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Virat Kohli steps down as India’s cricket Test captain

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has announced he will step down as the country's Test captain, following a series defeat against South Africa. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, the batsman said his se...

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...

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

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Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 59, Indian broadcaster Star India confirmed in a statement on Thursday. Jones, considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of his gener...

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...

Virat Kohli put the birth of his first child before cricket. That sends a strong message to Indian men about fatherhood

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New Delhi In 2015, India's then cricket captain MS Dhoni discovered he had become a father for the first time -- via text message. Dhoni had skipped the birth of his daughter to compete in the World Cup in Australia,...

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....

India cricket captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma announce arrival of baby girl

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, announced on Monday the arrival of their first child. "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this...

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...

‘The Masked Dancer’ reveals the celebrity hiding under Cricket

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Singer Brian McKnight was revealed to be the person who has been performing under the Cricket costume on Wednesday's "The Masked Dancer." After dancing to Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It," he was unmasked fo...

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 ...

‘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. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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