Ind vs Aus 2022 – Mohammed Shami tests positive for Covid-19

The 32-year-old hasn’t been seen on the field since July 2022. He hasn’t played a T20I since November 2021. Nevertheless, his experience, and his performance in the last IPL, where he was a crucial part of the title-winning Gujarat Titans outfit, were seen as key assets, prompting the selectors to keep him on standby for … Read more

New Zealand cricket – Trent Boult hoping he’s not done with Tests just yet

Trent Boult is aware that his decision to withdraw from New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) central contract earlier this month is going to “affect” his selection in Tests but he hopes he hasn’t played his last match in the long format yet. New Zealand are scheduled to travel to Pakistan in December 2022 and January 2023 … Read more

Russell Domingo reaffirms his commitment as Bangladesh’s head coach for Tests and ODIs

Russell Domingo has reaffirmed his commitment as Bangladesh’s head coach in the Test and ODI formats after reports on Thursday morning said that he had resigned. Domingo and the BCB have both denied those claims, saying that Domingo’s contract remains intact till November next year. Domingo, who is currently in South Africa, said that he … Read more

Pak vs Eng 2022-23 – World Test Championship Pakistan vs England WTC Tests to be held in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi

England’s first Test tour of Pakistan in 17 years will begin in Rawalpindi on December 1, and includes in the schedule the first Test in Multan since November 2006. The series will end with a Test in Karachi, scene of England’s famous series-clinching win in the dark in December 2000. The final Test will start … Read more

Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo ‘open-minded’ about split-coaching plan, happy to focus on Tests and ODIs

Russell Domingo feels a split-coaching plan for Bangladesh’s men’s national side is a “great idea”. This, after S Sriram was appointed technical consultant of the team till the T20 World Cup in October. Sriram will be involved in the team’s “game plans”, in effect taking over the duties of the head coach. After meeting the … Read more

Australia men’s FTP takeaways – BBL window, the Afghanistan question and home Tests in March

Amid the rapidly changing landscape created by T20 leagues, the ICC has announced the men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the next four years. Australia will play India more than ever, but beyond that there are other noteworthy elements to how the schedule has played out after lengthy negotiations. Mind the BBL gap Cricket Australia … Read more

Womens FTP – India to play two Tests in 2022-25 period

India are set to play two Tests, both at home, in the 2022-25 women’s FTP cycle. The first, against England, will be in December 2023, and the second, against Australia, will start the same month and roll into January 2024. England (five) will play the most Tests, in this FTP, followed by Australia (four), and … Read more

Poland says Oder tests so far not showing poison as cause of fish die-off

Poison cannot be ruled out as the cause of a mass die-off of fish in the Oder river but tests so far have not proven toxic substances were to blame, Polish Environment Minister Anna Moskwa said on Sunday. Tonnes of dead fish have been found since late July in the river Oder, which runs through … Read more

Kharge tests positive for COVID-19; to skip I-Day celebrations in Delhi

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday wrote a letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressing his inability to be present at the flag hoisting ceremony of 75th Independence Day as he is suffering from COVID-19. “India’s 75 Anniversary of Independence is a historic occasion and moment of immense … Read more

Rajasthan trip of Rahul Gandhi cancelled due to illness; Priyanka Gandhi tests Covid+

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Rajasthan’s Alwar was cancelled after he suffered illness, the sources confirmed on Wednesday. He was scheduled to attend the party’s ‘Netratv Sankalp Shivir’ there. Meanwhile, the party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra informed via a tweet that she has tested positive for the Coronavirus infection. “Tested positive for Covid … Read more