West Indies pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

West Indies pacer Ronsford Beaton has been reported for a suspect bowling action during West Indies’ second ODI against New Zealand on Saturday. Beaton sent down eight overs in that match and picked up 1 for 60. As per the ICC’s regulations pertaining to suspected illegal actions, Beaton’s action will now be further examined. He will have to undergo…

Cricket enters new era with four-day test

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Cricket will venture into new territory when South Africa tackle Zimbabwe in the first official four-day test match to be played at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth starting on Tuesday. It is an experiment, which will also be played with a pink ball as a day/night encounter, that has been…

Boult’s seven-for seals New Zealand’s series win

A snowballing 130-run sixth-wicket stand propelled New Zealand to 325 for 6, before a smoldering Trent Boult blasted West Indies out for 121 with help from tearaway Lockie Ferguson. West Indies have lost every game on tour, but rarely have they appeared so outmatched. The top order showed no fight against Boult’s sniping accuracy and Ferguson’s out-and-out-pace.…

Players safe after Melbourne incident

Australia and England’s players are safe and accounted for, after a car drove into a crowd close to Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on Thursday evening. According to reports, between 14 and 16 people were injured as a result of what police are calling a “deliberate act”. The incident took place around 4.45pm local time…

Bottom club Swansea sack manager Clement

LONDON (Reuters) – Swansea City sacked manager Paul Clement on Wednesday with the former Real Madrid assistant coach paying the price for a dismal start to the season. Clement had been at Swansea for less than a year but leaves, along with his assistants, with the Welsh club rooted to the bottom of the table.…