T20 needs eight runs for a big hit: Dean Jones – Times of India

MUMBAI: Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.

Australia aims to be world’s most professional team: Langer

Australia aims to be world's most professional team: Langer By Afp Published: 02:01 EDT, 26 May 2018 | Updated: 02:02 EDT, 26 May 2018 Justin Langer took over as Australia's head coach during a crisis sparked by a damaging ball-tampering scandal Australia is striving to be the most professional and honest team in world cricket, coach Justin Langer said Saturday as the squad prepares for its first international tour following a damaging ball-tampering scandal.

Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event

Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event LOS ANGELES: Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named Thursday among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event.

De Silva quits WI tour after father’s murder

De Silva quits WI tour after father’s murder COLOMBO: The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

Smith looks set for Canada T20 event

Smith looks set for Canada T20 event LOS ANGELES: Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named Thursday among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event.

Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe LONDON: Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.

ICC chiefs struggle to regulate T20s rise

ICC chiefs struggle to regulate T20s rise NEW DELHI: Asian nations are clamping down on the number of Twenty20 leagues players can compete in as global cricket chiefs struggle to regulate the format’s phenomenal rise.

Plot to fix England’s first Test against Sri Lanka exposed

Plot to fix England's first Test against Sri Lanka exposed by documentary as groundsman claims he can make a draw impossible by damaging wicket  A documentary has claimed to expose a plot to fix England's Test in Sri Lanka Al Jazeera will air footage of a groundsman offering to influence the Test in Galle A man is filmed claiming the pitch can be altered to make a draw impossible  By Press Association Reporter Published: 18:09 EDT, 25 May 2018 | Updated: 18:09 EDT, 25 May 2018 Undercover reporters with Al Jazeera have exposed a plot to fix England’s first Test in Sri Lanka in November, claiming a local groundsman had agreed to doctor the pitch to prevent a draw.

England tour to Sri Lanka thrown into doubt as ‘match-fixing plot’ is uncovered

England's planned tour to Sri Lanka later this year has been thrown into doubt after a 'match-fixing' plot was uncovered.

Wimborne chairman John Ridout hopes Leaze T20s inspire Minor Counties cricket in Dorset

CHAIRMAN John Ridout wants Wimborne Colehill’s history-making Minor Counties T20 double-header to help fully bring back cricket to the heart of the county.