Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah term extension: BCCI moves Supreme Court again

11:59 AM IST The BCCI has filed a second petition in the Supreme Court of India, following the one in December last year, seeking approval for several radical amendments recommended at its annual general meeting last year. Among them is a proposal to allow president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to continue in their posts until 2025, effectively bypassing the mandated cooling-off period. The petition was filed on April…

May 25, 2020
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Harbhajan Singh: 'I'm ready to play for India in T20Is'

8:12 AM IST Harbhajan Singh will be turning 40 in July, but he believes he is fit and “ready” to play for India in T20Is. Having featured in four IPL finals with the two most successful sides in the tournament – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – Singh said he had the experience and skill to add value for India in the shortest format. “I’m ready,” Singh told ESPNcricinfo…

May 25, 2020
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West Indies CEO 'increasingly confident' England tour will happen

May 22, 2020 West Indies are on the verge of embarking on an unprecedented trip – full of challenges and unknowns, most of them outside the field of play. Yet it is a risk worth taking, feels Johnny Grave, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive. Grave, who has been busy sorting the risk assessment with his counterparts at the ECB over the past six weeks, is optimistic West Indies…

May 24, 2020
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Stuart Broad relishes return to bowling

Stuart Broad enjoys first day back at Trent Bridge (0:56) Stuart Broad shared the different steps he has needed to take to return to training on his Instagram (0:56) 4:28 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Stuart Broad has described thoroughly enjoying his return to bowling for the first time in more than two months, despite pulling up weary afterwards. England seamer Broad was one of 18 bowlers to return to individual…

May 24, 2020
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Shakib Al Hasan throws challenging questions as cricket plans resumption

Faf du Plessis: I’m used to taking a bit of spit on my fingers in the slips (0:42) Brett Lee believes it will be very hard to implement the ‘no saliva’ rule (0:42) 10:02 PM IST Even though the ICC has set guidelines for cricket in the pandemic period, Shakib Al Hasan, one of the game’s most experienced exponents, is hesitant about how cricket will be played in this new…

May 23, 2020
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Covid-19: Kyle Coetzer fears cricket will 'start to be forgotten' in Scotland

5:41 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Kyle Coetzer has expressed concern that with no cricket in Scotland until at least August, the sport could well “start to be forgotten in some ways”, and cricketers who are not getting a chance to do what they do best might just move away from the game. “Any sport that isn’t getting any headlines will slowly but surely start to be forgotten in some ways,”…

May 23, 2020
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Social distancing, 'safe' ball management among ICC's dos and don'ts

Ball management will be a key part of cricket in the post Covid-19 era, but umpires may be wearing gloves to do it  11:06 PM IST Players and umpires will need to keep to “social distancing” norms on and off the field. Players will not hand over personal items such as caps, sunglasses and sweaters to the umpires any more. Players should use a hand sanitiser regularly once they have…

May 22, 2020
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ICC sets bowlers' workload guidelines for resumption of cricket

May 22, 2020

England will need to monitor workloads of fast bowlers such as Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad when cricket resumes © Getty Images The ICC has suggested teams would need to exercise caution over bowlers’ workloads to avoid a serious injury like stress fracture of the spine as players get ready to resume training after nearly 10 weeks in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With international teams set to return…

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Alex Hales 'should be allowed a second chance' – Chris Woakes

10:31 PM IST Chris Woakes believes that Alex Hales would be welcomed back into the England set-up this summer, assuming he has learnt his lessons following the drugs ban that caused his axing from last summer’s World Cup squad. Speaking in anticipation of next week’s squad announcements, for which England are likely to choose up to 45 players to accommodate both red- and white-ball needs, Woakes acknowledged that Hales remains…

May 22, 2020
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Chris Woakes admits realities of post-Covid training 'take up headspace'

10:28 PM IST Chris Woakes believes that his first day back at training has given him an insight into how the rest of the England summer will pan out, after admitting that the strict social-distancing protocols at his home ground of Edgbaston would “take up some headspace”. Woakes bowled five overs at about 50% intensity on Thursday, on his return to outside practice, using the box of six balls that…

May 22, 2020
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