Cricket

Rachael Haynes will step into the breach as Australia’s captain during the forthcoming Ashes series, with a pressing need to find a way to succeed without the runs and leadership of the injured Meg Lanning. Having already deputised for Lanning when shoulder problems interrupted her World Cup campaign earlier this year, Haynes has some idea
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Sir Ian Botham has called for the ECB to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Durham’s NatWest Blast captain Paul Coughlin rejected a new contract and opted to join Nottinghamshire. Botham did not rule out support for a football-style transfer system if satisfactory compensation figures could not be
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Anticipating appeals for funds for the ongoing domestic and international season in India, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked the various state associations to fulfil a draft resolution, wherein they must affirm that they will comply with the Supreme Court order to implement the Lodha Committee’s recommendations. Resolved the Name of the Association is
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Big Picture The concept of the points-based “Super Series”, trialled last summer to add over-arching context to the sport’s three different formats, was quietly put into mothballs ahead of this season. But had it still been in existence, we’d have been geared up for an improbably thrilling climax to the second tour of the English
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50 overs India 281 for 7 (Pandya 83, Dhoni 79, Coulter-Nile 3-44) AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Hardik Pandya‘s sensational six-hitting rescued India from 87 for 5, and MS Dhoni carried on the good work started by him to take India to 281 for 7, a challenging total – if there is no dew –
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Big Picture Only soured friendships and damaged relations remained after the on-field taunts and verbal scuffles on Australia’s previous tour to India. In between, there was a darn good series of Test cricket as Australia proved the stiffest challenge to India’s immaculate home season. Apart from the format, the nature of the surfaces and a
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