Adam Zampa wants to be more than a white-ball specialist

Australia legspinner Adam Zampa wants to change the perception of him as a limited-overs specialist as he targets more opportunities to develop in the longer format.After losing his place during the World Cup, Zampa reasserted himself as Australia’s premier white-ball spinner during the 2019-20 season, but is desperate for the chance to push his claims … Read more

Shakib Al Hasan on the lesson his ban has taught him

Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a two-year ban (one year suspended) for not reporting a corrupt approach, says not taking things lightly due to “ignorance” is the biggest lesson he has learnt from this whole episode.Shakib was banned by the ICC in October last after he accepted three charges of breaching the … Read more

Vernon Philander’s Kolpak deal at Somerset cancelled

Somerset have announced that Vernon Philander’s contract with the club has been cancelled by mutual consent.Philander, who played his final Test match for South Africa against England in January after announcing his retirement from international cricket, had signed a two-year deal with the county on a Kolpak registration.All existing Kolpak registrations will be cancelled on … Read more

‘Premature to get too excited’: Cricket West Indies president on England tour

Ricky Skerritt, president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has said it is “premature to get too excited” about the conditions under which the England tour would be possible. He also said while talks were ongoing about the possibility of a July start to the three-Test series, there was no “confirmation” yet.Jason Holder’s team were meant … Read more

Ewie Cronje dies aged 80

Ewie Cronje, the former Free State Cricket president and father of the late South Africa captain Hansie Cronje has died. Cronje was suffering from stomach cancer. He was 80.Cronje played 27 first-class matches for Free State between 1960 and 1971 but was better known for his time in administration. He played a leading role in … Read more

Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah banned for six years

After admitting to the charges of corruption issued against him by the Afghanistan Cricket Board, including one that said he was trying to fix a match in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League, wicketkeeper-batsman Shafiqullah has been banned from all cricket-related activities for six years. An ACB release on Sunday mentioned that the charges against the … Read more

Allow players without BCCI contracts to play in overseas T20 leagues – Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina feels Indian cricketers without BCCI contracts should get the opportunity to play in overseas T20 leagues. The 33-year-old Raina has played over 300 international games, but hasn’t represented India since July 2018; playing in overseas leagues, he feels, will especially help older players who are looking to make international comebacks.”I hope the BCCI … Read more

Bangladesh players’ body hopes to conduct elections after Covid-19 public holiday

Bangladesh’s cricketers’ body is planning to hold elections soon after the country’s Covid-19 general holiday ends. The Cricketers’ Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) is likely to set an election date when all Dhaka Premier League cricketers come to the capital to play the 2019-20 season.Following an online meeting that the CWAB held on Saturday, with … Read more