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New Zealand cricket great Daniel Vettori joins Australia’s new coaching staff

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Former New Zealand Test spinner Daniel Vettori will make a full-time switch to Australia’s cricket set-up after being appointed as one of Andrew McDonald’s two new assistant coaches. Vettori and Victorian Andre Borove...

Millions of dollars are flowing into US cricket. But is there a market for the sport?

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Whenever the subject of cricket in the United States comes up, the same old questions are asked. From the unlikely scenario of American kids swapping their NFL football for a cricket bat, to quizzical looks about the ...

Hassan Ali: ‘Wasim Akram told me to play county cricket. Finally I’m here ’

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It is the first morning of Lancashire’s County Championship game against Essex. Outside the Old Trafford pavilion, England’s highest wicket-taker is handing over a county cap. “I know you expected a bit more grass,” h...

Tom Harrison brought in the money but left cricket smaller, poorer and divided

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Not so long ago someone put a plastic turd in an envelope and posted it to Tom Harrison at the England and Wales Cricket Board. Think of it as a parting gift from the disaffected of English cricket, to go with Harriso...

The Blazers usurped by the Blokes in English cricket

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Blessed are the Blokes, for they shall inherit the earth. There has been a steady evolution in the governing class of English cricket. For many decades the sport was ruled by the Blazers. The Blazers were faceless. Th...

Ben Stokes has the drive and celebrity wattage to revive the pulse of Test cricket

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The appointment of Ben Stokes as the England men’s Test captain was always going to generate a little heat. The patient may be sickly. The team – and indeed Test cricket itself, which has been dying since the day it w...

‘An absolute honour’: England appoint Rob Key as director of men’s cricket

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England have appointed Rob Key as their permanent managing director of men’s cricket. The former Kent captain has taken over from Andrew Strauss, who held the role on an interim basis after Ashley Giles’s sacking in F...

Australia beat England to win Women’s Cricket World Cup final – video reaction

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Australia won the Women's Cricket World Cup for the seventh time after beating England by 71 runs at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. Alyssa Healy struck a record-breaking 170 to set Australia up for vict...

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