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).
Ugly exchange of emails between ICC & BCCI over 'tax
International Cricket Council (ICC) and BCCI - not the best of working mates
- have been involved in an unpleasant exchange of emails involving the 2021
T20 World Cup and 2023 50-over World Cup to be hosted in India.
ICC issues guidelines for cricket resumption.
The International Cricket Council has issued comprehensive guidelines aimed
at the resumption of cricket at all levels - community, domestic and
international - around the world as various governments have started to
relax the restrictions imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus
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
Babar Azam confirmed as Pakistan's ODI captain.
Babar Azam has been confirmed as
Pakistan's new ODI captain, officially completing his elevation to the
leadership role in both white-ball formats.
Shafiqullah Shafiq handed six-year ban for flouting
Shafiqullah Shafiq has been handed a six-year ban from all forms of
cricket after he was deemed to have seriously breached the board's
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.
Don’t become a ‘falooda’ player: Yousaf warns Haider Ali.
Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousaf wants the rookie batsman Haider
Ali to improve his shot selection and not get carried away with his
performance in the now-suspended fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Aussie cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli & Co. to protect
IPL deals: Michael Clarke. India and Australia have had some memorable bilateral duels but Clarke
felt that whenever the Australians would face India, they "sucked up" to
Kohli & Co. with their eyes trained on the cash-rich league
Tanvir questions PCB’s leniency to Umar. LAHORE: Former Test seamer Tanvir Ahmed firmly believes that batsman Umar
Akmal has been given too many chances to play for Pakistan.
New Zealand tour of West Indies in July 'most unlikely'.
Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has confirmed that the women's
tour of Sri Lanka, that was slated for later this month, has been postponed.
White also said that it was "most unlikely" that the men's team would be
touring Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies in June and July as
Coronavirus: ECB recommends all recreation cricket is
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has recommended all forms of
recreational cricket be suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus.
Cricketer Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy.
Nasir Jamshed, 30, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, was the target of
bribery but then acted as a go-between, encouraging others in return for
PM Imran Khan endorses dropping Sarfraz. “I don’t
think the performance and form of a player should be judged by T20 cricket
but through Test and One-Day cricket,” Imran Khan told reporters.
Cricket World Cup: Faf du Plessis 'embarrassed' by South
Africa exit South Africa captain Faf du Plessis
admitted being "embarrassed" by his country's early World Cup exit but is
determined to fight on in the role.
England's Chris Woakes on the art of death bowling
It is limited-overs cricket at its
most dramatic: the outcome of an entire match boiled down to the final six
Pakistan on top in ICC’s 80-team T20 rankings
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday unveiled an
expanded ICC Men’s Twenty 20 International Team Rankings table with 80