In a break with the recent past, manager Roy Hodgson will allow the cream of the eligible young players in his squad to represent England at the European Under-21 Championship next year rather than have first call on them for the senior side.
With Arsenal waiting in the weekend's Premier League tie at the Emirates in London, the situation at Manchester United has hit a new low. Daley Blind who has been Louis van Gaal's one of the main components as an utility player, is reportedly out for upto six weeks with a knee injury. The Dutch international suffered a blow on his knee in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Netherlands and Latvia.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week.