Panesar given suspended ban for intimidating behaviour

England`s troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended one-match ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday.

Early declaration of Oz Ashes squad may be `pitch` advantage for England

The premature unveiling of the Australian squad for the Ashes has given England a free kick and a head-start to prepare their pitches and players accordingly, according to Australian cricket sources.

Arthur admits difficult selection dilemma in bowling

Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur conceded that his team made a mistake by not going in with two spinners in the lost opening Test against India but it remains a "difficult" selection dilemma for the second match as well due to the pacers` decent performance.