Root happy to rely on old friend Stokes

Leeds, Feb 19 (AFP) When Joe Root leads England out for the first time as Test captain he will be able to turn to a familiar face in Ben Stokes.

Yorkshire batsman Root first came across Stokes in an Under-12s tournament when the all-rounder was representing Cumbria.

Stokes…

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Wade, Marsh hit fifties as Australia reach 436/6 at lunch

Mumbai, Feb 18 (PTI) Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade completed individual half-centuries as Australia added another 100 plus runs against India A reaching a commendable 436 for 6 at lunch, on the second day of the warm-up game.

Marsh was unbeaten on 64 off 135 balls in company…

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Rai tight-lipped after BCCI's COA meet

New Delhi, Feb 18: Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, who heads the Supreme Court-appointed BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA), refused to reveal the details of the panel’s almost six-hour-long meeting which took place here on Friday.

Rai, who pledged to bring cricket…

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No tax evasion, Telangana govt gave Rs 1 cr as incentive: Sania

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (PTI) Tennis star Sania Mirza, who was summoned in connection with an alleged case of non-payment of Service Tax, has denied any tax evasion.

In response to the summons issued to the tennis star on February 6, her Chartered Accountant appeared on her behalf before the…

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Rai-led panel pledges to bring 'undiluted' cricket to fans

New Delhi, Feb 16: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who heads the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) of the BCCI, said on Thursday that the new panel is committed to bring cricket to the doorsteps of the fans in its “undiluted form”.

Rai, who along with…

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