8:00 AM GMT Quetta Gladiators won the toss and chose to bowl v Islamabad United Defending champions Quetta Gladiators decided to put Islamabad United in on a surface that appears to favour big runs. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed announced Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ben Cutting and Fawad Ahmed were their four overseas players. New Islamabad skipper
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1:41 PM GMT The one-off all-star match that was meant to preface IPL 2020 will now be played after the tournament. The match was originally scheduled to be played three days before the IPL, which begins on March 29, but due to operational reasons it is now set to be played after the tournament which
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Welsh Fire head coach Gary Kirsten and star player Jonny Bairstow at The Hundred draft © Getty Images Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, has suggested the Hundred could be expanded to include teams from “the northeast and the southwest” in an attempt to reconnect with working-class communities. Harrison admitted “tough choices” had to be
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5:22 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Umar Akmal has been suspended by the PCB with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of its anti-corruption code, disallowing him from taking part in any cricket-related activity under the board’s purview “pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit”. A PCB statement announced the development, but didn’t reveal
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3:48 PM GMT The absence of proper pressure in South Africa’s domestic competitions is leaving bowlers ill-equipped to handle similar situations on the international stage, according to bowling coach Charl Langeveldt. Speaking three days after Mark Boucher assessed his bowlers’ skill levels as not being good enough following South Africa’s failure to defend totals in
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9:59 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Cheteshwar Pujara, the Indian top-order batsman, will play six County Championship fixtures for Gloucestershire this season after signing a short-term deal with the club. Gloucestershire, who will be playing in Division One for the first time since 2005 after winning promotion last season, will be Pujara’s fourth county, following spells
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