Saturday, May 30, 2020

Cricket West Indies has granted approval in principle for the proposed Test tour of England in July as the return of international cricket moves closer.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has named a bumper 55-man training group ahead of what it hopes will be a busy international schedule, with a host of new and returning faces joining the core squad.

The Twenty20 World Cup may not go ahead as the leader of the game in host nation Australia revealed the schedule for October and November is under a “very high risk”.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no play before August 1.

Eoin Morgan would be “surprised” if the T20 World Cup goes ahead as scheduled later this year but indicated any deferment will not shape his future as England captain.

All the ingredients for cricketing drama where there – thrilling run chase, title secured with a hat-trick and undoubtedly the most incongruous dismissal of James Franklin’s career.

The owner of cricket ball manufacturer Dukes says bowlers should have ‘no problem’ producing swing in England this summer despite the imminent ban on using saliva.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

England’s women cricketers could return to training as early as next month as managing director Clare Connor revealed they are committed to completing as much of the international schedule as possible.

England bowlers like James Anderson may have have to rely on perspiration and inspiration this summer after the International Cricket Council recommended a temporary ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has released guidelines to players and clubs on steps to take to stay safe when exercising in an outdoor cricket club environment.

James Anderson is excited about the prospect of playing Test cricket for England this summer, even if the lack of atmosphere might make it seem more like the County Championship.

London’s National Cricket League has been keeping member clubs engaged during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

England cricketers will return to individual training from next week with a reassurance that safety protocols should make the sessions less risky than a trip to the supermarket.

Professional sports in the UK are awaiting further details on the Government’s plans to ease the lockdown going forward as the Premier League prepares for another meeting on Project Restart later on Monday.

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart admits it may be best for the long-term health of county cricket if there is no action this season.

England captain Joe Root is “very optimistic” Test cricket will be played this summer, even if his side could have to go into a nine-week quarantine.

Players due to take part in The Hundred this summer have been informed their contracts have been terminated in a letter from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Middlesex Cricket, in partnership with the counties in the East region, are delighted to announce that current Head of Women’s Cricket for Middlesex and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Danni Warren, has been appointed to the new role of Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the London and East region.

Disabled youngsters up and down the country have been able to keep up their cricket skills during lockdown thanks to an online initiative from Lord’s Taverners.

Tom Harrison has warned that coronavirus could cost the England and Wales Cricket Board £380million in a worst-case scenario.

Australian manufacturer Kookaburra has developed a wax applicator that would allow cricket balls to be shined without using sweat or saliva and believes it could be ready to use within a month.

North Middlesex teenager Luke Hollman admitted he had thoroughly enjoyed his experience with the England Under-19s in recent years.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that the launch of The Hundred will now take place in summer 2021.

North Middlesex duo Luke Hollman and Joe Cracknell had contrasting tales with regards to their signing for Middlesex for the 2020 season.

Tom Lace’s journey to Middlesex’s first team began almost with his first breath – thanks to his great grandad Arthur.

The Hundred’s inaugural season is set to be formally delayed at a board meeting of the England and Wales Board Cricket Board on Wednesday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board could consider private equity investment for The Hundred in an effort to minimise the financial impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has claimed.

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

The start of the 2020 cricket season in England has been pushed back until July 1 at the earliest, with the Test series against the West Indies officially postponed.

Additional delays to the 2020 season and the likely postponement of The Hundred were up for discussion at a board meeting of the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday evening.

Middlesex Cricket has announced the furlough of staff members until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

North Middlesex face a wait to start the defence of their Middlesex League Premier Division title, with recreational cricket activity suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stevie Eskinazi is convinced new Middlesex skipper Peter Handscomb will slot seamlessly into the dressing-room – although his arrival at Lord’s could still be months away.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of life and one of the most fundamental parts of cricket has now come under the microscope – the shining of the ball.

With the cricket season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic until at least the end of May, Middlesex Women have come up with a way to maintain a healthy rivalry with their rivals.

Sporting Films: Beyond All Boundaries

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Beyond All Boundaries (2013) is a film documentary which illustrates India’s national obsession with cricket through the stories of three individuals whose lives are bound up in the game.

Middlesex’s Max Holden is brushing up on his culinary skills in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

Middlesex Cricket and Jersey Cricket have agreed a long-term strategic partnership to increase opportunities for talented female cricketers.

Jos Buttler’s status as an England World Cup winner has already assured his place in the history books but the shirt he wore at the decisive moment last summer could soon secure a more immediate legacy: helping save lives threatened by coronavirus.

The prospect of wide-reaching furloughs among county cricketers moved a step closer over the weekend, after talks with the players’ union progressed.

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced an emergency funding package worth £61million to keep counties and clubs afloat during what could be “the biggest challenge in the history of the game”.

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