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Coronavirus newsfile: Shoaib Akhtar proposes India-Pakistan series to raise funds

A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) threat

Coronavirus outbreak: County cricket latest

We keep track of how counties are dealing with delays to the start of the English season

£1 million domestic prize money reallocated to support player wages

Two-month salary reduction for county players also agreed, and furloughing if requested.

Young India players have 'very less guys to look up to' - Yuvraj Singh

Former allrounder and Rohit Sharma discuss the importance of guiding youngsters properly

Video fitness tests for locked-down Pakistan players

The PCB's centrally contracted domestic and international players will take these tests on April 20 and 21

"Whatever happens will not define you" - Memories of the Super Over

England's World Cup XI relives the drama of the Super Over victory over New Zealand

Mark Boucher excited 'to see the guys grow a bit' in white-ball cricket

The South Africa head coach mentioned that the lockdown in the country hasn't "really disrupted our plans"

Ben Stokes named as Wisden's leading cricketer in the world

Ellyse Perry, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne and Simon Harmer named as Cricketers of the Year

Michael Neser driven to be better by 'deflating' near misses with Australia

The Queensland paceman has been a regular in Test squads but is still waiting for that dream debut

John Wright, former India coach, appointed Derbyshire president

Wright is widely regarded as one of the county's greatest-ever batsmen

India series uncertain but ECB ring-fences £20m investment into women's game

ECB remains hopeful that series - due to start in late June - can be played in some form

Sophie Devine and Tim Southee honoured by peers

Devine joins Kane Williamson as only players to win the top honour three years in a row

Cautious optimism within Cricket Australia on game's resumption

While much uncertainty remains, a report by CA's chief medical officer offers hope for the new season later this year

Michael Neser agrees to cancel Surrey contract

Australian seamer had been due to play first half of County Championship season

Australia 'too scared' to sledge Virat Kohli's India because of IPL deals - Michael Clarke

Former Australia captain feels opponents don't go 'hard' at the Indians anymore

"India five years behind Australia and England" - Harmanpreet Kaur

She also stressed the need for India to unearth two or three pace bowlers for better balance

'I believe I have a World Cup left in me' - Robin Uthappa

He's targeting the role of a finisher in the Indian team and has been training with that in mind

Steve O'Keefe demands more help for Australian spin bowling

After ending his first-class career, he has called for pitches that offer more encouragement to spin in the Sheffield Shield

Former big-hitting New Zealand wicketkeeper Jock Edwards dies at 64

He played eight Tests in the late '70s and early '80s, and was known for his big-hitting

Jos Buttler calls for England players' donations to go to grass roots cricket

England men's players announced an initial donation of £500,000 'to the ECB and selected good causes' on Friday

RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan

The battle between India's batsmen and Pakistan's bowlers battle will be riveting but the one between India's bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen might prove equally decisive

Dane Paterson seeks Nottinghamshire Kolpak deal despite COVID-19 uncertainty

South Africa seamer made Test debut against England in January but was overlooked for one-day squads

Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir 'left us at the wrong time' - Waqar Younis

Pakistan bowling coach opens up about the senior pacers' decision to quit Test cricket

Dom Bess reveals mental health struggles

Offspinner opens up on battling depression and anxiety in interview with The Sun

Glamorgan stalwart Peter Walker dies aged 84

Allrounder played three Tests for England in 1960, winning all of them

Pakistan's domestic players set to lose if English season cancelled

Overseas players who rely on league cricket in the UK could suffer a significant financial hit

Retroreport - Sidhu and Prasad carry India into the semi-finals

An epic clash between two of world cricket's bitterest rivals gave new life to the World Cup and knocked out the defending champions

'Disappointed' Steve O'Keefe ends Shield career after NSW contract snub

The 35-year-old fingerspinner will continue to play for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League

Retropreview - Can Pakistan break India's home dominance?

Pakistan have plenty of depth in their side, but India have won 26 and lost just 11 home ODIs since the 1992 World Cup

IPL 2020 should 'kick-start the cricket season' - Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Sanjay Manjrekar agree that every attempt must be made to make the tournament happen

England contracted players volunteer salary reductions

Men's and women's squads take initiative and donate equivalent of 20 percent pay cuts

'Scheduling clashes' force West Indies Under-19s tour of England to be postponed

The tour, that included one T20, three List A games and two youth Tests, was slated to run from August 16 to September 3

Darren Gough, Wasim Akram join charity fundraising efforts

The pair have both promised items of memorabilia to be auctioned on behalf of the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy

'It's a scary time... no one knows how long this will last' - Sam Curran

England allrounder talks about staying fit in lockdown and launching a fundraiser in support of the NHS

Two small windows to reschedule PSL 2020 knockouts - Wasim Khan

The tournament's franchise owners remain divided on the way forward

IPL payday in limbo, Cummins eyes Australian summer

Australia vice-captain believes international cricket should take precedence over IPL if travel restrictions are lifted worldwide

Pandemic halts Australian cricket's wedding season

Zampa, Swepson, Jonassen and Tye are among those who will now have to postpone their big day

New Zealand: Men's tours 'most unlikely', women won't go to Sri Lanka

NZC exploring ways to ensure there is no reduction in workforce or pay cuts

Retroreport - Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory

Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed world cricket, India recaptured the crown, and this time they did in their very own backyard

'If you are too self-centred, you are looking for ways to get out' - Virat Kohli

Indian captain also talks about why he turned vegetarian in a chat with Kevin Pietersen

Edgbaston to become COVID-19 testing centre

Car park to be used as drive-through test site by NHS

Construction work continues at Lord's despite COVID-19 outbreak

Redevelopment of Compton and Edrich stands will continue for the time being

Tony Lewis, of Duckworth-Lewis rain-rules fame, dies aged 78

Mathematician was awarded MBE in 2010 after helping to find solution to cricket's oldest problem

Fees waived as recreational cricket feels coronavirus strain

The move reinforces the ECB's core message that everyone in the game is in this together

Former New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn announces retirement

The left-hand batsman played 24 Tests, 20 ODIs and five T20Is between 2008 and 2013

Eoin Morgan says England players are 'open to helping in whatever way possible'

The ECB had said on Tuesday that it was not looking at pay cuts for centrally contracted players

PCA stall on ECB's request for players' 20% pay cut

A letter from Tom Harrison encouraged the PCA to support a 20% wage cut for players

Misbah-ul-Haq bats for full World Test Championship, equal opportunity for teams

The Pakistan coach doesn't want the tournament to be shortened just so it can finish in June 2021

Eoin Morgan open to fielding two England teams at once

New dad and England white-ball captain concedes these are uncertain times

Losing whole summer would cost over £300m - ECB chief executive

Tom Harrison said an entire home summer without cricket was "not an outlandish scenario"

Newlands fallout has improved behaviour in Australian cricket - Tim Paine

Australia's Test captain says the incidents involving Pattinson and Stoinis last summer were exceptions proving the new rule

ECB announces £61 million support package to confront 'biggest challenge in our history'

Chief executive Tom Harrison admits 2020 season is "massively under threat"

'I think we will have some form of IPL this year' - Rajasthan Royals owner

Manoj Badale was open to the idea of a shortened tournament with even just the India players participating

Cricket South Africa to advertise for selection convener, national coaches

Graeme Smith says six weeks preparation needed if men's tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies are to go ahead

Joe Root expects 'discussion' on pay cuts as coronavirus uncertainty rules

England's Test captain prepared for possibility summer could be drastically hit

Australia stars prepared for pay cuts, says Tim Paine

On Australia's tour of Bangladesh, he says 'you don't have to be Einstein to realise it's probably unlikely to go ahead'

'Consider this break a chance to reinvigorate yourself' - Misbah-ul-Haq to Pakistan's players

Pakistan's coach and chief selector talks about life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Misbah hopes to leverage Shadab's batting ability

Pakistan's head coach also looking to widen the net in search of ideal Nos. 5 and 6

Time up for smartwatches as ECB tighten anti-corruption regulations

Players had been permitted to wear smartwatches in certain games before this season

ICC clears Devon Conway to play for New Zealand

The South Africa-born batsman, who has enjoyed a prolific run for Wellington, will become eligible on August 28

David Hodgkiss, Lancashire chairman, dies after contracting coronavirus

Tributes to Old Trafford chairman who dies at the age of 71

Hundred ticket sale delayed due to coronavirus concern

Would be "wholly inappropriate" to promote sales during crisis, says managing director

PCA seeks collective solutions as players face prospect of pay cuts

ECB will put proposals to players' trade union this week

Teams divided on PSL 2020 as PCB mulls tournament's fate

If the pandemic settles down in a few months' time, the knockouts could take place in November

Cricket Australia contracts delayed by coronavirus planning

Contingency planning to prepare for the possibility of a severely affected home summer also affecting state and BBL contracts

Alastair Cook would prefer no County Championship to a less 'meaningful' shortened season

Essex's chief executive suggests a regional competition instead of a full Championship season

Coronavirus outbreak: Heather Knight signs up for NHS volunteer scheme

England captain to help transport medicine and make calls to people in isolation

'Andre Russell now is our Chris Gayle, our Brian Lara' - Dwayne Bravo

'We have to get the cricketing world to respect West Indies cricket again,' says veteran allrounder

Space constraints could hamper Indian players' training - John Gloster

The Rajasthan Royals physio urges players to focus on mental training to overcome challenges of COVID-19 lockdown

Forced break a 'welcome rest' for India players - Ravi Shastri

He says when the second ODI against South Africa was called off, players knew a lockdown was imminent

Pakistan players free to take part in four T20 leagues a year

PCB chief executive Wasim Khan is confident their new policy will be right for all stakeholders involved

New Leicestershire chief executive Sean Jarvis joins from Huddersfield Town

New CEO joins following a difficult year for the club both on and off the pitch

Dane Piedt ends South Africa career to chase American dream

Offspinner, who played nine Tests for South Africa, has signed up for new 'minor league' T20 competition

Moises Henriques and Nic Maddinson named joint Sheffield Shield players of the season

Henriques was the second-highest run-getter for his side, while Maddinson was the tournament's top run-getter

Ollie Rayner confirms retirement after Middlesex release

Offspinner took 51 wickets in title-winning 2016 season but fell down Middlesex pecking order

'I don't know what to say' - emotional Iain O'Brien set to be reunited with family

Retired seamer to fly to the UK after fund-raising initiative succeeds

Coronavirus: Adelaide Strikers chief among 23 SACA job losses

"We'll plan for next year's cricket season with the hope that we can all return to normality as soon as possible," the SACA president said

Coronavirus: Bangladesh players fear salary loss amid uncertainty

A large section of professional cricketers, who are not on BCB's contracts list, bank on the DPL for their income

Lauren Winfield, Amy Jones stuck in Australia due to coronavirus pandemic

Winfield wants the ECB to focus on ODIs alongside The Hundred when the game can be played again

'Cannot wait forever' - Mithali Raj wants women's IPL from 2021

She says initially the tournament could be started on a smaller scale with five to six foreign players instead of four

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes training with mid-April IPL start in mind

Both players are aware, however, that the coronavirus pandemic may further delay the tournament

Retropreview: Will England be third-time lucky against 'cornered tigers' Pakistan?

England boast an extraordinarily balanced XI, while Pakistan have got here with bursts of timely inspiration

Retroreport: Wasim Akram magic wins it for Imran Khan's cornered tigers

Pakistan hold nerve to defend 249 in gripping final and become champions of the world

'Have to keep an eye' on players and staff living alone - Justin Langer

Those living alone during long periods of isolation will have their mental health closely watched by CA

Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach

"I was very happy with Vidarbha but it's time for a new challenge," says decorated domestic coach

South Africa faces shorter domestic season as CSA looks to cut costs

The two-tier system, of six franchise teams and 15 provincial affiliates, will remain in place with fewer matches

Lions and Dolphins crowned domestic champions on Graeme Smith's recommendation

Western Province and North West were declared the women's T20 and 50-over champions

Expectation is that CA as a business can absorb this - Matthew Mott

Women's team coach says timing of coronavirus pandemic has minimised Cricket Australia's financial impact

Harry Gurney, Stuart Broad convert pubs into delivery services to save staff's jobs

Nottinghamshire pair to offer takeaway service and grocery deliveries during coronavirus crisis

Beuran Hendricks earns CSA national contract, Dale Steyn left out

Nadine de Klerk and Sinalo Jafta were the additions to the women's national contract list

How Ellyse Perry's words turned around Australia Women's T20 World Cup campaign

After a faltering start against India and Sri Lanka, a honest meeting reminded Australia of how they wanted to play

PCB takes coronavirus hit, but finances 'absolutely fine' for next 12-14 months

The board's CEO, however, warned of a 'real challenge' if the situation persists beyond that timeframe

Atul Bedade suspended as Baroda women coach

The former India batsman faces an inquiry into allegations including those of sexual harrassment

'Focus on your own cricket' - PCB CEO Wasim Khan pulls up Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez had questioned Sharjeel Khan's return to cricket despite his being implicated in the PSL 2017 corruption scandal

No professional cricket in England and Wales before May 28, ECB says

ECB board decides to delay start of the English season by at least seven weeks due to coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: All domestic cricket in Sri Lanka postponed

Speculation that S. Thomas v Royal College match played a role in community transmissions

Umar Akmal charged with two PCB anti-corruption code breaches

If the cricketer is found guilty, the penalty could range from a six-month suspension to a lifetime ban

Coronavirus: What's at stake for cricket in 2020?

A look at the marquee events for men and women that are likely to be affected by the pandemic

David Warner opts out of the Hundred citing 'family and personal reasons'

Marcus Stoinis is understood to have been lined up as a replacement at Southern Brave

Scotland's Majid Haq tweets news of positive coronavirus test

Offspinner had last played international cricket in 2015 but was active in domestic cricket

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