Sport politics

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Richard Thompson’s in-tray: key tasks for ECB chair with cricket in turmoil
From appointing a new chief executive to mending the rifts caused by the Hundred, there is plenty for the new man to do

Ali Martin

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cricket is about to reach tipping point with power grab of alternative season | Barney Ronay
The latest announcement of T20 leagues in South Africa and the UAE is significant – franchise cricket is ready to take over

Barney Ronay

13, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Spin | Cricket must rethink sponsorship deals amid ongoing climate crisis
The MCC says the climate crisis poses ‘an existential risk’ to cricket – so questions must be asked of many partnerships

Tanya Aldred

02, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Adam Gemili blames ‘bad press’ over coach under investigation for 200m exit
Adam Gemili pointed to a stream of “bad press” over an investigation into his coach Rana Reider and said it had contributed to his exit in the heats of the 200m at the World Athletics Championships on Monday

Guardian sport

19, Jul, 2022 @11:06 AM

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Ben Stokes’ ODI retirement should be a wake-up call to cricket’s leaders | Ali Martin
From the ECB to ICC, governing bodies need to realise how the packed schedule makes the 50-over game vulnerable

Ali Martin

18, Jul, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Alan Gilpin: ‘The US plan will benefit from the Eagles being in France’
World Rugby CEO doesn’t think ‘the game needs the US in France next year’ but knows Chile’s win on Saturday underlined the need for serious work before the World Cup comes to America

Martin Pengelly

18, Jul, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Russia and Belarus face ban from Paris Olympics, warns senior IOC member
Russia is facing a ban from the Paris Olympics as a consequence of the invasion of Ukraine, Sir Craig Reedie has warned

Sean Ingle

11, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Plans to ban gambling firms sponsoring football shirts in disarray after Tory rift
Ban and ‘polluter pays’ levy on gambling firms could still happen, government sources say

Rob Davies

29, Jun, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Time to end ECB spin and give English cricket the governing body it deserves | Barney Ronay
The priority is not to wring more money out of broadcasters, but to preserve and find a way to share – not sell – this sport

Barney Ronay

19, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Legacy of London 2012 is one that has sold Britain’s fitness short | Barney Ronay
The 2012 Games were over budget while existing stadiums like Crystal Palace have been allowed to become dilapidated relics

Barney Ronay

18, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Gymnasts to demand action from governing bodies after abuse scandals
Advocacy groups have called on the IOC and the sport’s own FIG to review the minimum age of 16 for female gymnasts, given men must be 18

Sean Ingle

17, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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World Rugby to extend concussion stand-down period by five days
A major change to regulations on concussion management, increasing the enforced rest period to 12 days, will be announced next week

Robert Kitson

17, Jun, 2022 @5:32 PM

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