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Cricket-Rossouw gets South Africa test call-up

CAPE TOWN, Dec 21 - South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.

Cricket-Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup

KARACHI, Dec 21 - Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

12:17pm GMT

Cricket-Australia captain Smith fined for slow over rate

Dec 21 - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.

10:59am GMT

Cricket-No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking

Dec 21 - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.

7:26am GMT

Cricket-West Indies add Deonarine to test squad in South Africa

PRETORIA, Dec 21 - Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced.

5:56am GMT

Cricket-Australia call up uncapped Burns for Boxing Day test

SYDNEY, Dec 21 - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of this week's third test against India in Melbourne with uncapped batsman Joe Burns coming into the 13-man squad to replace him.

3:53am GMT

Cricket-India's new vintage nearly ready, says Dhoni

SYDNEY, Dec 21 - It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage.

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Cricket-McCullum to revert to middle order in Sri Lanka series

WELLINGTON, Dec 21 - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will drop back down the order for the test series against Sri Lanka despite scoring a double century as an opener against Pakistan last month.

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Soccer-Atletico de Kolkata win inaugural ISL title

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 - Atletico de Kolkata were crowned the winners of the inaugural Indian Super League on Saturday after beating Kerala Blasters 1-0 in a final featuring two teams owned by former India cricket captains.

20 Dec 2014

Cricket-Steyn's love of test arena fuels lust for wickets

PRETORIA, Dec 20 - There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one.

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