• SLC lines up August window for LPL's second season
  • Two women to stand as umpires in ECB Premier League match
  • Kusal Perera named new Sri Lanka ODI captain; Karunaratne, Mathews, Chandimal dropped

Struggling South Australia poach Brendan Doggett among host of changes

News Head coach Jason Gillespie says the new-look side will “focus on results” after four consecutive seasons at the bottom of the first-class standings South Australia have poached the dual Sheffield Shield-winning fast bowler Brendan Doggett from Queensland among a raft of interstate additions to their squad. According to head coach Jason Gillespie, the new-look side will have a “focus on results” after four consecutive seasons at the bottom of…

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Cricketers around the world express solidarity with Palestine after civilian casualties rise

News As the death toll in Gaza following Israeli air strikes escalated, cricketers around the world made their voices heard Cricketers from around the world have expressed support and solidarity with the people of Palestine, with the death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza rising sharply over the past few days. Several of the dead are civilians, including at least 13 children. The violence began on Monday when the Israeli…

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Qais Ahmad signs Kent deal for T20 Blast, two County Championship games

News Last season’s beaten quarter-finalists lean towards spin-heavy strategy for Blast Qais Ahmad, the Afghanistan legspinner, has signed for Kent for the whole of T20 Blast and two County Championship fixtures, adding to the burgeoning list of teams he has represented around the world in short-form cricket. Ahmad, 20, was due to join Gloucestershire as an overseas player last summer but had his contract cancelled on account of the Covid-19…

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SLC lines up August window for LPL's second season

Jaffna Stallions won the inaugural Lanka Premier League © Jaffna Stallions Sri Lanka Cricket have announced that the second season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played from July 30 to August 22, with further details about the franchise tournament yet to be confirmed. The window falls immediately after Sri Lanka’s home series against India, which comprises three ODIs and three T20Is, finishing on July 27. It also…

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Jofra Archer set for County Championship return as injury comeback steps up

News Joe Denly takes time off for personal reasons while England’s IPL players remain in quarantine Jofra Archer will continue his return to fitness by playing for Sussex against Kent in the County Championship this week. Archer’s last first-team appearance was the fifth T20I between England and India in Ahmedabad on March 20. He had surgery on his hand at the end of the same month, following a bizarre injury…

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Two women to stand as umpires in ECB Premier League match

News Anna Harris, Yvonne Dolphin-Cooper set to officiate this weekend in what is believed to be a first for the league Two women are set to stand as umpires in an ECB Premier League match this weekend in what is believed to be a first for the league. Anna Harris and Yvonne Dolphin-Cooper will umpire Downend’s home West of England Premier League clash with Bedminster in Gloucestershire. The pair will…

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Laura Delany to lead Ireland Women in T20I series against Scotland Women

News The team is without a handful of the regular players, including the centrally-contracted Mary Waldron Ireland have named a 15-player women’s squad for their T20I series against Scotland at Stormont this month, their first international fixtures since the T20 World Cup qualifier in September 2019. Laura Delany will captain the side. The tour has been postponed twice already, after plans to stage it in Spain – first in November,…

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Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Nauman Ali achieve career-best Test ranking

News Abid Ali also gained for Pakistan, while Regis Chakabva and Blessing Muzarabani advanced for Zimbabwe Shaheen Shah Afridi’s 5 for 52 helped him jump nine places up to 22nd among the bowlers   Pakistan bowlers Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi andNauman Ali have achieved their career-best rankings in the ICC men’s Test bowling rankings after their match-winning performances in the second Test against Zimbabwe, when they became the first…

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Being a little under-prepared can work in our favour during WTC final – India's support staff

News Bharat Arun and R Sridhar talk about the challenges posed by quarantine restrictions and how they will plan for the England tour Bharat Arun: “Present form is extremely important for us to plan and the quarantine period in England would give us enough time to take into consideration all the factors and make plans accordingly”   Quarantine restrictions might hamper the Indian team’s preparations for the World Test Championship…

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Kusal Perera named new Sri Lanka ODI captain; Karunaratne, Mathews, Chandimal dropped

Kusal Perera has replaced Dimuth Karunaratne as Sri Lanka’s ODI captain © Associated Press Kusal Perera has been named new ODI captain and Kusal Mendis has been recalled and made vice-captain, while Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been dropped in a major shake-up of Sri Lanka’s ODI team. In naming a young squad, Sri Lanka’s new selection committee – headed by Pramodya Wickramasinghe – and coach Mickey…

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