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West Indies approve ‘bio-secure’ Test tour of England

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda  – West Indies cricket chiefs have given their approval to a Test tour of England where the team will stay in a “bio-secure environment”. The Windies were due to play three Tests in England in June but the threat of the coronavirus has pushed the visit back to July at the earliest. “The Cricket West ... Read More »

No domestic cricket in England until August – ECB

LONDON – There will be no domestic cricket in England until August 1 at the earliest, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday. The start of the English season had already been delayed by the outbreak of the coronavirus, with officials initially hoping to resume in July. But England’s postponed Test series at home against the West Indies ... Read More »

Root ‘optimistic’ England will play home Tests despite virus

LONDON – England captain Joe Root has said he is “very optimistic” Test cricket will take place in his side’s 2020 home season even if that means the squad have to go into more than two months’ of quarantine. With Britain currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, a three-Test series against the West Indies scheduled for June has been ... Read More »

Ex-England quick Malcolm laments father’s death from virus

LONDON (BSS/AFP) – Former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm said Tuesday it was “really difficult” to come to terms with the death of his father from the coronavirus after being unable to visit him in hospital. Malcolm’s father Albert, who lived in a care home, died aged 75 on April 4. He was admitted to hospital with a bladder infection ... Read More »

Nick Lee of England as head of BCB’s Physical Performance

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named Nicholas Trevor Lee of England as head of their Physical Performance. The 37-year old Englishman, who has a decade’s experiences in the related field, has agreed to make a three-year contract with the BCB and his tenure will be end in April, 2023. Before joining the BCB, he had been working as the ... Read More »

Archer “over” racism shock as England regroup for 2nd Test

HAMILTON, New Zealand (BSS/AFP) – England paceman Jofra Archer said Wednesday he had “moved on” after being racially abused by a spectator in New Zealand and was ready to help the tourists bounce back from a heavy first Test defeat. Archer said his focus was on the second Test in Hamilton beginning Friday, not the racial taunts thrown at him ... Read More »

England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

Oita (AP/UNB) — The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over ... Read More »

England eye World Cup glory as New Zealand plot shock

LONDON,(BSS/AFP) – Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft. When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. As captain Morgan put it: “If you had offered us the ... Read More »

England march into final beating Australia

Dhaka – England marched into the final of the ICC Men’s World Cup for the fourth time, defeating defending champion Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday. Before England, New Zealand knocked India out of the World Cup to book a spot in the finals for the second successive time. None of the finalists won a World Cup before. ... Read More »

Auto DraftTon-up Bairstow stars as England book World Cup semi-final

CHESTER-LE-STREET, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow’s second successive hundred laid the foundation for England’s 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday. It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in ... Read More »

Jonny Bairstow takes England to 305

Dhaka – In their last league stage game of the ongoing ICC World Cup, England posted 305 against New Zealand riding on the second consecutive century of Jonny Bairstow. England won the toss and opted to bat first. Bairstow and Jason Roy proved the call was right adding 123 runs in the first wicket stand in just 18.4 overs. Coming ... Read More »

Bairstow and Woakes star as England get World Cup back

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, (BSS/AFP) – Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred before Chris Woakes starred as England ended India’s unbeaten run at this World Cup with a 31-run win on Sunday to once again leave semi-final qualification in their own hands. England, who came into this match on the back of successive defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia, will be assured ... Read More »

Australia post 285 against England

Dhaka- Defending champions Australia posted 285 runs for seven wickets against England on Tuesday at Lord’s, featuring a splendid century by captain Aaron Finch. England won the toss and opted to bowl first but Australia added 123 runs in the opening stand. David Warner and Finch were aggressive from the start and passed the 100-run mark in 18 overs. The ... Read More »

Sri Lanka upset England, create hope for World Cup underdogs

London, June 21 (AP/UNB) —Top-ranked England lost for the second time when Sri Lanka secured a stunning 20-run victory at Headingley. England had been aiming to retake the lead in the World Cup standings with a win and appeared to be on track after restricting Sri Lanka to 232-9. But Lasith Malinga took four top-order wickets and Dhananjaya de Silva ... Read More »

England chasing 233 to beat Sri Lanka in Leeds

London (AP/UNB) -Jofra Archer moved into a share of top spot on the World Cup wicket-taking list with 3-52 as England restricted Sri Lanka to 232-9 in the group game at Headingley. Archer’s fifth three-wicket haul in six games allowed him to join Australian paceman Mitchell Starc with 15 wickets so far in the tournament. Fellow fast bowler Mark Wood ... Read More »

England allrounder Moeen Ali set for 100th ODI v Sri Lanka

Leeds (AP/UNB) – It says a lot about England’s approach to one-day cricket since the last World Cup that Moeen Ali considers the highlight ahead of his 100th game as just being a part of the team. Moeen made his ODI debut for England against West Indies in 2014, posted a century and three half-centuries in his first eight innings, ... Read More »

ICC WC: Explosive Morgan propels England to 397 against Afghans

Dhaka – Captain Eoin Morgan’s explosive century helped England post a massive total of 397 runs for 6 against winless Afghanistan on Tuesday at Old Trafford in Manchester. It is now England’s highest-ever total in the world cups.Morgan struck a sparkling 148 off 71 balls with four fours and 17 six. Along the way, he created a new record of ... Read More »

Sun shines for England’s 8-wicket win v Windies

London (AP/UNB) – The sun appeared after a week of gloom and shined on England, giving the World Cup hosts perfect batting conditions to chase down a meager West Indies target and clinch an eight-wicket with almost 17 overs to spare. Joe Root was able to get on the front foot to nullify any threat of an expected barrage from ... Read More »

England opt to bowl first against West Indies

Dhaka – England have won the toss on Friday against West Indies and opted to bowl first in their fourth game in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. England captain Eoin Morgan said the broadcaster that there is moisture on the wicket because it was under the cover for last 24 hours, and this is ... Read More »

England beat Bangladesh by 106 runs

Dhaka, June 8 – After leaking a record 386 runs, Bangladesh tumbled for 280 all-out while chasing in their third game of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup against England at the Sophia Garden, Cardiff on Saturday. The rusty Tigers were outplayed by England by a big margin of 106 runs. Bangladesh won the toss earlier and opted to bowl ... Read More »

Tigers need record 387 to beat England

Dhaka – England posted a massive total of 386 for six in their 3rd World Cup game against Bangladesh at the Sophia Garden, Cardiff on Saturday. Bangladesh will have to set a new record to win this game as there is no instance of chasing 300 or more runs in any World Cup. Jason Roy was the highest run scorer ... Read More »

Tigers face off hosts England at CWC

Sports DeskHigh on confidence following their two contrasting but effective performance in the first two matches, Bangladesh will lock horns with tournament favourties and hosts England at the Cardiff today. The match starts at 3.30 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time). Bangladesh though lost their practice game to India in Cardiff, it’s the venue in which they have hundred percent winning record ... Read More »