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ECB should quash County Championship season, advises Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain is of the opinion that the England and Wales Cricket Board should scrap the upcoming County Championships season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The English county season that was supposed to start this month can now only be held as a curtailed edition.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Reports | Sarfaraz Ahmed to auction 2017 Champions Trophy bat to raise money for Covid-19 fight

Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is reportedly set to auction the bat he used in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in order to raise funds to fight against the novel coronavirus. Under Sarfaraz’s leadership, Pakistan stunned India in the final to lift the 2017 Champions Trophy title.
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newscricket12 hours ago

Spot-fixing no different to killing, opines Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has suggested for the law to give the harshest punishment available to spot-fixing crimes and attested that it is no different from killing. Miandad was further critical of the PCB for trying to re-integrate tainted players back into the team.
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newscricketa day ago

PCB can still set right examples against corruption, feels Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is of the opinion that the Pakistan Cricket Board hasn’t set the right examples against corruption, however, he believes that the board has the chance to do it now. The former Pakistan cricketer posed his opinion with respect to the recent corruption case concerning Umar Akmal. 
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newscricketa day ago

New Zealand tour of West Indies ‘most unlikely’ to be held, reveals David White

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has revealed that New Zealand's tour of West Indies, scheduled in July is ‘most unlikely’ to be held amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The Blackcaps were also scheduled to tour Netherlands, Scotland and, Ireland ahead of the Caribbean tour.
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newscricketa day ago

Edgbaston to be used as drive-through Covid-19 testing station

The Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC), on Friday, confirmed that the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham will be temporarily used as a drive-through Covid-19 testing station for NHS workers. With over 33,000 Covid-19 cases, England is one of the worst-hit countries by the pandemic.
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newscricketa day ago

AB de Villiers is one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers, admits Brian McMillan

Former South African all-rounder Brian McMillan has admitted that AB de Villiers is one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers, admiring his attitude and performances. McMillan also added that AB should be included in South Africa’s T20 squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
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newscricketa day ago

South African team who returned from India symptom-free of COVID-19

According to the South Africa team’s chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra, all the players who returned from the called off the tour of India, have been found to be symptom-free of the coronavirus. The three-match ODI series was called off on March 13 after the first fixture was washed out.
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featurecricketa day ago

Why Chris Lynn did not live up to his potential in Australian colours

‘Brutalised’ is a word that is thrown around way too much in the sporting world and often misused. But back in 2015, when commentators referred to Chris Lynn’s batting as ‘brutal’, there was nothing inaccurate about the description. If anything, it was, at times, an understatement.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2020 | Don’t expect IPL to start anytime soon, reveals Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, who became the most expensive pick in the auction last year, has admitted that he does not expect the IPL to start anytime soon with the widespread COVID-19 affecting the league's start date. However, he clarified that the tournament has not yet been ‘cancelled or anything like that.’
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