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Umar Akmal won’t contest PCB’s corruption charges

Umar Akmal has foregone the right to defend himself against the PCB's corruptions charges and will instead wait for a sanction to be confirmed.His case will go directly to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel after Akmal decided against requesting a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal. All that remains, then, is for the charges to…

NBA Announces Crazy News for the Fans: The HORSE Competition Is On

Even though the NBA has shut down all operations, it keeps on devising methods to keep players and the community engaged. NBA releases new competition According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is closing a deal with ESPN to televise a H-O-R-S-E competition. They are calling it the NBA HORSE Challenge. Sources: The NBA and…

Bangaldesh-Australia Test series postponed

uninterested in televising the series in the middle of the football season."Postponing the tour is regrettable," CA chief Kevin Roberts said through a statement, "but I would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the open, honest and responsible discussions that led us to this mutually-agreed position. "The health of our people and communities…

Cheteshwar Pujara’s Gloucestershire move off after county season delay

Cheteshwar Pujara will not play for the club this year.Pujara signed a deal to play the first six games of the County Championship season in February, and was set to become Gloucestershire's first Indian player since Javagal Srinath in 1995.But with the first seven rounds of the Championship postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and…

Red Rose to the top

Lancashire captain David Lloyd holds the Gillette Cup after their win over Middlesex PA PhotosLate last year, and with a heavy heart, I was rereading Bob Willis's Diary of a Cricket Season, written in 1978. After only three paragraphs, Bob was in off the long run: "The early weeks are absurdly cluttered with one-day cricket; you…

Not sure who went ‘easy’ on Virat Kohli for IPL contract

8:02 AM GMTDaniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime.…

Young India players have ‘very less guys to look up to’

11:21 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffYuvraj Singh believes the big difference between players of his generation and the ones today is how they dealt with seniors in the team, specifically in the "sense of respect towards seniors" and appreciating their work."The youngsters say anything to anyone now," Singh told Rohit Sharma during an Instagram chat hosted by…

India series uncertain but ECB ring-fences £20m investment into women’s game

8:29 AM GMTMatt RollerCloseMatt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98England women's home series against India is in doubt due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the ECB remains hopeful that it will be possible for the tour to be completed at some stage this summer.India are due to play two…

Cautious optimism within Cricket Australia on game’s resumption

7:59 AM GMTDaniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime.…

Ben Stokes named as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

7:28 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffBen Stokes has been named as the leading Cricketer in the World in the 2020 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which is published today, after a remarkable 2019 in which he guided England to their maiden World Cup title before producing one of the great Test innings to beat Australia in the…

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Kerala gets ICMR nod to use plasma therapy for COVID-19, K’taka to follow suit

Blood plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 is being used to treat active cases.Even as scientists across the globe are in a race to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, various other advances are being brought in with the hope that they may be effective against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to reports,…

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