Guha: ECB must retain women’s T20 tournament when Hundred launches

Former England bowler Isa Guha says the ECB must ensure there remains top-level Twenty20 cricket for women when the controversial 100-ball tournament launches in 2020. The Hundred will run as both a men’s and women’s competition but, while the men’s T20 Blast will continue, the successful Kia Women’s Super League – and its teams –…

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Choudhury questions choosing KP to deliver Pataudi lecture

The BCCI’s annual MAK Pataudi lecture will be delivered by former England skipper Kevin Pietersen a move that the board’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhury has criticized. All five of the previous speakers have been former India cricketers and Choudhury feels that the trend should have continued. According to ESPN Cricinfo an extract of a Choudary…

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Grumpy old Graves risking it all as he presses ahead with Hundred fiasco

Colin Graves, chairman of the ECB and the ex-Costcutter mogul, doesn’t strike one as a chap who is down with the kids, does he? No, he strikes me as a classic passive-aggressive grumpy 70-year-old Yorkshireman. I know this because I was raised around such men. He tried to justify the appalling 100-ball tournament on Monday…

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Leach ruled out of Pakistan series with broken thumb

England spinner Jack Leach will play no part in the series against Pakistan after he broke his left thumb in warm-ups during a County Championship match against Hampshire. Leach broke into the England Test XI at the back end of a long tour to Australia and New Zealand but will not be named in England’s…

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