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Ben Duckett commits to Nottinghamshire until end of 2023

1:24 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Ben Duckett has committed to Nottinghamshire at least until the end of 2023, after a breakthrough season with the club which culminated in a starring role in their second T20 Blast title in four years. Duckett, 26, was named as Nottinghamshire’s Player of the Year for 2020 after amassing 734 runs across the Bob Willis Trophy and Blast in the truncated English season, averaging 56…

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Jason Roy unfazed by England's 'frightening' white-ball options

Jason Roy looks on © Getty Images It’s tough at the top, as Jason Roy knows only too well after a tricky summer in England’s white-ball bubble, and it’s only set to get tougher still in the build-up to next year’s T20 World Cup, given what he describes as the “frightening” array of talent lining up to challenge for a starting berth in the format. However, after withdrawing from the…

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What Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final

November 25, 2020 ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand could be strong contenders if they win their four remaining Tests, while England need a series win against India Only India and England have a realistic chance of playing all six of their WTC series © Getty Images Last week, the ICC finally confirmed the revised methodology to decide the finalists for the inaugural World Test Championship: the two teams with the highest…

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Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli have been nominated for the ICC men’s cricketer of the decade award  12:18 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith and Joe Root are among seven players who have been nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for the ICC male cricketer for the decade across formats. India offspinner R Ashwin is the only bowler in this list that also includes Kumar…

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KL Rahul on triple role: 'Got used to it and I started enjoying it' during the IPL

KL Rahul: Australia a threat when they bowl well as a unit (1:21) The newly named India vice-captain on the importance of starting well in the limited-overs series (1:21) 12:09 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Most of the premier Indian cricketers were playing in the IPL till the other day, but KL Rahul, the vice-captain of the national white-ball teams, is clear that it will be “a fresh start” for them…

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USA's Nisarg Patel's action found illegal after reassessment

12:10 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The bowling action of Nisarg Patel, the USA allrounder, has once again been deemed to be illegal. Patel, who bowls left-arm spin, had been suspended from bowling since February and has undergone reassessment on his action. Once again, the flex in his action was found to be beyond the permitted 15-degree limit, and so he remains suspended, the ICC said. Patel was reported after USA’s…

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Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan join ACE Programme as ambassadors

11:24 AM GMT England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan have become the latest players to sign up as ambassadors for the ACE Programme. Archer and Jordan, currently in Cape Town preparing for England’s white-ball series against South Africa, join England all-rounder Sophia Dunkley, former England and Surrey captain, Mark Butcher, and former England fast bowler Alex Tudor in backing the programme. The ACE Programme Charity was set up…

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ICC considering deferring 2021 U-19 Women's World Cup to later in the year

11:18 AM GMT Annesha Ghosh The ICC is gauging the possibility of deferring the inaugural Under-19 Women’s World Cup in Bangladesh from its originally earmarked window of January 2021 to later in the year. Though the governing body or the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has not yet made any official announcements about the postponement of the tournament, ESPNcricinfo understands the ICC has been liaising with the BCB and closely monitoring…

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ICC chair Greg Barclay flags major review of 'unsustainable' cricket schedule

9:28 AM GMT Greg Barclay, the new ICC chairman, has declared the “unsustainable” global cricket calendar needs to be fundamentally examined and effectively rejected the suite of global events put to market by the governing body’s chief executive Manu Sawhney earlier this year. In a strong initial statement of intent, Barclay told ESPNcricinfo that the proposed return of a Champions Trophy style event in addition to men’s and women’s ODI…

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