Cricket News Articles

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

Sky Sports to cover 2010 Ashes - 13 Feb 2009

Sky Sports has signed for the screening rights to cover the 2010 cricket Ashes series in Australia. read more

Clarke re-elected as ECB chairman - 10 Feb 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that incumbent chairman Giles Clarke has been elected to stand for a second term of office. read more

Flintoff and Pietersen top IPL auction - 06 Feb 2009

England stars Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen have become the most valuable cricketers in the world after fetching the highest price at the Indian Premier League auction with both players going for a record $1.55m (£1.1m) each. read more

Lord Marland pulls out of election - 03 Feb 2009

Lord Marland has withdrawn from the election for the chairmanship of the England and Wales Cricket Board leaving incumbent Giles Clarke to run unopposed for a further two-year term. read more

Seven England stars make IPL auction - 03 Feb 2009

Seven English players have been named in the Indian Premier League auction taking place later this week amid rumours that the cricketers are angry at the some of the contractual terms regarding their participation. read more

IPL puts $1.3m reserve on Pietersen - 29 Jan 2009

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen is on course to become the world’s highest valued cricketer after reports suggested his reserve price at next week’s IPL auction would be set at $1.3m. read more

Conflict between England and IPL ends - 28 Jan 2009

Following reports that the England and Wales Cricket Board had reached an agreement with the Indian Premier League, it has been confirmed that England players will be able to participate in the Twenty20 tournament for a three-week period. read more

Stanford will end ECB deal claims West Indies chief - 26 Jan 2009

Sir Allen Stanford is on the verge of ending his lucrative five-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board after only one year according to the chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board. read more

Deal allows England stars to compete in IPL - 23 Jan 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board has reached an agreement with the Indian Premier League releasing England players to participate in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament for a three-week period. read more

Agreement nears for IPL and England - 21 Jan 2009

After a long-term debate regarding England players’ participation in the Indian Premier League, it has been reported that a compromise is in the near future. read more

Lord Marland to run in ECB chairman election - 19 Jan 2009

A challenger has come forward to run against incumbent Giles Clarke for the chairmanship of the England and Wales Cricket Board in the form of Lord Marland, the man who ran Boris Johnson’s successful campaign to become Mayor of London. read more

Worcestershire register record profit - 19 Jan 2009

Despite sustaining substantial damage to the county’s flagship New Road ground, Worcestershire CCC have turned in a record profit of over £350,000 for the last financial year. read more

Demolition of County Ground begins - 14 Jan 2009

The tearing down of Derbyshire's County Ground in Derby has begun as the first stage of redeveloping the ground. read more

ECB chairman set for re-election battle - 06 Jan 2009

After a turbulent year for the England and Wales Cricket Board, chairman Giles Clarke is likely to face stiff competition for his post as he seeks re-election for a second term of office. read more

ICC unveils Hall of Fame initiative - 02 Jan 2009

The International Cricket Council is to unveil a Hall of Fame as part of its centenary year celebrations. read more

Talks set for moving Twenty20 matches - 22 Dec 2008

Following the disagreements between India Premier League and the English and Wales Cricket Board regarding the release of English players, there have been reports that a compromise has been posed which would hold parts of the Twenty20 tournament in England. read more

Stanford sues Stanford over trademark - 19 Dec 2008

Following speculation that Sir Allen Stanford may bow out of his five-year multi-million pound deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Texas billionaire is reportedly being sued by Stanford University. read more

Stanford linked to early end to ECB deal - 17 Dec 2008

Rumours are rife that Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford is seeking to end his five-year multi-million pound deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board after less than one year. read more

Vodafone and ECB to end partnership - 16 Dec 2008

The English cricket team is now on the search for a new sponsor after Vodafone, which has partnered with the team since 1996, announced it will not renew its deal. read more

Lord’s threatened by ECB proposal - 12 Dec 2008

The MCC’s plans to redevelop Lord’s have reportedly been threatened by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s alleged move to have a greater spread of England games at cricket grounds around the country. read more

Mohali cleared for Test match - 11 Dec 2008

Following the November terror attacks in Mumbai, the alternative venue in Mohali for England's second Test against India has been given security clearance to stage the game. read more

ECB confident over India tour schedule - 09 Dec 2008

With the England team having arrived in India guarded by an unprecedented security detail, the England and Wales Cricket Board has declared its confidence that the full two Test series will go ahead as planned despite recent troubles in the country. read more

Glamorgan gets Test matches until 2016 - 08 Dec 2008

Glamorgan's Swalec Stadium is set to host cricket Test matches until 2016 under a new deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board. read more

Puma signs Flintoff sponsorship deal - 01 Dec 2008

Sportswear brand Puma has signed up England cricket star Andrew Flintoff as a brand ambassador in a new four-year deal. read more

England v India Test series to go ahead - 28 Nov 2008

Despite the tragic impact of this week’s terrorist attacks in the country, England’s Test series against India is scheduled to go ahead even though the team have flown home after the cancellation of the remainder of the one-day series. read more

Attacks end one-day series and Champions League - 27 Nov 2008

Following yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, England have postponed the remaining two one-day international matches against India with a decision still to be made as to whether the impending two-Test series goes ahead, while the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League tournament has also been postponed. read more

Test against India not to be delayed - 19 Nov 2008

Following proposals to a schedule change, Indian cricket board chief Lalit Modi has calmed England's concerns, affirming that the first Test between England and India will not be moved to accommodate the first ever Champions League final. read more

ESS partners with Twenty20 - 19 Nov 2008

Cricket's Champions League Twenty20 tournament has appointed ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) as its long-term global TV production partner. read more

Still no agreement for ECB and IPL - 17 Nov 2008

A meeting between the England and Wales Cricket Board and Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi in Mumba failed to bring about an agreement over the release of English players for the IPL. read more

Barclays continues StreetChance - 07 Nov 2008

Barclays continued its support of its community sports projects as it backed a StreetChance event in which famous cricketers joined youngsters for a street cricket match at the Westway Centre in West London. read more

FTSIS 08: Burnham 'uneasy' about Stanford Series - 05 Nov 2008

Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State, Dept of Culture, Media and Sport, said that the Stanford Series made him feel “uneasy” during an interview at The FT Sport Industry Summit 2008 in association with the Honda Racing F1 Team's earthdreams programme. read more

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