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De Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket
AB de Villiers is expected to retire from Test cricket as early as August, in a second attempt at hanging up his whites, unless CSA can convince him to stay on again. AB de Villiers is expected to retire from Test cricket as early as August, in a second

Yorkshire laid low by Roy's blast
Jason Roy's assault on a below-par Yorkshire attack set the tone for a day of Surrey domination at Headingley

Chanderpaul treats new format with formidable old resolve
Shiv Chanderpaul, who seems to have been scoring runs since the invention of electricity, dominated the first day of pink-ball Championship cricket here with the 76th century of a remarkable first-class career

Gregory keeps Hampshire's ambitions in check
Somerset fast bowler Lewis Gregory took three wickets as the visitors enjoyed the better of the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire

Harmer and Cook add to Essex sheen
As Alastair Cook reached 64 not out to complete a day of Essex supremacy, for Essex supporters finding their county top of the Championship, the twilight came close to heaven

Wright shows benefits of captaincy off-load
Luke Wright made his first century since 2015 to give Sussex the advantage on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Hove

Pattinson thrives once more as Nottinghamshire continue promotion surge
Nottinghamshire are in no rush to sign up another overseas player when James Pattinson returns to Australia after Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup final

Duckett back in the pink to revive England memories
Ben Duckett finally emerged from a thin season to show the talent that attracted England

BCCI, CoA sidestep question of Srinivasan's eligibility
Amitabh Choudhary, the acting BCCI secretary, has said it is the prerogative of a state association to nominate a person to the board's special general meeting "as long as it doesn't violate any court order"

Hamidullah Qadri becomes county cricket's first 21st century boy
Derbyshire's Hamidullah Qadri, a 16-year-old offspinner, became the first player from the 21st century to play county cricket when he made his Championship debut in Cardiff

Stokes' horror show is bad news for Durham
Ben Stokes made a rare appearance for Durham but he was unable to work his magic - quite the opposite

Steelbacks put trust in SA wrist spinner
South African left arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will join the Northamptonshire Steelbacks for the NatWest T20 Blast.

Bolton century leads Australia to breezy win
An opening partnership of 171 between Nicole Bolton and Beth Mooney paved the way for Australia women to begin their title defence with an eight-wicket win against West Indies

Imad Wasim surges to top of T20I bowlers rankings
Pakistan allrounder Imad Wasim has displaced Imran Tahir to occupy the top spot among T20I bowlers

New BCCI committee to identify hurdles in implementing Lodha reforms
The new committee will identify "exceptional and extremely limited areas of difficulty" in the implementation of the Supreme Court's order of July 2016 and the passing of key Lodha reforms

Westwood retires with immediate effect
Ian Westwood, the Warwickshire opening batsman and former captain, has announced his retirement with immediate effect following a 15-year playing career

Kuhn, Phehlukwayo in South Africa's Test squad
South Africa have named three new caps, including opening batsman in Heino Kuhn, in the Test squad to play England

Kuldeep hard to pick from the wrist - Kohli
Virat Kohli thinks Kuldeep Yadav's ability to turn the ball both ways while bowling cross seam makes all the difference

De Villiers to meet with CSA in August to decide future
AB de Villiers will meet with CSA in August to chart his future in international cricket

Australia target 300 total in World Cup opener
Australia's captain Meg Lanning is targeting a total beyond 300 as the World Cup favourites commence their campaign against a familiar finals foe - West Indies

WATCH - West Indies pay for bowling errors
Key highlights from the second ODI between West Indies and India

Ismail and Luus clinch a thriller for SA
South Africa were cruising at 113 for 0 in a chase of 207 - a straightforward equation - but against a spirited Pakistan bowling attack, it was anything but

Dainty 'disappointed' by unanimous vote to expel USACA
The president of the USA Cricket Association claimed that the ICC's main motivation behind the expulsion was to tap into the financial potential of the USA market

Malan debut onslaught sets up England series win
An impressive debut from Dawid Malan helped England seal the T20 series over South Africa with a 19-run victory at Cardiff

Rahane, Kuldeep star in 105-run win
Ajinkya Rahane's third ODI century and Kuldeep Yadav's 3 for 50 helped India thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second ODI in Port of Spain and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series

Mandhana sets the standard as India overwhelm England in World Cup opener
India's impressive batting line-up made a collective statement of intent, not least their 20-year-old prodigy Smriti Mandhana, as England, the hosts, were overwhelmed by a display of power and finesse

Bowlers help Netherlands clinch consolation win
A 79-ball 71 from Michael Rippon helped Netherlands post 279. They then bowled Zimbabwe out for 130 to complete a consolation win at The Hague

Huddleston, Bates star in crushing NZ win
Suzie Bates blasted her way to an eighth ODI ton to help New Zealand make light work of their 189 target after Holly Huddleston's third five-for paved way for a crushing win

Lions seamers seal emphatic win
There was one winning Lions team in the sporting world today - and an impressive one too as the England Lions' cricketers wrapped up a 257-run trouncing of South Africa A at Canterbury.

One eye on weather, one on India's middle order
Rain is expected again in the afternoon in Port-of-Spain where India would want to assess the strength of the batsmen they employ at No. 4 and below

SA find their fight to set up decider
ESPNcricinfo previews the third T20I between England and South Africa at Cardiff

Don't like the way I have been treated - Darren Bravo
Following the suspension of his contract last year, due to a controversial tweet, the West Indies batsman has asked Cricket West Indies to prove that he had indeed posted a message criticising board president Dave Cameron

Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach
Graham Ford has stepped down as Sri Lanka coach, ending his second tenure with the side after 15 months

Overton rattles SA A after Lions set them 412 to win
Jamie Overton took three wickets before the close after half-centuries from Mark Stoneman, Keaton Jennings and Nick Gubbins had set the Lions up for a declaration

Imran Khawaja takes over as deputy chairman
The ICC has appointed Imran Khawaja, a veteran administrator from Singapore, as its deputy chairman

Heino Kuhn set to earn South Africa Test call
Opening batsman Heino Kuhn will likely be named in South Africa's Test squad to play in England next month

Teams to retain review for 'umpire's call' verdict
From October 1, teams will not lose a review for "umpire's call" verdicts under the decision review system (DRS)

ICC backs World XI games in Lahore
Pakistan could host a World XI in Lahore for three T20s later this year, if all goes to plan

Broad misses pink-ball trial as heel injury clouds Lord's build-up
Stuart Broad remains hopeful of being fit for Nottinghamshire's Royal London Cup final against Surrey on July 1, as well as the first Test against South Africa five days later,

Morris the spark as SA steal three-run win
The dismissal of Jason Roy, given out for obstructing the field, changed the course of a game that England appeared to have won and saw South Africa level the IT20 series at 1-1 with one to play.

TNCA nominates Srinivasan to attend BCCI SGM
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's (TNCA) executive committee has nominated N Srinivasan to be the state association's representative at the BCCI's special general meeting on Monday (June 26) in Mumbai

CoA urges state associations to streamline Lodha objections
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) hopes that the state associations will distill their objections to the Lodha Committee recommendations to one or two points when they meet on Sunday (June 25) in Mumbai

Ballance to captain England Lions in tour game
Gary Ballance's prospects of a Test recall at Lord's next month have been given a boost by his appointment as England Lions captain for their three-day tour match against South Africa at Worcester

ICC rejected USACA plea ahead of AGM
USACA claims the shift in ICC's voting structure in 2008 overly constrained their membership

BCCI invites fresh applications for India coach role
In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has decided to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach

WATCH - Dhawan and Rahane keep a good thing going
Watch clips of the action from the first ODI between West Indies and India in Port of Spain

The Ireland and Afghanistan domino effect
Both countries being awarded Test status is as much about restrictions lifted as about opportunities gained

Brown, Taylor named Sussex captains
Sussex have appointed wicketkeeper Ben Brown as their Championship captain for the rest of the season, with Ross Taylor taking charge in the NatWest T20 Blast

No result after Dhawan-Rahane show
Heavy rain cut short the first ODI of the series between West Indies and India

Winfield ruled out of England World Cup opener
England have suffered a major setback in their preparations for Saturday's Women's World Cup opener against India at Derby, with the news that Lauren Winfield, their hard-hitting opener, will miss the match after sustaining a wrist injury

Marsh comes to Yorkshire's aid for Blast campaign
Shaun Marsh is heading to Yorkshire for this season's NatWest Blast

Henry Blofeld, Test Match Special's Dear Old Thing, announces retirement
Henry Blofeld, the veteran BBC commentator, has announced that he will retire from his role with Test Match Special this summer, after 45 years on the airwaves.

Family emergency forces Domingo to return home
South Africa coach Russell Domingo has left the team in the U.K. with his mother critical in hospital following an accident

Ireland's status change triggers vacancies in ICC board
Several Irishmen had served as Associate representatives on ICC committees and these spots will open up as a result of Ireland's change to Full Member status

CA offers concessions, sends contract offers
Australia's players have been offered key concessions in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia, as the Australian Cricketers Association renewed its call for independent mediation to find a way forward only a week before the expiry of the current MOU

Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom gain New Zealand contracts
Opening batsman Jeet Raval, allrounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom have all been added to New Zealand's list of contracted players for 2017-18

'Don't compare us to male cricketers' - Raj
India women's captain Mithali Raj has made it clear that female cricketers should hold their own and not be compared to their male counterparts

ICC approves new constitution
The ICC revealed on Thursday that it had "unanimously" adopted an "extensively revised" constitution at the annual conference in London

Late collapse undermines Markram, Kuhn stand
England Lions stunned South Africa A with a late burst of six wickets in 16 overs to capitalise on a superb unbeaten century by Ben Foakes on a fluctuating second day of the first-class match in Canterbury.

'I think this sets a terrific example' - Ireland CEO Deutrom
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has praised his now-fellow Test member administrators for their long-term vision in approving governance changes that resulted in Ireland and Afghanistan

Mire, Ervine help Zimbabwe clinch series
Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine struck half-centuries as Zimbabwe clinched the three-match series by chasing down a revised target of 229 with six balls to spare and seven wickets in hand

ICC Test, ODI leagues closer to reality
Efforts to contextualize international cricket are a step closer to reality after the ICC's chief executives committee (CEC) worked out a viable schedule for a Test and ODI league

'I have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer' - Kohli
While speaking of the respect the team has for Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer, has offered little about the events that led to his resignation as head coach

USACA expelled by the ICC
After 52 years as the ICC's member governing body in the USA, the USA Cricket Association was expelled following a unanimous vote at the ICC's board meeting on Thursday

Afghanistan, Ireland get Test status
Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC, meaning they have become cricket's 11th and 12th Test-playing nations

BCCI, ICC broker peace over financial model
The BCCI will receive a little over US$100 million more than what was agreed upon by a vast majority of the ICC Board in meetings in April

Kohli's India face the Caribbean grind
Both India and West Indies have had on- and off-field issues of late. The visitors are still favourites, provided their batsmen adjust to the slow, low Caribbean tracks

Clarke and Mitchell stun Kent with 399 run-chase
Joe Clarke sealed back-to-back centuries as he and Daryl Mitchell powered Worcestershire to the victory that lifts them into the Specsavers County Championship Division Two promotion places

Hampshire endure a gloomy denouement as Lancashire go second
The final day of this game began with Hampshire's batsmen hoping that the weather might save them only to find the Mancunian climate contributing to their slow doom.

Cook ends Durham's long wait for victory
Durham coasted to their first Specsavers County Championship win of the season when they made light work of reaching a target of 157 in 43 overs against Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street

Onus on South Africa to find fighting spirit
ESPNcricinfo previews the second T20I between England and South Africa at Taunton

Jeetan Patel confirms international retirement
The 34-year old offspinner, who played 24 Tests, 43 ODIs and 11 T20Is, intends to keep representing Wellington in domestic cricket

Playing for NZ was an easy decision - Ronchi
The former wicketkeeper batsman talks of his switching ties to New Zealand, his Australian team-mates' reactions to his decision, and his match-winning knock on Test debut

Harmer's 14 inflicts grievous harm on Warwickshire's survival hopes
Simon Harmer claimed his career-best figures of 8 for 36, and 14 for 128 in the match. For Warwickshire, dismissed for 94, it added up to a whole lot of trouble

Ronchi retires from international cricket
Luke Ronchi, the New Zealand wicketkeeper, has announced his retirement from international cricket

Kumble left after giving 'dressing-down' to player
A flare-up in the dressing room immediately after the Champions Trophy final may have been the final act of Anil Kumble's tumultuous final weeks as India coach

Broad in doubt for Lord's Test after suffering heel injury
Stuart Broad has emerged as an injury doubt ahead of the Test series against South Africa after requiring a scan on his heel

Jennings makes opener's case as Hameed misses out
Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings made their respective cases to partner Alastair Cook in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, but Haseeb Hameed went run-less

Gruny, Bhaskar return to USA squad after five-year absence
USA will appear at the ICC Europe T20 qualifier since the ICC does not host any Americas qualifier. The ICC had announced last year that USA was given a wildcard spot in the tournament.

England women complete warm-up with big win over New Zealand
A round-up of the Women's World Cup warm-up matches played on June 21, 2017

TNCA at odds with BCCI over outstation players in TNPL
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is on a collision course with the BCCI after it reaffirmed its ambition to sign up 'outstation' players for the Tamil Nadu Premier League

Australia's pay fight endangers international game
With domestic T20 leagues gaining traction across the world, Cricket Australia's approach to the pay dispute has added risk to the future of international cricket, according to the former ACA chief executive

Murtagh puts seal on crushing Middlesex win
On the day of the summer solstice, the reigning county champions have their first victory of summer. Yorkshire were not defeated so much as eviscerated

Vilas' determined career-best sets up Lancs
Dane Vilas made a career-best 224 before James Anderson ripped out three wickets on a steamy evening at Old Trafford to leave Lancashire in charge

Excitement proves misleading
A rush of wickets followed by a last-wicket stand brought excitement but the match remained well balanced at Chester-le-Street

Counties seek extra funding in anticipation of broadcast deal
The first-class counties have asked the ECB for extra funding to help with cash-flow problems and infrastructure repayments

Harmer's marathon puts victory within sight
Simon Harmer claimed a six-wicket haul as Essex made Warwickshire follow on at Chelmsford

A short history of India's coaches
Following Anil Kumble's resignation as India coach, ESPNcricinfo looks back at how his predecessors fared

ICC mulls scrapping Champions Trophy
Cricket's world body is considering scrapping the event in favour of two expanded World T20 tournaments in a four-year cycle

SCG curator Tom Parker steps down
The long-serving SCG curator Tom Parker will step down later this year, just a few months before Australia's home Ashes series

Bairstow, bowlers shine in nine-wicket canter
England produced something close to the perfect performance as they crushed South Africa by nine wickets in the opening game of the T20 series at the Ageas Bowl

Denly's career-best 227* makes Worcestershire swelter
Joe Denly demonstrated immense powers of concentration in the sweltering heat with a career-best double century to steer Kent into a position of strength on day three of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Worcestershire at New Road

Pattinson condems Leics to thumping defeat
Another ruthlessly efficient bowling performance from Nottinghamshire swept them to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season and strengthened their lead at the top of the Division Two table

Full text of Anil Kumble's statement
Hours after resigning as India coach, Anil Kumble tweeted "thank you!", and attached a statement to his tweet

Yasir signing sees Tredwell looking for move
James Tredwell has asked Kent for permission to talk to other counties having become frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities

'Don't need to prove anyone wrong' - de Villiers
AB de Villiers hopes to use the three T20s against England to thoroughly banish memories of the Champions Trophy exit and the resultant analysis of his leadership and lack of runs

New-look teams look to banish Champions Trophy blues
ESPNcricinfo previews the first T20I between England and South Africa at the Ageas Bowl

Kumble resigns as partnership with Kohli becomes 'untenable'
Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach, four days before a limited-overs tour of the Caribbean

Chatara's five-for destroys Netherlands in opener
Tendai Chatara's third five-wicket haul in List A matches ensured Netherlands were skittled out for 142, a total that Zimbabwe had no trouble chasing

Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord's Test
South Africa's Test captain Faf du Plessis is in a "race against time" to play the opening match against England at Lord's, which starts on July 6








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