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England's bowling maestro quits at 25

Englands's Zafar Ansari bowls in the nets.

England spinner Zafar Ansari has decided to retire at age 25 to pursue a new career.

Bracewell disappoints NZ Cricket

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

NZ Cricket boss unhappy with Doug Bracewell, who has admitted drink-driving charge.

Big Bash or bust for Nine

Kerry Packer fought hard for Nine to get cricket broadcast rights in the 1970s.

ANALYSIS: It's the news no one at Cricket Australia expected after raking in TV riches for 40 years.

Snow stopped play - seriously

Snow blankets the Headingley ground in Leeds, where the match between the Yorkshire and Lancashire second XIs was being ...

For once, something other than rain forces the abandonment of an English cricket match.

Nine no certainty for cricket

Channel Nine cricket commentator Ian Healy.

Australian TV network urged to ditch cricket broadcasts owing to annual $43m losses on it.

Pakistan take series lead

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq unleashed with consecutive sixes to claim victory over West Indies in the first test.

West Indies walloped in Jamaica as Misbah seals the deal with consecutive sixes.

Lara wants every test a winner

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara pictured in 2006 on a tour of New Zealand.

Former Windies star says having a winner in every test match could arrest dwindling crowd numbers.

Wagner's grace after clash

Middlesex batsman John Simpson is accidentally flattened by Neil Wagner.

Neil Wagner shows sportsmanship after an unfortunate collision in a county match.

Milne returns, Ferguson out

Adam Milne has not played an ODI for New Zealand since February last year.

IPL's Adam Milne, Mitch McClenaghan and Corey Anderson recalled for Black Caps tilt at Champions Trophy.

De Grandhomme's IPL clean up video

Colin de Grandhomme helped the Kolkata Knight Riders dismiss Virat Kohli's team for just 49.

Black Caps medium-pacer near-unplayable as Virat Kohli's team folds for lowest total in competition's history.

McClenaghan's triple sets up win video

Kiwi Mitchell McClenaghan took three wickets in Mumbai's IPL win over Delhi.

Black Caps bowler Mitchell McClenaghan takes three wickets in Mumbai win over Delhi in IPL.

McCullum claims IPL orange cap video

Brendon McCullum.

Kiwi batsman goes top of run-scoring and six-hitting tally as his Gujarat Lions down Kolkata in the IPL.

Macca's bat gets a new name

Riverton jockey Rebecca Black was killed from injuries suffered in a race day fall at Gore in December.

What do former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and a horse named Coup Ray have in common?

'Big Show' blitzes Mitch video

Mitchell McClenaghan

NZ bowler Mitchell McClenaghan taken to the cleaners in a big over for Glenn Maxwell in the IPL.

Red-faced Pattinson pinged

James Pattinson has a history of aggressive appealing, seen here pleading for the wicket of Brendon McCullum.

Australian fast bowler slapped for excessive appealing says he's used to getting away with it.

Southee signs for Middlesex

Middlesex will have three Kiwis as part of their set-up for the NatWest T20 Blast after securing the services of Tim Southee.

Seamer set to join countrymen Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori at county side for T20 Blast.

Same coach and captain ... but a new cowboy video

Irish-American-Scot Tommy Seymour scores against Argentina.

Times have moved on since the Lions toured Australia in 2013.

Kane stars in Sunrisers win video

Kane Williamson had no troubles transferring his New Zealand form 
 into the hurly burly of the IPL.

Black Caps captain waited six games for his IPL chance and produced a man of the match performance.

Museum Stand could be bowled

A decision on the future of the Basin Reserve's earthquake-prone Museum Stand is imminent.

Decision due soon on Basin Reserve, and Wellington mayor knows which side he's on.

Hat denies Baz miracle catch video

Baz

If Brendon McCullum had taken his hat off to Chris Gayle, things would have worked out better.

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