Month: April 2018

Roshen Silva‘s extended his stretch of outstanding batting form, hitting 168 and a 112-ball 89 for Galle in the third and final round of Sri Lanka’s Super Fours Provincial first-class tournament. Those runs, against Kandy, brought his tournament tally to 535 from five innings. He finished 220 run clear of the next best batsman, Niroshan
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Jamie Overton, the Somerset fast bowler, is expected to miss up to a month of cricket having been diagnosed with a minor muscle tear. Overton felt pain while bowling for Somerset’s 2nd XI last week and, while he hoped the injury was nothing serious, was sent for a scan which revealed the injury in his
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Joe Root has welcomed the ECB’s plans for their new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a “completely new audience”. The controversial plans, announced last week, will see teams contest 100-balls-a-side games featuring 15 six-ball overs and one ten-ball over. It also emerged the ECB was considering abandoning lbw dismissals for the format
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CSA and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts, which SACA hopes will in place by May 1. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CSA and SACA, which expires on April 30, is likely to be delayed, leaving the majority
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Hashim Amla has become the first cricketer in 10 years to receive South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, a national award given out to recognise achievements of those in the fields of arts culture literature music journalism and sport. Amla was named as a silver award recipient by the Chancellor of National Orders, Dr Cassius Lubisi,
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8:13 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The long-delayed decentralisation of Bangladesh cricket is closer to reality. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced plans to start running academies outside Dhaka by the middle of this year. The academies are part of an expansive board plan to form regional cricket associations; a model has always existed only
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Pakistan’s team took off for their tour of Ireland and England on Monday morning without one essential member of the squad: Mohammad Amir. The pace spearhead’s departure has been held back because of a delay in his visa, but the PCB are confident that he should be granted a visa this week. Amir is the
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Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. An extended BBL – with an increase in fixtures from 35 to 43 – is set to stretch into mid-February next year, with games played at four
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Asanka Gurusinha, the former batsman and member of the 1996 World Cup winning team, has been appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) new Chief Cricket Operations Officer. SLC hopes this move will bridge the gap between the national team and its talent production line. Gurusinha will relinquish his duties as manager of the national team
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s elections will be held at the board’s Annual General Meeting on 19th May, SLC has announced, with the deadline for nominations set for April 27. Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-year term following recent changes to Sri Lanka’s Sports Law. “The Minister of Sports recently changed
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Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman turned journalist and commentator, has been confirmed as England’s national selection. His first task will be to select a squad to face Pakistan next month. Here are some of the issues he needs to answer Stick or twist England were thwarted by New Zealand’s lower order in
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Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain hit centuries to help South Zone secure a draw against Central Zone, after they had conceded a 111-run first-innings lead in Rajshahi. After being sent in, South Zone collapsed to 191 all out in 49.5 overs, with only opener Fazle Mahmud (40) passing 30. Seamer Ebadat Hossain and left-arm spinner
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Australia will tone down their sledging under new Test captain Tim Paine as the team try to repair their damaged reputation following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa which led to three players being handed significant bans. Paine was named the new Test captain when Steven Smith was suspended for the final Test in Johannesburg
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