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.
England batsman Jonathan Trott made another return to first-class cricket on Sunday when he played for Warwickshire on the opening day of their county championship match against Nottinghamshire in Birmingham.
British Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative party won a vote for a parliamentary seat on Friday, fending off a challenge from the Eurosceptic party that beat it into third place in last month`s European elections.
A British report looks at some suitable solutions for rebuilding the uncertain England team set-up following their 5-0 Ashes humiliation, the sacking of Kevin Pietersen, the retirement of Graeme Swann, the step-down of Andy Flower, Jonathan Trott`s burn-out and a collective loss of form.
Australian Trevor Bayliss is reportedly included among the four candidates in contention for the position of England`s new head coach following the team`s humiliating 45-run defeat by minnows the Netherlands at the World Twenty20.