11:23 AM GMT David Warner has withdrawn his name from the inaugural edition of the Hundred citing “family and personal reasons”, ESPNcricinfo understands. The tournament is also set to clash in part with Australia’s three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, which is included in the ODI League that will serve as a qualification pathway to the
11:27 AM GMT Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna Former Scotland offspinner Majid Haq has announced on Twitter that he
9:58 AM GMT With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic possibly lasting several more months, sports administrators are on edge, with the showpiece event of the year, the summer Olympics in Tokyo, likely to be postponed. Cricket, which is played all year, has come to a standstill, too, for the first time since World War II.
8:09 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Colin Ackermann has been named as Leicestershire’s new club captain. Having previously captained the white-ball teams, he will now succeed Paul Horton across all formats. Last season, Ackerman was the team’s leading run-scorer in the Blast, as well as taking a world-record 7 for 18 against Birmingham Bears, and the
2:00 PM GMT Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding the English season due to the coronavirus outbreak, a handful of counties concerned by changes to the structure of women’s cricket are planning to launch a new 50-over competition this summer. With the 50-over Women’s County Championship and the T20 Kia Super League discontinued from 2020, and eight
5:14 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Canterbury and New Zealand bowling allrounder Andrew Ellis has retired after to end a career he had started in 2002-03. Ellis played 15 ODIs and five T20Is in 2012 and 2013. Ellis is only the second player in New Zealand domestic history to have played over 100 games in each
1:55 PM GMT County chief executives met with the ECB via videocall on Tuesday to discuss various contingency plans for the upcoming summer, and will reconvene on Thursday to run through information and start to make decisions about inevitable postponements and cancellations due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic which is certain to have a
6:02 AM GMT Andrew Fidel Fernando Kusal Perera is likely to receive substantial compensation over his 2015-16 doping suspension, as settlement negotiations with the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) reach their final stages. The final amount has not yet been pinned down. But Perera is seeking compensation not only for the roughly $100,000 he and
9:43 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Despite the concerns around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the initial plan was to play out the short three-ODI series between India and South Africa, the second and third games behind closed doors. But after the first ODI in Dharamsala was washed out, the remaining games were cancelled for the time being.
12:45 PM GMT Alex Hales has confirmed he is self-isolating at home after developing symptoms of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) following his return from the Pakistan Super League. The PSL’s organisers confirmed on Tuesday morning that the competition’s semi-finals and finals had been postponed indefinitely after a player had shown symptoms of the virus. PCB chief