South Africa vs England: One South Africa Cricketer Tests Positive For COVID-19

South Africa vs England: One player of the South Africa men’s team has tested positive for COVID-19 and two others have been placed in isolation, said CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that one of their men’s players has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming white-ball series against England. As a precautionary measure, CSA …

England come back from the dead to level series

Lightning does strike twice. Because, for a second time on this tour, Australia were let down by the oddity of their middle-order flakiness in the face of pressure. England have not lost three ODIs in a row since 2016. They haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2015. Both those runs appeared to …

Sports heritage of the British Empire

In history, there are many cases when colonizers, developing new lands, brought their native flavor to the local culture. So often new traditions, customs, and laws appeared. Sports that spread like viruses are no exception. In some cases, there is a full-scale dispersion – take, for example, the same football that is played today even …

England jerseys to carry ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo during West Indies series

The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Thursday (July 2), announced that the England players will be wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ emblems on their shirts throughout the three-match Test series against West Indies, which is starting on July 8. The ECB, explaining their decision, rejected any politicisation of the movement. Tom Harrison, ECB’s Chief Executive …

Sporting heritage of the British Empire

In history, there are many cases when colonizers, developing new lands, brought their own color to the local culture. This is how new traditions, customs, and laws often appeared. Sports that spread like viruses are no exception. In some cases, there is a full-scale dispersion – take, for example, the same football that is played …

Cricket. A little history and rules

The history of cricket Cricket is a truly English game that originated in the XIII century. It is in English documents that the word “cricket”first occurs. Its name goes back to the Saxon word for “stick”. Presumably, from the word “cric” – so called shepherd’s stick, which was used to lock the gates of the …

Sports of millions. Awkward questions about cricket

Cricket and croquet – is that different things?Croquet is played mainly by pensioners at their leisure, driving balls into the gates with wooden hammers. Like the Queen’s lawn in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Cricket is played by teams in stadiums in front of tens of thousands of spectators. (About the rules-just below.) A cricket …