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A private cricket league in Ajman, UAE, has come under the spotlight for suspected ‘irregular activities’, as the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) launched an investigation. The tournament, named the All-Time Ajman league, had to be called off on its second day after local cricket authorities refused to allow them to continue using
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Harry Brook, the England U19 captain, has been dropped for the final game of their ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup campaign. An ICC media release confirmed that England had reported his omission was for “a disciplinary matter, but are yet to disclose the reason.” Vice-captain Will Jacks was put in charge for England’s seventh-place
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Clive van Ryneveld, the former South Africa captain who also played rugby for England, has died aged 89. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and his work as a lawyer included providing assistance to players – the most notable one being Basil D’Oliveira – with their contracts. A legspin-bowling allrounder, van Ryneveld was
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Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Roelof van der Merwe, Shane Snater, Pieter Seelaar, Timm van der Gugten, Viv Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Sikander Zulfiqar Allrounder Michael Rippon and medium-pacer Logan van Beek have made themselves unavailable for Netherlands in the upcoming World
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No sooner had Lloyd Pope sealed a dramatic semi-final berth for Australia at the Under-19 World Cup that his captain Jason Sangha made a request. It wasn’t about extending the team’s curfew time so that they could have a bit of fun. He wanted “assistance or footage” of Afghanistan. He wanted information on Mujeeb Zadran,
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Tom Curran reflected on a “rollercoaster” experience in Australia after he bagged 5 for 35 to lead England to a stirring 12-run victory in Perth in a contest that seemed to be slipping away from them. Although the series had been decided in Sydney, England were desperate not to let Australia take another victory following
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South Africa insisted that the uneven and excessive bounce and seam movement at the Wanderers in the third Test was not part of their request for helpful pitches. Though South Africa admitted to asking for surfaces that would assist their attack, they maintained that all they wanted was pace and bounce, and not the lateral
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Not for the first time in their recent ODI history, England’s power-packed batting line-up came a spectacular cropper in the fourth ODI against Australia at Adelaide. After losing the toss and batting first, they ran headlong into Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins at their most incisive. Here’s how ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary team covered the carnage
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