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Ian Botham: ‘I had to introduce myself to my children after tours’

The former cricketer on his close family, his father’s Alzheimer’s and the pleasure of having enough time for his grandchildrenI grew up in Somerset and I don’t do the inside of the house very well. I’m a country boy. I ...

Guardian Friday, 28th April 2017, 1:00PM - Read article


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Somerset v Surrey scorecard

Updates and over-by-over commentary from the Royal London One-Day Cup clash. Watch on Sky Sports 2 HD.

Sky Sports Friday, 28th April 2017, 11:00AM - Read article


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Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer as dispute rumbles on

Australian Cricketers’ Association calls offer ‘disrespectful’ to playersCricket Australia CEO James Sutherland calls offer ‘ground-breaking’Australian cricketers have rejected a pay offer they believe would create great ...

Guardian Friday, 28th April 2017, 6:00AM - Read article


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Nine, Ten, Foxtel or Optus? Australian cricket TV rights explained

As Cricket Australia enter into negotiations with TV networks for their next round of broadcast rights, we look at the state of play for all concernedChannel Nine, which has been the sole broadcaster of Australia’s home ...

Guardian Thursday, 27th April 2017, 9:00PM - Read article


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Letter: Michael Bogdanov on the cricket pitch

Michael Bogdanov was a great sports fan. He was always an excitable man, and boasted that he had destroyed the family sofa while watching the 1966 World Cup final, so involved had he become in the action.In 1978 – while ...

Guardian Thursday, 27th April 2017, 5:44PM - Read article


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India a doubt for Champions Trophy after ICC vote slashes income

• ICC votes 13-1 to cut India’s share of global events’ cash• India’s $293m still more than double England’s $143mIndia’s participation in the Champions Trophy is in doubt following a landmark vote by the International C ...

Guardian Thursday, 27th April 2017, 3:34PM - Read article


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'Mason Crane needs to play'

Promising legspinner Mason Crane "needs to play" and might have to move county, says Sky Sports' Nasser Hussain.

Sky Sports Thursday, 27th April 2017, 3:30PM - Read article


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Australia name four uncapped bowlers in women's World Cup squad

Sarah Aley, Piepa Cleary, Belinda Vakarewa and Molly Strano included List of 21 players will be cut to 15 next month before tournament in UKAustralia could take an inexperienced attack to the women’s cricket World Cup af ...

Guardian Thursday, 27th April 2017, 2:30AM - Read article


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Key's RL One-Day Cup preview

Rob Key previews the Royal London One-Day Cup with Warwickshire looking to defend their crown as the white-ball season begins.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 5:20PM - Read article


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Royal London One-Day Cup quiz

The 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup gets underway on Thursday, live on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 3:20PM - Read article


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ECB members approve new city-based Twenty20 tournament

• England and Wales Cricket Board receive an overwhelming mandate• New competition will complement existing domestic competitionsThe England and Wales Cricket Board has received an overwhelming mandate to introduce a new ...

Guardian Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 2:18PM - Read article


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Sky Live: Northants v Warks

The Royal London One-Day Cup kicks off a spectacular summer of cricket on Sky Sports..

Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 2:17PM - Read article


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City-based T20 event approved

ECB members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new Twenty20 competition to join the domestic cricket schedule.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 12:51PM - Read article


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Ansari retires aged 25

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect at the age of 25.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 12:00PM - Read article


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Zafar Ansari retires from cricket to ‘pursue new challenges’

• All-rounder made his test debut in Bangladesh last October• ‘A very difficult decision to make which I have not made lightly’The Surrey and England all-rounder Zafar Ansari announced his retirement from the game on Wed ...

Guardian Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 11:58AM - Read article


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ECB confirms review of child safety procedures

• Sex offender had worked at a children’s cricket charity with ECB permission• ‘This audit covers every aspect of safeguarding in the game’The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that it undertook a review of i ...

Guardian Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 8:12PM - Read article


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England selectors stick rather than twist for Champions Trophy challenge | Vic Marks

Unlike before the disastrous 2015 World Cup the selectors are keeping to their long-term plans which means no place for Stuart Broad or Lancashire’s exciting Liam LivingstoneThe England one-day squads announced by the na ...

Guardian Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 5:41PM - Read article


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Chris Gayle blazes record-breaking trail on a never-ending T20 tour | Andy Bull

For the past 12 years, Gayle has been running a roving revue from town to town and ground to ground. And along the way he’s racked up remarkable numbersLong lost now, deep in the scrapheap of discarded ideas, the Interna ...

Guardian Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 12:18PM - Read article


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County cricket talking points: early form suggests we are in for a cracking season

Five of the eight teams in Division One have won one of their three matches so far. With teams taking points off each other, we may see another final-day thrillerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Gua ...

Guardian Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 11:23AM - Read article


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Mark Wood gets England Champions Trophy nod but Steven Finn misses out

• Wood has battled back to fitness after missing winter programme• Seamer persuades England selectors he is ready for June tournamentEngland have recalled the seamer Mark Wood for the Champions Trophy, while Steven Finn ...

Guardian Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 10:27AM - Read article


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