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ECB’s 100-ball plans are a gimmick likely to kill off County Championship | Vic Marks

The ECB now prostrate themselves at the knees of the broadcasters even if it means prostituting the gameEven the curmudgeons, a band I’m in danger of joining, admit that T20 cricket has the capacity to be the saviour of the modern game. So what do the …

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ECB unveils plans for tournament with 100-ball format and 10-ball final over

• New format proposed for eight-team city-based competition• Michael Vaughan among those to criticise shock proposalThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled plans for their new eight-team domestic competition to use a new format of 100 ba…

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Ben Stokes: ‘I lived every moment of the Ashes … I was just as gutted’ | Ali Martin

The England all-rounder recalls his emotional England return after missing the series defeat in Australia, and explains why playing in the IPL is not about the moneyIt’s 6pm at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. A drowsy sun has already slunk below …

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David Willey’s late IPL departure delivers another blow to Yorkshire

• England all-rounder joins Chennai Super Kings as injury replacement• Yorkshire call for cut-off point on such signingsYorkshire have bemoaned “an impossible situation” and demanded the introduction of a cut-off point for Indian Premier League deals a…

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Cricketers’ union endorses ICC move to regulate Twenty20 leagues

• ‘Structural change’ needed for Test cricket to thrive, says Fica chief• ‘If there is no regulation, everything will move to the leagues’Fica, the collective union for cricketers worldwide, has welcomed a global push to introduce greater regulation fo…

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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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Joe Root laments IPL rejection and calls for playing schedule overhaul

• Yorkshireman urges ‘making it easier to play all three formats’• England likely to be unchanged for fourth ODI against New ZealandJoe Root has spoken for the first time about his disappointment after going unsold in the Indian Premier League auction …

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Australia wrap up T20 tri-series with DLS win over New Zealand

New Zealand 150-9; Australia 121-3 (14.4 overs, target 103)Win soured slightly by dislocated shoulder to Chris LynnAustralia put in another accomplished Twenty20 performance to win the Trans-Tasman tri-series with a whimper not of their choosing. Victo…

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New Zealand v Australia: T20 tri-series final – live!

Updates from the match at Eden ParkFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 6.41am GMT 8th over: New Zealand 73-4 (Taylor 1) Australia on fire! Taylor nurdles a single first ball, allowing Agar to catch Chapman on his front pad bang in f…

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Alex Hales second England player after Rashid to opt for white-ball only

• Opener agrees two-year deal to play for Nottinghamshire• Decision follows announcement this week from Adil RashidAlex Hales has become the second England player in a week to sign white-ball only terms with his county and has followed Adil Rashid into…

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Trevor Bayliss calls on ECB to hire Paul Farbrace as England’s T20 coach

• Head coach feels his role should not be across all three formats• England begin five-match ODI series in New Zealand on SundayTrevor Bayliss, England’s head coach, has urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to consider hiring a specialist coach fo…

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Bayliss makes his point over T20 but the accountants’ minds are made up | Vic Marks

The England coach wants to keep international cricketers fresh but the decision-makers are more concerned with income than careers – Twenty20 Internationals are here to stayFrom somewhere deep in New Zealand on England’s never-ending tour Trevor Baylis…

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Twenty20 internationals should be abolished, says England’s Trevor Bayliss

• England coach concerned about exhausting schedule• ‘I’d just let the franchises play. There’ll be blowout’Trevor Bayliss used his post-match debrief to call for an end to international Twenty20 matches. Speaking after England had secured a two-run wi…

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New Zealand v England: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Over-by-over report from the sixth match in the tri-seriesStokes will not be risked too early, says Eoin MorganFeel free to email your thoughts to Adam, or tweet @CollinsAdam 7.11am GMT 16th over: England 133-4 (Morgan 46, Billings 5) Southee is back w…

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Australia make 245 to beat New Zealand in record-breaking T20 chase

• Tri-Series T20 in Auckland produces 32 sixes and 488 runs• New Zealand will meet England for a place in Tri-Series finalAustralia chased down a record 244 to beat New Zealand by five wickets in Auckland, reaching their target with seven balls to spar…

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New Zealand v Australia: Twenty20 tri-series – live!

Updates from the fifth match of the series at Eden ParkFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 6.41am GMT 10th over: New Zealand 114-0 (Guptill 51, Munro 58) D’Arcy Short’s leggies are called upon for the first time in international cri…

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Trent Bridge misses out on 2023 Ashes but bags one-day finals

• ECB announces venues for internationals and T20 franchises• Nottinghamshire gets four Tests in five years from 2020 to 2024Colin Graves, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, opted to leave the room when the host venues for major matches w…

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Australia outgun England again to reach Twenty20 tri-series final

• England 137-7; Australia 138-3, win by seven wickets• Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short and Glenn Maxwell shine with batThey might have been outgunned in the ODI series, but Australia put England in the shade for the second consecutive Twenty20. In front of 4…

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Australia v England: Twenty20 tri-series game three – live!

Updates from the match at the Melbourne Cricket GroundFeel free to get in touch on email or Twitter @JPHowcroft 9.21am GMT 14th over: England 84-4 (Buttler 28, Billings 10) Finally! Finally! England open the shoulders and reach the boundary for only th…

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Chris Jordan eyes the future and backs Jofra Archer for England

• Barbados-born all-rounder already making waves worldwide• Sussex’s Jofra Archer becomes eligible for England in 2022Ever since Chris Jordan watched Jofra Archer as a plucky teenager in the Barbados nets, the pair have had an affinity. It was the Surr…