Cricket

Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament’s MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018. “There will be a
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Cameron White does not regret criticising Australia’s recent selection policies and will seek out the selection chairman Trevor Hohns to discuss their differences of opinion after being recalled for his first ODI appearances in nearly three years. Having dropped Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade in large part due to a spate of Australian middle-order collapses
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Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav, Punam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk) India have named three uncapped players in their 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series in South Africa
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Cricket’s governing bodies must move quickly to close the wage gap in the international game or risk a mass exodus to domestic Twenty20 leagues, the MCC world cricket committee has declared. Following its annual meeting, held in Sydney on Tuesday and Wednesday, the committee used the contrasting examples of the Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan
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Joe Root’s decision to play in the Twenty20 Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand next month came against the advice of England’s coach, Trevor Bayliss, who initially suggested that he should recognise the perpetual demands upon him and rest for the duration of the tournament. Bayliss’ revelation that Root wanted to play in the tournament
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Baroda allrounder Yusuf Pathan has been handed a back-dated five-month ban by the BCCI. The 35-year-old, who last played for India in 2012, was found to be in violation of the BCCI’s anti-doping rules, having ingested the banned substance Terbutaline. The ban expires at midnight on January 14, 2018. A BCCI statement said Pathan had
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Pakistan 246 for 9 (Hafeez 60, Shadab 52, Hasan 51, Ferguson 3-39) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Shadab Khan plays a pull shot AFP Sarfraz Ahmed might have made a different decision at the toss, but that didn’t change how much of the innings panned out. Pakistan, batting first this time, turned in another
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