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For so long a sporting Garden of Eden, now Auckland's Eden Park exists under constant threat of being hit for six, or rucked over to make room for houses.
Former Test all-rounder Shane Watson does not want David Warner to be lost to the game in this country, urging Cricket Australia to welcome the controversial opener back to the fold after he completes his suspension.
England cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales face a disciplinary hearing in December after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The Kiwi connection at Australian Twenty20 cricket side, the Sydney Thunder, is growing with Northern Districts coach John Bracewell joining the club this summer.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has thrown his support behind the leadership credentials of Mitchell Marsh, declaring the all-rounder should be Australia's new test vice-captain while also leading the World Cup defence in England next year.
While most eyes will be on Steve Smith on his return to Sydney grade cricket on Saturday, spare a thought for Chris Williams – the PE teacher whose job it will be to captain the former Australian test skipper.
New White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite will be one of six spin bowling options in an unchanged 15-woman squad for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies in November.
World cricket's governing body is encouraging any player who believes they have been racially abused to report it, as it emerged the Australian player who allegedly vilified Moeen Ali can still face disciplinary action under the game's Anti Racism code.
Corey Anderson signed off a successful England Twenty20 Blast campaign as the competition's fifth-highest runscorer as Somerset bowed out in the semifinals on Saturday.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has claimed he was called 'Osama' by an Australian player during the 2015 Ashes.
Big-hitting Kiwi batsmen Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro both made vital contributions as the Trinbago Knight Riders booked their spot in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 final.
England cricket all-rounder Moeen Ali has hit out at Australia as "rude" and the only team he has disliked, yet says they have been "humbled" by sandpaper ball-tampering scandal.
New Zealand Cricket knew of ongoing tension between captain Suzie Bates and Haidee Tiffen, but insist the coach remains the right person to take the White Ferns forward.
Glenn Phillips' second T20 century was in vain as Ravman Powell's final-over meltdown snatched defeat from the jaws of victory for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
A former Australian fast bowler has given up the ball and is trying to make his mark behind the wheel.
He may be out to impress national selectors but Australian cricketer Chris Lynn has still questioned their "odd" omission of Glenn Maxwell for the test series against Pakistan.