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ICC mulls separate broadcast rights for women’s cricket after stellar T20 WC

The big success of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia this year has forced the ICC to explore the option of inviting separate bidders for women’s cricket for the 2023-31 cycle.   With a total of 1.1 billion video views, this edition was the most-watched ICC Women’s event ever, …

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No cricket means ECB could lose 300 million pounds

The COVID-19 pandemic might have a severe impact on the financial condition of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as it is set to lose over 300 million pounds if no cricket is played during the upcoming season.   The situation has been further worsened due to the refusal …

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Shane Warne picks his all-time India XI

Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne picked current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as the skipper of his all-time India XI. He excluded the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and VVS Laxman but included Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu.   Warne has also excluded present Indian skipper Virat Kohli from his …

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Trivia: Who is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test?

The 2012 Mirpur Test between West Indies and Bangladesh would have remained a rather forgettable match in the annals of Test cricket if you had taken out ball one of the Test. Having won the toss, West Indies opted to bat first on a placid surface against the hosts in …

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Announcement of players contract list deferred by Cricket Australia

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the major sporting events were called off or postponed. A number of cricket tournaments were rescheduled as well. The cricket boards had to end or postpone their respective domestic actions. Meanwhile the boards kept the off-field action ongoing. While South Africa named the …

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Abdur Razzak approached by BCB for vacant national selectors’ position

Former Bangladeshi international cricketer Abdur Razzak, who is still actively playing in the domestic circuit, has been approached by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for a vacant national selectors’ position.   The Board has been on the lookout for the third member of their selection panel after the exit of …

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No professional cricket in England till May 28

The England and Cricket Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that no professional game will take place in the country till May 28 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. They are, thus, planning to start the season from June or July, with two high profile series’ likely to be postponed. …

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England’s tour of Sri Lanka postponed due to worsening Covid-19 pandemic

The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday decided to postpone the forthcoming Test series between England and Sri Lanka amidst increasing Covid-19 pandemic concerns. Both ECB and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board agreed upon the decision mutually with the former deciding to bring all of their players back home to …

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Sri Lanka name squad for England Test series

Sri Lanka face a couple of injury concerns in Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga as they named a 16-man squad for the Test series against England at home. Lahiru Thirimanne was left out for Perera who is a doubtful starter for the first game following a finger injury. Hasaranga, meanwhile, …

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Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh new India selectors

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh will be the new selectors of the Indian men’s cricket team. MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda’s tenure had ended earlier this year, following which the BCCI was on the lookout for individuals to take …

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