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The Hundred draft: explainer | ESPNcricinfo.com

The Hundred draft takes place this Sunday night, and is the first time in the history of domestic cricket in England that players will be picked from an open pool. Unlike the IPL, the format is a draft rather than an auction, meaning there will be no bidding wars, and …

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Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket

Jenny Gunn, England’s veteran allrounder, has announced her retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career. Gunn made her debut as an 18-year-old in 2004, and went on to make 259 appearances across formats, winning three World Cups and five Ashes series. Only Charlotte Edwards (309) has represented England Women …

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Ben Stokes’ profile makes him a media target – Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles, England’s director of men’s cricket, has warned that there is no easy way to protect the team’s star players from the heightened profile that comes with their summer’s successes, after a week in which Ben Stokes once again attracted media attention for all the wrong reasons. Stokes was …

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ECB announce funding boost to transform women’s cricket

The England & Wales Cricket Board has pledged a funding boost for women’s cricket of £20 million over two years, and plans to invest £50 million in the next five years, in a bid to make cricket into a gender-balanced sport. The challenge of transforming women’s and girls’ cricket was …

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England appoint Chris Silverwood as men’s head coach

Chris Silverwood has been appointed as England men’s head coach. The 44-year-old Silverwood was promoted from the role of bowling coach to head coach across all formats, succeeding Trevor Bayliss, who left the post at the end of the 2019 season. Silverwood emerged as the frontrunner for the job last …

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