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11:46 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff English players have been conservative in their salary demands ahead of Sunday’s inaugural draft for The Hundred, with only 19 of the 330 domestic players choosing to put down a reserve price. While many of the big overseas names in the draft have opted for a base price of £100,000
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5:21 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The Hundred draft takes place this Sunday night, and is the first time in the history of domestic cricket in England that players will be picked from an open pool. Unlike the IPL, the format is a draft rather than an auction, meaning there will be no bidding wars, and
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4:58 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mo Bobat, the man whose analytical approach helped to change the way that England’s squads are selected, has been named as the ECB’s new Performance Director for men’s cricket. Bobat, who is currently the board’s Player Identification Lead, will take charge from David Parsons, who left the post in July.
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10:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff England Under-19s have selected a 16-man squad featuring plenty of county experience for their 50-over tri-series in the Caribbean in December. The tour will help determine selection ahead of the upcoming 2020 U19 World Cup. Gloucestershire allrounder Ben Charlesworth, Worcestershire batsman Jack Haynes and offpsinner Hamidullah Qadri, recently signed from
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12:11 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Somerset batsman Tom Banton has been named as the Cricket Writers’ Club (CWC) Young Player of the Year after a breakthrough season that saw him selected in England’s T20I squad for the winter tour of New Zealand. Simon Harmer, the former South Africa spinner, won the Championship Player of the
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7:06 AM ET Sarah Taylor, one of the most talented wicketkeepers in the history of the game, has announced her retirement from international cricket, having struggled in recent years with a long-term anxiety issue. Taylor, 30, made her England debut as a 17-year-old in 2006, and went on to make 226 appearances all told. Her
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