Women’s Ashes Series 2015 schedule announced

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the schedule for the 2015 Women’s Ashes Series, which will see the Test played in the middle of the series for the first time.

Australia announce Women’s Ashes Twenty20 squad

The Cricket Australia (CA) Women’s National Selection Panel (WNSP) today announced a 13-player squad for the Twenty20 (WT20 INTL) matches of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series against England, starting in Hobart on 29 January.

Kenya’s Nelson Mandela regrets never having met his South African namesake

Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann expressed his desire to have met the former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, during the Ashes pre-Test dinner in Adelaide. But he is not the only cricketer disappointed never to have come face-to-face with the great man.

Substitute fielder’s Test record goes quickly and unnoticed

The record created by Australia’s Chris Sabburg in the first Test of the Ashes series at the Gabba seems to have gone unnoticed. The 24-year-old Sabburg’s stay on ground for only two balls (Substituting for Ryan Harris) is the shortest by any Substitute fielder responsible for batsman’s wicket, informs USA-based cricket statistician, Dave Wilson.