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Afghanistan cricket chief outlines plans to "play regular series" in England

Hamid Shinwari, chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has revealed that they are hoping to reach an agreement with the ECB to "play regular series" in England. Afghanistan predominantly play their home games in the United Arab Emirates and India but Shinwari is hopeful they will be able to stage matches against neutral opponents in England, where there is a big Afghan community. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph,

Jordan Cox explains Cristiano Ronaldo celebration after Kents T20 Blast triumph

Kent star Jordan Cox was named player of the match as he helped his county end a 12-year trophy drought with an outstanding display in their 25-run win over Somerset in the T20 Blast final. The 20-year-old scored a vital half-century with the bat, smashing 58 not out off 28 balls, and was heroic in the field. Although it did not go down as his catch on the scorecard, Cox

‘I feel in good nick’: Danni Wyatt eager to make England’s middle-order role her own

Danni Wyatt is determined to nail down a spot in England’s middle-order after starring on her 200th international appearance to help secure a 13-run win over New Zealand on the DLS method. Wyatt hit an unbeaten 63 to steer the hosts to 197 all out, sharing a record 10th-wicket stand for England in one-day internationals with Tash Farrant before Charlie Dean took four wickets to move the hosts 2-0 up

Somerset through to Vitality Blast final after edging out Hampshire in thriller

Somerset overcame a top-order collapse to book their spot in the Vitality Blast final courtesy of an improbable two-wicket victory over Hampshire with two balls to spare at a rocking Edgbaston. Chasing Hampshire’s 150 all out, underpinned by Joe Weatherley’s career-best 71 off 50 balls after he was given a major reprieve by fielder Marchant de Lange’s lapse in the field, Somerset looked doomed on 34 for five. While Tom

Holding’s cricket innings done, but he’s a long way from over and out

To the generation who saw him first as a player, he was the Whispering Death who terrorised batters around the world. To those who did not see him play, he was a fearless and forthright commentator who called it as he saw it. And to the wider public who did not share his passion for cricket, he became a voice against racism. Thankfully, Michael Holding is still with us, but

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, September 17

Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Friday, September 17 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings at Ayr, Newbury, Newton Abbot and Kempton. Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings AYR  ROBIN GOODFELLOW 1.00 Azure Blue 1.35 Locke 2.10 Mitbaahy 2.45 Keep Busy 3.20 Be Proud 3.55 Prince Imperial 4.30 TILSITT (nap) 5.00 Bringitonboris  GIMCRACK 1.00 Forgivable 1.35 Lethal Levi 

England stars 'considering collective decision to boycott Ashes'

England could reportedly take a collective decision to boycott the Ashes this winter after they were left 'underwhelmed' by the ECB, following a meeting about their concerns over the tour. Australia has some of the most strict coronavirus protocol in the world and there have recently been localised lockdowns and border closures in Melbourne and Sydney, two cities which are set to host Ashes Tests. Cricket Australia has also decided

Why Virat Kohli is stepping down as India T20 captain after Cricket World Cup

Virat Kohli has confirmed he will step down as India T20 captain after the upcoming ICC T20 Cricket World Cup. Kohli captained India in 45 of his 90 T20 international appearances, leading the side to 27 victories. The 32-year-old says he came to the decision after speaking to India head coach Ravi Shastri and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. A statement from Kohli said: ‘I have been fortunate enough to not only

Confusion reigns over Michael Holding as Sky chief refutes retirement claim

Sky Sports' Director of Cricket Bryan Henderson has denied reports that West Indies legend Michael Holding has retired from commentary. Reports surfaced on Wednesday claiming that Holding had decided to retire from broadcasting after spending more than 20 years as part of Sky's acclaimed cricket coverage. However, Henderson was quick to refute these claims, responding to a tweet about Holding's retirement and writing: "It's not true" Last year, Holding spoke

Sri Lanka deny claims players "deliberately underperformed" vs South Africa

Sri Lanka Cricket have hit back at claims that some of their players "deliberately underperformed" in the recent T20I series against South Africa. Sri Lanka lost the series comprehensively, with South Africa completing a 3-0 whitewash that included two particularly dominant wins. In the second T20I, South African won the game by nine wickets after they bowled Sri Lanka out for just 103. The third and final game was even