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Cricket’s repository of ball-tampering since 2000

Cricket’s repository of ball-tampering since 2000
As Dinesh Chandimal becomes the latest cricketer to be punished for ball tampering, we take a look at every ball-tampering offence since 2000 that led to an ICC charge. July 2000 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Colombo Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis became the first player in cricket history to be suspended for ball-tampering. Waqar was…

Monga: No point punishing ball-tampering harshly if the home team never...

Monga: No point punishing ball-tampering harshly if the home team never gets caught
"It has been an eye-opener for me, that, 'Hang on, ball-tampering around the world is considered cheating.'" ICC chief executive David Richardson said that during a tele-conference announcing a review into the ICC code of conduct in the aftermath of the Cape Town Test. It was a good sign that the ICC was finally going…

Shocked Langer says Australia ‘can’t have had a worse day’

Shocked Langer says Australia ‘can’t have had a worse day’
Justin Langer described Australia's record loss to England as "brutal" and "a shock" and said his players could not have had a worse day as they slumped to a third straight loss, handing the five-match ODI series to England. A year out from the World Cup, Australia are ranked sixth, their lowest ranking since 1984,…

Suzie Bates: ‘Amelia Kerr will break my record as leading run-scorer...

Suzie Bates: ‘Amelia Kerr will break my record as leading run-scorer one day’
It's been quite a month for the White Ferns. First they broke the record for the highest total in women's ODIs, racking up 490 against Ireland; then, two games later, 17-year-old Amelia Kerr smashed 232 to overtake Belinda Clark's two-decades-old record. Captain Suzie Bates, who during the series surpassed Debbie Hockley's record as leading run-scorer…

Live Blog: Women’s T20 Triangular

Live Blog: Women’s T20 Triangular
Welcome to our live blog for the opening matches in the Women's T20 Triangular between England, South Africa and New Zealand. We will be bringing you updates, stats and colour from the first two games at Taunton, starting with New Zealand v South Africa at 1pm, and continuing with England v South Africa at 5.40pm

Who plays whom? Where? All you need to know about your...

Who plays whom? Where? All you need to know about your team’s schedule from 2018 to 2023
The first-ever Future Tours Programme featuring a World Test Championship and a ODI Qualification League has been released by the ICC's Full Members, and will span a five-year period from 2018 to 2023. The nine top-ranked Test nations will slug it out for the Test Championship over two two-year cycles starting in June 2019, with…

‘The hardest day’s cricket I’ve ever had in my life’ –...

‘The hardest day’s cricket I’ve ever had in my life’ – Tim Paine reflects on Australia’s record defeat
Tim Paine described playing in Australia's heaviest ODI loss as the "hardest day" of cricket he had ever experienced. England's 242-run victory - their biggest winning margin in an ODI - secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and left the Australian side, depleted through injury and suspensions, reeling. Spearheaded by centuries for…

Keemo Paul replaces Shimron Hetmyer for final Test against Sri Lanka

Keemo Paul replaces Shimron Hetmyer for final Test against Sri Lanka
West Indies have called up 20-year-old seam bowler Keemo Paul into the Test squad, to replace batsman Shimron Hetmyer, who leaves it due to illness. Paul has played four ODIs and four T20s, but is uncapped in Tests. He does, however, have an impressive first-class average of 17.35, across 14 appearances. Although West Indies are…

Trent Bridge: England’s records-breaking venue

Trent Bridge: England’s records-breaking venue
444 - The previous highest total in men's ODIs. England bettered their previous best that they set in 2016 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. England now have the second-highest List A score, going past the 458 India A made just a few hours prior in Leicester. England narrowly fell short of the all-time highest (by…

When the burger stand vendors were on alert for white missiles

When the burger stand vendors were on alert for white missiles
There is a t-shirt you sometimes see gleefully worn by England cricket fans. On the front, a few sparse and lonely numbers interrupt a lengthy series of dots and 'w's. Anyone who followed the Ashes in the summer of 2015 doesn't need an explanation for what the symbols represent: Australia's first innings in the fourth…

5th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Amstelveen, Jun 19 2018...

5th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Amstelveen, Jun 19 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
Scotland 161 for 3 (Berrington 49*, Munsey 46, Coetzer 42) beat Netherlands 160 for 6 (Baressi 53*, O'Dowd 31, Evans 2-32) by seven wickets Captain Kyle Coetzer gives Calum MacLeod a well deserved victory shower Peter Della PennaAnother commanding opening stand between Kyle Coetzer, the captain, and George Munsey helped Scotland secure a comfortable seven-wicket win…

From 334 to 481: the rise of the highest ODI total

From 334 to 481: the rise of the highest ODI total
England's latest brutal display at Trent Bridge extended their record for the highest-ever ODI total. In the first ODI, staged after the 1971 Melbourne Test was washed out, Australia chased down 191 in 34.6 eight-ball overs and there was a slow, steady progression of scores rising into the 200s until, in 1975, during the 19th…