England coach Stuart Lancaster hit back at criticism of his substitute policy after Clive Woodward said it had caused the team`s 26-24 defeat by France in their Six Nations opener in Paris on Saturday.
Sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly hinted that he is considering competing for the job of England`s team director after Andy Flower`s resignation from the position over the team`s 5-0 Ashes loss.
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has reportedly ruled out competing for the position of England team director Andy Flower`s successor following the Zimbabwean resignation over the team`s 5-0 Ashes loss.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly slammed reports that team director and head coach Andy Flower was so fed up with the enigmatic batsman`s attitude that he had issued a `KP or him` ultimatum to selectors.
Controversy has been as much a part of Kevin Pietersen`s career as linseed oil in an old bat, so the fact several British newspapers carried reports Wednesday of England coach Andy Flower issuing a `he goes or I go` ultimatum came as no surprise.
Cautioning all the participating teams, England coach Bobby Crutchley on Monday vowed to give a tough fight to all their opponents, including hosts India, in the inaugural Hero Hockey World League Final to be held here from January 10-18.