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Cricket fans warned over World Cup final tickets as prices reach £16,000

• Tickets from unofficial sites may not be valid, say organisers• 41% of tickets for Lord’s final were sold to India fansEngland fans have been told not to risk purchasing exorbitantly priced Cricket World Cup final tickets from unofficial resale sites…

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Don’t blame us for low-scoring World Cup pitches, says ICC

• ‘Guidance is to prepare pitches for typical English conditions’• World Cup pitches markedly different from those of recent yearsThe ICC have denied responsibility for the low-scoring pitches at this World Cup after yet another turgid surface was prod…

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Don’t blame us for low-scoring World Cup pitches, says ICC

• ‘Guidance is to prepare pitches for typical English conditions’• World Cup pitches markedly different from those of recent yearsThe ICC have denied responsibility for the low-scoring pitches at this World Cup after yet another turgid surface was prod…

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David Warner wins redemption battle with Amir but cricket must do better

Australia opener’s century and mad axeman’s charge lights up a fine game but the World Cup has not been designed to thrillThe rain was interrupted by a cricket match on Wednesday, rather a good one actually, and played right through without the umpires…

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Michael Holding responds to ICC ‘censorship’ after criticising umpires

• Commentator unhappy with calls in West Indies v Australia• ‘Is objective to protect umpires even when they do a bad job?’Michael Holding has hit back at “censorship” by the ICC following a request to tone down his views on umpiring while commentating…

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Cricket World Cup’s efforts to ‘engage’ doomed by terrestrial TV void | Andy Bull

TikTok, Helo, YouTube and the rest – like highlights after midnight – cannot make up for a widespread inability to watch the games unfoldRepeat a word often enough and it seems to lose all meaning. It’s called semantic satiation, and it’s a phenomenon …

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Sodden World Cup opening ceremony puts anticipation in deep freeze

The curtain-raiser to this summer’s cricket showpiece took place in miserable conditions in front of a sparse crowdOf course it rained. A cold, steady, dispiriting drizzle immediately familiar to anyone who has ever weathered an English summer. It made…

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ICC waits for report over Joe Root and Shannon Gabriel on-field incident

• England captain Root rebuked West Indies’ Gabriel in third Test• Gabriel was spoken to by umpires about his languageThe International Cricket Council is awaiting a report from the match officials at the third Test between West Indies and England over…

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Cricket must show unity if battle against fixing is to be won | Andy Bull

Al-Jazeera’s second expose prompted a slanging match with authorities but the question should be not whether spot-fixing exists but who is doing it and how oftenSeems like it was Mark Wood’s bad luck to draw a short straw last week. The day after al-Ja…

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England players among top cricketers in new ‘spot-fixing’ claims

• Al-Jazeera alleges 26 scams in 15 international matches • England players ‘batted to order’ in seven of them, it is claimedAn al-Jazeera documentary has claimed that 15 international cricket matches in 2011 and 2012 were the subject of 26 spot-fixing…

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ICC make public appeal for help over identity of alleged match fixer

• ‘The true identity of Aneel Munawar remains a mystery’• Cricket Australia tells al-Jazeera to give evidence to ICCThe ICC has appealed to the public to help identify and find a suspected match-fixer featured in an al-Jazeera documentary on corruption…

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ICC chief applies a positive spin at 2019 World Cup launch

• Street cricket at party in Brick Lane kicks off countdown• ‘It is challenge keeping formats from cannibalising each other’It is a brave move to stage a World Cup in a country where the chairman of the board believes “the younger generation” and the “…

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Toss could be axed for Ashes series to reduce home advantage

• ICC looking to reduce home advantage in Test championship• ECB warned counties and MCC could form breakaway bodyNext summer’s Ashes series in England could be the first in 141 years of Test cricket to be played without the toss taking place as the In…

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David Warner escapes ban but is fined for altercation with Quinton de Kock

Warner fined 75% of match fee for breach of code of conductOpener free to play in second Test in Port ElizabethDavid Warner has escaped a ban after accepting a level two charge of breaching the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct for his pa…

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ICC considers radical plan to curb power of Twenty20 and save Test cricket

• New suggestions aim to regulate rapid spread of T20• West Indies, England and Australia all support push for changeThe International Cricket Council is set to consider a series of radical proposals designed to stem the talent drain caused by domestic…

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Perry reveals vision for women’s cricket after winning ICC player of the year

Player of the year hopes T20 World Cup will be played at MCG or SCGEnvisions Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) played as stand-alone eventEllyse Perry revealed her vision for the future of Australian women’s cricket after she was named ICC women’s player …

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Three international cricket captains report attempted fixing approaches

• ICC investigating after cases were flagged up in past two months • Up to seven live investigations into current match-fixing attemptsThe International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit is understood to be conducting up to seven live investigatio…

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Cricket is rotting away. Everything worthwhile is being destroyed

The authorities are ruining so much of the game many love as they concentrate on T20 money and power – and the ludicrous Test final is the last strawThirty years ago, when he was newly retired as a player and before he was canonised (if not yet knighte…

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ICC approves Test world championship and trial of four-day matches

• Nine-team two-year championship to begin in 2019 with 2021 final in England• Four-day Test trial agreed but all championship matches to have five daysEngland are to take part in a Test world championship after the sport’s governing body gave the go-a…

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Women’s cricket ‘likely to be a target’ for corruption, insiders fear

• Betting on women’s game has mushroomed in past year
• ‘There is no global education programme’ says players’ association leader

Senior figures in world cricket have warned of the growing threat of corruption within the “vulnerable” women’s game, with an explosion in interest making it more attractive to fixers.

The warnings come in the wake of a successful World Cup and as England prepare in Australia for the Women’s Ashes, which begins on 22 October. Tony Irish, the chief executive of international cricket’s players’ association warned that the women’s game was particularly at risk.

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