CA redundancies looming even as forecasts improve

10:21 AM IST A major round of redundancies at Cricket Australia appears only days away as its chief executive Kevin Roberts maintained his insistence on cutbacks even as he outlined details of a home summer schedule that will feature more international fixtures than originally planned amid vastly improving financial forecasts. Roberts said on Friday that CA was looking at a revenue shortfall of about A$80 million for the home season,…

May 29, 2020
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Surrey release Michael Di Venuto from his contract early

May 28, 2020

Michael Di Venuto chats with Alec Stewart before play © PA Photos Surrey have announced that head coach Michael Di Venuto will not be returning to the club, even if county competition is able to resume later this summer. Di Venuto, who is currently in Australia and was contracted to Surrey until March 2021, will instead be allowed to look for a new position. Di Venuto led Surrey to the…

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Mark Wood says Eoin Morgan's trust is key as Alex Hales waits on recall news

12:13 AM IST Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Mark Wood has said that England’s players will take their lead from white-ball captain Eoin Morgan and the team’s management regarding a possible international recall for Alex Hales. Hales has not played for England since March 2019, and was deselected on the eve of last year’s World Cup after it emerged he…

May 28, 2020
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ICC defers decision on 2020 T20 World Cup to June 10

9:59 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff An ICC board meeting set to discuss the fate of the T20 World Cup and the international calendar instead turned into a discussion about the “issue of confidentiality” and ended with the setting up of an “independent” investigation into the matter. All actual items on the agenda – which included discussion about the next ICC chairman – were deferred to the next meeting on June…

May 28, 2020
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ECB confirms no domestic cricket will be played until at least August 1

8:30 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff The ECB has confirmed that no professional domestic cricket will be played in England or Wales until at least August 1. As reported by ESPNcricinfo on Wednesday, the ECB has confirmed that it will look at options for holding domestic red- and white-ball competitions, possibly from early August. These options, subject to government guidelines on the Covid-19 pandemic, will be presented to the ECB Board…

May 28, 2020
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Saqlain Mushtaq, Grant Bradburn appointed to Pakistan's High Performance Centre

May 28, 2020

Grant Bradburn will take charge as the PCB’s head of high-performance coaching © Peter Della Penna The PCB has brought in significant changes including three new appointments at its High Performance Centre (HPC). Grant Bradburn, until now fielding coach of the Pakistan national side, will take over as head of high-performance coaching, while Saqlain Mushtaq has been appointed head of international player development. In addition, Asser Malik, a managing director…

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Australia scheduled to return to action with ODIs against Zimbabwe

Australia could return to international action in August with the ODI series against Zimbabwe  4:01 PM IST Australia could return to international action in August with a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe penciled into the schedule in the northern parts of the country. The series, which like all Australia’s fixtures for the 2020-21 season which have been announced is subject to change dependent on the Covid-19 situation, is also set…

May 28, 2020
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India Test snub a broken promise, says WACA chief executive Christina Matthews

12:16 PM IST Cricket Australia’s decision to bypass Perth for India’s four-match Test series this summer left the WACA chief executive Christina Matthews and chairman Terry Waldron fuming on Thursday. According to the West Australia cricket chiefs, they were promised a guaranteed top-line Test every year once Perth Stadium replaced the WACA Ground as the state’s prime international venue. The new stadium has hosted India and New Zealand successfully for…

May 28, 2020
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Australians who could have IPL-state cricket clash

Play 00:42 Cummins backs IPL to go on if T20 World Cup is postponed With the prospect of the T20 World Cup taking place this year becoming increasingly unlikely, there is the growing talk of the postponed IPL taking its slot in some capacity. If that is the case, it would present a significant clash with the early stages of Australia’s domestic season. Here is a look at the players…

May 28, 2020
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New Zealand Cricket set to suffer job losses amid Covid-19 fallout

10:16 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand Cricket is set to make redundancies as they prepare for an expected fall in revenue due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall NZC are aiming to make NZ$6million in savings of which NZ$1.5million would come from the job cuts that are expected to hit their operations at head office in Auckland and their base at Lincoln near Christchurch. In the 2018-19…

May 28, 2020
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