Rashid omission shows England are still behind Aussies

March 6, 2009

While England’s opponents for the famous urn this summer used their last test match to bleed new talent before the Ashes, it comes as no surprise that England spurned the opportunity to do exactly the same with leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Passionate crowds key to sport

March 6, 2009


This week’s attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team means Pakistan will be a no-go area for sports teams for years to come but the country will still be able to “host” matches elsewhere, with a “home” series already lined up against Australia in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Pakistan under siege: cricket becomes a target

March 3, 2009

"Everything is officially going to hell." The verdict of a reader quoted by All Things Pakistan said perhaps better than anyone else why the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore marked a defining moment in Pakistan's agonising descent into chaos.

Will Gravy make a comeback now cricket is back at the Rec?

February 16, 2009

After the farcical scenes on Friday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, where play in the West Indies v England test was abandoned after just ten balls, the authorities pulled out the stops to get the Antigua Recreation Ground fit for a hastily re-arranged test on Sunday.

First day of test abandoned because of dangerous outfield

February 13, 2009

Just when West Indies looked back on the up after the drubbing of England in the first test, cricket in the region has suffered another blow to its credibility.   

It’s been a long time coming … But are West Indies back?

February 11, 2009


Too many false dawns over the Caribbean in recent years have induced increasing pessimism among those who follow and cherish West Indies’ cricket.

Coach Dyson reflects on whirlwind win for West Indies

February 10, 2009

Miami-based correspondent Simon Evans is away covering England’s cricket tour of the West Indies. Tough job.