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newscricket20 days 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 month 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket3 months ago

Jofra Archer’s finger injury caused by bizarre fish-tank accident; IPL participation still in doubt

England’s Director of Cricket Ashley Giles revealed that Jofra Archer’s mystery injury was caused by a fish-tank mishap, and further added that a decision on the pacer’s IPL participation would be taken in a week. Archer recently underwent surgery on his hand for what was said to be a minor issue.
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newscricket7 months ago

England’s tour of Netherlands postponed to May 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic

England cricket board and the Royal Dutch Cricket Association have mutually agreed to postpone the ODI series, which was originally planned to be played in May 2021, to May 2022 due to Covid-19 uncertainties. This series would have been Netherlands' first in the World Cup Super League.
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newscricketa year ago

Jofra Archer’s COVID-19 breach could have cost us tens of million pounds, admits Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has admitted that Jofra Archer’s COVID-19 breach could have had a ripple effect on English summer and cost the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) tens of million pounds. Michael Holding, on the other hand, questioned ECB’s bio-secure protocols, that Archer breached.
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newscricketa year ago

Could play an ODI or T20I a day before or after a Test, suggests Ashley Giles

According to Ashley Giles, in order to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECB could consider scheduling ODIs or T20Is one day before or after a Test match. The director of the ECB has looked into the feasibility of holding a white and red ball series simultaneously.
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newscricket2 years ago

England 'hopeful' of James Anderson being fit for South Africa tour, claims Ashley Giles

Managing Director of English Cricket Ashley Giles is hopeful of England's pace starlet Jimmy Anderson being fit in time for the Test series against the Proteas. Giles also believes that there will be a 'bowling war' between the two teams and expects the home team to dish out green wickets.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ashley Giles backs Chris Silverwood’s appointment as Head Coach

Ashley Giles, the director of men’s cricket, has brushed aside all the negativity surrounding Silverwood’s appointment as England’s head coach. Silverwood is only the second Englishman to take this position in the last twenty years, with many seeing this as a missed opportunity to bring a big name.
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newscricket2 years ago

ECB appoint Mo Bobat as team's Performance Director

The England Cricket Board (ECB) announced the appointment of Mo Bobat as England’s new Performance Director on Wednesday. Bobat, who was previously working as a Player Identification Lead, has been handed over the role after the departure of David Parsons earlier this year, in July.
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