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.
England cricketer Alex Hales, who plays both in county side Nottinghamshire and Australian Twenty20 team Adelaide Strikers, is hoping to emulate Australian opener David Warner`s all-conquering path from Twenty20 hit-man to Test entertainer.