It's no longer boring, boring England
It's no longer boring, boring England

Once viewed as the perennial whipping boys of one-day cricket, New Zealand have not only reinvented themselves but have also helped inspire a remarkable transformation in England`s approach.

Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain
Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain

Ian Bell hailed Joe Root as a future Test captain despite being replaced as vice skipper by his fellow batsman in this week`s turbulent shake-up of English cricket.

England a `laughing stock` over Kevin Pietersen, says ex Proteas skipper
England a `laughing stock` over Kevin Pietersen, says ex Proteas skipper

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith was among several pundits who slammed Andrew Strauss`s decision to maintain Kevin Pietersen`s international exile, saying it had made English cricket a "laughing stock".

Kevin Pietersen warns Andrew Strauss over England `treachery`
Kevin Pietersen warns Andrew Strauss over England `treachery`

Kevin Pietersen has said Andrew Strauss must restore public confidence after a "treacherous 15 months" should the former captain be appointed as English cricket`s new supremo.

Strauss laments 'madness' of Pietersen fall-out
Strauss laments 'madness' of Pietersen fall-out

Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography.

I was naive, stupid but not a villain: Kevin Pietersen
I was naive, stupid but not a villain: Kevin Pietersen

 His anger at the English cricket administration and the then coach Andy Flower notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen says he hasn't been too wise himself even though he is far from being the "villain" that he was made out to be before being sacked.

Yorkshire back Andrew Gale amid `racism`: Reports
Yorkshire back Andrew Gale amid `racism`: Reports

Newly crowned English county champions Yorkshire on Thursday declared their support for captain Andrew Gale following reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

Kevin Pietersen wants England to have IPL-style T20 cricket tournament

Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.

Match referee David Boon condemns `poor` Trent Bridge pitch

English cricket authorities faced the prospect of a $15,000 fine after the docile Trent Bridge pitch on which England and India played out a draw in last week`s first Test was rated as "poor" by match referee David Boon.

Beefy Botham moving into beer business

English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham has been signed by New Zealand brewer Moa Brewing as a business partner in distributing its beer in Britain, and may turn him into a shareholder if it attains success in its British operations.

Vaughan says ‘intrepid’ Flintoff should play ‘love of life’ cricket again

Former England Test captain Michael Vaughan has said Andrew Flintoff should get back to playing cricket after winning his debut boxing bout against Richard Dawson, and added the all rounder deserved lots of praise for his courage to fight a heavyweight boxer.

Finn suffers injury, to undergo scan

England fast bowler Steven Finn today suffered a right thigh injury midway through the first session of play in their opening tour game against India `A` at the Brabourne Stadium here.

Flower says he doesn’t envisage any more problems with KP during India tour

England head coach Andy Flower has said he doesn’t expect any further problems in the dressing room after controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen ends his exile from the England side on Tuesday when he plays in the tour opener against India A.

Cook warns England against repetition of ‘KP fiasco’ during Test tour of India

England captain Alastair Cook has warned his team that there should not be a repeat of the ‘Kevin Pietersen fiasco’ during the team’s tour of India, and has promised to protect the already tarnished image of English cricket.

Flight delay holds up Pietersen’s ‘reintegration’ process

The delay in the British Airways flight from Johannesburg to London brought a new twist to the Kevin Pietersen saga, resulting in his “reintegration” process getting postponed.