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Faf du Plessis before the start of play

MCC news

MCC sticks with present ball-tampering law

Complications arising from the Faf du Plessis ball-tampering episode forced a rethink of the rule, but the MCC world cricket committee has resisted making changes to Law 42.3

Barry Richards holds the bat with which he made 325 in a day at the WACA in 1970 in his right hand, and David Warner's modern-day weapon in his left

MCC news

MCC moves to limit bat dimensions

The MCC World Cricket Committee has responded to growing concerns about the size of bats by introducing new limits on their dimensions

Virat Kohli stretches out during practice

England in India 2016-17

Kohli unhappy with England's Christmas break

Virat Kohli has expressed displeasure at the Christmas break England's players will have between the Tests and the limited-overs series in India

Anil Kumble has a chat with Umesh Yadav during a training camp at the National Cricket Academy

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai

Rahul, Shami expected to be fit

India coach Anil Kumble was confident about KL Rahul's fitness after the opener missed out the previous Test due to an injury picked up in Vishakapatnam

Cheteshwar Pujara plays a cover drive

England in India 2016-17

Fleet-footed India leave England stumped

Stepping down to spinners is an important skill but, while India have picked the length early and avoided premeditation, England's batsmen have been far less adept

So near, yet so far: Alastair Cook is given out to the last ball of the day

England in India 2016-17

India stay alive in the dying moments

The hosts' little victories in the last half-hour have proven to be a big deal in the Test series against England

Faf du Plessis led his team to a famous victory


Why Kohli and Warner weren't charged

Footage of Virat Kohli and David Warner allegedly using artificial substances to shine the ball did not come under the ICC's consideration since the accusation was not brought to the match referee's notice within five days of the incident

Pakistan wait for the third umpire's decision

Pakistan in New Zealand 2016-17

Pakistan teams 'safe' after NZ earthquake

All members of the Pakistan cricket team are safe in Nelson after an earthquake of high intensity hit New Zealand, their manager Wasim Bari has confirmed