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Cricket Australia locks in NSW as India’s quarantine hub

Limited overs series set for Sydney and CanberraFull schedule for cricket expected to be released The NSW government has signed off on Cricket Australia’s quarantine proposal, with an updated schedule for India’s tour expected to be finalised soon.CA h…

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It is still a golden age to play cricket despite England stars’ financial hit | Vic Marks

The best male players’ earning power has exploded in recent years; it’s those on fringes that must worry most about Covid-19The gravy train has slipped into reverse for the first time in 20 years. Old cricketers are often asked when has been the best t…

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England cricketers’ win bonuses set to be slashed by half in ECB cuts

Men’s team face sharp pay cuts in latest cost-cutting measuresFirst reduction since central contracts came in 20 years agoEngland men’s cricketers face the prospect of their win bonuses being slashed in half and their pay reduced by around 15% under th…

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Heaping more cricket on players weighs heavily on their mental wellbeing | Andy Bull

Chris Woakes benefited from taking a break from the game and England’s winter schedule will test how far cricket has comeIt has been 15 years since England played in Pakistan, a stretch that feels, nowadays, more than half a lifetime ago. They may go b…

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Heaping more cricket on players weighs heavily on their mental wellbeing | Andy Bull

Chris Woakes benefited from taking a break from the game and England’s winter schedule will test how far cricket has comeIt has been 15 years since England played in Pakistan, a stretch that feels, nowadays, more than half a lifetime ago. They may go b…

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Chris Jordan: ‘The Black Lives Matter message is definitely being heard’

England’s death-bowling specialist on taking a knee, why Eoin Morgan is one of a kind, and inspiring the next generationThe number of cricket teams taking a knee before matches may have dwindled during the recent summer but for Chris Jordan, England’s …

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Chris Jordan: ‘The Black Lives Matter message is definitely being heard’

England’s death-bowling specialist on taking a knee, why Eoin Morgan is one of a kind, and inspiring the next generationThe number of cricket teams taking a knee before matches may have dwindled during the recent summer but for Chris Jordan, England’s …

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The WBBL is not just a domestic cricket tournament. It’s the future of our game | Megan Schutt

The rapid evolution of tournaments like the WBBL is changing the nation in positive ways not just confined to sportThis is the story of how I got it wrong.I remember the first time the prospect of a Women’s Big Bash League was mentioned to me. I was sc…

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Jason Holder urges cricket not to abandon Black Lives Matter message

West Indies captain feted at Cricket Writers’ Club awardsHe says: ‘I haven’t had one conversation in the IPL around it’Jason Holder has urged cricket not to abandon the Black Lives Matter message after his impressive captaincy of West Indies this year …

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The Spin | Cannonball Cricket: the indoor revolution that failed to take off

Once hailed as the future and huge in Australia, for some reason the idea was not a hit. But it could be back in 2021It was in this week in 1985 that the Guardian first reported on a new form of indoor cricket, apparently set to take the nation by stor…

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Eoin Morgan warns of mental health withdrawals from England’s bubble life

One-day captain says such decisions must be acceptedEngland begin white-ball tour of South Africa next monthEoin Morgan believes the strain of bubble life will see England players begin to withdraw from tours on mental-health grounds and insists any su…

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Eoin Morgan warns of mental health withdrawals from England’s bubble life

One-day captain says such decisions must be acceptedEngland begin white-ball tour of South Africa next monthEoin Morgan believes the strain of bubble life will see England players begin to withdraw from tours on mental-health grounds and insists any su…

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Colin Graves ends bid to become next ICC chairman due to lack of support

Former ECB chair had been seen as frontrunner for roleGreg Barclay and Imran Khwaja will contest electionColin Graves has been thwarted in his bid to become the next chair of the International Cricket Council after failing to attract enough support.The…

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England ready to return a favour and play in Pakistan after 15 years away | Vic Marks

Not since 2005 has the ECB sent a touring team to the country but it is hard to see how they can decline this invitationThe likelihood of England’s cricketers participating in a tour of Pakistan for the first time in more than 15 years is now strong. W…

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Heather Knight on Big Bash quarantine: ‘It is a little bit like a prison, I won’t lie’

The England captain has had to improvise during a two-week hotel room stint in preparation for the start of the 2020 WBBL seasonThe treadmill is a fraction slow for what Heather Knight needs. The machine in her Adelaide hotel room can handle up to 16km…

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ECB reveals new County Championship structure and South Africa tour boost

Three divisions of six counties for summer of 2021 England’s tour next month set to get green lightSome clarity is emerging during what are uncertain times for cricket with news of a restructured County Championship for 2021 and the expectation that En…

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England in talks about first Pakistan tour since 2005

ECB exploring possibility of short T20 series in JanuaryTour could take place in parallel with Tests in Sri LankaEngland are in discussions over a short tour of Pakistan in January – their first visit to the country since 2005 – as a show of gratitude …

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England in talks about first Pakistan tour since 2005

ECB exploring possibility of short T20 series in JanuaryTour could take place in parallel with Tests in Sri LankaEngland are in discussions over a short tour of Pakistan in January – their first visit to the country since 2005 – as a show of gratitude …

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England in talks about first Pakistan tour since 2005

ECB exploring possibility of short T20 series in JanuaryTour could take place in parallel with Tests in Sri LankaEngland are in discussions over a short tour of Pakistan in January – their first visit to the country since 2005 – as a show of gratitude …

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Dom Sibley: ‘To play every Test in the last year is a dream come true’

The 25-year-old England opener’s move up to Test cricket has been taken in his stride as he reflects on a busy 12 monthsFrom clipping his first ball in Test cricket for four through to the recent awarding of a central contract, with a summer spent in t…