The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has concluded its Working Committee meeting, held in the wake of the most recent developments in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.
Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has been suspended after he admitted placing bets on IPL matches and the BCCI has expressed a commitment to 'clean up Indian cricket'.
Australia will tour India to play seven One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in October and November later this year.
The One-Day Internationals will be hosted by Bangalore, Pune, Mohali, Nagpur, Jaipur, Ranchi and Cuttack with Rajkot hosting the Twenty20 match.
Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as captain of the India Women team and will lead the side in their upcoming series against Bangladesh Women.
Kaur replaces Mithali Raj, who had skippered India during the 2013 World Cup, and she will have Poonam Raut as her vice-captain.
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has offered support to under fire Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and suggested that other players in the team should be taking their share of the blame for recent poor results.
Khan, who led Pakistan to World Cup glory in 1992 as well as captaining the side to their first ever series win in India in 1987, was keen to stress that Dhoni has an enviable record as captain and that he shouldn't shoulder all the blame for the Test series defeat to England before Christmas.
In a humdinger of a match, Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International at Bangalore. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik steered their side home, after the match see-sawed more than once at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first, something Indian skipper MS Dhoni said he would have done as well. For the visitors though, the decision didn't pay any dividends.
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