plenty of recent preparations but admits that is no guarantee for success when it comes to one-off clashes.

Cricket World Cup, 26 May 2017

Cricket-Sri Lanka relishing underdog status at Champions Trophy - Mathews

May 25 Sri Lanka will start next month's Champions Trophy as underdogs but are confident they have the quality to compete for the title, captain Angelo Mathews said on Thursday.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 2017

Cricket-Champions Trophy success hinges on execution for India's Kohli

May 25 India will benefit from a fitter, more mature squad when they begin their defence of the Champions Trophy next month, but the team have little room for error because of the tournament's short format, skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 2017

REFILE-Cricket-India advertise for new coach despite Kumble success

NEW DELHI, May 25 The Indian cricket board (BCCI) invited applications for the head coach's role on Thursday but will also consider a contract extension for incumbent Anil Kumble.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 2017

Cricket-Australia captain Smith plays down talk of Ashes strike

MELBOURNE, May 25 Australia captain Steve Smith has played down a tense stand-off in pay negotiations between the players' union and the national cricket board, saying his team is highly motivated to cut a deal and play the Ashes against England.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 2017

Cricket-Morgan plays down Stokes fears, happy with own form

LONDON, May 25 England captain Eoin Morgan has played down injury concerns for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who left field with a sore knee during Wednesday's comprehensive victory over South Africa.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 2017

Cricket-Bracewell blames pet parrot's demise for drink-driving

WELLINGTON, May 25 New Zealand cricketer Doug Bracewell has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service for a third drink-driving offence after blaming the killing of a pet cockatoo by dogs for his decision to drive home drunk from a function.

Cricket World Cup, 25 May 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.