Saha parts ways with Bengal after obtaining NOC from CAB

Wriddhiman Saha, the India wicketkeeper, has parted ways with Bengal, the team he represented in domestic cricket, after a public fallout with a state association official. He is now a free agent, having obtained an NOC from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). “Mr Wriddhiman Saha came to CAB and in an application to President Avishek Dalmiya sought the NOC from the association,” stated an association press release. “CAB gave…

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Alice Davidson-Richards, Issy Wong, Lauren Bell named in England ODI squad

Alice Davidson-Richards has won a recall to England’s ODI squad in the wake of her century on Test debut, while there are maiden call-ups for Issy Wong and Lauren Bell for the 14-woman group to take on South Africa. Davidson-Richards made her only previous ODI appearance more than four years ago, but impressed in the drawn Test at Taunton, where she scored 107 and took 1 for 43 – making…

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Bumrah tees off as Broad bowls most expensive over in Tests

As the morning unfolded on Saturday, and England worked their way through India’s lower order, they may have entertained thoughts of restricting India to under 400. The second new ball was only a few overs old, and James Anderson had just dismissed the centurion Ravindra Jadeja. India were 377 for 9 when Stuart Broad began the 84th over of the innings. It turned into the over from hell. Broad doubled…

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Ashton Agar ruled out of second Test, Jon Holland added to squad

Ashton Agar‘s hopes of an Australian Test recall in Sri Lanka are over after failing to recover from a side strain. Agar was ruled out of the second Test on Saturday morning with Australia bringing Jon Holland into their 17-man squad. He had been considered a serious chance of playing in the series in Sri Lanka despite not featuring in a Test since 2017. He was hurt in Australia’s opening…

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Mumbai Cricket Association proposes retainer contracts for senior men and women's teams

Domestic contracts, one of the first promises of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly upon taking over in November 2019, could soon become a reality for at least Mumbai’s cricketers. A proposal made by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil, in the wake of Mumbai’s excellent showing in the 2021-22 domestic season, has been approved, in principle, during the association’s apex council meeting earlier this week. This will have to be…

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Hooda, Arshdeep, Malik star in India's comfortable win

India 151 for 3 (Hooda 59, Suryakumar 36*) beat Derbyshire 150 for 8 (Madsen 28, Cartwright 27, Arshdeep 2-29, Umran 2-31) by seven wickets Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik enjoyed bowling time, Deepak Hooda continued his rich run of form, Suryakumar Yadav, returning from injury, had time in the middle and Sanju Samson carried on from his maiden T20I half-century from three days ago. All this meant India pocketed a…

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Simon Harmer throttles Sussex's hopes in 28-run win

Essex 197 for 8 (Rossington 95, Westley 54, Rashid 3-30) beat Sussex 169 for 8 (Bopara 47, Harmer 3-18) by 28 runs A magnificently miserly bowling stint from the Essex Eagles captain Simon Harmer led his side to victory by 28 runs runs in their Vitality Blast match against the Sussex Sharks at Hove, securing a place in the quarter-finals. Harmer conceded just 18 runs from his four overs and…

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Birmingham ride on Paul Stirling 81 to leave Yorkshire fate in the balance

Birmingham 238 for 5 (Stirling 81, Mousley 63*) beat Yorkshire 207 (Lyth 69, Brathwaite 3-32) by 31 runs Yorkshire must avoid defeat against Leicestershire at Grace Road on Sunday to beat them to a quarter-final berth in the Blast after producing what surely ranked as their most slipshod bowling performance of the season in the face of a domineering Birmingham Bears at Headingley. They could finish anything from second to…

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Colin Ackermann 85 keeps Leicestershire last-eight hopes alive with one-run win

Leicestershire 214 for 6 (Ackermann 85) beat Northamptonshire 213 for 7 (Lynn 68, Cobb 53, Neesham 51, Parkinson 2-34) by one run In dramatic circumstances, Leicestershire Foxes prevailed over the Northamptonshire Steelbacks by one run to pull off the win they needed to keep alive their chance of snatching a quarter-final place in the Vitality Blast. After winning their last four fixtures, the Foxes can qualify with a victory in…

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Hampshire through to knockouts as James Fuller, Liam Dawson extinguish Gloucestershire hopes

Hampshire 140 for 7 (Fuller 45, Smith 2-18) beat Gloucestershire 125 (Bracey 38, Dawson 2-16) by 15 runs James Fuller‘s quickfire 45 and impeccable bowling from Liam Dawson and Nathan Ellis fired Hampshire into the Vitality Blast quarter-finals at the expense of Gloucestershire. Allrounder Fuller needed only 24 balls to smack his haul at the death to drag Hampshire to an above-par 140. Gloucestershire, who needed to win to keep…

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