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Cricket Australia denies Justin Langer is lined up as new Australian team coach

Justin Langer has not already been appointed as Australia’s next coach, says Cricket Australia (CA) amid growing speculation the West Australian has already been chosen for the role.

New England national selector Ed Smith needs to bang some heads together if Test...

If I were Ed Smith, England’s new national selector, the first thing I would do is knock on Andrew Strauss’s door and hand over my wishlist.

TalkSPORT beat BBC to radio rights for upcoming England cricket tours of Sri Lanka...

TalkSPORT has beaten the BBC to free-to-air radio broadcasting rights for England's upcoming tours to Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Australia’s ball-tampering trio have suffered enough, says Di Venuto

Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball tampering last month, saying they were “treated as criminals” in the fallout from the scandal.

IPL betting preview: Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore already displaying cracks

We are only ten days in to the Indian Premier League and cracks are already beginning to show in two of the more fancied teams for glory: Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Derbyshire’s Hughes defends banned Aussie star Bancroft

Derbyshire’s Alex Hughes says Cricket Australia’s banning of three players ‘isn’t amazingly out of the ordinary.

Blofeld’s show set to bowl ’em over

Cleckheaton Town Hall is hosting an event that will knock cricket fans for six.

Test match cricket still the pinnacle — county star

Derbyshire’s 2017 player of the year says Test match cricket will remain the pinnacle of the sport.

Ripley confident Northants can upset the odds

The bookies might not have Northants among the favourites for the County Championship Division Two title this season - but there is certainly a confidence within the corridors of the club that they can upset the odds.

County can now compete on all three fronts, says captain Wakely

In years gone by, Northants have been forced to focus on white-ball cricket purely because their squad simply couldn't stretch much further.


Less of the Colonel and more Ashes cricket like that, please

In its own perverse way, these mind-numbing campaigns have highlighted the problem with cricket in this country for the past few years: an unnerving desire to turn the grand old game of bat and ball into a promotional gimmick to drag young eyeballs, maybe even tired old eyeballs, to a day of Test cricket.