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Michael Clarke regrets nothing from "Homework-gate" drama

TOM DECENT 10:20pm Australian captain Michael Clarke has spent his off-season reflecting on Australia's meteoric rise to the top of cricket's world rankings and says he does not regret anything from infamous "Homework-gate" scandal in India last year.

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Mahela Jayawardene saves Sri Lanka with unbeaten century

Acknowledgement: Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his century against South Africa.

Abhaya Srivastava 12:47am The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday.

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ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

Australia battles Canada in cricket at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

1:55am Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.

Alastair Cook retains England captaincy for third Test

England's Alastair Cook.

Alastair Cook has been reconfirmed as captain for the third test against India despite England losing seven of its last nine Tests.

James Anderson ICC hearing set for August

England seamer James Anderson is facing a ban of up to four Tests over his clash with India's Ravinda Jadeja at Trent Bridge earlier this month.

Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga out of second Test against South Africa

Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts.

Fast bowler Peter Siddle to chase more pace in bid for Test recall

Peter Siddle: the race for pace.

JESSE HOGAN Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer series against India.

England's cricket demise gets scary

England paceman Stuart Broad walked (from his hotel room) after the haunting.

WILL BRODIE England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

Shaun Marsh hit by injury setback

West Australian Shaun Marsh celebrates his century against NSW at Manuka Oval.

JESSE HOGAN The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery

England must show guts to end this Test match misery

Change needed: Alastair Cook should no longer captain England.

GEOFF BOYCOTT England must show guts to end this misery. They made the wrong choice in Cook and now need top man to be brave enough to force change

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Australia batsman Shaun Marsh suffers another major injury blow

Shaun Marsh.

JESSE HOGAN The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery.

Nasser Hussain says Alastair Cook should step down as England captain

India celebrate the wicket of Ben Stokes.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win.

England's Matt Prior may be finished with Test cricket

Matt Prior is out, and he may not return.

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second test at Lord's.

Ishant Sharma bowls India to victory in second Test as England crumbles

James Anderson is run out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni to give India victory over England in the second Test at Lord's on Monday.

Ishant Sharma claims seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second Test at Lord's.

Alastair Cook fails again as England collapse

England's Alastair Cook.

England captain Alastair Cook's dreadful run of form continued as he was dismissed for just 22 on the fourth day of the second Test against India at Lord's.

Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

Dale Steyn (right) rushes to celebrate with A.B. de Villers (left) after having Lahiru Thirimanne caught in the slips.

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting line-up to seal a 153-run win in the first Test.

Vijay stays defiant as India look to build lead

India's Murali Vijay avoids a bouncer.

Josh Reich A defiant half-century by opener Murali Vijay kept alive India's hopes of setting England a tough fourth-innings chase in a tense second test at Lord's on Saturday.

Alastair Cook must go as England captain

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MICHAEL VAUGHAN There is only one man who knows exactly how Alastair Cook is feeling about the captaincy. It is not Giles Clarke, Paul Downton, Peter Moores or Andy Flower. It is Cook himself.

Sri Lanka eyes Test win over South Africa

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara glances a ball down the legside during his unbeaten knock of 58.

Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka needs another 260 runs with nine wickets in hand to win the first Test against South Africa.

Alastair Cook nears his tipping point

Another failure: Alastair Cook watches the game from the pavilion after being dismissed for 10 on the second day of the Test.

Nick Hoult For the second time in three days Gary Ballance saved Alastair Cook from scrutiny although this time he was proud to play such a role in protecting the England captain.

South Africa's Vernon Philander fined for tampering

Scratch and Lose: Vernon Philander has been fined for ball tampering.

South Africa seam bowler Vernon Philander was fined 75 per cent of his match fee on Friday after being accused of ball tampering during the first Test against Sri Lanka.

England, India finely poised after Gary Ballance ton

Ballancing Act: Gary Ballance celebrates his ton on the second day at Lord's.

England's Gary Ballance scored his second test century as the second test against India sat evenly-poised following a sweltering day's play at Lord's on Friday.

Gary Ballance remains steadfast as England struggles at Lord's

England captain Alastair Cook is caught behind by his Indian counterpart, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on the second day of the second Test at Lord's on Friday.

London Gary Ballance scores his third Test half-century but India remains on top in second Test.

Dale Steyn rips through Sri Lanka's batting in first Test

Dale Steyn sends Lahiru Thirimanne on his way, caught behind by Quinton de Kock.

Galle, Sri Lanka South African fast bowler Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seizes control on the third day of the first Test.

Shane Warne settles differences with England captain Alastair Cook

Nick Hoult Shane Warne and Alastair Cook have settled their differences after a telephone call made by the Australian prior to the start of this series.

Veteran Matt Prior shows his age in England Test against India

Ups and downs: English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been struggling behind the stumps.

Simon Hughes It had been a wretched summer for Matt Prior even before this week. But after a day spent diving, often in vain, to gather England’s scattergun bowling, and in which he missed two decent chances, he cut a sad figure.

Ajinkya Rahane leads India rally to 9-290

Ajinkya Rahane stymied England on day one at Lord's.

Ajinkya Rahane led India's fight back with a superb hundred after they collapsed on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Thursday.

Sri Lankans face fight in first Test against South Africa

Ton up: JP Duminy celebrates his milestone.

Sri Lanka were 0-30 in their first innings at stumps on Thursday's second day of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

CHLOE SALTAU What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

India Anderson complaint smacks of 'Jellybeangate'

India's Ravindra Jadeja.

MICHAEL VAUGHAN Tourists have a history of trying to blow things out of all proportion, just like they did at Trent Bridge in 2007

Pakistan to play Champions T20 in India

The Lahore Lions will compete in the Champions League cricket event, won in 2012 by the Sydney Sixers.

Pakistan will send its domestic Twenty20 champions, the Lahore Lions, to play in the Champions League to be held in India in September, an official said on Wednesday.

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