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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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