PCB announces increment in retainer and match fee of domestic players

The PCB has announced an increment in its domestic players’ retainer and match fee, across all formats and levels, for the 2022-23 season. As per the new financial model, a player featuring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will now get a match fee of PKR 100,000 as opposed to the previous PKR 60,000. Those playing the … Read more

Eng vs Ind, 3rd women’s ODI

From Lord’s to Eden Gardens, Jhulan Goswami‘s immense contribution to world cricket in her career at the highest level for over two decades was celebrated with gusto on Saturday, the day of her farewell appearance for India. At Lord’s, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur brought Goswami out with her for the toss ahead of the final … Read more

Mithali Raj – ‘Jhulan would spit fire even in the nets’

Jhulan Goswami‘s commitment to the game was such that she would “spit fire” even while bowling in the nets, according to her longtime team-mate and captain Mithali Raj. Having shared the dressing room for close to two decades, Raj and Goswami saw the massive growth of women’s cricket in India, shared many memorable wins and … Read more

India’s 2007 T20 World Cup win – Lalchand Rajput

Misbah-ul-Haq could have done many things with that innocuous-looking delivery from Joginder Sharma. All he did, attempting a scoop, was lob the ball to S Sreesanth at short fine-leg. And India were the inaugural T20 World Cup champions. Fifteen years ago, today, in Johannesburg. And the party started for India. “Those memories will always be … Read more

Bangladesh and Ireland qualify for 2023 women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa

Bangladesh and Ireland have booked their places at the next women’s T20 World Cup, to be held in South Africa early next year. In the semi-finals of the qualifying tournament in Abu Dhabi, while Bangladesh beat Thailand, Ireland edged past Zimbabwe. The two teams will meet in the final on Sunday, but that will have … Read more

BCCI AGM set for October 18 in Mumbai

The BCCI is set to hold its AGM and elections on October 18 in Mumbai. The elections are for five posts – president, vice-president, secretary, joint-secretary and treasurer – and will be in the spotlight given the recent Supreme Court judgement that allows current board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to contest another … Read more

PAK vs ENG – 3rd T20I – Karachi

England are set to make “a couple of changes” in Friday night’s third T20I against Pakistan in Karachi, as they look to manage their squad through a hectic schedule of seven games in 13 days. They made one forced change for Thursday’s ten-wicket defeat as Liam Dawson replaced Richard Gleeson, who left the field in … Read more

County Championship 2022 – Gareth Batty warns against ‘celebrity cricket’ as county restructuring looms over Surrey’s ti

On the day Surrey secured their 21st County Championship, head coach Gareth Batty urged the ECB to ensure the proposed changes to the domestic structure were for the better and not just to facilitate what he called “celebrity cricket”. Thursday morning saw the publishing of the men’s High-Performance Review, led by Andrew Strauss, which suggested … Read more

Knee injury delays start of Hannah Darlington’s season

Pace bowler Hannah Darlington will miss the first part of the WNCL and WBBL tournaments after suffering a knee injury late in pre-season training. She will undergo surgery on the meniscus on her left knee on Monday and is aiming to return in the latter part of the WBBL with Sydney Thunder which runs until … Read more

India Women in England 2022

A Lord’s finale to mark the end of India’s tour of England on Saturday will serve up plenty of nostalgia with a big helping of the future thrown in. Jhulan Goswami‘s international swansong, Tammy Beaumont‘s 100th ODI and the first time either side has played at Lord’s since their memorable 2017 World Cup final have … Read more