McMillan to quit as Black Caps batting coach after World Cup

Wellington, Feb 11 (AFP) Former international Craig McMillan announced Monday he will step down as New Zealand batting coach after this year’s World Cup in England and Wales.

McMillan said the conclusion of the showpiece tournament was the right time to move on after five years in the job…

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Australia can defend World Cup title: Ponting

Melbourne Feb 10:  Former captain Ricky Ponting on Sunday said Australia can defend the World Cup which begins later this year in England.

“Absolutely,” Ponting was quoted as saying by the ICC on Sunday when asked if he thought Australia could defend their title. 

Ponting, who is also Australia’s…

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Valiant Vidarbha defend crown

Nagpur PTI Feb 8:  Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.

Vidarbha needed five wickets to defend their title while Saurashtra, in a chase of 206, were left…

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Ronaldo effect: Chinese fans Real Madrid for Juventus

Shanghai, Feb 5 (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid has seen Juventus’s popularity rocket in China, up nearly 70 percent by one measure, as top European clubs vie for supremacy in the Asian country.

The Portuguese forward has made his presence felt on the pitch, netting 17…

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Akshay, Aditya put Vidarbha on top

 Nagpur Feb 5: Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate scalped the prize wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in a game-changing spell to complement a splendid rearguard action that put defending champions Vidarbha on top in the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra at VCA stadium on Monday.

After a depressing Sunday, it…

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