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Dobell: England’s humiliation at Lord’s was an accident waiting to happen

Dobell: England’s humiliation at Lord’s was an accident waiting to happen

What did they think would happen? What did they think would happen when they pushed the first-class competition into the margins of the season so its viability as a breeding ground was compromised? What did they think would happen when limited-overs cricket - and the money it can generate - was prioritised at the expense…
Kimber: Clinical Pakistan produce the unexpected dissection of England

Kimber: Clinical Pakistan produce the unexpected dissection of England

Mark Wood punched the ball down the field for an off drive, and Mohammad Amir was at mid-on, but made quick ground to catch up to the ball. He came from the left of the ball, but he kept running until he was on the ball's right. Then he squatted as he ran and tried…
Allegedly corrupt pitch curator is not a curator, says SLC

Allegedly corrupt pitch curator is not a curator, says SLC

The person identified in an Al Jazeera investigation as a "groundsman" who may have twice curated Test pitches in Galle to suit bettors, is not in fact a curator, according to SLC. As such, he did not have powers to alter the state of either pitch, board officials said. In the investigative documentary, "Cricket's match-fixers,"…
The IPL has made Indian cricket not only richer but better

The IPL has made Indian cricket not only richer but better

The IPL has enjoyed another highly successful season featuring numerous nail-biting last-over finishes and a tension-building scramble among teams vying for a place in the finals. In its 11th season, the tournament has certainly not lost, and if anything only gained in, lustre. Players from all around the cricketing world are desperate to win a…
Recriminations postponed as England revival masks dire day at Lord’s

Recriminations postponed as England revival masks dire day at Lord’s

At around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon, a fair few people in England cricket were sitting mightily uncomfortably. It wasn't just the fourth-day ticket-holders. It was the coaches who can demonstrate little progress from their players, the administrators whose policies are looking more self-defeating by the day and the team who had been completely out-played in…
“No nervousness” as tricky fourth-innings chase looms – Shafiq

“No nervousness” as tricky fourth-innings chase looms – Shafiq

How much will be too much? It is the question that has haunted Pakistan and Pakistani fans for as long as anyone can remember, but especially over the last decade or so. From the moment England nudged into the lead, it began. Double-figures and no worries, 120-ish and errr, 150-plus and spend the day watching…
CSK, Sunrisers reflect on challenges overcome on eve of grand final

CSK, Sunrisers reflect on challenges overcome on eve of grand final

The two IPL 2018 finalists have traversed contrasting paths during the past seven weeks to get to Mumbai. And now they face off for the fourth time this season, after overcoming very different challenges. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their second IPL final but for their new captain Kane Williamson, it will be his first. They…
Mahela makes his entrance

Mahela makes his entrance

Mahela Jayawardene: Sri Lankan legend © AFP 1977Sri Lankan all-time great Mahela Jayawardene was born on this day. A prolific and elegant batsman with a huge appetite for runs, he made his debut at 20, coming to the crease at the unique position of 790 for 4, when Sri Lanka milked India for 952 for…
New York City’s subway disaster now has its own 8-bit video game

New York City’s subway disaster now has its own 8-bit video game

Straphangers who want to experience the rolling nightmare that is New York City’s subway system from the comfort of their own home are in luck. A new video game called “MTA Country,” which debuted this week, takes players on a treacherous ride through graffiti-lined tunnels filled with electrical fires, broken tracks, and stalled subway cars.…
Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

If you’re over Snapchat because of the countless redesigns and re-redesigns but Instagram’s filters don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a Korean app called Snow that takes all of the beloved features and combines them into a super cute camera app. Snow has been around for a while, but the latest update gives it even more…
It’s official: Amazon has saved The Expanse

It’s official: Amazon has saved The Expanse

It’s official: The Expanse has been saved. After the Syfy Channel canceled The Expanse earlier this month, Alcon Entertainment has confirmed that Amazon will pick up the show for a fourth season, after after outcry from the show’s fans. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement at the International Space Development Conference: where he appeared…
Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland

Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland

On May 24th, the line outside of Courtroom 12 at the United States District Court in San Francisco was dense enough that two lawyers behind me worried they wouldn’t get seats. So, they jumped ahead in the line to witness the latest volley in San Francisco and Oakland’s fight against the fossil fuel industry. The…