Month: May 2018

Iain Roy, Cricket Australia’s head of integrity and the conductor of the rapid investigation into the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, has been summarily removed by the governing body even as reviews into its culture and conduct continue. In December 2013, Roy had been promoted to head a unit specifically created to deal with integrity issues around
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The top 20 umpires in India will earn more money for a day’s work than domestic cricketers according to a revised pay structure that was approved by the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators in April. The board’s cricket operations manager Saba Karim had recommended that their salaries be increased from INR 20,000 to INR 40,000 for
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s elections have been postponed by at least a month after a court of appeal found that the board had flouted election protocol. The move brings into sharp focus the extent of government interference in SLC affairs, with elections having once already been postponed on similar grounds. This latest postponement is the result
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United Bank Limited (UBL), a prominent department with a rich history on the Pakistan domestic circuit, is considering scrapping its cricket team. UBL only returned to the fray seven years ago in 2011 after missing 15 seasons between 1997 and 2010. ESPNcricinfo understands financial considerations are the major reason, with the bank deciding to review
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Usman Khawaja‘s long-running battle to improve his methods against spin bowling may well reach a crucible on the Australia A tour of India in August and September, where he will be the most experienced member of a touring party chosen with an eye on the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE that follows. Struggles
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Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is set to be monitored by the BCCI’s medical team for a finger injury that he picked up during the IPL Qualifier against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25. This raises a question mark over his availability for Afghanistan’s inaugural Test in Bengaluru from June 14. The BCCI will wait for a
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England suffered their sixth defeat in eight Tests with the nine-wicket loss to Pakistan at Lord’s. After the match, coach Trevor Bayliss admitted his frustration, particularly at the batting and field, when speaking to television then expanding on his thoughts in a subsequent interview with questions starting to mount over his position The results and
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Theunis de Bruyn, who has played five Tests for South Africa, will no longer captain Knights’ franchise after he opted to move to Titans for the 2018-19 summer. He joins 11 other current internationals at SuperSport Park, where discussions are still underway with AB de Villiers, who had recently retired from international cricket. The batsman,
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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed will have the threat of Test suspension hanging over him after the team were penalised for a slow over-rate during their Lord’s victory over England. They were judged to be three overs short of their requirement at the end of the Test once various allowances were taken into consideration by ICC
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They’ve all sat through them. Long, wordy pre-season meetings in which Australian players are reminded of their values and obligations under the various charters, codes and policies they are signatories to. These sessions have long been seen as necessary, but a bit of a yawn – like HR compliance training at any company. But in
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