Sri Lanka Cricket will not provide a no-objection certificate for their cricketers for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League T20, scheduled to begin from January 21.
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Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the “consultant coach” of Sri Lanka’s national teams. Effective January 1, 2022, Jayawardene’s appointment is for one year and made by Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee.
Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the three-Test away series against South Africa because of a left hamstring injury. Priyank Panchal, who led India A during the just-concluded three-match series, has replaced the opener. There was, however, no mention of the vice-captain for the series in BCCI’s announcement.
A clinical performance from Pakistan helped them take the lead in the three-match T20I series as they thumped West Indies by 63 runs in Karachi on Monday (December 13). Riding on Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali’s half-centuries in a 105-run second wicket stand, along with a cameo from Mohammad Nawaz, Pakistan posted 200/6. West Indies, in reply, could only manage 137 as Mohammad Wasim and Shadab Khan did the bulk of the damage with the ball.
Pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide with a side injury. Incidentally, Hazlewood bowled just 14 overs in the second innings of the opening Test at the Gabba.
England are in line to bring back Stuart Broad and James Anderson for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide says Chris Silverwood, England’s head coach. Anderson was left out of the Gabba Test to manage his workload ahead of the pink-ball Test in Adelaide, while England decided to opt for Jack Leach instead of Broad on the morning of the first Test that England lost by nine wickets to concede a 0-1 lead in the five-match series.
Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League’s governing council has finalized six franchises for the eighth edition of Bangladesh Premier League, BCB sources confirmed to Cricbuzz on Sunday (December 12).
The Indian team will undergo a three-day quarantine before taking off for South Africa. Cricbuzz has learnt that the members of the South Africa-bound squad have been asked to check into a five star hotel near the Mumbai International Airport by Sunday (December 12) evening to fulfil the bio-security protocols. The team will leave for Johannesburg on Wednesday (December 16) by a charter flight.