Archive for January, 2009
The ECB are expected to strike a deal which will allow England’s international players to play in a three week window. After pressure from the IPL the ECB is expected to offer a three week window after the end of the West Indies tour and before the start of the summer series against the same opposition. The IPL are demanding the window be available for 2 years at least, a demand likely to be agreed. But will the IPL stint assist the England players? (more…)
England home test match cricket could be set for a return to terrestrial TV after the UK’s leading governing bodies for sport pledged to keep their main events on free to air television. This follows an announcement that the government decided to look at the sports classed as A-list. These events are classed as too important to be shown on subscription services. This is the first time the list is being looked at since tests cricket was removed from the list in order to allow the ECB to sell rights to Sky. Also, hopes of cricket returning to terrestrial TV has been improved with ECB chairman candidate Lord Marland vowing to get cricket back on free to air television if he is elected. (more…)
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The Australians suffered a huge blow before this years Ashes series with the news that opener Matthew Hayden has retired from cricket. This ends a 17-year first class career which included 103 test matches. His decision to retire will further dismantle the Australian squad of the previous Ashes. (more…)
ECB chairman Keith Morris has confirmed that Strauss will take charge of the side for the tour to West Indies. Strauss who is a regular in the Test side will take charge of the team for his second spell as captain. He will captain the test side as well as the twenty20 and ODI teams. This comes after Pietersen’s surprise resignation as England captain. “The selectors feel that it is important to have stability and continuity on the Caribbean tour given the events of the last few days,” said England’s national selector, Geoff Miller. “Andrew and I have also agreed that we will review the one-day captaincy at the end of the tour. Andrew is extremely comfortable with that.” (more…)
There is a mixed reaction from the press and media on who is to blame for the events and what lead to the yesterdays events. (more…)
Both Pietersen and Peter Moores have left their positions as captain and coach respectively. This follows an emergency boardroom meeting on Tuesday after rifts within the camp, notably the exclusion of former skipper Michael Vaughan. According to cricinfo, Andy Flowers could take the job on an interim basis for the tour to West Indies. Details will be announced some time on Thursday. (more…)
Peter Moores could be sacked as coach of England this week according to reports circulating in the British media. This comes after the recent row between Peter Moores and Kevin Pietersen, thought to be about the omission of former captain Michael Vaughan. Moores and Pietersen’s relationship was thought to be quite poor before this selection problem. Pietersen as captain wants Vaughan back in his team, however, Moores as coach and selector is thought to have been against such move. With the ECB reaching a position where they have to choose between the two, Moores is most likely to go. (more…)
At the end of a fantastic year in international cricket, England cricket had a look at the best players of 2008. The team will contain 5 batters, 1 all-rounder, 1 wicket keeper, 4 bowlers (more…)