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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.

England pacer Saqib Mahmood to miss rest of season due to back stress fracture
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England pacer Saqib Mahmood to miss rest of season due to back stress fracture

After impressing during his first two Test appearances in the West Indies in March, Mahmood was expected to be in England's squad to face New Zealand at Lord's on 2 June.

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.

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.

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.

Ashes 2021-22: 'They need another set of eyes', Ian Bell wants ECB to bring back the traditional selection panel
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Ashes 2021-22: 'They need another set of eyes', Ian Bell wants ECB to bring back the traditional selection panel

The post of national selector of England's men's cricket team was made redundant as part of a restructuring process after more than a century by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) earlier this year.

Jofra Archer to miss West Indies series after undergoing second elbow operation
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Jofra Archer to miss West Indies series after undergoing second elbow operation

Archer, 26, had the surgery on Saturday and he has now been ruled out by the England and Wales Cricket Board of the three-Test tour of his native West Indies in March

England captain Joe Root reiterates he cannot recall racism at Yorkshire
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England captain Joe Root reiterates he cannot recall racism at Yorkshire

Root, who said he had exchanged messages with Rafiq since he gave his evidence, insisted again on Monday that he had never heard anything untoward.

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.

New Yorkshire chairman praises Azeem Rafiq for speaking out on racism
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New Yorkshire chairman praises Azeem Rafiq for speaking out on racism

Pakistan-born Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with racist abuse he suffered while playing for the county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide.

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 cricket board gives 'conditional approval' for Ashes tour
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England cricket board gives 'conditional approval' for Ashes tour

There were fears the Ashes would be cancelled after months of concern over tough Covid-19 quarantine guidelines which England's players and their families will have to follow in Australia.

England cricket chairman Ian Watmore steps down after Pakistan criticism
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England cricket chairman Ian Watmore steps down after Pakistan criticism

Watmore, 63, has a reached a "mutual agreement" with the board to leave his role following the end of the domestic season after just over a year in the role.

England will only play Ashes series if best players in squad
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England will only play Ashes series if best players in squad

The ECB said the priority was to ensure the tour can take place "with conditions for players and management to perform at their best."

England Cricket Board to decide on Ashes series in Australia this week
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England Cricket Board to decide on Ashes series in Australia this week

Joe Root's team are due to play a five-Test series starting in Brisbane on 8 December, with further matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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.