Month: October 2019

3:04 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Sachin Tendulkar believes the introduction of day-night Tests in India is a “good move”, except if the dew becomes a factor as it will create “challenging” conditions for both seamers and spinners. Eden Gardens is gearing up to host the first day-night Test in India starting November 22 against Bangladesh,
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Moeen Ali drives through the covers © Getty Images England allrounder Moeen Ali has signed for Cape Town Blitz in this year’s Mzansi Super League. He joins as cover for Wahab Riaz and will be available for the first two games of the competition. Moeen missed out on a Test central contract with England for
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7:00 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Tasmania 118 for 5 (Wade 44*, Doran 2*, Tremain 2-15) trail Victoria 127 (Maddinson 69, Meredith 2-53) by nine runs Victoria’s first day without Andrew McDonald didn’t go according to the outgoing coach’s plan, as they were rolled for a mere 127 after being sent in by Tasmania’s captain Matthew
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6:40 PM GMT The SG pink ball is set to debut when India and Bangladesh play their maiden day-night Test at Eden Gardens in November. Immediately after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had accepted the BCCI’s request on Tuesday to play the second Test of the Bangladesh series under lights, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said
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4:41 PM GMT Darren Gough has been appointed to a short-term role as bowling consultant during England’s tour of New Zealand. Gough, the former England fast bowler, is ECB Level 3 qualified but does not hold much of a track record as coach – he has pursued a career as a radio presenter since his
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3:39 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Following her withdrawal from the West Indies squad for the series against Australia in September and the subsequent eight-match suspension for breaching the Cricket West Indies code of conduct, vice-captain Hayley Matthews is eligible to return to action from the third ODI of the upcoming series against India, said a
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Michael Snedden’s first-class debut came after a switch to Wellington © Getty Images Tuesday was special for the Snedden family as Michael Snedden, the 27-year-old medium-fast bowler, became the latest from the family to play first-class cricket – he is the first fourth-generation cricketer in New Zealand’s first-class history. Michael follows in the footsteps of
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4:28 AM GMT Victoria’s coach Andrew McDonald is expected to be named as the new senior assistant for the Australian men’s team coach Justin Langer in a ground-breaking deal, though doubt still surrounds the new man’s starting date amid protracted negotiations. In a first for Cricket Australia, McDonald is likely to be allowed to continue
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1:18 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Surrey have completed the signing of Hashim Amla on a Kolpak registration. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, Amla joins the club on a two-year deal, though the second year could be jeopardised by the UK’s impending departure from the European Union. Amla, 36, retired from international cricket in August after a
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5:13 PM GMT Cricket South Africa has suspended interim director of cricket Corrie van Zyl, COO Naasei Appiah and commercial manager Clive Eksteen, ESPNcricinfo has learned. Several sources close to the organisation independently confirmed the suspensions but none of them were able to provide reasons for the decision. The suspensions come ten days before the
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