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Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan make Sussex debut in County cricket
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan make Sussex debut in County cricket

Both were named in the Sussex playing eleven which is captained by Tom Daines. With Derbyshire opting to bat, Pujara and Rizwan are expected to bat on Day Two.

‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle
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‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle

ECB CEO Tom Harrison called for a red-ball "reset" to help Joe Root's Test team, who recently slumped to a 4-0 series defeat in Australia

Yorkshire racism row: Adil Rashid corroborates Rafiq's accusation against Michael Vaughan
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Yorkshire racism row: Adil Rashid corroborates Rafiq's accusation against Michael Vaughan

The 33-year-old Rashid, who was a key member of the England team that reached the semifinals of the just-concluded T20 World Cup, said he will be "happy to support" any further official investigations into Rafiq's claims

Azeem Rafiq warns Yorkshire his story of enduring racism and bullying will be 'told to the world'
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Azeem Rafiq warns Yorkshire his story of enduring racism and bullying will be 'told to the world'

On Monday, Rafiq appeared to hint he would not continue the dispute but not before sharing details of the allegations he made.

Warwickshire skipper Willfred Rhodes to lead County Select XI vs India, match to be held closed doors
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Warwickshire skipper Willfred Rhodes to lead County Select XI vs India, match to be held closed doors

The Select County XI squad also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016.

England vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor aims to make most of insight into Stuart Broad's methods
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England vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor aims to make most of insight into Stuart Broad's methods

Taylor is looking to make the most of a 2018 English season spent playing alongside Broad for Nottinghamshire.

India's Hanuma Vihari set for county stint with English side Warwickshire ahead of busy Test season
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India's Hanuma Vihari set for county stint with English side Warwickshire ahead of busy Test season

Hanuma Vihari has already left for the UK and will be a part of the Birmingham-based county side for at least three games this season.

Shreyas Iyer signs up for English county side Lancashire for 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup
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Shreyas Iyer signs up for English county side Lancashire for 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup

Iyer, who has so far played 21 ODIs and 29 T20s, will arrive at Emirates Old Trafford on 15 July ahead of the start of the 50 over tournament and will remain with the Red Rose' for the duration of the month-long group stage, the club stated.

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq stands by claims of racist abuse as club hires independent investigators
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Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq stands by claims of racist abuse as club hires independent investigators

The 29-year-old Rafiq, who is of Pakistani origin, had told ESPN Cricinfo about how he was "bullied and targeted" because of his race and alleged that Asian players were sometimes referred to as "Pakis" or "elephant washers" and told to "go back to where you came from".

Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan claims he endured racist abuse from Yorkshire fans
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Former Pakistan pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan claims he endured racist abuse from Yorkshire fans

Rana alleges he was subjected to racist slurs and hooting from the home crowd when he played for Yorkshire in 2008 and 2009.

ECB approves resumption of county cricket with start of men’s domestic season in August
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ECB approves resumption of county cricket with start of men’s domestic season in August

The fixtures and format for the upcoming English domestic season are to be decided by the 18 First-Class counties in a meeting in July, and plans will be made for both red and white-ball formats.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Travis Head's contract with Sussex deferred to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Travis Head's contract with Sussex deferred to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Australian batsman Travis Head's contract with Sussex Cricket has been deferred to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the suspension of England's domestic season at least till 1 August.

'We have a big plan for India': Lancashire County Cricket Club targets sub-continent for growth after record earnings
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'We have a big plan for India': Lancashire County Cricket Club targets sub-continent for growth after record earnings

Lancashire held a training tour in Mumbai in February during which CEO Daniel Gidney met with Indian business executives

Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie lauds Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge' during stint in county cricket
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Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie lauds Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge' during stint in county cricket

Ishant, who has picked 297 wickets from 97 Tests, played for Sussex in 2018 with Gillespie as the coach

Coronavirus Outbreak: Lancashire ceases contracts of BJ Watling, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner in wake of COVID-19 crisis
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Lancashire ceases contracts of BJ Watling, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Lancashire Cricket on Friday mutually terminated the contracts of BJ Watling, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner as this season's County Championship has been postponed till 28 May due to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: England's county cricketers accept pay cuts, set to forgo prize money in wake of COVID-19 crisis
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Coronavirus Outbreak: England's county cricketers accept pay cuts, set to forgo prize money in wake of COVID-19 crisis

England’s county cricketers will forgo 1 million pounds ($1.24 million) in prize money and take pay cuts in April and May to help protect the domestic game during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) has said.

Former England captain Alastair Cook says no sense in playing shortened county championship
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Former England captain Alastair Cook says no sense in playing shortened county championship

Cook believes it is better to call off the championship this season because a shortened campaign would not be meaningful

Hashim Amla 'excited' to play alongside ex-South Africa teammate Morne Morkel again after inking Kolpak deal with Surrey
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Hashim Amla 'excited' to play alongside ex-South Africa teammate Morne Morkel again after inking Kolpak deal with Surrey

Surrey Cricket on Tuesday announced that former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla signed a two-year Kolpak contract with the club.

Australia's Travis Head 'thrilled' to sign for English county Sussex as their overseas player for 2020 season
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Australia's Travis Head 'thrilled' to sign for English county Sussex as their overseas player for 2020 season

Sussex coach Jason Gillespie, a fellow Australian, said he had been looking for a top-four batsman to improve the team and Head fit the bill.