West Indies drop spinner Sulieman Benn for second test
West Indies drop spinner Sulieman Benn for second test

West Indies have dropped spinner Sulieman Benn for the second test against England starting in Grenada on Tuesday.

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was added to the squad which drew the first match of the series in Antigua last week.

Brendan Taylor admits 'dearth of money' behind Zimbabwe retirement
Brendan Taylor admits 'dearth of money' behind Zimbabwe retirement

Zimbabwe's retired cricketer Brendan Taylor has admitted that the lack of financial security was the reason behind his decision to quit international cricket after the World Cup.

Michael Clarke sees Kevin Pietersen returning for Ashes
Michael Clarke sees Kevin Pietersen returning for Ashes

Captain Michael Clarke may have hoped to have seen the back of Kevin Pietersen in test cricket, but concedes the controversial batsman could yet return to threaten Australia`s hopes of retaining the Ashes.

England in control despite Windies resistance
England in control despite Windies resistance

England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.

Court allows Jagan to go abroad

The special court for CBI cases here on Wednesday permitted YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to visit Israel, France and England.

Power to the North pledge dangled ahead of UK vote

The cranes on the skyline of Manchester reflect a boom under way in this former industrial hub in northern England that is leading the charge for wresting greater local powers from London.

Joe Cole relishing another walk down Wembley way for Villa
Joe Cole relishing another walk down Wembley way for Villa

Former England midfielder Joe Cole has become a bit-part player for Aston Villa but hopes to add another couple of warm Wembley experiences to his memory bank and help his side claim some long-awaited silverware.

Kevin Pietersen celebrates England `lifeline` with Surrey ton
Kevin Pietersen celebrates England `lifeline` with Surrey ton

Kevin Pietersen said he`d been offered a "lifeline" after he capped what could turn out to be a memorable week in his turbulent career with a century on his Surrey return.

Jadeja incident affected me during World Cup, says James Anderson
Jadeja incident affected me during World Cup, says James Anderson

England pace spearhead James Anderson says the altercation with India's Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test last year "affected" his performance in the cricket World Cup where he claimed just five wickets in six matches.

British town feels swamped by East Europe immigration

For centuries the town of Boston in eastern England saw its inhabitants emigrate around the world, notably lending the name of their home town to the city in the US state of Massachusetts.

Manuel Pellegrini demands fading Manchester City finish on a high
Manuel Pellegrini demands fading Manchester City finish on a high

Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Manchester City to end the season with eight successive victories as the champions look to revive their fading bid to retain the Premier League title at Crystal Palace on Monday.

ODI hero Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad
ODI hero Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad

The return of World Cup star Martin Guptill and a call-up for fast-bowler Matt Henry headlined the New Zealand Test squad named on Saturday for the series against England starting next month.

Son of local politician among Britons held at Syria border

The son of a British local councillor was among nine people detained by Turkish authorities for allegedly trying to cross the Syrian border, his father confirmed on Thursday.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali targets Test comeback in West Indies
England all-rounder Moeen Ali targets Test comeback in West Indies

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is eyeing a return to the England Test side to play against the West Indies after recovering from a side strain he sustained during the cricket World Cup.

Kevin Pietersen `not on England radar`, says Peter Moores
Kevin Pietersen `not on England radar`, says Peter Moores

Kevin Pietersen "isn`t on the radar" for an England recall, coach Peter Moores told reporters on Thursday as his squad prepared to fly out to the West Indies.

Harry Kane keen on Under-21 duty, says Roy Hodgson
Harry Kane keen on Under-21 duty, says Roy Hodgson

Tottenham Hotspur`s Harry Kane is determined to play for England at this year`s Under-21 European Championship, national coach Roy Hodgson said in comments published by British newspapers on Thursday.

Over 2,000 evacuated as fire breaks out in London

Over 2,000 people were evacuated from a number of buildings in central London on Wednesday after an electrical fire broke out under a pavement, according to media reports.

England`s Andros Townsend pleased to silence critics
England`s Andros Townsend pleased to silence critics

England substitute Andros Townsend declared that he had silenced his critics after his memorable goal earned Roy Hodgson`s side a 1-1 draw in their friendly with Italy in Turin.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Struggling middle class `Aldi Mums` at heart of UK election

Whether labelled "Worcester Woman" or "Aldi Mum", the struggling middle class is at the heart of the campaign for Britain`s May elections despite an economic recovery under David Cameron`s coalition.