Isuru Udana retires from international cricket

July 31, 2021

“I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players” © LPL Allrounder Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket, conveying his decision to Sri Lanka Cricket through a letter on Friday. Udana, 33, will continue to play domestic cricket, and will be available for franchise tournaments, starting with the CPL, starting in late August. Udana has not made public the…

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Afghanistan chief selector steps down citing 'interruption' from 'non-cricketers' in the board

News Asadullah Khan claims squad for ODI series against Pakistan was selected without his knowledge Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead Afghanistan in their first bilateral ODI series against Pakistan   Asadullah Khan has resigned from his position as head of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee, claiming that the squad for the upcoming “home” ODI series against Pakistan, to be played in Sri Lanka, was finalised without his nod. Khan,…

July 31, 2021
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Azam Khan taken to hospital after blow to head during training

July 31, 2021

Azam Khan made his Pakistan debut in the first T20I against England © Getty Images Pakistan batter Azam Khan was taken to hospital after suffering a blow to the head during training on Friday in Guyana. The 22-year old, who made his debut earlier this month against England, is learnt to have been struck by a fast bowler, and will undergo a CT scan as a precautionary measure. ESPNcricinfo has…

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James Vince fires Southern Brave to first win despite Adam Milne heroics

July 30, 2021

Report Captain’s classy 60 sets up nervy chase as Brave enjoy home comforts against Phoenix Southern Brave 152 for 6 (Vince 60, Milne 3-15) beat Birmingham Phoenix 151 for 3 (Livingstone 68*, Hammond 44*) by four wickets James Vince stroked 60 from 38 and Chris Jordan produced a late cameo with the bat as Southern Brave finally got their campaign up and running with victory under the lights at the…

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Lauren Winfield-Hill: Making relationship with wife Courtney was 'a weight lifted off my shoulders'

July 30, 2021

News The England and Northern Superchargers batter said she wants to be a role model for younger fans on the field and off it Lauren Winfield-Hill, who leads the Northern Superchargers in The Hundred, is one of several openly gay England players   Lauren Winfield-Hill has said that making her relationship with her wife Courtney public last year felt like “a weight lifted off my shoulders” and that she is…

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M Venkataramana replaces D Vasu as Tamil Nadu coach

July 30, 2021

Tamil Nadu won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy under Venkataramana’s predecessor D Vasu © NurPhoto/Getty Images M Venkataramana, the former India and Tamil Nadu offspinner, has been roped in as the state side’s new coach ahead of the 2021-22 domestic season, which sees the return of the Ranji Trophy. Venkataramana takes over from D Vasu, under whom Tamil Nadu enjoyed an unbeaten run to the Syed Mushtaq Ali title this…

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Mark Boucher to respond to SJN allegations

July 30, 2021

‘My intentions are to cooperate fully with all requests made by the Ombudsman, so that the objectives of the SJN can be achieved’ © Getty Images Mark Boucher, South Africa’s men’s national coach, will make a submission to Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) project in response to allegations in which he has been implicated. Although CSA as an organisation will not comment on the SJN proceedings…

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Danni Wyatt 69* fires Southern Brave to third win from three

July 30, 2021

Danni Wyatt lines up a fierce pull © Getty Images Southern Brave 141 for 2 (Wyatt 69*, Dunkley 41) beat Birmingham Phoenix 140 for 4 by eight wickets A scintillating innings from Danni Wyatt enabled Southern Brave to chase down an apparently taxing target of 141 with ease at the Ageas Bowl, as the home side joined Trent Rockets at the top of the women’s Hundred table with three wins…

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Ben Stokes to miss India series, takes an 'indefinite break from all cricket'

July 30, 2021

Ben Stokes will focus on his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from injury © BCCI Ben Stokes has pulled out of England’s Test series against India and will take “an indefinite break from all cricket” to focus on his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from a finger injury. Ashley Giles, England’s director of men’s cricket, said Stokes had “shown tremendous courage to open up about his feelings and…

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Durham bubble breach: Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella suspended from international cricket for one year

News They will not be allowed to play domestic cricket for six months, ruling them out for much of the next season Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka have been handed the same sanctions as Niroshan Dickwella, who has no prior disciplinary breaches to his name   Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella have all been suspended from international cricket for a year for breaking Sri Lanka’s bio-bubble on a…

July 30, 2021
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