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New offer in pay impasse

Captain Steve Smith and his fellow Australian cricketers have received a revised, increased pay offer from their ...

First movement in pay dispute as Cricket Australia tables increased offer a week before player contracts expire.

Big show, high pressure for Ferns video

Captain Suzie Bates says the White Ferns haven't been issued a social media ban, yet. "Maybe that comes further down the ...

Australia, England the teams for White Ferns to beat, but captain confident they can be a World Cup force.

Bracewell loses NZC contract

Doug Bracewell has missed out on a NZC contract for 2017-18.

Raval, Broom and de Grandhomme in; Bracewell, Craig and the retired Ronchi out of NZ Cricket's top-21.

NZC contracts up for grabs

Jeetan Patel returned to the Black Caps in October in India, and by season's end was the side's premier test spinner.

Contracts set for Raval, Broom, de Grandhomme as Patel, Ronchi call time for Black Caps.

Afghanistan, Ireland elevated

Afghanistan's Shafiqullah hits big at the T20 World Cup in 2016.

Two consistent performers rewarded by the ICC with promotion to test cricket playing status.

Afghanistan, Ireland awarded test status

Afghanistan's players are celebrating after their country and Ireland were awarded full test-playing status.

Test-playing nations rise to 12 with unanimous decision to make countries full ICC members.

19 arrests in Champions Trophy celebrations

Pakistan claimed the Champions Trophy with an 180-run win over India in London.

Shouting "pro-Pakistan and anti-India" slogans during celebrations of Pakistan's Champions Trophy win sees 19 arrested.

Guppy getting a girl

Martin Guptill smashes his baby gender announcement out of the park.

Black Caps opener announces he and wife Laura McGoldrick are expecting a girl by smashing a cricket ball into pink mist.

Luke Ronchi retires

Black Caps wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has played his last game for New Zealand.

Black Caps wicketkeeper steps away from international cricket aged 36.

England rout South Africa

Jonny Bairstow is eyes wide shut as he takes a swing against South Africa.

Jonny Bairstow struck a sublime unbeaten 60 to as England cruised to victory over South Africa in their first Twenty20 international.

White Ferns thrashed

New Zealand's Katey Martin in action against England on Thursday.

A disappointing final World Cup warmup match for the Kiwi women's cricket team as they are hammered by England.

Cricket Australia's talent drain

Carlton captain Marc Murphy is one of the current AFL players to have represented their state in cricket at underage level.

The game is losing the battle with AFL for the hearts and minds of young sportsmen.

Hopkins new ND T20 coach as CEO leaves

Former Black Caps wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins is set to be announced as Northern Districts' new Twenty20 coach.

Gareth Hopkins set to take charge of Knights' T20 side, while ND CEO Peter Roach will depart for Cricket Australia.

Kumble steps down as India coach

India coach Anil Kumble has stepped down from the role.

He had a falling out with controversial captain Virat Kohli, leading to his exit.

Canty cricketers targeted by rivals

Seamer Logan van Beek is off to Wellington after playing for Canterbury since 2010.

Canterbury cricket coach says it's a credit to their programme that teams are targeting their players.

Sport battles with homophobia

Blake Skjellerup, Christchurch Speed Skater wants a zero tolerance stance to homophobia in New Zealand sport.

Are the major NZ sports organisations doing enough to help eliminate homophobia?

Arnel calls time with Firebirds

Veteran Brent Arnel seemed to improve with age in white ball cricket and had his best Twenty20 season at age 38.

After four seasons and 125 first-class wickets for Wellington, Brent Arnel is returning home to Northern Districts.

Cricket pay war heats up

The pay dispute could see stars like David Warner and Steve Smith effectively playing their own matches.

Australian cricket stars could end up holding their own unofficial matches as uncontracted players face lock-out

Williamson 12th man in Champions team

Kane Williamson, who scored a century against Australia at Edgbaston, made the Champions Trophy team as 12th man.

Victorious Pakistan players dominate team of the tournament with Kiwi skipper carrying the drinks.

McCullum looks to South Africa

Former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum will take his T20 game to South Africa/

Former NZ skipper among the stars joining a new T20 franchise competition in South Africa.

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