Adelaide Oval to host India's first pink-ball Test in Australia in December

Australia news May 27, 2020 Daniel Brettig and Andrew McGlashan Play 00:42 Cummins backs IPL to go on if T20 World Cup is postponed India are set to play their first day-night Test in Australia at the Adelaide Oval and an opening Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, where the hosts have not been beaten since 1988, with Perth having to accept the opportunity to host Afghanistan at the WACA….

May 27, 2020
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Annabel Sutherland hopes for pace boost after fitness work

10:17 AM IST Australia allrounder Annabel Sutherland is hoping more than two months away from cricket will actually help improve her game as she looks to build on a rapid rise to the national set-up earlier this year. During a whirlwind few months, Sutherland was named in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad before she had made her international debut and shortly after completing Year 12 exams. Across the tri-series involving…

May 27, 2020
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ICC threatens to shift 2021 T20 World Cup from India over tax issues

Sourav Ganguly has been part of the correspondence with the ICC over the tax issue  6:17 AM IST The ICC has told the BCCI it reserves the right to take away the 2021 men’s T20 World Cup from India, after the BCCI failed to secure a tax exemption for the tournament from the Indian government. In a flurry of blunt e-mails over the past two months, seen by ESPNcricinfo, the…

May 26, 2020
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Sri Lanka's Shehan Madushanka suspended for alleged possession of heroin

May 26, 2020

Shehan Madushanka hasn’t played for Sri Lanka since February 2018 © AFP via Getty Images Sri Lankan fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been suspended from all forms of cricket with immediate effect for alleged possession of illegal drugs, SLC announced after he was arrested and later put in remand custody. Madushanka was allegedly in possession of a little over two grams of heroin when arrested on Saturday, Sri Lanka Police’s…

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Queensland opposed to Cricket Australia cuts despite job losses

May 26, 2020

Will the Gabba see a visit from India later this year? © Getty Images Queensland’s chairman Chris Simpson has confirmed the state association remains allied with New South Wales and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) in questioning Cricket Australia’s chosen remedy for the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as all three organisations continue to push the governing body for more information. While Queensland Cricket announced on Monday that it…

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Rahul Dravid says bio-secure bubbles not a foolproof route to resuming cricket

“The experience won’t be the same” – Rahul Dravid says players will adjust to closed-door games, but they will miss engaging with fans  12:58 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Rahul Dravid believes sport across the globe will need a controlled lifting of restrictions if it is to thrive again, and playing in a bio-secure bubble will not always be a viable solution even as governing bodies grapple with the prospect of…

May 26, 2020
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Mitchell Starc: Saliva ban risks 'boring' cricket without balance

9:16 AM IST Cricket runs the risk producing “boring” contests, losing followers of the game and reducing the number of young aspirants to bowl fast if a better balance isn’t struck between bat and ball. These are Mitchell Starc‘s views in reaction to the interim ruling offered by the ICC to ban saliva from shining the ball in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Having bent his back on a…

May 26, 2020
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Bundesliga injuries show need for sensible management of seamers, says Surrey physio

11:00 PM IST Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Fast bowlers need to build up their workloads “as sensibly as possible” in order to help mitigate against increased injury risk as they look to return from a prolonged period of rest, according to Surrey’s lead physiotherapist. Plans are being drawn up around the world for players to return to training after…

May 25, 2020
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ECB handed discretion over move to stage two training by government

8:40 PM IST Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 The path for England’s return to international cricket has become clearer after the UK government published stage two guidelines for the resumption of elite sporting training. Stage two of competitive training sees players given exemptions on social-distancing rules where necessary as part of training, with the decision on when to move from…

May 25, 2020
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Sri Lanka cricketer arrested for possession of heroin, remanded for fourteen days

6:04 PM IST Andrew Fidel Fernando A Sri Lanka cricketer has been arrested for the possession of heroin and remanded for 14 days by a local magistrate in Pannala, northeast of the city of Negombo. The cricketer has not appeared for Sri Lanka in the last two years and has not been in the frame for selection recently. He is, however, an active cricketer and was playing in Sri Lanka’s…

May 25, 2020
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