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Wood still hopeful of making Ashes impact

Mark Wood has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes and has his eyes fixed on a return in Perth

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Slow, boring, unseen: it's no wonder Test cricket is dying

Test cricket needs this Ashes series more than ever.<p>For some time now the magic of the long-form game has waned. What used to be a national summer …

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James Sutherland delivers frank interview on the future of Test cricket

JAMES Sutherland has deep fears regarding the future of Test cricket in the men’s game and can’t foresee the long format being played by women …

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Huge Ashes call Australia has to make

I’ll be really surprised if we’re not picking England’s chins off the ground at the Gabba. I think they’ll get hammered. The other matches are harder …

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Renshaw wobble threatens Root reunion

7:11 AM ET<p>Matt Renshaw, born in Teesside, is desperate to mark the first anniversary of his breakthrough into Australia's Test side by facing England …

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Ellyse Perry's long-awaited maiden international century has potential to resurrect women's Test cricket

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Women's Ashes: Test match ends long wait as Australia and England gear up for pink-ball day-night action

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around North Sydney Oval. The gorgeous late afternoons, the festive decorations, the sense of …

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When 4-day Tests DO make sense

2017-11-07 18:22<p>Vernon Philander and the Proteas celebrate (AP)<p>Cape Town – All in favour say … um, “maybe”.<p>If that sounds like the classic cop-out, …

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Why Test cricket is struggling

“AS SOON as you step on that line, it is war. You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition’s eyes and try and …

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Will it help Test cricket if games are reduced to four days?

In June 2009, the ICC’s Chief Executive <b>David Morgan proposed that Test matches be reduced to four days in length</b>. At the time, the mood at the ICC …

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MONDAY MEMORIES: BOTHAM'S ASHES

With less than a month to go until the A...<p>The focus will be solely on the five-day...<p>With dynamic England all-rounder Ben Sto...<p>With less than a …

Sport (Australia)

Ashes 2017-18: Joe Root says England do not have drinking culture

<b>Captain Joe Root says there is no drinking culture in the England team.</b><p>All-rounder Ben Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.<p>He will not fly out with the squad on Saturday for the Ashes series in Australia …

Sport (UK)

ASHES TOP 5: MOST RUNS

With less than a month to go until the A...<p>The focus will be solely on the five-day...<p>With dynamic England all-rounder Ben Sto...<p>With less than a …

Sport (Australia)

LATHAM AND TAYLOR STUN INDIA WITH 200-RUN STAND

With less than a month to go until the A...<p>The focus will be solely on the five-day...<p>With dynamic England all-rounder Ben Sto...<p>With less than a …

Sport (Australia)

Cricket Test league to help the longer format

LONDON – Test cricket will crown a world champion in 2021, after the ICC agreed to a new-look league involving nine countries.The World Championship, …

Sport (South Africa)

Jury is still out on four-day cricket Tests

It is essential that authorities always strive to find new ways to move with the times to ensure their various sporting codes remain relevant. …

News (South Africa)

James Sutherland: League format to improve competition structure of cricket

CA CEO James Sutherland has said that this will improve the competition structure of the game, in return creating strong narrative for fans.

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Test cricket is in jeopardy and world championship is one step in the fight to save it

Test match cricket has been in decline for years and this is a move in the right direction. It will add relevance and meaning to every game and series.<p>One of the things that makes T20 leagues so popular is they are easy to understand. You can see which teams are top of the league, those that are …

ICC presents nine-nation Test series in bid to preserve five-day format’s status following T20’s rapid growth

THE International Cricket Council unveiled a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship Friday in a bid to preserve the five-day format’s status …

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Ashes series hosted by England in 2019 set to launch World Test Cricket Championship

The Ashes of 2019 is pencilled in to be the first series played in the world Test championship.<p>A meeting of the International Cricket Council board …

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Test cricket championship confirmed by ICC, but how will the game change?

The ICC has confirmed its plans to start an official Test match world championship and ODI league, after years of speculation and protracted …

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Can the introduction of a Test and ODI leagues halt the shift from international to club cricket?

Finally, it is here. Reforming Test cricket has long been the sporting administrators’ equivalent of governments acting on obesity - everyone talks …

Sport (UK)

Cricket: Changes to tests must be in line with new structure, says FICA chief

(Reuters) - Any changes to test cricket must be in line with in with the sport's new global structure, the head of the international cricket players union (FICA) Tony Irish has said.<p>The International Cricket Council (ICC) will meet in Auckland this week, where announcements on separate league …

International Cricket Council

Imperfect Test Championship feels compromised even before launch

After 22 years of glacial progress, the ICC is trying to impose some sort of order on a system that has been growing wild for over a hundred years<p>Here we go again<p>Ready your arguments, it’s time to have that conversation all over again. The ICC’s chief executives are meeting in Auckland this week, …

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‘Keep it at five’: Australia’s Steve Smith, David Warner say no to four-day Tests

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has expressed support for the trial, but indicated it was unlikely to happen any time soon.<p>Australia captain …

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Players union warns cricketers are 'traditionalists' and unlikely to support four-day cricket

The players union has warned that cricketers are “traditionalists” and unlikely to support four-day Test cricket as the game’s governing body meets this week to finally give the go ahead for a World Test championship.<p>The International Cricket Council meets from Wednesday until Friday in Auckland …

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The clock is ticking on Test cricket - the powers that be must act now to save it

The clock is ticking on Test cricket’s future – and the head of the international cricket players union (FICA) believes major surgery is required, …

Sport (UK)

It’s time for ICC and Co to save Test cricket now

JOHANNESBURG – The last Timeless Test lasted 12 days, with approximately 46 hours of cricket.<p>Played between South Africa and England in Durban from …

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Why Test cricket still needs its fifth day

There are good arguments for rationalising the calendar and decluttering the fixture list, but the case for cutting off the fifth day’s play is less convincing<p>The long and the short of it<p>After some weeks in the jungle, Philip Halden decided the best thing to do was teach his kidnappers to play …

Sport (UK)

How bar chat helped Steve Smith become Aussie Test cricket captain Yahoo7 Sport

Steve Smith has revealed how a bar-room discussion provided the unlikely setting for him to assume the nation's second most important job.<p>Smith …

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