3:00 AM ET Bangladesh 285 for 5 (Mithun 91, Mushfiqur 50, Kumara 2-26) beat Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 282 for 8 (Shanaka 86, Shehan 56, Soumya 2-29, Rubel 2-31) by five wickets Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim steered Bangladesh to a five-wicket win in their only warm-up match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI
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7:26 AM ET Kevin Roberts, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has conceded that club cricket is in “gradual decline” and admitted that there is widespread disaffection in the game’s grassroots following numerous signs of anger manifest in reports in the nation’s two major newspaper groups. In May, News Corp published a story revealing an old
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12:27 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have been recalled to the West Indies T20I squad for the opening two matches against India, with uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Anthony Bramble also earning a call-up. Allrounder Andre Russell has been included subject to passing a fitness test following the knee injury which forced him out
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11:35 PM ET Madushka Balasuriya Lasith Malinga is set to retire from ODIs after the first game of the upcoming three-match series against Bangladesh. This will give Sri Lanka a chance to identify their next line of wicket-taking bowlers, which will be their “biggest problem” going forward, according to captain Dimuth Karunaratne. “Our biggest problem
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2:14 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The conclusion of the Women’s Ashes Test in Taunton has raised the question whether the format should be played across five days, after a combination of rain and stodgy scoring rates stymied the contest. Australia batted out the final day of the one-off match, securing the draw they needed to
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6:20 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe allrounder Solomon Mire has announced his decision “to retire from Zimbabwe Cricket in all formats with immediate effect”. “It is unfortunate and untimely however to leave under the current circumstances that are out of my control but i have decided to take a step in a new direction,” Mire
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11:28 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine believes that the Newlands scandal and its aftermath served to end what had been a rapidly escalating arms race among international teams in finding methods for ever more rapid and frequent reverse swing – a race that resulted in heavy penalties for Steven Smith, David
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5:52 PM ET Alex Carey‘s scar is healing well. Signs of the blow to the chin by Jofra Archer’s short ball in Australia’s World Cup semi-final defeat are still there, but will not be anywhere near as indelible as the mark Carey made on the tournament with a series of innings that had him earning
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10:37 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe will not be able to stage their domestic competitions in the coming season, or fulfil their Future Tours Programme (FTP) itinerary and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20I tri-series that was to include Afghanistan in September, according to a statement released by Zimbabwe Cricket
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11:20 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Former Australia captain-turned-commentator Ian Chappell has revealed he has been undergoing intense radiotherapy after being diagnosed with skin cancer. The 75-year-old Chappell, who played 75 Tests for Australia from 1964 to 1980, said he had completed five weeks of treatment, having cancers removed from his shoulder, neck and underarm. The
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12:32 PM ET Nothing underlines how much England’s World Cup focus has grown to dominate the national team’s thinking quite like the emergence of Jason Roy as the selectors’ choice to open the Test match batting order a matter of weeks before the start of the Ashes. Look for a rationale to choose Roy based
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