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Zimbabwean Jackie du Preez who played for South Africa dies at 77

Du Preez played two Tests against Australia in the 1966-67 season
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 11:48:37

Bangladesh-Australia Test series postponed amid Covid-19 threat

The series was to be played in June as part of the World Test Championship cycle
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 10:47:35

Cheteshwar Pujara's Gloucestershire move off after county season delay

Batsman had been due to play six County Championship matches for the club
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 09:54:01

Nervous expectation around Adelaide as England take on feisty Sri Lanka

England have beaten Sri Lanka twice in the series but will be wary of the shocks Ranatunga's men have inflicted recently
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 10:05:41

Not sure who went 'easy' on Virat Kohli for IPL contract - Tim Paine

Rejects Michael Clarke's claim that Australia were "too scared" to take on the Indian captain during the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 08:05:08

Australia 'out of control' before ball-tampering scandal - Ian Gould

Former international umpire Ian Gould was the TV official during the infamous Newlands Test two years ago
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 10:12:35

Red Rose to the top - Wisden's Champion County

A points system to decide the champion of champions since the advent of one-day county cricket
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 08:18:12

£1 million domestic prize money reallocated to support player wages

Two-month salary reduction for county players also agreed, and furloughing if requested.
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 15:30:09

Video fitness tests for locked-down Pakistan players

The PCB's centrally contracted domestic and international players will take these tests on April 20 and 21
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 13:22:40

Mark Boucher excited 'to see the guys grow a bit' in white-ball cricket

The South Africa head coach mentioned that the lockdown in the country hasn't "really disrupted our plans"
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 11:31:33

Young India players have 'very less guys to look up to' - Yuvraj Singh

Former allrounder and Rohit Sharma discuss the importance of guiding youngsters properly
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 15:05:07

John Wright, former India coach, appointed Derbyshire president

Wright is widely regarded as one of the county's greatest-ever batsmen
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 08:52:50

Cautious optimism within Cricket Australia on game's resumption

While much uncertainty remains, a report by CA's chief medical officer offers hope for the new season later this year
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 08:04:38

"Whatever happens will not define you" - Memories of the Super Over

England's World Cup XI relives the drama of the Super Over victory over New Zealand
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 11:57:21

Sophie Devine and Tim Southee honoured by peers

Devine joins Kane Williamson as only players to win the top honour three years in a row
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 08:33:23

Michael Neser driven to be better by 'deflating' near misses with Australia

The Queensland paceman has been a regular in Test squads but is still waiting for that dream debut
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 09:36:54

India series uncertain but ECB ring-fences £20m investment into women's game

ECB remains hopeful that series - due to start in late June - can be played in some form
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 08:33:55

Ben Stokes named as Wisden's leading cricketer in the world

Ellyse Perry, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne and Simon Harmer named as Cricketers of the Year
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 10:34:28

Coronavirus newsfile: Shoaib Akhtar proposes India-Pakistan series to raise funds

A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) threat
Last update: 08 Apr 2020 17:29:01

Michael Neser agrees to cancel Surrey contract

Australian seamer had been due to play first half of County Championship season
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 15:54:00

Australia 'too scared' to sledge Virat Kohli's India because of IPL deals - Michael Clarke

Former Australia captain feels opponents don't go 'hard' at the Indians anymore
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 11:08:01

'I believe I have a World Cup left in me' - Robin Uthappa

He's targeting the role of a finisher in the Indian team and has been training with that in mind
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 06:46:25

Dane Paterson seeks Nottinghamshire Kolpak deal despite COVID-19 uncertainty

South Africa seamer made Test debut against England in January but was overlooked for one-day squads
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 15:07:05

RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan

The battle between India's batsmen and Pakistan's bowlers battle will be riveting but the one between India's bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen might prove equally decisive
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 16:01:37

Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir 'left us at the wrong time' - Waqar Younis

Pakistan bowling coach opens up about the senior pacers' decision to quit Test cricket
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 13:35:27

Jos Buttler calls for England players' donations to go to grass roots cricket

England men's players announced an initial donation of £500,000 'to the ECB and selected good causes' on Friday
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 17:43:31

Dom Bess reveals mental health struggles

Offspinner opens up on battling depression and anxiety in interview with The Sun
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 10:56:37

Former big-hitting New Zealand wicketkeeper Jock Edwards dies at 64

He played eight Tests in the late '70s and early '80s, and was known for his big-hitting
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 02:52:50

Glamorgan stalwart Peter Walker dies aged 84

Allrounder played three Tests for England in 1960, winning all of them
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 09:37:38

Steve O'Keefe demands more help for Australian spin bowling

After ending his first-class career, he has called for pitches that offer more encouragement to spin in the Sheffield Shield
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 03:32:01

Retroreport - Sidhu and Prasad carry India into the semi-finals

An epic clash between two of world cricket's bitterest rivals gave new life to the World Cup and knocked out the defending champions
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 06:06:24

'Disappointed' Steve O'Keefe ends Shield career after NSW contract snub

The 35-year-old fingerspinner will continue to play for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League
Last update: 05 Apr 2020 05:29:49

Pakistan's domestic players set to lose if English season cancelled

Overseas players who rely on league cricket in the UK could suffer a significant financial hit
Last update: 06 Apr 2020 06:44:17

Retropreview - Can Pakistan break India's home dominance?

Pakistan have plenty of depth in their side, but India have won 26 and lost just 11 home ODIs since the 1992 World Cup
Last update: 04 Apr 2020 18:12:39

IPL 2020 should 'kick-start the cricket season' - Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Sanjay Manjrekar agree that every attempt must be made to make the tournament happen
Last update: 04 Apr 2020 15:04:29

England contracted players volunteer salary reductions

Men's and women's squads take initiative and donate equivalent of 20 percent pay cuts
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 18:26:44

Darren Gough, Wasim Akram join charity fundraising efforts

The pair have both promised items of memorabilia to be auctioned on behalf of the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 15:22:21

'Scheduling clashes' force West Indies Under-19s tour of England to be postponed

The tour, that included one T20, three List A games and two youth Tests, was slated to run from August 16 to September 3
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 15:28:35

Two small windows to reschedule PSL 2020 knockouts - Wasim Khan

The tournament's franchise owners remain divided on the way forward
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 13:56:10

New Zealand: Men's tours 'most unlikely', women won't go to Sri Lanka

NZC exploring ways to ensure there is no reduction in workforce or pay cuts
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 07:25:16

Pandemic halts Australian cricket's wedding season

Zampa, Swepson, Jonassen and Tye are among those who will now have to postpone their big day
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 09:31:44

IPL payday in limbo, Cummins eyes Australian summer

Australia vice-captain believes international cricket should take precedence over IPL if travel restrictions are lifted worldwide
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 10:56:05

Edgbaston to become COVID-19 testing centre

Car park to be used as drive-through test site by NHS
Last update: 02 Apr 2020 21:48:42

'It's a scary time... no one knows how long this will last' - Sam Curran

England allrounder talks about staying fit in lockdown and launching a fundraiser in support of the NHS
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 14:02:38

'If you are too self-centred, you are looking for ways to get out' - Virat Kohli

Indian captain also talks about why he turned vegetarian in a chat with Kevin Pietersen
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 04:23:28

Retroreport - Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory

Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed world cricket, India recaptured the crown, and this time they did in their very own backyard
Last update: 03 Apr 2020 06:32:44

Construction work continues at Lord's despite COVID-19 outbreak

Redevelopment of Compton and Edrich stands will continue for the time being
Last update: 02 Apr 2020 13:49:29

Fees waived as recreational cricket feels coronavirus strain

The move reinforces the ECB's core message that everyone in the game is in this together
Last update: 02 Apr 2020 08:28:19

Former New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn announces retirement

The left-hand batsman played 24 Tests, 20 ODIs and five T20Is between 2008 and 2013
Last update: 02 Apr 2020 07:52:37

Tony Lewis, of Duckworth-Lewis rain-rules fame, dies aged 78

Mathematician was awarded MBE in 2010 after helping to find solution to cricket's oldest problem
Last update: 02 Apr 2020 11:29:11

Eoin Morgan says England players are 'open to helping in whatever way possible'

The ECB had said on Tuesday that it was not looking at pay cuts for centrally contracted players
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 17:32:03

Misbah-ul-Haq bats for full World Test Championship, equal opportunity for teams

The Pakistan coach doesn't want the tournament to be shortened just so it can finish in June 2021
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 12:58:11

Losing whole summer would cost over £300m - ECB chief executive

Tom Harrison said an entire home summer without cricket was "not an outlandish scenario"
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 11:31:41

Eoin Morgan open to fielding two England teams at once

New dad and England white-ball captain concedes these are uncertain times
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 12:10:52

PCA stall on ECB's request for players' 20% pay cut

A letter from Tom Harrison encouraged the PCA to support a 20% wage cut for players
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 16:36:22

Newlands fallout has improved behaviour in Australian cricket - Tim Paine

Australia's Test captain says the incidents involving Pattinson and Stoinis last summer were exceptions proving the new rule
Last update: 01 Apr 2020 03:20:55

ECB announces £61 million support package to confront 'biggest challenge in our history'

Chief executive Tom Harrison admits 2020 season is "massively under threat"
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 17:18:10

Cricket South Africa to advertise for selection convener, national coaches

Graeme Smith says six weeks preparation needed if men's tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies are to go ahead
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 14:37:05

'I think we will have some form of IPL this year' - Rajasthan Royals owner

Manoj Badale was open to the idea of a shortened tournament with even just the India players participating
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 15:07:05

"India five years behind Australia and England" - Harmanpreet Kaur

She also stressed the need for India to unearth two or three pace bowlers for better balance
Last update: 07 Apr 2020 11:04:10

'Consider this break a chance to reinvigorate yourself' - Misbah-ul-Haq to Pakistan's players

Pakistan's coach and chief selector talks about life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 10:08:47

Misbah hopes to leverage Shadab's batting ability

Pakistan's head coach also looking to widen the net in search of ideal Nos. 5 and 6
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 09:48:37

Time up for smartwatches as ECB tighten anti-corruption regulations

Players had been permitted to wear smartwatches in certain games before this season
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 08:59:25

ICC clears Devon Conway to play for New Zealand

The South Africa-born batsman, who has enjoyed a prolific run for Wellington, will become eligible on August 28
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 04:56:44

Australia stars prepared for pay cuts, says Tim Paine

On Australia's tour of Bangladesh, he says 'you don't have to be Einstein to realise it's probably unlikely to go ahead'
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 10:33:00

Joe Root expects 'discussion' on pay cuts as coronavirus uncertainty rules

England's Test captain prepared for possibility summer could be drastically hit
Last update: 31 Mar 2020 13:05:01

Hundred ticket sale delayed due to coronavirus concern

Would be "wholly inappropriate" to promote sales during crisis, says managing director
Last update: 30 Mar 2020 15:45:01

David Hodgkiss, Lancashire chairman, dies after contracting coronavirus

Tributes to Old Trafford chairman who dies at the age of 71
Last update: 30 Mar 2020 16:41:56

PCA seeks collective solutions as players face prospect of pay cuts

ECB will put proposals to players' trade union this week
Last update: 30 Mar 2020 15:00:32

Teams divided on PSL 2020 as PCB mulls tournament's fate

If the pandemic settles down in a few months' time, the knockouts could take place in November
Last update: 30 Mar 2020 12:30:18

Cricket Australia contracts delayed by coronavirus planning

Contingency planning to prepare for the possibility of a severely affected home summer also affecting state and BBL contracts
Last update: 30 Mar 2020 06:57:32

Alastair Cook would prefer no County Championship to a less 'meaningful' shortened season

Essex's chief executive suggests a regional competition instead of a full Championship season
Last update: 29 Mar 2020 10:25:02

Coronavirus outbreak: Heather Knight signs up for NHS volunteer scheme

England captain to help transport medicine and make calls to people in isolation
Last update: 28 Mar 2020 13:31:42

'Andre Russell now is our Chris Gayle, our Brian Lara' - Dwayne Bravo

'We have to get the cricketing world to respect West Indies cricket again,' says veteran allrounder
Last update: 28 Mar 2020 12:03:51

Forced break a 'welcome rest' for India players - Ravi Shastri

He says when the second ODI against South Africa was called off, players knew a lockdown was imminent
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 19:00:11

Space constraints could hamper Indian players' training - John Gloster

The Rajasthan Royals physio urges players to focus on mental training to overcome challenges of COVID-19 lockdown
Last update: 28 Mar 2020 03:56:59

Pakistan players free to take part in four T20 leagues a year

PCB chief executive Wasim Khan is confident their new policy will be right for all stakeholders involved
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 18:22:23

New Leicestershire chief executive Sean Jarvis joins from Huddersfield Town

New CEO joins following a difficult year for the club both on and off the pitch
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 16:54:11

Dane Piedt ends South Africa career to chase American dream

Offspinner, who played nine Tests for South Africa, has signed up for new 'minor league' T20 competition
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 14:18:32

Coronavirus outbreak: County cricket latest

We keep track of how counties are dealing with delays to the start of the English season
Last update: 09 Apr 2020 12:01:21

Moises Henriques and Nic Maddinson named joint Sheffield Shield players of the season

Henriques was the second-highest run-getter for his side, while Maddinson was the tournament's top run-getter
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 10:39:38

Coronavirus: Adelaide Strikers chief among 23 SACA job losses

"We'll plan for next year's cricket season with the hope that we can all return to normality as soon as possible," the SACA president said
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 03:48:24

'I don't know what to say' - emotional Iain O'Brien set to be reunited with family

Retired seamer to fly to the UK after fund-raising initiative succeeds
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 07:24:10

Ollie Rayner confirms retirement after Middlesex release

Offspinner took 51 wickets in title-winning 2016 season but fell down Middlesex pecking order
Last update: 27 Mar 2020 09:23:35

Coronavirus: Bangladesh players fear salary loss amid uncertainty

A large section of professional cricketers, who are not on BCB's contracts list, bank on the DPL for their income
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 15:46:05

Lauren Winfield, Amy Jones stuck in Australia due to coronavirus pandemic

Winfield wants the ECB to focus on ODIs alongside The Hundred when the game can be played again
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 15:46:04

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes training with mid-April IPL start in mind

Both players are aware, however, that the coronavirus pandemic may further delay the tournament
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 15:04:07

'Have to keep an eye' on players and staff living alone - Justin Langer

Those living alone during long periods of isolation will have their mental health closely watched by CA
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 07:13:08

'Cannot wait forever' - Mithali Raj wants women's IPL from 2021

She says initially the tournament could be started on a smaller scale with five to six foreign players instead of four
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 15:25:53

Retroreport: Wasim Akram magic wins it for Imran Khan's cornered tigers

Pakistan hold nerve to defend 249 in gripping final and become champions of the world
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 14:07:25

Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach

"I was very happy with Vidarbha but it's time for a new challenge," says decorated domestic coach
Last update: 25 Mar 2020 14:10:53

South Africa faces shorter domestic season as CSA looks to cut costs

The two-tier system, of six franchise teams and 15 provincial affiliates, will remain in place with fewer matches
Last update: 25 Mar 2020 10:10:39

Lions and Dolphins crowned domestic champions on Graeme Smith's recommendation

Western Province and North West were declared the women's T20 and 50-over champions
Last update: 24 Mar 2020 15:00:07

Expectation is that CA as a business can absorb this - Matthew Mott

Women's team coach says timing of coronavirus pandemic has minimised Cricket Australia's financial impact
Last update: 24 Mar 2020 08:49:29

Retropreview: Will England be third-time lucky against 'cornered tigers' Pakistan?

England boast an extraordinarily balanced XI, while Pakistan have got here with bursts of timely inspiration
Last update: 26 Mar 2020 14:08:36

Harry Gurney, Stuart Broad convert pubs into delivery services to save staff's jobs

Nottinghamshire pair to offer takeaway service and grocery deliveries during coronavirus crisis
Last update: 23 Mar 2020 16:34:55

Beuran Hendricks earns CSA national contract, Dale Steyn left out

Nadine de Klerk and Sinalo Jafta were the additions to the women's national contract list
Last update: 23 Mar 2020 15:17:45

How Ellyse Perry's words turned around Australia Women's T20 World Cup campaign

After a faltering start against India and Sri Lanka, a honest meeting reminded Australia of how they wanted to play
Last update: 23 Mar 2020 08:10:10

Atul Bedade suspended as Baroda women coach

The former India batsman faces an inquiry into allegations including those of sexual harrassment
Last update: 21 Mar 2020 18:10:57

PCB takes coronavirus hit, but finances 'absolutely fine' for next 12-14 months

The board's CEO, however, warned of a 'real challenge' if the situation persists beyond that timeframe
Last update: 22 Mar 2020 04:18:03