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  • 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,...
  • 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 still to discover reason for England axe October 10, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Thursday that he had yet to find out why he was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board as officials maintained their wall of silence after a deluge of publicity for his controversial autobiography. Pietersen`s decade-long international career, during which time the South Africa-born batsman...
  • Pietersen open to England return if Clarke leaves ECB job October 9, 2014

    London: As fanciful a scenario as it may seem but Kevin Pietersen says he could yet be open to the idea of coming out of retirement to play for England again if ECB boss Giles Clarke exits the scene. "What would have to happen for me to be recalled by England?"...
  • Michael Vaughan slams ECB 'charges' against Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping. Among the 'offences' of which Pietersen, effectively sacked by England...
  • Graeme Swann labels Kevin Pietersen's book 'fiction' October 7, 2014

    Former England team mate Graeme Swann began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen's new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne". Speaking at an awards ceremony at Lord's, Swann denied accusations that he was part of a clique of bowlers guilty of what Pietersen called...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • Ian Bell ruled out of final EnglandIndia ODI September 3, 2014

    Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final oneday international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman's injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England have already decided that he will not...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston September 2, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throwdowns before the fourth oneday international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shotmaker was replaced at No...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'courtsiding' eviction story August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to courtsiding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Danish Kaneria says he will continue to fight against life ban August 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned legspinner, Danish Kaneria will not give up his fight to get his name cleared and seek damages from the England and Wales cricket board which imposed the punishment on him for spotfixing. A court of appeal in the United Kingdom on Tuesday turned down an appeal by Kaneria...
  • Official warning for poor Trent Bridge Test pitch August 4, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that Trent Bridge has been given an official warning under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process following the first drawn Test between England and India last month. The sanction takes into account the Nottingham venue's history of producing good quality international pitches, that...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations July 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • ECB invites Tiger Pataudi's wife for trophy presentation July 15, 2014

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has sent a formal invitation to late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore for the prize distribution ceremony after completion of the fifth and final Test between India and England scheduled from August 1519 at the Oval. Since the India versus England Test series...
  • Matchfixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the matchfixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex teammate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40over county match...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    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 he...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for matchfixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its AntiCorruption 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 game...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged matchfixing May 22, 2014

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county teammate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011. Vincent, who has already confessed to fixing and has...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    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 fiveTest series underway from July 812 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails May 6, 2014

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anticorruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss April 19, 2014

    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 the...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility April 11, 2014

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and charged...
  • Kevin Pietersen keen to mentor future stars April 2, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday he was looking forward to sharing the benefits of his experience with international stars of the future now his own England career had been terminated. "It is good to come to the end of an international career and help others who are the start of...
  • Alastair Cook still unable to lift lid on Kevin Pietersen axe April 2, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was "frustrated" at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen's international exile, although he promised all would become clear "soon". Despite being England's all-time leading run scorer across all formats, South Africa-born Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • Ben Stokes undergoes surgery on self-inflicted wrist injury March 22, 2014

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Stokes, 22, sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck against...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims having difficulty in coming to India March 10, 2014

    Star batsman Kevin Pietersen on Monday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his difficulties regarding procuring visa to come to India for some personal work. Pietersen wrote on his Twitter page to reveal that his passport is lying with the Indian embassy in the UK for the past 10 days...
  • England to face West Indies as the team prepares for life without Pietersen February 27, 2014

    London: England will play their first major match since the controversial decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's international career when they face West Indies in the first of three one-day internationals in Antigua on Friday. English cricket is still coming to terms with the decision to dispense with the services...
  • Pietersen axed for England's good, says Broad February 21, 2014

    London: England's limitedovers captain Stuart Broad said on Friday that he believes Kevin Pietersen was axed from the national setup with the team's best interests at heart. The England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB)released Pietersen from his contract following the crushing 50 Ashes defeat in Australia, which also signalled the end...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed defends dropping of Pietersen by ECB February 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former legspinner and bowling consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Mushtaq Ahmed has said the decision to sideline Kevin Pietersen was jettisoned after England's streak of defeats in Australia in the Ashes series. Mushtaq said the decision to sideline Pietersen had been on the cards for...
  • Kevin Pietersen axed over Alastair Cook concerns, clarifies ECB February 10, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's England career was brought to an end due to concerns about his support for captain Alastair Cook, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed on Sunday. Pietersen confirmed that he would no longer play for England last Tuesday after the South Africaborn batsman was left out...