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India vs Pakistan series in England? ECB offers to host Tests between arch-rivals
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India vs Pakistan series in England? ECB offers to host Tests between arch-rivals

England cricket board has made an offer in order to revive bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan.

ENG vs SA 3rd Test: England name unchanged squad for South Africa decider
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ENG vs SA 3rd Test: England name unchanged squad for South Africa decider

Barring late injuries, it now looks likely England will deploy the same XI that won in Manchester when the third Test at the Oval in south London starts on Thursday, September 8.

Bitter Half: European Central Bank hikes rates for first time in 11 years, recession fear haunts continent
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Bitter Half: European Central Bank hikes rates for first time in 11 years, recession fear haunts continent

The ECB's surprise hike of half a percentage point for the 19 countries using the euro currency is expected to be followed by another increase in September, possibly of another half-point

Five-member ECB security team to visit Pakistan ahead of bilateral series
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Five-member ECB security team to visit Pakistan ahead of bilateral series

The England Cricket Team are scheduled to tour Pakistan for the first time since 2015 when they play a 7-match T20I series and three Tests in September or October.

Tom Harrison to step down as ECB chief executive as part of England Cricket shake-up
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Tom Harrison to step down as ECB chief executive as part of England Cricket shake-up

Since the turn of the year, managing director of men's cricket Ashley Giles, head coach Chris Silverwood and Test captain Joe Root have all been replaced, with the ECB chairmanship currently vacant as well.

Brendon McCullum appointed England Test head coach
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Brendon McCullum appointed England Test head coach

Former New Zealand captain McCullum's first assignment as the England Test head coach will be against the Black Caps at home later this summer

'He has done his time': ECB managing director Rob Key hints at England return for Alex Hales
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'He has done his time': ECB managing director Rob Key hints at England return for Alex Hales

Alex Hales was withdrawn from England's ODI World Cup squad in 2019 after the Guardian reported that he was serving a three-week ban for recreational drug use.

England cricket board advertises for separate coaches for limited-over and Test teams
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England cricket board advertises for separate coaches for limited-over and Test teams

England cricket board's new managing director Rob Keys, who had earlier stressed for separate coaches for different formats, will be interviewing candidates from 9-10 May.

ECB appoints Rob Key as managing director of England men's cricket
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ECB appoints Rob Key as managing director of England men's cricket

"Key will be responsible for the strategy behind the England men's cricket teams and the performance pathways leading into them. He will also take a key role as part of the High Performance Review which will shortly begin," ECB said.

European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation
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European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation

The ECB's dilemma has been complicated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions against Moscow, as the fallout from the upheaval to international trade and energy markets remains difficult to predict

Explained: Why England cricket team faces questions over future
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Explained: Why England cricket team faces questions over future

The English cricket team is in disarray, with what can only be described as its winter of discontent capped by a 10-wicket loss to the West Indies on Sunday that sealed a fifth straight series defeat.

West Indies vs England: Pacer Saqib Mahmood to make Test debut for visitors in second Test
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West Indies vs England: Pacer Saqib Mahmood to make Test debut for visitors in second Test

Saqib Mahmood, 25, has played seven one-day internationals and 12 Twenty20s since 2019.

Azeem Rafiq fears becoming ‘unemployable’ after opening up on racism at Yorkshire
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Azeem Rafiq fears becoming ‘unemployable’ after opening up on racism at Yorkshire

Rafiq, who had accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered at the northern county, said he was worried his candour had come at a price.

Yorkshire regain right to host England matches after racism scandal
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Yorkshire regain right to host England matches after racism scandal

Former player Azeem Rafiq accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered at the northern county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide.

England sack assistant coach Graham Thorpe after Ashes humiliation
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England sack assistant coach Graham Thorpe after Ashes humiliation

"Graham Thorpe has left his position as England men's assistant coach," England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.

England Cricket Board axe managing director Ashley Giles after Ashes flop
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England Cricket Board axe managing director Ashley Giles after Ashes flop

Giles and Silverwood submitted their report on the Ashes campaign to Strauss, the chairman of the ECB's cricket committee, last week.

‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle
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‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle

ECB CEO Tom Harrison called for a red-ball "reset" to help Joe Root's Test team, who recently slumped to a 4-0 series defeat in Australia

Ashes 2021-22: ECB launches investigation into post-match drinking session involving England skipper Joe Root
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Ashes 2021-22: ECB launches investigation into post-match drinking session involving England skipper Joe Root

"During the early hours of Monday morning, members of the England and Australia men's teams shared a drink in the team areas of the hotel in Hobart," the ECB said.

Ben Stokes says he 'never really had an ambition to be a captain'
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Ben Stokes says he 'never really had an ambition to be a captain'

Ben Stokes has led England once previously, a Test defeat by West Indies in 2020 when Root was on paternity leave.

Kevin Pietersen proposes 'franchise competition for red-ball cricket' to revive England Test team
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Kevin Pietersen proposes 'franchise competition for red-ball cricket' to revive England Test team

A first-class competition modelled on the Hundred can help the English Test side "return to its former glories", reckons Kevin Pietersen.