ICC events can't be allowed to swamp Tests – Roberts

October 24, 2019

Kevin Roberts speaks to the media © Getty Images A proposed extra global 50-over event in the next ICC rights cycle from 2023 to 2031 cannot be allowed to take on a time slot or a duration that will place further pressure on an already squeezed international schedule, the Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has said. Speaking in the wake of the most recent round of ICC meetings in…

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Hong Kong register first win as Jersey blow chances

7:00 AM GMT Hong Kong 144 for 7 (Nizakat 48, McKechnie 40*, Ward 3-19, Stevens 2-26) beat Jersey 136 for 6 (Stevens 39, Bisson 30*, Ehsan 2-18, Shah 2-31) by eight runs Jersey blew a great chance to keep pace with Oman and Canada at the top of Group B, letting Hong Kong recover from 81 for 6 to make 144, which wound up being just out of reach for…

October 24, 2019
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MPs implore ECB to return live Test cricket to free-to-air TV

6:12 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MPs quizzed senior figures from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about their plans to “capitalise on the success of English cricket following the men’s team World Cup success,” at an oral evidence session for a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee on Wednesday afternoon. The witnesses for the ECB were Colin Graves (chairman), Tom Harrison (chief executive), Clare Connor…

October 23, 2019
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MPs grill ECB over budget for the Hundred amid growing costs

Play 02:23 Senior ECB figures quizzed by MPs on Hundred budget Senior figures at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have been grilled by MPs on the budget for The Hundred at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee, amid fears that projected costs for the new competition have grown significantly. In an oral evidence session that formed a key part of the DCMS’ inquiry…

October 23, 2019
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'We call off the strike and will return to playing' – Shakib Al Hasan

FICA commended the players in Bangladesh for their unity and for taking a stand together  5:26 PM GMT Two days after announcing they were going on strike, the Bangladesh players have called it off. This happened after they met the BCB CEO on Wednesday evening, and according to Shakib Al Hasan, there had been some progress made. “Today’s talks were good,” Shakib said. “But we will be happy and satisfied…

October 23, 2019
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'The PCB has dealt us a massive blow' – Qalandars CEO

5:18 PM GMT Danyal Rasool The CEO of T10 franchise Qalandars – which stood to lose most from the PCB’s decision to revoke NOCs for Pakistani players in the league this season – did not hold back in his anger at development. Sameen Rana lost players of the quality of Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf in one fell swoop, leading him to say the PCB should have made…

October 23, 2019
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Nitish Kumar hits third consecutive fifty as Canada beat Ireland to go top

7:00 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Canada 156 for 5 (Dhaliwal 69, Nitish 53, Rankin 2-32) beat Ireland 146 for 7 (Thompson 28*, Zafar 2-31, Eranga 2-32) by ten runs Nitish Kumar produced a third straight Man-of-the-Match performance and Canada continued their unbeaten run, beating Ireland by ten runs to go top of the table with six points. Nitish, who hadn’t made a single T20I fifty before the start of the…

October 23, 2019
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V Koushik, Devdutt Padikkal and KL Rahul put Karnataka in Vijay Hazare final

7:00 AM GMT Hemant Brar in Bengaluru Karnataka 223 for 1 (Padikkal 92, Rahul 88*) beat Chhattisgarh (Amandeep Khare 78, Koushik 4-46) by nine wickets Are you an engineer stuck behind a desk nursing a passion for cricket? Are you someone who grew up playing tennis-ball cricket in streets, maidans, rooftops with the dream of representing India one day? Are you someone who still manages to find time from the…

October 23, 2019
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SACA takes CSA to court over MSL rights

3:11 PM GMT Cricket South Africa is facing a third legal battle after the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) launched a formal dispute over unpaid fees relating to last year’s Mzansi Super League (MSL). This comes after SACA already has another case against CSA over the restructuring of the domestic setup and the Western Province Cricket Association has taken CSA to court for putting it under administration amid concerns over…

October 23, 2019
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