DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Indian became the first woman to be appointed to the international panel of cricket match referees.
Pat Cummins voted Australia’s cricketer of the year
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Pat Cummins won Australian cricket's highest individual honor on Monday for his performances during a year when the national team's results were overshadowed by bans for Steve Smith and David Warner following a ball-tampering scandal.
Cummins won the Allan Border medal for Australia's leading men's cricketer with 156 votes, six ahead of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was voted test cricket player of the year.
West Indies women’s team to play 3 T20s in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A women's cricket team from the West Indies will tour Pakistan for three Twenty20 matches at Karachi which the Pakistan Cricket Board sees it as "a major step toward revival of international cricket in the country."
Pakistan has hosted only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, World XI and the West Indies since terrorists attacked a Sri Lanka cricket team bus at Lahore in 2009.
LONDON (AP) — England lifted the Women's Cricket World Cup for the fourth time after beating India by nine runs at Lord's on Sunday.
India, chasing a modest 229 to win, was cruising to victory in the final as it reached 190 for three. But a late collapse, sparked by five wickets in 19 balls from Anya Shrubsole, saw England snatch an unlikely victory on home soil.
BRISTOL, England (AP) — England reached the Women's Cricket World Cup final by beating South Africa with only two balls to spare on Tuesday.
Anya Shrubsole hit the decisive boundary to seal a two-wicket win for England, which required two runs from the last three balls of a dramatic semifinal in Bristol, southwest England.
SYDNEY (AP) — Pat Howard will remain Cricket Australia's high performance manager through 2019 after signing a two-year contract extension.
The 43-year-old, who played 20 rugby matches for Australia at flyhalf, has held the role with responsibility for Australia's men's and women's teams since 2011.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Howard had been passionate and dynamic in developing Australian cricket.
India wins on last ball of Women’s WCup qualifying final
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hamanpreet Kaur hit a six and ran briskly for two runs during the last two balls to steal a tense one-wicket win for India over South Africa in the final of the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
Kaur scored a run-a-ball 41 in India's 245-9 in 50 overs in reply to South Africa's 244 all out in its final over.
Boon, Hayden, Wilson join Australian Hall of Fame
SYDNEY (AP) — Batsmen David Boon and Matthew Hayden and women's cricket pioneer Betty Wilson have been named as the latest inductees into Australian cricket's Hall of Fame.
The trio will be formally inducted at the Allan Border Medal function in Sydney on Monday.
Boon made more than 7,400 runs in 107 tests between 1984 and 1996 and 5,964 runs in 181 one-day internationals. Hayden scored more than 8,600 in 103 tests from 1994 to 2009 and more than 6,000 one-day international runs.
Heyhoe Flint, 1st global star of women’s cricket, dies at 77
LONDON (AP) — Rachael Heyhoe Flint, who became a figurehead for women's cricket after captaining England to World Cup glory, has died. She was 77.
Heyhoe Flint's death was announced Wednesday by the Marylebone Cricket Club.
During an international career lasting almost 20 years, Heyhoe Flint represented England 45 times in tests and one-day internationals. She won the 1973 World Cup
Australia to stage women’s T20 in 2020 as stand alone event
SYDNEY (AP) — Cricket Australia says the International Cricket Council has approved its bid to host the Women's Twenty20 world tournament in 2020 as a separate event and not in conjunction with the men's tournament.
The decision was announced Saturday by Cricket Australia, saying women's cricket would benefit from having an event which would be played "away from the shadow of the men's game."