Qiana Joseph, uncapped Kaysia Schultz handed West Indies central contracts

News In all, eighteen women players have been offered deals, an increase of three from the last season Qiana Joseph and the uncapped Kaysia Schultz have received their first West Indies central contracts, for the 2021-22 season. Shawnisha Hector, who has played just a solitary international – an ODI against India in 2019 – once … Read more Qiana Joseph, uncapped Kaysia Schultz handed West Indies central contracts

MCC told to ‘move with the times’ as row erupts over Rachael Heyhoe Flint memorial

Marylebone Cricket Club has responded to criticism from leading female cricketers, including Heather Knight, the current England captain, after a report in The Times claimed that a proposal to erect a permanent memorial to one of the sport’s most pioneering figures, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, had been met with resistance from sections of the club’s 18,500 … Read more MCC told to ‘move with the times’ as row erupts over Rachael Heyhoe Flint memorial

England counties offer to host remainder of IPL 2021 in September

News MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire part of group; existing schedules remain a challenge A group of English counties has offered to host the remainder of the IPL 2021 season in September this year. The MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire, who are based at Lord’s, The Kia Oval (both London), Edgbaston (Birmingham) and Emirates Old … Read more England counties offer to host remainder of IPL 2021 in September

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on IPL 2021 bubble breach: ‘Travelling could have been an issue’

News Says the board will have to do a ‘post-mortem’ to understand the situation inside the biosecurity bubble Travelling between cities could have caused the breach in the IPL’s biosecure bubble, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly believes, but the BCCI “will have to do a post-mortem” to confirm if it were so. Speaking to the Telegraph, … Read more BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on IPL 2021 bubble breach: ‘Travelling could have been an issue’

The Hundred: India Women players formalising deals, Shafali Verma emerges as replacement option

News Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma have been given NOCs by BCCI India Women players Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues are set to represent Manchester Originals, Southern Brave, London Spirit and Northern Superchargers respectively in the inaugural edition of the Hundred. A fifth Indian player, the ICC’s … Read more The Hundred: India Women players formalising deals, Shafali Verma emerges as replacement option

Trent Boult returns to New Zealand and could miss both England Tests

News NZC are fully supportive of his trip home after the aborted IPL and the left-armer will be available for the WTC final Trent Boult will return to New Zealand after the aborted IPL instead of heading straight to England with the other Test players and could miss the two-match series although will still be … Read more Trent Boult returns to New Zealand and could miss both England Tests

IPL 2021: England players reach home, Australians and New Zealanders wait their turn

A day after IPL 2021 had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 situation, all eight franchises have started to disband, with their players and support staff trying to find a way back home quickly. Most of the players from England have reached the UK. The Australians, the biggest overseas contingent in the IPL with … Read more IPL 2021: England players reach home, Australians and New Zealanders wait their turn

Kathryn Bryce to lead Scotland Women in T20I series against Ireland Women

News This will be the first international action for both sides since the Covid-19 pandemic Scotland Women will face neighbours Ireland Women in a four-match T20I series, in what will be their first international action for both sides since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The series will run from May 23 to May 27, with Stormont … Read more Kathryn Bryce to lead Scotland Women in T20I series against Ireland Women

Do your homework before signing up for T20 leagues – ACA to Australia players

News “They signed up with their eyes wide open about some of the risks…what they didn’t expect was the borders to be closed.” Australian players have been sent a message about doing their “homework” on the risks of overseas T20 deals due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on this year’s IPL, according to … Read more Do your homework before signing up for T20 leagues – ACA to Australia players

Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey tests positive for Covid-19

News He is the first member of the overseas contingent to test positive in the 2021 IPL Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey has become the latest member in the IPL bubble to have tested positive for Covid-19. ESPNcricinfo understands Hussey reported “borderline” symptoms but will stay in isolation for 10 days at the … Read more Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey tests positive for Covid-19