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newscricketa year ago

ECB announce fixtures for Bob Willis Trophy as red-ball season kicks off on August 1

Surrey will take on Middlesex at the Kia Oval while Essex faces Kent at Chelmsford in the first round of newly-designed Bob Willis Trophy which will get underway on August 1. All competitions will be staged under strict health-and-safety protocols, with the ECB changing a lot of playing conditions.
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newscricketa year ago

PCB directs Danish Kaneria to ECB to get life ban lifted

Pakistan Cricket Board have suggested Danish Kaneria to appeal to England and Wales Cricket Board, who imposed a life ban on the leg-spinner in 2012. The board has also turned down the appeal of Saleem Malik who wanted to be reintegrated into Pakistan cricket in a coaching or mentoring role.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports | Chris Silverwood in contention to become next England coach

England's bowling coach Chris Silverwood is in England Cricket Board's (ECB) radar as one of the men to potentially take over as the head coach of the England team. After the departure of Trevor Bayliss, the ECB are now in hunt to find the next coach, with the winter season all set to begin.
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newscricket2 years ago

I'll be playing for Essex for at least another year, says Alastair Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook has attested that he will represent Essex for one more season 'at least' after helping the club to their second County Championship title in three years. The knighted cricketer, who retired from international cricket in 2018, has two-years left in his contract.
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newscricket2 years ago

T20 Blast | Ravi Bopara's knock won the title for Essex, feels Moeen Ali

Worcestershire skipper Moeen Ali feels that all-rounder Ravi Bopara's measured knock in the final helped Essex win their maiden T20 blast title. Bopara scored a nifty 22-ball 36 with his side under trouble to rescue them, before a final-over blitz from Simon Harmer sealed Essex the title.
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newscricket2 years ago

I'd love to play Test cricket for England, says Simon Harmer

South African spinner Simon Harmer, who now plies his trade with Essex and has established himself as the best spinner in the county circuit, has stated that he'd love to play Test cricket for England. Harmer represented South Africa in five tests, before taking a Kolpak deal in 2017.
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newscricket2 years ago

Kent snap up Faf du Plessis for remainder of T20 Blast

Kent have acquired the services of South African skipper Faf du Plessis for the remainder of the Vitality T20 Blast. The South African is set to be available for the team's final two group matches against Gloucestershire and Essex and will subsequently play the knockouts, should they qualify.
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newscricket2 years ago

Murali Vijay signs for Somerset County Cricket Club

After the departure of Pakistan's Azhar Ali, Murali Vijay has been picked up by Somerset County Cricket Club to play the remaining three matches in the 2019 English county championship. The veteran Indian Test batsman has previously played in the English championship with - Essex.
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newscricket2 years ago

Maiden title chasing Somerset to sign Murali Vijay

Somerset, who are trying to win their first-ever Championship, are trying to land Indian opener for the county season’s final few weeks. Reports suggest that the player and club have already agreed to the terms and now await approval from Vijay’s state association - Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ashes 2019 | James Pattinson didn't know if he'd play cricket ever again, reveals Peter Siddle

Peter Siddle has revealed that James Pattinson, who is coming back to the national side after a three-year hiatus, at one point wasn't sure if he'd ever play cricket again. Pattinson, who made his Test debut in 2011, has only played 18 Tests, due to being constantly pegged back by injuries.
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