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  • Kevin Pietersen sends signal to England selectors with century 5 days ago

    England: Kevin Pietersen was challenged to rack up runs in domestic cricket to stand any chance of an unlikely return to the England team after a year away from the international game. He couldn't have started any better. In his first game for Surrey since re-signing for the county to revive his...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role April 10, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the new position of director of cricket on Wednesday as Paul Downton lost his job as their managing director of cricket, with his current post also scrapped. Vaughan was immediately linked to the role, with new ECB chief executive Tom Harrison eager to...
  • Michael Vaughan open to ECB management role April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, has said he is open to talking to the England and Wales Cricket Board about a management role with the team following Paul Downton's resignation as managing director on Wednesday. Vaughan is understood to have had a breakfast meeting with Tom Harrison, the ECB...
  • Managing director Paul Downton parts company with ECB April 8, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board says managing director Paul Downton has left his job as the national team's leadership is overhauled. Downton's role has been under scrutiny after England exited the World Cup in the group stage last month, and because he has resisted the return of batsman Kevin...
  • ECB can deal with all the external stuff, says Alastair Cook April 4, 2015

    Lots has gone on since that Oval win against India and to get back there is going to be a challenge. We've got to focus on the next five weeks, says England Test captain. ...
  • England quells Kevin Pietersen talk ahead of West Indies tour April 2, 2015

    London: England flew out to the Caribbean on Thursday suppressing fevered talk about Kevin Pietersen's possible international return and insisting the upcoming test series against the West Indies isn't make or break for coach Peter Moores. Pietersen is once again the talk of English cricket after the incoming ECB chairman said...
  • Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect England recall, says Alec Stewart March 31, 2015

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart. Pietersen has rejoined Surrey to play in County Championship Division Two this season in a bid to win a Test recall for England's Ashes showdown with Australia...
  • Outcast Kevin Pietersen set for another chance with England March 18, 2015

    A year ago, England decided they could no longer live with the divisive dressing-room influence of Kevin Pietersen and ditched its most talented and prolific batsman. The realisation is dawning on English cricket, however, that it can't live without him. As the national team lurches from one embarrassment to another, Pietersen is...
  • 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...
  • Darren Gough blasts England selectors after World Cup exit March 12, 2015

    Former England pacer Darren Gough thinks Peter Moores has made some huge mistakes and Kevin Pietersen should be in the ODI team. ...
  • ECB says 'no change' for Pietersen's England hopes March 2, 2015

    "Nothing has changed" for Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing international cricket again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Sunday, despite incoming chairman Colin Graves appearing to leave the door open for the exiled batsman's return. Sacked by England a year ago and later released by county side Surrey, the...
  • ECB proposes 40-over World Cup, four-day Tests February 25, 2015

    London: The one-day matches in the next edition of the cricket World Cup could be 40-overs-a-side affairs and Test matches reduced to four days if the discussions between the chairmen of English counties and the ECB are proposed and ultimately accepted by the the ICC. According to ESPNcricinfo, the "ideas are...
  • Kevin Pietersen swaps bat for microphone at World Cup February 5, 2015

    London: After being sacked by England, Kevin Pietersen will appear at the World Cup after all, although he will swap his bat for a microphone after being signed up as a BBC radio pundit. Pietersen, fourth on England's list of all-time run scorers in one-day internationals, was not considered for the...
  • Dropped Ben Stokes could have won England World Cup: Paul Collingwood February 3, 2015

    London: Former England captain Paul Collingwood criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday, saying dropping Ben Stokes for the World Cup was a big mistake and claiming the young allrounder could have won England the elusive trophy. Stokes, batting at number five, hit an unbeaten 151 runs off...
  • English cricket set for new chairman as shake-up continues January 31, 2015

    London: The shake-up at the top of English cricket continued on Friday when Colin Graves was nominated for chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Graves, who is the chairman of county Yorkshire, is set to be elected unopposed for the biggest job in the English game as no other...
  • England captain Eoin Morgan victim of attempted blackmail January 22, 2015

    London: England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan has been victim of an attempted blackmail over a former relationship, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. According to the ECB, an Australian man had demanded a five-figure sum to prevent a story about one-day skipper Morgan and a previous...
  • Pietersen issue could have been handled differently: Broad January 12, 2015

    London: Describing Kevin Pietersen's sacking by England and Wales Cricket Board as "unnecessary", paceman Stuart Broad has said that the issue could have been handled differently. Pietersen, 34, was discarded by England in February last year after their 0-5 Ashes defeat last winter. Pietersen later went on to release a book...
  • England players are jealous of me, says Kevin Pietersen January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has once again criticised his former international colleagues, suggesting he was the victim of professional jealousy. Pietersen was sacked almost a year ago, but has been on hand with regular barbs ever since a confidentiality agreement between the two parties expired, reports dailymail.co.uk. His explosive autobiography...
  • James Anderson tells England to move on from Alastair Cook January 5, 2015

    London: England must forget about former captain Alastair Cook as they begin preparations for the World Cup, fast bowler James Anderson said in a British newspaper interview published on Monday. Test skipper Cook lost his one-day role in December following a run of five straight defeats, with Eoin Morgan being handed...
  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss December 21, 2014

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports December 19, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen December 19, 2014

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final December 18, 2014

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • ICC refuses to review Danish Kaneria's life ban November 25, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban...
  • ECB is jealous of IPL's success: Kevin Pietersen November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) feeling of jealousy against "Indian Premier League's (IPL) money" has resulted in its refusal to cut its own schedule and permit English cricketers to play in the lucrative tournament. Pietersen is of the opinion that England...
  • Mark Ramprakash set to be hired as England batting coach: reports November 4, 2014

    London: Mark Ramprakash is set to be appointed as England batting coach this week, according to media reports on Monday. Ramprakash, 45, has been tipped to be Graham Gooch's successor after the former England opener was axed earlier this year. It is believed Ramprakash and the England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' October 17, 2014

    Ash, England: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board...
  • Former ECB chief slams Kevin Pietersen bullying claims October 13, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England...
  • Kevin Pietersen accepts England career maybe over October 10, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen conceded Friday he may "potentially" have played his last match for England as the controversy surrounding his autobiography continues. During an intensive publicity campaign, South Africa-born batsman Pietersen -- England's all-time leading run-scorer -- has indicated a wish to resume an international career abruptly cut short in February following...
  • Kevin Pietersen, the misunderstood maverick October 10, 2014

    London: Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England. But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter's 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in...