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

Sports History

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

• Pietersen says Cook should go for good of the side • Surrey man says England ‘badly miss’ Cook the batsman<p>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 …

Alastair Cook

Cricket: White Ferns contracted players announced

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

Cricket: Williamson suspended from bowling

Kane Williamson has scored an unwanted first, becoming the first New Zealander to be suspended from bowling because of an illegal action.<p>Williamson's …

New Zealand News

Cricket: NZ women cricketers awarded annual contracts for first time

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 …

New Zealand News

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.<p>I am not really into …

FIFA

Zimbabwe cricket set for major changes

Zimbabwe cricket set for major changes<p><b>Could he be named the new captain, replacing Brendan Taylor? ... Hamilton Masakadza</b><p>12/07/2014 00:00:00<p>by …

‘ICC to strive for making cricket more competitive’

Chennai, July 15:<p>Bringing people back to the cricket ground and making cricket more competitive would be a major focus area for the International …

Cricket

Nepal looks to make case as neutral venue

Nepal cricket<p>With pleasant weather, enthusiastic public and a brand new ground on its way, Nepal could make a serious case to become the next neutral …

Cricket

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 …

Australian Cricket

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 …

Soccer

Bangladesh cricket chiefs suspend star Shakib Al Hasan

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

International Cricket Council

Australia could host winter Tests in 2017

Australia news<p>Test cricket could return to far-northern Australia in 2017, with Bangladesh listed to visit for two Tests in August of that year, …

Cricket

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 …

Test Cricket

Six of the best - cricket catches in the deep

If the West Indies are to take one lesson from their home and away series against the Black Caps, it will be to not hit the ball in the air anywhere …

New Zealand News

Cricket Australia recognises indigenous Australians

The coaching clinic was held ahead of NAIDOC Week, which begins on Sunday.<p>Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said committing his …

Cricket

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

DISGRACED former New Zealand international cricketer Lou Vincent, speaking publicly for the first time about his match-fixing, has announced his …

Cricket: Black Caps capture series

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 …

West Indies

Australia and New Zealand target day-night Test

Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) are working towards staging the sport’s first day-night Test match in November 2015.<p>The likely …

New Zealand

Uncertainty plagues Nepal cricket

Nepal news<p>The World T20 in March was Nepal's first global event. They finished second behind Bangladesh in the qualifying round, beat Hong Kong and …

Cricket