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Indias Ravindra Jadeja shakes hands with Englands James Anderson after India win the match by 95 runs on the fifth day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 21, 2014
James Anderson: 'Common sense prevailed in Ravindra Jadeja case'
England bowler James Anderson is relieved that "common sense prevailed" following his altercation with Ravindra Jadeja, but thinks that the disciplinary process "went too far".
Sep 19, 22:36
Englands Ian Bell acknowledges the crowd after reaching 150 runs during the second days play in the third cricket Test match between England and India at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton on July 28, 2014
Ian Bell ruled out of Royal London Cup final
England batsman Ian Bell will miss Warwickshire's Royal London Cup final with Durham at Lord's on Saturday as he battles a broken toe and a bout of tonsillitis.
Sep 19, 20:51
Chris Rushworth of Durham celebrates taking the wicket of Steven Mullaney (unseen) of Nottinghamshire during the LV County Championship match between Durham and Nottinghamshire at The Riverside on September 2, 2014
Chris Rushworth takes 15 wickets in a single day as Durham beat Northants
Chris Rushworth takes 15 wickets in a single day as Durham beat Northamptonshire by an innings and 219 runs in the County Championship Division One.
Sep 17, 15:55
Josh Cobb of Leicestershire in action during the Royal London One Day Cup match between Leicestershire Foxes and Derbyshire Falcons at Grace Road on July 27, 2014
Northants sign batsman Josh Cobb from Leicestershire
Northants announce the signing of Leicestershire's one-day captain Josh Cobb on a two-year deal.
Sep 17, 11:57
Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
Phil Hughes replaces injured Michael Clarke for Australia's one-day series
Top-order batsman Phil Hughes is named as Michael Clarke's replacement for Australia's one-day series against Pakistan next month.
Sep 17, 11:34
Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after dismissing Joe Root of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013
Mitchell Johnson to miss Kings XI Punjab's Champions League T20 opener
Cricket Australia reveal that Mitchell Johnson is recovering from a rib injury and is expected to miss the start of Kings XI Punjab's Champions League T20 campaign.
Sep 17, 11:23
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'I am still motivated to be England captain'
Alastair Cook insists that he is still determined to taste more success in his role as England captain.
Sep 17, 05:20
Martin Crowe looks out into the crowd during the 'One Year To Go' to the ICC Cricket World Cup announcement at the Basin Reserve on February 15, 2014
New Zealand legend Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Martin Crowe - one of New Zealand's all-time greatest batsmen - reveals that he has suffered a relapse of his lymphoma, which he thought he had overcome last year.
Sep 17, 01:46
Chris Woakes of England grimaces in the field during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 21, 2013
Chris Woakes wants to finish year with Warwickshire on a high
Chris Woakes wants to cap what he says has been a great year with Warwickshire with a win against Durham on Saturday.
Sep 16, 20:40
Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi celebrates with captain Mohammad Hafeez after the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Shamsur Rahman during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sher-e-Bangla Nationa
Shahid Afridi reappointed Pakistan Twenty20 skipper
Shahid Afridi is reappointed Pakistan's Twenty20 captain - three years after being sacked from the role.
Sep 16, 20:03
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 'available' for England selection again
Jonathan Trott reveals that he is available for England selection again after overcoming the stress-related illness which halted his international career 10 months ago.
Sep 16, 19:48
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Australia captain Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan series
Australia captain Michael Clarke is to miss the team's upcoming ODI series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury.
Sep 16, 12:28
Jack Brooks of Yorkshire celebrates taking the wicket of Alex Hales of Notts during the third day of the LV County Championship match between Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire at Trent Bridge on September 11, 2014
Jack Brooks delighted with "unbelievable" County Championship success
Jack Brooks admits that winning the County Championship with Yorkshire was the best day of his life.
Sep 13, 10:56
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie: 'Yorkshire were ruthless this season'
Jason Gillespie praises Yorkshire for being "ruthless" during their County Championship campaign.
Sep 13, 09:26
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale bats during day one of the LV County Championship division One match between Yorkshire and Northamptonshire at Headingley on April 20, 2014
ECB release statement on Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale's disciplinary process
The ECB release a statement on Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale, who was banned from lifting the County Championship trophy today.
Sep 12, 17:53
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Worcestershire promoted to Division One for fifth time in 12 years
Worcestershire are promoted to Division One for the fifth time in 12 years after beating Surrey by 27 runs.
Sep 12, 16:23
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
Six players offered ECB central contracts for first time
Moeen Ali is one of six cricketers who have been given central contracts by the ECB for the first time.
Sep 11, 15:44
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: 'Booing supporters did not make an impact'
England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims that he "wasn't too fussed" when Indian supporters booed him at Edgbaston.
Sep 11, 05:23
Bangladesh cricket bowling coach Saqlain Mushtaq (R) talks during a team training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on November 9, 2012
Saqlain Mushtaq offers Saeed Ajmal "help and support"
Pakistan legend Saqlain Mushtaq offers his help to banned off-spinning protege Saeed Ajmal, who may have to adjust his action to return to international cricket.
Sep 10, 00:32
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 'very disappointed' by suspension
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is 'very disappointed' by his ICC international bowling ban for a suspect action, but insists that his career is not over.
Sep 10, 00:16
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
PCA chief Angus Porter apologises for Moeen Ali comments
PCA chief executive Angus Porter apologises for comments regarding the treatment dished out to England's Moeen Ali during Sunday's T20 win over India.
Sep 9, 20:25
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Paul Grayson: 'Alastair Cook should captain England at World Cup'
Essex head coach Paul Grayson believes that Alastair Cook deserves the chance to captain England at the World Cup.
Sep 9, 19:50
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
Pakistan to appeal Saeed Ajmal ban
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirms that it will appeal Saeed Ajmal's suspension by the ICC for an illegal bowling action.
Sep 9, 12:01
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
Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal given international ban for illegal bowling action
The ICC issue Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal with an international suspension for an illegal bowling action.
Sep 9, 07:36
Kevin Pietersen talks down Surrey omission
Kevin Pietersen insists that his omission from the Surrey County Championship squad does not bother him.
Sep 8, 16:21
Billy Godleman of Derbyshire hits the ball towards the boundary during the Royal London One Day Cup match between Leicestershire Foxes and Derbyshire Falcons at Grace Road on July 27, 2014
Billy Godleman extends Derbyshire contract
Former England Under-19 captain Billy Godleman signs a new 12-month contract with Derbyshire.
Sep 8, 15:39
England's Joe Root walks off at the end of day two of the fifth Test with India on August 16, 2014
Joe Root to captain Yorkshire
England's Joe Root will replace suspended skipper Andrew Gale for Yorkshire's match against Nottinghamshire.
Sep 8, 14:42
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen stands in the field for Surrey on August 19, 2012.
Kevin Pietersen not selected by Surrey for final County Championship matches
Kevin Pietersen is set to miss out on playing first-class cricket this summer after Surrey decided not to call him up to their County Championship squad.
Sep 8, 12:50
Nathan Buck of Leicestershire bowls on day one of the LV County Championship Division Two match between Surrey and Leicestershire at The Kia Oval on June 22, 2014
Nathan Buck agrees Lancashire switch
Leicestershire bowler Nathan Buck signs a three-year contract with Lancashire, which will come into force next year.
Sep 8, 11:42
Australia's Aaron Finch celebrate his century against England during their Twenty20 International match on August 29, 2013
Aaron Finch replaces George Bailey as Australia's new Twenty20 captain
Aaron Finch is named as the Australia's new Twenty20 captain after George Bailey opted to step down.
Sep 8, 07:13
George Bailey of Australia hits out during the 4th Natwest Series One Day International between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on September 14, 2013
George Bailey steps down as Australia Twenty20 captain
George Bailey announces that he is stepping down as captain of the Australian Twenty20 side.
Sep 7, 12:42
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Alastair Cook to play no part in Essex season finale
England captain Alastair Cook has been given the remainder of the summer off by the ECB.
Sep 7, 08:44
England batsman Eoin Morgan in action for Middlesex on August 05, 2012.
Eoin Morgan "has every confidence" in Alastair Cook's captaincy
Alastair Cook is the right man to captain England's one-day international side, according to Eoin Morgan, who has been tipped to replace the under-fire skipper.
Sep 6, 17:30
Kyle Hogg of Marylebone Cricket Club bowls during day one of the Champion County match against Durham on March 23, 2014
Lancashire's Kyle Hogg retires with back injury
Lancashire all-rounder Kyle Hogg, who was their Player of the Year last season, is forced to retire from cricket immediately because of a back injury.
Sep 6, 17:10
Matt Pardoe of Worcestershire in action during the LV County Championship match between Worcestershire and Warwickshire at New Road on April 21, 2011
Worcestershire to release Matt Pardoe and Graeme Cessford
Worcestershire confirm that Matt Pardoe and Graeme Cessford will be released at the end of the season.
Sep 6, 16:09
Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
England's Jos Buttler reprimanded by ECB
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is reprimanded by the ECB disciplinary committee for dissent shown while playing for Lancashire Lightning on T20 finals day.
Sep 6, 15:04
Jason Roy of Surrey is bowled out by Somerset's Dirk Nannes during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Somerset at The Kia Oval on July 16, 2014
Jason Roy rewarded with new Surrey contract
Opening batsman Jason Roy signs a new three-year contract at Surrey, two days before he is scheduled to make his England debut in the T20 match against India.
Sep 5, 17:03
Englands Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lankas Kumar Sangakkara for 147 runs with Englands James Anderson during the third day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London on June 14, 201
Moeen Ali reveals Suresh Raina inspiration
England all-rounder Moeen Ali admits that India's Suresh Raina inspired his attacking batting style during the fourth one-day international.
Sep 4, 15:24
Michael Klinger of the Redbacks bats during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at Adelaide Oval on March 3, 2014
Michael Klinger signs new Gloucestershire contract
Michael Klinger agrees a new contract at Gloucestershire for next season.
Sep 4, 13:21
Stuart Broad of England salutes the crowd after taking six wickets during day one of 4th Investec Test match between England and India at Old Trafford on August 7, 2014
Stuart Broad: 'It is an exciting time for England'
Stuart Broad claims that he is excited by the potential of the England squad ahead of the World Cup next year.
Sep 4, 04:58