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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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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'...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

‘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. ...

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...

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