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Rashid on verge of signing new Yorkshire deal
Adil Rashid's importance to Yorkshire is also highly symbolic and the county will be relieved that differences have been patched up

Sarfraz miffed by skewed Asia Cup scheduling
Pakistan captain asks why India don't have to switch back and forth between venues when all the other teams do

ECB confirm disrepute charges for Ben Stokes and Alex Hales
The England pair will face their hearing on December 5 and 7 and could be handed bans

Teenager Dilhari gets maiden T20I call-up after stunning India in ODI series ender
Chamari Atapattu, Eshani Lokusuriyage and Dilani Manodara return to Sri Lanka's T20I squad for the five-match series against India, starting September 19

Khaleel Ahmed handed debut as Hong Kong opt to bowl against India
Under sunny and warm skies, Anshy Rath chose to field against the favourites, while India handed a debut to left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed

Durham legend Geoff Cook ends 27-year career
Durham's long-standing director of cricket to step down from his role at the end of the season as part of a staff restructure

New Zealand women pick spin-heavy squads for Australia T20Is, World T20
New Zealand enter the Australia series having won the last three bilateral T20I series against them

Broken thumb rules out Nevill from One Day Cup
He sustained a broken thumb while batting in the WACA Ground nets ahead of their opening match against Western Australia on Tuesday

PCA chairman softens stance on The Hundred after Trent Bridge trials
Daryl Mitchell concedes that new format is 'still cricket' as ECB seeks feedback from players after Hundred open day

All over for the Over as The Hundred takes the stage
Balls are the future as the ECB's new format undergoes an open day of testing at Trent Bridge

James Tredwell, England's offspinning understudy, retires from playing career
Kent and former England offspinner calls time after an injury-plagued season

Steven Crook, Northamptonshire stalwart, calls time on career
Australia-born allrounder became cult hero over the course of a 13-year association with Wantage Road

'Nobody likes to be dropped and brought back' - Rohit
While India are still looking to nail down middle-order spots, the captain indicated he wouldn't chop and change too much during the course of the Asia Cup

'Anderson knows the England dressing-room will never be the same' - Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan fears that Alastair Cook's Test retirement could trigger an exodus of England's senior players

Sri Lankan police question spectators over possible links to fixers
Action taken after SLC's anti-corruption unit flags the spectators for excessive mobile phone usage during Sri Lanka-India women's game

Rahmat, spinners knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup
Afghanistan put up 249 on a slow pitch and their spinners did the rest

Could Hong Kong upset a potentially second-string India?
Given the extreme heat of Dubai and their meeting with Pakistan on Wednesday, India could rest a few big names, giving Hong Kong a slightly bigger chance of pulling off something spectacular

Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win over West Indies
The seamer became the third South Africa women's bowler to claim 100 wickets in ODIs. She finished with figures of 9-2-14-3 as West Indies were bowled out for 161 while chasing 202

Colin Munro's 68* seals Trinbago Knight Riders' third CPL title
Trinbago Knight Riders became the first back-to-back champions in the CPL, and the first three-time winners in the tournament's history

Wayne Parnell takes up Kolpak deal with Worcestershire
The left-arm seamer has effectively ended his South Africa career in favour of the county deal and the chance to explore T20 leagues

'Felt very brave' - Tamim on batting with fractured wrist
Exclusive: The Bangladesh batsman on how the plan for him to return to bat in the Asia Cup opener, bandaged hand and all, came about

Sri Lanka have the edge, but not by much
Afghanistan's spinners, led by Mujeeb and Rashid, could pose interesting questions to a batting order that's proven to be brittle

Pat Brown "very close" to England after memorable T20 campaign
Worcestershire captain Moeen Ali heaped praise on his young bowler after a masterful display of skill on Finals Day

Simmons wants Afghanistan's batsmen to follow bowlers' lead
The Afghanistan coach wants his batsmen to rise to the level where they can shine at the IPL, and thereby compete with the best on the world stage

Chamari Atapattu trumps Mithali Raj as Sri Lanka win last-over thriller
They broke a sequence of ten successive ODI losses against India, winning with one ball to spare in a high-scoring game

Moeen Ali did not want 'Osama' claims escalated - Trevor Bayliss
The England coach raised the issue with Darren Lehmann during 2015 Cardiff Test but some of Moeen's team-mates wanted it taken further

Pakistan overpower Hong Kong to open Asia Cup campaign
Usman Khan and Shadab Khan dismantled Hong Kong's batting before Imam-ul-Haq's fifty guided them to an eight-wicket win

Glenn Maxwell finishes his losing week a winner
After being dumped from the Test squad, he responded with 80 in seam-friendly conditions to set up Victoria's slim victory

How the title was won - relive all the action from Finals Day
Worcestershire were crowned T20 champions - look back at how they did it

Eight PSL games to be held in Lahore, Karachi in 2019
The T20 tournament will begin in Dubai on February 17 with the final scheduled to take place in Karachi on March 17

Brilliant Ben Cox takes Worcestershire to T20 title as calm Moeen Ali leads from the front
Moeen Ali starred with bat and ball and another outstanding spell from Pat Brown had held back Sussex's innings

Young Hong Kong a banana peel for Pakistan
A young Hong Kong side under Anshy Rath will look to make a mark in the side's first Asia Cup match since 2008

Heroic Tamim Iqbal returns to bat with one hand after wrist fracture
The Bangladesh opener came out with a special padding on the glove and helped add 32 for the last wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim

Sarfraz in an oasis of calm amid World Cup chatter
Both the Pakistan captain and his team appear incredibly relaxed - joking around at training and enjoying each other's company - even as they build for next year's World Cup

Sussex bowlers shine after Wright's record show
Those who hail Sussex's T20 attack as the best in the world found more evidence for their case as they snuffed out Somerset by 35 runs in the second semi-final

Mushfiqur stars in 137-run rout of Sri Lanka
The former captain smashed 144, including a last-wicket stand with Tamim Iqbal who came out to bat with a broken hand, to lift Bangladesh to a winning total

Fawad Ahmed's three-for lifts Trinbago Knight Riders into CPL final
Knight Riders will push for their third title in four years on Sunday when they take on Guyana Amazon Warriors, who beat them in the first qualification playoff

'Australian player called me Osama' - Moeen Ali alleges racial abuse during 2015 Ashes
Moeen Ali has intensified the focus on Australian player behaviour after claiming that he was subjected to a racial taunt

Pat Brown's wondrous season too much for Lancashire
Pat Brown is the Vitality Blast's leading wicket-taker and Lancashire succumbed to his sleight of hand as Worcestershire won the first semi-final

Lancashire 'like kids at Christmas' ahead of chance to save season
Captain Liam Livingstone is able to turn to England pair Jos Buttler and Keaton Jennings while Matt Parkinson could be a trump card

India hire Sri Lankan throwdown specialist to counter left-arm threat
Nuwan Seneviratne will help India deal with several left-arm quicks they will come up against in the Asia Cup

Nurture Adil Rashid's confidence in Sri Lanka, Shane Warne tells England
Australia legend expects 'big things' from legspinner, now that he has cemented his role in the side

MCC name new head groundsman ahead of World Cup and Ashes year
McDermott is currently the head groundsman at the Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire

Moeen Ali anticipates Jos Buttler duel
The latest news as it happens in the build-up to Vitality Blast Finals Day

Moeen Ali: 'Rude' Australia only team I disliked
In an interview with the Times, Moeen was critical of the way the Australia team carried themselves prior to the ball-tampering scandal

James Foster retires, coaching career beckons
Regarded as one of the finest wicketkeepers of his generation, Foster was unlucky not to gain more international recognition

Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion comments
A woman sacked by Cricket Australia after she criticised a Tasmanian politician's policy on abortion access in the state has reached an out of court settlement with the board

Dale Steyn back in South Africa's ODI mix
With World Cup 2019 in view, the fast bowler is set to play his first ODI in almost two years after being picked for the series in Zimbabwe

Akila, Chandimal absence gives slight edge to Bangladesh
Neither team will settle for anything other than a win, although Sri Lanka will have to make up for missing some key players

Eckersley among released Foxes quartet
Ned Eckersley and Mark Pettini will leave Grace Road at the end of the season as Paul Nixon faces another rebuilding job

Bravo brothers, Pollard, Simmons edge closer to West Indies returns
All four players have made themselves available for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the domestic 50-overs competition in October this year

Stewart's homegrown search reaps rich dividends
Alec Stewart celebrated Surrey's Championship win by saying: "If you produce your own players they fight together"

Harvey Hosein the hero as Derbyshire clinch nail-biting one-wicket win
Harvey Hosein's gutsy fifty clawed Derbyshire to a thrilling one-wicket victory over Northamptonshire on an afternoon that ebbed and flowed at Wantage Road

Have asked for warm-up games before the Australia Tests - Ravi Shastri
'Ideally we would want two three- or four-day games before a Test series,' India's head coach has told ESPNcricinfo. 'But do you have the time?'

Shehan Jayasuriya replaces injured Danushka Gunathilaka in Asia Cup squad
Gunathilaka, who hurt his back during training, joins Dinesh Chandimal on the injured list

How Justin Langer slipped up on centuries statistic
The Australia coach had cited players' century counts to justify Glenn Maxwell's omission from the Test squad, but ended up counting international hundreds twice

Surrey seal first Championship title since 2002 with ninth win in a row
Worcestershire fought to give themselves a Division One lifeline but could not prevent Surrey sealing a three-wicket win that secured the Championship

PCB assures Inzamam of full faith following nepotism accusations
The PCB chief selector has taken exception to rumours that he tried to abuse his position to secure his son's selection in Pakistan's Under-19 squad

Taniya Bhatia shines with bat and gloves to hand India series
The wicketkeeper-batsman made her maiden international fifty and followed it up with two vital catches and a stumping to deny Sri Lanka in a tight, low-scoring match

M Vijay and Tom Westley hundreds seal comfortable Essex chase
M Vijay led Essex to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season, compiling a high-quality century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge

'We've got to believe,' says Robert Croft after Glamorgan lose again
Gloucestershire wrapped up a nine-wicket victory inside eight overs, chasing just 35 runs to win on the final day and hand Glamorgan a sixth consecutive defeat

Brooks' grand goodbye leaves Lancashire fearing the worst
Jack Brooks' 9 for 113 in a Roses match awash with relegation fears was a bittersweet gift for a Yorkshire side he will leave at the end of the season

Mitchell Johnson gears up for motorsport debut
From a tearaway fast bowler to motor racing, Mitchell Johnson can't quite free himself from his addiction for speed

Glenn McGrath, Dale Steyn better bowlers than me - James Anderson
The most prolific seamer in Tests attributed the Australian's superiority to his 'bounce, relentless accuracy, aggression and ability to move the ball.'

Lynn rediscovers fearlessness as World Cup beckons
"Langer has given me clear idea just to go out there and bang the door down and not give the selectors any reason for them not to pick me," Lynn said

Scotland on alert as Paul Collingwood calls time on career
Paul Collingwood's retirement, at 42, comes with Scotland seeking a coach after the departure of Grant Bradburn

Chappell deal continues Notts' signing spree
Zak Chappell will push for England recognition at Trent Bridge after leaving Leicestershire

Taylor, Williams back in Zimbabwe squad; Raza not picked
Hamilton Masakadza retains captaincy across all formats for the South Africa and Bangladesh tours

Bonus points system may determine Shield final
Described by CA as a one-year trial concept, the change to the final was the most significant of numerous recommendations

Patriots' batting might trumps Phillips' 103 in eliminator
Tallawahs put up the highest-ever T20 total at Providence, on the back of a superb century from Glenn Phillips, but Devcich ensured the mark lasted less than two hours, before Ben Cutting sealed it off with a six

Keaton Jennings faces "nervous" wait ahead of Sri Lanka tour - Trevor Bayliss
James Vince, Rory Burns and Joe Denly feature prominently in England's thoughts ahead of selection meeting

Somerset escape pitch penalty because of lack of evidence
ECB disciplinary committee issues another final warning as it warns Somerset they "are treading a very fine line"

Rahane to captain Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy
The Mumbai selection committee, led by Ajit Agarkar, named Shreyas Iyer, as Ajinkya Rahane's deputy. Batsman Prithvi Shaw has also been included

A 'normal Dickwella' aims to make full use of Asia Cup opportunity
Having ironed out the technical flaws that had crept into his game, the wicketkeeper-batsman looks to put his head down and score big runs

Adil Rashid's strange series ends with a little bit of magic
In one Test he did nothing except walk around the outfield, in the others not much more, but in the final innings of the series Rashid produced the ball he was selected for

Brett Hutton gives Northamptonshire slender advantage
Brett Hutton's five-for and a Ricardo Vasconcelos fifty put Northamptonshire on top against Derbyshire at Wantage Road

Glamorgan grateful as Timm van der Gugten averts innings defeat
Craig Miles and Matt Taylor shared eight wickets at Gloucestershire closed in on victory over bottom side Glamorgan

Sussex must beat leaders after Durham disaster
Sussex go to Finals Day in the Vitality Blast with their Championship promotion hopes hanging by a thread after a thumping at Chester-le-Street

Nowt's changed, says Yorkshire: Lankies in crisis
Lancashire are three wickets away from a Roses defeat that would leave the spectre of relegation looming before them

Morne Morkel 'too good' as Surrey close in on Championship pennant
A spell of five wickets in 38 balls from Morne Morkel either side of tea saw the Division One leaders roar back into contention against bottom side Worcestershire

Simon Harmer, M Vijay bring Essex back into contention
Simon Harmer's best figures of the season and Murali Vijay's second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire

Smith, Warner leadership failure leads to defining vice-captain's role
Selectors will interview the interested players for the role of vice-captain and make a decision before the first Test against Pakistan on October 7

Keith Barker and Jeetan Patel dismantle Leicestershire
Warwickshire took further strides towards promotion with an innings win well inside three days

Sam Billings sees Kent home and ends Middlesex chances
Kent moved to the top of Division Two as it was confirmed that they have signed Nottinghamshsire seamer Matt Milnes

Don't rest me for winter tours, James Anderson tells selectors
Fast bowler believes eight-week break until Sri Lanka Tests will be ample time to recover from exertions in India series

Australia pick uncapped teenagers Wareham, Vlaeminck for NZ T20Is
Duo were part of the national performance squad programme over the winter; Jess Jonassen misses out due to knee injury

Satterthwaite appointed captain after Bates steps down
Outgoing captain led the side for six years, but feels she can contribute better now by focussing on her performances as a player only

Maxwell confirms mixed selection messages
Axed batsman disappointed he missed opportunities to score the runs that the selectors want by being asked not to play county cricket and then being left out of Australia A

Tanvir's penultimate-ball six takes Amazon Warriors into CPL final
Knight Riders now await the winner of the Eliminator between Patriots and Tallawahs; they will face the winner of that match in the second qualifier for a spot in the CPL final

Jamie Overton, Olly Stone in frame for Sri Lanka Test call-ups
Pace pair in consideration with a view to England's transition to life after James Anderson and Stuart Broad

Tough lessons in defeat will harden India's Test team, says Virat Kohli after 4-1 loss
India's captain calls for Test team to hit the ground running in future series, rather than ease into a tour as it develops

'I've been batting probably the best I have been' - Head
Although Australia A lost the second Test in fading light, Head got the news of his inclusion in the Test squad at lunch, while he was in the middle of a rescue job with the bat

Peshawar fly the regional banner as pitches under scrutiny again
Peshawar kept their perfect run going in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, while Mohammad Hafeez made a successful return to the competition after being overlooked for the international side

Scoreline doesn't show how competitive we were - Kohli
The India captain says his team has the character and skill to win difficult tours; they just need the experience to close out tough situations

'I'm glad Cookie was on the field for that wicket' - Emotional James Anderson pays tribute to best mate Alastair Cook
As Anderson passed Glenn McGrath's record, the retiring Cook called him "England's greatest cricketer"

Ricky Ponting slams Maxwell's exclusion from Test squad
The former captain said he did not understand why Maxwell had been left out of the A tour of India and not been given a chance to claim a Test spot

Alex Hughes makes the most of short day
With only 29 overs possible in the morning session, Hughes moved from his overnight 38 to a fourth fifty in consecutive matches

Kent carry slight edge into tense finale
Kent need another 52 with six wickets left to strengthen their hold on the top two and end Middlesex's challenge in the process

"We got everything we came for" - Chris Woakes
Warwickshire put the squeeze on Leicestershire on a rain-hit second day at Grace Road

Glamorgan recovery shortlived as Taylor and Charlesworth take command
Jack Taylor, two short of a century at the close, found a promising ally as Ben Charlesworth was given permission to bunk off school








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