DHARAMSALA, India, (Reuters) – India risk missing the inspiring presence of skipper Virat Kohli in the fourth and final test against Australia with the 28-year-old saying he would play only if he is 100 percent fit after sustaining a shoulder injury in the previous match in Ranchi.
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was still mulling over the make-up of his side ahead of Saturday’s third test against South Africa with the Seddon Park wicket proving difficult to pin down.
DHARAMSALA, India, (Reuters) – Shashank Manohar has deferred his resignation as chairman of the International Cricket Council and will continue in the post until administrative reforms of the governing body is complete, the ICC said yesterday.
-Brathwaite, Hope hit 100s
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his 18th first class hundred to surpass 7 000 first class runs as Barbados Pride dominated leaders Guyana Jaguars on the opening day of their eighth round game here Thursday.
Following a series of qualifiers, the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) named 12 athletes to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the Flow CARIFTA Games in Curacao and the AAG’s President, Aubrey Hutson is “very optimistic” of numerous athletes returning with precious metal.
With less than five days remaining before Guyana battles CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifier Martinique, on March 28th at the MSC ground in Linden, the Guyana Football Federation has shortlisted a 30 man provisional squad featuring 13 foreign based players.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC — West Indies batting coach Toby Radford said Thursday the regional side would try to make home advantage count in the upcoming Twenty20 series against Pakistan, as they attempted to make amends for their dismal showing last September.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,CMC — Even though Trinidad and Tobago are eyeing wins in both upcoming World Cup qualifiers in the space of five days, midfielder Kevan George said they will be fully concentrated on the first assignment against Panama today.
BENGALURU, (Reuters) – India have called up uncapped batsman Shreyas Iyer for the fourth and final test against Australia as cover for captain Virat Kohli who has not recovered fully from a shoulder injury.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – With India and Australia clashing in a winner-takes-all finale to an enthralling series, the picturesque town of Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills could hardly have asked for a better debut as a test venue.
South Africa’s de Kock doubtful
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is a doubt for this week’s third and final test against New Zealand after he suffered a finger injury during the eight-wicket victory over the hosts last week.
-records 35th triple-double of the season
Thunder 122, 76ers 97
(The Sports Xchange) Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.