England

  • Scottish referendum: 4.2 million people registered to vote 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    The crucial result of the Scottish referendum will be known only after the counting of votes gets over. 4.2 million people had registered to vote, making this the largest electorate ever in Scotland. If Scotland decides to leave the United Kingdom, it leaves behind England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A...
  • Watch: Scotland's currency dilemma Yesterday

    The people of Scotland will vote on Thursday whether to seek independence from the United Kingdom. In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battle-grounds. CNN's Nina Dos Santos takes a look at why it is causing so many disagreements. ...
  • Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote Yesterday

    Edinburgh: Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open on Thursday from 7 am (0600GMT, 2 am EDT) until 10 pm (2100GMT, 5 pm EDT). Turnout is...
  • Jonathan Trott ready for England return 2 days ago

    England batsman Jonathan Trott said on Tuesday that he was ready for an international recall. Trott dramatically quit the Ashes tour of Australia last year following the first Test in Brisbane, citing a stress-related illness, and has not played for England since. However, the 33-year-old South Africa-born right-hander has returned to county...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts 5 days ago

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • I took pedalo for drink with Botham, reveals Flintoff 1 week ago

    Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham. Flintoff was fined and banned for one match by then-England coach Duncan Fletcher after the drunken incident in the Caribbean,...
  • Frustrated Brendan Rodgers slams England's treatment of Daniel Sturridge September 11, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge's thigh strain "could have been prevented" and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England's 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley last Wednesday before returning to training 36 hours later...
  • England coach Moores prolongs Cook's World Cup limbo September 9, 2014

    Birmingham: Alastair Cook faces a wait to discover if he will captain England at next year's World Cup, according to coach Peter Moores. Cook's position as both captain and an opening batsman in one-day internationals has been the subject of fevered debate and this intensified during England's recent 3-1 home ODI...
  • Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character September 9, 2014

    London: His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character". Speaking to 'ESPNCricinfo', Shastri lavished praise on Fletcher, who...
  • Spain, England open with wins in Euro qualifiers September 9, 2014

    London: Spain looked back to their old self in opening their European Championship qualifying campaign by running over Macedonia, while England took control of their group by beating biggest rival Switzerland on the road. Here is a look at Monday's qualifying games around Europe: GROUP C: Spain overcame a few nervous moments to...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the one-off Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • Too late to sack Cook as ODI captain, says Ashley Giles September 8, 2014

    London: The clamour for his sacking as England's ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too late to do this as the World Cup is just five months away. "I'd keep him as captain because we're close to the World...
  • MS Dhoni takes blame for T20 loss in Birmingham September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the blame for his side's narrow three-run loss to England in the one-off Twenty20 international after failing to finish off the game in the last over. India were set a target of 181 runs but they could only score 177-5 despite Virat Kohli's first...
  • Eoin Morgan glad to leave England all smiles after T20 win September 8, 2014

    London: Stand-in skipper Eoin Morgan said he hoped England's thrilling three-run Twenty20 win over India in their final home international match of the season would spur the team on to greater heights ahead of the World Cup. Morgan, leading the side in the absence of injured all-rounder Stuart Broad, produced...
  • Dhoni's poor judgement cost India T20 against England September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor judgement in refusing singles in two balls in the last over saw India going down by three runs to England in a thrilling finish in the one-off Twenty20 international at Edgbaston here Sunday. A blistering 71 off 31 balls from captain Eoin Morgan helped England post...
  • Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience September 8, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with a dramatic Twenty20 defeat. It looked as if India, who lost the five-match Test series 3-1 but recovered to win the...
  • We had a good chance to win but it didn't pay off, says MS Dhoni September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating the strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he "backed himself to go for it". "The last couple of deliveries Rayudu (Ambati) didn't middle so I thought I will back myself to...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first half-century of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close three-run win in the one-off Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31-ball 71 and India's...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Under-fire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • Live Score, Only T20: England bat; debuts for Karn, Roy September 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against...
  • Eoin Morgan grateful for 'wondrous' IPL September 7, 2014

    Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston on Sunday. Ian Botham, the former England captain, used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be...
  • Indian Premier League made me a more skilful player: Eoin Morgan September 6, 2014

    Birmingham: Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on Sunday England great Ian Botham used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be shut...
  • Team India peaking at the right time, can defend WC title: Sourav Ganguly September 6, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India are peaking at the right time and are currently placed very well for the 2015 World Cup, where they will be looking to defend their title. India hadn't won an ODI series of particular importance since their wins against Australia and West Indies...
  • Kevin Pietersen slams 'selfish' Alastair Cook September 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has slammed England captain Alastair Cook as "selfish" for playing down his team's chances of winning next year's World Cup. Cook's side beat India by 41 runs on Friday to salvage some pride after an emphatic defeat in the one-day series, but former England batsman Pietersen is still frustrated...
  • England can't afford slow start, says Wayne Rooney September 6, 2014

    Wayne Rooney admits England can't afford a slow start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Switzerland on Monday. Roy Hodgson's team head to Basel desperately in need of a strong performance and result to erase the bitter taste of their miserable World Cup campaign. The road to the Euros in France...
  • Under-fire Alastair Cook has no ODI captaincy assurances September 6, 2014

    Under-fire Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England's One Day International captain but the stout opener is determined to lead the team in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Essex opener answered many critics during England's 3-1 test series victory against India...
  • India look to end England tour with T20 success September 7, 2014

    Birmingham: The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against England here on Sunday. Having suffered a 1-3 defeat in...
  • England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Kevin Pietersen September 6, 2014

    London: English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears". England have not been able to consistently make a mark in...
  • Daniel Sturridge ruled out of England qualifier September 6, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland because of a thigh injury, further depleting coach Roy Hodgson's options for his team's toughest test in Group E. The Liverpool striker pulled up hurt during a training session on Friday and was withdrawn from the...