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Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson among 20 England cricketers included in ECB's central contracts list
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Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson among 20 England cricketers included in ECB's central contracts list

The ECB has also decided to do away with their old process of announcing separate red and white-ball contracts, announcing instead a single contracts list for players across formats.

England's Stuart Broad 'working tirelessly' to play Ashes despite concerns over Australian COVID-19 protocol
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England's Stuart Broad 'working tirelessly' to play Ashes despite concerns over Australian COVID-19 protocol

The England and Wales Cricket Board are "very confident" the Ashes series will go ahead as planned amid Australia's tight border controls.

India vs England: Ben Stokes withdraws from series, takes indefinite 'mental well-being' break from all cricket
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India vs England: Ben Stokes withdraws from series, takes indefinite 'mental well-being' break from all cricket

The ECB in a statement said that Stokes has taken a break to prioritise his mental wellbeing and give rest to his left index finger which has not healed fully after he underwent an operation following an injury in the Indian Premier League.

England's IPL players unlikely to find place in Test squad against New Zealand, say reports
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England's IPL players unlikely to find place in Test squad against New Zealand, say reports

England men's cricket managing director Ashley Giles had earlier hinted that players who returned from the suspended IPL are unlikely to feature in the Test series against New Zealand.

IPL 2021: If England's top players stand together, they will play remaining games, says Kevin Pietersen
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IPL 2021: If England's top players stand together, they will play remaining games, says Kevin Pietersen

ECB's Director of Cricket Ashley Giles has indicated that their centrally-contracted cricketers might not be available for the IPL as they have international commitments which they need to honour.

England team director Ashley Giles says no plans on rushing IPL stars back into action in New Zealand Tests
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England team director Ashley Giles says no plans on rushing IPL stars back into action in New Zealand Tests

The suspension of the IPL because of the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India has left England with a potentially larger player pool than they envisaged for the two-Test series against New Zealand.

'Don't want to go toe-to-toe with players on IPL participation', says England's director of cricket Ashley Giles
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'Don't want to go toe-to-toe with players on IPL participation', says England's director of cricket Ashley Giles

The former spinner, who played 54 Tests, 62 ODIs between 1997-2006, feels any standoff with the players on the matter could have dangerous implications for England cricket.

England pacer Jofra Archer undergoes finger surgery following freak fish tank injury
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England pacer Jofra Archer undergoes finger surgery following freak fish tank injury

England men's managing director Ashley Giles said the finger problem, sustained in January, had been resolved.

IPL big reason behind England's success in white-ball formats, says ECB managing director Ashley Giles
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IPL big reason behind England's success in white-ball formats, says ECB managing director Ashley Giles

The IPL is slated to begin from 9 April with the final scheduled to be played on 30 May, while England's opening Test against New Zealand begins on 2 June.

England and Wales Cricket Board to hire expert to monitor mental health of players
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England and Wales Cricket Board to hire expert to monitor mental health of players

Earlier this month, ECB managing director Ashley Giles had said that cricketers will be provided "mental health screening" before they commit to any further tours.

England's ODI series against the Netherlands postponed to 2022 due to uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic
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England's ODI series against the Netherlands postponed to 2022 due to uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic

Eoin Morgan's 50-over world champions were set to play the three-match series as part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) World Cup Super League.

England's centrally contracted cricketers agree for 15 percent pay cut due to ECB's financial crisis
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England's centrally contracted cricketers agree for 15 percent pay cut due to ECB's financial crisis

Bowlers Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have said recently that players are willing to take a pay cut, which the ECB revealed on Friday would come from retainers, match fees and win bonuses.

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test after getting fined for breaking COVID-19 protocol
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England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test after getting fined for breaking COVID-19 protocol

Jofra Archer has been fined an undisclosed amount and handed an official written warning by the ECB for making an unauthorised trip to his home in Hove while travelling to Manchester from Southampton.

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer's mistake could have cost ECB millions of pounds, says director Ashley Giles
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England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer's mistake could have cost ECB millions of pounds, says director Ashley Giles

The ECB did not state the nature of the violation but media reports said the Archer exited the bio-secure bubble to go to his flat in Brighton after the series opener in Southampton.

England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes to lead hosts in first Test as Joe Root gets permission to attend birth of second child
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England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes to lead hosts in first Test as Joe Root gets permission to attend birth of second child

Ben Stokes is set to make his England captaincy debut in the first Test against West Indies as Joe Root gets permission to be with his wife for the birth of his second child.

Pakistan's tour of England could go ahead even if more players test positive for COVID-19, says ECB's Ashley Giles
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Pakistan's tour of England could go ahead even if more players test positive for COVID-19, says ECB's Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles, England’s director of cricket, said on Tuesday the situation was a “concern” but the tour was not currently in doubt.

Cricket in post-coronavirus world: More specialists, format based contracts and multiple national teams
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Cricket in post-coronavirus world: More specialists, format based contracts and multiple national teams

With the world in lockdown and the immediate future of cricket appearing bleak, the sport is looking to take a left-turn few anticipated would arrive this early.

Own sets of balls, marked bottles and more social distancing norms as England cricketers set to resume training soon
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Own sets of balls, marked bottles and more social distancing norms as England cricketers set to resume training soon

A 'one skin per ball' policy will be implemented for the sessions at 11 county grounds in England where players will train at different times to ensure social distancing.