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Alastair Cook says cancelling County Championship may be best option

Essex star says condensed campaign would be less ‘meaningful’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coverageFormer England captain Alastair Cook says he would rather the County Championship was not played at all this season than attempting to hold …

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Covid-19 checkpoints a possibility as ECB considers staging internationals

Isolation units could be a feature at grounds this summerECB’s Steve Elworthy looking into behind-closed-doors matchesCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus testing checkpoints and isolation units could become featur…

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Cricket could use its enforced pause to find a way forward | Vic Marks

Saving this summer’s internationals, T20 Blast and The Hundred is beyond the ECB’s control during the coronavirus crisis, so perhaps the hiatus should be used to reform the gameSeptember 2019. Was there ever a better time to be a professional cricketer…

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No cricket until 28 May as ECB battles to save season and keep Tests alive

• Priority to protect England, T20 Blast and the Hundred• ‘Decision to delay the start of the season has been essential’The England and Wales Cricket Board has written off the first seven weeks of the season with no professional cricket to be staged be…

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Counties hope 2020 cricket season can still take place despite disruption

ECB has produced a range of contingency plans for the summer£50m strategic infrastructure fund may be used to ease cashflowThe 18 first-class counties are awaiting guidance from the England and Wales Cricket Board amid cautious optimism the 2020 season…

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How will club cricket survive the coronavirus crisis? | Barney Ronay

The decision to suspend all levels of cricket is the right one in the escalating coronavirus crisis – but it leaves clubs in grave danger while the Hundred’s debut season looks in doubtThe doomsday clock ticked a little closer to midnight for cricket’s…

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County Championship under threat if domestic cricket season is curtailed

ECB desperate to ensure The Hundred goes ahead as plannedRoyal London Cup may also be delayed or cut from scheduleEnglish cricket is braced for a delayed start to the season and a possible crunching down of competitions as the sport tries to salvage it…

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Busy cricketing calendar leaves ECB with limited space for rescheduling

Calling off the tour of Sri Lanka needed to be done but the decision will affect all forms of the game in EnglandBriefly there was the possibility England’s cricketers may provide a semblance of normality given Sri Lanka has so far managed to avoid hav…

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Men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred to have equal prize money

Each competition will be worth £300,000 in totalECB: ‘This is a step towards making cricket gender-balanced’A £600,000 total prize pool will be split evenly between the men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred this summer. The England and Wales Cr…

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Men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred to have equal prize money

Each competition will be worth £300,000 in totalECB: ‘This is a step towards making cricket gender-balanced’A £600,000 total prize pool will be split evenly between the men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred this summer. The England and Wales Cr…

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New ECB chairman Ian Watmore aims to maintain cricket’s ‘momentum’

Former FA chief to succeed Colin Graves in NovemberWatmore: ‘I feel privileged to be given this opportunity’Ian Watmore, a former FA chief executive and senior civil servant, will succeed Colin Graves as the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Bo…

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The Hundred may lose Australian stars due to clash with ODI series

• Three-match series with Zimbabwe set for early August• Organisers hope Smith and Warner will miss Australia squadOrganisers for the Hundred are sweating on Australia’s selection for a one?day international series against Zimbabwe which could lead to …

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‘Cricket must be open to change’: Jos Buttler backs ECB over four-day Tests

• Wicketkeeper says priority is to ‘preserve Test cricket’• Vernon Philander among players eager to keep five-day TestsEngland wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says cricket must be “open to change” and weigh up the benefits of four-day Tests. The International…

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Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire to start The Hundred next season

• ECB’s new competition to dominate high-summer calendar• Full fixture list announced for all domestic cricket fixturesThe Oval Invincibles and the Welsh Fire will open the batting on 17 July next year for The Hundred, the England and Wales Cricket Boa…

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Parliament still none the wiser over ECB’s ‘reckless gamble’ with The Hundred

Bland evasions and spin left MPs in the dark about the thinking which prompted the ruling body to waste millions on a puntA few years back the former boss of Barclays, Bob Diamond, gave a masterclass in how not to appear before a Commons select committ…

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Hundred must show it can ‘grow the game’ to be a success – ECB

• MPs told format is ‘biggest opportunity ever’ for English game• ECB officials say ‘we don’t want to cannibalise T20 in any way’The England and Wales Cricket Board has insisted the Hundred will be judged a success only if it “grows the game as a whole…

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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England coach Chris Silverwood wants Test team to get the basics right

• Chris Silverwood focuses on regaining Ashes in 2021• Midnight curfew for England players to remain in placeChris Silverwood preached a return to the old-fashioned values of batting time and relentlessness with the ball as the new England men’s coach …

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NHS boss condemns English cricket’s sponsorship deal with KP Snacks

Simon Stevens says ECB’s Hundred tie-up with maker of Hula Hoops undermines fight against childhood obesity The head of the NHS has criticised English cricket for letting KP Snacks sponsor a new tournament that is designed to encourage young people to …