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Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Meanwhile the ECB said all-rounder Ben Stokes would succeed Root as vice-captain of the Test side.

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root made his Test debut in December 2012 and was named vice-captain to Alastair Cook in summer 2015.

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

Broad was recognised for his services to cricket by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Botham feels that giving up captaincy would give Cook the freedom to smash Tendulkar`s all-time record of 15,921 runs before his playing career ends.

Alastair Cook steps down as England Test skipper, to continue playing as batsman

Alastair Cook steps down as England Test skipper, to continue playing as batsman

Alastair Cook has stepped down from his role after 59 Tests as England Test captain.

ICC official Giles Clarke urges 'caution' in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan

ICC official Giles Clarke urges 'caution' in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan

FICA has earlier this month advised players not to tour Pakistan due to an extremely elevated state of insecurity in the country.

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

The European Central Bank left key interest rates and its mass bond-buying programme unchanged Thursday, at its first meeting of a year when the Frankfurt institution could become a political punching bag.

West Indies reject proposal to tour Pakistan for T20I series citing security concerns

West Indies reject proposal to tour Pakistan for T20I series citing security concerns

Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket tournaments since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009.

BCCI clears ECB concerns on board's ability to host series after removal of top bosses

BCCI clears ECB concerns on board's ability to host series after removal of top bosses

On January 2, the apex court had removed Shirke and BCCI president Anurag Thakur from their respective posts.

India vs England: Joe Root likely to miss start of ODI series

India vs England: Joe Root likely to miss start of ODI series

England are scheduled to return to India on Thursday for the second leg of the tour.

India vs England: Security plans found on public computer, ECB to intimate BCCI

India vs England: Security plans found on public computer, ECB to intimate BCCI

England team will be coming back after their Christmas and New Year break to play in the six limited overs matches starting January 15.

Sensex zooms over 450 points, Nifty reclaims 8,200-mark

Sensex zooms over 450 points, Nifty reclaims 8,200-mark

The benchmark Sensex surged over 450 points in mid-session trade Thursday taking a lead from overseas, with the Dow surging to a record for the third straight session.

 

GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - Investors may look to ECB for comfort after high-risk votes

With Italy`s constitutional referendum and Austria`s presidential vote on Sunday both potentially underlining growing anti-establishmentism, the European Central Bank is preparing to set to try to bring some calm to the mix. 

England agree to pink ball test in Ashes tour

England agree to pink ball test in Ashes tour

The itinerary for the Ashes tour, which is scheduled for late next year, was still being finalised but the ECB had agreed in principle to one of the five tests being under lights, the Sydney Morning Herald said.  

Eurozone inflation at highest level since April 2014

Eurozone inflation at highest level since April 2014

Eurozone inflation rose to a two-and-a-half-year high in November as Europe inched away from very low consumer prices that have threatened an already fragile economic recovery.

ECB seeks to lend out more bonds to avert market freeze: Sources

ECB seeks to lend out more bonds to avert market freeze: Sources

The European Central Bank is looking for ways to lend out more of its huge pile of government debt to avert a freeze in the 5.5 trillion euro short-term funding market that underpins the financial system, central bank sources told Reuters.

PCB finally show Danish Kaneria some sympathy, offer help in finding well-paying job

PCB finally show Danish Kaneria some sympathy, offer help in finding well-paying job

Kaneria is not allowed to take part in any cricket activity in Pakistan.

Donald Trump win 'not a good day for world economy': ECB

Donald Trump win 'not a good day for world economy': ECB

Donald Trump`s shock election win in the United States "is not a good day for the world economy" and could force the European Central Bank "to intervene", governing council member Ewald Nowotny said Wednesday.

India vs England: James Anderson's comeback is good news, says England skipper Alastair Cook

India vs England: James Anderson's comeback is good news, says England skipper Alastair Cook

He grabbed 12 wickets in four Tests in England's previous tour when they bounced back after losing the opening Test and defeated India 2-1.

James Anderson to join England squad for Test series against India after encouraging progress in recovery

James Anderson to join England squad for Test series against India after encouraging progress in recovery

In a statement released on Saturday, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Anderson could play a significant part in the upcoming series after encouraging progress in his recovery.