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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Don't see the point with Rishabh Pant opening, remarks Ashley Giles

Former English spinner Ashely Giles remarked that he does not see a point of India using Rishabh Pant as an opener. The reason behind this is because he feels once KL Rahul is back, Rishabh Pant will not open the batting alongside Rohit Sharma and Pant will have to bat in the middle-order.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG 2022 | Current Indian team is a real powerhouse in T20 cricket, asserts Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has stated that the current Indian T20 team is a real powerhouse after twinning two T20Is against England in a three-match series. Giles also added that the team have a strong bowling unit and the batters' mindset to attack bowlers from the start is working incredibly well.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG 2022 | Jasprit Bumrah might be in dilemma about how to use himself after taking captaincy, opines Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has stated that Jasprit Bumrah might have some confusion regarding using his overs as a captain in the one-off Test against England. He also mentioned that India believes in Bumrah’s captaincy skills and he will have some support from other experienced players in decision-making.
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newscricket8 months ago

Ashley Giles steps down as England managing director after Ashes loss

Ashley Giles has stepped down as the England managing director following a review meeting by ECB to analyze the team’s Ashes performance, where they lost the series 0-4. Andrew Strauss will replace Ashley Giles for the post on an interim basis and the board will look for a full-time replacement.
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newscricket10 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Hoping COVID Omicron variant does not affect the Ashes, says Ashely Giles

Ashley Giles, the managing director of England men's cricket team, is hopeful that the new COVID-19 Omicron variant doesn't affect the upcoming Ashes series, beginning December 8 in Brisbane. Various Australian states have already introduced travel restrictions after the emergence of the variant.
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newscricketa year ago

 20 players get new deal in ECB’s revised men’s central contract model

The English Cricket Board (ECB) have scrapped their previous dual contract model, which awarded separate deals for Tests and white-ball cricket, and the renewed one features 20 annual central contracts for its men’s players. Jack Leach, Dawid Malan and Ollie Robinson were the first time entrants.
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newscricketa year ago

ECB was aware of the risks when restrictions were eased, reveals Ashley Giles

ECB’s Director Ashley Giles revealed that the board was fully aware of the risks that came with easing Covid restrictions, and insisted that it is a very difficult task to keep working on a knife edge. Giles stressed that the board had no option but to bring leniency in order to keep players sane.
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newscricketa year ago

There will be no change in the schedule of the India series, clears Ashley Giles

The managing director of England men's cricket Ashley Giles has made it clear that there will be no change in the schedule of the series against India. Reflecting on the selection of Sam Billings for the New Zealand Tests, he said that Billings put himself into contention by playing for Kent.
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newscricketa year ago

England players might not take part in rescheduled IPL 2021 season, hints Ashley Giles

ECB’s director of cricket Ashley Giles asserted that English players playing in international matches will be priority, and added that there are no guarantees that they will turn up for the second half of IPL 2021. As things stand, there are rumors that the IPL will be completed in September.
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newscricketa year ago

Chris Silverwood handed powers to select men’s squad in ECB's new system; Ed Smith axed

On Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) took a drastic step, with a new system that would now see Chris Silverwood take any decisions regarding the men’s squad selection. Ed Smith, who served as the national selector, will no longer continue and will leave his role in April.
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