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AB de Villiers has decided against a return to international cricket and will not play for South Africa at the Twenty20 World Cup that is scheduled to take place in India later this year.De Villiers had been in talks with head coach Mark Boucher about a return to the limited overs side following his retirement from all international formats in May 2018.
Australia's frontline Test bowlers have asked for an end to "rumour-mongering and innuendo" about their alleged knowledge of the ball-tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft made it clear he has no new information.Cricket Australia (CA) will not reopen investigations into the 2018 Cape Town cheating saga, which became a topic of hot debate after Bancroft's comments in an interview with the Guardian.
The International Cricket Council hasn't found sufficient "credible and reliable evidence" regarding spot-fixing claims made by Al Jazeera in 2018 and will not bring any charges under the governing body's anti-corruption code.The Al Jazeera program "Cricket's Match Fixers", broadcast on May 27, 2018, alleged incidents of spot-fixing in a Chennai match between England and India in December 2016 and the Australia-India Test in Ranchi in March 2017.
Hampshire have announced the signing of Australia limited-overs batsman D'Arcy Short for the northern hemisphere summer's Vitality Blast.The 30-year-old, who has played eight one-day internationals and 23 Twenty20s for Australia, will be available for the whole of the Hawks' campaign.
Former captain Michael Clarke has tipped further fuel on a reignited debate about Australia's sandpaper scandal, claiming it is obvious that others outside the shamed trio knew about the illegal plot.Cameron Bancroft's recent comment that Australian bowlers' knowledge of the sandpaper ploy is "self-explanatory" sent shock waves throughout cricket circles.
Australia's quarantining Indian Premier League players will be made available for the white ball tour of the Caribbean, with nine of the stars named in a preliminary squad.Just hours after Australia's 38-strong contingent jumped off a flight and into hotels for the next fortnight, selectors revealed their plans for the path to the Twenty20 World Cup.
New Zealand cricketers have arrived in London to start their bio-secure tour of England before the inaugural ICC world Test championship final against India.Most of the squad and staff had been transferred to hotel quarantine in Southampton where they will warm up for the two-Test series against England, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement on Monday.
David Saker says the image of Australian cricket will be tarnished for years to come as a result of the sandpaper scandal in 2018.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says an "independent assessment from health and police" cleared Australia's 38-strong Indian Premier League contingent to return to Sydney.It came almost two weeks after the Twenty20 tournament was suspended because of COVID-19.
Jofra Archer has been ruled out of next month's Test series against New Zealand because of his long-standing elbow injury, plunging his availability for England's hectic upcoming schedule into serious doubt.The 26-year-old fast bowler returned to action for Sussex in this week's County Championship match against Kent - his first competitive appearance since undergoing surgery at the end of March to remove a piece of glass from his hand.
Cameron Bancroft has reignited debate about the ball-tampering scandal, claiming Australia's bowlers' knowledge of the sandpaper plot is "self-explanatory".Cricket Australia (CA) and its national men's side were plunged into crisis in 2018, when broadcast cameras captured Bancroft using sandpaper on the ball before stuffing the evidence down his pants during a Test in Cape Town.
Australian Test batsmen Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head have missed the boat in the County Championship as they were both dismissed cheaply in the latest round of matches.But England's Dan Lawrence, with a superb 152 not out, and Zak Crawley, unbeaten on 61, were both in good nick in Friday's action.
England head coach Chris Silverwood says he will hand over the reins to the one-day international side this summer to ensure he takes a break in a congested year.Silverwood said on Friday that he would miss England's home ODI matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan from late June to mid-July, with his assistants Paul Collingwood and Graham Thorpe taking charge of the team for one series each.
Australia are to play eight internationals in two weeks in the West Indies in their first visit to the Caribbean in five years.The three one-day and five Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies in Barbados and St Lucia, between July 9 and 24, will be important preparation for the T20 World Cup later in the year.
Australia are poised to host Tests against England and India during a marathon summer of women's cricket that will serve as their final preparation for the 2022 World Cup.Cricket Australia's 2021-22 international schedule, headlined by female and male Ashes series, is expected to be released next week.
Australia's Indian Premier League contingent could return home in coming days, with cricket administrators hopeful of getting the green light from Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government.The majority of the 38-strong group of IPL players, coaches and commentators are still in the Maldives, having departed India last Thursday on a charter flight.
Allrounder Daryl Mitchell and wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips have been offered national contracts for the first time by New Zealand Cricket (NZC), while batsman Ajaz Patel has been left out of the 20-man list for 2021-22.New Zealand's most successful Test wicketkeeper BJ Watling has also been omitted after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket after the team's tour of England.
Jofra Archer has taken two wickets on his return to action to help give Sussex the advantage against Kent in their County Championship match at Hove.The 26-year-old removed Daniel Bell-Drummond and Zak Crawley in his four-over new-ball burst on Thursday and the bowled two further spells of four and five overs to finish with 2-29 from 13 overs.
Australia has slipped to fourth in world cricket's Test rankings.The Australians had been third behind top-ranked India and New Zealand, only to be overtaken by England in fresh rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday.
Sri Lanka have named Kusal Perera as their new one-day captain, dropping former skippers Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews in a major team overhaul with an eye on the 2023 World Cup in India.Under Karunaratne, who remains their Test captain, Sri Lanka were blanked 3-0 in West Indies in March this year though few expected him to be sacked.
Test legend Steve Waugh has honed in on what he believes was the crucial failing Tim Paine needs to address. Read more about his bold call here.
India captain Virat Kohli and several of his teammates have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines before they leave for a tour of England next month.India face New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship at Southampton in June before playing a five-Test series against England from August 4.
The race to rejig this year's cricket schedule is underway as India attempt to find a slot to complete its Twenty20 money-spinner.A week ago, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) because of COVID-19 cases among players and support staff.