Canterbury Cricket in talks with Ben Stokes’ reps about playing domestic matches

Canterbury Cricket in talks with Ben Stokes’ reps about playing domestic matches

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[ad_1] BRENDON EGAN Last updated 18:38, November 28 2017 STUFF Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes is still in limbo about his involvement in the Ashes series. Suspended English cricket star Ben Stokes could feature for Canterbury at the humble surroundings of Rangiora's Mainpower Oval on Sunday.Canterbury Cricket confirmed on Tuesday they are in discussions with representatives of Stokes, who was born in Christchurch. His parents, Gerard and Deb, also still live in the city.Stokes departed the UK for Christchurch on Monday (Tuesday NZ time) to visit family and work on his game, while he waits to discover whether he can join England's Ashes tour in Australia. He is expected to land in Christchurch on Wednesday. GETTY IMAGES England all-rounder Ben Stokes celebrates taking a wicket against the West Indies earlier this year. New Zealand Cricket…
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Qantas teams up with Cricket Australia, will show every game this summer live

Qantas teams up with Cricket Australia, will show every game this summer live

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[ad_1] Summer means cricket, and hours and hours of soaking up the action on the telly.And now you can do that from 30,000 feet in the air. Qantas announced today it is teaming up with Cricket Australia to let passengers on domestic routes watch every live game of international cricket played in Australia - right from their plane seat, for free. Qantas will live stream 75 matches of professional cricket played on Australian turf on domestic aircraft fitted with in-flight Wi-Fi. That includes the Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes T20 matches, Magellan Men's Ashes, the Gillette One Day Internationals and T20s, the KFC Big Bash League and Rebel WBBL - so even if you're going on a holiday or business trip, you won't miss a thing. Especially now that selectors stunned…
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Cricket SA’s checks and balances under fire after T20 fiasco

Cricket SA’s checks and balances under fire after T20 fiasco

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[ad_1] Cricket South Africa’s corporate governance is under fire once again after admitting part of its decision to postpone the T20 Global League was due to its board being kept in the dark over certain aspects pertaining to the organisation of the tournament. Thabang Moroe, the governing body’s acting chief executive, certainly suggested transparency – especially from his predecessor Haroon Lorgat – has been missing. Also read: Cricket South Africa will take a huge financial hit on T20 league “No, the board wasn’t fully appraised (with information on how the tournament was being organised),” he said on Tuesday after CSA confirmed the tournament will now only be launched in November 2018. The T20GL has been dogged by controversy since it concluded its bidding process for team owners in April. Reports have…
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Giant ‘tents’ could end cricket rain delays – report

Giant ‘tents’ could end cricket rain delays – report

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[ad_1] AFP Scenes like these could be thing of the past in 2020. Photo: Marty Melville/AFP. USA company approaches the English cricket board with new technology that could be a reality in two years’ time. English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday. Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns Lord’s in northwest London, about the issue, the report said. A fine, transparent mesh would be held up by wires suspended from floodlights with a hot air balloon in the centre to lift it up and…
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Four-day Test cricket is a bad idea, says Dean Elgar

Four-day Test cricket is a bad idea, says Dean Elgar

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[ad_1] Proteas vice-captain Dean Elgar spoke out strongly against plans for four-day Tests, saying it would be disrespectful to the highest form of the game and tantamount to making it a scapegoat for cricket’s other deficiencies. Cricket South Africa announced last week that South Africa would play a four-day day/ night Test against Zimbabwe from Boxing Day in Port Elizabeth and the case for reducing Tests from five to four days will be put to the International Cricket Council (ICC) board at their meeting in Auckland next week. Also read: ‘Spotless’ Proteas make captain and (new) coach very happy But Elgar was adamant he is dead against the move. “I’m a five-day specialist and Test cricket must stay that way, they mustn’t tinker with something that’s not broken. The other formats…
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