Cricket News Articles

Twenty20 to reach out to new audience - 11 May 2009

The International Cricket Council is striving to reach out to new audiences and day-night test matches in order to grow the popularity of the game. read more

Synergy wins Betfair cricket account - 06 May 2009

Sports marketing consultancy Synergy has secured the brief to manage Betfair’s sponsorship planning and activation around its cricket sponsorship ties ahead of this summer’s Ashes Series. read more

ECB unveils new Twenty20 competitions - 30 Apr 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board is set to restructure the domestic county Twenty20 competitions, after announcing plans to unveil two new leagues to be launched in June 2010. read more

Sure Men signs Test Match Grounds deal - 28 Apr 2009

Unilever-owned deodorant brand Sure Men has struck a deal to become an official partner of the Test Match Grounds ahead of this summer’s Ashes cricket series between England and Australia. read more

ECB reports increase in participation - 22 Apr 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that there was an increase in participation across recreational cricket in 2008, particularly amongst women and disabled players. read more

Pakistan down £7m after World Cup loss - 20 Apr 2009

Pakistan’s removal as a co-host of the 2011 Cricket World Cup due to security concerns is set to cost the country's national cricket board over £7m in lost revenues. read more

IPL to start a month earlier in 2010 - 17 Apr 2009

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will start a month earlier in 2010, with matches taking place across March and April next year, according to its chairman Lalit Modi. read more

IPL to introduce tactical 'time-out' ad breaks - 16 Apr 2009

The organisers of the Indian Premier League have announced that this year’s tournament, to be staged in South Africa, will see the addition of tactical ‘time out’ breaks in each innings – a move designed to allow broadcasters more advertising opportunities. read more

Old Speckled Hen to sponsor Northants - 15 Apr 2009

Premium ale brand Old Speckled Hen has become the official shirt sponsor of Twenty20 cricket team, Northants Steelbacks. read more

Marston’s partners with Yorkshire CCC - 15 Apr 2009

A sponsorship deal between Marston’s and Yorkshire CCC will see Marston’s Pedigree become the official beer of Yorkshire Cricket for the next three years. read more

Sure Men Sport signs Flintoff deal - 09 Apr 2009

England cricket star Andrew Flintoff has signed up as a brand ambassador for Unilever-owned deodorant brand Sure Men Sport. read more

LV= renews County Championship tie-up - 01 Apr 2009

Insurance and investment group LV= has renewed its sponsorship of domestic cricket’s County Championship after reaching an agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board. read more

IPL’s South Africa move to cost England players - 25 Mar 2009

A decision has been made to move the Indian Premier League to South Africa and push back the start date meaning that England players will only be able to play in the lucrative tournament for two weeks instead of three and consequently take a substantial decrease in pay. read more

IPL chief favours South Africa as host venue - 24 Mar 2009

Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi is believed to favour South Africa as the alternative venue for the tournament rather than England as the event organisers visit both countries in a whistle stop tour to evaluate venues and logistics. read more

England favourite to host second IPL tournament - 23 Mar 2009

England has emerged as the likely host of the Indian Premier League after it was announced that the second staging of the lucrative annual tournament cannot be held in India due to security concerns. read more

Worcestershire loses shirt sponsor - 19 Mar 2009

Worcestershire County Cricket Club are looking for a new main sponsor following the collapse of electrical retailer Apollo 2000. read more

Champions Trophy moved to South Africa - 17 Mar 2009

The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the 2009 Champions Trophy will be moved from Pakistan to South Africa due to security concerns. read more

IPL fails to agree schedule with Indian government - 16 Mar 2009

Indian Premier League officials have failed to agree a revised playing schedule with the Indian government with the latter refusing to grant the tournament the required security clearance. read more

ECB to review due diligence tests - 12 Mar 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board is to review the way it carries out its ‘due diligence’ on potential investors in the wake of the demise of its lucrative relationship with Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford. read more

South Africa put forward as Champions Trophy host - 12 Mar 2009

The International Cricket Council has recommended South Africa as replacement host of this year’s Champions Trophy instead of Pakistan following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. read more

Security to be upped for World Twenty20 - 10 Mar 2009

The International Cricket Council has announced plans to increase security at the World Twenty20 tournament to be held in England this summer. read more

Pietersen admits IPL participation is in doubt - 09 Mar 2009

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has admitted he is having major doubts about participating in the Indian Premier League next month over concerns over security in the region following last week’s terrorist attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan. read more

Pakistan accused of security lapses in Lahore - 05 Mar 2009

The Pakistan government and its national cricket governing body are coming under increasing pressure over apparent security lapses in the build-up to the terrorist attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore earlier this week. read more

Question mark over IPL following terrorist attack - 04 Mar 2009

Security concerns are placing a major question mark over the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) in the wake of the terrorist attack against the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan this week. read more

Attacks threaten Pakistan's place in world cricket - 03 Mar 2009

Pakistan seems likely to be ostracised from world cricket, including losing the Champions Trophy tournament, following a terrorist attack in the country which saw the Sri Lankan cricket team's tour bus targeted by gunman as it approached the Gaddaffi Stadium in Lahore. read more

Clarke re-elected despite Stanford row - 24 Feb 2009

Despite numerous calls for his resignation in the wake of the demise of the Stanford Series, Giles Clarke has had his re-election as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board rubber-stamped. read more

ECB could pull Flintoff out of IPL - 23 Feb 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board may intervene and bar Andrew Flintoff from playing in the Indian Premier League after the all-rounder picked up a hip injury. read more

ICC wants peace deal in India - 23 Feb 2009

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is to try to broker a deal between the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). read more

ECB may sue PCA over media allegations - 23 Feb 2009

English domestic cricket faces further unrest after it emerged that the England and Wales Cricket Board is considering legal action against the players’ representative body the Professional Cricketers’ Association over its role in the now aborted negotiations with scandal-hit Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford. read more

Stanford linked to Mexican drugs cartel - 19 Feb 2009

Sir Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire whose deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board is in tatters following charges of an alleged $8bn investment fraud, is now reportedly being investigated over possible links to a Mexican drugs cartel. read more

ICC considers moving 2011 World Cup - 18 Feb 2009

The International Cricket Council is requesting the organisers of the 2011 World Cup scheduled to take place in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, to consider alternate venues due to security issues. read more

ECB suspends Stanford talks - 18 Feb 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board has suspended all negotiations with Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford after three of his companies were accused of alleged fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, involving a multi-billion dollar investment scheme. read more

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