Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that the top cricketing nations must send their A teams to associate and affiliate countries in Europe and other parts of the world to help develop the game.
An intriguing final day is in store at the Cheltenham College ground after Essex closed day three of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire on 16 for one having been set 213 to win.
England were rattled by Yasir Shah’s five-fer and were reduced to 253 for seven from 71 overs, still trailing Pakistan by 86 runs in the first innings by the end of day two of the first Test at Lord’s.
Dinesha Devnarain will captain South Africa Women on their tour of Ireland in August as four players - including new skipper Dane van Niekerk - are unavailable due to their participation in the Kia Women's Super League.
As we enter the 13th week of the County Championship, Middlesex and Essex continue to top the Division One and Division Two points table respectively. Let us now take a look at a statistical round up of the upcoming week.
Australian Travis Head, who has joined up with Yorkshire's squad for their final four NatWest T20 Blsat North Group matches, says he is ready to contribute as they look to make it four wins in a row in the competition.
Sussex will be without Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman for their NatWest T20 Blast South Group clash with Hampshire tomorrow (Friday 15th July) due to a further delay to his arrival in England.
Pakistan fans were celebrating before their team took on England at Lord's as a team representing the National Asian Cricket Council beat their counterparts from the Barmy Army to win the first Edgbaston Fans Trophy.
Adam Lyth scored a double-century as Yorkshire and Surrey drew their Specsavers County Championship clash while Daniel Lawrence passed three figures to help Essex into the lead against Gloucestershire.