Shikha Pandey says manufacture no longer ‘tinker with cloth of females’s sport’, but put it on the market smartly

Shikha Pandey says manufacture no longer ‘tinker with cloth of females’s sport’, but put it on the market smartly

2:28 PM ISTESPNcricinfo staffIndia pace-bowling allrounder Shikha Pandey has become the latest in a long line of cricketers to offer views on whether women’s cricket needs any tweaks – like smaller balls or shorter pitches – to help it further flourish and attract more fans. In a series of tweets, Pandey on Saturday said “most…

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Virat Kohli: MS Dhoni performed a mountainous goal in my changing into captain

Virat Kohli: MS Dhoni performed a mountainous goal in my changing into captain

May 30, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffVirat Kohli has credited MS Dhoni with playing a significant role in anointing him as his successor as India captain.Kohli took over as the full-time Test captain when Dhoni retired from the format midway through India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15, and later became captain across formats when Dhoni quit his limited-overs…

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Jasprit Bumrah wants ‘different’ to saliva for shining ball in Covid-19 generation

Jasprit Bumrah wants ‘different’ to saliva for shining ball in Covid-19 generation

May 31, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffJasprit Bumrah believes some provision should be made for an “alternative” to saliva for bowlers as a means to shine the ball, once cricket resumes. The ICC had agreed with its cricket committee and said no saliva should be applied to the ball as part of the new safety protocols in a…

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Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

May 30, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffThe BCCI has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour. The board has also nominated India fast bowler Ishant Sharma, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and India woman allrounder Deepti Sharma for the Arjuna Award.Rohit’s Khel Ratna nomination comes on the back of an outstanding 2019…

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Australia scheduled to with regards to action with Zimbabwe ODIs in August

Australia scheduled to with regards to action with Zimbabwe ODIs in August

May 28, 2020Andrew McGlashanDeputy editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseDeputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England’s batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County…

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FA Cup Quarter-closing, Manchester Metropolis vs Newcastle United: Preview, Probable XIs, kick-off time

FA Cup Quarter-closing, Manchester Metropolis vs Newcastle United: Preview, Probable XIs, kick-off time

Three days after being dethroned as the champions of England, Manchester City will square off with Newcastle United in the quarter-final clash of the FA Cup at St James’ Park on Sunday. Manchester City slumped to a disappointing 1-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Thursday, a result which officially handed the Premier League…

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Liverpool deserve guard of honour, says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Liverpool deserve guard of honour, says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that his players will be giving the customary guard of honour to recently-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool when the two teams clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday. Liverpool became champions of England after City lost to Chelsea 1-2 away from home recently and it became mathematically impossible for…

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FA Cup Quarter-closing, Chelsea vs Leicester Metropolis: Preview, probable XIs, kick-off time

FA Cup Quarter-closing, Chelsea vs Leicester Metropolis: Preview, probable XIs, kick-off time

Third-placed Chelsea are all set to welcome fourth-placed Leicester City in the quarter-final clash of the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Heading into the clash, Chelsea will look to continue their impressive form since returning to action following the resumption of the English Premier League on June 17 amid COVID-19 fear.…

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Pakistan Squad To Leave For England Tour Without 10 Coronavirus Sure Players

Pakistan Squad To Leave For England Tour Without 10 Coronavirus Sure Players

Pakistan’s tour of England is set to include three Tests and three T20Is.© AFP Pakistan’s cricket team will leave for its tour of England on Sunday without 10 players, after they tested positive for coronavirus for a second time, the country’s cricket board said Saturday. The board chief executive Wasim Khan said the players can…

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Liverpool Fans Slammed For “Unacceptable” Celebrations

Liverpool Fans Slammed For “Unacceptable” Celebrations

Liverpool fans crowded parts of the city to celebrate the team’s first championship in 30 years.© AFP Liverpool on Saturday criticised some of its own fans for “wholly unacceptable” behaviour after they crowded parts of the city to celebrate the team’s first championship in 30 years. In a joint statement with Merseyside Police and Liverpool…

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