Andrew Strauss has urged English cricket to seize a unique opportunity to embrace radical change or accept a role among the also-rans of international cricket. Strauss, the director of the England team, admitted that England have “a long-standing problem” with their record in Test cricket away from home, but feels that a “reasonably radical” shake-up
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Having cut salaries last year, a now-financially stable SLC will return player payments to just above their previous levels. Some national players had had their earnings trimmed by as much as 30%, when SLC moved to a performance-based model of remuneration in 2017. But the board has now announced a raise of 34%, after posting
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Ten months on from that scintillating World Cup semi-final performance, Harmanpreet Kaur has satisfied one of her long-held desires: to bat alongside one of her “favourite players” – Australia captain Meg Lanning. Ten months on from India fluffing their lines in a thrilling World Cup final, Smriti Mandhana‘s self-proclaimed “boring” teetotal habits has found her
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Leicestershire 226 for 6 (Javid 54 ) drew with Pakistanis 321 for 9 (Azhar 73, Zaman 71, Salahuddin 69*) by 95 runsScorecard As Pakistan laboured to work their way through a second string Leicestershire line-up, it was hard to be hugely optimistic of their chances in the Test series against England. After all, there attack
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Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput has been appointed Zimbabwe head coach on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on the results. Rajput replaced Heath Streak, who, along with the entire coaching staff, was sacked in March after the team failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Rajput’s first assignment will be a
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9:18 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Bangladesh’s selectors were left with hard decisions to take ahead of Sunday’s squad announcement for the T20Is against Afghanistan in India next month. Most of their selections will be based on the performances in the Nidahas Trophy that was played in Sri Lanka in March. Imrul Kayes, Abu Jayed, Ariful
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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to become the first non-Indian cricketer to deliver the BCCI’s annual MAK Pataudi lecture, a decision that has resulted in dissatisfaction among the board’s office bearers. The previous five speakers at the lecture have been former Indian cricketers: Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Farokh
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Shane Warne believes Australia’s cricketers have been guilty of whingeing too much in recent times, but doubts that following the friendly example set by New Zealand is the way forward for a national team currently subject to a cultural review after the Newlands ball-tampering scandal. Having become the latest big name to sign with Fox
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