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BCCI may ask ICC to ban Pak from WC

BCCI may ask ICC to ban Pak from WC

Vinod Rai has reportedly asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul Johri, to request the ICC to keep Pakistan out of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. As per an India Today report, in an internal communication to the BCCI, Rai asked Johri that the letter to convey India's mood that it is not in a mood to engage in any cricket with Pakistan.

Morgan praises Root, Roy stand

Morgan praises Root, Roy stand

Joe Root and Jason Roy's partnership pleased England captain Eoin Morgan after a win over West Indies. Roy (123) and Root (102) scored centuries as England reached their target of 361 with eight balls remaining to seal a six-wicket victory in the first ODI. It was the nation's biggest successful run chase in ODIs.

Mitchell Marsh undergoes surgery

Mitchell Marsh undergoes surgery

Mitch Marsh's miserable summer has got worse with the all-rounder needing surgery following a blow to the groin in training, officials said. The 27-year-old, who has been dropped from the Australian Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams, was struck during a net session in Perth ahead of Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales.

Schwartzman the latest seed to fall in Rio

Schwartzman the latest seed to fall in Rio

Only one seed remains at the Rio Open after Diego Schwartzman exited in the first round. Schwartzman trailed his first-round clash against 2016 champion Pablo Cuevas 6-1 4-1 when the Argentine fourth seed retired due to a leg injury. Of the eight seeds, only one - Joao Sousa - managed to reach the second round, with Dominic Thiem among the casualties.

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