Headingley secures 2023 Ashes Test, Ageas Bowl misses out

February 14, 2018

12:54 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Headingley has been awarded the lucrative double of an India and an Ashes Tests during the ECB’s major match allocation for 2020-2024. Yorkshire’s ground will also be one of the host venues for the new eight-team T20 competition, along with Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl – which missed out on an Ashes Test – Lord’s, The Oval, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Old Trafford and Cardiff. Trent Bridge, a…

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ET in the classroom: Tax on dividend in equity-oriented MF

February 14, 2018

By Prashant Mahesh Over the last couple of years many investors have poured money into dividend options of equity and hybrid funds to earn a tax free dividend. However the finance minister has announced a tax on dividends distributed to investors in mutual funds. What tax will investors now have to pay on dividend from equity oriented mutual fund schemes?Starting April 1 , the finance minister has proposed to introduce…

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Cornwall, Warrican share 16 wickets in tight WI A win

February 14, 2018

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff West Indies A 279 (Dowrich 119, Warrican 71*, Leach 3-84) and 108 for 8 (Leach 5-26) beat England Lions 252 (Coughlin 60, Gubbins 50, Cornwall 5-68) and 132 (Warrican 7-33) by two wicketsScorecard West Indies A survived a scare on the final morning to secure a nervy two-wicket over England Lions in the first unofficial Test in Jamaica, with Rahkeem Cornwall adding to his eight…

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White 'truly sorry' for calling allegations 'gossip'

February 14, 2018

10:30 AM ET ESPN News Services Snowboarding star Shaun White has apologized for referring to a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him in 2016 as “gossip” during a news conference following his historic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe in Pyeongchang. “I’m truly sorry that I chose the word ‘gossip,’” White said on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday. “It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive…

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Mirpur pitch gets 'below average' rating

February 14, 2018

8:41 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium has been rated “below average” by the ICC for its performance in the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As a result, the Mirpur ground has received one demerit point, which will remain on its record for a five-year period. If the venue reaches a total of five demerit points during the five-year period, it will…

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Woj: Inside the 24 hours and three trades that changed the Cavs' season

February 14, 2018

8:32 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN 0:59 LeBron James has some new teammates and the Cavs are 2-0 with the additions after a win in OKC. In the 24 hours before Koby Altman pushed to complete the three deals that resurrected a season and reshaped a franchise, the LeBron James scored 17 of his 37 points in the third quarter, and JR Smith dropped six 3-pointers on the night, as the…

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Gloucestershire bring in Australia's Worrall

February 14, 2018

8:07 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Gloucestershire have signed Australia fast bowler Dan Worrall for the first half of the 2018 season. Worrall, who played three ODIs in 2016, will be available to play in the Championship and Royal London Cup. There has been a strong Australian connection at Gloucestershire, with Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft and Peter Handscomb all turning out at Bristol in recent seasons. Klinger is contracted to the…

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