West Indies Tour England 2020.
Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies next week to be at the
birth of his second child.
Joseph eyes on consistency:
The challenge for Joseph, according to him, is to stay consistent
PCB announces replacements for Pandemic-struck players.
Bilal Asif, Imran Butt, Mohammad Nawaz -- who were named as reserves earlier
in the week - don't find a spot in the touring party.
'South Africa is White', Minister.
The whiteness of the most visible echelon of cricket in South Africa has
become unbearable at government level.
Bowlers need an alternative to maintain the ball -
Bumrah. India's pace
spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has said that there should be some alternative for
the bowlers to maintain the ball in the backdrop of the ICC officially
recommending that saliva must not be used to shine the ball in wake of the
health and safety risk it poses due to the Covid-19.
CWI gives approval in principle for England tour.
The Cricket West Indies board gave
approval - in principle - for West Indies' tour of England which is likely
to get underway in July.
Taufeeq Umar tests positive for Coronavirus.
Umar is the fourth reputed cricketer
to be affected by COVID-19 after Majid Haq (Scotland), Zafar Sarfaraz
(Pakistan) and Solo Nqweni (South Africa).
The evolution of Liton Das 2.0.
Something changed about Liton Das
during the Ireland series leading up to the 2019 World Cup. He was suddenly
more consistent, something he hadn't been able to achieve for all his
Should cricket move towards controlled ball tampering?
Leading fast bowlers,
including the No.1 Test bowler Pat Cummins, still seek an alternative to
saliva. Which begs the question - can we open the realms of the law to
facilitate the use of artificial ball shiners - wax, polish or sandpaper -
in the post Corona world of cricket?
Not Mortaza, Bangladesh banks on house of young fast
bowlers. Mortaza stepped
down from captaincy in February during Bangladesh's last home series against
Zimbabwe but did not disclose retirement plans despite being asked on
Pakistan will back plans to hold T20 World Cup but ‘not
at all costs’.
Cricket board all over the world and especially the ones already feeling the
financial crunch like the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be hit hard in
case the money-spinning global tournament is pushed to next year.
I'm a cricketer, not a gora, says Pakistan ODI captain
Babar Azam on English-speaking criticism. Notably, several
Pakistani cricketers, including the incumbant Prime Minister of Pakistan
were favoured for their current posts for speaking good English. Sarfraz
Ahmed have often been criticised and trolled on social media for their weak
English language speaking skills in the post-match press conferences.
Sri Lanka eye new 40000 seater stadium in Homagama.
The 26 acre facility will be able to host day-night fixtures and will take
three years to complete and will be the second cricket ground in the Colombo
district with floodlight capabilities. The site on which the stadium will be
constructed was visited by Silva and Minister Bandula Gunawardena
English Season 2020: Pakistan may extend tour to
replace West Indies this season.
Indies remain keen to help out their English counterparts, who face a
£380million black hole in their finances should no cricket be played across
the 2020 season.
Wasim Akram was making sure Pakistan
does not win a World Cup, revealed former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail.
biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure
Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 92. Imran Khan should be very
grateful to him and he is by awarding him the presidential award.
Miandad backs disgraced Pakistan cricketer Salim Malik.. Former bating maestro Javed Miandad has also came out in support of
former Pakistan batsman Salim Malik. The former national captain said that
Salim Malik also deserve to get a chance to return to the game.
Australia dethrone India to become No. 1 in Tests.
Australia's men's team became
the No. 1 ranked nation in both Tests and T20Is as per the
latest rankings released by the ICC. India were dethroned from the top
spot in Tests for the first time since October 2016 while Pakistan lost
their No. 1 ranking in T20Is after a 27-month period at the top. Australia
moved to the top of the T20I rankings for the first time since T20I rankings
were introduced in 2011.
Bismah Maroof disappointed with ICC's split-points
verdict. Pakistan Women's captain Bismah
Maroof has expressed her disappointment at the ICC's decision to equally
split the ICC Women's ODI Championship points for their unplayed series
against arch-rivals India.
Umar Akmal handed three-year ban for breach of
anti-corruption code. Umar Akmal has been handed a
three-year ban from all representative cricket by the Chairman of
Disciplinary Panel, Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, for his two
breaches of PCB's anti corruption code. These breaches correspond to Akmal
not reporting two separate corrupt approaches ahead of PSL 2020.