All Full Member nations should be required to play a minimum number of Tests within four years, says ICC Cricket Committee

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The West Indies will not play any more Test matches this year

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket Committee have announced that they are planning to introduce a minimum number of Test matches all Full Member nations must meet within four years in an attempt to salvage the diminishing reputation of the longest format of the game.

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We have to make a strong start to the Champions Trophy by beating India, says AB de Villiers

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De Villiers is confident that South Africa stand a good chance to win the Champions Trophy

South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers has vowed to put an end to the ‘chokers’ tag his team have been branded with by starting off their Champions Trophy campaign with a win over India, who they play on June 6 and are considered to be one of the favourites to win the tournament this year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke aiming to make Australia top ranked team once again

Clarke knows that the series against South Africa will be of vital importance to the entire squad

Australia captain Michael Clarke has vowed to lead Australia to the number one Test ranking ahead of the their home series against South Africa, who are the current holders of the top spot.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Tom Latham working hard to cement place in New Zealand squad

Latham is looking to become the specialist wicketkeeper in the New Zealand side

New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Tom Latham is hoping to cement his place in the New Zealand ODI and Twenty20 squad after the conclusion of the team’s limited overs series against the West Indies.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Jonathan Trott concerned Ashes rivalry is slowly fading away

Trott is looking to keep the intensity of the Ashes tradition alive

South African-born England batsman Jonathan Trott has announced that he feels as if the Ashes rivalry between England and Australia is starting to become less intense since the two nations are starting to face each other more frequently.

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