LONDON (AP) — Eoin Morgan confirmed his retirement from international cricket and stepped down as England's white-ball captain after more than seven years on Tuesday.
After England's dismal failure at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Morgan spearheaded the team's white-ball transformation to a bold, attacking approach and unprecedented heights.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II once asked why the New Zealand men's cricket team had picked a 17-year-old for the starting lineup.
“Is this a case of absolute confidence or sheer desperation?” the British monarch wondered, Don McKinnon recalled Friday.
Ben Stokes was appointed as captain of England's test cricket team on Thursday, taking on the high-pressure role just a few months after returning from a long spell away from the game to protect his mental health.
LONDON (AP) — Rob Key was appointed as the new managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board on Sunday.
Joe Root was the latest of a series of resignations when he announced his decision to retire as England captain on Friday following a disastrous 12 months of test cricket including a dismal 4-0 defeat in the Ashes.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andrew McDonald has been named head coach of the Australian men's cricket team on a four-year contract.
Cricket Australia said Wednesday that McDonald's contract had been made permanent after serving as interim coach since Justin Langer did not agree to a short-term contract renewal in February.
Faced with months of reported complaints by senior players over his rigid coaching style and an apparently uncompromising Cricket Australia board of directors, Justin Langer resigned as head coach of the Australian men's cricket team on Saturday.
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.
SYDNEY (AP) — Cricket Australia has confirmed the expected, postponing its historic first-ever test match against Afghanistan due to a reported ban on women's cricket in the çentral Asian country.
LONDON (AP) — Star allrounder Ben Stokes has been added to England’s squad for the Ashes cricket tour to Australia.
The England Cricket Board issued a statement Monday saying Stokes had been cleared by its medical team to resume training following his leave to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's SBS TV has quoted a Taliban spokesperson as saying that women's sports — and women's cricket specifically — will be banned by his group in Afghanistan.
“In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered.