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Jul 25

Cricket is on the verge of making its application for Olympic inclusion

The approval of India is needed before a bid can be put forward but Olympic status would help the sport’s image become more global and less colonial

For all that the Olympic Games has become a byword for corruption and greed, it is challenged by only the football World Cup in terms of global popularity. Inclusion brings exposure to new audiences and opens up cash from national governments and the International Olympic Committee itself. That is why rugby and golf rejoined in Rio last year and the World Squash Federation president was “heartbroken” to learn that squash would not feature in 2020.

Cricket has long been unique among major sports in its reticence about joining the Olympic Games: an oddity that speaks of the sport’s conservatism and the historic lack of concern of its largest members for increasing the sport’s global footprint.

Related: England Women’s World Cup triumph should transform fortunes of the players

Related: Ben Stokes calls for England to ‘right wrongs’ of Trent Bridge in third Test

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/cricket-on-verge-making-application-olympic-inclusion

Jul 25

Ireland Under 17s defeat Scotland in Celtic Cup

The Ireland Under 17 girls team won the second of four Celtic Cup matches against Scotland at Oak Hill today thanks to a brilliant individual performance.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/ireland-under-17s-defeat-scotland-in-celtic-cup

Jul 25

Durham batsman Cameron Steel extends contract until 2019

Durham batsman Cameron Steel extends his contract with the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40716497

Jul 25

Ben Stokes calls for England to ‘right wrongs’ of Trent Bridge in third Test

• South Africa thumped hosts by 340 runs in Nottingham this month
• ‘We will prove how good of a side we are,’ says Durham all-rounder

Ben Stokes has called for England to “right the wrongs” of Trent Bridge when they face South Africa in the third Test at The Oval.

The hosts were thumped by 340 runs in Nottingham earlier this month as the tourists levelled the four-match series in convincing fashion. England have now had time to reflect on the disappointing display, and Durham all-rounder Stokes insists it was not due to a lack of desire.

Related: England faced with no easy answers after painful defeat by South Africa

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/ben-stokes-calls-for-england-right-wrongs-trent-bridge-third-test-south-africa-cricket

Jul 25

Hope in Australian cricket pay dispute with agreement ‘closer than it appears’ | Jonathan Howcroft

Cricket Australia confident Ashes series will go ahead as planned but players’ union remains cautious with new MoU still not in place

Australian cricket’s long-running pay dispute continues to drag on but there are glimmers of hope a resolution may be near, with a Cricket Australia spokesperson telling Guardian Australia an agreement with the Australian Cricketers’ Association is “closer than it appears”. The governing body was bullish about the chances of August’s tour of Bangladesh going ahead and there was even greater confidence in this summer’s men’s and women’s Ashes taking place. By comparison, the ACA’s tone was much more cautious.

Related: Greg Combet accuses Cricket Australia chairman of flouting players’ trust

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/hope-in-australian-cricket-pay-dispute-with-agreement-closer-than-it-appears

Jul 25

Tom Alsop: Hampshire batsman seeks run of games in stuttering season

Tom Alsop hopes to make up for lost time in 2017 with a run of games in Hampshire’s T20 Blast campaign.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40708174

Jul 25

Little stars as Ireland beat Jersey in WCQ opener

The Ireland Under 19s got the their ICC World Cup Qualifying campaign underway with a victory over hosts Jersey.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/little-stars-as-ireland-beat-jersey-in-wcq-opener

Jul 24

Three changes to Ireland Wolves squad to face MCC

The Ireland Wolves face the MCC YC at Southgate Cricket Club from Wednesday July 26th to Friday July 28th in the third 3-Day match of the month.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/three-changes-to-ireland-wolves-squad-to-face-mcc

Jul 24

Ireland U17s begin Celtic Cup with victory

Ireland and Scotland meet in three 40 over matches and one 20 over match this week in the Celtic Cup. Today the Ireland Under 17’s began the week with victory at Oak Hill.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/ireland-u17s-begin-celtic-cup-with-victory

Jul 24

Women’s World Cup moves cricket closer to Olympic return in 2024

• Popularity of women’s tournament has helped sway the ICC and the IOC
• India’s BCCI will meet on Wednesday to discuss its support, seen as vital

The success of the Women’s World Cup won by England on Sunday and watched by millions around the globe has propelled cricket closer to a return to the Olympic Games in 2024. The International Cricket Council is determined to capitalise on recent advances in the women’s game and push on with a bid for Twenty20 competitions, for both genders, to be included. Agreement with the Games is considered closer than ever.

After the World Cup, the ICC recognises how cricket featuring in the Olympics would give the women’s game even greater profile and open up new funding from national governments. There is stronger support for the concept among the ICC’s 104 members than ever before, recognising the opportunity that the Olympics presents.

Related: England Women’s World Cup cricket triumph will prove ‘watershed moment’

Related: Thrilling England win in World Cup final is great advert for women’s game | Vic Marks

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/24/womens-world-cup-cricket-olympic-games-2024

Jul 24

Liam Livingstone: Lancashire Lightning batsman seeks right ‘balance’ for opening

Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone admits he was still adapting to opening the batting after his 61 against Durham.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40704145

Jul 24

Durham all-rounder Adam Hickey faces surgery to repair collarbone fracture

Durham all-rounder Adam Hickey is facing surgery to repair the collarbone fracture suffered in T20 Blast defeat by Lancashire Lightning.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40705942

Jul 24

ටෙස්ට් තරගයට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙන් ප්‍රබල කණ්ඩායමක්

නිතර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට වාසි ගෙන එන ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේ බදාදා (26) ඇරැඹෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දියා ප්‍රථම ටෙසට් තරගයට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ක්‍රීඩකයන් 15කගේ ප්‍රබල සංචිතයක් නම්කර තිබේ. පිතිකරුවන් අටක් වේගපන්දු යවන්නන් හතරක් හා දඟපන්දු යවන්නන් තිදෙනෙකු මේ ක්‍රීඩකයන් පසළොස් දෙනාට අයත් වෙති. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉන්දියා කණ්ඩායම් දෙක අවසාන වරට තරග වැදුණේ 2015 වසරේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේදීය. ගාල්ලේ පැවැති ප්‍රථම තරගය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ජයගත් අතර ඉතිරි තරග දෙකේ ජය හිමිවූයේ ඉන්දියාවටය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අවසාන වරට ඉන්දියාව පරාජය කළේ මීට වසර නවයකට පෙර 2008 දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පැවැති ටෙස්ට් තරග තුනක තරගාවලිය 2 – 1ක් ලෙස ජය ගැනීමෙනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දියා ටෙස්ට් තරග ආරම්භ වී ඇත්තේ මීට වසර විසිපහකට පෙර 1982 – 83 වසරේදීය. ඉන්දියාවේ මදුරාසියේ පැවැති එක් තරගයක ප්‍රථම තරගය… Read More →

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Jul 24

Liam Dawson: Hampshire all-rounder frustrated by England displays

Liam Dawson says he still has lots to learn at international level after England’s first two Tests against South Africa.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40704676

Jul 24

Sri Lanka could exploit spin advantage at Galle vs India

In a rough terrain testing of the might of India in the first of three Tests at Galle it will be interesting whether Sri Lanka will opt for three spinners in Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera and, Malinda Pushpakumara on Wednesday July 26. Exploiting the home condition spin friendly Galle track could be a ploy of bearding the strong Indian batting line up in a contest Sri Lanka enter minus their ace in skipper Dinesh Chandimal, ruled out due to Pneumoniao. With the man stepping in to Chandimal’s shoes being spin wizard Herath, who has in the few outings he had to wear the big mantle proved to be a shrewd tactician, the temptation of using spin as the key weapon… Read More →

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Jul 24

Gillespie century takes Strabane into National Cup semi-final

The replayed quarter-final between County Kerry and Strabane took place yesterday to determine who would claim the last spot in the National Cup semi-finals

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/gillespie-century-takes-strabane-into-national-cup-semi-final

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