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Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook made available for start of Essex season
Alastair Cook is made available to play for Essex in their first three County Championship matches, as well as three One-Day Cup games, by the ECB.
Mar 24, 17:37
Kevin Pietersen of Surrey celebrates his 150 during day one of the friendly match between Oxford MCCU and Surrey at The Parks, on April 12, 2015
Kevin Pietersen hails 'fantastic' Joe Root appointment
Kevin Pietersen describes the decision to name Joe Root as England captain as "fantastic".
Mar 7, 19:59
Alex Hales in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
Alex Hales returns to England squad for third ODI
Opening batsman Alex Hales returns to the England squad for their third ODI with West Indies having fully recovered from a broken hand.
Mar 7, 16:58
Kevin Pietersen of Surrey celebrates his 150 during day one of the friendly match between Oxford MCCU and Surrey at The Parks, on April 12, 2015
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen re-signs for Surrey to play in T20 Blast
Surrey announce that Kevin Pietersen has re-joined the team to play in this summer's T20 Blast campaign.
Mar 7, 12:40
Eoin Morgan at an England press conference on March 22, 2016
Eoin Morgan: 'Aggressive batting style key to England improvement'
Eoin Morgan claims that England are no longer afraid of 'thinking outside of the box' with the more aggressive approach adopted following their World Cup exit.
Mar 2, 20:07
Big Ben Stokes in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
England's Ben Stokes: 'I still want to get in people's faces, but I've grown up'
England all-rounder Ben Stokes believes that he has "grown", but still wants to "get into people's faces".
Mar 2, 12:41
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Yorkshire president John Hampshire dies aged 76 after battling illness
Yorkshire president and former England batsman John Hampshire dies at the age of 76 after a long illness.
Mar 1, 12:32
Tom Curran of Surrey celebrates taking the wicket of Luke Wright of Sussex during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on June 13, 2014
England call Tom Curran into ODI squad for tour of West Indies
England call 21-year-old bowler Tom Curran into their squad for the ODI tour of the West Indies as cover for the injured Jake Ball.
Feb 28, 14:28
James Faulkner bats during an Australian Nets session at Adelaide Oval on December 2, 2013
James Faulkner prevented from playing for Lancashire by Australia
James Faulkner is refused permission by Cricket Australia to compete for Lancashire this summer due to a knee injury.
Feb 28, 11:40
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Alex Hales to join up with England squad
England opening batsman Alex Hales will join up with the squad to continue his rehabilitation from a broken hand on their tour of the West Indies.
Feb 27, 19:57
Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Jonathan Trott signs new Warwickshire deal
Jonathan Trott signs a new deal keeping him with Warwickshire until the end of the 2018 season.
Feb 20, 12:59
Ben Stokes in full-on action during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Ben Stokes sold for record in IPL auction
England vice-captain Ben Stokes breaks the record for the most expensive foreign player in the Indian Premier League.
Feb 20, 11:14
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Ex-England batsman Peter Richardson dies, aged 85
Former England opening batsman Peter Richardson dies at the age of 85.
Feb 17, 16:29
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Joe Root relishing "fiery" Ben Stokes partnership
New England captain Joe Root says that Ben Stokes's "fiery" personality will be an asset when they take charge of the team.
Feb 17, 12:59
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root: 'I will be an instinctive leader'
New England captain Joe Root says that he will be an "instinctive" leader and vows to make his side "tough" to beat.
Feb 17, 12:43
Joe Root in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Joe Root: 'I'm more than ready for England captaincy'
Joe Root denies suggestions that he is too inexperienced to take on the England captaincy, pointing to his spell as vice-captain as a valuable learning curve.
Feb 15, 16:51
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England's Ben Stokes wants fans to "fall in love" with Test cricket again
Ben Stokes is hopeful that England will make people "fall in love" with Test cricket again now that Joe Root is captain.
Feb 15, 11:13
England's David Willey appeals for a wicket during the ODI with Australia on September 11, 2015
England all-rounder David Willey to miss ODI series against West Indies
England all-rounder David Willey is ruled out of the upcoming one-day international series against West Indies after having shoulder surgery.
Feb 14, 12:19
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Michael Vaughan: 'Joe Root ready-made for England captaincy'
Michael Vaughan is confident that Joe Root is the right man to lead England after being selected by the ECB to replace Alastair Cook as Test captain.
Feb 13, 20:21
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root succeeds Alastair Cook as new England Test captain
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that Joe Root has succeeded Alastair Cook as England's new Test captain.
Feb 13, 11:06
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Stuart Broad: 'Joe Root right man for England captaincy'
Stuart Broad backs Joe Root to take over the England captaincy from Alastair Cook, but says that he would be unable to say no to the offer if asked by the ECB board.
Feb 12, 17:07
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss speaks to Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad over England captaincy?
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss reportedly meets with Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to discuss the Test captaincy.
Feb 10, 09:57
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
James Anderson: 'Joe Root obvious successor to England captain Alastair Cook'
England bowler James Anderson says that Joe Root is the "obvious candidate" to replace Alastair Cook as captain.
Feb 8, 12:06
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Alastair Cook: "Right time" to step down as England captain
Alastair Cook insists that it is the "right time" for him to step down as England captain due to doubts that he can continue to commit himself 100% to the role.
Feb 7, 15:31
A triumphant Alastair Cook smiles to the crowd after reaching 150 on the fourth day of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 24, 2015
Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook could beat Sachin Tendulkar record'
Sir Ian Botham backs outgoing England captain Alastair Cook to become the leading Test runscorer of all time.
Feb 6, 18:06
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Andrew Strauss: 'Alastair Cook was drained as captain'
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss admits that Alastair Cook had become "drained by the relentlessness of being England captain".
Feb 6, 16:56
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 hints at England return after Alastair Cook retirement
Kevin Pietersen calls for his own return to the England side following the resignation of Alastair Cook as Test captain.
Feb 6, 13:26
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook quits as England Test cricket captain
Alastair Cook steps down as England's Test cricket captain with immediate effect.
Feb 6, 09:42
Detailed view of a cricket ball in a puddle as play is abandoned due to rain during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Worcestershire Rapids and Nottinghamshire Outlaws at New Road on June 27, 2014
Second ODI between New Zealand, Australia abandoned due to unsafe field
The second one-day international between New Zealand and Australia is abandoned due to a sodden surface in Napier.
Feb 2, 09:13
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
England batsman Joe Root: 'We deserve to beat India in Twenty20 series'
England batsman Joe Root says that his team deserve to win the Twenty20 series against India ahead of today's final match.
Feb 1, 10:32
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes to lose £100,000 in IPL move?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will reportedly be docked £100,000 for joining the Indian Premier League.
Jan 31, 10:59
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
England unchanged for ODI series against West Indies
England name the same 14-man ODI squad that lost to India for the upcoming series against West Indies.
Jan 27, 12:57
Tymal Mills of England during a nets session at Floreat Oval on October 29, 2013
Tymal Mills: 'My England future lies in Twenty20 cricket'
England ace Tymal Mills, who took his first wicket in the win over India, hopes to get a run of games under his belt following a "tough couple of years".
Jan 26, 20:04
Eoin Morgan at an England press conference on March 22, 2016
Eoin Morgan: 'England rewarded for persistence in ODI victory over India'
England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan states that his side were finally rewarded for their persistence after picking up a win against India in their final match.
Jan 22, 20:27
Ben Stokes in full-on action during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Ben Stokes hails "fantastic" ODI win
England all-rounder Ben Stokes hails a "fantastic" final ODI victory over India at Eden Gardens.
Jan 22, 17:02
A general of view of Molineux during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014
Wolves vice president and cricket legend Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies, aged 77
Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm that club vice president and women's cricket legend Rachael Heyhoe Flint has died at the age of 77.
Jan 18, 17:11
Eoin Morgan at an England press conference on March 22, 2016
Eoin Morgan: Beating India "not impossible" for England
England captain Eoin Morgan insists that his side have what it takes to pick up victory over India in their upcoming one-day series, despite some contrasting recent form.
Jan 14, 22:37
Joe Root in action during the fourth ODI between South Africa and England on February 12, 2016
Joe Root 'to join up with England for start of ODI series against India'
England batsman Joe Root will reportedly join up with his teammates for the start of the ODI series against India following the birth of his son.
Jan 9, 11:21
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook captaincy decision to be made this weekend?
Alastair Cook will reportedly meet with team director Andrew Strauss this weekend to discuss his future as England captain, which he will likely have the final say on.
Jan 6, 18:03
Joe Root celebrates his half century during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Joe Root to delay linking up with England in India
Joe Root will wait until after the birth of his first child before flying to India for England's one-day series.
Jan 1, 17:34



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