Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Tag Archives: ECB

English cricket plans 100 balls format

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LONDON:  The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020. England’s new eight-team domestic tournament, which is set to begin in 2020, will not be played in the traditional T20 format, the ECB announced in a surprise move ...

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Ben Stokes arrives to join England teammates

AUCKLAND: No minutes are quite so egalitarian as those endured between disembarking an international flight and making it to the arrivals hall, as Ben Stokes learnt on Friday. Travelling without the privileges of a foreign dignitary or a rock star, England’s returning all-rounder spent the better part of an hour ...

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Boycott fears English county cricket could die in 20 years

LONDON: : Geoffrey Boycott has said he fears English domestic first-class country cricket could die within 20 years. After England’s recent 4-0 Ashes series loss in Australia, many pundits accused the governing England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of marginalising four-day County Championship matches, which are supposed to prepare players ...

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Day-night test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes: ECB

LONDON: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night ...

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England deny Stokes heading to Australia

SYDNEY: England cricket chiefs Tuesday said suspended allrounder Ben Stokes was visiting family in New Zealand and not heading to Australia after he was apparently spotted leaving London’s Heathrow airport. An image that claimed to show him at the airport began doing the rounds on social media late Monday, sparking ...

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Absent Ben Stokes sends England good luck video message

LONDON: The all-rounder was not called up for the first five-day clash because he was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September and police are currently investigating the issue. Stokes was held overnight during the ODI series with West Indies. And he could be set to miss the ...

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Ben Stokes Ashes participation delayed

MANCHESTER: The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad as it stands. Stokes was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He has still been awarded ...

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Stokes and Hales to be offered new contracts by ECB

LONDON: The ECB are expected to offer Ben Stokes and Alex Hales new contracts on Friday, despite the ongoing investigation into the brawl outside a Bristol nightclub, Sky sources understand. Stokes is expected to be offered a new central contract, while Hales will also retain his incremental deal. Contracts for ...

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ECB exploring use of giant tents to end rain delays

LONDON: English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday. Research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone ...

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Stokes suspended; Ashes spot in danger

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s Ashes hopes were in the balance Thursday after England suspended him from international matches “until further notice” after a video emerged apparently showing him fighting outside a nightclub. Test vice-captain Stokes was included in England’s Ashes squad announced Wednesday, despite reportedly injuring his hand in the incident ...

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