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SLC optimistic over Lanka Premier League launch in August
The tournament is scheduled to start on August 8, but the government has pushed back the August 1 reopening of the country's main airport

Sheffield Shield returns to Kookaburra ball throughout
For the last four seasons the Duke had been used for the second part of the tournament

Tributes to Sir Everton Weekes: 'A legend, our hero'
"Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon," said Cricket West indies

The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket's heart
Important strides have been made in the game but much work remains to be done

Phil Simmons is 'the right man at the right time' - CWI president
Unequivocal support for head coach in wake of call for sacking for attending family funeral

West Indies batsmen need to 'look in the mirror', says Jason Holder
Captain strikes in first over of tour as bowlers dominate in warm-up game

Sir Everton Weekes, the last of the three Ws, dies aged 95
Final member of legendary West Indies batting triumvirate dies in Barbados

James Bracey makes a name for himself with scene-stealing half-century
Opener takes opportunity to impress with fluent fifty in warm-up

Joshua Da Silva scores a ton as Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel shine with the ball
Da Silva's unbeaten 133 may yet prompt a rethink on West Indies' batting order ahead of first Test against England

James Bracey, Dan Lawrence steal spotlight in England's warm-up
Newcomers score half-centuries, pressing their claims to feature in Test series against West Indies

Peter Fulton steps down as New Zealand batting coach to join Canterbury
Fulton had replaced Craig McMillan as batting coach after the 2019 World Cup

Gareth Roderick to join Worcestershire from Gloucestershire
Keeper will leave Bristol at end of season

Sangakkara, Jayawardene called up in investigation into 2011 World Cup final
A former SL sports minister has alleged corruption, though no evidence has been made public

Shashank Manohar steps down, Imran Khwaja interim ICC chairman
ICC Board to finalise election process "within" a week

Cricket Ireland award new set of women's contracts
Eleven players offered 'non-retainer' deals in further step towards professional set-up

Leicestershire resume training on Wednesday despite second lockdown in Leicester
Foxes players train at Grace Road in preparation for county season start on August 1

Ian Bell to play for Warwickshire through 2021 season
Former England batsman extends time with his home county's senior ranks to 23 years

Cricket South Africa's 3TC competition rescheduled to July 18
The experimental format - featuring three teams in one game - will mark the return of cricket to the country in lockdown

Phil Simmons faces calls for sacking after leaving lockdown to attend funeral
President of Barbados Cricket Association calls decision "inconsiderate and reckless"

Coronavirus newsfile: Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz to take PIA flight to England on July 3
A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

Jason Holder's form a concern as rain hampers Windies warm-up
Captain lacking in form as weather restricts second warm-up at Old Trafford

Jos Buttler in possession as England prepare to get back on the field
Wicketkeeper to captain in intra-squad warm-up as Silverwood preaches continuity

Warwickshire sizing up move for Dom Bess as Jeetan Patel successor
England spinner may need to move on from Somerset to secure regular first-team action

Ben Stokes to captain England as Joe Root misses first West Indies Test
ECB confirms Joe Root will miss warm-up game and first Test in order to attend birth of child

Leicestershire to resume training on Wednesday despite second lockdown in Leicester
Foxes players to come off furlough as planned with a view to being fit for county season on August 1

Alex Hepburn loses appeal against rape conviction
Former Worcestershire player was jailed for rape in April 2019

Former Pakistan cricketer Khalid Wazir dies at 84
He was part of Pakistan's historic 1954 tour of England

Tim Bresnan joins Warwickshire on two-year deal
Former Yorkshire allrounder moves south after 19 years at Headingley

Aaron Finch: ODI and Test league commitments secondary to cricket's holistic recovery
He believes Australia will need to embrace flexibility, to the point of playing series at shorter notice than usual

Mohammad Hafeez, five others to join Pakistan squad in England after second negative Covid-19 test
They underwent a second test inside three days on Monday, following a first negative test last week

Zimbabwe's three-match ODI tour to Australia postponed
The matches had been scheduled for early August but were always doubtful

Sammy-Jo Johnson: 'Australia the hardest team in the world to get into at the moment'
On opportunities for young girls in the sport in Australia, Johnson said there was a need for more 50-over cricket

List of all the cricket series affected by coronavirus: full coverage
From saying no to handshakes, to playing matches in empty stadiums, and eventually calling off almost every tour

Jermaine Blackwood keen to prove himself against England attack
Batsman's bid to earn a spot in West Indies first-Test line-up hit by washed out first day of final warm-up in Manchester

Ben Stokes promises to take 'positive route' as England captaincy looms
Allrounder set to stand in for first Test if Joe Root is absent for the birth of his child

County cricket to return from August 1, but formats remain to be decided
Still no movement on club cricket, in wake of Prime Minister's comments in Commons

MCC to review art collection amid slavery links of former secretary
Pelham Warner's association with club could also come under scrutiny

Craig Meschede retires aged 28 due to shoulder problem
Glamorgan allrounder advised to quit after being diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

CSA gets sports-ministry green light to resume training
The board has identified 44 men's players who will return to training in small groups, nearest to their franchise grounds

Nitin Menon replaces Nigel Llong in Elite panel of umpires for 2020-21
Menon becomes the third Indian after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi to make it to the Elite panel

Mark Taylor raises prospect of Boxing Day Test being moved
Adelaide and Perth may be able to host larger crowds than Melbourne

West Indies to wear Black Lives Matter logo on Test shirts
Captain Jason Holder says squad have "a duty to show solidarity"

Stuart Broad working with England psychologist to beat closed-door concerns
Seamer plans to embrace inner child after advice from mum

Azhar Ali: Pakistan have England's 'fragile' top order in our sights
Captain not fazed by England's strong bowling attack

England will pick strongest XI for first West Indies Test despite rotation plans
Stuart Broad could miss his first home Test since 2012 this summer

Shikha Pandey says don't 'tinker with fabric of women's game', but market it well
The India pace-bowling allrounder says no need to make "superfluous" changes, instead have patience with the evolving women's players

Pakistan 'made pact to keep fitness intact' - Azhar Ali
Testing and the retesting that followed hasn't shifted Pakistan's focus away from cricket, says the captain

Phil Simmons enters self-isolation as Alzarri Joseph downplays disruption
West Indies coach attended a funeral on Friday

UK club cricket full of untapped talent from minority backgrounds - Amar Virdi
Surrey offspinner outlines challenges faced by cricketers from Asian backgrounds

Jack Leach ready to fight for role after battling back from winter illness
Spinner admits to "overthinking" and says best is yet to come

Mohammad Hafeez, five others return negative results in PCB Covid-19 retests
Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Hasnain the others to clear their tests

Andy Roberts: 'Oshane Thomas will be the first name I'd pencil in on this tour'
Tells former team-mate Michael Holding who could be the future of WI's fast bowling

Pakistan prepare to fly to England without 10 Covid-positive players
Squad will go into quarantine at Worcester before heading to Derby for final preparations

Pakistan domestic players set for better pay after record-breaking PCB investment
192 players will be offered new contracts which represent a stark increase in salary

Infrastructure development takes a hit as PCB slash budget after Covid-19
Bulk of funds to go directly to cricket-related activities with board saying game would not be compromised

Amar Virdi hoping to jump to front of England spin queue
Offspinner has overcome fitness issues to make 30-man training squad

Shamarh Brooks 'seeing dividends' of work with Floyd Reifer ahead of England Tests
Batsman made maiden ton in his last Test but averaged 18.78 for Barbados this season

Corey Anderson's Somerset contract cancelled
Allrounder's deal off due to Covid-19 pandemic

Belinda Clark: 'There's still plenty of money in cricket'
CA's head of community cricket knows there are challenges to come due to Covid-19

Ross Taylor: One-day World Cup could have joint winners
The New Zealand batsman is not convinced of the need to split teams with Super Overs in 50-over cricket

Aaron Finch thinking ahead to Australia's 2023 World Cup plans
The downtime hasn't stopped Australia's limited-overs captain looking at the challenges to come

All the Australian state squads for the 2020-21 season
The moves and new signings ahead of the domestic summer

Shamarh Brooks and Shane Dowrich find form in drawn Windies warm-up
West Indies' squad members complete three-day warm-up match at Emirates Old Trafford

Recreational cricket: Government 'have really messed up'
Shadow sports minister says summer without cricket would be "catastrophic" for local clubs

Regional Retainers announced for England women domestic players
First step towards professionalisation of domestic game takes place in spite of lockdown

PCB may ditch need for two negative tests for England travel
The PCB may change their current policy of requiring players return two negative tests before being cleared to travel to England

Jofra Archer tests negative for Covid-19
Archer's arrival for training was delayed after a household member was unwell

ECB cancel Dynamos kids initiative as talks for resumption continue
National competitions cancelled for season as board focuses on local playing opportunities

Zak Crawley: Battle for No. 3 spot with Joe Denly will be 'slightly odd'
Batsman set to go up against Kent team-mate in shoot-out for spot

Matthew Mott: Kim Garth exit could push Ireland towards professionalism
The Ireland allrounder has opted for a future in Australia and could play for them when she qualifies

Mominul Haque to Bangladesh team-mates: 'Being mentally strong the most important factor'
The Test captain's plans have taken a backseat due to the pandemic but he isn't too worried about it

Chris Tremain returns home to NSW and Daniel Solway rewarded for flying start
Batsman Daniel Solway has been given a contract following an outstanding 2019-2020 season

Raymon Reifer presents Test case as Jason Holder's ankle causes worry
Captain doesn't bowl for second day running after bagging golden duck as well

Clare Connor to become MCC's first woman president
Former England captain to replace Kumar Sangakkara in October 2021

St Lucia show-stopper gives Mark Wood confidence for West Indies rematch
'Friendly rivalry' with Jofra Archer could propel England's pace attack to new heights, says quick

'Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India'
ICC anti-corruption officer Steve Richardson wants the Indian government to criminalise corruption in sport

'Clubs are desperate for cricket, just to stay alive' - Mark Wood
World Cup winner fears sport is missing chance for youngsters to emulate their heroes

Surrey, Middlesex to stage two-day warm-up in July
Match to take place behind closed doors at Kia Oval in preparation for possible August Championship

Bangladesh postpone Sri Lanka tour due to Covid-19 pandemic
The teams were scheduled to play a three-Test series in the July-August period

Mohammad Hafeez says he's negative for Covid-19 day after PCB announces positive result
He was one of ten players from the squad to test positive in the board's screening ahead of the England tour

Bryce Street's emergence adds to Queensland's top-order options
Jack Wood, a young left-arm wristspinner, has also earned his first contract

Cheteshwar Pujara: 'If you are mentally tough, you can take a long break comfortably'
India's Test No. 3 has resumed training at his academy in Rajkot

Chris Green's action cleared, can resume bowling
The offspinner underwent testing in Brisbane last week following his January ban

Kim Garth leaves Irish cricket for future in Australia
The allrounder will settle in Australia and may be eligible to represent them in the future

Legspinner Wil Parker opts for cricket over football with Victoria contract
The 18-year-old took four wickets on his first-class debut at the SCG last season

West Indies provide double boost as Test preparations step up
Second round of Covid-19 tests all come back negative

Jofra Archer's arrival in England camp delayed after a member of his household feels unwell
All tested negative for COVID-19 but bowler will have a second test and join squad on Thursday if cleared

Rashid Khan set for Barbados Tridents, Chris Lynn heading to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Two Indians among 538 players who have registered for the draft

Ashley Giles: No contingencies if Pakistan tour called off but ECB will adapt
England arrived in Southampton on Tuesday ahead of West Indies series

Zimbabwe Cricket nearly debt-free after 'horrible' year, says chairman
Board sets focus on the revival of club cricket and the re-establishment of a national academy

Darren Gough: England's pace attack is their best since 2005
Former quick thinks Woakes can replace Anderson as "figurehead" within 18 months

Boris Johnson deals blow to UK's recreational cricketers
Prime Minister appears to pour cold water on hopes for imminent restart

Seven more Pakistan players test positive for Covid-19
There are now ten Pakistan players who have tested positive

Chris Gayle opts out of CPL 2020 owing to personal reasons
The tournament is to take place in T&T subject to permission from the local government

Mark Boucher not a 3TC shareholder, says CSA, considers legal action
South Africa's head coach only "involved in conceptualising 3TC", says Jacques Faul

Ashley Giles 'concerned' by Pakistan trio's positive Covid-19 tests
Insists series is not yet in doubt despite test results

Counties not to face sanctions if they fall under salary collar
PCA chairman "confident" some form of county cricket will be possible this season

New Zealand's August tour of Bangladesh postponed
The two-Test series which is part of the World Test Championship is Bangladesh's fourth postponement since March

Tim Paine: Australian cricket 'can get very excited' about Cameron Green
The Western Australia allrounder scored the most Sheffield Shield hundreds last season

Tim Paine backs Cricket Australia board, clarifies Kevin Roberts relationship
The Test captain said there had to be an appreciation of how tough it is to run a sport at the moment

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