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  • India-England to play five-Test series in future 01-07-2014 09:44 PM

    Mumbai: India and England, who have normally engaged in three or four-Test rubbers prior to the upcoming best-of-five series from July 9, have inked an agreement to stick to this format in future contests too, according to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "It will be a five-Test series (at home and...
  • Wally Edwards, Giles Clarke try to pacify associates and affiliates of ICC 24-06-2014 08:48 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia supremo Wally Edwards and ECB chairman Giles Clarke tried to pacify the increasingly restless associate and affiliate members of the ICC assuring good governance and greater benefits, on the first day of its Annual Conference on Tuesday. According to ESPN Cricinfo,"Edwards and Clarke spoke on behalf of...
  • England confirm Australia and India One-Day Internationals 23-06-2014 09:16 AM

    London: England will take part in a triangular One-day tournament in Australia also featuring the hosts and India early next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Sunday as it announced the schedule for the series. The Tri-Series will act as preparation for the 2015 50-over World Cup...
  • Pakistan cricketer gets life ban for match-fixing 18-06-2014 05:13 PM

    Former Sussex and Pakistan A bowler Naveed Arif has been banned from cricket for life after being found guilty of match-fixing. The decision was announced on Wednesday by the England Cricket Board disciplinary commission. The ECB says Arif pleaded guilty to six breaches of the anti-corruption code in connection with...
  • Huw Bevan leaves England cricket for Newport Gwent Dragons 13-06-2014 10:58 AM

    London: Huw Bevan is to leave his post as the England cricket team's strength and conditioning coach to take on the role of elite performance manager at the Newport Gwent Dragons, the Welsh rugby club announced Wednesday. Bevan, a former hooker with Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea joined the England and...
  • 'Relieved' Kevin Pietersen at peace with end of England career 09-06-2014 12:31 PM

    Kevin Pietersen is at peace his England career is over and has said the team's dressing room was not a "pleasant place" during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia. The 33-year-old former captain's central contract was terminated by England after the disastrous tour and the team will walk out to...
  • BCCI pressurised Australia, England for ICC revamp, says Sanjay Patel 07-06-2014 09:22 PM

    Hyderabad: The BCCI had threatened to form a parallel world cricket body before the England and Australian boards agreed to the controversial restructuring of the ICC and decided to give a lion's share of revenue to the Indian board, said its secretary Sanjay Patel on Saturday. "We got criticised by...
  • Headingley ground set for major revamp 06-06-2014 09:20 AM

    London: English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia...
  • Kevin Pietersen set for Surrey T20 bow 05-06-2014 10:46 AM

    London: Former England star Kevin Pietersen will make his domestic Twenty20 Blast debut for Surrey at home to Essex on Friday, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday. A message published on the competition's Twitter feed said: "NEWS: Kevin Pietersen named in @surreycricket squad, set for #T20Blast action at the Oval on...
  • Kevin Pietersen receives apology from English cricket 31-05-2014 08:46 AM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has apologized to Kevin Pietersen after its head criticized the batsman's attitude in the winter Ashes collapse against Australia. ECB managing director Paul Downton said the 33-year-old Pietersen appeared "disinterested" and "distracted" in the fifth Test of the 5-0 series defeat, and claimed...
  • PCB objects to Stuart Broad's jibe at Saeed Ajmal's action 25-05-2014 01:32 PM

    Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday demanded the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) explain what disciplinary measures have been taken against Stuart Broad after he made a twitter jibe about the legitimacy of spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Subhan Ahmed, chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said a...
  • Broad risks sanction over Ajmal comments 23-05-2014 01:47 PM

    England's Stuart Broad has risked disciplinary action after appearing to question the legitimacy of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Ajmal is currently playing for English county Worcestershire. He took 13 wickets in the Midlands side's recent County Championship win over Essex, including a career-best seven for 19 in the second...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent 23-05-2014 01:22 PM

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said...
  • ECB chief explains exit of 'frustrating' Pietersen 23-05-2014 12:40 PM

    London: England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton gave his most detailed explanation yet on Thursday for the controversial decision to end the international career of the "frustrating" Kevin Pietersen. The South Africa-born batsman, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket 22-05-2014 08:57 PM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20...
  • Alastair Cook 'incredibly worried' by fixing row 19-05-2014 08:38 PM

    England captain Alastair Cook revealed his growing concern regarding the prevalence of spot-fixing within cricket on Monday, as fresh evidence of corruption came to light. Cook's comments followed hot on the heels of reports in the British media that Brendon McCullum, the captain of New Zealand, had told the International...
  • England recall Carberry to Twenty20, one-day squads for SL series 13-05-2014 05:34 PM

    London: Michael Carberry was recalled to limited overs duty by England on Tuesday after being named in both the Twenty20 and one-day international squads to play Sri Lanka. England's 13-man Twenty20 squad, captained by Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan in the absence of the injured Stuart Broad for a lone match...
  • Pakistan appoint Mushtaq Ahmed as spin coach 12-05-2014 05:23 PM

    Lahore: Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching set-up with immediate effect. Mushtaq had been working with England for the...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener 12-05-2014 03:07 PM

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the five-Test series underway from July 8-12 with matches following at...
  • Danish Kaneria vows to fight on despite setback 07-05-2014 09:40 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has refused to give up on his efforts to get the life ban imposed on him by the England Cricket Board removed even after a commercial High Court in London dismissed his appeal. Instead Kaneria challenged the ECB to go public with the evidence...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails 06-05-2014 06:26 PM

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anti-corruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to bowl...
  • Alastair Cook laments 'tough' Gooch call 02-05-2014 08:39 AM

    Alastair Cook said he'd made one of the hardest telephone calls of his career to tell boyhood hero Graham Gooch he was no longer needed by England. Cook, the England captain, was mentored through the ranks at Essex by Gooch, one of the county's greatest players and England's record Test...
  • Graham Gooch removed as England's batting coach 01-05-2014 02:26 PM

    Graham Gooch has been sacked as England's batting coach with immediate effect, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday, as the fallout from the Ashes drubbing continued. The former England captain joined the team as a consultant batting coach in late 2009 before taking up a fulltime...
  • Ashley Giles quits as England cricket selector 26-04-2014 09:14 AM

    London: Ashley Giles has resigned as an England selector after being passed over for the role of national team coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Former England spinner Giles had been England's one-day coach since 2012, having joined the selection panel four years earlier. But after...
  • Farbrace named England assistant coach 23-04-2014 10:56 PM

    Paul Farbrace has been appointed England assistant coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Former Sri Lanka coach Farbrace will work alongside new director of cricket Peter Moores. The 46-year-old led Sri Lanka to this year's Asia Cup and the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, the...
  • Five things England cricket must do in the future 20-04-2014 12:35 PM

    London: England have appointed a new head coach in Peter Moores. But that in a sense was the easy part for the England and Wales Cricket Board as they look to get the team back on an even keel after a 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia. It is too much...
  • Trescothick ready to help Trott 'suffering from burn out' 20-04-2014 12:07 PM

    London: Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has said he is willing to help Jonathan Trott in his struggle with a stress-related illness after a similar condition ended his international career. Trott, who made a brief comeback after returning home following England's opening loss in a 5-0 Ashes reverse in Australia,...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss 19-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following...
  • Troubled Jonathan Trott to 'take another break' 18-04-2014 08:53 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane...