Ind vs Eng: First live free-to-air Test coverage in UK since 2005
"This is fantastic news for all cricket fans in the UK. It's been a long 16-year wait for the return of live Test cricket to free to air television but it couldn't have come at a better time. What better antidote to the lockdown blues than an England Test series in sunny India," said Channel 4's Chief Content Officer Ian Katz in a statement.
Sri Lanka mull postponing West Indies tour as Mickey Arthur, Lahiru Thirimanne test Covid-19 positive
The Sri Lanka cricketers had commenced practice on January 28 with the 36-member group of players divided into three groups to train at different time periods as a precautionary health measure. Immediately upon testing positive for the coronavirus, both Arthur and Thirimanne were directed to follow Sri Lankan government's health protocol on Covid-19.
Ind Vs Eng: Ollie Pope added to England squad for India Tests
The 23-year-old has practised with the full England squad MA Chidambaram Stadium over the past two days. Pope has been under rehab but toured with the Joe Root-led side even during their recent 2-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka.
Important for England to score big in 1st innings: Jonathan Trott
Some of the players in the current England squad also participated in the 2016-17 five-match series which England lost 4-0. Trott said that there have been discussions on it and the players have decided not to carry any of that from the last series.
50% fans allowed for 2nd Test in Chennai, Archer to wait & watch
"Till it happens I won't believe it. Last eight months have been just as crazy and we have been made a mere promise and something like that (fans returning) hasn't come off. So, till I actually see the fans walk in, I won't believe it," Archer told reporters on Tuesday. Earlier, TNCA had announced that 50 per cent occupancy will be allowed in the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Managing body will be key but I am good to go till July: Archer
"I looked at the schedule today and realised that it is going to be a very long year. Few series coming up. Body management will be essential if you are going to play everything or most of everything. Managing the body will be important if you have to play a lot," said Archer while speaking to the media on Tuesday.
Ind Vs Eng: Team India begin nets session ahead of England Tests
Head coach Ravi Shastri welcomed the entire squad by giving a "rousing speech" and then the entire team hit the nets to prepare for the series. "Day 1 of our nets session in Chennai and it is head coach Ravi Shastri who welcomes the group with a rousing address," tweeted BCCI along with the pictures of the session.
Dravid told me don't bat a lot in the nets: Rahane
"Rahul bhai actually called me before the series, when we were leaving to Australia from Dubai. He said, 'Don't take any stress, I know you are leading the team after the first Test. Don't worry about anything, just be strong mentally. Don't bat a lot in the nets', (which is) unlike Rahul bhai," Ajinkya Rahane told commentator Harsha Bhogle in an interaction.
Informal nod given for 50% spectators for 2nd Test: Report
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) an informal approval to allow 50 per cent of the stadium to be filled in accordance with the Sports Ministry's guidelines, according to ESPNCricinfo.
ICC issues RFP for sport presentation services for 2022 Women's World Cup
The World Cup will see 31 matches played across 31 days between March 4 and April 3, 2022 -- the first global women's cricket event to be played since the T20 World Cup in Australia back in March 2020. The tournament was postponed from its original window in February-March 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic.