New Zealander Ben Lister becomes cricket’s first Covid-19 substitute

Auckland bowler Ben Lister has become cricket’s first Covid-19 substitute after replacing team-mate Mark Chapman for a Plunket Shield game in New Zealand. Chapman felt unwell on Monday and was withdrawn from the first-class match against Otago pending the outcome of a coronavirus test. Chapman, 26, can re-join the game if his test result comes […]

Sri Lanka ready to host England Tests, says head coach Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur is “really positive” about the prospects of hosting England’s Test tour early next year, warning international cricket cannot afford to sustain a winter of postponements. England aborted their original two-match trip in March, flying home from Colombo as concerns over the coronavirus pandemic spiralled. Pope on track for January […]