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New Twenty20 Competition Gets Green Light

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament has been given the go ahead to start in 2020.

County split deepens over new Twenty20 tournament
Ansari Quits Cricket With Immediate Effect

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his decision to retire from all cricket with immediate effect.

The 25-year-old recently made his Test debut for England, playing against Bangladesh in October 2016.

Zafar has been with Surrey CCC since the age of eight, playing in every age group within the club system. He has successfully combined his cricketing career with academic endeavours. In 2011, he was part of the Surrey squad that won the Lord’s final, whilst still studying at Cambridge University, where he achieved a Double First in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology in 2013.

Can This England Squad Win The Champions Trophy?
Chris Knight
The Sportsman Reporter
The England squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy was confirmed on Tuesday and there were few surprises as the fifteen-man squad boasts an encouraging…
England ODI Squad Annouced

England have announced their one-day squad for their series against Ireland and South Africa.

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are the notable omissions for the Ireland games as they play in the IPL, but they will return for the South Africas games and the ICC Champions Trophy.

Fifty For Cook

Alastair Cook has made a decent start to his season with 52 for Essex against Somerset, but they are struggling at Taunton

Broad Strikes First As New County Championship Season Begins

Stuart Broad has taken the first wicket of the new County Championship season which started this morning. 

Leicestershire Deducted 16 Points

Leicestershire have started the County Championship season with the worst news possible as they have been deducted 16 Championship County points and fined £5,000 for 'repeated disciplinary offences.'

Charlie Shreck has been found guilty of: "using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or making an obscene gesture" in a game last year. 

As this is the county's fifth offence in the last year which has triggered the automatic punishment.

They face Nottinghamshire in their season opener today.

Stokes And Morgan Get Their Own Emojis

You know you've made it when you get your own emoji.

England cricketers Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan have got their own ahead of the new IPL season.

Alastair Cook Out Of Season Opener

Former England captain Alastair Cook has been ruled out of Essex's season opener through injury.

The cricket season kicks off on Friday as Cook's Essex take on Lancashire. 

Essex won Division Two of the County Championship last year and will be looking to make an instant impact on the top flight.

England Cricket Name New Kit Supplier

New Balance have replaced adidas as England Cricket's kit supplier.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has signed a five-year deal with New Balance to become the supplier to ECB and the England cricket teams.

Ian Bell Signs New Contract With Warwickshire

Warwickshire captain Ian Bell has signed a new contract with his hometown club in a deal that will take him up until 2020.

Bell will be 38 by then so this contract looks to see him out to the end of his career.

The Coventry kid made his first-class debut in 1999 for Warwickshire and has been associated with the club since 1992.

Indian Premier League Returns Tomorrow, This Lot Can't Wait!

The IPL returns tomorrow for the first time since May 2016.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to retain the title they won last year in their debut season.

The captains of the eight sides met today for a photoshoot and they look ecstatic at the prospect of a new season.

Welcome Back Carbs

Former England opener Michael Carberry hits a century for Hampshire Cricket Club following his return from cancer treatment.


What Next For County Cricket?
Chris Knight
The Sportsman Reporter
Change is afoot. The England and Wales Cricket Board have revealed their radical plans for a new Twenty20 tournament to take place in 2020, with the…
India Tie Up Series Win Over Australia

India have beaten Australia in the fourth and deciding Test in Dharamsala and in doing so wrapping up a 2-1 series win.

The home side resumed on 19-0 and despite a small wobble with the losses of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara the hosts chased down the 106 runs required to win the match by eight wickets.

It's been a busy home campaign for the Indians who have racked up series wins over New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and now Australia.

MCC Lead Somerset By 153 Runs

MCC have bowled Middlesex out for 179 after their first innings, in Abu Dhabi.

Somerset duo Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton starred with the ball, Gregory took five wickets and Overton took four.

MCC have begun their second innings with a 153 run lead.

Afganistan Beat Ireland In ODI Series

Afghanistan have secured a 3-2 series win over Ireland today as Rahmat's Shah unbeaten century fired them to victory.

Ireland were all out for 229 (48.4 overs) with Paul Stirling top scoring with 51.

Afghanistan needed 48.4 overs to beat that total, ending on 231-3.

Ballance Signs New Deal With Yorkshire

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance has signed a two-year contract extension.

The Zimbabwe born left-hander, who was appointed captain across all three formats in December last year, will now remain with the White Rose until the end of the 2019 season.

Hales Smashes 110 From 107 For England Against West Indies

England have made a bright start against the West Indies - Alex Hales has knocked 110 from 107 balls. England are 219-2 after 36.2 overs. 

England To Face India In Women's World Cup Opener

The draw for the ICC Women's World Cup which takes place in England and Wales has been made.

England will play India in the first match of the competition on June 24 in Derby with champions Australia taking on West Indies on June 26 in Taunton.

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