Cricket Weekly Column #10 First Ashes Test and T20 Blast

Tweet By Riley Taylor (@rileyttaylor21) Welcome to the 10th edition of Overtime’s Cricket Weekly Column, where we look at the week’s biggest stories and games. The Ashes get underway with the First Test at Edgbaston as England look to win back the urn after their 4-0 hammering down under two years ago. As well as this we’ll be looking at the top 10 moments from this years Vitality T20 Blast so far. ——————————————————————————————————————– The Ashes, the oldest rivalry in the history of cricket and the series that has produced some of…

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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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