BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An extra day-night test match on the Ashes tour is something England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is more than open to.
Any cricket at all would suit him just fine.
Buttler was released from two weeks in quarantine on Tuesday in time for the scheduled practice match between England and the England Lions in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Abid Ali missed out on back-to-back centuries by nine runs but Pakistan comfortably chased down a 202-run target to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets on Tuesday in the first cricket test.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — West Indies left-arm spin bowlers Veerasammy Permaul and Jomel Warrican combined for nine wickets to dismiss Sri Lanka for 204 on the second morning of the second cricket test.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed 5-32 as Pakistan closed in on victory in the first cricket test against Bangladesh on Monday.
Afridi’s fourth five-wicket haul in tests wrapped up Bangladesh’s second innings for 157 on Day 4, setting Pakistan a 202-run target to win.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Josh Inglis spent his childhood supporting England, and has vivid recollections of the series in 2005 that ended Australia’s dominance of the Ashes.
Now he’s competing for a spot in Australia’s team, and could be in line to make his test debut next week against England.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan's fast bowlers reduced Bangladesh to 39-4 in its second innings at the end of day three on Sunday to leave the first cricket test evenly poised.
Bangladesh had secured a 44-run lead after bowling out Pakistan for 286, thanks largely to left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who returned figures of 7-116.
LONDON (AP) — Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has apologized “for the hurt” that whistleblower Azeem Rafiq experienced but he again denied making racist comments while at county club Yorkshire.
KANPUR, India (AP) — Axar Patel took his fifth five-wicket haul to help India bowl out New Zealand for 296 runs on day three of the first test on Saturday.
New Zealand lost its last eight wickets for 82 runs in the first innings as Patel’s fiery 5-62 put India in command.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic.
KANPUR, India (AP) — Tom Latham and Will Young defied India to lead New Zealand to 129 without loss in reply to the home side's 345 on day two Friday of the first cricket test.
After Tim Southee bowled the Black Caps back into contention with a five-for, Latham and Young produced the first century opening partnership by a visiting team on Indian soil in five years.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Liton Das hit his maiden century as Bangladesh recovered from a shaky start to reach 253-4 against Pakistan on the opening day of the first cricket test on Friday.
He and Mushfiqur Rahim combined for an undefeated 204-run partnership after Bangladesh was reduced to 49-4 in the first session.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After a week of speculation, Cricket Australia has confirmed Pat Cummins as the first fast bowler to captain Australia's test cricket team on a fulltime basis.
And former captain Steve Smith returns from leadership wilderness to become the team's vice captain.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former Australia test cricket captain Tim Paine is set to miss the first Ashes test and is taking an indefinite mental health break from the game.
The news comes a week after Paine tearfully quit as captain after revelations of a scandal involving the sending of inappropriate texts to a female co-worker in 2017.
KANPUR, India (AP) — Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja revived India in an unbeaten partnership of 113 to 258-4 against New Zealand at stumps on the first day of the first cricket test on Thursday.
India was reduced to 145-4 halfway through the middle session but Iyer progressed to 75 not out in his test debut, and Jadeja was 50 not out.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lasith Embuldeniya took five wickets and fellow spinner Ramesh Mendis four as Sri Lanka dismissed the West Indies for 160 in a crushing 187-run victory in the first cricket test on Thursday.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is putting on a brave face ahead of the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Friday in the absence of senior players such as ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and after recent Twenty20 failures.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The first of England’s Ashes warm-ups was abandoned after only 29 overs were possible in the three-day tour match between the two visiting sides.
Persistent rain and storms restricted play on Tuesday and ensured no play was possible on Wednesday or Thursday between England and the England Lions at Peter Burge Oval in Brisbane's bayside suburbs.
SALFORD, England (AP) — Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan was dropped by the BBC on Wednesday because of his involvement in the racism controversy enveloping county club Yorkshire.
Vaughan has been accused of using racially insensitive comments toward a group of players of Asian ethnicity in 2009 while they were at Yorkshire.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — West Indies collapsed to 18-6 in its second innings before ending the fourth day on 52-6 as Sri Lanka took complete control of the first cricket test.
Spin bowlers Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya moved Sri Lanka close to victory Wednesday after the hosts declared their second innings at 191-4 and set West Indies an unlikely 348 runs to win.
LONDON (AP) — An Australian will work as a consultant with England’s pace bowlers ahead of the Ashes series against Australia that starts next month.
Troy Cooley will support the bowlers’ preparations at their training camp in Brisbane and later assist the seamers in England’s second-string Lions squad which is also in Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board said Wednesday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After quarantine, the rain. Ben Stokes’ return will have to wait after day one of an internal trial match between England teams was washed out two weeks before the opening test of the Ashes series.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh have called up uncapped duo Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja for the first cricket test against Pakistan in Chittagong that starts on Friday.
Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is also included in the squad but needs to have his fitness assessed.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka spinners Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama shared five wickets to leave West Indies struggling on 113-6 in reply to the home team's first-innings 386 on the second day of the first cricket test on Monday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The International Cricket Council has appointed Geoff Allardice as its permanent chief executive officer after he served more than eight months in the role on an interim basis.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka added 61 runs in the morning session of the first cricket test against West Indies at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — English cricketer Alex Hales apologized on Friday after the publication of a photo showing him in blackface portraying Tupac Shakur at a party in 2009.
The apology comes amid an ongoing crisis in English cricket sparked by whistleblower Azeem Rafiq's revelations about the racism he suffered while playing at Yorkshire.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — AB de Villiers retired from all cricket on Friday, ending a career that saw him flourish into one of his generation's most gifted batsmen in any format, whether in test matches for his country or Twenty20 games for club teams across the world.
Tim Paine took over the Australian test cricket team captaincy following one of the country's biggest and most embarrassing international scandals.
He's lost it following a more personal indiscretion.
LONDON (AP) — Azeem Rafiq, the former cricketer whose revelations about the racism he suffered at Yorkshire has sparked a crisis in the English game, apologized Thursday after admitting to sending antisemitic messages 10 years ago.
JAIPUR, India (AP) — Suryakumar Yadav scored 62 off 40 balls to help India beat New Zealand by five wickets in their first T20 match on Wednesday, giving a winning start to the newly appointed captain-coach duo of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ICC will review cricket in Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by the Taliban and a reported ban on women participating in the sport.
“The ICC Board is committed to continuing to support Afghanistan Cricket to develop both men’s and women’s cricket moving forward,” ICC chairman Greg Barclay said in a statement on Wednesday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Usman Khawaja has been recalled to Australia’s 15-man test squad and could get a shot at England in the Ashes.
The 34-year-old left-hander hasn’t played for Australia since being dropped during the 2019 Ashes series, but has been in run-scoring form for Queensland in domestic cricket and could rival Travis Head for a batting spot in the middle order.
LONDON (AP) — English cricket was forced to confront its racist culture on Tuesday when former player Azeem Rafiq testified through tears at a parliamentary hearing but with a determination to expose the Islamophobia and bullying he suffered for more than a decade.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States will host a cricket World Cup for the first time after global events from 2024-31 were allocated on Tuesday.
Pakistan will also stage a first major event in 29 years when it defends the Champions Trophy in 2025.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup player of the series David Warner got off a flight that the champion Australian team shared with members of England’s Ashes squad, gave a thumbs up as he entered the arrivals hall and headed into 14 days of hotel quarantine.
England cricketer Adil Rashid has backed up allegations that former national captain Michael Vaughan used racially insensitive comments toward a group of players of Asian ethnicity at county club Yorkshire.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mitchell Marsh and David Warner plundered half centuries as Australia won its first Twenty20 cricket World Cup with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in Sunday's final.
Two years after an obscure tiebreaker cost Kane Williamson's squad the 50-over World Cup, New Zealand is lining up for a third straight International Cricket Council tournament final.
The New Zealanders have already won a major trophy in the sport's longest format this year and they're aiming to add one in the shortest when they take on Australia in Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
CHELMSFORD, England (AP) — The chairman of English county cricket team Essex has quit following a historic allegation of racist language used by him in 2017, the club said Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan spent two nights in a hospital due to a chest infection before the team's semifinal loss against Australia on Thursday in cricket's Twenty20 World Cup.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of Sunday’s T20 World Cup final against Australia with a broken right hand.
New Zealand Cricket said Conway sustained the injury when he struck his bat immediately after being dismissed during the semifinal match against England, which the Black Caps won by five wickets.
England cricket captain Joe Root called for “change and actions” from his county team, Yorkshire, in response to a crisis over its handling of a former player’s racism allegations that have rocked the sport.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — England will play two extra Twenty20s in Pakistan next year as part of compensation for cancelling a short tour of the country scheduled last month.
“We’re happy to announce that we’ll be playing two extra white ball T20s on our (next year’s) tour of Pakistan,” said Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, after meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore on Tuesday.
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — The United States will host a top-tier cricket nation for the first time in December when Ireland visits for a multi-format white-ball series.
Two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals will be staged at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida from Dec.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Keith Bradshaw, a former Marylebone Cricket Club chief executive and early proponent of day-night test matches, has died. He was 58.
Cricket Australia issued a statement Tuesday describing Bradshaw as a “universally loved and respected leader in the game.”
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez has withdrawn from the three-match Twenty20 series in Bangladesh this month.
Hafeez, starring at the ongoing T20 World Cup, wanted to give a fringe batsmen an opportunity “to perform and gain international experience and exposure," the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Cricketer Azeem Rafiq was praised for his bravery in reporting racism and bullying at Yorkshire by the new chairman of the club on Monday.
The county has been widely criticized for its handling of the scandal and has already lost sponsors, and the right to host England international matches at its Headingley home.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Australia will tour Pakistan for the first time in nearly 24 years when it plays three test matches, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Monday.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan remained the only unbeaten team at the cricket T20 World Cup and stormed into the semifinals with an emphatic 72-run win over Scotland in their last Group 2 game on Sunday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Let the hype, hyperbole and general madness begin. It's nearly Ashes time, the most anticipated series in world cricket.
The first group of England cricketers arrived at Brisbane airport Saturday morning to begin a 14-day quarantine at a luxury Gold Coast resort and nearly a month ahead of the first Ashes test against Australia.