Rebel league would be tempting, says FICA boss

Chris Barrett 8:48 PM   The head of world cricket's players union believes governing bodies should be "on their toes" about a potential raid on their players by a rebel organisation despite the Indian conglomerate behind plans for a rival league having a poor record in cricket administration.

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Cook's form ominous for Ashes

Michael Vaughan.

Michael Vaughan 11:57 PM   It is no coincidence that England's return to some sort of form has coincided with that of their captain, writes Michael Vaughan.

Pietersen fastest to 1000 runs for Surrey

Reaching a mark: Kevin Pietersen.

5:45 PM   Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder.

Misbah, Younis back for Bangladesh Test

Misbah-ul Haq's return is good news for Pakistan.

5:57 PM   Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan will help them bounce back on their miserable tour of Bangladesh.

Starc stars in Bangalore win

Mitchell Starc poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy in front of fans at Federation Square.

10:21 AM   Australia's World Cup hero continues blistering Indian Premier League return, taking three wickets to help the Royal Challengers Bangalore hand the Delhi Daredevils a 10-wicket thumping.

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Rebel league would be tempting, says FICA boss

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett 8:48 PM   The head of world cricket's players union believes governing bodies should be "on their toes" about a potential raid on their players by a rebel organisation despite the Indian conglomerate behind plans for a rival league having a poor record in cricket administration.

Doran happy to show he can live up to hype

Heading south: Rising star Jake Doran.

Daniel Lane   Sydney Thunder young gun Jake Doran believes his performances for the Australian under-19 cricket team in the recent series against England proved he could play under "stress".

Anderson triggers Windies collapse

The destroyer: James Anderson

England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.

Cricket chiefs fear rebel split on horizon

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett   The mysterious registration of companies in Australia and other Test countries by Indian business giant Essel Group has left cricket authorities wary about what they believe could be plans for a new rebel league or even an extraordinary takeover bid of global cricket.

Samuels gives Stokes a big send-off

West Indies' Marlon Samuels salutes England's Ben Stokes.

West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels provided a new twist to his feud with Ben Stokes when he stood to attention and saluted his English rival off the pitch.

Howard extends Cricket Australia contract

Cricket Australia high-performance manager Pat Howard.

Chris Barrett   While England have sacked their director of cricket as the Ashes approaches, Australia have signed theirs up for another two years

England reach 0-74 after West Indies bowled out for 299

Marlon Samuels

Alastair Cook closed in on becoming England's highest Test run-maker as his team began their pursuit of West Indies' 299 all out on the second day of the second Test in Grenada.

Starc's back as Warner fires in IPL

Mitchell Starc has returned to the bowling crease for the first time since the World Cup final last month.

David Warner has continued his magnificent Indian Premier League form, blasting a superb 91 as his Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 16-run victory in a rain-affected game over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Aussies star in IPL super over win

Mitchell Johnson bowled Shane Watson in the first ball of the super over.

Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Marsh have proved super-over heroes as the Kings XI Punjab stole a nine-run victory from a Shane Watson-inspired Rajasthan Royals in a match dominated by Australia's Test stars.

Samuels holds firm for Windies against England

Marlon Samuels dominated for the West Indies.

Marlon Samuels averted a complete West Indies batting collapse with a classy, unbeaten 94 to lift the home side to 5-188 at stumps on a rain-affected first day of the second Test against England in Grenada on Tuesday.

Finch's hamstring surgery successful

Aaron Finch.

Aaron Finch has undergone successful surgery on his left hamstring after the Australian Twenty20 captain suffered the injury during an Indian Premier League match last week.

ICC clears Hafeez's bowling action

Cleared: Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez.

The International Cricket Council has cleared the bowling action of Pakistani spinner Mohammad Hafeez.

Butt in bid to get spot-fixing ban relaxed

Bid to get ban relaxed: Salman Butt.

Disgraced former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday he was due to appear before the anti-corruption unit of the game's governing body to try to have his spot-fixing ban relaxed.

Pakistan confirm Zimbabwe will tour in May

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Zimbabwe will become the first Test team to visit Pakistan in six years.

Sri Lanka accuse ICC of 'grave disruption'

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Sri Lanka's cricket board has accused the world governing body of "gravely" disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments.

Young Indian cricketer dies after collision

The cricket community has expressed its sadness at the passing of rising young Indian player Ankit Keshri following an on-field collision.

A promising young Indian cricketer died on Monday after an on-field collision with a teammate during a club match in the eastern city of Kolkata, his coach said.

Richie Benaud dead: Condolence book

Richie Benaud in the Channel Nine commentary box.

Former Australian cricket captain and renowned commentator Richie Benaud has died, aged 84.

Cricket great Richie Benaud dead

Richie Benaud at the SCG in 2013

The 84-year-old had been receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer since November.

Richie Benaud dead: why he was always a players' man

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox   Richie Benaud loved to tell the self-deprecating story of being asked, as a famous commentator, whether he ever actually played cricket. A trained journalist and broadcaster – not a celebrity parachuted into the commentary box – Benaud enjoyed an authentic media career. So secure was he in the success of his second life, it amused him to think that time was erasing the memory of his first.

Pietersen 'flattered' by Waugh blast

Flattered: Kevin Pietersen.

Kevin Pietersen has admitted to being "flattered" at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall.

Pietersen falls cheaply in first county outing

Kevin Pietersen drives a ball to the boundary as Glamorgan captain Jaques Rudolph (right) and wicketkeeper Mark Wallace watch.

Kevin Pietersen's latest attempt to force his way back into England reckoning saw him fall cheaply for Surrey on the first day of their County Championship match away to Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday.

Club batsman blasts his way to world record score

Liam Livingstone.

A club batsman in England is believed to have hit the highest individual score ever in a one-day match.

Waugh tells England to forget Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen has moved into the frame for England selection.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has urged England to move on from Kevin Pietersen, believing the controversial batsman no longer merits a place in the side and brings too much baggage as well.

Bangladesh gets first one-day series win over Pakistan

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal celebrates after reaching a century against Pakistan on Sunday.

Tamim Iqbal smashed a second consecutive century to steer Bangladesh to their first ever one-day series win over Pakistan with an emphatic seven-wicket victory in Dhaka on Sunday.

Pakistan paceman Ehsan Adil injured

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Pakistan's cricket team have suffered another injury on their tour of Bangladesh after paceman Ehsan Adil was ruled out due to a hamstring injury, an official said on Saturday.

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Richie Benaud - His life in pictures

Cricket legend Richie Benaud has passed away aged 84.

Vale Richie Benaud

Former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud has died.

Australia's fifth World Cup triumph

Michael Clarke retires as Australia romp home to a seven wicket win over New Zealand.

Final like a 'brothers in the backyard' battle

Dean Jones previews the World Cup final at the MCG.

Australia crush India in World Cup semi

Australia now play New Zealand in the final on Sunday in Melbourne,

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

Century from Rohit Sharma propels India to a 109 run victory.

Diving de Kock's classic catch

South African keeper pulls off a contender for catch of the Cup.

Best World Cup catches so far

The World Cup has only just begun but already there's been some amazing catches.

Gurinder Sandhu's amazing story

Gurinder Sandhu was trained by his dad who'd never played cricket.

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