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Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes loses New Balance sponsorship deal
Ben Stokes loses a lucrative New Balance contract as the fallout from his arrest continues.
Oct 12, 22:36
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes pictured smoking?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is pictured apparently smoking a cigarette while attending Jason Roy's wedding in France.
Oct 10, 14:41
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Lawyer: 'Alex Hales not expecting to face criminal charge'
Lawyer Ian Kelcey admits that he will be "surprised" if any further action is taken against England batsman Alex Hales following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 8, 14:55
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes, Alex Hales offered new contracts by ECB?
A report claims that Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, whose Ashes involvement remains in doubt, will be handed new contracts by the ECB on Friday.
Oct 5, 14:29
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Durham ban Jack Burnham for 12 months following failed drugs test
Durham announce that Jack Burnham has been handed a 12-month suspension after testing positive for a recreational drug.
Oct 4, 13:35
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's Ashes place remains under threat?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will reportedly miss the Ashes should he remain under investigation for causing actual bodily harm outside of a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 4, 11:32
Ben Stokes at a Durham CCC photo call on April 8, 2016
Durham issue statement on Ben Stokes nightclub arrest
Durham release a statement relating to Ben Stokes's arrest on suspicion of actual bodily harm.
Oct 2, 23:02
Jos Buttler poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
England stars 'advised to skip Jos Buttler's stag do'
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss advises top stars, including Joe Root, to avoid Jos Buttler's stag do in Amsterdam this weekend.
Sep 30, 13:53
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'More people want to trip up footballers than cricketers'
Gareth Southgate believes that England's footballers could not enjoy the freedom of their cricketing counterparts due to more people trying to "trip them up".
Sep 28, 16:47
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
ECB suspends Ben Stokes, Alex Hales after bar incident
The ECB will not consider Ben Stokes or Alex Hales for England selection until further notice after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub on Monday morning.
Sep 28, 15:31
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Footage of Ben Stokes street brawl leaks
Footage appearing to show England vice-captain Ben Stokes engaged in a street brawl is published by a tabloid.
Sep 28, 00:32
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
England director Andrew Strauss confirms Ben Stokes has broken hand
England director Andrew Strauss confirms that Ben Stokes suffered a minor fracture on his hand following Monday night's altercation, but should be fit for the Ashes.
Sep 27, 11:02
Durham captain Paul Collingwood shows off his ball control skills during day two of a LV County Championship Division One match on September 18, 2013
Shane Bond, Paul Collingwood given England coaching roles for Ashes series
Former New Zealand bowler and ex-England one-day captain Paul Collingwood are added to England's coaching staff for the upcoming Ashes series.
Sep 27, 10:28
Ben Stokes in action with his big bat on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Ben Stokes, James Vince, Gary Ballance in England's Ashes squad
Ben Stokes, James Vince and Gary Ballance are named in England's Ashes squad for the winter series in Australia.
Sep 27, 10:02
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
Freddie Flintoff joins Lancashire CCC board
Freddie Flintoff is announced as a new board member at Lancashire CCC.
Sep 26, 18:10
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes to miss one-day internationals after Bristol arrest
The ECB reveals that England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested in Bristol on Monday morning after an incident in a bar.
Sep 26, 13:08
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 be rested until start of The Ashes
Stuart Broad will be rested until the start of The Ashes in late November due to a heel problem.
Sep 13, 15:55
Ben Stokes in action during an England nets session on February 16, 2016
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali rested for England Twenty 20 against West Indies
Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are rested for England's T20 against the West Indies, but are included in the squad for the ODI series later this month.
Sep 4, 19:52
A general view of the wicket during day one of the Third Test match between England and India at the Oval on August 9, 2007
Surrey, Middlesex match suspended after crossbow bolt lands on pitch
The County Championship match between Surrey and Middlesex is suspended after a crossbow bolt landed on the pitch at The Oval.
Aug 31, 17:41
Ben Stokes in action with his big bat on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England's Ben Stokes reprimanded for using offensive language
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is reprimanded for using offensive language during day two of the Test match against West Indies.
Aug 27, 11:18
England's James Anderson is bowled out on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
James Anderson: 'Big improvement needed from England'
James Anderson challenges England to become more consistent in order to head to Australia full of confidence for the Ashes series.
Aug 26, 22:46
AB de Villiers of South Africa during the T20 against England on June 21, 2017
AB de Villiers steps down as South Africa ODI captain
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers resigns as his country's ODI captain after six years in the role but will carry on playing in all formats of the game.
Aug 23, 22:05
Geoffrey Boycott looks on as Yorkshire face Northamptonshire in the LV County Championship on May 30, 2012
Geoffrey Boycott apologises for "unacceptable" comment about West Indies players
Former England cricketer and BBC commentator Geoffrey Boycott apologises for an "unacceptable" comment about West Indian cricket greats and knighthoods.
Aug 22, 22:19
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Mark Stoneman replaces Keaton Jennings for England's Test against West Indies
England captain Joe Root makes one change to the team for the day-night Test against West Indies, as Mark Stoneman comes in for Keaton Jennings.
Aug 16, 12:46
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root reflects on "big move forward"
England skipper Joe Root says that his side have taken a "big move forward" by defeating South Africa.
Aug 13, 12:45
Steven Finn in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Steven Finn to replace Mark Wood for England's fourth Test against South Africa
Steven Finn replaces Mark Wood in England's squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.
Jul 31, 20:13
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Toby Roland-Jones to make England Test debut
Middlesex bowler Toby Roland-Jones is called up for his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval.
Jul 26, 15:41
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
England name uncapped Tom Westley, Dawid Malan for third Test with South Africa
England include both Tom Westley and Dawid Malan in their 13-man squad for the third Test match with South Africa.
Jul 20, 12:56
England's batsman Gary Ballance reacts after scoring his half-century (50 runs) during day three of the second Test cricket match between the West Indies and England at the Grenada National Stadium in Saint George's on April 23, 2015
Gary Ballance out of third Test with South Africa due to fractured finger
Gary Ballance is out of England's third Test meeting against South Africa with a fractured finger, but he could return for the fourth Test in a fortnight's time.
Jul 18, 21:14
Kevin O'Brien of Ireland celebrates getting the wicket of Sean Williams of Zimbabwe during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Zimbabwe and Ireland at Bellerive Oval on March 7, 2015
Ireland, Afghanistan handed Test status by ICC
The ICC announces that both Ireland and Afghanistan have been awarded Test status, taking the total nations in the five-day game from 10 to 12.
Jun 22, 15:49
Eoin Morgan at an England press conference on March 22, 2016
England ODI captain Eoin Morgan: 'We failed to adapt, Pakistan were better'
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says that the team failed to adapt to conditions in their semi-final defeat to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.
Jun 14, 18:18
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steve Finn to replace Chris Woakes in England's Champions Trophy squad
Fast bowler Steve Finn replaces injured all-rounder Chris Woakes in England's squad for the Champions Trophy.
Jun 4, 20:59
Chris Woakes of England celebrates winning the 2nd International T20 between Pakistan and England at Dubai Cricket Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy
England all-rounder Chris Woakes is ruled out of the Champions Trophy after picking up a side strain in Thursday's win over Bangladesh.
Jun 2, 09:26
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes awaiting scan results on knee injury
Ben Stokes reveals that he is unsure of the full extent of his troublesome knee injury, but is now hoping to have a "clearer picture" after undergoing a scan.
May 28, 10:56
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
Joe Root 'to be eased out of England's Twenty20 side'
England Test captain Joe Root is to be overlooked for Twenty20 selection until after the summer to reduce his workload, according to a report.
May 5, 13:21
Ben Stokes during an England training session on March 11, 2016
Ben Stokes returns for Rising Pune Supergiant
Ben Stokes returns to the Rising Pune Supergiant team after overcoming a shoulder injury.
May 1, 15:55