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England and Pietersen reach agreement: ECB


Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reached an agreement with the England Cricket Board over his future as an international player, the ECB said on Wednesday.

"The ECB and Kevin Pietersen confir

Cricket: Clarke stunned as England thrash Australia


Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted he hadn't seen a 4-0 one-day campaign defeat by England coming after his side made some unwanted history here on Tuesday.

England cruised to a seven-wicket w

Italy beat England on penalties to reach Euro 2012 semis


Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties on Sunday after their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev failed to produce a goal after 120 minutes.

The Italians won through to a semi-final against Germany in Warsa

Rising star Maynard dead at 23


Surrey's Tom Maynard, one of England's most promising batsmen, has died at the age of 23, the county said on Monday.

Maynard was killed after being struck by a London Underground train in the early h

'Psychic' raccoon predicts England win


A 'psychic' raccoon at a British zoo has predicted that England will beat France in their opening Euro 2012 match on Monday, his keepers said.

Rocky the raccoon is the latest in a string of animals h

Best in No 11 record in Windies 426 v England


Tino Best made 95, the highest score by a No 11 batsman in a Test match, as West Indies were bowled out for 426 on the fourth day of the third Test against England at Edgbaston here on Sunday.


Australian cricketers threaten to strike, boycott England ODI series


Australian cricketers are threatening to strike less than a month before their one-day series in England if a contract is not signed by the end of the month.

Cricket Australia is playing hardball in

Kevin Pietersen retires from ODIs and T20s


Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen today bid adieu to international limited overs cricket with immediate effect citing a hectic international calender but said he would remain available for Tests.

Windies recover as England stall in second Test


West Indies fought back well to take four wickets on the third morning of the second Test at Trent Bridge here on Sunday as they checked England's progress.

At lunch, England were 340 for six in repl

West Indies slump to 10-wicket defeat

England Lions crushed West Indies by 10 wickets on Sunday, dealing a further blow to the brittle confidence of the tourists ahead of the first Test which starts at Lord's on Thursday.

Joe Root (115 n

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