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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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,...

Shane Warne: Australian cricket great dies of suspected heart attack aged 52

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Australian cricketer Shane Warne, considered one of the greatest players in history of the sport, has died at the age of 52, his management company confirmed to CNN on Friday. "It is with great sadness we advise tha...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Former Australian cricket icon Andrew Symonds dies at the age of 46

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Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died at the age of 46, Cricket Australia announced Sunday. Queensland Police say they are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, about 50 kilometer...

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