Cricket Weekly Column #13 Ben Stokes, The Player That Made Me Love Cricket

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the 13th edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the week’s biggest stories and games. After an immense month for one England cricketer, I thought I would go in-depth into his career and why I am one of his biggest admirers. Ben Stokes: The Player That Made Me Love Cricket It would be an understatement to say I am a massive cricket fan. Since I became interested in the sport when I was 12 it has taken over my life and…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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