Test cricket

MELBOURNE: The decks have been cleared for full capacity crowds at the 2022 Australian Open tennis Grand Slam and Australia’s Boxing Day cricket Test against arch-rivals England in Melbourne, as COVID-19 restrictions ease in Victoria state, officials said on Thursday.

Victoria Premier Dan Andrews said that the state was about to hit 90% vaccination, allowing long-standing restrictions to be swept aside, including capacity limits on sporting events.

Sep 02, 2020 18:09
MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia has announced the return of Vodafone as naming rights partner for Australian men's Test cricket in a three-year deal. Concomittantly, the telecommunications major has also signed up as sponsors of the national women’s team and Women’s Big Bash League.
Jan 14, 2020 20:01
LONDON: The MCC has added its considerable heft in matters regarding rules of cricket to the growing chorus opposed to the possibility raised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that Tests after 2023 could be cut to four days.
Nov 14, 2019 14:11
LAHORE: After more than 10 years, Test cricket will return to Pakistan in December when Sri Lanka will play their ICC World Test Championship matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi. The first Test will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 11-15 December, while the second Test will be held at the National Stadium from 19-23 December.
Jul 23, 2019 17:07
LONDON: "The times they are a changin" (hat tip to Bob Dylan). Test cricket, the "purest" form of the game, is getting a makeover... of sorts. The upcoming Ashes will witness players sporting their names and numbers on the back of jerseys for the first time in a Test match. Thus far, only ODI and T20 jerseys had personalised player jerseys but the game's longest format is about to join its younger iterations.
Aug 03, 2018 16:08
BIRMINGHAM: High ticket prices have been partly blamed for the underwhelming fan turnout here for the ongoing first Test between India and England, which has also raised the "genuine question" of whether Test cricket is relevant to the South Asian cricket community in the UK.
Jun 25, 2018 14:06
CANBERRA: Cricket Australia Monday announced that real estate company Domain has come on board as a Platinum Partner with rights across international cricket and CA’s digital channels for the next four years. Domain will replace Magellan Financial Group, which ended its naming rights sponsorship of domestic Test matches one year into a three-year deal, in the aftermath of the ball tampering scandal.    
May 19, 2018 16:05
LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday two new partnerships ahead of the upcoming summer of Test cricket.
May 18, 2018 17:05
NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir opined that the BCCI hasn’t done its job well enough to market Test cricket, despite India being the engine that drives the game.  Gambhir was speaking during the launch of the book 'Eleven Gods and Billion Indians' by cricket historian Boria Majumdar and he made his point in the presence of BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and COA chief Vinod Rai, PTI reports.
May 12, 2018 18:05
LONDON: Ireland’s opening day in Test cricket against Pakistan turned out to be a major dampener, with rain calling off the entire day’s play on Friday and no coin toss held at all. According to a report in UK’s The Guardian, no play ensured that Cricket Ireland suffered losses of $89,700 as they needed to refund 5100 tickets bought by spectators to celebrate the occasion.
Feb 20, 2018 14:02
LONDON: England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has gone on the front foot and decided to provide his perspective on the future of Test cricket, which is a common point of discussion in all cricketing circles. In a tweet, he said that only five countries will continue to play Test cricket and 10 years down the line all the others will be competing only in white ball cricket.