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International return for Kolpaks would need CSA to ‘swallow their pride’ – Simon Harmer

The loss of the Kolpak route into English cricket could be to the benefit of South Africa, although it would require CSA to build bridges with the players who have stepped away from the international set-up. That is the...

‘I see light at the end of the tunnel’ – Michael Holding on West...

Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope. These three men from three different islands in the Caribbean are the reason Michael Holding can see "light at the end of the tunnel" for West Indies cricket, which he feels can...

Ashley Giles remains positive as West Indies pin hopes on touring in July

Ashley Giles, England's director of men's cricket, has said that "everything is on the table" when it comes to staging international cricket in the UK this summer, even as it looks increasingly unlikely that the Test series against West...

Umar Akmal won’t contest PCB’s corruption charges

Umar Akmal has foregone the right to defend himself against the PCB's corruptions charges and will instead wait for a sanction to be confirmed.His case will go directly to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel after Akmal decided against...

Zimbabwean Jackie du Preez who played for South Africa dies at 77

Jackie du Preez, the Zimbabwean who played two Tests for South Africa in the 1966-67 season, has died in Harare at the age of 77. Du Preez was suffering from a long-standing heart condition.Du Preez played in pre-independent Zimbabwe...

Bangladesh-Australia Test series postponed amid Covid-19 threat

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have mutually agreed to postpone the two-Test series that was scheduled for June, due to the persisting Covid-19 threat. The boards took the decision with the welfare of their players...

Cheteshwar Pujara’s Gloucestershire move off after county season delay

Gloucestershire have confirmed that Cheteshwar Pujara will not play for the club this year.Pujara signed a deal to play the first six games of the County Championship season in February, and was set to become Gloucestershire's first Indian player...

Match Preview England vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match, Carlton & United Series 2020

Big pictureIt's taken England longer than most countries to wake up to the fact that Sri Lanka aren't just here to make up the numbers any more - but you get the impression that the penny might finally be...

Red Rose to the top – Wisden’s Champion County

Late last year, and with a heavy heart, I was rereading Bob Willis's Diary of a Cricket Season, written in 1978. After only three paragraphs, Bob was in off the long run: "The early weeks are absurdly cluttered with...

Not sure who went ‘easy’ on Virat Kohli for IPL contract – Tim Paine

Australia's Test captain Tim Paine has rejected his predecessor Michael Clarke's contention that some members of the national team had been "too scared" to take on Virat Kohli too aggressively in their 2018-19 encounters for fear of what it...

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Senior Bowl Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl serves as the unofficial start of the draft season. This week, I'll be bringing you previews of the quarterbacks, running backs...