Kyle Hope, Ambris earn maiden ODI call-ups

Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris have earned call-ups to West Indies’ one-day international squad for the final three ODIs of their ongoing home series against India. The duo came in at the expense of Jonathan Carter and Kesrick Williams in Cricket West Indies’ 13-man squad named on Tuesday West Indies squad Jason Holder (capt), Sunil…

Lasith Malinga fined for outburst

Sri Lanka Cricket found Lasith Malinga to have breached his contract and fined him half of his match fee on Tuesday (June 26) after he criticised Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. In response to the minister’s criticism that Sri Lanka’s bowlers were unfit, Malinga had lashed out at him and had called him a ‘monkey’. “I…

Afghanistan, Ireland get Test status

Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC, meaning they have become cricket’s 11th and 12th Test-playing nations. This was signed off on by the ICC Board in London on Thursday, during the ICC’s AGM. Afghanistan and Ireland’s boards had applied to the ICC to have their status upgraded from Associates,…

Anil Kumble steps down as India head coach

Anil Kumble has stepped down as head coach of India’s men’s team ahead of the forthcoming limited-overs series against West Indies. It is learnt that Kumble, whose one-year contract expired on Sunday (June 18) at the end of the Champions Trophy, opted against a contract extension despite having been given that option. With Kumble’s contract…