What happens now? That was the question cricket fans around the world were asking after the dramatic last-minute cancellation of the deciding fifth Test between England and India in Manchester.
Back in January, an unmasked Ravi Shastri defiantly marched past security onto the SCG for a training session.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has pleaded with Cricket Australia to not cancel this summer’s Test between the two nations, calling such action a “knee-jerk reaction”.
England’s fifth and final Test against India, due to start in Manchester at 8pm AEST on Friday night, has been cancelled at the last minute over fears of a Covid-19 outbreak.
Rashid Khan stepped down as Afghanistan’s T20 international captain on Thursday, saying he was frustrated not to be consulted in the selection of the first national team to be named under the new Taliban regime.
The fifth Test between England and India in Manchester starting Friday is set to go ahead as scheduled after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced there had been no further positive coronavirus cases within the Indian camp.
- Cricket Australia ‘no alternative’ but to cancel game
- Calls for ICC to take stand against Taliban-led country
Australia’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan, scheduled to start in Hobart on 27 November, will be cancelled if the Taliban does not support women’s cricket, Cricket Australia has said.
In a statement released on Thursday the sport’s national governing body said: “Driving the growth of women’s cricket globally is incredibly important to Cricket Australia. Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level.Continue reading...
Australia’s historic Test against Afghanistan in November is in massive doubt, with the International Council set to review the status of the Middle Eastern nation following the Taliban’s takeover.
With the Twenty20 World Cup fast approaching and attention firmly on the Ashes, Cricket Australia has made crystal clear the expectations surrounding team management and accountability.
Joe Root says England will weigh up the fitness of pace spearheads James Anderson and Ollie Robinson as they attempt to avoid a series defeat by India in the fifth Test at Old Trafford.
Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley said he was optimistic that the five-Test Ashes series against England can be played in front of crowds as scheduled this year, despite coronavirus concerns.
The Ashes series Down Under will go ahead, but former England captain Michael Vaughan has all but written off the current side’s chances of beating Australia on foreign soil.
As a player Michael Vaughan had a cheeky streak to him and the former England captain believes Virat Kohli’s antagonistic attitude should be encouraged.
Ben Stokes looks likely to miss England’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign with his Ashes involvement also in doubt as head coach Chris Silverwood insists the all-rounder’s personal wellbeing remains the top priority.
Joe Root’s first Ashes series as captain was a baptism of fire.