I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff
I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham.

India vs England: Alastair Cook`s resolve impresses England coach

England coach Peter Moores insisted Sunday he was always confident captain Alastair Cook had it in him to lead the team out of their lengthy slump.

Bell backs Moores to learn England lessons

Ian Bell expects Peter Moores to be a better England coach second time around but believes there is no substitute for player responsibility.

Giles `bitter` at England snub

Ashley Giles has said he was "bitterly disappointed" to miss out on being appointed as the new head coach of England.

Mick Newell ready for England interview

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is readying himself for an interview for the vacant position of England coach.

Ashley Giles admits T20 defeat to Dutch `embarrassing`

England coach Ashley Giles Monday admitted their World Twenty20 defeat against minnows the Netherlands was "embarrassing" and said he shared the fans` anger at their humiliating loss.

England need to find the right T20 formula, says Giles

England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is searching for the right "formula" ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh after his side suffered a series defeat against the West Indies.

England opt for more Flower power

Andy Flower, who stepped down as head coach in January following the 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia, was appointed England`s technical director of elite coaching on Monday.

Former Australia coach Arthur rules out England

Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur Friday ruled out applying for the vacant England job after being appointed head of the Super 15 rugby team Western Force`s development programme.

Farrell backs Burgess to follow his cross-code lead

England coach Andy Farrell believes Sam Burgess has the "warrior" mentality that will help him be a success in rugby union should the rugby league star change codes.

Lancaster defends subs policy after Woodward attack

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.

Mickey Arthur hints at considering England coaching job

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.

Gillespie rules out England coaching job

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.

Stepped down to let England cricket rebuild with new set of values: Flower

Andy Flower has stepped down as England coach after the recent 5-0 whitewash by Australia in order to let the team make a fresh start in the right direction.

Bleak times ahead for Inter fans

Inter Milan supporters are unlikely to see any immediate improvement in their team`s plight as the club`s Indonesian owners appear determined to avoid splashing out on new players for the time being.

Pietersen slams `utter lie` reports of fed-up Flower issuing `KP or him` ultimatum

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.

We are geared up to play against India: England coach

England coach Bobby Crutchley on Wednesday said that his team was confident of doing well against India in their opening match of the Hero Hockey World League Finals here on Friday.

New Pietersen row reveals old tensions

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.

England promises tough competition for all teams in HWL Final

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.

The Ashes: England coach fights off questions about future

Andy Flower revealed on Monday that he will discuss his future with his new boss this week but vowed to fight on as England coach despite facing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash against Australia.