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The International Cricket Council is set to consider a series of radical proposals designed to stem the talent drain caused by domestic Twenty20 and protect the sport from being cannibalised at all levels.

Dec 24

Cricket Australia confirms Mitchell Starc will miss Boxing Day Ashes Test

Mitchell Starc will miss the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne because of his bruised heel, Cricket Australia has confirmed.

Oct 13

ICC approves Test world championship and trial of four-day matches

England are to take part in a Test world championship after the sport’s governing body gave the go-ahead to a nine-team two-year series to begin in 2019.

Oct 4

Why Test cricket still needs its fifth day | The Spin

There are good arguments for rationalising the calendar and decluttering the fixture list, but the case for cutting off the fifth day’s play is less convincing

Apr 7

County Championship cricket: day one of the new season - as it happened

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Feb 3

ICC agrees plan for nine-team Test championship spread over two years

The International Cricket Council has moved closer towards providing Test cricket with a meaningful structure after a consensus was reached on Friday over the creation of a nine-team Test championship to run from 2019 and feature a final…

Sep 7

ICC forced to shelve plans for two-division Test championship

The International Cricket Council has been forced to shelve plans for the creation of a two-division Test championship following opposition from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and, most significantly, India.

May 15

Jason Day survives carnage to hold four-shot lead at Players Championship

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Feb 25

ICC ponders two divisions for Test cricket in radical shake-up

The International Cricket Council is considering a radical proposal that would see Test cricket split into two divisions with promotion and relegation between them, and places granted to two new nations.

Feb 15

New Zealand v Australia: day four of the first Test – as it happened

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New Zealand 183 and 327 (104.3 overs); Australia 562; Australia win by an innings and 52 runs to take 1-0 lead in two-Test series

Jan 25

South Africa v England: fourth Test, day four – as it happened

South Africa set England a target of 382 before taking three cheap wickets as the light faded at the end of day four to put themselves in the box seat to win the match

Nov 27

Away Days: tickled pink at Adelaide's first day-night cricket Test | Matt Cleary

Adelaide’s inaugural day-night Test had pink balls, blood-orange skies, dinner breaks and left fans glad they witnessed the coming of cricket’s future first hand

Oct 25

Pakistan v England: second Test, day four – as it happened

Pakistan declared on 354-6 to leave England facing a record run chase, and they slumped to 19-2 before a determined stand from Ian Bell and Joe Root steadied the ship as they reached stumps at 130-3

Aug 25

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The USA are the most successful nation in track and field – but nearly halfway through the championship, American athletes have just one gold and one silver

Aug 25

World Athletics Championships 2015: day four – in pictures!

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May 17

Australia’s Brad Haddin retires from one-day international cricket


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Feb 16

Ireland gatecrash International Cricket Council’s cosy World Cup cartel


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Jan 9

Australia v India: fourth Test, day four - as it happened


Australia leads by 348 after day four at the SCG

Dec 29

Australia v India: third Test, day four - as it happened


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Dec 20

Australia v India: second Test, day four – as it happened


Australia have won the second Test against India by four wickets after making heavy weather of their run-chase of 128. Relive our over-by-over coverage of day four at the Gabba.