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Mark Ramprakash: Crazy scheduling a threat to Test standards

I hope people do not think I am over-egging this, but I am afraid cricket’s authorities in this country are aiding and abetting the demise of Test match cricket by their continued insistence that we should play County Championship and … Continue reading

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Holmes faces uncertain future after ECB bowling ban

Warwickshire off-spinner Maurice Holmes faces an uncertain future in county cricket after being banned from bowling by the England and Wales Cricket Board for having an illegal bowling action. Holmes, 21, was twice reported by umpires for having a suspect … Continue reading

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Fixture list chaos is unacceptable: Sunni Upal

Working at Lord’s this season has opened my eyes to the number of catastrophic mistakes in the domestic cricket calendar. When you see how the thoughtlessness of the fixture list directly affects the spectator, it brings home the folly of … Continue reading

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ECB ban Scott Styris’s orange cricket boots

Want to believe that one of the features of Twenty20 cricket is supposed to be its colourful nature? One player who would take issue with that is Essex all-rounder Scott Styris who has been banned by the ECB from wearing … Continue reading

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Flimsy pitch appeal costs Warwickshire £3,000

Warwickshire’s attempt to claw back the eight points they were deducted for preparing a poor pitch for the County Championship match against Worcestershire at Edgbaston two weeks ago has failed. The county’s appeal against the decision of an England and … Continue reading

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ECB set date for Warwickshire pitch penalty appeal

Warwickshire’s appeal against an eight-point penalty imposed by an England and Wales Cricket Board pitch panel for producing a poor surface for last week’s County Championship match against Worcestershire at Edgbaston will be heard at Lord’s on May 23. Warwickshire … Continue reading

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Somerset hit out at one-day reductions

Somerset chairman Andy Nash is warning that county clubs could face serious financial repercussions from the reduction in one-day matches agreed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the 2012 season. Nash, who is in the process of seeking … Continue reading

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Nash to seek election to ECB board

Somerset chairman Andy Nash is to follow in the footsteps of predecessor Giles Clarke by standing for election to the ECB board. Nominations close on March 29 and Nash has confirmed that he will be putting his name forward. Middlesex … Continue reading

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Counties to reject 14-match Championship

Counties still face a battle to preserve the current 16-match County Championship despite voting by an overwhelming majority to reject a revised 14-match structure. The England and Wales Cricket Board sent out a questionnaire to counties after an inconclusive meeting … Continue reading

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Cumbes: Old Trafford naming rights vital

Lancashire will step up their efforts to sell naming rights for Old Trafford following the latest legal victory in the redevelopment battle which the club hopes may finally have come to end. In celebrating the High Court rejection of the … Continue reading

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