Cricket News Articles

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

England could rename Stanford team - 03 Nov 2008

Following the criticism levelled at the organisation of the Stanford Series, the England and Wales Cricket Board is considering removing the England name from its representative side in next year’s tournament. read more

Lancashire CCC signs Kukri kit deal - 03 Nov 2008

Lancashire County Cricket Club has signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Kukri Sports for the next four years. read more

First 2009 Ashes tickets sell out - 03 Nov 2008

The first batch of tickets for next summer’s Ashes cricket contest between England and Australia have sold out within hours of going on sale. read more

ECB to review Stanford Series criticism - 30 Oct 2008

The future of the $20m Stanford Series is under threat after the England and Wales Cricket Board ordered an immediate review of the heavily criticised tournament. read more

Edgbaston to spend £30m on improvements - 29 Oct 2008

Edgbaston is the latest of England’s established cricket venues to announce a multi-million pound rebuilding plan. read more

MCC wants U-turn on England result - 28 Oct 2008

The MCC World Cricket Committee has urged the International Cricket Council to overturn its decision to change the result of the 2006 Test between England and Pakistan. read more

Stanford sorry for England incident - 28 Oct 2008

Event organiser Sir Allen Stanford has issued an apology after allegedly offending England cricket players for his behaviour during the team’s Super Series win against Middlesex. read more

ECB approves 150% pay rise for counties - 27 Oct 2008

The England and Wales Cricket Board has approved a 150% increase in prize money available to county sides. read more

Cricket bodies discuss Southern IPL - 24 Oct 2008

The cricket governing bodies of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand are in talks to set up a southern hemisphere version of the successful Twenty20 Indian Premier League. read more

Sri Lanka tour close to postponement - 24 Oct 2008

Sri Lanka's cricket tour of England in 2009 is looking increasingly likely to be postponed due to a fixture clash with the Indian Premier League. read more

ICC switches 2010 event to Twenty20 - 21 Oct 2008

The ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in the West Indies in 2010 has been restructured as another World Twenty20 tournament. read more

West Indies to step in to tour England - 20 Oct 2008

The England and West Indies cricket boards are set to agree on a two-Test series for next May to fill a gap in both teams’ schedules. read more

ICC names new Champions Trophy dates - 16 Oct 2008

The International Cricket Council has announced new rescheduled dates in 2009 to stage the Champions Trophy, postponed from this year due to security concerns over host nation Pakistan. read more

PCA hits out at Sri Lanka tour plans - 14 Oct 2008

The Professional Cricketers’ Association has hit out at plans to downgrade Sri Lanka’s tour of England next summer with many of the top players taking in the Indian Premier League. read more

Stanford and Digicel strike deal over $20m series - 10 Oct 2008

A compromise between Sir Allen Stanford and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) team sponsor Digicel means that the much vaunted Twenty20 game will go on as planned. read more

High Court ruling threatens $20m Stanford Series - 08 Oct 2008

The lucrative $20m Stanford Series cricket tournament featuring the top players from England and the West Indies is in doubt after a High Court ruling concerning a row over sponsorship rights. read more

The Oval opens World Twenty20 packages - 07 Oct 2008

The Oval has begun the sales process for hospitality packages for the ICC World Twenty 20 England 2009 games to be played at the cricket ground. read more

English cricketers to be let in by IPL rule change - 06 Oct 2008

Another stumbling block over English cricket players' participation in the lucrative Indian Premier League is set to be removed with the league due to expand the number of overseas players which teams are allowed to sign. read more

Stanford Series hit by sponsorship rights row - 23 Sep 2008

The lucrative $20m Stanford Super Series match between England and a Caribbean team – the world’s richest cricket game - could be under threat because of a commercial dispute over sponsorship rights. read more

RBS signs up Indian star Tendulkar - 18 Sep 2008

Financial services group The Royal Bank of Scotland has signed up Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar as a global brand ambassador. read more

ESS picks up Champions League rights - 11 Sep 2008

Asian pay-TV broadcaster ESPN Star Sports has acquired the global commercial and marketing rights to the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League in a deal worth nearly $1bn (£572m). read more

Cricket calendar hit by fixture clashes - 09 Sep 2008

Cricket chiefs are heading for further talks over the congested fixture calendar after it was revealed that the second Champions League Twenty20 tournament next year will clash with the rescheduled Champions Trophy. read more

Floods force New Road closure - 08 Sep 2008

Worcestershire Cricket Club’s New Road ground has again been hit by flooding and will not be used again this season. read more

Essentially Group snaps up Arundel - 02 Sep 2008

Sports marketing agency Essentially Group has acquired cricket and football talent management firm Arundel Promotions. read more

ICC postpones Champions Trophy - 26 Aug 2008

The International Cricket Council has postponed the Champions Trophy... read more

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