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    NZ beat Sri Lanka for the first time in 14 years
    New Zealand rewrote 14 years of miserable history and won their first Test in Sri Lanka since 1998, with a comfortable 167-run victory at Colombo on Thursday.In doing so the Black Caps ended a five-Test losing slump for 2012 that had included a 10-wicket humbling by their hosts in the previous Test... view

    Flintoff ready for boxing debut
    Former England cricketing hero and Wormer Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is prepared to step into a sporting arena once more today, but this time it won't be Lord's or the SCG and it he won't be having to deal with legspin but a left hook as he takes on his first professional boxing bout at Manchester A... view

    Ricky Ponting announces retirement
    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced that he will retire from international cricket following the third and final Test against South Africa.Second only to Indian great Sachin Tendulkar in terms of the number of Test runs scored, Ponting, 37, will play his 168th and final Test game i... view

    New ODI rules bad for spin says Windies skipper
    Darren Sammy, captain of the West Indies, has spoken out against the fielding amendments, claiming they will adversely effect spin bowlers, although he contended the move will not just effect spin-heavy Asian sides. Under the new rules implemented for one day international games, a maximum of four... view

    King of Spain to become England ODI boss
    Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles has left his position at The Bears to take on the role of England one-day international and Twenty20 head coach.The move has been made to streamline the national side and reduce the pressure on Andy Flower, who will retain his position as team director... view

    England name squads for India T20s & ODIs
    Ravi Bopara has been dropped from England's short format sides, after the T20 and ODI squads to face India were announced today.Kevin Pietersen has been included in the one-day squad for the series of matches in January signalling his complete reintegration into the national side, although he will... view

    Hants sign Aus T20 Captain George Bailey
    Hampshire have confirmed the signing of Australia's Twenty20 Captain George Bailey as their overseas player for next season. The 30-year-old batsman, who will be available for all formats for the south coast county club, has tasted the English domestic game before, having played with the Scottis... view

    Cook defends Pietersen from critics
    England captain Alastair Cook has fired back at Kevin Pietersen's critics and suggested he will make doubters eat their words.The Three Lions badly need Pietersen to start firing, as their middle order have struggled in recent times and the side are on the verge of equalling their worst year in Tes... view

    Australian star banned for trashing changing rooms
    Australia's Dan Christian has been banned by the South African Cricket Association after smashing up a dressing room for the third time this season.The 29-year-old, who has previously played for Hampshire, is currently playing for the West End Redbacks has damaged facilities during first-class matc... view

    Trescothick to end career with Somerset
    Somerset's iconic batsman Marcus Trescothick is determined to play into his fifth decade and, at 37, has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the West Country side to effectively end his career with the county. Trescothick told the county's website: "It's always nice to sign a new... view

    Usain Bolt to turn to cricket after 2016 Olympics?
    Cricket fans with a taste for the novel will have to put the sight of seeing the world's fastest man striding out to the crease on hold, as Usain Bolt will focus on sprinting until after the 2016 Olympics.However, there is hope; Bolt's agent Ricky Simms has not ruled out the Jamaican sensation pick... view

    Botham and Broad in Twitter handbags
    The England cricket twittersphere blew up with a war of words exchanged between England stars past and present, as bowler Stuart Broad and legend-turned-pundit Ian Botham got in a spat after India's crushing win in the first Test in Ahmedabad.Broad, 26, took to his Twitter to apologise for England'... view

    Yuvi returns to Test side after cancer battle
    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has made a fairytale return to the national Test side, with the announcement that after a year out with cancer, Singh has been selected in the squad to face England starting November 15.Singh last played Test cricket in November 2011 at home against the West Indi... view

    Shane Watson ruled out of Aus-SA Opener
    All-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of the first Test match of the series versus South Africa that beings on 9 November in Brisbane, due to a calf injury."Shane Watson won't play the first Test match. He did an assessment this morning. We've ruled him out," Australia's coach Mickey Arthur s... view

    Wormer signs new Bears contract
    Warwickshire's Woodworm-sponsored fast bowler Tom Milnes has committed himself to the 2012 County Champions for a further three years.Twenty-year-old Milnes  signed his first professional contract prior to the 2011 season, making his County debut earlier in the 2012 season against Durham. Miln... view

    Surrey sign South Africa skipper Smith
    Surrey have swiftly compensated for the loss of captain Rory Hamilton-Brown with the marquee signing of South Africa's Test skipper Graeme Smith to a three year contract.The leader of the world's No1 ranked Test side will become Surrey's club captain starting from summer 2013. Not only does the 31... view

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