Cricket Monthly: Issue 003 - July 2014

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The cricketers who fought for their country in World War One

More than 200 professional cricketers in England signed up to fight in the summer of 2014 and obituaries replaced match reports in Wisden. A new book tells the story of the men who played, and fought, for their country

On the bank holiday evening of Monday August 3 1914, Lionel Tennyson dreamt of …

Military History

Kevin Pietersen says ‘only politics’ keeping Cook as England captain

Kevin Pietersen has called on the embattled England captain Alastair Cook to step down, and says he is still in the job only because it would be “yet another PR disaster” for the England and Wales Cricket Board to sack him.

Pietersen has also urged Cook to relinquish the captaincy and seek emergency …

Alastair Cook

Cricket: White Ferns contracted players announced - Cricket

A strong blend of youth and experience makes up the first contracted list of ten White Ferns players for the season between 1 August 2014 and 31 July …

Cricket: Williamson suspended from bowling - Sport

Kane Williamson has scored an unwanted first, becoming the first New Zealander to be suspended from bowling because of an illegal action.

Williamson's …

Cricket: Pakistan court orders elections for new chief

England's Matt Prior to take indefinite break from cricket

The 32-year-old announced his decision just hours after England had suffered defeat to India in the second Test of the five-match series at Lord's on …

Cricket: NZ women cricketers awarded annual contracts for first time - Sport

In a first for New Zealand, the country's top 10 women cricketers will be awarded annual contracts under the terms of a new Memorandum of …

Cricket deserves a better World Cup format

With as many as 32 nations and a slick format, the FIFA World Cup is easily the most watched team sport event in the world.

I am not really into …

Cricket on the Home Front 1914-18

Second of two exclusive articles for ECB on cricket and the Great War by David Frith

As in the Second World War, opinion was sharply divided over the …

Zimbabwe cricket set for major changes

Zimbabwe cricket set for major changes

Could he be named the new captain, replacing Brendan Taylor? ... Hamilton Masakadza

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‘ICC to strive for making cricket more competitive’

Chennai, July 15:

Bringing people back to the cricket ground and making cricket more competitive would be a major focus area for the International …

Cricket: Pakistan get Champions League T20 invite

Islamabad: Pakistan will send its domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League to be held in India in September, an …


Nepal looks to make case as neutral venue

Nepal cricket

With pleasant weather, enthusiastic public and a brand new ground on its way, Nepal could make a serious case to become the next neutral venue for international cricket

Home to eight of the ten tallest peaks in the world, it is only apt that Nepal is called 'the Home of the Gods'. It …


Katich pulls up stumps on cricket career

Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, drawing the final curtain on a distinguished playing …

Cricket Australia trials a new pink ball as historic day-night Test edges closer

There were calls earlier this month for further research into the development of the ball following a trial at the Sheffield Shield.

Only 11 per cent …

Zimbabwe Cricket set for overhaul

Zimbabwe cricket is set for an overhaul and the two key areas where changes are likely to take place are coaching and captaincy. Zimbabwe Cricket's …


Cricket: Pakistan board's 15-month merry-go-round

The extraordinary game of musical chairs at the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board took a fresh turn on Thursday with the replacement of the sitting …


Bangladesh cricket chiefs suspend star Shakib Al Hasan - Sport

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh cricket authorities yesterday suspended star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for six months because of his "severe …

Australia could host winter Tests in 2017

Australia news

Test cricket could return to far-northern Australia in 2017, with Bangladesh listed to visit for two Tests in August of that year, according to a draft of the new Future Tours Programme seen by ESPNcricinfo. If the draft FTP is signed off without any changes, Australia will also play …


Test cricket cannot be a 10-men club: Srinivasan

Believing firmly in the primacy of Test cricket, new ICC chairman N Srinivasan has said that the traditional five-day format "cannot be a 10-member …


Six of the best catches you'll see

Six of the best - cricket catches in the deep

We dig through the archives to find the top 6 catches in New Zealand cricket.


HIGH FIVE: Black …

Cricket Australia recognises indigenous Australians

Cricket Australia has thrown its weighty support behind the growing movement to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders acknowledged in the …

Cricket match-fixer Lou Vincent banned from the game for life

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'My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat' those are the words used by disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent as he publicly admits to …

Cricket: Black Caps capture series - Sport

Now it's three. New Zealand's thrilling 53-run win over the West Indies in Barbados today made it three successive test series victories over top …

Australia and New Zealand target day-night Test

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New Zealand

Uncertainty plagues Nepal cricket

Nepal news

The World T20 in March was Nepal's first global event. They finished second behind Bangladesh in the qualifying round, beat Hong Kong and Afghanistan and earned themselves a legion of fans. Last week, they were awarded T20 international status. Between March and June, however, the …