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Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in action on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
ECB announces restructuring of central contract system for cricketers
The ECB announces a new system for central contracts to give limited-overs specialists a financial boost.
Sep 29, 10:19
Mark Wood and James Anderson celebrate dismissing Nathan Lyon on day three of the First Test of The Ashes on July 10, 2015
James Anderson, Mark Wood ruled out of England's tour of Bangaldesh
Bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood are ruled out of England's tour of Bangladesh after suffering a recurrence of their respective injuries.
Sep 29, 09:01
James Anderson poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
James Anderson 'to miss Bangladesh tour'
James Anderson is reportedly ruled out of England's upcoming tour of Bangladesh as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
Sep 28, 23:25
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook signs new Essex deal
England captain Alastair Cook extends his deal with county side Essex until the end of the 2018 season.
Sep 28, 19:46
Ben Stokes poses with his 'Man of the Series' trophy after the final Test between South Africa and England on January 26, 2016
Fit Ben Stokes relishing Bangladesh tour
England's fit-again all-rounder Ben Stokes reveals that he is relishing getting back to action on the tour of Bangladesh.
Sep 28, 18:35
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Haseeb Hameed named in England squad for Bangladesh tour
England name Haseeb Hameed, Zafar Ansari and Ben Duckett in their squad to tour Bangladesh, while Gareth Batty makes a return after an 11-year absence.
Sep 16, 10:06
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
Surrey batsman Jason Roy: 'Royal London One-Day Cup final is a special occasion'
Surrey batsman Jason Roy describes the Royal London One-Day Cup final as a "special occasion" as he prepares to face Warwickshire at Lord's.
Sep 15, 14:51
A general view of Headingley cricket ground during day one of the LV County Championship division One match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at Headingley on August 02, 2013
City-based T20 tournament to be introduced from 2018
A proposal to introduce an eight-team city-based Twenty20 competition into English domestic cricket passes by 16 votes to three.
Sep 14, 20:16
Coach Phil Simmons of Ireland looks on during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field on February 16, 2015
Phil Simmons sacked by West Indies, replaced by Joel Garner
The West Indies Cricket Board announces that Phil Simmons has left his coaching role with immediate effect due to "differences in culture and strategic approach".
Sep 13, 22:48
England's Jos Buttler (R) celebrates scoring his century during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston cricket ground, in Birmingham, central England on June 9, 2015
Jos Buttler hits back at "unfair criticism" of Eoin Morgan's England withdrawal
Jos Buttler defends one-day captain Eoin Morgan's decision to withdraw from the England squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.
Sep 13, 11:37
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
ODI skipper Eoin Morgan unwilling to commit to Bangladesh tour
Eoin Morgan refuses to commit to England's upcoming tour of Bangladesh, stating that he is concerned about ongoing distractions surrounding security measures in place.
Sep 8, 19:39
Glenn Maxwell of Australia bats against India at Manuka Oval on January 20, 2016
Australia post world-record Twenty20 score of 263 in clash against Sri Lanka
Glenn Maxwell scores an unbeaten 145 against Sri Lanka as Australia post 263 runs - the highest ever total in a Twenty20 international.
Sep 6, 16:42
Coach of Lancashire Peter Moores applauds his players after the LV County Championship Division Two match between Gloucestershire and Lancashire on September 20, 2013
Peter Moores appointed Nottinghamshire head coach on three-year deal
Nottinghamshire appoint Peter Moores as a head coach on a three-year deal.
Sep 6, 11:18
Alex Hales of England bats during day three of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on June 11, 2016
Alex Hales could be dropped from England Test squad
England head coach Trevor Bayliss says that Alex Hales may be dropped from the Test squad this winter.
Sep 5, 21:09
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
England hit world-record ODI total against Pakistan
England post a world-record total of 444 in the third one-day international against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
Aug 30, 17:55
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Alex Hales hits highest one-day international score by England batsman
Alex Hales registers a score of 171 to record the highest-ever innings by an England batsman in a one-day international.
Aug 30, 16:51
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 to leave role as Yorkshire head coach at end of season
Yorkshire announce that head coach Jason Gillespie will leave his role at the end of the season.
Aug 29, 09:22
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
James Anderson, Stuart Broad ruled out for rest of season due to injuries
England bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad will not play again this season due to injuries.
Aug 27, 12:09
Stuart Broad walks off the field after being dismissed during day two of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka on May 28, 2016
Stuart Broad to undergo second scan on injured ankle
England and Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad will undergo a second scan on his injured left ankle.
Aug 23, 20:21
A frustrated Steven Finn gets down on all fours on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016)
England bowler Steven Finn ruled out for four weeks with hamstring injury
England bowler Steven Finn is ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Aug 16, 12:07
Big Ben Stokes in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
Ben Stokes, Mark Wood in England one-day squad, but James Vince left out
Ben Stokes and Mark Wood are named in England's squad for the one-day internationals against Pakistan, but James Vince is left out.
Aug 16, 11:05
A disturbed Jonny Bairstow in action during an England practice session on January 11, 2016
Jonny Bairstow 'disappointed' with Pakistan draw
Jonny Bairstow admits that England were left 'disappointed' at drawing their four-Test series with Pakistan.
Aug 16, 02:19
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
England to cancel Bangladesh tour?
England could reportedly cancel their winter tour of Bangladesh amid security fears.
Aug 13, 00:05
Moeen Ali reacts after being hit on the head during day one of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan on August 11, 2016
Moeen Ali "wasn't fazed" by ball to head
Moeen Ali insists that he "wasn't fazed" after being hit on the head during the final Test between England and Pakistan.
Aug 12, 07:40
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Marsh during day one of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 29, 2015
James Anderson regains number one Test bowling ranking
James Anderson moves above Ravichandran Ashwin in the latest Test bowling rankings list, while Steve Smith is named as the world's top batsman.
Aug 8, 15:50
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook: "We fought really hard"
Alastair Cook praises his England side for coming from behind to win the third Test with Pakistan at Edgbaston.
Aug 8, 00:34
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
England unchanged for fourth Test
England captain Alastair Cook names an unchanged squad for the final Test with Pakistan.
Aug 7, 23:43
Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali leaves the ground after his dismissal during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Sharjah cricket stadium in Sharjah on November 30, 2014
Azhar Ali "pleased" with century against England at Edgbaston
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is happy with his score of 139 against England at Edgbaston, despite being dismissed with the final ball of the day.
Aug 4, 21:18
English fast bowler James Anderson celebrates after becoming the highest ever English wicket taker with 384 after taking the wicket of West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin on day five of the first cricket Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir
Jimmy Anderson: 'England bowled well'
Jimmy Anderson claims that England bowled well on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan, despite the tourists taking control of the contest.
Aug 4, 20:18
Ben Stokes squats seductively on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Ben Stokes to miss remainder of England's Test series against Pakistan
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan with a calf injury.
Aug 3, 10:57
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Pakistan have plan to stop threat of England's Alastair Cook, Joe Root
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur says that his team have a plan in place to stop England batsmen Alastair Cook and Joe Root in the third Test at Edgbaston.
Aug 2, 16:15
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steven Finn to replace Ben Stokes in third Test
Steven Finn replaces the injured Ben Stokes for England's third Test with Pakistan this week.
Aug 2, 12:07
Ben Stokes on his knees on January 23, 2016
James Anderson: 'Ben Stokes is a big loss'
James Anderson laments the loss of Ben Stokes ahead of England's third Test match against Pakistan.
Aug 1, 15:31
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 extends contract as Australia head coach until 2019
Cricket Australia announces that head coach Darren Lehmann has extended his deal until 2019, but is likely to leave when it expires.
Aug 1, 09:29
Ben Stokes squats seductively on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Ben Stokes aiming for fourth-Test return
Ben Stokes reveals that he is aiming to return to fitness for England's final Test with Pakistan in a fortnight.
Jul 31, 13:58
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Stuart Broad hails "most complete batsman" Joe Root
Stuart Broad describes England teammate Joe Root as "the most complete batsman" he has ever played with.
Jul 30, 17:35
Ben Stokes on his knees on January 23, 2016
England's Ben Stokes ruled out of third Test against Pakistan with calf injury
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston due to a torn muscle in his calf.
Jul 27, 16:13
Ben Stokes squats seductively on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Trevor Bayliss: 'Ben Stokes will be a big loss'
England head coach Trevor Bayliss admits that Ben Stokes will be a big loss to his side if he is ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan through injury.
Jul 26, 19:23
Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot during the first day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 6, 2014
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: 'We were below average against England'
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says that his team were "below average" in their second-Test defeat to England at Old Trafford.
Jul 25, 18:57
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook pleased to "bounce back" in second Test
England captain Alastair Cook says that it is "nice to bounce back" by winning the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Jul 25, 18:46