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Gabba to host Test in Australia-India series as Perth misses out

Waca will host one-off Test against Afghanistan insteadAustralia have not lost a Test at Gabba in over 30 yearsAustralia will host India at their Gabba stronghold in the four-Test series with Perth missing out on a match in the lucrative tour.Western A…

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Eoin Morgan scotches talk of imminent England return for Alex Hales

One-day captain reiterates disappointment in HalesMorgan says recreational drug ban broke team trustAlex Hales looks set to remain frozen out of England’s one-day setup for some time yet after Eoin Morgan scotched talk of an imminent comeback and …

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Bowlers should be able to swing ball without saliva, says owner of Dukes

Dilip Jajodia: “I don’t see swing being a big problem in England”ICC set to ban sue of saliva as safety measureThe owner of the ball manufacturer Dukes says bowlers should still be able to produce swing in England this summer, despite the imminent ban …

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Fan ownership would give rugby and football clubs stability, says thinktank

Second wave of virus would be major threat to small teams‘Clubs need a different way of running businesses,’ says OnwardThe leading thinktank Onward has called on the government to encourage fans to take a financial stake in rugby and football clubs in…

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Fan ownership would give rugby and football clubs stability, says thinktank

Second wave of virus would be major threat to small teams‘Clubs need a different way of running businesses,’ says OnwardThe leading thinktank Onward has called on the government to encourage fans to take a financial stake in rugby and football clubs in…

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West Indies back in training with board expected to approve England tour

Cricket West Indies board to green light 25-man squadTour will begin with fortnight of quarantine at Old TraffordWest Indies have followed England with a return to training before the expected sign-off on Thursday for their upcoming three-match Test to…

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The Spin | Stanley Jackson: a batting master, MP and sportsman who bewitched Cardus

Celebrated writer’s first Guardian piece talks of a largely forgotten FS Jackson innings that prompts a search into a fascinating cricketing lifeThis year marks the centenary of the debut in this newspaper’s sports pages of Neville Cardus, perhaps the …

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Mitchell Starc raises fears of ‘boring’ cricket during spit-polishing ban

ICC to ban use of saliva to shine ball during Covid-19 pandemicStarc urges ICC to ensure contest between bat and ballAustralia paceman Mitchell Starc has raised concerns that the International Cricket Council recommendation of a temporary ban on using …

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Harsha Bhogle on lockdown, the IPL and the future of cricket

The commentator speaks about Indian culture, his hopes for the women’s game and why he feels blessed every morningBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkIndia has never been so quiet. Bustling streetside enterprises have closed; traffic has …

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Harsha Bhogle on lockdown, the IPL and the future of cricket

The commentator speaks about Indian culture, his hopes for the women’s game and why he feels blessed every morningBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkIndia has never been so quiet. Bustling streetside enterprises have closed; traffic has …

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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Quarantine rules pose problems for F1, Champions League and Tests

Silverstone organisers still hope to save British Grand PrixCricket and Champions League may also be affectedFor 70 years it has been a fixture in the sporting summer, with motor racing legends such as Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton all…

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Chris Woakes says England players would welcome back Alex Hales

Batsman was dropped for drug offence before World Cup winEoin Morgan may name expanded squad for congested summerAlex Hales would have the backing of the England dressing room in the event of a surprise recall this summer, according to Chris Woakes.Woa…

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Year of the batsman: when the sun shone and the runs flowed in 1990

A new ball, sweltering heat and some weak bowling produced record-breaking scores in the County ChampionshipBy Jo Harman for Wisden Cricket MonthlyTemperatures and tempers were rising in the spring of 1990. Thousands rioted on the streets in protest at…

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Year of the batsman: when the sun shone and the runs flowed in 1990

A new ball, sweltering heat and some weak bowling produced record-breaking scores in the County ChampionshipBy Jo Harman for Wisden Cricket MonthlyTemperatures and tempers were rising in the spring of 1990. Thousands rioted on the streets in protest at…

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Australia could visit England for white-ball series in September

Tour would mean whole international summer salvagedODIs and T20 fixtures had been scheduled for JulyEngland could yet to able to stage their entire men’s international schedule during this coronavirus-affected summer following more positive noises from…

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England cricket call up 18 bowlers as preparation for Tests in July

Amar Virdi and Ollie Robinson join established internationalsBatsmen and keepers due to begin sessions on 1 JuneAmar Virdi, Surrey’s title-winning off-spinner, and the promising Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson are among the 18 bowlers who will begin indiv…

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England cricket call up 18 bowlers as preparation for Tests in July

Amar Virdi and Ollie Robinson join established internationalsBatsmen and keepers due to begin sessions on 1 JuneAmar Virdi, Surrey’s title-winning off-spinner, and the promising Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson are among the 18 bowlers who will begin indiv…

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Cricket’s obsession with the ball shines on despite sidelining of saliva | Vic Marks

Covid-19 has caused the ICC to step in but players have tried various means to manipulate the ball and help their bowlersFor the casual observer the discussion about cricket-ball maintenance must seem bizarre given all the other issues surrounding the …

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Cricket’s obsession with the ball shines on despite sidelining of saliva | Vic Marks

Covid-19 has caused the ICC to step in but players have tried various means to manipulate the ball and help their bowlersFor the casual observer the discussion about cricket-ball maintenance must seem bizarre given all the other issues surrounding the …