• Guess who? Jason Holder the best one-change fast bowler in Test cricket since 2018
  • Sri Lankan domestic season could resume in July

Five overturned lbw appeals (and one that stuck)

12:59 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff It was a tough day in the field for Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth, both umpiring an England Test for the first time due to Covid-enforced changes to ICC regulations. In England’s innings, three times Kettleborough declined West Indies lbw appeals, only to have them overturned on review; then, when the tourists batted, Illingworth twice gave opener John Campbell out, but for DRS to grant…

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Jason Holder: 'I've still got a massive contribution to make with the bat'

Play 00:58 I’ve got the five-for, now I just need a hundred – Holder Jason Holder has described his delight at his plans to dismiss Ben Stokes coming to fruition on Thursday, after his career-best bowling performance put West Indies in the box seat at the Ageas Bowl. Holder had dismissed Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope before lunch in a probing spell that left England reeling at 87 for 5,…

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BCCI accepts CEO Rahul Johri's resignation

12:31 AM IST Rahul Johri, the BCCI’s chief executive officer, will demit office this month after the board accepted his resignation on Thursday. He will leave a year before his five-year contract was to close out. Johri decided to quit last December, soon after the BCCI elected a new administration lead by former India captain Sourav Ganguly. He was to originally leave in April, but continued in the job even…

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Guess who? Jason Holder the best one-change fast bowler in Test cricket since 2018

Jason Holder leaves the field with the ball after taking six wickets © AFP Without Statsguru-ing, who’s the best one-change fast bowler in Test cricket since 2018? How many of you guessed it is Jason Holder? Pat Cummins, Neil Wagner, Mohammad Shami; any of these would be valid, understandable guesses. All three have over 60 wickets each in that period (for bowlers with more than 20 wickets), compared to Holder’s…

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Jason Holder's career-best haul puts West Indies in control against England

11:22 PM IST Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 West Indies 57 for 1 (Brathwaite 20*, Hope 3*) trail England 204 (Stokes 43, Holder 6-42, Gabriel 4-62) by 147 runs West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best haul of 6 for 42 to roll England for 204 at the Ageas Bowl, before their top order saw them through to the…

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Jason Holder: Taking the knee 'meant the world to me'

England and West Indies take a knee ahead of Test (0:40) Players from both squads took a knee in support of Black Lives Matter before the first Test in Southampton. (0:40) 11:18 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Jason Holder, West Indies’ captain, says that the unified display from West Indies’ and England’s players before the start of the first Test “meant the world” to him, as he thanked Michael Holding for…

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SACA says criticism of Lungi Ngidi's Black Lives Matter stance 'unfair'

The South African Cricketers’ Association has labelled the criticism of Lungi Ngidi over his stance on the Black Lives Matter movement as “unfair”  9:15 PM IST The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) has thrown its weight behind fast bowler Lungi Ngidi after at least three former internationals criticised him for his stance on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. On Monday, Ngidi said he hopes South African players will join…

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Sri Lankan domestic season could resume in July

Domestic matches were allowed to go on in Sri Lanka till March 16 © Getty Images Sri Lanka Cricket is aiming to resume its halted 2019/2020 domestic season by the end of July, with the country’s sports ministry having already given the go-ahead, ESPNcricinfo understands. The 14-team Premier League Tier A Tournament was suspended in March following the Covid-19 outbreak, with just the group stages completed. Upon resumption the Premier…

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Asia Cup 2020 postponed in wake of Covid-19; ACC looks for window in 2021

6:56 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff The 2020 edition of the Asia Cup stands cancelled, the tournament’s governing body confirmed on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation over the possibility of the event. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is looking at a window in June 2021 to host the tournament. The T20 tournament was to be played in Sri Lanka after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offered to swap the hosting rights…

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