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Cricket World Live - 18th March 2020



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European Cricket League (ECL) forced to postpone 2nd staging of Tournament until 2021

Following a Spanish government directive to ban mass gatherings amid growing fears about the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the European Cricket League (ECL) has been forced to postpone the second-staging of the tournament until 2021.

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ICC News Update: Two more women umpires named in panel

The number of women match officials across different International Cricket Council panels has gone up to 12 as Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi of India were today named in the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires.

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The ECB Statement On The Recreational Game

‘’Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

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CW Guess Who

Final clue before the reveal in an hour...

1. This photo was taken in 2011, whilst he was still playing.
2. He hit 51 Test centuries in his career
3. He played for India


Team Police Cricket Committee has decided to Cancel All Police Cricket for 2020

Sadly I have to inform you that following the latest updates made today Team Police Cricket Committee has decided to CANCEL ALL Police Cricket (BPCC Tours x2 & National Championships) planned for 2020.

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Update on the Coronavirus pandemic from Middlesex CCC

Further to the statement released by the club on Monday 16th March, Middlesex Cricket has taken further steps to mitigate the risk to players, staff, members and supporters surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In these unprecedented times, where the landscape is rapidly changing, the club will continue to make sensible risk-based decisions as the situation evolves and will be taking all necessary steps to ensure the welfare and safety of all associated with Middlesex Cricket - which remains our primary concern.

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In the time of the CoronaVirus outbreak, a message to dispirited sports fans

I know you want to see live sporting action. You are craving for it, longing for it.

When a series is called off, you are devastated. When the IPL is deferred, you believe that you are being robbed of your right to live your passion. But, just for a few moments, step back and prioritise things.

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Cricket World Revisit: Bangladesh's spectacular maiden Test win over England

In 2016, when England toured the country for two Tests and three ODIs, Bangladesh had only won seven matches in Test history and had been beaten by England in each of the eight Tests that they played against them.

Bangladesh played their first-ever Test match at the turn of the millennium which they lost by 9 wickets. In 2001, after losing five matches, they played their first drawn match against Zimbabwe. In 2004, five years after playing their first red-ball game, the Tigers registered their first ever Test victory, beating Zimbabwe by 226 runs.

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Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - The mysterious demise of Bob Woolmer

March 18, 2007 - Woolmer was found unconscious, lying naked on his back in the bathroom shortly after Ireland knocked out Pakistan from the 2007 ODI World Cup. 

After losing the opening match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2007 against West Indies by 54 runs, as Ireland caused an upset to beat Pakistan by three wickets, the team hit rock bottom. Twenty-four hours after being knocked out of the world event, as the news of team head coach Bob Woolmer's death came in, it induced utter shock in the country and across the cricketing world....... Continue reading the article here


CW Guess Who

It's not just trivia, we have some puzzles for you to work out too!

We will release another clue every hour, again all answers over to @Cricket_World.

Clue #1: This photo was taken in 2011, whilst he was still playing.


CW Daily Quiz

Which legendary bowler had the nickname 'Whispering Death’?

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