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Wisden 2020 offers plenty of scope for cricket-loving self-isolators | Vic Marks

The little yellow monster is coronavirus-free and references the summer of Ben Stokes and the much-missed Bob WillisHere is a timely arrival for cricket lovers. What better way to self-isolate than to escape into some of the 1,536 pages of this year’s …

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Catches, tea and nets: Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year – in pictures

This year’s competition saw 650 entries from around the globe, depicting a wide variety of portrayals of the game from a wonderful year of cricket. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers, aims to promote excellence and r…

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England’s Ben Stokes named as leading cricketer in the world by Wisden

Stokes feted for heroics in World Cup final and Headingley TestJofra Archer chosen as one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the yearWisden has named Ben Stokes as its leading cricketer in the world and urged the government to ensure that at the next globa…

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Jos Buttler wants England’s salary donation to help grassroots cricket

England players agreed 20% pay cut for three monthsButtler awaits top bid for World Cup-winning shirtJos Buttler has said England players want their recent £500,000 wage donation to help cricket’s grassroots initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic….

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Kapil Dev, Tavaré and me: Bollywood brings India’s 1983 triumph to life

The unexpected World Cup final win against West Indies is celebrated in a new blockbuster. The Guardian’s Toby Chasseaud did his best to play his partAt the end of the season, just as I’m packing my kit away for the winter, I see an advert circulating …

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England cricketers willing to dig deep but county game will be hit hard | Vic Marks

The £500,000 donated by Joe Root and his team is a worthy start but clubs and their players face a difficult balancing actThe last time I was in the Lord’s museum I spotted a letter of 1981 with the familiar Somerset CCC logo at the top in one of the d…

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England’s cricketers to hand back £500,000 and donate to charities

Gesture equivalent to a 20% pay cut for men’s team playersEngland women offer three-month wage reductionEngland’s cricketers have announced they will make a donation of £500,000 back to their employers and selected charitable causes as the sport contin…

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England’s cricketers to hand back £500,000 and donate to charities

Gesture equivalent to a 20% pay cut for men’s team playersEngland women offer three-month wage reductionEngland’s cricketers have announced they will make a donation of £500,000 back to their employers and selected charitable causes as the sport contin…

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Eoin Morgan open to two England teams playing different formats on same day

Test and white-ball teams could play at different venues‘I see every option being viable during this extraordinary time’Eoin Morgan believes the prospect of England fielding Test and white-ball teams on the same day at separate venues could be a “viabl…

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My favourite game: Graham Gooch v India, Lord’s 1990

On that day, when Test triple hundreds were still extremely rare, it felt as if we were watching history in the makingI was 17. The end of the summer term had been dominated by Italia 90 and Friday nights dabbling in snakebite and black. I had little i…

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Joe Root predicts pay reduction talks for centrally contracted England players

Negotiations between ECB and players yet to beginPCA expects proposal from governing body this weekJoe Root expects talks over a possible pay cut for England’s centrally contracted players may be on the horizon, even if this is not a feature of cricket…

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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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Cricket quiz: the 2005 Ashes

It was 15 years ago but can you recall the details of that glorious summer for English cricket?More quizzes: globetrotting footballers, La Liga in the 1990sWho took the first wicket of the series?Matthew Hoggard Steve Harmison Andrew Flintoff Simon Jon…

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West Indies could step in to host Test series against England

Coronavirus cases few and far between in CaribbeanSeries currently due to begin at the Oval on 4th JuneWest Indies are open to staging this summer’s Test series against England in the Caribbean should the coronavirus pandemic prevent it from taking pla…

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West Indies could step in to host Test series against England

Coronavirus cases few and far between in CaribbeanSeries currently due to begin at the Oval on 4th JuneWest Indies are open to staging this summer’s Test series against England in the Caribbean should the coronavirus pandemic prevent it from taking pla…

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The Spin | Garry Sobers and the risky declaration that enlivened a dour series

England’s 1968 tour of West Indies contained incident aplenty off the field but turgid cricket on it, until a gamble that failedThere can’t be many Tests with such an unexpected twist as that between England and West Indies in Port of Spain, 52 years a…

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Jofra Archer calls for action after receiving racist abuse on social media

Archer posts screenshots of racist abuse on Instagram‘It isn’t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly’England bowler Jofra Archer has condemned racial abuse on social media after posting racist messages he has received.The 24-year-old, who he…

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Chris Woakes: ‘It started to feel serious, being so far from loved ones’

The paceman is playing a waiting game after coronavirus concerns brought an abrupt end to England’s Sri Lanka tourChris Woakes looked to have bowled himself into England’s Test team when their tour of Sri Lanka was called off but, like players across t…

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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…