Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic hit sport in March 2020, forcing games to be played behind closed doors, and then getting cricket called off altogether. The PSL was suspended before the semi-finals, and all cricket ground to a halt. The men's T20 World Cup was postponed to 2021, the IPL to later in the year, and the launch of the Hundred deferred to 2021. International cricket only returned in July, when West Indies played in England in a biosecure bubble. In 2021, the PSL was hit by Covid again and its second half postponed.


Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed
Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed

A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

Coronavirus newsfile: Three members of South Africa Women's high-performance set-up test positive
Coronavirus newsfile: Three members of South Africa Women's high-performance set-up test positive

A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

List of all the cricket series affected by coronavirus: full coverage
List of all the cricket series affected by coronavirus: full coverage

From saying no to handshakes, to playing matches in empty stadiums, and eventually calling off almost every tour

Interim Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley calls for unity after redundancies
Interim Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley calls for unity after redundancies

He said the game is "by no means broken" ahead of the challenge of pulling the summer together

England Women return to training with September tri-series on the cards
England Women return to training with September tri-series on the cards

Six venues to be used as 24 players prepare for return to training

Abid Ali to keep a close eye on West Indies series to gain clues about English conditions
Abid Ali to keep a close eye on West Indies series to gain clues about English conditions

The opener isn't worried about playing in empty stands, and says Pakistan are used to it

ECB pledges a further £35.7million to support English game
ECB pledges a further £35.7million to support English game

Pool of money for professional and recreational game follows initial bail-out of £61 million

Ehsan Mani: T20 World Cup not 'feasible' in 2020
Ehsan Mani: T20 World Cup not 'feasible' in 2020

PCB chairman, who is also a senior ICC Board member, says event likely to be deferred by a year

Moeen Ali back in Test frame as England name 30-man training squad
Moeen Ali back in Test frame as England name 30-man training squad

Dan Lawrence in line for maiden call-up as England keep options open ahead of West Indies series

Scotland cancel Australia T20 fixture due to Covid-19 pandemic
Scotland cancel Australia T20 fixture due to Covid-19 pandemic

The possibility of scheduling the match later in the summer has also been ruled out

Graeme Hick among 40 job losses amid Cricket Australia restructuring
Graeme Hick among 40 job losses amid Cricket Australia restructuring

The major domestic competitions have escaped cuts but there will be no Australia A tours in the next financial year

Experimental three-team format to kick off South Africa's return to cricket
Experimental three-team format to kick off South Africa's return to cricket

The one-off event is still pending approval from the country's sport's department

Malcolm Speed: States should hold off Cricket Australia board change for now
Malcolm Speed: States should hold off Cricket Australia board change for now

Former chief executive wants states to tide over the covid-19 situation first

Timeline: Three months that brought down CA chief Kevin Roberts
Timeline: Three months that brought down CA chief Kevin Roberts

The former CA chief executive could not galvanise the game amid questions over the financial impact

Covid-19 crisis could force Australian players to be more self-reliant
Covid-19 crisis could force Australian players to be more self-reliant

Cost-cutting could impact the number of support staff when cricket returns

Justin Langer planning for September return and adapting to reduced staff
Justin Langer planning for September return and adapting to reduced staff

An England tour appears the earliest comeback as coach prepares for new ways of working