Non-playing PSL franchise member left bubble despite testing Covid-19 positive

News It brings into deeper scrutiny the nature of the PCB’s biosecurity protocols The said PSL franchise official left Karachi for Lahore instead of quarantining   A non-playing member from one of the PSL franchises who tested positive for Covid-19 was allowed to exit the bubble and fly back to Lahore, instead of quarantining until he returned two negative tests, as per official regulations. The official returned a positive test…

March 7, 2021
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England may extend rest and rotation policy into Ashes

News Head coach Chris Silverwood also plays down concerns about quality of training facilities in Ahmedabad Sam Curran was granted an extended break, given the time he has spent in bio-secure bubbles   Chris Silverwood has warned England may extend their controversial rest and rotation policy into the Ashes if Covid restrictions are still in place. Each of England’s all-format players has been given a break at some point during…

March 7, 2021
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Independent team of doctors to investigate PSL safety measures

News Infectious disease specialists will try to get to the bottom of why a spate of Covid-19 cases broke out in the PSL PCB chief Ehsan Mani said he wanted the experts to provide an “honest, constructive and objective review”   The investigation into the doomed handling of bio-secure procedures at the postponed Pakistan Super League will be headed by infectious disease experts Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr Salma…

March 7, 2021
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Jofra Archer in doubt for England's T20I series vs India with elbow injury

News Coach says ECB medical team ‘talking about how we deal with this long-term’ after quick missed two Tests Jofra Archer has emerged as an injury doubt for the T20I series in India – and perhaps beyond – after suffering a recurrence of an elbow problem. Archer missed the final Test in Ahmedabad due to an elbow issue which first became apparent ahead of the Cape Town Test at the…

March 7, 2021
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Shamim Hossain's 53* trumps Ruhan Pretorius' 90 as Bangladesh Emerging win

Report Ireland A suffered a four-wicket loss in the second one-dayer, with the first game abandoned in light of Pretorius testing Covid-19-positive Shamim Hossain was also part of Bangladesh 2020 Under-19 World Cup-winning squad   Shamim Hossain played a match-winning hand in Bangladesh Emerging Team’s four-wicket win over Ireland Wolves in Chattogram. Shamim, who was part of Bangladesh’s title-winning team at the 2020 Under-19 World Cup squad, struck an unbeaten…

March 7, 2021
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Ravi Shastri: 'Outstanding' Rishabh Pant 'worked his backside off'

March 7, 2021

Ravi Shastri on Rishabh Pant: ‘He has trained harder than anyone in the last two months. And the results are for the world to see.’ © Getty Images India completed two landmark series wins on the trot when they won by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad, having come from behind to first beat Australia away and then England at home. The wins,…

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Kaur admits India Women lost their 'rhythm' in year-long break

News “To create that rhythm again we would definitely need some time,” ODI vice-captain says Harmanpreet Kaur: “We are one of the sides who like to learn from their mistakes and I hope we learn from our mistakes and try to improve ourselves in the next game”   Harmanpreet Kaur, the India ODI vice-captain, has admitted that the lack of any opportunities to “spend some time in the field” as…

March 7, 2021
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Sachin Tendulkar suggested MS Dhoni be India captain in 2007, says former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar

News “I told Sachin that if both of you and Dravid do not want to lead the side, how will we go about things?” Sharad Pawar says Tendulkar declined the captaincy in 2007 and suggested Dhoni’s name for it instead   Former BCCI president Sharad Pawar has said that Sachin Tendulkar had suggested MS Dhoni‘s name for India’s captaincy in 2007, when the board was running out of options. Pawar,…

March 7, 2021
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'Sign me up for more games' – Natalie Sciver relishes role as stand-in captain

March 7, 2021

Natalie Sciver thoroughly enjoyed a first taste of international captaincy, saying her side made the job easy as she oversaw England’s 3-0 sweep of the T20I series against New Zealand. When Anya Shrubsole was ruled out with a knee injury, Sciver was handed the role of vice-captain for the tour, to glowing approval from regular captain Heather Knight, who said at the time: “There’s no doubt Nat is a huge…

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Marnus Labuschagne responds after Cameron Green's epic 251

Report There was more toil for the bowlers at the Gabba with Hilton Cartwright also making 96 Queensland 1 for 183 (Labuschagne 83*, Street 61*) trail Western Australia 5 for 458 (Green 251, Cartwright 96) by 275 runs Bat continued to dominate at the Gabba with Cameron Green‘s maiden double century followed by a productive start from Queensland’s top order as Marnus Labuschagne neared a hundred. It was another day…

March 7, 2021
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