PCB COO parts ways with the board after 25 years

4:45 PM GMT Subhan Ahmed, one of the PCB’s longest-serving officials, has decided to part ways with the board, after 25 years. Ahmed was currently the board’s chief operating officer but over the years has been a central figure in the administration in a number of roles – and until Wasim Khan’s arrival, he was effectively the board’s CEO. He had been on leave for the past three weeks, and…

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Ishant Sharma's five-for leads India's dominance

8:00 AM GMT Stumps India 174 for 3 (Kohli 59*, Rahane 23*) lead Bangladesh 106 (Shadman 29, Ishant 5-22) by 68 runs More legends watched live than Bangladesh scored runs. Two men went down with concussions. Ishant Sharma took his first home five-for in 12 years. Only the fourth time that fast bowlers took all ten for India in India. Wriddhiman Saha gracefully overcame all the late movement and apparent…

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Colin Ackermann signs new three-year deal at Leicestershire

3:24 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Colin Ackermann, Leicestershire’s white-ball captain, has signed a new three-year deal that will keep him at Grace Road until at least the end of the 2023 season. Ackermann’s new deal followed an impressive 2019 season, the improbable highlight of which was his world-record T20 return of 7 for 18 against Birmingham Bears. “I am very pleased to have extended my contract by another three years,”…

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Bangladesh's planning under scanner after Mehidy Hasan replaces concussed Liton Das

12:15 PM GMT Mohammad Isam in Kolkata Bangladesh had to use two concussion substitutes after Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were hit on the helmet by Mohammed Shami. The visitors’ choice of replacements though put their planning for this Test series in bad light. 1.2.8.1 In assessing whether the nominated Concussion Replacement should be considered a like-for-like player, the ICC Match Referee should consider the likely role the concussed player…

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'We know each other's roles when we're out there' – David Warner on partnership with Joe Burns

10:17 AM GMT David Warner and Joe Burns believe their commanding 222 opening stand against Pakistan at the Gabba will be the resumption of a beautiful friendship, after a previously promising union was effectively broken up by the wiles of Sri Lanka’s spinners as far back as 2016. Always comfortable in each other’s batting company, Warner and Burns were strong partners in 2015-16, including another major stand against New Zealand…

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Warner likens Naseem to a young Mohammad Amir

9:49 AM GMT Naseem Shah was denied a first Test wicket by the calling of a no ball after the fact, but he had consolation in a generous assessment by David Warner, who made the most of the second chance to bat through day two of the Gabba Test for Australia. “He’s quite skiddy, got a nice fluent action, but he won’t get a harder Test debut than out there…

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Warner punishes Pakistan with unbeaten hundred

8:00 AM GMT Australia 1 for 312 (Warner 151*, Labuschagne 55*) lead Pakistan 240 (Shafiq 76, Azhar 39, Starc 4-52, Cummins 3-60) by 72 runs David Warner managed to eclipse his meager Ashes tally in less than two sessions of batting on the way to a cathartic 22nd Test hundred, putting on an opening stand of 222 with the recalled Joe Burns, as Australia enjoyed a dominant day at the…

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KPL on hold till police investigation is completed – KSCA

Former Karnataka Ranji players CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi were arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the KPL  6:50 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The 2020 edition of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL), including its player auctions, will not be held until the police completes its investigation of alleged match- and spot-fixing. “We will definitely not conduct the KPL tournament matches till the investigation is completed and the final report from…

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