Legend D'Oliveira awarded freedom of city of Worcester

Legend D'Oliveira awarded freedom of city of Worcester

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Basil D’Oliveira, fondly known as Dolly, represented England in 44 Test matches Cricket legend Basil D’Oliveira is to be posthumously awarded the freedom of the city of Worcester. Born in South Africa, D’Oliveira moved to England in 1960 because of the lack of opportunities for non-white players. He played […]

Are the beer snake's days numbered?

Are the beer snake's days numbered?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Beer snakes” are regular visitors to the Old Trafford ground Cricket fans’ tradition of making “beer snakes” could be threatened by the launch of a new reusable cup system. Lancashire County Cricket Club is introducing a multiple-use cup scheme to cut down on the 250,000 single-use cups used at […]

Arjun Tendulkar: Sachin's son named in India under-19 squad

Arjun Tendulkar: Sachin's son named in India under-19 squad

Image copyright ABC Image caption Arjun is the only son of Sachin Tendulkar, who also has a older daughter named Sara The son of legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun, has been picked for the national under-19 team. The team will play five one-day internationals and two four-day matches in Sri Lanka in July. Sachin, […]

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to step down

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to step down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Sutherland says his decision was not affected by a ball-tampering scandal Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has announced that he will step down. Mr Sutherland said the “time is right” for him to depart his position, which he has held for 17 years. He denied that his […]

The unheralded story of Australia's indigenous cricketers

The unheralded story of Australia's indigenous cricketers

Image copyright CRICKET AUSTRALIA Image caption Nick Boland will be part of a tour by two indigenous cricket teams to the UK next month When cricketer Nick Boland walks out on to The Oval in London next month he will be wearing the Aboriginal flag on his sleeve and the name of another player on […]

TalkSport take overseas cricket rights from BBC

TalkSport take overseas cricket rights from BBC

Image copyright AFP Image caption England’s Mark Stoneman batting against New Zealand in March The BBC has lost the rights to cover England’s upcoming cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies on radio to commercial broadcaster TalkSport. It is the first time since 2005 that the BBC’s Test Match Special has lost the […]