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Cook steps down as England's test captain

Alastair Cook, who led England in more tests than any other captain, resigned from the role on Monday saying it was the right time for him to quit. The 32-year-old Cook, who led his country in 59 tests, had been debating his position since England’s chastening 4-0 loss in a ...

India's Ashwin grabs top ICC honors

Dec 22, 2016

India's Ashwin grabs top ICC honors

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named the International Cricket Council’s Cricketer of the Year on Thursday for taking 48 wickets and scoring 336 runs in eight tests during the voting period. The 30-year-old Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked test bowler, became the third Indian to ...

Dec 21, 2016

England's Cook dismisses captaincy talk after India mauling

England’s Alastair Cook Tuesday dismissed talk about the future of his captaincy after his team’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of India, saying it was not the right time to make such decisions. Cook’s side dramatically collapsed in the final session of day five ...

India routs England after Root, Hameed defiance

Nov 29, 2016

India routs England after Root, Hameed defiance

Joe Root’s determination and Haseem Hameed’s grit were not enough for England as India won the third test by eight wickets inside four days to go 2-0 up in the five-match series on Tuesday. Playing his first test in eight years, Parthiv Patel smashed ...

Nov 22, 2016

Color-blind Wade ready for pink ball

Australia’s color-blind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade insists he will cope in this week’s day-night Test against South Africa despite having difficulty in picking up the pink ball under lights. The Victorian gloveman has been recalled at the expense of Peter Nevill among a raft of ...

Jul 23, 2016

India's Kohli posts first double century

Virat Kohli made history by scoring his maiden test double century as India played its their way into a virtually unbeatable position on the second day of the first test against West Indies on Friday. Captain Kohli became the first Indian to post a ...

Jul 10, 2016

Wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler breaks thumb

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a fractured thumb, his county side Lancashire said on Sunday. It is not known how long Buttler will be out of action, but having been overlooked by England for the ...

Jun 24, 2016

Compton given break from cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board says struggling batsman Nick Compton is being given a break from the sport after being challenged “physically and mentally.” Compton, who turns 33 on Sunday, amassed only 51 runs in three recent tests against Sri Lanka and his ...

Cook reaches 10,000-run milestone

May 31, 2016

Cook reaches 10,000-run milestone

Alastair Cook became the first Englishman to reach 10,000 test runs before leading his team to an emphatic nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second test on Monday to wrap up the series. Cook scored 47 not out as England eased to its ...

May 21, 2016

Anderson, Bairstow propel dominant England past Sri Lanka

Jimmy Anderson put on a swing-bowling clinic after Jonny Bairstow struck his second test century to leave England in complete control of the first test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. Playing on his home ground, wicketkeeper Bairstow hit 140 — 10 short ...

May 12, 2016

Manohar becomes first independent chairman of ICC

India’s Shashank Manohar was elected as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council on Thursday. Manohar was elected unopposed, bringing an early end to the election process that was to culminate on May 23. The 58-year-old Manohar was previously the chairman of ...

May 12, 2016

Voice of cricket Cozier dies at 75

Tony Cozier, the commentator and writer regarded as the voice of cricket in the West Indies, has died. He was 75. The West Indies Cricket Board said Cozier died in his native Barbados on Wednesday, without giving further detail. Cozier covered cricket for more ...