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5:23 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Shane Watson has been appointed president of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) at the body’s annual general meeting, and will now head the extended ten-member board, which includes three other new appointments: current players Pat Cummins and Kristen Beams and former player Lisa Sthalekar. “Through a period of immense change,
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2:33 PM GMT Andrew Fidel Fernando Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match-fixing, after its parliament passed all three readings of a bill entitled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” on Monday. Offences related to corruption in sports will carry a prison term of up to
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8:00 AM GMT Pakistanis 3 for 336 (Babar 157*, Shafiq 119*) v Australia A Pakistan’s sublimely talented Babar Azam belied an infamously poor 50s to 100s conversion rate by gliding to a masterful century against Australia A in a high quality tour contest under lights at Perth Stadium. In a fixture billed as a selection
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12:02 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded and given one demerit point by the ICC after being found guilty of “use of an audible obscenity during an international match”. The Level 1 offence was levelled at Bairstow by the match officials after England’s fifth T20I against New Zealand in Auckland.
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5:26 AM GMT Alex Malcolm Workload management and resting from matches has become part of the new norm for Australia’s fast bowlers but James Pattinson wants to be able to string back-to-back Test matches together. Pattinson, 29, was deliberately managed through the Ashes, his first experience of Test cricket in three years after having spinal
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11:52 PM GMT Karthik Krishnaswamy New-ball swing is what Deepak Chahar is known for. It’s the skill that has earned him a place in India’s T20I team. New-ball swing has defined Chahar to the extent that 493 of the 616 balls – that’s 80% – he’s bowled for Chennai Super Kings have been in the
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3:12 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff West Indies’ captain Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the ongoing women’s T20I series against India after sustaining a ligament sprain last week. She will be replaced in the squad by Guyanese allrounder Cherry-Ann Fraser, while Anisa Mohammed will stand in as captain for the remainder of the series.
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10:36 AM GMT The BCCI’s newly elected administration has proposed several amendments to the board’s constitution which, if adopted, could undo some of the most significant reforms recommended by the RM Lodha Committee in restructuring the BCCI on the Supreme Court’s orders. They comprise: tweaking the cooling-off period of the board’s office bearers, modifying the
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