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January 12, 2019 4:48 PM Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India's cricket board (the BCCI) after comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. Pandya has since apologised, saying he "got carried away with the show". The BCCI said "an enquiry 201

January 9, 2019 2:21 PM Alex Hepburn trial: Cricketer in tears as he denies raping woman in teammate's bed

Ex-Worcestershire star Alex Hepburn breaks down in court as he tells jurors the alleged victim "enjoyed" having sex with him. Ex-Worcestershire star Alex Hepburn denies attacking the alleged victim after she had sex with England Lions batsman Joe Clarke following a night out in April 2017. Jurors have heard the woman - who cannot be named - believed 175

December 30, 2018 11:03 AM Cameron Bancroft makes two on Big Bash return after ban for ball-tampering

Cameron Bancroft made only two on his return from a nine-month ban for ball-tampering as Perth Scorchers lost to Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash. The 26-year-old Australia batsman, whose ban ended on Saturday, lasted only three deliveries in the Scorchers' 107-8 in Launceston. Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball against 104

December 29, 2018 12:55 PM Ruth Strauss dies aged 46 as a result of rare lung cancer

Ruth Strauss, the wife of former England captain and director of cricket Andrew Strauss, has died at the age of 46 as a result of a rare lung cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in December 2017, and her husband stepped down from his role at the ECB in October after three and a half years. Andrew Strauss said it gave the family "huge comfort" 117

December 22, 2018 10:39 AM Cameron Bancroft: Australia opener almost quit to teach yoga

Australia opener Cameron Bancroft says he almost quit cricket to teach yoga after receiving a nine-month ban for ball-tampering during a Test match. Bancroft, who admitted using sandpaper on the ball in South Africa in March, was banned with Australia captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner. He returns on 30 December, playing for Perth in the Big Bash Twenty 98

December 16, 2018 9:16 PM Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The Welshman was the third British cyclist to win the Tour de France and says he hopes for continued success. Thomas was the first Welshman to win the Tour de France in July, the first Grand Tour success of his 12-year career. He came top in a public vote, edging out Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and England captain Harry Kane. "It's been an amazing 83

December 14, 2018 9:36 AM Ashley Giles set to replace Andrew Strauss as new England director of cricket

Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles is on the verge of replacing Andrew Strauss as England's new director of cricket. The 45-year-old, who is sporting director at Warwickshire, has been identified as the preferred candidate and is finalising contract details. Giles was sacked as England's ODI coach in 2014 despite leading them to a Champions 77

December 8, 2018 9:46 AM Australia v India: Virat Kohli wicket gives hosts hope in Adelaide

India took control of the first Test against Australia with a gritty batting display on the third day in Adelaide. Having taken the last three Australia wickets to bowl out their hosts for 235, India reached 151-3 - off 61 overs - for a second-innings lead of 166. Cheteshwar Pujara batted for almost three hours to finish unbeaten on 40 as India frustrated 69

November 29, 2018 12:38 PM Jofra Archer could play for England next year after ECB changes residency rules

Some overseas cricketers will be eligible to play for England after living in the country for three years under new rules coming in on 1 January. The updated England and Wales Cricket Board rules mean, for example, that Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer will be eligible to play for England next year. Archer was born in Barbados but has an English father 84

November 26, 2018 7:47 AM Commonwealth Games 2022: ICC wants women's T20 at Birmingham Games

Cricket's world governing body has submitted a bid for women's Twenty20 cricket to be included at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will make its presentation - in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - to an assessment panel early next month. "We would like cricket to lead the way in the Commonwealth 71