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ECB contemplating to scrap toss at second-division County matches next year: Report

ECB contemplating to scrap toss at second-division County matches next year: Report

The England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) is contemplating to scrap the toss in County Championship Division Two matches next season.

New toss theory: ICC yet to give it a thought

New toss theory: ICC yet to give it a thought

Toss has been a crucial part of any cricket match. In fact, many believed that toss plays that defining role in the outcome of a match. But a new debate has been doing the rounds in cricket fraternity since former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting came out with an idea of taking the toss out of Test cricket.

Steve Waugh backs Ricky Ponting, Michael Holding call to dump Test toss

Steve Waugh backs Ricky Ponting, Michael Holding call to dump Test toss

Steve Waugh has backed calls from fellow former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and West Indies great Michael Holding for cricket chiefs to rid Test cricket of the toss.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul still hoping to play for Windies in Tests

Shivnarine Chanderpaul still hoping to play for Windies in Tests

Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he has no intention of announcing his retirement from Test cricket until perhaps the end of the year.

I still want to play Test cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

I still want to play Test cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Just 87 runs short of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' leading run scorer in Test cricket, veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has expressed his desire to continue in the five-day format, adding that he is unlikely to retire until at least the end of 2015.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad

Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad

 Shivnarine Chanderpaul's hopes of a happy farewell were squashed after the veteran left-handed batsman was left out of the 14-man West Indies squad for the first Test against Australia starting here on Wednesday.

Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Backing chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the Australian series, former West Indies pacer Michael Holding has said he firmly believes that the veteran batsman has lost his edge and does not deserve a place in the side.

Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

West Indian legend Michael Holding has has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game.

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

Impressed with the "control" of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far.

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England`s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week`s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding

Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding

Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role.

Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding

Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding

 Praising Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, West Indies great Michael Holding said the top-order player's knack of converting starts into three-figure scores shows that he has the makings of a class cricketer. Having represented India in 151 ODIs, Kohli has registered 22 hundreds and 33 fifties at an average of 51.95 - his conversion rate of innings per hundred being 6.5. Holding said that Kohli has justified his talent as a batsman. 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies

West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side's four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a "little bit pathetic".

West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance

West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance

All-rounder Kieron Pollard has vowed to return with a vengeance following his omission from the West Indies team for the cricket World Cup.

Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks

Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks

Phillip Hughes` sickening injury was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce `missile` at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding

ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding

Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

Michael Holding says WICB solely responsible for current crisis

Michael Holding says WICB solely responsible for current crisis

Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding has chosen to empathise with the West Indies players for deciding to return home abruptly over a pay dispute while slamming the Caribbean cricket board for the sport's constant downfall in the region.

Surprised by huge turnout for ISL matches: Michael Holding

Surprised by huge turnout for ISL matches: Michael Holding

West Indies cricket pace legend Michael Holding Tuesday lauded India's latest effort to revive football in the country through the launch of the Indian Super League (ISL) saying that he was pleasantly surprised to see such huge turnouts in the first few matches of the inaugural competition in a "cricket-loving" country.