Cricket Today: India take number one
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What’s on the site
India returned to the number one ranking in ODI cricket following the release of the latest ICC rankings in the format.
Virat Kohli hailed his team’s performance in Port Elizabeth as perfect.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson meanwhile feels the Proteas will be stronger for having had the experience of being beaten by India.
Javon Searles is looking forward to working with ‘Uncle Jacques Kallis” at KKR.
What’s in the news
Kagiso Rabada has been handed a fine for his send-off of Shikhar Dhawan during the fifth ODI at St George’s Park.
Ben Stokes will not automatically slot back into the England XI according to Trevor Bayliss.
Mirpur was rated ‘below average’ by the ICC for the pitch presented for the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Aussie Dan Worrall has signed on for a stint at Gloucestershire in the 2018 County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup.
What’s on social media
A look back at the West Indies very first ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph…
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 14, 2018
The ICC had a go at doing to Valentine’s day what they have done to cricket
On #ValentinesDay, we want to hear your cricket-themed love songs and lyrics! ❤️🎶
We’ll start you off with a couple…
— ICC (@ICC) February 14, 2018
Happy V-day lovers…
Garbage = ❤️
— Oscar the Grouch (@OscarTheGrouch) February 14, 2018
What’s on TV
Friday 16th February
New Zealand 06:00 Australia
Tri-Series in Australia/New Zealand 2018, Sky Sports Cricket (05:30), Sky Sports Main Event (05:30)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (11:30)
Michael Vaughan apologises for hurt Azeem Rafiq has gone through in racism case
Vaughan has been taken off the BBC’s Ashes coverage amid the racism claims.
On this day: Australia batter Phillip Hughes dies at age of 25 after being struck by ball
Hughes died from a brain haemorrhage after being hit by a ball while batting two days previously.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day two – Scorecard
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First Test: India vs New Zealand – Day three – Scorecard
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West Indies to blood young stars on white ball tour of Pakistan
Allrounder Odean Smith is among the uncapped players in the squad.
ECB chief Tom Harrison: Cricket must look at alcohol culture
The ECB released details of the game-wide action plan to tackle racism and discrimination in the sport on Friday.
ECB unveils action plan to tackle discrimination, what is next for cricket?
The game-wide response to racism was finally published on Friday after two delays this week.
The Netherlands set to abandon South Africa tour after washed out ODI
The Netherlands will be cutting their tour short having played just one abandoned match.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das keep Bangladesh in fight against Pakistan
Bangladesh fought back thanks to Liton Das and Mushfiqur.
English cricket boss says ‘earthquake’ has hit the game after racism revelations
The ECB published a 12-point, game-wide action plan on Friday to tackle racism and all forms of discrimination in the game.