Team-mates turn rivals: how do you stop Alyssa Healy?

Australia’s players have been able to savour every moment of Alyssa Healy’s phenomenal form in recent weeks, but from Friday some of them will be hoping the runs dry up as they become the opposition in the Women’s Big Bash. Healy plundered a world record T20 score of 148 not …

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ICC approves new tournament despite BCCI’s concerns

Cricket’s global governing body is headed towards a confrontation with the game’s biggest powerhouse after the ICC decided to include an extra tournament in the next rights cycle overlooking objections from the BCCI. On Monday the ICC Board gave consent to include an extra global tournament in the next events …

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Doubts remain over Bangladesh women’s tour to Pakistan

Concerns are growing that the Bangladesh women’s team, due to tour Pakistan for 11 days starting October 23, may not visit after all. The tour, which comprises two T20Is and three ODIs, all in Lahore, was believed to be a near certainty to go ahead as far as both boards …

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Zimbabwe and Nepal readmitted as ICC members

Zimbabwe have been reinstated as a member of the ICC, three months after being suspended for government interference in its board. The sanction on Zimbabwe was lifted at the ICC’s October board meeting on Monday, between the governing body’s chairman Shashank Manohar, chief executive Manu Sawhney, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairman …

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“My best not good enough right now” – Bavuma

Thirty-four for 3, 20 for 3, and 53 for 5. This hasn’t been a uniformly terrible tour for South Africa’s batsmen. Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock have both scored hundreds, and Faf du Plessis has made a couple of fifties. The lower order has stuck around to the extent …

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