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  • Somerset sign show-stopper Chris Gayle for T20 Blast 4 days ago

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. The explosive 35-year-old opener will join Somerset in late May, depending on how long his involvement in the Indian Premier League lasts, and will...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire March 17, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday. The experienced 38-year-old will be available for up to four Twenty20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship games when he replaces New Zealand's Martin Guptill as Derbyshire's...
  • Very sad to leave Zimbabwe cricket: Brendan Taylor March 12, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's days in the red Zimbabwe jersey may draw to an early close with the batsman signing a three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire, subject to ECB's approval, that will make him ineligible to represent his country. While the 29-year-old Taylor can still return to play for his...
  • Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire February 24, 2015

    London: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was recently cleared to bowl again after undergoing remedial work on his action. However, he failed to satisfy doubts about the legality of his deliveries in time for the ongoing World...
  • Pakistan veteran Younis Khan rejoins Yorkshire February 15, 2015

    London: Pakistan veteran Younis Khan will return to Yorkshire for the opening weeks of the 2015 season, the English county side announced on Saturday. The 37-year-old first played for Yorkshire in 2007 and will return to Headingley after representing Pakistan in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "It is...
  • Australian duo Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire January 29, 2015

    Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday. Finch, who played for Yorkshire last season, will play in all formats of the game, while Maxwell is due to feature in the domestic...
  • Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint January 27, 2015

    London: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and...
  • Alviro Petersen joins Lancashire after South Africa exit January 22, 2015

    London: South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday. The 34-year-old bowed out of the international game earlier this month after scoring 2,093 runs in 36 Tests with five hundreds at an average of 34.88. He has signed a two-year...
  • Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara signs for Surrey January 16, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara is to join Surrey, the English county announced on Friday. Sangakkara is currently ranked as the world's number one Test batsman and is one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the five-day game with 12,203 runs to his credit. The 37-year-old...
  • California battles whooping cough epidemic December 12, 2014

    San Diego: California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Doctors emphasize that the inoculation has led to fewer deaths than in the past and in instances where...
  • Leicester Cricket Club looking to tap South Asian talent November 16, 2014

    Leicester Cricket Club trying to get more South Asian players on course to play at the County level in England. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his example November 9, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England's chances of winning next year's World Cup but that hasn't stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket. England have never won the World Cup in nearly 40 years of trying and, having...
  • Derbyshire in talks with Pujara for next year October 14, 2014

    London: Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the "stumbling block". Pujara played for the club in the closing weeks of the...
  • County Championship: Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep September 27, 2014

    London: Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw. Glen Chapple's side needed a victory at Old Trafford to avoid the drop and send Middlesex down instead but, after bad weather took 14 overs...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara out handling the ball in a County match September 24, 2014

    India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire's English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday. The 26-year-old right-hander, the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in 2013, was dismissed in the 20th over, leaving hosts Derbyshire on 62-3. Pujara...
  • Ashwell Prince plays down talk of 'racist' abuse September 20, 2014

    London: South Africa's Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday he did not feel there had been a racist element to the verbal abuse he had received from Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for two matches after being reported by the umpires for verbally abusing Prince, playing for archrivals Lancashire,...
  • Food and water poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China September 18, 2014

    Beijing: At least 320 people, mostly children, have been hospitalised in east China's Jiangxi Province in a suspected case of food and water poisoning, officials said on Thursday. The patients, aged from 3 to 18 years old, suffered from diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pains and fever since Sunday in Lianhua County, according...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Aaron September 17, 2014

    London: Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here on Wednesday. However his India teammate Varun Aaron's had a quiet start to his county career for Durham as...
  • Jason Gillespie glad to fulfil Geoffrey Boycott order September 13, 2014

    London: Jason Gillespie said he was pleased to have carried out the wishes of Yorkshire great Geoffrey Boycott after guiding the side to their first English County Championship title in 13 years on Friday. Yorkshire's innings and 152run First Division victory away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge saw them...
  • Yorkshire win English county championship September 12, 2014

    A Yorkshire side coached by former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie won England's County Championship title for the first time in 13 years after a crushing innings and 152run win away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday. Leftarm seamer Ryan Sidebottom, the sole survivor from the last time...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian toporder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the fourday Division Two firstclass match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday. Responding to Glamorgan's 282 in the first innings, Derbyshire could only muster 203 in 54.1 overs in the second...
  • Not interested in playing county cricket, says Ishant Sharma August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team, is not at all keen on playing in England. Would you be interested in playing...
  • County side Northamptonshire to release South Africa's Andrew Hall August 27, 2014

    London: Northamptonshire will release former South Africa allrounder Andrew Hall at the end of the season, the English county announced on Tuesday. The 39yearold Hall joined Northamptonshire in 2007 the same year he played the last of his 21 Tests for South Africa. Hall went on to captain the Midlands side...
  • Pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint August 25, 2014

    London: Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara's footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future. Aaron, who impressed one and all by his consistent pace during the Test series, wants to improve his bowling skills and said that there is...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage August 25, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • Flintoff heroics can't stop Bears winning T20 title August 24, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren't quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast final. Flintoff, who had made just two appearances in the competition after coming out of retirement earlier...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara set to join Derbyshire August 24, 2014

    London: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced on Saturday. The 26yearold made 81 against the Midlands county in a tour match but struggled in the ensuing 31 defeat by England in a fiveTest series, where...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the toporder batsmen who failed to click in the fiveTest series against England that India lost 13, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break July 23, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to toplevel cricket after a stressrelated illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33yearold righthander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...