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Top English cricket official quits after a year in role

Ian Watmore has stepped down as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board after serving barely a year in the role.
Top English cricket official quits after a year in role
Top English cricket official quits after a year in role
Published on Oct 07, 2021 07:14 PM IST
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England to decide on Ashes series in Australia this week

The tour is in doubt because of restrictions in place in Australia due to the pandemic.
England captain Joe Root, left, and Australia's captain Tim Paine pose with the Ashes urn: File photo(AP)
England captain Joe Root, left, and Australia's captain Tim Paine pose with the Ashes urn: File photo(AP)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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PTI | , London

England players had no role in Pakistan pullout decision

New Zealand returned home from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning their tour minutes before the opening fixture in Rawalpindi, citing a security alert from their government.
Eoin Morgan (L) and Jos Buttler: File photo(Getty Images)
Eoin Morgan (L) and Jos Buttler: File photo(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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Security tightened around NZ women's team in England after threat

New Zealand Cricket said a threatening email had been sent to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
New Zealand women's team: File photo(Reuters)
New Zealand women's team: File photo(Reuters)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Sunil Gavaskar against reports stating India 'refused to play 5th Test'

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has urged people to find the truth before criticising the Indian team.
Sunil Gavaskar. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 07:18 AM IST
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ECB likely to write to ICC to decide on outcome of fifth Test

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in all likelihood would be writing to the ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for deciding the fate of the fifth Test against India at Old Trafford.
Joe Root and Virat Kohli. (Getty)
Joe Root and Virat Kohli. (Getty)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 11:50 PM IST
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‘It wasn’t just Covid outbreak': ECB CEO reveals why 5th Test was cancelled

  • ECB CEO said it was the ‘perception’ among Indian players of what might happen if the Test match went ahead as per schedule that led to the cancellation of the India-England 5th Test. 
‘It wasn’t just Covid outbreak': ECB CEO reveals why 5th Test was cancelled(AP)
‘It wasn’t just Covid outbreak': ECB CEO reveals why 5th Test was cancelled(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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ECB revises its statement on 5th Test against India

The ECB initially said in its statement that India had forfeited the match, but later took the word down and modified the sentence.
The fifth and the final Test between India and England was announced as cancelled(AP)
The fifth and the final Test between India and England was announced as cancelled(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 02:52 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

ENG face mass withdrawal before Ashes owing to Australia's hard quarantine rules

England face mass withdrawal before Ashes owing to Australia's hard quarantine rules
Joe Root and Tim Paine with The Ashes urn.(Getty Images)
Joe Root and Tim Paine with The Ashes urn.(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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PTI | , Sydney

ECB to play leading role in pushing for cricket's inclusion in 2028 LA Olympics

  • When asked to explain ECB’s role further in speeding up the process of cricket's inclusion in the Olympics, Tom Harrison said it is a big opportunity for cricket’s growth.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison
ECB CEO Tom Harrison
Published on Aug 13, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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By Aritra Mukherjee

Jofra Archer out of India series, T20 World Cup and Ashes

Archer will miss the ongoing home Test series against India, the Twenty20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
England pacer Jofra Archer(Getty Images)
England pacer Jofra Archer(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Stokes to take an indefinite break from all forms of cricket: ECB

Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the upcoming 5-match Test series against India which begins from August 4 in Nottingham as he has decided to 'prioritise his mental wellbeing'.
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Ben Stokes: File photo(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 10:37 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

How has The Hundred impacted cricket

At a time when cricket ought to have been simplifying itself to find more global appeal, The Hundred is further messing with minds.
A still from the men's game at The Hundred between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals(Action Images via Reuters)
A still from the men's game at The Hundred between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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By Somshuvra Laha, Kolkata

You could be super spreader: Chopra concerned about softer bubble for ENG Tests

  • ECB decided to do away with stringent bio-bubble protocols for the upcoming India-England Test series and former India cricketer Aakash Chopra remarked that if something goes wrong, it could have major repercussions on the series.
'You could be the super spreader': Aakash Chopra expresses concerns over softer bio-bubble for India-England Test series.(Instagram)
'You could be the super spreader': Aakash Chopra expresses concerns over softer bio-bubble for India-England Test series.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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PCB reacts to virus outbreak in England camp two days before Pakistan ODIs

  • PCB reacted to the virus outbreak in the England camp just a couple of days before their limited overs series against Pakistan. ECB announced that the ODIs will go an as per schedule.
PCB(Twitter)
PCB(Twitter)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Three players & 4 staff members of England cricket team test positive for Covid

  • Covid-19 rocks England camp: ECB, however, confirmed that the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan will go on as per schedule. The first England vs Pakistan ODI is slated to be played at Cardiff on July 8.
File image of England cricketers(AP)
File image of England cricketers(AP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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Ollie Robinson cleared to play for England after tweet fiasco

  • Robinson, who made an impressive debut in the first Test against New Zealand last month, found himself in hot soup after his ‘discriminatory’ tweets from 2013-14 resurfaced on social media, prompting ECB to launch an investigation.
England's Ollie Robinson (Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ollie Robinson (Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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All eight teams pick 'Wildcard' players to complete their squad in The Hundred

  • The Hundred: Northern Superchargers selected Durham allrounder Ben Raine as the first pick. Oval Invincibles chose to snap up Kent youngster Jordan Cox next, with seamer Sam Cook being selected third by Trent Rockets.
The Hundred will begin from July 21(The Hundred/Facebook)
The Hundred will begin from July 21(The Hundred/Facebook)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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ENG vs SL: Injured Jos Buttler ruled out of last T20I & ODIs against Sri Lanka

Buttler sustained the injury during the first T20I against Sri Lanka on Wednesday at Sophia Gardens.
England's Jos Buttler(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Jos Buttler(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 08:08 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

BCCI to request ECB for 2 warm-up games for India before England Tests: Report

  • The BCCI will be writing to the England and Wales Cricket Board, requesting them to arrange a couple of warm-up matches for the Indian cricket team before the start of the five-Test series against England from August 4.
The Indian team can do with a couple of warm-up games ahead of the England Tests. (Getty Images)
The Indian team can do with a couple of warm-up games ahead of the England Tests. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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England Women announce ODI squad for series against India

Sophia Dunkley is included and could make her ODI debut when the series gets underway at Bristol on Sunday. Freya Davies and Sarah Glenn, who returned to their regional teams during the Test match, are back in the squad.
England captain Heather Knight (L) and Nat Sciver (R)(ICC / Twitter)
England captain Heather Knight (L) and Nat Sciver (R)(ICC / Twitter)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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ECB to review players' social media; sanctions against offensive posts

Fast bowler Robinson's tweets from 2012-13 came to light while he was making his England debut during the drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord's last week, the development creating a furore and reigniting the debate on racism in the sport.
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ECB(Twitter)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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ECB Board to discuss dealing with issues over historical social media material

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made it clear they have a zero tolerance policy for any sort of discrimination.
England's Ollie Robinson(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ollie Robinson(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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ECB to take 'appropriate action' over England players' tweets

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board has vowed to take "relevant and appropriate action" after questions were raised publicly about historical tweets from several England players.
The ECB. (ECB/Twitter)
The ECB. (ECB/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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ECB must not punish Robinson too severely if he has changed: Holding

  • The ECB should not "come down too hard" on Ollie Robinson for old racist and sexist comments he made on Twitter if the fast bowler has since changed his behaviour, Michael Holding said.
File image of Michael Holding. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Holding. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 11:47 AM IST
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Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler under investigation after racist tweets emerge

  • Old tweets from England's Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler have come to light which seem to be written in a way which mocks the English language used by fans.
Eoin Morgan (L) and Jos Buttler during the 2019 World Cup. (Getty Images)
Eoin Morgan (L) and Jos Buttler during the 2019 World Cup. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra weighs in on Robinson's suspension, says 'we all make mistakes

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra shared his thoughts on England pacer Ollie Robinson's suspension following the disclosure of his racist and sexist tweets.
England pacer Ollie Robinson (left) and file photo of Aakash Chopra.(HT Collage)
England pacer Ollie Robinson (left) and file photo of Aakash Chopra.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Off-spinner Bess added to England squad for second NZ test

A place on the squad came free after Ollie Robinson was suspended from all international cricket by the ECB following the emergence of racist and sexist comments he posted on Twitter nine years ago.
England's Dom Bess: File photo(REUTERS)
England's Dom Bess: File photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST
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Giles hints at England players not playing remainder of IPL 2021

  • BCCI is looking at a September end-early October window, it gives birth to another question: Will we see the English players participate in it?
Ashley Giles.(AP)
Ashley Giles.(AP)
Updated on May 28, 2021 08:25 AM IST
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'We get Kohli, Dhoni': Butcher feels ECB should have entertained BCCI's request

  • As per reports, the ECB did not entertain the BCCI’s request to change the schedule of the five-Test series between India and England.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli greet each other(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli greet each other(PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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