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Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Ignore cricketers. Listen to, er... a comedian

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County cricket 2011: Ten to watch

After a winter packed with international action, County Cricket returns for another season.

Kiwi takes five wickets in an over

Neil Wagner became only the fifth player in first-class cricket history to take five wickets in an over when he recorded the feat playing for Otago in New Zealand yesterday.

Cricket World Cup: Team of the tournament

With the Cricket World Cup now at an end, we select our team of the tournament.

Reaction to Ricky Ponting's resignation as Australia captain

Former Australia captain Allan Border today led the tributes to departing skipper Ricky Ponting and endorsed his decision to play on.

Fred Titmus: Cricketer whose shrewd off-spin and highly effective batting kept him playing the game across five decades

It was Fred Titmus's simple belief, both in his long career as a professional cricketer and later in a spell as an England selector, that the statistics of the game do not lie. "If you've got it, you'll get runs (or wickets)," he would say. "If you ain't, you won't." By such a measure Titmus certainly had it. He did the classic double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season eight times, a figure bettered by only four men, and his 2,830 wickets place him in the all-time top 10 of bowlers.

Night Stalker lived double life

Just hours after his reign of terror came to an end, Night Stalker Delroy Grant joked that police should not bother taking his fingerprints as he "always wore gloves".

Angus Fraser: Titmus's remarkable longevity just part of his gift to the game

One of cricket's greats, the Middlesex and England all-rounder, whose career spanned five decades, passed away yesterday

Former England cricketer Fred Titmus has died

Former England off-spinner Fred Titmus has died following a long illness, Middlesex announced today. He was 78.

Cricket World Cup: Highlights so far...

The group stages of the 2011 Cricket World Cup are over and we'll soon be moving into the business end of the tournament.

Pakistani cricketers in court over 'cheating'

Three Pakistani cricketers and a sports agent at the centre of match-fixing allegations were bailed today.

Leading article: Long innings

In the days when the England cricket team travelled to Australia by boat they were often away from these shores for six months – three of them spent at sea. We look back on these immensely long tours of duty with a mixture of incredulity and pity, in the sure knowledge that no modern-day cricketer would have such an obligation placed on him.

Peterson outguns the Little Master

India 296 South Africa 300-7 (South Africa win by 3 wkts)

Australia to consult former captains over poor Test form

Cricket Australia have turned to three of the country's greatest captains to find why the fortunes of the Test team are in decline.

India beat the Netherlands by five wickets

India today became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a five-wicket win over Holland in Delhi.

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