Cricket: Australia board gambled on players’ greed and lost – Chappell – euronews

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes boycott, former captain Ian Chappell has said. Players have rejected Cricket Australia’s (CA) offer that would […]

Uncertainty around ‘new cricket world’ –

Amid confirmation from player agents that Australian cricketers are firmly in the sights of overseas T20 competition organisers should they fall out of contract, the players’ union has claimed the ongoing pay dispute presents an “open invitation” to lure the nation’s top players away from the game on home soil. The stand-off between Cricket […]

With India-Pakistan relations on edge, a bilateral cricket series should be out of the question – Firstpost

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has said on record that he will hold bilateral talks with his Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) counterparts to reopen the issue of an India-Pakistan cricket series, when the two countries meet at Edgbaston on 4 June during the Champions Trophy. Khan had recently revealed […]

County cricket talking points: Kumar Sangakkara eyes a century of centuries – The Guardian (blog)

Ball one: Nottinghamshire enjoy a rainy day at Northamptonshire The early abandonment at Wantage Road handed Nottinghamshire the point they needed to join Worcestershire and Yorkshire in progressing from the North Group of the Royal London One-Day Cup. It also took the wind out of the sails of Durham, Leicestershire and Lancashire, all of whom […]

Hussey completes Cricket Tasmania review –

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has targeted improvement in the areas of skill development, player recruitment and facilities as key planks in his report to the Cricket Tasmania Board regarding the state’s male pathways and high performance programs. Hussey, who was appointed to lead a review of Tasmanian cricket in March after a sustained […]

County cricket: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Middlesex v Surrey, and more – live! – The Guardian

9.03am EDT09:03 100 for Jonathan Trott! He strokes Leach for three consecutive fours and that’s another ton for Jonathan Trott. 243 for four, are Warwickshire. Meanwhile … Here’s how Hameed was dismissed for 0 earlier. You fancy the youngster has a fair bit more batting to do in this game. Vithushan (@Vitu_E) So much going […]

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