Ankeet Chavan cleared to resume playing after spot-fixing ban is reduced to seven years

News “Whichever opportunity I get to be back at the ground, I will be really eager for that” Mumbai-based left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan has been cleared by the BCCI to resume playing professional cricket after he received a revocation letter from the board that confirmed his ban – originally for life – had been reduced … Read more

David Warner and Pat Cummins among players to opt out of West Indies and Bangladesh tours

News Steven Smith is not available due to an elbow injury; Wes Agar earns first call-up David Warner, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell are among six players to have opted out of Australia’s tours of West Indies and Bangladesh while Steven Smith will miss the trips due to an elbow injury. Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson … Read more

Kagiso Rabada set to pull out of deal to play in the Hundred

News South Africa fast bowler becomes latest international player to withdraw The Hundred is set to lose more big-name players as the competition battles to compete with international schedules and bubble fatigue. Days after it emerged that David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Sophie Devine had pulled out, ESPNcricinfo understands that Kagiso Rabada is also withdrawing. … Read more

Women’s T20s at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games to run from July 29 to August 7

News The matches will be played at Edgbaston over a ten-day period The women’s T20 cricket competition at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games will take place from July 29 to August 7 at Edgbaston, the organisers announced on Tuesday. The group-stage matches of the eight-team event will take place till August 4, with the semi-finals … Read more

New Zealand pick Ajaz Patel ahead of Mitchell Santner in final 15 for WTC final

News Daryl Mitchell, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy and Rachin Ravindra also left out Ajaz Patel‘s impressive performance against England at Edgbaston has earned him the spin-bowling position ahead of Mitchell Santner in New Zealand’s final 15-player squad for the World Test Championship final. Daryl Mitchell, who also played in the second Test, is another to … Read more

‘We may not have much practice, but mentally we’re prepared’ – Harmanpreet Kaur

News India women’s Test vice-captain says the team got valuable tips on constructing a Test innings from her male counterpart, Ajinkya Rahane Harmanpreet Kaur believes that a lack of adequate game time in the longest format in the lead-up to India Women’s return to Test cricket after nearly seven years can be offset in some … Read more

Geoff Allardice: All Test matches to carry same points weightage in 2021-23 WTC

News The ICC’s acting CEO has said teams will continue to be ranked based on percentage of points contested The shift to a ranking based on the percentage of points contested, which came about thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, will extend into the second (2021-23) edition of the World Test Championship, with one caveat. Instead … Read more

Nat Sciver: England wary of ‘fearless’ India as they approach Test learning curve

News England vice-captain hopes home conditions will help overcome visitors’ mix of experience and bold youth Nat Sciver, England’s vice-captain, says the team will be wary of “fearless” elements within the India camp when they meet in a Test match for the first time in seven years from Wednesday in Bristol. Sciver is one of … Read more

Ongoing Zimbabwe A-South Africa A four-day match suspended as Covid-19 cases rise

News Zimbabwean government instructs an end to all sporting activities; ZC appealing for match to be completed The ongoing unofficial Test match between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A in Harare has been suspended, after a directive from the Zimbabwean government in light of rising Covid-19 cases, but Zimbabwe Cricket is appealing for the fixture … Read more

Andy Flower and Kumar Sangakkara among 10 players inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

News Monty Noble, Aubrey Faulkner, Learie Constantine, Stan McCabe, Vinoo Mankad, Ted Dexter, Bob Willis, Desmond Haynes also on the list Ahead of the first-ever World Test Championship final, the ICC has inducted a special list of 10 players into its Hall of Fame. From the Australian allrounder Monty Noble, who made his debut in … Read more