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ECB commits to establish new anti-discrimination unit | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board on Tuesday said it is committed to establish a new anti-discrimination unit to ensure that it has the right resources and capabilities to tackle discrimination in all its forms. The ECB said work to define the resources and capabilities required by the unit has been completed and the proposed approach has been approved by its Board. It added that the delivery plan is in the development phase and full implementation will take longer than initially envisaged. "In the first phase, the ECB has established a new role of Head of Discipline with responsibility for managing discrimination allegations from within the recreational game, assisting counties with issues which arise and overseeing the investigations process," the ECB said in a statement. "T...
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ECB commits to establish new anti-discrimination unit

The England and Wales Cricket Board on Tuesday said it is committed to establish a new anti-discrimination unit to ensure that it has the right resources and capabilities to tackle discrimination in all its forms. The ECB said work to define the resources and capabilities required by the unit has been completed and the proposed approach has been approved by its Board. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 It added that the delivery plan is in development phase and full implementation will take longer than initially envisaged.“In the first phase, the ECB has established a new role of Head of Discipline with responsibility for managing discrimination allegations from within the recreational game, assisting counties with issues ...
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McCullum believes England revival will benefit Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Newly-appointed England Test coach Brendon McCullum says improving the team's flagging fortunes will also help secure the red-ball game's international future. The former New Zealand captain will take charge of an England side that have won just one of their past 17 Tests, with fans hoping his partnership with new skipper Ben Stokes proves the catalyst for a revival. English cricket chiefs are banking on McCullum, a noted limited overs as well as Test cricketer, transferring the qualities that made him a dynamic batsman and attacking leader into his first coaching job in red-ball cricket. The 40-year-old knows something about starting in difficult circumstances -- in his first Test as New Zealand captain his team were bowled out for just 45 by South Africa at Cape Town in 2013. ...
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Matthew Mott named head coach of England’s limited-overs side | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Matthew Mott was on Wednesday named as head coach of England's men's white-ball teams on a four-year contract. The 48-year-old has been in charge of Australia's all-conquering women's team for the past seven years, winning back-to-back Twenty20 World Cups in 2018 and 2020 and the 50-over equivalent earlier this year. He also guided Australia's women to a record 26 successive one-day international wins and their recent victory over England in the multi-format Ashes series. Introducing our new Men's White-Ball Head Coach!— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1652864373000Mott takes over a side, who are the reigning 50-over world champions, after beating candidates including former England batsman Paul Collingwood to the job. England now have separate head coaches in red and white-ba...
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Brendon McCullum a contender to become England’s Test coach: Reports | Cricket News – Times of India

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is a contender to take over as England Test coach, the BBC and other British media reported. Chris Silverwood left the role in February in the aftermath of their 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, with Paul Collingwood named as caretaker. The England and Wales Cricket Board then invited applications for separate Test and white-ball coaches. The reports said 40-year-old McCullum, who is currently in charge of Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders, was keen on taking the job and that an announcement was expected this week. Former South Africa and India head coach Gary Kirsten has been linked with the role, while Collingwood was also considered a candidate. McCullum played the last of his 101 Tests at Christchurch in February 2016 against ...
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Former England batsman Graham Thorpe ‘seriously ill’ in hospital | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Former England batsman and assistant coach Graham Thorpe is "seriously ill" in hospital, the Professional Cricketers' Association said on Tuesday. Thorpe, 52, had accepted the job of Afghanistan head coach following his departure from the England set-up after a 4-0 defeat in the Ashes, which took place in Australia in December and January. The PCA released a statement at the request of Thorpe's family, which read: "Graham Thorpe has recently fallen seriously ill and is currently in hospital receiving treatment. "His prognosis is unclear at this stage and we ask for privacy for him and his family at this time. Our thoughts are with Graham and his family." The Afghanistan Cricket Board confirmed Thorpe's appointment in March. A stylish left-handed batsman, Thorpe played 100 Test m...
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Ben Stokes on track for County Championship return next month | Cricket News – Times of India

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is on course to return to action in the County Championship next month following a scan on a left knee problem he struggled with during last month's tour of the West Indies. The 2022 County Championship began on April 7 and Stokes, who plays for Durham, had said this week that he was unable to make plans on playing for them until the results of his scan were out. "Ben had a scan on his left knee which didn't reveal anything new," Sky Sports quoted the England and Wales Cricket Board as saying in a statement. "We had planned for him to return to... County Championship cricket in early May and while he is feeling tender in the knee, that plan remains the same following the scan. "We'll continue to manage him in conjunction with Durham." England, who were bea...
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Ben Stokes’s plans on hold as he awaits result of knee scans | Cricket News – Times of India

England all-rounder Ben Stokes said he is holding off from making plans until he gets the results of scans on a knee problem he struggled with during their tour of the West Indies last month. The 2022 County Championship begins on April 7, while several England players are already in action in the Indian Premier League. "(With) my knee problems out in the Caribbean, I am getting all the scans ... so I literally can't make any plans until we see what is going on there," Stokes said on the Round the Wicket podcast on Tuesday. "At the moment, no training until I get these scans, then we find out what is going on, then hopefully can make a plan from there on." England have won just one of their last 17 Tests and pressure has been mounting on the team following a 4-0 Ashes series defeat by A...
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Azeem Rafiq fears he is ‘unemployable’ after speaking out against racism | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Azeem Rafiq fears he may have become "unemployable" within cricket after speaking out about the racism he suffered during his two spells at Yorkshire. Former off-spinner Rafiq, 31 accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered at the northern county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide. The Pakistan-born Rafiq's revelations eventually led to turmoil at Yorkshire, with sponsors making a mass exodus and the club suspended from hosting lucrative international matches -- a right that has only recently been conditionally restored. Rafiq's allegations, restated in harrowing testimony he gave to a committee of lawmakers last month, also led to a wholesale clear-out of Yorkshire's senior management and coaching staff. They also prompted the Engla...
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England cricket chiefs lift international match ban imposed on Yorkshire after racism scandal | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England cricket chiefs on Friday lifted an international match ban imposed on Yorkshire County Cricket Club after a racism scandal that rocked the game. The England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement that the decision "follows a rigorous review of progress made against several criteria set out in November 2021 to tackle racism at the club". ECB lifts suspension on Yorkshire County Cricket Club hosting internationals subject to key requirements being met.Read more ⬇️— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) 1644588001000Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq delivered harrowing testimony to lawmakers in November in which he said his career had been ended by the abuse he received at the county club. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMe...
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Graham Thorpe steps down as England batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India

Graham Thorpe has become the latest casualty of England's woeful Ashes series after he stepped down as batting coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Friday. Head coach Chris Silverwood and managing director Ashley Giles had already left their roles this week in the aftermath of England's 4-0 Ashes series defeat, with Thorpe following after several batting collapses by the team in Australia. Former England skipper Andrew Strauss has replaced Giles on an interim basis and will appoint a caretaker coach for the forthcoming tour of West Indies in March. "I have been very fortunate to have worked with so many good players and coaches who I consider my friends for life," Thorpe said. England are due to play three Test matches against the West Indies starting from March 8 in ...
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England skipper Eoin Morgan ruled out of remainder of T20 series against West Indies due to injury | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados): England skipper Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the final two Twenty20 matches against the West Indies due to a quadriceps injury. The skipper had also missed the third T20, which the West Indies won by 20 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Moeen Ali had captained the side in the absence of Morgan. "England Men's captain Eoin Morgan will miss the final two matches of the international Twenty20 series against West Indies with a low-grade quadriceps injury," an England and Waled Cricket Board (ECB) statement said. Speedy recovery, Morgs 🤞Our captain will miss the remaining two #WIvENG fixtures— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1643304469000"Morgan sat out the third T20 in Barbados on Wednesday night after he felt pain in his right quad during the w...
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‘No silver bullet’ for English cricket after Ashes fiasco: ECB | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England cricket chiefs have said there is "no silver bullet" for domestic first-class cricket following demands for substantial reforms after a dismal Ashes campaign. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison called for a red-ball "reset" to help Joe Root's Test team, who recently slumped to a 4-0 series defeat in Australia The ECB announced its 2022 domestic fixtures on Thursday. There will be five rounds of four-day County Championship matches in June and July, compared with just three last year, as the competition returns to its regular two-division structure following two revamped seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the season will start on April 7, with four successive weeks of red-ball matches, and finish on September 29 -- with no Cha...
England head coach Chris Silverwood tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India
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England head coach Chris Silverwood tests positive for COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Under-fire England head coach Chris Silverwood has tested positive for COVID-19 while quarantining with his family but he is expected to join the team ahead of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart. Silverwood was due to miss the fourth Test against England starting in Sydney on Wednesday after he was forced into isolation when a family member tested positive for COVID-19. "Silverwood has been isolated in Melbourne since December 30 following a positive test from one of his family members. He will remain in isolation until January 8," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement according to Skysports. The ECB said Silverwood is asymptomatic and is fully vaccinated. "He is expected to return to the England party in Hobart ahead of the fifth Ashes Test." Silverwood has bee...
Kevin Pietersen proposes Hundred-like red-ball tournament to ‘save’ Test cricket in England | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kevin Pietersen proposes Hundred-like red-ball tournament to ‘save’ Test cricket in England | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: A first-class competition modelled on the Hundred can help the English Test side "return to its former glories", reckons ex-skipper Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen, who won the Ashes in 2005, 2009, 2010-11 and 2013, said the existing County Championship has lost its sheen and is "not fit to serve the Test team" in its current form. "With the money elsewhere in the game, the (County) Championship in its current form is not fit to serve the Test team," Pietersen wrote in a blog post on Betway. "The best players don't want to play in it, so young English players aren't learning from other greats like I did. Batters are being dismissed by average bowlers on poor wickets and the whole thing is spiralling." The 41-year-old praised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for its professio...