ICC confirms new Test Championship

New structure for Test and ODI cricket brings context to all matches from 2019, says ICC The International Cricket Council has confirmed significant changes to the structure of men’s Test and one-day international cricket in a bid to add extra context to the international game. After meetings with representatives from cricket boards in Auckland this…

First Ballon d’Or nominees announced

The first Ballon d’Or nominees have been announced with Harry Kane, Philippe Coutinho and N’Golo Kante three of the players nominated from the Premier League. France Football, who organise the event following the split from FIFA, are staggering the announcement and are releasing the names in batches of five. Kante is the first Premier League…

Andres Iniesta signs ‘lifetime contract’ with Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder and captain Andres Iniesta has signed a “lifetime contract” with the La Liga giants. The Spain international, 33, has made 639 appearances for the Catalan club – second on their all-time list – and scored 55 goals. Iniesta came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after joining in 1996 at the age…