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Johnson Charles replaces injured Darren Bravo in West Indies squad
Johnson Charles is called up by the West Indies to replace Darren Bravo, who will miss the rest of the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
22:59
Sri Lanka bowlers Rangana Herath celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Trent Boult with teammates during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 3
Rangana Herath a doubt for Australia clash with finger injury
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next Sunday's World Cup game against Australia after injuring his finger in the win over England.
21:15
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Kevin Pietersen seeks talks over potential England return
Kevin Pietersen admits that he is keen to speak to the England and Wales Cricket Board as incoming chairman Colin Graves opens the door for a potential return.
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England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves opens door for Kevin Pietersen return
Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves hints that Kevin Pietersen could be allowed to return to the England side.
12:14
Sri Lankan cricketer Suranga Lakmal celebrates with teammates the dismissal of England cricketer Eoin Morgan during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on De
Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal fined by International Cricket Council
The ICC fines Sri Lanka bowler Suranga Lakmal for bowling two beamers during his side's nine-wicket victory over England at the World Cup.
12:03
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 praises Pakistan "team effort" in Zimbabwe win
Wahab Riaz says that it was a "team performance" from Pakistan to secure their 20-run win over Zimbabwe at the World Cup.
12:01
Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Lahiru Thirimanne: 'Facing England was easy'
Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne says that it was "very easy" to score his unbeaten century in the team's nine-wicket win over England at the World Cup.
10:18
England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
Joe Root: England "hurting" following defeat to Sri Lanka
England batsman Joe Root admits that the team is "hurting" following their nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
09:28
Rory Hamilton-Brown of Sussex hits out during day one of the LV County Championship match between Sussex and Yorkshire at The Arundel Castle Cricket Ground, on June 16, 2014
Rory Hamilton-Brown calls time on short career due to injury
Sussex all-rounder Rory Hamilton-Brown brings his 10-year career to an end due to a wrist injury sustained last season.
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:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Eoin Morgan: England "punished" for poor bowling display against Sri Lanka
Eoin Morgan praises the "great performance" of Joe Root in England's comprehensive defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, before criticising his side's bowling display.
08:24
Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates taking the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka during the One Day International match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at University Oval on January 23, 2015
Trent Boult hails "unbelievable" Auckland atmosphere
Trent Boult pays tribute to the Auckland crowd following New Zealand's thrilling World Cup win over Australia at Eden Park.
Feb 28, 20:05
Sir Ian Botham, Laureus Academy Member speaks to the media during the Sri Lanka Walk Launch on June 12, 2013
Sir Ian Botham: 'England have to improve to have success at World Cup'
Ian Botham insists that England have to change their approach to one-day cricket to have success at the World Cup following their poor start to the tournament.
Feb 28, 17:24
England batsman Alex Hales plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between England and South Africaat The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 29, 2014
Graeme Swann: 'England should drop Gary Ballance for Alex Hales'
Former England spinner Graeme Swann calls for Alex Hales to replace Gary Ballance at the top of the order for the crucial World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Wellington.
Feb 28, 17:18
MS Dhoni of India edges the ball and is out caught behind during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015
India captain MS Dhoni: 'We won't play more games against associate nations'
MS Dhoni says that India won't play more games against associate nations outside of the Cricket World Cup after they crushed UAE by nine wickets.
Feb 28, 15:32
India's Rohit Sharma embraces teammate Virat Kohli after their win during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between the UAE and India in Perth on February 28, 2015
Mohammad Tauqir: UAE "couldn't cope" with India
UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir admits that his side could not "cope" with India's bowling in their nine-wicket defeat at the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 28, 15:30
Ian Bell batting for England during the ODI with India on January 20, 2015
Nasser Hussain: 'Ian Bell needs to find his best form'
Nasser Hussain feels that the form of Ian Bell is crucial to England's hopes of reaching the latter stages of the World Cup.
Feb 28, 15:07
Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park on February 28, 2015
Kane Williamson: 'I needed to hit a boundary'
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson admits that he tried to hit a boundary to protect teammate Trent Boult in their win over Australia at the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 28, 13:59
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: Australia batting "extremely poor"
Australia captain Michael Clarke admits that his side's batting was "extremely poor" in their defeat to New Zealand.
Feb 28, 13:09
MS Dhoni of India edges the ball and is out caught behind during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015
MS Dhoni impressed with bowling unit
India captain MS Dhoni reveals that he has been impressed by the improvements made by his bowling attack during the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 28, 11:22
Gary Ballance of England hits out during the 1st Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval on May 22, 2014
Eoin Morgan: England 'considering changes' for Sri Lanka match
England captain Eoin Morgan admits that Gary Ballance could be dropped for the crucial World Cup match against Sri Lanka, as Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara wait in the wings.
Feb 27, 22:28
Pakistani batsman Younis Khan celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first day of the second test cricket match against Australia on October 30, 2014
Younis Khan denies one-day international retirement plans
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan dismisses claims from a "fake" Twitter account that he will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup.
Feb 27, 19:16
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England captain Eoin Morgan defends national anthem snub
England captain Eoin Morgan defends his reasons not to sing the national anthem at World Cup matches.
Feb 27, 11:13
West Indies batman Darren Bravo celebrates his century during the third One Day International against Bangladesh on August 25, 2014
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo to miss rest of World Cup with hamstring injury
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
Feb 27, 10:55
AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between England and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 29, 2014
AB de Villiers: 'Rilee Rossouw inspired me to reach record-breaking 162'
AB de Villiers says that he was "inspired" by Rilee Rossouw's innings before scoring the fastest ever ODI 150 in South Africa's World Cup win over West Indies.
Feb 27, 10:39
Steven Finn of England during the tour match between between Sri Lanka A and England at Sinhalese Sports Club on November 21, 2014
Steven Finn: 'England will thrive under pressure'
Steven Finn believes that England are capable of handling the pressure against Pool A rivals Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Feb 27, 04:59
Andy Moles, head coach of Aghanistan during the One Day friendly match between the Western Australia XI and Afghanistan at WACA on September 22, 2014
Andy Moles amazed by historic Afghanistan win at Cricket World Cup
Andy Moles says that he is "delighted" by Afghanistan's maiden Cricket World Cup victory, which came in this morning's Pool A meeting against Scotland.
Feb 26, 14:00
Scotland cricket captain Preston Mommsen speaks at a press conference in Sydney on February 8, 2015
Scotland's Preston Mommsen baffled by World Cup defeat to Afghanistan
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says that he can't put his finger on what went wrong for his team in today's World Cup Pool A defeat to Afghanistan.
Feb 26, 11:06
England batsman Michael Lumb hits a six during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 31, 2013
Michael Lumb to miss start of season after shoulder surgery
Nottinghamshire opener Michael Lumb will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.
Feb 26, 04:59
Yorkshire Executive Chairman Colin Graves looks on at the end of play during the LV County Championship Division Two match between Essex and Yorkshire at the Ford County Ground on September 14, 2012
Colin Graves planning franchise Twenty20 competition
Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves confirms his plans to introduce a franchise Twenty20 competition similar to the Big Bash and Indian Premier League.
Feb 25, 02:24
Gareth Berg in action during day four of the LV County Championship division One match between Yorkshire and Middlesex at Headingley on September 20, 2013
Hampshire sign Gareth Berg
Former Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg signs a deal to play for Hampshire in all three formats of the game.
Feb 24, 14:15
Luke Wright of Sussex hits out while Mark Wallace of Glamorgan looks on during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Sussex Sharks and Glamorgan at The BrightonAndHoveJobs.com County Ground on July 15, 2014
Luke Wright to captain Sussex in T20 Blast
Luke Wright takes over the captaincy duties of the Sussex Sharks for this season's T20 Blast.
Feb 24, 12:57
Yorkshire Executive Chairman Colin Graves looks on at the end of play during the LV County Championship Division Two match between Essex and Yorkshire at the Ford County Ground on September 14, 2012
Colin Graves elected England and Wales Cricket Board chairman
The ECB confirms that Colin Graves has been elected as its new chairman.
Feb 24, 11:07
Vernon Philander of South Africa prepares to bowl during the Cricket World Cup one-day warm up match between New Zealand and South Africa at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on February 11, 2015
Vernon Philander out of West Indies clash
A hamstring injury rules Vernon Philander out of South Africa's World Cup fixture against the West Indies.
Feb 24, 10:38
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 returns to Worcestershire
Spin-bowler Saeed Ajmal signs on for a third year with County Championship side Worcestershire.
Feb 24, 10:26
Chris Gayle of Jamaica Tallawash during the Sixth Match of the Cricket Caribbean Premier League between Antigua Hawksbills v Jamaica Tallawash at Providence Stadium on August 4, 2013
Chris Gayle: 'I gave them something to cheer about with World Cup double ton'
Chris Gayle admits that he has never "felt this kind of pressure" after scoring the first ever World Cup double century in today's clash against Zimbabwe.
Feb 24, 07:25
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan slams "very predictable" England
England are "very predictable" in one-day cricket, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.
Feb 24, 02:43
England captain Charlotte Edwards poses with the Ashes trophy on February 3, 2014
Charlotte Edwards thrilled by England milestone
England captain Charlotte Edwards claims that the prospect of skippering the team for the 200th time is "unbelievable".
Feb 23, 18:30
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
Geoffrey Boycott baffled by Alex Hales's England exclusion
Geoffrey Boycott is baffled by England's decision not to pick Alex Hales following three World Cup games.
Feb 23, 08:13
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England captain Eoin Morgan "proud" of victory over Scotland
England captain Eoin Morgan admits that he feels "proud" of his teammates following their 119-run victory over Scotland in the World Cup.
Feb 23, 06:08
Scotland cricket captain Preston Mommsen speaks at a press conference in Sydney on February 8, 2015
Scotland captain "disappointed" by 119-run loss to England
Preston Mommsen is left feeling "disappointed" after Scotland fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of England in the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 23, 05:48