MUMBAI: South African paceman Dale Steyn believes this year’s Australian ball-tampering scandal could be viewed as a “cry for help” because the balance between bat and ball in cricket has become so skewed in favor of the batsmen. Steyn, one of the most prolific wicket-takers of his generation, did not condone the actions of the Cape Town trio but said the incident exposed the need for cricket to change to prevent the loss of the art of reverse swing bowling. “It’s obviously not on, but if you think about it, it’s…
MELBOURNE: Peter Handscomb has been working closely with Chris Rogers, the NCC batting coach, to rediscover his form after admitting bowlers had “worked him out”. Handscomb was out of the playing XI midway through the Ashes last year, and though he returned to the side in Johannesburg, after Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner were sent home from their tour of South Africa, he scored 0 and 24 in his two outings. Handscomb’s unorthodox technique has come under scrutiny, and while he has previously stood…
CANBERRA: Darren Lehmann has extended his contract as Australia's head coach until 2019 to cover the World Cup and the Ashes series in England that year, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Monday.
SYDNEY: Champions League Twenty20 tournament, which has been run since 2009 by the cricket boards of India, Australia and South Africa, has been discontinued with immediate effect because of lack of interest.