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2019 Ashes fixtures, venues and rec...

Out of the frying pan of the World Cup and into the fire of the Ashes, the English summer rumbles on...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

ECB abandon plans for English Premier League

The ECB have announced that they are shelving their plans for an EPL to rival the Indian IPL version. Due to the economic climate it has been deemed that this is not a good time to launch a tournamen...

Big fuss about nothing over the ICC all-time rankings

Cricket’s penchant for ridiculous rows has emerged again in the past week after a spectacular loss of perspective by mainly Indian followers and ex-players. Now I know you are not supposed to critici...

50 over international round up

The past week or two has seen the beleaguered 50 over form of the game return to the limelight. With the advent of Twenty20 there are many who do not see a future for this form of the game. It posses...

Warner brings Australia optimism for the future

I don’t know what the Aussies were worried about. Any time an established batsman loses form or is reaching the end of the road, they should be exclaiming with typical confidence ‘don’t worry, anothe...

Australia gain consolation win despite Smith heroics

Although it has got rather lost in the noise surrounding England’s complete and utter implosion, Australia saved some face by defeating South Africa in the third and final test. They won fairly comfo...

Time for Bangladesh test status to be revised

So another sterling performance from Bangladesh. I am all for expanding the game to make it as global as possible but so little progress seems to have been made since their elevation to test status. ...