• England 'unconcerned' by hotel staff's positive Covid tests
  • Arjun Tendulkar returns 1-34 in unremarkable senior Mumbai debut
  • As it happened – Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Lou Vincent to check with ECB on 'leniency' on life bans

Lou Vincent is hoping to use his life as an example to deter other players from getting caught up in corruption   Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand opener, is considering an approach to the ECB to plea for “leniency”, more than six years after being found guilty on 11 counts of match-fixing. Speaking for only the second time since admitting, in an open letter in 2014, that he was…

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Sune Luus named South Africa captain for Pakistan series

News This will be South Africa’s first assignment since their semi-final appearance at the T20 World Cup in Australia in March last year Sune Luus will lead an 18-member South Africa Women’s squad in the absence of the injured Dane van Niekerk for the ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan Women. This will be South Africa’s first assignment since their semi-final appearance at the T20 World Cup in Australia in March…

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Jansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan

News A 21-member squad, with nine fast bowling options, is set to depart tonight Left arm-seamer Marco Jansen will replace Ottniel Baartman in South Africa’s Test squad which leaves for Pakistan tonight. Baartman has been ruled out of the touring party for a medical reason unrelated to Covid-19, while the entire 21-player party have returned two negative tests each ahead of their flight. Jansen, who is 20 years old and…

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UAE-Ireland ODI series held up again despite no further Covid positives

News Monday is final chance for series to continue as Paul Stirling admits frustrations Ireland’s second ODI against the UAE in Abu Dhabi has been postponed yet again, despite no further positive Covid tests being returned. The second ODI has now been scheduled for January 10, 12, 14 and 16, but on each occasion it has been pushed back, with UAE public health directives preventing “the resumption of competitive action”,…

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England 'unconcerned' by hotel staff's positive Covid tests

England have been subject to strict protocols since their arrival in Sri Lanka © AFP/Getty Images England’s management have insisted they are “not concerned” despite two members of staff at their hotel in Galle testing positive for Covid-19. The England camp were notified on Friday morning that two staff members, both of whom work in the kitchen of the hotel, had tested positive for the virus in tests conducted on…

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Arjun Tendulkar returns 1-34 in unremarkable senior Mumbai debut

Arjun Tendulkar during a training session before India Under-19s’ game against Sri Lanka Under-19s © AFP via Getty Images Haryana 144 for 2 (Rana 75*, Chauhan 43*) beat Mumbai 143 (Ankolekar 37, Jaiswal 35, Jayant Yadav 4-22, Chaprana 3-22) by eight wickets Three years after he was picked for India Under-19, Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar made his senior Mumbai debut in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Haryana,…

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Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail dropped from Pakistan Test squad

News Haris Rauf wins call-up, Babar Azam fit to take over captaincy Shan Masood, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Abbas have all been dropped for Pakistan’s two-match Test series against South Africa in a dramatically overhauled squad. The home series, which kicks off in Karachi on January 26th, also sees several newcomers into the 20-man squad, with Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Kamran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha among a slew of…

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Global investors inject funds into Rajasthan Royals

News The founders of Laver Cup and Betfair, and the CEO of British Telecom among fresh funders The creator of the Laver Cup in tennis, the CEO of British Telecom, the founder of Betfair are among the global entrepreneurs who have invested in the Rajasthan Royals in a fresh funding drive. The investors injected the funds via the franchise’s lead stakeholder Emerging Media IPL Limited (EMIPL), which is owned by…

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As it happened – Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Welcome to our live report of the first day of the Australia-India Test from Brisbane. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local. 5.30pm local/1pm IST: Stumps Australia will be pleased with the day. It didn’t begin particularly well, with two wickets, but…

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