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David Hodgkiss: Lancashire CCC chairman dies aged 71 Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss, who was appointed to the role in 2017, dies at the age of 71.
Suryakumar Yadav's Twitter Post Says, Suryakumar Yadav, a part of the Mumbai Indians IPL contingent, reflected on the social distancing as a fallout of the coronavirus pandemic as people were forced indoors in India and around the world.
Jasprit Bumrah Cleans House Amid Lockdown, Reveals Why He Did It Twice. Watch With the coronavirus pandemic keeping cricketers and other athletes indoors, they are finding ways to make themselves useful at home.
Pragyan Ojha Slams People For Questioning Those Making Donations To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha said financial help to fight the COVID-19 pandemic should not be measured in numbers and that it is strange to see those making contributions being questioned.
Emirates Riverside cricket ground offered to NHS and council to use during coronavirus outbreak The club has already told most of its employees to work from home, but also raised the possibility of them also joining efforts to fight Coronavirus if they 'may be of assistance'. The players have been instructed to remain in isolation and have all been given fitness programmes to follow in the meantime.
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Pledge Support To COVID-19 Relief Funds - Cricket News With the coronavirus pandemic creating misery for the people of India, Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma decided to chip in.
Cricket Australia contracts delayed by coronavirus planning Contingency planning to prepare for the possibility of a severely affected home summer also affecting state and BBL contracts - ESPNcricinfo.com.
On This Day In 2011, Sachin Tendulkar Helped India Beat Pakistan In World Cup Semi-Finals Sachin Tendulkar scored a crucial 85 as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the 2011 World Cup semi-final.
My Cricketing Hero: Dominic Cork picks Sir Ian Botham Who did the Sky Sports Cricket pundits idolise growing up? I was then getting on for 10 years old when he played that magnificent Headingley innings and still understanding what sport was all about, but when I saw it, I just wanted to be Ian Botham.
Captain Cameron keeps up cricket success At this stage cricket is his first love, and when he is not opening the batting, he keeps wicket, or bowls some spin. He's also a talented hockey player and a handy golfer, when he gets the chance to play.
Coronavirus Kent: County cricket captain Sam Billings is set for a head shave to raise money for the NHS Kent and England cricketer Sam Billings is having a drastic re-style and it's all for a good cause. The Kent captain has agreed to have his head shaved as part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for the NHS.
How cricket lifted morale of a nation during two world wars PLUM WARNER, one of the stalwart figures of English cricket, was always adamant that the game was right to continue during the Second World War.
It's For BCCI to Answer Whether MS Dhoni Should Play For India Again, Says Irfan Pathan Pathan feels that meriting a place in India squad would require some game time and should Dhoni play, he has to be part of the national team. "He obviously needs to play," Pathan told The New Indian Express. "If he does, he should for India. He is the most amazing cricketer we have.
My Career Has Never Been Stable, Always Up And Down: Umesh Yadav Career has never been stable. Always up and down. I did well at the 2015 World Cup, but then again out." But he has no qualms over how his career has shaped out. "It's been a dream journey. My father used to be a coal-mine worker. He wanted me to be a policeman and I too wanted a secure simple life.
Teams divided on PSL 2020 as PCB mulls tournament's fate If the pandemic settles down in a few months' time, the knockouts could take place in November - ESPNcricinfo.com.
Cricket, coronavirus shutdown: England stars brace for ECB paycut England’s cricket players must “realise the bigger picture” and will reportedly be expected to take a pay cut as the country’s cricket governing body tries to deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
MS Dhoni Wanted to Earn Rs 30 Lakh From Playing Cricket: Wasim Jaffer Shares Intriguing Anecdote The 38-year-old cricketer made his debut way back in 2004 against Bangladesh and was unfortunately run out for a duck in his debut. He scored 22 runs in the next three matches before he was promoted at No 3 against Pakistan.
Cricket Australia, news: Steve Smith should captain after Tim Paine, opinion Start your Foxtel Now 10-day free trial. New customers only. Paine's batting has received criticism at times, but through a heavily distorted Gilchrist-shaped lens. A Test average of 31.66 is four runs greater than Ian Healy's and only marginally adrift of Brad Haddin's.
IPL 2020 Set to be Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic: Report The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is likely to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. As per a report in The Indian Express, the BCCI is waiting for an announcement from the Indian government and sports ministry on visas before it makes the news official.
Cricket Australia, coronavirus news: CA to delay player contracts due to COVID-19 Cricket Australia’s contract list announcement will be pushed back at least a month as the game prepares to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
Tamworth cricket - Six finals in two seasons and only one match concluded Throughout it all, Tamworth cricket president Ben Middlebrook remained a realist: you can't complain about a cricket match being cancelled because of rain when the landscape below the clouds was so water-deprived, and what's an abandoned final series compared to the coronavirus.
Situation 'like rain in a cricket match' He likened the predicament facing those that will make any decision to resume sport Australia wide to rain interrupting a cricket match. "It rains during the first session and you put the covers on," he said. "Then it rains three drops per minute but they won't let you start playing again until it is 100 per cent gone.
Cricket Australia, news, coronavirus: Top 10 grounds ranked, Lord’s, MCG We will get to that in No.2. For now, it's best to focus on the positives - and Lord's has plenty to brag about. Lord's is magnificently immaculate and full of charm.
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