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Sri Lankan cricketers express concern over plight of their country
Former skipper and current consultant coach of the Sri Lanka men's senior team, the men's Under-19 and the Sri Lanka A team, Mahela Jayawardene, as well as Kumar Sangakkara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Wanindu Hasaranga who are at the IPL, expressed their concern over the recent protest and the government's attempts to suppress the people's rights to protest by imposing emergency law and curfew.
Women's World Cup: Shabnim Ismail reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Ismail, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. Ismail admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by GS Lakshmi of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
Women's World Cup final: Will it be Australia's seventh or England's fifth title?
Australia have won six World Cups, while England have bagged four, and the two teams have a lot at stake, given that the Meg Lanning-led side would be in search of a record-extending seventh title, while England will look to defend their crown they won in 2017 at Lord's, defeating India.
India's GS Lakshmi to be match referee in Women's World Cup final
Lakshmi, who was the first woman ever in the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees in May 2019, also oversaw the semi-final between England and South Africa at the same venue on Thursday. The final of 2022 ODI World Cup serves as a significant milestone for the 53-year-old, who first officiated as a match referee in India domestic women's cricket in 2008/09.
BCCI to launch six-team women's IPL next year
The decision was taken at a meeting of the IPL Governing Council in Mumbai on Friday. The meeting decided that all efforts will be made to start a six-team annual Twenty20 tournament for the women's cricketers, with the first preference being given to the existing IPL franchises, according to a report by cricbuzz. According to sources, three existing IPL franchises have shown interest in setting up women's teams.
Moved by '83', Sir Richard Hadlee pens a warm email to Kapil Dev
"Hi Kaps!" wrote Sir Richard to Kapil Dev, who, incidentally, bested the New Zealander's then record wicket haul of 431 to take the World No. 1 spot briefly. "It has been many years since we have seen or heard from each other. I have just finished watching '83' on Netflix and I was inspired to contact you," Sir Richard continued.
Ross Taylor has been a massive part of the side in all three formats: Tom Latham
Stand-in captain Tom Latham is eyeing a fitting farewell for Taylor, just like how the right-handed batter signed off from Test cricket against Bangladesh in Christchurch earlier this year, taking the final wicket with his part-time off-spin. "I'm not sure if I'll be giving him a ball in the series; I'll never say never. But Ross has been a massive part of the side for such a long time in all three formats. Like I said, a great farewell and just finished his Test career a few months ago.
Richardson setback for already depleted Aussie white-ball side for Pakistan series
A report in said on Tuesday that Australia will field "one of their most inexperienced pace attacks in more than 50 years of ODI cricket" during the white-ball tour of the subcontinent, comprising three ODIs and a one-off T20I. Left-arm fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis will make his limited-overs debut in place of the 31-year-old Richardson, who suffered the injury during training here on Monday.
Elizabeth Hurley's emotional note on not being able to attend Shane Warne's funeral
English model and actress Elizabeth Hurley has penned an emotional note saying that her heart aches as she would not be able to attend the funeral of her former fiance, legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne, who passed away following a suspected heart attack in a Thai island resort. Hurley shared a string of throwback photographs with Warne on Instagram. The pictures are from Sri Lanka, where they celebrated their engagement.
Women's World Cup: New Zealand's campaign in tatters as NRR comes into play
While the White Ferns are not mathematically out of the tournament, they will have to win their last league game against Pakistan by a huge margin, but before that they will also hope the results of other league games go in their favour. After falling by a solitary wicket in a tense Eden Park finish against the Heather Knight-led defending champions, New Zealand's only hope now is progression via net run rate.