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 …

Twenty20 Cricket

The history of cricket in England is one of many cultures

Cricket has often been appropriated by those who see the sport as being symbolic of ‘their England’, and who would invest it with exemplary qualities that it does not possess

The rich mix of English cricket

Of course Nigel Farage spent Sunday afternoon at the cricket, whiling away the final few hours …


Gayle to seek treatment for back injury

West Indies news

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 will be his 100th Test match. The …

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

I believe there are dark forces at play... Chris Cairns, author of the above statement, might have delivered not only the most memorable line of the …

New Zealand

Oz journo slams 'dull' ICC fixing probe following 'no Oz players involved' claims

Australian Herald (ANI) Saturday 24th May, 2014

A senior Australian journalist has joined critics slamming the International Cricket Council's probe …

International Cricket Council
New Zealand

Cricket match fixing: Anatomy of match fixing

It is an uncomfortable -- but wholly rational -- truth that corruption in cricket, and any sport for that matter, will never be wiped out. Why? …


German Cricket: a brief history by Dr Brian Fell (part 2)

Part 1 of this story traced the origins of the game in Germany, and showed how at different stages in history, cricket has been in rise or decline.


Lee ready for cricket farewell

Brett Lee says he's ready to say farewell to cricket after next summer's Big Bash League, but hasn't made a final decision just yet.

Brett Lee

Cricket must confront the magnitude of fixing

The first step towards the solution is to appreciate the scale of the problem, something cricket still seems to be struggling to do

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 …


Czech cricket: onwards and upwards!

Prague TV |

20 May 2014

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

It’s been over a year since Prague.TV last met with the guys …


Sri Lanka's Hathurusinghe to coach Bangladesh cricket

Chandika Hathurusinghe will leave his post as coach of the Sydney Thunder Twenty20 team to take up the head coaching role with Bangladesh, Cricket …

Sri Lanka

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

• Cairns speaks out after being linked to Lou Vincent claims • 'Allegations that I am Player X are a lie,' says New Zealander

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 …

New Zealand

Cricket: Former star offered McCullum cash to fix

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

New Zealand

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'

The Sri Lankan is a supreme batsman but he derives the greatest pleasure from exchanging ideas and philosophies

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 …

Kumar Sangakkara

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 …

Ian Bell

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 …

Jurgensen appointed Fiji coach

Fiji news

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 in October, followed by the …

Germany Cricket: a brief history

2014 is an exciting season for the German cricket community! With an ever increasing player network- organized cricket for elites and novices, men,


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

An enormous amount of ground is covered in this moving, funny and upfront collection, edited by commentator Jonathan Agnew

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 …


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 …


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 …