BBC2 Test highlights: First impressions

Tonight was the first episode of the BBC’s new Test highlights show. It’s called Today at the Test, which is a great name (although given today’s rain and its 45-minute running time, this first one should probably have been called Today at the Test Plus Quite a Bit of Other Stuff.) It’s...

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30 minutes ago, King Cricket

Cricket in the age of coronavirus gets off to an awkward start

Incorporating social distancing into cricket is going to take some adjusting to for Jason Holder after the West Indies captain and his counterpart Ben Stokes got off to a rocky start before a ball had even been bowled in Southampton.

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39 minutes ago, Fox Sports

NASSER HUSSAIN: Racism is like a cancer... and English cricket must look the other way

NASSER HUSSAIN: Michael Holding did many great things with the ball during his career, but the way he is speaking about racism in cricket is a reminder that he is a great man in other ways, too.

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45 minutes ago, Daily Mail

MARTIN SAMUEL: We should be saying sorry to the West Indies

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: First of all, what needs to be said is thank you. What should then be said, but won't, is sorry. For the way international cricket has turned out.

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1 hour ago, Daily Mail, West Indies

County cricket civil war with four clubs threatening to opt-out of red-ball championship

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES AND RICHARD GIBSON: Plans for a red-ball county championship have been thrown into chaos following heated discussions between the counties on Wednesday.

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1 hour ago, Daily Mail, County Cricket

Players take a knee as weather ruins Test cricket's return

England and the West Indies managed just 17.4 overs as the English weather conspired to restrict international cricket's bio-secure return at Southampton's Rose Bowl.

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1 hour ago, ABC Grandstand

West Indies players take a knee

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1 hour ago, ABC Grandstand, West Indies

Umpires stand with umbrellas up

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1 hour ago, ABC Grandstand

Exclusive: Cricket Victoria weighs up $400,000 player hub to escape pandemic

Cricket Victoria is considering sending its players into an AFL-like hub for as many as 55 days to start the summer.

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1 hour ago, Fox Sports

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: England's return may have been hampered by rain but series will be fascinating

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Cricket is back! And of course the weather was always going to take a turn for the worst. But it's fantastic from West Indies to agree to come in the current circumstances.

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2 hours ago, Daily Mail, England

Rory Burns left stranded on 999 Test runs after rain and bad light against West Indies

TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Rain and bad light left Rory Burns stranded on 999 Test runs, one short of becoming the first England opener to reach 1,000 since Alastair Cook got there in 2007.

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2 hours ago, Daily Mail, West Indies

England v West Indies: Sir Alastair Cook says England could have lost four or five wickets on opening day

BBC Sport pundit Sir Alastair Cook says England could have lost "four or five" wickets to the West Indies on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies.

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2 hours ago, BBC Sport, England, West Indies

England v West Indies highlights: England battle on rain-affected first day

Watch highlights from a rain-affected first day of the first Test between England and the West Indies at the Ageas Rose Bowl.

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3 hours ago, BBC Sport, England, West Indies

England v West Indies: Inside the Southampton bio-bubble

With countless safety measures and no fans in the ground, cricket's return was anything but familiar. The rain certainly was.

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3 hours ago, BBC Sport, England, West Indies, Big Bash League

ECB to create bridges between bio-secure training environments to ensure coronavirus safety

There will be a small amount of crossover with Lancashire fast bowler Saqib Mahmood likely to move across from the 22-man Test squad to the limited overs group, to be named on Thursday.

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3 hours ago, Daily Mail

West Indies coach hails both sets of players 'statement' in taking a knee before first Test

Cricket's long-awaited return on Wednesday yielded centre stage to powerful messages from West Indies players past and present as the Black Lives Matter movement came to the Ageas Bowl.

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4 hours ago, Daily Mail, West Indies

England frustrated by the rain in return to Test cricket against the West Indies

Only 17.4 overs were possible at the Ageas Bowl which saw Ben Stokes captain his country for the first time, following the absence of Joe Root who is isolating after the birth of his second child.

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4 hours ago, Daily Mail, England, West Indies

England v West Indies: Rain restricts play as cricket returns

England endure a frustrating return to international cricket as the opening day of the first Test against West Indies is limited to 17.4 overs.

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5 hours ago, BBC Sport, England, West Indies

England vs West Indies: Cricket returns for first Test as frustrating and engaging as it ever was

England vs West Indies: Cricket returns for first Test as frustrating and engaging as it ever was

England reached stumps on a rain-delayed opening day of the series on 35-1 after Shannon Gabriel captured the early wicket of Dom Sibley

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5 hours ago, The Independent, England, West Indies

England v West Indies: Shannon Gabriel bowls Dominic Sibley as Test cricket returns

West Indies' Shannon Gabriel bowls England's Dominic Sibley with just the 10th delivery of the day as Test cricket returns at the Ageas Rose Bowl.

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9 hours ago, BBC Sport, England, West Indies

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