Cricket

Ball-Tampering and Why It’s Viewed So Harshly

What is ball-tampering? It’s a Level Two offence, of which Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were found guilty, and is very serious. There are four levels under the International Cricket Council, ICC, Code of Conduct, which are guided by a cricket committee that includes previous players and umpiring reps, with ….

Ben Stokes Happy To Be Back In Squad

Ben Stokes Happy To Be Back Kiwi-born England all-rounder Ben Stokes has expressed his heartfelt gratitude at being able to play cricket for England once more. Stokes on Wednesday went all out as England thumped New Zealand in Maunganui, evening the score of their five-match ODI series at 1-1. It ….

Disappointing T20 Final For Black Caps

Twenty20 Stops Short On A Slow Note The Black Caps’ Twenty20 run is over for the summer and it didn’t end on quite the note that they were hoping for. Despite their having had a good run its hard to give them a whole-hearted thumbs up. Not because they didn’t ….

Black Caps Make Finals Despite Losing

New Zealand Progress To Finals On Runs England may have won, but New Zealand is still through to the final against Australia. A feat described by Black Caps opener Colin Munro, as being bittersweet. A 12 run-stint was what was required of the final over, but sadly, the Mark Chapman ….

Ben Stokes’ Instant Selection A Mistake

Ben Stokes Set For NZ ODI’s Selecting Ben Stokes to re-join the English cricket team in New Zealand with the promise of being able to play, is a mistake. This according to former team skipper Mike Atherton. Atherton is very adamant about the fact that the all-rounder, who has been ….

England Suffer Three Out Of Three Defeats

England Third Time Unlucky England has successfully completed a trilogy of Twenty20 losses as they deal with the reality of having been beaten by New Zealand’s Black Caps once again. The Black Caps made it all the way to 196 for 5, with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson having been ….

England Heads For T20 Tri-Series At Cake Tin

England Heads For The Cake Tin The last couple of months have been a trying few months for England, with the unsavoury weather in New Zealand threatening to further dampen the English moods by delaying their flight out of Australia on Sunday. The trans-Tasman T20 tri-series continues in Wellington soon ….

Black Caps The Cream Of NZ’s Crop

Black Caps Lead Fitness Field The Black Caps lead the way: fitness-wise, speed-wise and when it comes to strong-arming any other New Zealand national team. This according to proud Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. Hesson believes that it’s only a matter of time before his squad conquers world cricket as ….

Pakistan Officially In ICCT20 Top Spot

Pakistan Top Notch T20 Team Pakistan surprised all and sundry on Sunday when they sealed the deal on a victory against New Zealand’s Black Caps in the third and final Twenty20 in Tauranga. The win has also afforded Pakistan the top spot in ICC T20 international cricket rankings. It certainly ….

Joe Root Takes A Necessary Breather

Joe Root Takes A Break English captain Joe Root has announced that he would be heading home instead of participating in England’s Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand.  Root had initially intended to play in all formats during the winter months, but has retired home in order to rest.  ….