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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are “out”). Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match’s statistical information.

Jack Leach in doubt for English summer over health concerns

Jack Leach, the left-arm spinner, is a doubt for England’s international fixtures this summer due to health concerns.Leach takes immunosuppressant medication, which places him on the list of people considered ‘vulnerable’ to Covid-19. He has suffered from Crohn’s, the inflammatory bowel disease, since he was 14, and the medication he …

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Babar Azam named Pakistan captain for ODIs

Babar Azam’s ongoing rise to prominence has been further reaffirmed by his appointment as Pakistan’s ODI captain, making him the country’s white-ball leader. Azam replaces Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain and caps a meteoric rise over the last year, in which he has been one of the world’s leading batsmen …

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Chris Gayle’s Tallawahs outburst could draw CPL sanction

Chris Gayle’s disparaging remarks against his former franchise Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is likely to earn him some sort of sanction. Such a sanction, Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt hinted, would be in order because Gayle probably brought “disrepute” to the league, which a contracted …

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