Ad featuring Johnson 'makes light of doping'

A television advert featuring disgraced ex-sprinter Ben Johnson has been criticised by Australia’s anti-doping authority for “making light of the use of performance-enhancing drugs”. Canadian Johnson was stripped of 100m Olympic gold from Seoul 1988 after testing positive for a banned steroid. In the advert, he says a betting firm’s mobile phone app “tested positive…

City-based Twenty20 tournament featuring eight teams gets approval for 2020

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament has been given the go-ahead to start in 2020. The proposals were approved by 38 of the 41 England and Wales Cricket Board members, with 15 first-class counties in support of the competition. Essex and Middlesex were the only two counties to vote against the proposals, while Kent abstained…