The Hundred draft dazzles with glitz and glamour – but the format will find it impossible to please everybody

The Hundred draft dazzles with glitz and glamour – but the format will find it impossible to please everybody

“Does Jos Buttler have time to speak to the Influencers?” On a surreal evening in the belly of the Sky Sports beast, tucked away in Isleworth, west London, perhaps this was the moment that stuck out the most. The fight for the new fans the ECB hope The Hundred will entice has involved social media […]

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The Hundred could provide the blueprint English cricket needs – even if it remains a stab in the dark

The Hundred could provide the blueprint English cricket needs – even if it remains a stab in the dark

English cricket appears to be developing an addiction to testing itself like never before.  Win a maiden World Cup in home conditions with the expectation of the cricketing world on your shoulders, unprecedented attention on one-day cricket and seemingly all the chips in the right places? Check. Stir up enough energy and resolve to prevent […]

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England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin bowling coach for tour of New Zealand

England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin bowling coach for tour of New Zealand

England have hired Jeetan Patel as a spin-bowling consultant for next month’s tour of his native New Zealand. The 24-Test off-spinner is keen to explore coaching with his playing career not far from concluding. Patel, long-time overseas player at Warwickshire and the leading spinner in county cricket for a decade, replaces former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, […]

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The Hundred: New cricket competition condemned for promoting junk food to children

When is The Hundred draft and how can I watch it?

On Thursday 10th October, 40 men and women were drafted by the eight new teams that will take part in next summer’s inaugural ‘The Hundred’ cricket competition. England’s Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole – among others – all found out their destinations. The Northern Superchargers have Stokes, Archer will play for Southern […]

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ICC change boundary count back rule that handed England World Cup win with super overs to now be repeated

ICC change boundary count back rule that handed England World Cup win with super overs to now be repeated

The ICC has changed the boundary count back rule that saw England win the Cricket World Cup. After New Zealand and England both scored 15 in the super over after the game ended in a tie, England won having hit more boundaries in the game. But the ICC has now abolished the rule in their events, with […]

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England cricket: Former head coach Andy Flower leaves set-up after 12 years of involvement

England cricket: Former head coach Andy Flower leaves set-up after 12 years of involvement

Andy Flower is leaving the England cricket set-up after 12 years of involvement in a variety of roles. The former England head coach, who guided the side to the top of the Test rankings during his five years in charge, has left his role as coach of England’s second side, the Lions, and his position as […]

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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story of family tragedy | Media

Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story of family tragedy | Media

Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun for invasion of privacy, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involving the England cricketer’s family. Their lawyers will argue that the story breached the family’s privacy by dredging up an issue that had been largely forgotten, […]

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Face-grab photos are 'nonsense', says Ben Stokes's wife | Sport

Face-grab photos are ‘nonsense’, says Ben Stokes’s wife | Sport

The wife of the cricketer Ben Stokes has dismissed allegations of a physical altercation between the couple at an awards ceremony. Pictures have emerged of Stokes and his wife, Clare, appearing to be embroiled in a confrontation during a Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) prizegiving at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London. All-rounder Stokes was player […]

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NHS boss condemns English cricket's sponsorship deal with KP Snacks | Society

NHS boss condemns English cricket’s sponsorship deal with KP Snacks | Society

The head of the NHS has criticised English cricket for letting KP Snacks sponsor a new tournament that is designed to encourage young people to play the game. Simon Stevens said the deal with the maker of Skips, Hula Hoops and Butterkist would undermine the fight against childhood obesity by persuading children to eat what […]

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Ben Stokes’s wife says England cricketer was ‘messing about’ in photos amid allegations of altercation

Ben Stokes has moved to quash a story accusing him of having a physical altercation with his wife. Photos published by the Guido Fawkes website showed the 28-year-old England cricketer with his hand on his wife’s face at an awards event. Clare Stokes called the accompanying story “nonsense” and said she and her husband “squish […]

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