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.


Abhinav Mukund - 'Really hard to imagine' proper bio-bubbles in the Indian domestic circuit
Abhinav Mukund - 'Really hard to imagine' proper bio-bubbles in the Indian domestic circuit

"As players, it'll be nice to receive some sort of proper communication about what is being discussed"

Western Australia quarantine snub forces India tour to the east
Western Australia quarantine snub forces India tour to the east

India's tour set to begin in Adelaide and Brisbane as WA government remains firm on a strict hotel quarantine for any international visitors

Surrey to host fans for Blast game against Hampshire as crowd trials resume
Surrey to host fans for Blast game against Hampshire as crowd trials resume

Surrey will allow 2500 members in for Blast game as part of government trial

Two South Africa men's players test positive for Covid-19
Two South Africa men's players test positive for Covid-19

CSA conducted tests on 50 players and support staff members

Marnus Labuschagne working on his death batting in ODIs and legspin
Marnus Labuschagne working on his death batting in ODIs and legspin

Wants to "become a better option for the skipper in the middle overs" with the ball

Covid-19: Bangladesh U-19 player Iftekhar Hossain tests positive
Covid-19: Bangladesh U-19 player Iftekhar Hossain tests positive

He was among the 15 cricketers who were tested for the virus ahead of their month-long training camp in BKSP

Aaron Finch: T20 World Cup schedule change won't rip up Australia's plans
Aaron Finch: T20 World Cup schedule change won't rip up Australia's plans

Australia had enjoyed plenty of success and the captain believes they have a team that can adapt to all conditions

IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje replaces Chris Woakes at Delhi Capitals
IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje replaces Chris Woakes at Delhi Capitals

Nortje joins ten other South Africans at this year's IPL

Aaron Finch: Mental health 'something to monitor heavily' in bio-secure bubble in England
Aaron Finch: Mental health 'something to monitor heavily' in bio-secure bubble in England

Australia to resume international cricket with England tour, which is likely to be the beginning of a long period in bio-secure bubbles

Shahriar Nafees: No DPL this season 'will put all the players in financial uncertainty'
Shahriar Nafees: No DPL this season 'will put all the players in financial uncertainty'

More uncertainty for Bangladesh's domestic cricketers as the hope of staging the 2019-20 DPL seems all but over

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings begin camp, L Balaji wary of 'overloading' players
MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings begin camp, L Balaji wary of 'overloading' players

Bowling coach doesn't want players "trying to do too much, too quickly"

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh three-Test series to begin on October 24
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh three-Test series to begin on October 24

All three matches likely to take place in Colombo; Bangladesh high-performance squad to travel too

Cricket Australia's grassroots numbers edging closer to the truth
Cricket Australia's grassroots numbers edging closer to the truth

Figures have shown a rise in those involved in the sport ahead of a season likely impacted by Covid-19

Covid-19 impact: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan T20I series called off
Covid-19 impact: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan T20I series called off

The Zimbabwe government has said that that the country is not ready to host visiting teams yet

Australia v India: 'Will do everything we can' to play Boxing Day Test at MCG, says CA CEO
Australia v India: 'Will do everything we can' to play Boxing Day Test at MCG, says CA CEO

Decision to wait on a decision in light of tight restrictions set to be in place until mid-September in Melbourne

England white-ball tour of India postponed until 2021
England white-ball tour of India postponed until 2021

BCCI confirm delay to ODIs and T20Is to avoid clash with rescheduled IPL

Bangladesh could tour Sri Lanka for Tests and additional three T20Is in October
Bangladesh could tour Sri Lanka for Tests and additional three T20Is in October

The tour will be confirmed only once it gets the necessary approvals from Sri Lankan government and health ministry

ICC Board set to discuss fate of next three World tournaments
ICC Board set to discuss fate of next three World tournaments

Will the 2021 Women's World Cup go ahead? Who will host the 2021 and 2022 men's T20 World Cups?

Covid-19: PCB offers financial support to 25 unemployed Pakistan women cricketers
Covid-19: PCB offers financial support to 25 unemployed Pakistan women cricketers

They will receive a monthly stipend of PKR 25,000 (approx US$150) each from August to October

ICC wants a biosecurity manager for 2021 Women's World Cup
ICC wants a biosecurity manager for 2021 Women's World Cup

Plenty remains to be done ahead of the tournament, including finding a way to complete the qualifying event