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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
Mark Robinson: 'Matt Prior is right to take break from cricket'
Mark Robinson believes that Matt Prior is right to take a break from international cricket for the rest of the summer, but blames the media for making his situation worse.
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Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar celebrates scoring a century against South Africa on December 19, 2010.
Sachin Tendulkar to play "special" role in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will play a "special" role in tonight's CWG opening ceremony, according to UNICEF's Lord David Puttnam.
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England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Sir Richard Hadlee: 'England must support Alastair Cook'
Sir Richard Hadlee believes that Alastair Cook can still become England's most successful captain ever if he is given time to help the team return to form.
Jul 23, 05:58
Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
Jos Buttler delighted with dream call-up to Test squad
Jos Buttler admits that playing Test cricket will be a "dream come true" following his call-up to the England squad.
Jul 23, 05:24
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
England's James Anderson could miss Old Trafford Test against India
James Anderson could miss England's Test with India at Old Trafford after his disciplinary hearing for "abusing and pushing" Ravindra Jadeja was scheduled for August 1.
Jul 22, 23:31
Jos Buttler of England celebrates his century during the 4th Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014
Jos Buttler named as Matt Prior's replacement in England squad
Jos Buttler is named in the England squad for the third Test against India.
Jul 22, 15:39
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Geoffrey Boycott: 'Alastair Cook too stubborn to quit captaincy'
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says that Alastair Cook is too stubborn to quit his role as captain.
Jul 22, 11:34
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
Matt Prior to take break from cricket
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is to take a break from cricket to deal with leg, hand and Achilles injuries.
Jul 21, 22:57
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India takes a run during day one of the 1st Investec Test between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 9, 2014
MS Dhoni praises "fantastic" India
India captain MS Dhoni hails his players for their "fantastic" display during their victory over England at Lord's.
Jul 21, 17:06
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
England coach Peter Moores gives Alastair Cook backing
England coach Peter Moores believes that Alastair Cook is the right man to captain the team.
Jul 21, 16:14
Graeme Swann of England smiles during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Graeme Swann praises 'fighter' Alastair Cook
Former England bowler Graeme Swann praises Alastair Cook for "standing tall" amid calls for him to resign as captain.
Jul 21, 15:33
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 blasts "pathetic" England
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan criticises the way that the current team batted in the second innings against India.
Jul 21, 15:27
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'I will not quit as England captain'
Alastair Cook insists that he will not resign as England captain following his team's defeat to India at Lord's.
Jul 21, 15:16
England batsman Ian Bell looks on in disbelief after being bowled by India bowler Ishant Sharma during day four of 2nd Investec Test match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 20, 2014
David Lloyd: 'England have lost their soul'
Former England coach David Lloyd feels that Alastair Cook's side have lost their soul as they face a huge task to avoid defeat in the second Test at Lord's against India.
Jul 21, 05:34
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
Paul Farbrace: 'Alastair Cook has our full backing'
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace says that captain Alastair Cook has the "full backing" of the dressing room.
Jul 20, 22:42
Liam Plunkett of England bowls during a nets session at Headingley on June 19, 2014
Liam Plunkett: 'Real hope for England in India Test'
Right-handed bowler Liam Plunkett declares that England will "go hard" in search of a victory against India.
Jul 19, 19:29
Match referee David Boon during day two of 2nd Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley on May 25, 2013
Match referee David Boon rates Trent Bridge pitch as "poor"
Trent Bridge pitch is rated as "poor" by match referee David Boon following first Investec Test between England and India which ended in a draw.
Jul 19, 15:17
South Africa cricketer Vernon Philander appeals during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 18, 2014
Vernon Philander fined by International Cricket Council for ball tampering
South Africa's Vernon Philander is fined 75% of his match fee for tampering with the ball in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Jul 19, 05:09
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
T20 Blast roundup: Surrey, Hampshire, Worcestershire qualify for quarter-finals
Sports Mole rounds up Friday's T20 Blast action as Surrey, Hampshire and Worcestershire all record wins which secure them passage to the knockout stages.
Jul 18, 23:06
Englands Gary Ballance plays a sweep shot watched by Sri Lankas wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene (L) and Sri Lankas Mahela Jayawardene (C) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket groun
Gary Ballance feeling good in Lord's limelight
Gary Ballance is enjoying playing at the Home of Cricket and hopes that his second consecutive Lord's century can help England beat India in the second Test.
Jul 18, 21:28
England's paceman Ben Stokes approaches his bowling mark against Australia during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Ben Stokes: 'England were unfortunate on opening day'
Ben Stokes believes that England were unlucky on a frustrating day for the hosts as India battled impressively at Lord's.
Jul 18, 05:58
India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching a century during play on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 17, 2014
Ajinkya Rahane proud to join Lord's honours board
Centurion Ajinkya Rahane believes that his positive approach allowed him to enjoy success at Lord's on day one of the second Test.
Jul 18, 04:08
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
England win toss, choose to bowl in second Test against India
England, who remain unchanged for the second Test against India at Lord's, win the toss and choose to bowl first.
Jul 17, 10:43
India's Ravindra Jadeja bowls during Day 2 of the second Sunfoil Series Cricket Test match between India and South Africa at the SAHARA Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on December 27, 2013
India's Ravindra Jadeja charged over James Anderson altercation
India's Ravindra Jadeja is charged under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his part in an alleged altercation with England's James Anderson.
Jul 16, 18:11
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'India allegations probably a tactic'
England captain Alastair Cook believes that allegations against teammate James Anderson are "probably a tactic" by India ahead of the second Test.
Jul 16, 13:53
Simon Kerrigan of Lancashire during day one of the LV County Championship Division One match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Liverpool Cricket Club on July 13, 2014
Gary Ballance: 'Simon Kerrigan is ready to return to Test cricket'
Gary Balance is confident that Simon Kerrigan will display his quality if selected to return for England against India on Thursday.
Jul 16, 05:21
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
Sam Robson: 'Alastair Cook closing in on return to form'
Sam Robson is certain that England captain Alastair Cook will return to his best in the near future.
Jul 16, 04:26
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
ECB to contest India's misconduct allegations against James Anderson
The ECB is disappointed with the Indian team for making misconduct allegations against James Anderson.
Jul 15, 17:34
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
Peter Moores: 'Alastair Cook will stay strong'
England coach Peter Moores believes that Alastair Cook has to "stay strong" after scoring just 97 runs in his last seven innings.
Jul 14, 19:56
Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter in action for Somerset on August 06, 2013.
Craig Kieswetter to undergo facial surgery
Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is to undergo facial surgery after suffering a broken nose and fractured cheekbone.
Jul 14, 17:36
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on January 9,
Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Test cricket
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene announces his retirement from Test cricket.
Jul 14, 09:40
Skysports presenter Nasser Hussain during day one of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 09, 2013
Nasser Hussain slams Trent Bridge pitch
Former England captain Nasser Hussain criticises the pitch at Trent Bridge as Alastair Cook's side and India drew the first Test of their five-match series.
Jul 14, 04:18
Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter in action for Somerset on August 06, 2013.
Craig Kieswetter breaks nose, cheekbone
Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is left with a broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by a cricket ball.
Jul 13, 21:17
Alastair Cook celebrates taking a wicket on day five of first Test between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 13, 2014
Alastair Cook: "We dragged ourselves out of a hole"
England captain Alastair Cook praises Joe Root and James Anderson for saving the first Test against India.
Jul 13, 19:15
Simon Kerrigan of Lancashire during day one of the LV County Championship Division One match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Liverpool Cricket Club on July 13, 2014
Simon Kerrigan called up for England
Spinner Simon Kerrigan returns to the England squad for next week's second Test against India at Lord's.
Jul 13, 18:30
Kevin Pietersen of England bats during day three of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 11, 2013
Sir Vivian Richards: 'Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats'
Sir Vivian Richards says that Kevin Pietersen's introduction to the Caribbean Premier League will "help put bums on seats".
Jul 12, 22:55
Joe Root and James Anderson of England leave the field at stumps on day three of 1st Investec Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 11, 2014
James Anderson admits to enjoying batting on way to record-breaking 81
James Anderson, who made a record-breaking 81 in England's first-innings of the first Test against India, says that he enjoyed his time at the crease.
Jul 12, 20:25
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
Andrew Flintoff: "I can't stop smiling"
Andrew Flintoff admits that he is "loving" his return to cricket with Lancashire Lightning.
Jul 12, 20:06
David Collier, ECB Chief Executive, talks to the media on the day the ECB announced Investec as the new title sponsor of Test Match cricket on November 24, 2011
David Collier to leave role as ECB chief executive
David Collier, the ECB chief executive, will retire at the end of the season.
Jul 12, 19:39
Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake delivers a ball during a practice session at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 5, 2014
Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake banned from international cricket
Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake is banned from international cricket after it was deemed that he bowls with an illegal action.
Jul 12, 16:17
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