Andrew Flintoff heroics can`t stop Bears winning T20 title

Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.

Hampshire re-sign South African leggie Imran Tahir

Eyeing a promotion to the top flight after three years, English county club Hampshire have re-signed South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir for a short-contract subject to visa clearance.

Kevin Pietersen wants England to have IPL-style T20 cricket tournament

Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.

Carberry still hoping to return to England Test squad despite slamming management

England batsman Michael Carberry is reportedly keeping his hopes alive of returning to the Test squad despite criticising the England management.

Marcus North announces retirement from domestic Oz cricket

Australian cricketer Marcus North has reportedly announced his retirement from first-class and domestic one-day cricket, saying that he believes he has `lost the fight` " required to remain a full-time professional cricketer after 15 years.

Maxwell inspired by McCullum`s historic triple ton

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is reportedly inspired by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum`s history-making triple century against India to be a serious first-class player and extend his Test career.

Gautam Gambhir scores just 3 against Hampshire in County game

Discarded India opener Gautam Gambhir`s rough ride in county cricket continued as he was dismissed cheaply for only 3 runs playing for Essex against Hampshire in a Division Two County Championship match here today.

Father kills son, himself at YWCA offices in US

A man used a handgun to shoot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a Young Women`s Christian Association office in New Hampshire`s largest city, officials said.

Ajmal signs for English county side Hampshire

English county team Hampshire has signed Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for the latter half of next season. Ajmal is currently the highest-ranked Test spinner and will join Hampshire on a two-month deal as a replacement for overseas signing George Bailey.

Champions League Twenty20: All-round show from Mahmood takes Auckland into main draw

Azhar Mahmood grabbed five wickets and struck a half-century as Aukland Aces thrashed Hampshire by 8 wickets to qualify for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.

CLT20 allows replacements for Titans and Hampshire

South Africa`s Titans and England`s Hampshire were today allowed to replace their injured players -- Marchant de Lange and Danny Briggs respectively -- by the Champions League Twenty20 Technical Committee.

Malik turns down county offers in hope of national team recall

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has turned down approaches from county sides Hampshire and Essex, hoping for his possible inclusion in the Pakistan team for the Sri Lanka tour scheduled to start from June 1.

Romney wins New Hampshire Primary, eyes South Carlolina

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the second state in a row he has carried in his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Carberry strokes unbeaten 300 in record partnership

Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry might have caught the attention of England selectors after amassing 300 runs on Friday during a stand of 523 -- a record third wicket first-class partnership in England.

`I will not take any u-turn on retirement`: Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has decided to stand his ground and make no u-turn regarding his decision to retire from international cricket.

Shahid Afridi hopes for fresh start

Shahid Afridi said Saturday he hoped to make a fresh start playing for Hampshire following his clashes with the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Afridi to get NOC to play for Hampshire

Shahid Afridi will receive a No Objection Certificate from the country`s cricket board to play in an ongoing English Twenty20 event after the all-rounder withdrew his petition against the board from the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday.

Afridi asks PCB for NOC to play for Hampshire

With Hampshire making it clear that NOC is a must, Afridi has requested PCB to grant him permission to play for the English county.

Afridi unable to play for Hampshire after PCB revoke NOC

Shahid Afridi`s will not be able to play for English country side Hampshire in the Twenty20 competition after the Pakistan Cricket Board decide to revoke the `NOC`.

Hampshire sign Afridi for Twenty20 campaign

Hampshire have signed Pakistan`s limited overs captain Shahid Afridi for their Friends Provident T20 campaign.