Sydney, Feb. 10 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has settled dispute with Australian cricketer Shane Watson , who condemned the former over his infamous `sexist` comments on female reporter, as the duo is preparing to play together for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bhubaneswar, Feb. 10 : Amidst speculation that Pakistan may pull out of the upcoming World T20 tournament in India over security concerns, BCCI honorary secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday insisted that the country's cricket board would organize the event in the best possible manner and provide adequate security to all the teams.
Johannesburg, Feb. 10 : South African skipper AB de Villiers has praised his side's attitude and hunger that led to their seven-wicket victory in the third ODI of the five-match series against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Pretoria.
Jubilant with the result, the 31-year-old insisted that it was a good solid performance by the team as they were desperate to get the result, Sport24 reported.
De Villiers stressed that the team had shown a lot of energy on the field, adding that he hopes there were much more good stuff to come in future.
Pune - The defeat to a depleted Sri Lanka in the first T20 international was a good wake-up call for the Indians, according to former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who said the batsmen should have shown more respect given that the Lankan pace trio was an unknown proposition.
Put into bat, India were off to a disastrous start losing two wickets in the first over itself, eventually getting bowled out for 101.
Johannesburg, Feb. 10 : West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has declined to accept his cricket board's demand to agree financial terms if the players want to represent the country in the upcoming World T20.
West Indies cricket Board ( WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead insisted that the board is committed to play in the T20 pinnacle event, but added that it was necessary for the players to sign the contract, Sport24 reported.
Kingston : A contract row threatened West Indies' participation in the upcoming World T20 in India with the head of the region's cricket board saying the players will be thrown off the squad for the big-ticket event if they do not agree to the financial terms by Sunday's deadline.
The West Indies Cricket Board made its stand clear after an upset 15-man squad rejected the contract offered by WICB.
Speaking to a Jamaican radio channel 'Hitz 92fm', WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead was in no mood to back off from the board's stand.
Melbourne, Feb. 10 : Australian fast bowler John Hastings has lashed out at New Zealand for their delayed appeal that led to Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal during the final ODI of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series.
A heated argument took place between both sides when Marsh was dismissed bizarrely after big screen replays showed him jamming a Matt Henry delivery onto his foot then back to the bowler.
Centurion, Feb. 10 : South Africa openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla scored brilliant centuries as the hosts secured a comfortable seven-wicket win over England in the third ODI of the five-match series here at Super Sport Park.
De Kock smashed sixteen boundaries and four sixes, as he made 135 off just 117 balls in his side's chase of a daunting 319-run target.
De Kock was well supported by Amla (127 off 130 balls) as the duo shared an opening stand of 239 runs to provide an initial thrust to the hosts.
London, Feb. 10 : Angelo Ogbonna struck a match-winning goal in the extra time to help West Ham secure a dramatic 2-1 win over Liverpool to enter the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Boleyn Ground.
Midfielder Michail Antonio netted a goal in the half-time to put his side in lead before Liverpool midfielder Phillippe Coutinho equalized the score by striking a free kick just three minutes later, the Guardian reported.
Johannesburg, Feb. 10 : Former South Africa spinner Pat Symcox has slammed his country's present state of affairs in cricket.
The current state of South African cricket seems to be in trouble as the national team are struggling against England and the Under-
19 team are suffering a humiliating defeats in World Cup in Bangladesh.
Expressing his disappointment about the same on Facebook, the 55-year-old wrote that it was quite frustrating to see the U-19 team losing the match against Zimbabwe, Nambia and Bangladesh.
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