• Alastair Cook's position as England's ODI captain had become untenable and the only choice left was to remove him.

    England’s gamble the only route to success

    Alastair Cook had the look of a dead horse still being flogged as he trudged off the pitch in Colombo having made 32 runs from 49 balls as his side ch...

  • Steve Smith, a centurion at Adelaide, celebrated the milestone next to the Test number of Phil Hughes. The game itself represents a small step along the road to recovery for Australia and the sport at large.

    Cricket begins the recovery process

    It is tempting to think that in the aftermath of tragedy the world has stopped spinning. The untimely passing of Phil Hughes shook the cricket world t...

  • Virat Kohli, leading India in the first Test in Adelaide, will be hoping to repeat the form during his last series in Australia.

    India in Australia Test preview

    The four Test Australia Vs. India belatedly starts today following the tragic loss of Phil Hughes, 63 not out, felled by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shie...

  • Phillip Hughes passed away aged 25 after suffering severe bleeding on the brain as a result of a compressed vertebral artery as a result of being struck by a ball on the neck.

    In mourning of Phillip Hughes

    It was with great sadness that the news of Phillip Hughes’s death came to pass. At the age of just 25, to lose your life to the game of cricket, or to...

  • Cage4All is introducing cricket to new environments

    Cage4All – street cricket in the UK

    “To be honest, I’m worried about the future of the game,” says Colin Salmon, chairman of Cage4All, a community interest company involved in promoting ...

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