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Kabir Ali of Lancashire bowls during day one of the LV County Championship Division One match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Liverpool Cricket Club on July 13, 2014
Lancashire release Kabir Ali after two seasons
Lancashire release injury-hampered Kabir Ali after two seasons with the county.
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New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between South Africa and New Zealand at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 24, 2014
Kane Williamson ruled out of South Africa one-day series
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson is ruled out of the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa after suffering a ligament tear in his wrist.
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West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels and team captain Darren Sammy celebrate dismissing England's batsman Eoin Morgan during the first T20 match between England and West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on March 9, 2014
India suspend tours of West Indies
The BCCI confirms that all of India's future tours of the West Indies have been suspended.
Oct 22, 04:18
England batsman Eoin Morgan in action for Middlesex on August 05, 2012.
Eoin Morgan agrees Sydney Thunder return
England batsman Eoin Morgan agrees to play four matches in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder.
Oct 20, 12:59
Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
Eoin Morgan: 'It's sad that Kevin Pietersen isn't playing international cricket'
Eoin Morgan says that it is "unbelievable" that a cricketer of Kevin Pietersen's quality is no longer playing for England.
Oct 20, 08:35
Daryl Mitchell of Worcestershire hits the ball for four runs during the Royal London One day Cup match between Leicestershire Foxes and Worcestershire at Grace Road on August 14, 2014
Daryl Mitchell extends Worcestershire contract
Captain Daryl Mitchell signs a new contract with Worcestershire that runs until the end of the 2018 season.
Oct 18, 12:47
West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith hits a boundary during the first T20 match between England and West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on March 9, 2014
West Indies players blamed by board for collapse of India tour
West Indies' players are at fault for their failed tour of India, according to the country's cricket board.
Oct 18, 08:44
West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith hits a boundary during the first T20 match between England and West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on March 9, 2014
BCCI repeat claims West Indies tour of India is over
The BCCI reiterates that the West Indies have called off their tour of India, despite the nation's cricket board stating otherwise.
Oct 17, 18:46
West Indies batsman Darren Sammy celebrates a quick half century during the first One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's, February 28, 2014
West Indies reject claims that they have called off tour of India
The West Indies Cricket Board deny claims that they have called off their tour of India.
Oct 17, 15:19
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Sri Lanka step in to replace West Indies
India will play Sri Lanka in five one-day internationals next month after West Indies withdrew from their tour of the Asian country.
Oct 17, 13:48
Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies bats during the 1st One Day International between West Indies and England at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 28, 2014
West Indies withdraw from India tour
West Indies withdraw from their tour of India with immediate effect.
Oct 17, 12:27
Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
Darren Lehmann agrees to stay on as Australia coach by agreeing 12-month deal
Cricket Australia announce that head coach Darren Lehmann has signed a new 12-month contract extension.
Oct 17, 10:00
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
James Anderson: 'No way back for Kevin Pietersen'
James Anderson claims that Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing for England again are gone due to the controversy surrounding his autobiography.
Oct 17, 05:08
England captain Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen during a nets session at Eden Gardens on October 28, 2011
Graeme Swann: 'Kevin Pietersen accusations for publicity'
Graeme Swann claims that Kevin Pietersen made a number of accusations about former colleagues in an attempt to sell more copies of his autobiography.
Oct 17, 03:57
Shane Watson of Australia leaves the ground after being run out for 103 runs during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013
Shane Watson: 'I want to open batting in all formats'
Shane Watson believes that he produces his best form for Australia when given the responsibility of opening the batting.
Oct 16, 02:59
Ashley Giles of England talks during a press conference ahead of the third NatWest One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on September 10, 2013
Lancashire trio sign professional deals
England youth internationals Haseeb Hameed, Matthew Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood sign professional deals with Lancashire.
Oct 15, 16:32
Mark Pettini of Essex Eagles hits the ball towarfds the boundary during the Natwest T20 Blast Quarter Final match between Essex Eagles and Birmingham Bears at Ford County Ground on August 2, 2014
Mark Pettini signs new Essex deal
Thirty-one-year-old batsman Mark Pettini signs a fresh 12-month contract with Essex.
Oct 15, 12:31
B de Villiers of South Africa celebrates his 100 runs during the 5th ODI match between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on January 22, 2012
AB de Villiers: 'New Zealand are favourites for the 2015 World Cup'
South Africa one-day captain AB de Villiers believes that New Zealand are frontrunners for next year's World Cup.
Oct 15, 12:13
Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan celebrates taking the wicket of Vernon Philander of South Africa during the third day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa in Dubai on October 25, 2013
Saeed Ajmal preparing for new tests on bowling action
The Pakistan Cricket Board is confident that Saeed Ajmal will be cleared to return to cricket when his action is tested again by the International Cricket Council.
Oct 15, 02:59
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Michael Clarke to play in four-day match
Skipper Michael Clarke confirms that he will play in Australia's warm-up clash against Pakistan A following his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Oct 14, 15:13
Andrew Flintoff of Lancashire looks on during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Worcestershire Rapids and Lancashire Lightning at New Road on July 6, 2014
Brisbane Heat coach confirms Andrew Flintoff talks
Head coach Stuart Law reveals that the Brisbane Heat are in talks to sign Andrew Flintoff to play in the Big Bash League.
Oct 14, 12:30
Moeen Ali of England waits to bat during the tour match between Western Australia 2nd XI and England Performance Programme at James Oval on December 12, 2013
Moeen Ali talks up England's World Cup chances
England all-rounder Moeen Ali says that his team are capable of winning next year's one-day international World Cup.
Oct 14, 11:41
Charlie Shreck of Leicestershire bowls during the Royal London One day Cup match between Leicestershire Foxes and Worcestershire at Grace Road on August 14, 2014
Charlie Shreck signs new Leicestershire contract
Veteran bowler Charlie Shreck agrees a new 12-month contract with Leicestershire.
Oct 14, 10:16
Matt Prior of England during day three of 2nd Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley Cricket Ground on June 22, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'Matt Prior is a great man'
England captain Alastair Cook is adamant that Matt Prior was not a bully or a negative influence in the dressing room amid criticism from Kevin Pietersen.
Oct 14, 02:16
Indias Cheteshwar Pujara walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 11 runs during play on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval in London on August 17, 2014
Derbyshire eager to re-sign Cheteshwar Pujara
Elite performance director Graeme Welch confirms that Derbyshire are hoping to re-sign Cheteshwar Pujara for next season.
Oct 13, 22:38
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Michael Clarke to return from hamstring injury this week
Darren Lehmann confirms that Michael Clarke is fit enough to take on Pakistan A in a four-day match this week.
Oct 13, 19:49
Andrew Flintoff of Lancashire celebrates with Ashwell Prince and Paul Horton after dismissing Ian Bell of Birmingham Bears during the Natwest T20 Blast final between Lancashire Lighting and Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston on August 23, 2014
Andrew Flintoff to play in Big Bash League?
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is reportedly in talks to play for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.
Oct 13, 16:39
Ned Eckersley of Leicestershire plays a shot during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Leicestershire Foxes and Durham Jets at Grace Road on July 18, 2014
Ned Eckersley extends Leicestershire contract
Twenty-four-year-old wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley agrees a new one-year contract with Leicestershire.
Oct 13, 12:40
Shane Watson of Australia leaves the ground after being run out for 103 runs during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013
Shane Watson to make injury comeback
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is planning a return to action following a stint on the sidelines through injury.
Oct 13, 12:24
Wahab Riaz of Pakistan looks on during the first match of the one day international series between Australia and Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 7, 2014
Wahab Riaz to miss Australia Test series
A knee injury will keep bowler Wahab Riaz out of Pakistan's Test series against Australia.
Oct 13, 12:11
England coach Andy Flower at the fifth Ashes test on August 25, 2013
Alastair Cook defends Andy Flower regime
England captain Alastair Cook insists that Andy Flower was responsible for a lot of the team's success amid criticism from Kevin Pietersen.
Oct 13, 05:17
Alastair Cook of England speaks to the media during a press conference at the end of day five of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'There was no bullying culture'
Alastair Cook denies the remarks made by Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography that there was a bullying culture in the England dressing room.
Oct 13, 04:40
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen book has "tarnished" England success
England captain Alastair Cook feels that his side's success under Andy Flower has been "tarnished" by Kevin Pietersen's autobiography.
Oct 13, 04:19
Alastair Cook of England smashes the ball towards the boundary during Day 1 of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl on July 27, 2014
Sky Sports sign new cricket rights deal until 2023
Sky Sports sign a new deal with the ICC to show some of cricket's biggest events until 2023.
Oct 12, 13:27
Englands James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Indias Murali Vijay for 2 runs on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014
James Anderson rejects Kevin Pietersen claims
James Anderson dismisses Kevin Pietersen's allegations of bullying among England players.
Oct 11, 01:34
Geoffrey Boycott looks on as Yorkshire face Northamptonshire in the LV County Championship on May 30, 2012
Geoffrey Boycot criticises England and Wales Cricket Board for leaked dossier
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott criticises the ECB for the handling of the Kevin Pietersen saga.
Oct 10, 02:40
Kevin Pietersen of England kisses the urn after England won the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Kevin Pietersen: 'I would do anything to play for England again'
Kevin Pietersen admits that he would love to play for England again despite being told by the ECB that he had no future with the team in February.
Oct 10, 00:45
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss: 'England team is the victim'
Former England captain Andrew Strauss feels that the national team is the victim of the revelations made by Kevin Pietersen and the ECB over the past week.
Oct 10, 00:22
Ashley Giles of England talks during a press conference ahead of the third NatWest One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on September 10, 2013
Ashley Giles eager to build "legacy" at Lancashire
Former England spinner Ashley Giles insists that his aim is to leave a "legacy" at Lancashire following his recent appointment as cricket director and head coach.
Oct 9, 19:53
Tim Bresnan of England poses with the urn in the dressing room after winning the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Tim Bresnan denies involvement in Kevin Pietersen parody Twitter account
Tim Bresnan denies that he had any involvement in the Kevin Pietersen parody Twitter account.
Oct 9, 10:01