Lou Vincent to check with ECB on ‘leniency’ on life bans

Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand opener, is considering an approach to the ECB to plea for “leniency”, more than six years after being found guilty on 11 counts of match-fixing. Speaking for only the second time since admitting, in an open letter in 2014, that he was a “cheat”, Vincent reiterated to Giving the … Read more Lou Vincent to check with ECB on ‘leniency’ on life bans

Jansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan

News A 21-member squad, with nine fast bowling options, is set to depart tonight Left arm-seamer Marco Jansen will replace Ottniel Baartman in South Africa’s Test squad which leaves for Pakistan tonight. Baartman has been ruled out of the touring party for a medical reason unrelated to Covid-19, while the entire 21-player party have returned … Read more Jansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team suggestions

Jan 16: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, Canberra Pro Tip: This will be the third game in four days and ninth overall at Manuka Oval, Canberra, the venue with most games so far in BBL10. The pitch is likely to be bowler-friendly, so pick more bowling options. Our XI: Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, … Read more Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team suggestions

Navdeep Saini taken for scans after suffering groin strain

News India are playing the Brisbane Test with their most inexperienced bowling attack since 1933 India’s desperate luck with injuries continued, as Navdeep Saini walked off with a groin strain after bowling just 7.5 overs on the first day of the Gabba Test. He was taken for scans in the afternoon. With four Test caps … Read more Navdeep Saini taken for scans after suffering groin strain

England ‘unconcerned’ by hotel staff’s positive Covid tests

News England “are the most compliant team in world cricket”, claims team spokesperson England’s management have insisted they are “not concerned” despite two members of staff at their hotel in Galle testing positive for Covid-19. The England camp were notified on Friday morning that two staff members, both of whom work in the kitchen of … Read more England ‘unconcerned’ by hotel staff’s positive Covid tests

As it happened – Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Welcome to our live report of the first day of the Australia-India Test from Brisbane. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local. 5.30pm local/1pm IST: Stumps Australia … Read more As it happened – Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Marcus Stoinis tries avoid thoughts of cricket’s ‘daunting’ hub life

News Melbourne Stars will finally get a chance to play at home as they try to ignite their BBL campaign Living in the present and not looking too far ahead is the key to navigating the never-ending hubs professional cricketers are facing during the Covid pandemic, according to Melbourne Stars pair Marcus Stoinis and Adam … Read more Marcus Stoinis tries avoid thoughts of cricket’s ‘daunting’ hub life

Floyd Reifer named head coach of West Indies Under-19

News The former West Indies captain had also served as the head coach of the senior side at the 2019 ODI World Cup Floyd Reifer, the former West Indies captain, has been appointed as the head coach of the Under-19 team and will lead the “development of the squad” as they prepare for next year’s … Read more Floyd Reifer named head coach of West Indies Under-19

Return to ‘normal life’ a huge lure of New Zealand tour – Heather Knight

News Squad will be allowed to train in quarantine and avoid bio-secure bubble afterwards if Covid-free A chance to “live as normal human beings” again is a huge attraction of England Women’s upcoming tour of New Zealand, captain Heather Knight says. After spending a New Zealand Government-mandated 14 days in quarantine upon arriving in the … Read more Return to ‘normal life’ a huge lure of New Zealand tour – Heather Knight

South Africa likely to re-engage Jacques Kallis in batting consultancy role

News Last year, CSA made public a decision to give preference to consultants of colour as part of their transformation drive, effectively ruling Kallis out of roles within the structures South Africa will look to re-engage Jacques Kallis in a batting consultancy role as early as next month, ahead of their three-Test series against Australia, … Read more South Africa likely to re-engage Jacques Kallis in batting consultancy role