8:33 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
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
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,
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
3:39 PM IST The last international game of cricket that took place before the game went into lockdown – Australia against New Zealand at the SCG – was a prelude to what is likely to be at least the short-term future when the sport resumes but Ross Taylor has admitted the behind-closed-doors encounter felt more
3:08 PM IST Colonel Tom Moore, a World War 2 veteran whose fundraising efforts during the coronavirus crisis have been lauded throughout the UK, has been presented with an England cap and invited to address the Test side to mark his 100th birthday. Colonel Moore captured the imagination of much of the nation when, weeks
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.
5:53 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Kane Williamson, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine and Ross Taylor took the limited-overs honours at the New Zealand Cricket annual awards. Williamson claimed the men’s ODI player of the year title following his outstanding 2019 World Cup campaign where he was named player of the tournament with 578 runs at 82.57.
6:10 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Dubai has emerged as the latest overseas venue that could host games to help salvage some cricket in the English season. Last week, ESPNcricinfo revealed that Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) was set to offer its facilities to the ECB for use between October and January, with all professional cricket in
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
All out for 60, and Broad led the way! What an innings from Stuart Broad at Trent Bridge in 2015. Check out everyone of his wickets. Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board.
11:34 PM IST A day after Chris Gayle lashed out at the Jamaica Tallawahs management, his West Indies team-mate Andre Russell has called the franchise the “weirdest” he has ever played for. On Tuesday, a day before he turned 32, Russell also announced that the 2020 CPL season would be his last one with the
Bismah Maroof led the chase after the openers fell © Getty Images Pakistan women’s captain Bismah Maroof was critical of the ICC’s decision to split points between India and Pakistan for a bilateral series that India failed to obtain governemt permission to play. Maroof called the decision “deeply disappointing”, remarking it was “good luck” for
10:32 PM IST Moeen Ali has suggested the public health situation in the UK would have to “get drastically better” before players would consider a return to cricket. While Moeen accepted that both players and the wider public want a return to action as soon as possible, he believes it “would be very difficult to
8:10 PM IST Deepak Agarwal, the corruptor involved in Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan getting banned last year for failing to report approaches, has now himself received a two-year ban form the ICC’s anti-corruption unit for breaching its code. Agarwal, an Indian businessman, will not be allowed to be involved in any form of cricket
3:17 PM IST Kevin Roberts, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has given no indication the governing body will rethink its drastic cuts to the salaries of staff who have been stood down, even though he apologised to employees for the way the decision was communicated. As the CA chairman Earl Eddings and fellow director Paul
4:56 PM IST Moeen Ali believes it is “better for the Hundred to be delayed” for a year than to launch the tournament without overseas players or fans. The ECB board meet today (April 29) to discuss whether to postpone the launch of the tournament in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the Hundred is
4:00 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Ellyse Perry, the premier Australia allrounder, has been re-signed by her WBBL franchise, Sydney Sixers, for a further two seasons. The leading run-scorer in the WBBL, with 2612 runs against her name and 32 wickets to boot, Perry has captained the Sixers since the domestic T20 league’s inaugural edition in
7:18 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Tim Southee and Tom Latham bagged first-class awards while Devon Conway and Katie Gurrey were recognised for their domestic performances in the New Zealand Cricket annual awards. Southee took the Winsor Cup for first-class bowling after claiming 41 wickets at 22.31 over the voting period with eight of his nine
In just his third Test in Australia, an 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar scored a wonderful 148 not out at the SCG to confirm his status as a star of the future.
Find out more at ecb.co.uk Watch highlights from a classic Ashes Test from the Oval in 2005 where England held on for a thrilling draw to lift the urn. England looked up against it on the final day until a sparkling 158 from Kevin Pietersen ensured Michael Vaughan’s side held on to their 2-1 lead
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
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
4:45 PM IST The ECB should consider selling equity in Hundred teams to private investors to lessen the financial hit it faces from the coronavirus pandemic and to attract an Indian fanbase, according to a new report from a sports consultancy firm. The Hundred’s current model is similar to that used in the Big Bash,
Scotland were one win away from qualifying for the 2019 World Cup © Getty Images Scotland are willing to host their scheduled games against New Zealand and Australia behind closed doors if necessary, but will wait on guidance from those boards and government advice before making any decisions. While the fixtures are yet to be
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
Apr 27, 2020 ESPNcricinfo staff Ian Smith, the former New Zealand wicketkeeper and veteran broadcaster, has been honoured by New Zealand Cricket for his “outstanding services to cricket”. He was awarded the Bert Sutcliffe Medal on the first day of NZC’s virtual awards ceremony for 2019-20. Other cricketers to have received this award include Walter
In the first men’s T20 International held in Australia, Damien Martyn was promoted to open the innings and didn’t disappoint – striking a highly entertaining 96 off only 56 balls.
12:13 AM IST Given that the charge against Umar Akmal dealt with a failure to report corrupt approaches, it was expected that his decision to not challenge it would lead to a relatively light sanction. Akmal, however, was banned for three years for this breach of PCB’s anti-corruption code. This is unprecedented. In similar cases