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Cricket for idiots: there are 100 reasons not to like the ECB’s big idea | Andy Bull

The Hundred is a baffling move from the ECB: an idea no one in cricket likes, and no one outside cricket knows they wantEach county ground has its own soundtrack, subtly distinct from every other. So at the Oval, there are the schoolchildren playing over

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England's Joe Root welcomes new 100-ball competition despite controversy

The ECB's proposal to introduce an entirely new format – tentatively titled 'the Hundred', with 15 regular six-ball overs and one 10-ball over – has proved divisive since an announcement last week

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County cricket talking points: Essex back to winning ways in title defence

Jamie Porter was the main man for Essex against Lancashire and he could do a job for EnglandBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogEssex won 10 of their 14 Division One matches last year and six of 16 in their promotion season (2016), so it shouldn’t

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Pakistan spot-fixer Mohammad Amir free to tour England after being granted UK visa

MOHAMMAD AMIR can play against England this summer after being granted a visa. The fast bowler had to stay at home as the rest of the Pakistan squad jetted to their UK base in Canterbury on Monday. Amir, 26, was jailed for six months in the UK and slapped

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The ECB's 100-ball 'mums and kids' target betrays a worrying mindset

Women are at the heart of driving innovation in cricket - they are not being deterred from it because it is too difficult to understand

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IPL 2018 MI vs SRH: Live streaming and TV channel info for Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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ECB in firing line as PCA expresses dismay at 100-ball tournament idea

• County players said to be unimpressed by ‘gimmick’ competition• Representatives unhappy the plans have been presented publiclyThe England and Wales Cricket Board will meet representatives from the country’s 420 professional players next month

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Arlott and Swanton embraced change while still keeping cricket’s soul intact | Richard Williams

They had differing backgrounds and styles but were never afraid to support innovation that they felt would be to the benefit of the game they lovedA prelude to summer arrived last week, and with it a noisy chorus of speculation over the future of cricket.

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Ben Coad underlines England place claim in Yorkshire defeat of Notts

• Tykes captain Ballance says player has right attitude• Coad claimed 10 wickets in Yorkshire’s 164-run victoryBen Coad for England? “Why not” is the message from the Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance, after seeing his seamer claim 10 wickets in

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County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Surrey v Hampshire and more – live

All the action from around the grounds as this round of County Championship fixtures reach their final day 10.32am BST Good morning. I would imagine we’re in for a pretty short fourth day. Notts will begin on 181/8, chasing 403 after crumbling in Sunday

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IPL 2018 DD vs KXIP: Live streaming and TV channel info for Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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Gary Ballance sends Yorkshire to verge of win against Nottinghamshire

• Captain hits calm 82 as his side revive ruthless spirit of old• Nottinghamshire to begin day four on 181 for eightThis third day, albeit one interrupted by morning rain, had the sense of revisiting recent glories for Yorkshire, who charged towards a

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IPL 2018 RR vs MI: Live streaming and TV channel info for Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK: Live streaming and TV channel info for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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Gary Ballance guides Yorkshire to strong position over Nottinghamshire

• Ben Coad takes four wickets to bring visitors’ first innings to a close• James Hildred hits impressive century for SomersetAfter seven successive days of washed-out cricket at Headingley to start the summer this was the kind of contest they had be

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IPL 2018 DD vs RCB: Live streaming and TV channel info for Delhi Daredevils Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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Jack Brooks stars with bat and ball as Yorkshire make Nottinghamshire suffer

• Late stand with Ben Coad plus three wickets put visitors in trouble• 18 wickets fall at Chelmsford and Ed Barnard takes five at TauntonJack Brooks lit up a feverish evening session at Headingley as Yorkshire recovered from early strife against Notti

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Former batsman Ed Smith confirmed as England's new national selector

Smith, 40, featured in three tests for England and retired in 2008 having also played first-class cricket for Kent and Middlesex, where he was captain

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Ed Smith confirmed as England selector in job ‘too good to turn down’

• Andrew Strauss hopes set-up can become world-leader in cricket• Angus Fraser expected to leave part-time selector roleEd Smith, the former cricketer, broadcaster and journalist, has been confirmed as England’s new national selector and will now he

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County cricket: Yorks v Notts, Somerset v Worcestershire and more – live!

Live updates from across the County Championship100-ball plans are a gimmick likely to kill off Championship 12.15pm BST Yorkshire are in a spot of bother now, at 47/3. Gary Ballance was the latest to fall for a nine-ball duck, caught at point off Jake Ba

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IPL 2018 – CSK vs RR: Live streaming and TV channel for Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League T20 cricket clash

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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ECB’s 100-ball plans are a gimmick likely to kill off County Championship | Vic Marks

The ECB now prostrates itself at the knees of the broadcasters even if it means prostituting the gameEven the curmudgeons, a band I’m in danger of joining, admit that T20 cricket has the capacity to be the saviour of the modern game. So what do the ECB

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T20 style tournament unveiled by ECB in 100-ball format with 15 six-ball overs and TEN in final over

THE ECB have given the green light to a new competition aimed at revolutionising the game in this country – lasting 100 balls with TEN deliveries in the final over. Cricket bosses have been trying to come up with a new format that will attract bigge

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ECB to introduce new 100-ball cricket tournament including 10-ball overs in radical shake-up

The new format will feature 15 six-ball overs and then a final 10-ball over, adding a 'fresh tactical dimension' according to the ECB

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Ed Smith will select England his way - so what will the new-look team look like?

A huge proponent of analytics Smith will break the mould - but he must be ready for the fact his success will be judged by results, not the analytical process behind them

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ECB unveils plans for tournament with 100-ball format and 10-ball final over

• New format proposed for eight-team city-based competition• Michael Vaughan among those to criticise shock proposalThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled plans for their new eight-team domestic competition to use a new format of 100 b

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IPL 2018 KXIP vs SRH: Live streaming and TV channel info for Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Indian Premier League clash

CRICKET’s most lucrative, enthralling and glamorous tournament returns for another season of hard-hitting action. IPL fever is sweeping through the sub-continent yet again with this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing. He

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