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England captain Strauss retires from professional cricket


August 29th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) England Test captain Andrew Strauss Wednesday announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect.The 35-year-old Middlesex opening batsman, who led England to two Ashes victories ... Read more...

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Promising cricketer Tom Maynarda’s body found on rail tracks


June 19th, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Tom Maynard, a promising young Surrey batsman has been found dead on the tracks of the District Line in south London after a police chase.His body ... Read more...

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Time running out for England’s Golden Generation: Hodgson


June 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Senior England players such as John Terry and Steven Gerrard are running out of time in the national side as young talent emerges, England coach ... Read more...

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ECB fines Kevin Pietersen for Twitter outburst


May 24th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) England's star batsman and former captain Kevin Pietersen was fined by the team management for his Twitter outburst against ex-cricketer and Sky commentator Nick Knight, the ... Read more...

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Strauss to practice in India for Pakistan series


November 17th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) England's Test captain Andrew Strauss will prepare for January's Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) by joining the touring England Performance Programme (EPP) ... Read more...

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England No.1 T20 side, India 5th


October 24th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS) Reigning World Twenty20 champions England are the No.1 ranked side in the Twenty20 International (T20I) team rankings launched here Monday.England, which is also the top ranked ... Read more...

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Gibson remains buoyant ahead of T20I in England


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS/CMC) West Indies got down to business Wednesday with their first training session ahead of the two Twenty20 International against England this weekend at The Oval.Coach Ottis Gibson ... Read more...

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Ashwin to bide time for Test berth


September 19th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made a fervent plea that Harbhajan Singh be left alone as he sought to downplay his own status as a replacement option ... Read more...

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We defeated a very good India side, says Flower


August 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower insisted his team's convincing 4-0 win over India in the Test series came against a very good visiting side and his boys ... Read more...

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India’s cricket reputation lies in tatters


August 14th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian cricket was at an all-time high barely four months ago when they won the World Cup to go with their World No. 1 Test ... Read more...

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We’ve become World No.1 by taking small steps: Prior


August 14th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) England wicketkeeper Matt Prior says that being the World No.1 Test team was a long-cherished dream and was achieved Saturday by taking small steps and not ... Read more...

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England-Holland friendly at Wembley called off


August 9th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) The Football Association (FA) Tuesday was forced to call off Wednesday's international friendly between England and the Netherlands at Wembley after widespread disorder spread across the ... Read more...

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Flower warns England players not to lose focus


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) England team director Andy Flower has asked his players not to lose their focus in the euphoria of a possible coronation as the World's best Test ... Read more...

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Hype around Lord’s Test may affect Tendulkar: Anderson


July 18th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) England's pace spearhead James Anderson says the hype around the Lord's Test may affect Sachin Tendukar, who is geared up to score his 100th international ... Read more...

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Struass questions ICC’s resolve to tackle match-fixing


May 25th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) England Test skipper Andrew Struass questioned the resolve of cricket administrators to tackle match fixing, calling the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption body "woefully under-resourced".Strauss was ... Read more...

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ECB struggling to get in crowd for first Test against Sri Lanka


May 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A thin crowd would welcome England's Ashes heroes, in their first appearance on home soil since beating Australia, when they take on Sri Lanka in the ... Read more...

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Indian cricket board says no to Australia’s Big Bash


April 30th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has declined the invitation of Cricket Australia to play in the Big Bash as the Twenty20 league clashes with India's tour Down ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia’s hopes of cashing on Indian cricketers for Big Bash dashed


April 30th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Cricket Australia will have to rely on West Indies players for international star power, as the Indian cricket board has refused to allow its players to participate in ... 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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England players no longer scared of Capello: Barry


March 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Midfielder Gareth Barry has said that the presence of England manager Fabio Capello no longer puts the fear in the minds of the players.The Manchester City midfielder ... Read more...

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Mental health charities furious with Boycott for comments on Yardy’s depression


March 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): England batting legend Geoffrey Boycott has angered mental health charities after he claimed that depressed cricketer Michael Yardy quit the World Cup because he wasn't good enough.England all-rounder ... Read more...

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Strauss tells players to buck up after Dutch counter


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Feb.23 (ANI): Skipper Andrew Strauss told his England players to buck up after an error-riddled win in their World Cup opener against Netherlands.The Sun quoted skipper Strauss, as saying: "It was ... Read more...

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England giving ‘cheats’ Pak silent treatment: Broad


February 18th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): England is giving Pakistan the silent treatment despite sharing the same hotel in Bangladesh as they fine tune their World Cup preparations.Huge differences still exist between England and ... 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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Coach Flower prepared to pull England players out of IPL


January 10th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.10 (ANI): Coach Andy Flower has said he would pull England players out of the Indian Premier League in order to keep them fresh for national duty."I don't blame any of ... Read more...

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IPL owners ignore Anderson, seven other England Ashes heroes


January 10th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan.10 (ANI): Indian Premier League (IPL) owners have ignored fast bowler James Anderson and seven other Ashes winning England players in the two-day auction for the fourth edition of the event.Of ... Read more...

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Daniel Christian attracts big IPL money (Night Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) The excitement of the ebb and flow of the first day's auction in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was expectedly missing on the second day and ... Read more...

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IPL auction: Christian top draw on a day of tactical bidding (Evening Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) The two-day Indian Premier League (IPL) auction concluded here with little-known Australian Daniel Christian being the top money grosser Sunday at $900,000. The 10 franchises resorted to ... Read more...

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IPL auction: From a T20 start to tactical bidding (Afternoon Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) After a rollicking Twenty20-like start Saturday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction saw more unsolds than bought with owners resorting to tactical bidding without much money ... Read more...

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‘Babes and Bikinis’ dominate England players Ashes series win celebrations


January 9th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.9 (ANI): England cricketer stars went the whole hog in celebrating their Ashes series triumph in Australia, and according to Mark Chipperfield, a journalist and travel writer, cocktail waitresses and Hollywood ... Read more...

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Booze-bender leaves England stars with hangovers after Melbourne Test win


January 1st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1(ANI): Several England players have admitted that they celebrated victory in the fourth Ashes Test into the early hours of Thursday morning.Off-spinner Graeme Swann posted a message on his Twitter ... Read more...

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Ponting predicts ‘niggles’ to continue in Boxing Day Ashes Test


December 25th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting is loving his team's newly discovered art of sledging and aggression, and says that it would boost their confidence going into the Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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Blame players, not WAGS, for England’s Perth defeat: Swann


December 21st, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 21 (ANI): If off-spinner Graeme Swann is to be believed, the England players are 100 per cent convinced they can recapture their form in time for the Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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England players want to keep breaking records, make history: Prior


December 10th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has said the squad wants to keep breaking records and leave a legacy for the future.Prior said the players have spoken about becoming ... Read more...

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England must block out 2006 Ashes nightmare: Gillespie


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.2 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has said that England must block out the harrowing memories of the Ashes series played Down Under in 2006, or risk scuppering their ... Read more...

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