West Indies white-ball skipper Nicholas Pooran has resigned. SLC will debut its very own T10 league in June 2023. Warner talks about his captaincy ban. First-timers Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali are added to the England Test squad, but Fawad, Hasan, and Yasir are axed. Let’s take a look at the cricket news round-up of the day.
West Indies white-ball skipper Nicholas Pooran has resigned
Cricket West Indies has confirmed that West Indies white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran has resigned after the team was eliminated from the 2022 T20 World Cup in the first round.
SLC will debut its very own T10 league in June 2023
The launch of Sri Lanka Cricket’s T10 competition is scheduled for June 2023. The event, called the Lanka T10 League, will include both a men’s and women’s tournament for the first time ever, with matches taking place “concurrently,” maybe on alternate days; the specifics of which have still to be worked out by SLC.
SLC also stated that eight teams, six men’s and four women’s, will compete, with each team taking the name of a different city in Sri Lanka, much like the Lanka Premier League.
David Warner talks about his captaincy ban
David Warner has expressed his dissatisfaction with the length of time it has taken for Cricket Australia to allow him to apply to have his lifetime ban on leadership reviewed.
First-timers Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali are added to the England Test squad, but Fawad, Hasan, and Yasir are axed
Pakistan has called up legspinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali for the first time for the upcoming home Test series against England. Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, and Hasan Ali, all of whom went on the July 2022 tour to Sri Lanka, were also cut by the selectors.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, who suffered a knee injury in the T20 World Cup final, has not yet recovered from his injuries because he had appendix surgery not long ago and will begin rehabilitation for his knee injury in two weeks. Pakistan kept on playing with the same squad for all three Tests, including regular quick Naseem Shah and also keeping on Mohammad Wasim, and Haris Rauf, and recalling Faheem Ashraf.