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Australia Test cricket captain Tim Paine steps down over ​2017 texts sent to female colleague

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Tim Paine has stepped down as Australia's Test cricket captain over an investigation into texts sent to a female colleague in 2017. In a tearful news conference, the 36-year-old Paine said that ​an investigation at ...

Man in India arrested over rape threats to cricket star Virat Kohli’s infant daughter

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested in India for allegedly threatening to rape the infant daughter of the country's cricket captain, Virat Kohli, as team members face a barrage of online abuse following their disapp...

Yorkshire County Cricket Club investigating new allegations of racism

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Former Yorkshire County Cricket Club academy player Irfan Amjad has said in a new interview with the BBC that he was racially abused by a member of staff when he was 16 years old. Speaking to the BBC, Amjad alleges ...

New Zealand cricket match suspended as pitch invaded by bees

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A cricket match in New Zealand was suspended when the pitch was invaded by some unusual visitors: a swarm of bees. Canterbury and Wellington were playing a Plunket Shield match at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Sund...

Yorkshire County Cricket Club chairman resigns and apologizes ‘unreservedly’ to Azeem Rafiq following racism allegations

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The chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club has resigned amid the club's handling of racism and bullying towards former player Azeem Rafiq, the club announced on Friday. Roger Hutton, who joined the Yorkshire boar...

World’s oldest cricket player turns 110: ‘I’ve been so lucky in my life’

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Eileen Ash, a former international cricket player from Norwich, U.K., celebrated her 110th birthday on Monday at the St. John’s House care home.  Ash played cricket for England from 1937 to 1949, according to a blog ...

Pressure mounts on Yorkshire cricket board amid racism outcry

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London The chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Yorkshire CCC) has been summoned to the UK Parliament to answer questions over the club's handling of allegations of "institutional" and "endemic" racism. Forme...

India cricket captain Virat Kohli slams ‘spineless’ trolls after social media abuse targeting team’s bowler

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli has criticized the "spineless people on social media" who attacked the team's bowler Mohammed Shami over his religion following the team's loss to Pakistan in a T20 World Cup match....

Police arrest Kashmiri Muslims for celebrating Pakistan cricket team victory over India

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Indian police have arrested three Kashmiri Muslims for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's win over India in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Police superintendent Vikash Kumar in Agra -- a city in the northern Indian sta...

Cricket swaps ‘batsman’ for gender-neutral ‘batter’ in law amendment

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The laws of cricket have been amended to use the gender-neutral term "batter," rather than "batsman," the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced on Wednesday. The MCC, the guardian of the Laws of the game, said the...

New Zealand pulls out of cricket tour of Pakistan citing security alert

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New Zealand's cricket team is pulling out of its first tour of Pakistan in 18 years following a New Zealand government security alert. New Zealand Cricket said in a statement that "following an escalation in the New...

Afghan Cricket Board calls on Australia not to cancel historic match

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The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) has called on Australia not to cancel an historic test match between the two countries set for Hobart on November 27. Australia, a powerhouse of the sport, has never played a test matc...

Cricket Australia: ‘No alternative’ but to cancel Afghanistan test match following Taliban stance on women’s sport

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Cricket Australia (CA) has said there is "no alternative" but to cancel the proposed Test match against Afghanistan in November, following the Taliban's stance which aims to ban women from playing sport. Australia'...

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar says he’s tested positive for Covid-19

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Legendary Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar has announced he tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet Saturday, Tendulkar -- widely considered the greatest batsman of all time -- said he was experiencing mild s...

In the name of cricket sex, humans need to stop making noise

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We humans tend to spread and frolic about wherever we please, a development that has been found to harm animals' environments and health, and therefore ultimately our own. That may be the effect on crickets because ...

‘Go back to where you came from’: Cricket fan details allegations of racial abuse by staff and supporters

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Krishna Kumar had long dreamed of watching the Indian cricket team play in Australia. But when that dream materialized at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) earlier this month, the experience, he says, was belittling. ...

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