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Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

The 48-year-old cricketer has the experience of being a former head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to the job.

Andy Carroll survives gunpoint ordeal; manager Slaven Bilic hails 'brave' West Ham striker

Andy Carroll survives gunpoint ordeal; manager Slaven Bilic hails 'brave' West Ham striker

The burly England international was targeted as he drove towards his home in Essex.

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

Injured Jesse Ryder ends Essex stay

"Jesse Ryder has returned to New Zealand after it was mutually agreed his contract would come to an end early," Essex said in a statement.

Alastair Cook's ton kicks off England preparations for forthcoming international campaign

Alastair Cook's ton kicks off England preparations for forthcoming international campaign

Cook reached his century from 182 deliveries, 16 of which he dispatched to the boundary.

Danish Kaneria lashes out PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play

Danish Kaneria lashes out PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play

The ECB anti-corruption tribunal had banned Kaneria for life in 2012.

12-year-old Indian-origin girl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

12-year-old Indian-origin girl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, outwitting physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

England captain Alastair Cook not needed by Essex

England captain Alastair Cook not needed by Essex

Essex have decided against recalling England Test captain Alastair Cook into their side for the domestic Twenty20 quarter-final away to Warwickshire on Thursday.

Australia won`t miss me, says retiring Ryan Harris

Australia won`t miss me, says retiring Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris backed Australia to mount a successful defence of the Ashes without him after announcing his retirement from all cricket just four days before the start of the first Test against England.

Mitchell Starc takes six before Australia stumble

Mitchell Starc takes six before Australia stumble

Mitchell Starc took six wickets and captain Michael Clarke scored a fifty but Australia did not have things all their own way on Friday`s third day of four against Essex at Chelmsford in their final warm-up match before next week`s first Ashes Test.

Tom Westley follows Alastair Cook`s lead as Australia toil

Tom Westley follows Alastair Cook`s lead as Australia toil

Essex opener Tom Westley followed in the footsteps of England captain Alastair Cook by making an impressive century for Essex against the touring Australians at Chelmsford on Thursday.

Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test

Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test

Australian speedster Ryan Harris failed his fitness test on Wednesday before Australia's four-day tour match against Essex. The latest setback, in an injury prone career, means that the 35-year-old is effectively out of the first Ashes test against host England starting July 8.

Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent

Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent

Daniel Bell-Drummond`s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of their Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday.

68 people found in shipping container at English port

 A shipping container carrying 68 migrants was discovered at a port in the English county of Essex, the local ambulance service said on Friday.

Leicestershire end 37-game winless streak

Leicestershire end 37-game winless streak

Leicestershire ended a 37-match winless run lasting two years and nine months as they beat Essex by six wickets in England`s County Championship on Wednesday.

Three dead, UK flights disrupted as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes

Three dead, UK flights disrupted as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes

At least three persons were killed in the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck Britain Tuesday, causing rush-hour travel disruption with cancellation of several flights at the country's biggest airport Heathrow.

Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve

Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve

New Zealand bad boy Doug Bracewell was handed a career lifeline on Wednesday when he was named in the 15-man Test squad to face Pakistan next month.

Chris Rushworth takes 15 wickets for 95 runs in Durham rout

Chris Rushworth takes 15 wickets for 95 runs in Durham rout

Durham seamer Chris Rushworth set a new club record by taking 15 wickets for 95 runs in his team`s rout of relegated Northamptonshire in the English County Championship on Wednesday.

One-year-old among 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways

Footage of the group of Afghan Sikh stowaways rescued from a shipping container from a UK port shows at least 13 children, including one as young as one-year-old.

35 UK stowaways are Sikhs from Afghanistan: Police

A group of 35 men, women and children found inside a shipping container at a UK port are understood to be Sikhs from Afghanistan who are victims of "people trafficking", British police.

Indian-origin survivors found inside ship container in UK

A man was found dead while several people from the Indian sub-continent, including at least seven children, were hospitalised after they were found inside a shipping container at a British port on Saturday.