3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff England Lions 140 (Saini 3-30, Nadeem 3-32) and 24 for 0 (Duckett 13*, Holden 5*) trail India A 392 (Abhimanyu 117, Rahul 81, Panchal 50, Chappell 4-60, Briggs 3-71) by 228 runs Navdeep Saini and Shahbaz Nadeem picked up three wickets apiece as India A shot England Lions out for
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5:27 PM ET The head of FICA, the international cricketers’ association, says that a protocol for the use of stump microphones must be introduced to avoid the “selective use” of incriminating audio by broadcasters. Tony Irish’s comments come after the West Indies fast bowler, Shannon Gabriel, and the Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, were both handed
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1:18 PM ET Before the cricket world turns its gaze IPL-wards starting March 23, there is one key limited-overs series that India will play, at home, against Australia. Comprising two T20Is and five ODIS, it starts on February 23 and runs through March 13. India, as the senior selection committee chairman MSK Prasad said recently,
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12:57 PM ET Moeen Ali says he was “hit hard” by comments from the national selector, Ed Smith, suggesting he was neither England’s first-choice spinner nor suitable to overseas conditions. Smith, appointed as England’s national selector last April, could not find space for Moeen in his first Test squad for the series against Pakistan, which
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Find out more at ecb.co.uk It’s hard not to shed a tear as cricket bids goodbye to one of its greatest ever servants. Alastair Cook bows out from the game with countless records, endless admirers and an immaculate reputation for being, above all, a kind and humble cricketer. #ThankYouChef This is the official channel of
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3:54 AM ET Alex Malcolm It seems appropriate that a Big Bash League venue is sponsored by the Marvel franchise. A place where the “League of Heroes” can show off their super-human hitting ability in an indoor stadium purpose-built for fan engagement. (Full disclosure: Marvel and ESPNcricinfo are both part of the Walt Disney family.)
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10:18 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A life ban has been recommended for Anuj Dedha, the Delhi cricketer who assaulted Amit Bhandari, the former India bowler and now chairman of selectors for Delhi’s senior and Under-23 teams. The recommendation to ban Dedha was taken on Wednesday at a Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) meeting attended
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8:24 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Nathan Coulter-Nile will undergo tests after suffering vertigo during Perth Scorchers’ BBL match against Adelaide Strikers. Coulter-Nile showed discomfort after bowling the penultimate ball of his fourth over. He managed to deliver his final ball but was then in considerable distress as he was attended to by the physio and
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Find out more at ecb.co.uk Sprints, running twos, push-pull and the yo-yo test – check out what the England did went through at their fitness testing session This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features
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3:00 AM ET Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl v South Africa Captaining in a Test match for the first time, Dimuth Karunaratne called correctly at the toss and put South Africa in to bat on a grassy, green-tinged Kingsmead track. “There’s a little moisture in the surface and we want to make the most
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  shares England erupt in celebration after Mark Wood strikes © Associated Press The dismissal of Rory Burns from the first delivery of day three in St Lucia may have been a particularly unpleasant shock for England’s bowlers. That’s because the three specialist seamers, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Mark Wood, had been given a
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