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Stuart Broad eager for Troy Cooley 'insight' ahead of Ashes
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Stuart Broad eager for Troy Cooley 'insight' ahead of Ashes

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Wednesday that Cooley, a 55-year-old Australian, will aid the tourists' quicks in Brisbane under the direction of elite pace bowling coach Jon Lewis.

Michael Vaughan dropped from BBC Ashes commentary team amid racism row
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Michael Vaughan dropped from BBC Ashes commentary team amid racism row

Following Rafiq's comments, which have sparked a tidal wave of accusations of racism within English cricket, the 47-year-old Vaughan was stood down from his BBC radio show earlier this month.

ECB CEO Tom Harrison vows 'tangible change' in English cricket amid worsening racism scandal
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ECB CEO Tom Harrison vows 'tangible change' in English cricket amid worsening racism scandal

Harrison faced fresh criticism for his response to revelations of racism by former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq after they both spoke in front of a parliamentary committee this week.

Yorkshire CCC coach Andrew Gale suspended over anti-Semitic tweet
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Yorkshire CCC coach Andrew Gale suspended over anti-Semitic tweet

The accusation against Gale does not refer to the Rafiq case, but a tweet he sent in 2010.

England agree to play postponed T20Is in Pakistan next year
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England agree to play postponed T20Is in Pakistan next year

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison met Raja and the pair agreed to reschedule the men's matches.

ECB CEO Tom Harrison flies to Pakistan to mend relations with PCB
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ECB CEO Tom Harrison flies to Pakistan to mend relations with PCB

According to sources in the PCB, besides meeting Raja, Harrison is also due to call Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad

Yorkshire barred from staging England matches as racism row engulfs Michael Vaughan
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Yorkshire barred from staging England matches as racism row engulfs Michael Vaughan

The 30-year-old Rafiq accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with his allegations of racism during his time with the English county.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club facing mass exodus of sponsors over handling of racism
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club facing mass exodus of sponsors over handling of racism

The cricket club recently concluded that no employees would face any action over Rafiq's claims of institutional racism, leading to major sponsors this week abandoning deals over the handling of the case.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club to take no disciplinary action in Azeem Rafiq racism row
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club to take no disciplinary action in Azeem Rafiq racism row

Rafiq made serious allegations about his experiences at the club and Yorkshire appointed lawyers to launch an investigation, with an independent panel also put in place to oversee it.

Cancelled fifth India-England Test to be played at Edgbaston in July 2022
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Cancelled fifth India-England Test to be played at Edgbaston in July 2022

The Edgbaston Test will be part of India's white-ball tour of England. The match will be held from 1 July.

England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series
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England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series

Following a breakthrough in talks with Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said they had given "conditional approval" for the tour to go ahead.

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.

Joe Root-led England agree to tour Australia for Ashes, says report
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Joe Root-led England agree to tour Australia for Ashes, says report

Jos Buttler could be the only England player not to agree to travel to Australia.

Michael Holding slams England's cancellation of Pakistan tour as 'Western arrogance'
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Michael Holding slams England's cancellation of Pakistan tour as 'Western arrogance'

England's men's and women's white ball teams were due to tour this month but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pulled out of both because of concerns over "mental and physical well-being".

England cricketers 'very open-minded', would happily tour Pakistan, says Mushtaq Ahmed
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England cricketers 'very open-minded', would happily tour Pakistan, says Mushtaq Ahmed

Ahmed, who has a foot in both camps after serving as England's spin-bowling coach in 2009-2015, voiced his frustration to AFP after English cricket chiefs controversially cancelled tours for their men's and women's teams next month to cricket-crazy Pakistan.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali to announce retirement from Test cricket, says report
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England all-rounder Moeen Ali to announce retirement from Test cricket, says report

Moeen has scored 2,914 runs in 64 Tests at an average of 28.29 with five centuries and picked up 195 wickets with his off-spin bowling at an average of 36.66.

India confirm to play solitary Test in England in summer of 2022, says report
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India confirm to play solitary Test in England in summer of 2022, says report

The fifth and last Test between England and India was cancelled after COVID-19 spread in the Indian dressing room, leading to most of the support staff catching the virus and going into mandatory quarantine.

England players' body says ECB 'did not ask' for its opinion before cancelling Pakistan tours
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England players' body says ECB 'did not ask' for its opinion before cancelling Pakistan tours

New Zealand abandoned and England pulled out of scheduled assignments in Pakistan in quick succession citing security concerns. England also gave players' mental health as a reason for the withdrawal.

British government did not advise ECB against Pakistan tour: High Commissioner
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British government did not advise ECB against Pakistan tour: High Commissioner

The ECB on Monday withdrew its men's and women's teams from the tour of Pakistan, citing increased concerns about travelling to the region.