Sounds like ICC have had enough with Zimbabwe cricket – Grant Flower

1:05 PM ET Danyal Rasool Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower believes Zimbabwe Cricket’s perpetually crisis-ridden state might have contributed to the ICC’s decision to suspend them. The drastic decision, which immediately froze all payment to Zimbabwe Cricket and barred the nation from participating in ICC events, took many by surprise, particularly since this was the first time a Full Member had been sanctioned in this manner. Flower, however, believes their…

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Counties hold firm on Euro T20 Slam clash

Dan Christian and Harry Gurney were among the county players picked up in the Euro T20 Slam draft  12:27 PM ET Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is a freelance cricket journalist. @mroller98 English counties are holding firm over releasing their players for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam amid concerns over a potential clash of dates with their own fixtures, in the latest in a series of conflicts between county cricket…

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Zimbabwe not to travel to Bangladesh for T20 tri-series

If Zimbabwe do not travel to Bangladesh, the tri-series will turn into a bilateral affair  10:37 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe will not be able to stage their domestic competitions in the coming season, or fulfil their Future Tours Programme (FTP) itinerary and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20I tri-series that was to include Afghanistan in September, according to a statement released by Zimbabwe Cricket…

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Don't think it's fair to have a result like that – Morgan on World Cup final

5:46 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Almost a week after the epic 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, the winning captain Eoin Morgan still cannot pinpoint where the game was won and lost. With both the match and Super Over ending in ties, England were declared winners on the basis of the boundary count, but like many others, Morgan too felt it was perhaps not a…

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Broken NZ will understand 'magnificent' final over time – McCullum

Kane Williamson greets former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum after the final  3:13 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Brendon McCullum knows what it is to lose a World Cup final. In 2015, under McCullum’s captaincy, New Zealand enjoyed a bumper run to the final, only to lose to Australia by seven wickets at the MCG. Four years later, New Zealand reached another World Cup final, this time at Lord’s, and tied…

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West Indies A overcome Axar scare to sneak narrow win

Roston Chase cuts one away © AFP West Indies A 298 for 9 (Chase 84, Thomas 70, Khaleel 4-67, Avesh 3-62) beat India A (Axar 81*, Washington 45, Powell 2-47) by five runs After losing the first three games and conceding the series to India A, West Indies A pulled one back, overcoming a late assault from Axar Patel to edge the visitors in the fourth one-dayer in Coolidge. India…

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D'Arcy Short stars with bat and ball as Durham close out victory

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Durham 148 for 4 (Short 46) Northamptonshire 141 for 9 (Rossington 47, Potts 2-11) by seven runs A fine all-round performance from D’Arcy Short on debut guided Durham to a narrow seven-run victory over Northamptonshire Steelbacks in their Vitality Blast opener at Emirates Riverside. The Australia opener set the tone with an aggressive innings of 46 at the top of the order on a…

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Pat Cummins goes from drinks waiter to Ashes main man

4:40 PM ET Four years ago Pat Cummins was pretty happy to be running drinks in an Ashes series in England. Fair enough too, given that his injury record over the preceding few summers had made his selection for Test matches a near impossibility. In 2019, however, Cummins looms as perhaps the key figure in the entire series, given his outstanding displays in Test matches for Australia to date that…

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Steven Smith, Matthew Wade to face Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc in pre-Ashes trial match

4:13 PM ET Former captain Steven Smith and Ashes tour aspirant Matthew Wade will be pitted against Australia’s leading bowlers including Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in the internal trial at Southampton that will determine the final shape of the touring party. Teams coached by Brad Haddin and Graeme Hick were named on Friday evening, with Usman Khawaja the only name missing out of the 25-man pre-Ashes squad as he…

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