Cricket Monthly: Issue One - May 2014 on Flipboard

By particularkev | A monthly magazine on global cricket.

Women's Twenty20: New IPL-style league planned by Australian pair

Cricket's top women players could feature in an Indian Premier League-style tournament within nine months.

That's according to Australian businessman …

The history of cricket in England is one of many cultures

The rich mix of English cricket

Of course Nigel Farage spent Sunday afternoon at the cricket, whiling away the final few hours before the election results came in by watching Kent play Worcester at – where else? – Royal Tunbridge Wells. “Cricket,” wrote Neville Cardus, “is in the blood of every …


Chris Gayle to seek treatment for back injury | Cricket

West Indies news

Gayle to seek treatment for back injury

Chris Gayle has said he will seek treatment in Germany for an injured back to ensure he is fit for the home Tests against New Zealand. Gayle is eyeing a return to fitness for the first Test in Kingston, which begins on June 8. If he plays, it …

Cricket match fixing: Who's pulling the strings? - Sport

The game that's in a fix

Cricket: The great game that is now in terrible fix

Getty Images

OFF YOU GO: The Wellington Firebirds celebrate taking the wicket of Lou Vincent, in …

New Zealand

Cricket match fixing: Anatomy of match fixing - Cricket

In Lou Vincent’s example, he has the perfect personality traits to be considered vulnerable: a troubled man with money worries parachuting in and out

Match Fixing

Lee ready for cricket farewell

Evergreen Sydney Sixers fast bowler Brett Lee admits this summer's Big Bash League will likely be his career swan song.

The veteran of 76 Tests and …

Cricket must confront the magnitude of fixing

The sad truth is that the most recent spot-fixing revelations bring to mind nothing so much as Captain Renault’s line as he shuts down Rick’s Café in Casablanca: “I’m shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here.” What was it, exactly, about the evidence accrued in recent years that …

Czech cricket: onwards and upwards!

Prague TV How far has cricket progressed in Prague over the last 12 months?read more


Sri Lanka’s Hathurusinghe to coach Bangladesh cricket

The 45 year-old Sri Lankan, who took charge of the Thunder last season, has been offered the chance to coach at full international level, after …

Chris Cairns denies he is high-profile name involved in match-fixing

Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand and Nottinghamshire all-rounder, has released a statement reiterating his previous denials of any involvement in match-fixing, following a report that "the net is closing" around a big name in the game.

Cairns has not been publicly identified as that name, who is …

New Zealand

Cricket: Former star offered McCullum cash to fix - Sport

New Zealand Cricket have released a statement this afternoon to express their dismay that Brendon McCullum's testimony to the International Cricket …

SA's cricket bat crafting history

Cricket bats have been handcrafted in South Australia for almost 120 years, now the last remaining cricket bat maker has opened his workshop for SA …

Kumar Sangakkara: 'It's been an amazing privilege to play the game'

Kumar Sangakkara is freezing at the end of an abandoned day of county cricket in Sussex. Wearing a huge borrowed jumper from the visitors' dressing room occupied by Durham, for whom he played two matches while preparing for Sri Lanka's one-day and Test series against England, the great batsman …

Sri Lanka

County cricket vulnerable to corruption: Bell

Amidst the spot-fixing stories being weaved around English counties, England middle-order batsman, Ian Bell has warned that fixing would be easy in …

Cricket chiefs say vigilance remains high amid spot-fixing allegations

Cricket bosses have warned they are on guard against corruption as spot-fixing allegations by a former Sussex player threaten to rock the …

Cricket has long been besmirched by cheats and rogues

The latest betting scandal to engulf the sport is simply further evidence of its scope for skulduggery

In 1751, the Earl of Sandwich organised a cricket match between a team of Old Etonians and All England – “England” in this case meaning 11 chaps who had not gone to Eton. The purse was £1,500, but …


Cricket and gambling: A relationship as old as the game and a hard habit to break

It is difficult for the ECB to take the bookies’ money and the moral high ground

Cricket and gambling have been uneasy bedfellows for hundreds of years but never more so than now.

As the England and Wales Cricket Board pushes, along with other sports, for Parliament to make match-fixing a crime, is …


Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach

Pakistan news

Grant Flower, the former Zimbabwe batsman, has been named Pakistan's batting coach for two years. The appointment comes little more than a week after Waqar Younis returned as the head coach as Pakistan overhauled their national team management.

Flower was recommended by the coach …

Shane Jurgensen appointed Fiji coach | Cricket

Fiji news

Jurgensen appointed Fiji coach

Shane Jurgensen has been appointed the new coach of Fiji, weeks after he resigned as Bangladesh's head coach. He will be in charge of the country's senior men's, women's and age-group teams for the next three years.

His first assignment will be a tour of India …

Cricket rocked by new fixing evidence from New Zealand's former batsman Lou Vincent

Exclusive: Ex-Test player alleges corruption in county game and four other countries

Anti-corruption forces are investigating the most detailed evidence yet of widespread fixing across the cricketing world.

Telegraph Sport can reveal that Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand batsman, has provided …

New Zealand

Cricket: A Modern Anthology review – perfect for when rain stops play

As I write, I can hear cars driving through the rain. There is a chill in the air, and I'm contemplating turning the central heating on. It is the second week of May, and the cricket season has started. Cricket is a game that, even when it is not rained off, has enough longueurs to allow some …


Lehmann happy with tour games for Ashes

Australia have been dished up some second-rate opposition for next year's Ashes tour matches, but coach Darren Lehmann remains confident the England …

Mushtaq Ahmed loses England role

England news

Confirmation arrived on Monday that Mushtaq Ahmed, the former Pakistan legspinner, is the latest of England's backroom staff to lose their job in the Peter Moores reshuffle.* David Saker, the fast bowling coach, will continue with his current deal under the new set-up though.

Mushtaq was …


Afghanistan Gears Up for Cricket World Cup Glory

Afghanistan's cricket team is on the rise following qualification for the World Cup last October

Afghanistan’s fairytale-like rise from the fifth division of world cricket in 2008 to qualifying for next year’s World Cup has been hailed as one of the sport’s biggest-ever success stories.

“I hope the …

Top 10 Fastest Bowlers in Cricket History

Some call it the game of gentlemen, while others call it a boring game. Cricket has nonetheless established itself as a widely played and highly …