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India opposes umpire decision review in England Tests


June 10th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has reportedly sent an official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board, opposing the use of the Umpire Decision ... Read more...

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Flower to get new ECB deal with less touring to fight off India interest


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 23 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reportedly worked out a new contract for coach Andy Flower that could see him travel less to avoid a burnout. ... Read more...

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Yardy pulls out of World Cup quarter-final citing depression


March 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.24 (ANI): Depression has forced England spin bowler Michael Yardy to pull out of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo."The Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy has been withdrawn ... Read more...

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England wicket keeper Davies publicly announces he is gay


February 28th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 28 (ANI): England wicket keeper Steve Davies, who missed out a spot in the squad for the World Cup, has become the country's first professional cricketer to publicly announce that ... Read more...

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Bell out to make amends for 2007 World Cup fiasco


February 16th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 16(ANI): England batsman Ian Bell has said that he wants to erase the bad memories of his previous World Cup appearance in the same way as he saw off his ... Read more...

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‘Injured England players coming along in time for World Cup’, says Bell


February 16th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 16(ANI): England batsman Ian Bell is confident that his injured team-mates will recover in time for their opening match of the World Cup campaign.Fast bowlers Tim Bresnan (calf) and ... Read more...

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Strauss says Ashes tour was great despite 6-1 ODI loss


February 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 8 (ANI): England has had a great tour of Australia despite being crushed 6-1 in the one-day series feels skipper Andrew Strauss.Strauss flew home with his battered and bruised side ... Read more...

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Saker signs new contract, to be with England for next two Ashes series


January 7th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): England's bowling coach David Saker has signed a further three-year deal with the team that should guarantee his involvement in the next two Ashes series.He should now be ... Read more...

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We will be better prepared against Johnson: Pietersen


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) England star batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday said his side will be better prepared to take on Australian quickie Mitchell Johnson in the fourth Ashes Test which begins at ... Read more...

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Verbal confrontations with Aussies ‘normal Ashes banter’: Pietersen


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that the verbal confrontations with the Australian team during the Ashes were nothing out of the ordinary.Pietersen said he had faced some ... Read more...

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Bell, Broad might be better candidates than Cook to lead England: Vaughan


December 16th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Michael Vaughan has said that opener Alastair Cook is not certain to take over from Andrew Strauss as England captain, and added that Ian Bell or all-rounder Stuart ... Read more...

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England targeting unbeaten Ashes tour: Prior


December 14th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec 14(ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has revealed that his team is targeting the ultimate cricket fantasy - an unbeaten Ashes tour.England has so far played six matches, in which they ... Read more...

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Chappell rules out Warne’s return


December 13th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 13 (IANS) Australian selector Greg Chappell said he is amused at the growing hype over the return of Shane Warne to revive the country's hopes of winning the Ashes series ... Read more...

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Trescothick tips England for Ashes glory


December 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.1 (ANI): Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has tipped England for Ashes glory.Following Alastair Cook's record-breaking exploits in the drawn first Test at Brisbane, and centuries by Andrew Strauss and Jonathan ... Read more...

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Cash-stripped Barmy Army to be a reduced battalion for current Ashes series


November 20th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 20(ANI): England's 'Barmy Army' may not make it to Australia in full force to witness the upcoming Ashes series, as it appears to be cash stripped.Officials are predicting that about ... Read more...

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Ferguson prepared for more verbal onslaught from Anderson, Broad


November 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): Callum Ferguson is ready for more verbal onslaught from England pacers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad during the England VS Australia A match in Hobart.Anderson and Broad targeted ... Read more...

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Hilfenhaus says will target in form Strauss during Ashes series


November 15th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart (Tasmania, Australia) Nov.15 (ANI): Ben Hilfenhaus is desperate to take the new ball in the first Test at the Gabba and says Australia will put a massive target on the head ... Read more...

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No tour restriction for Australia’s WAGS during Ashes


November 7th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): Cricket Australia in stark contrast to England's policy will allow wives and girlfriends (WAGS) of players more often than ever during the Ashes series.England has banned WAGS for ... Read more...

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Prior wants England to get into winning habit early on Ashes tour


November 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has targeted a winning start to inspire a run of success on the challenging tour of Australia.England plays their first warm-up match on Friday ... Read more...

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Bradman’s iconic ‘backyard cricket’ bats up for grabs


November 5th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 5 (ANI): Legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman's bat used for playing cricket in his backyard will go under hammer on Sunday and is expected to fetch around 15,000 to 20,000 ... Read more...

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Prior has cemented his place as England’s top keeper


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Nov.2 (ANI): Matt Prior has cemented his place as England's No 1 wicketkeeper with a number of impressive displays.Being a world-class keeper and decent batsman is not enough for England, ... Read more...

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England will strive for perfect balance during Ashes: Broad


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.2 (ANI): Right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has said England will strive for the perfect balance between work and play during the Ashes tourAfter two days in Australia, Andrew ... Read more...

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Oz team must focus on Lanka series to build momentum for Ashes, says Clarke


October 30th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Oct 30(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has said despite the all-important Ashes series, his team is fully focused on the upcoming series against Sri Lanka."I think it's important that we do ... Read more...

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Humiliation of 5-0 Ashes hiding still hurts: Strauss


October 30th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 30 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that the humiliation of the five-nil hiding during the disastrous 2006-07 Ashes tour still hurts, and he would his all to ... Read more...

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Pietersen can contribute a lot in Ashes, says Flower


October 26th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower feels that Kevin Pietersen can make a big contribution to the team in the upcoming Ashes series against Australia."I expect great things from ... Read more...

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No wives, girlfriends for England cricketers during Ashes


October 26th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) England cricket team's director Andy Flower has barred the players from seeing their wives and girlfriends for the first five weeks of the Ashes tour in Australia.The ... Read more...

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Ashes: Coach Flower helping England to learn from past mistakes


October 26th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): England cricket team coach and director Andy Flower is reported to have taken on a hands on approach in helping members of the squad learn from their past ... Read more...

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The Ashes: England not to engage in war of words with Aussies


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 23 (ANI): England will refuse to engage in a war of words before the Ashes while Australia continue the verbal sniping.Though Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been stoking all manner ... Read more...

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Why ‘poles apart’ Ponting and Warne are destined to end up sparring


October 18th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 18(ANI): The blow-up between Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former spinner Shane Warne has come as no surprise as the two are very different characters, a noted cricket columnist has ... Read more...

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Anderson expected to be fit for Ashes showdown despite rib fracture: ECB


October 16th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 16 (ANI): England pace bowler James Anderson is expected to be fit for the Ashes showdown against Australia next month despite suffering a rib fracture.Anderson sustained the rib injury while ... Read more...

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Warne ends ‘war of tweets’ with Ponting over his outrageous field arrangements


October 14th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 14 (ANI): Australian cricketing great Shane Warne has said that he has explained his Tweets criticising Ricky Ponting to the Test captain.Warne's and Ponting's relationship touched an all time low ... Read more...

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Ponting raises ‘big question mark’ on Pietersen’s form ahead of Ashes


October 11th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 11 (ANI): Continiuing his pre-Ashes mind battle, Ricky Ponting has said that there is "a big question mark" over Kevin Pietersen, and predicted England will be nervous about touring Australia ... Read more...

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England to fly a 16-man ‘clone’ team as cover for Ashes defence


September 25th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.25 (ANI): In a stunning and innovative move England coach Andy Flower plans to fly an unprecedented 32 players, including a 16-man B-team Down Under.Flower remembers England's disastrous Ashes tour of ... Read more...

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For the Ashes, size does matter for England


September 24th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI):England cricket selectors have super-sized their fast bowling attack for the coming Ashes tour, recalling giant Chris Tremlett for the five-Test series starting on November 25 in Brisbane.The quick ... Read more...

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Finn ready for Australian verbal onslaught during Ashes


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 23 (ANI): England pacer Steven Finn is ready for any verbal attack on him during the upcoming Ashes tour after Australia's Shane Watson said the 21-year-old seamer would be singled ... Read more...

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