Month: April 2020

8:18 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Former Bengal captain Subimal “Chuni” Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 82 and had been suffering from underlying ailments, including sugar, prostate and nerve problems. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. Goswami was among the rare sportsmen who played
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Andre Russell was Southern Brave’s first-round pick in the Hundred draft © Getty Images for ECB The Hundred has officially been postponed following yesterday’s ECB board meeting. Ever since the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown became apparent, it had looked highly unlikely that a new competition could be launched this year,
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5:15 PM IST Cricket’s custodians in Australia should have the luxury of being able to wait on the outcomes of the winter football codes’ attempts to return to play before making any far-reaching decisions about cutbacks to the game’s costs, the Queensland board director Ian Healy has said. As Cricket Australia (CA), their state association
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Tahlia McGrath pulls © Getty Images Allrounder Tahlia McGrath has been included among 15 contracts handed out for Australia’s women’s squad alongside the expected inclusions of fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck and allrounder Annabel Sutherland. Top-order batters Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani lose their deals having dropped out of the reckoning over the last 12 months.
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8:16 AM IST Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis have lost their Cricket Australia contracts after falling out of favour with the national selectors over the past 12 months, leaving both with a particularly steep battle to return to international cricket whenever it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Shaun
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10:03 PM IST Chris Gayle has singled out former West Indies team-mate Ramnaresh Sarwan for playing a “big part” in Jamaica Tallawahs releasing him from their Caribbean Premier League set-up recently. In an outburst, released in a personal video on YouTube on Monday, Gayle also blamed Tallawahs’ chief executive officer Jeff Miller and owner Krish
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12:17 PM IST Australian cricket’s state associations and players’ union will be presented with Cricket Australia’s opened financial books and forecasts on Thursday, the same day centrally contracted players for Australia’s men’s and women’s team are to be announced. While April 30 had always been set down as the deadline for CA central contracts to
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11:41 AM GMT Umar Akmal‘s troubled cricket career has hit its biggest roadblock yet, with the PCB handing him a ban from all representative cricket for three years after he pleaded guilty of failing to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead of this year’s PSL. Akmal’s case had gone directly to the
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