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The long handle as demonstrated by Brendon McCullum

County news

Further boost for T20 Blast as Bears bring in McCullum

Brendon McCullum has agreed to play seven T20s for Birmingham this summer in a deal that further allays fears that the NatWest T20 Blast will be starved of international quality

Crowds came in droves at the Eden Gardens

IPL 2015 news

Kolkata elections push back Knight Riders home games

Kolkata Knight Riders will not play any matches at home between April 12 and April 25 following a request from the Kolkata Police, with the Kolkata Municipal Elections due to take place on April 18

Mitchell Starc celebrates his 17th wicket of the tournament

ICC news

Starc becomes top-ranked ODI bowler

Mitchell Starc has soared to No.1 in the ICC bowlers' rankings in ODIs following a stellar World Cup campaign, where he was the leading wicket-taker and player of the tournament

Brendon McCullum congratulates Daniel Vettori

New Zealand news

Vettori announces his retirement

Daniel Vettori has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, declaring that the World Cup final against Australia was his last game for New Zealand

Fidel Edwards replaced the injured Ravi Rampaul

County news

Veteran Edwards gets Hampshire Kolpak deal

Hampshire have sought to pep up their pace attack by signing veteran West Indies quick Fidel Edwards on a Kolpak registration for the second part of the 2015 season

Paul Best was the pick of England's attack with 2 for 23

County news

Best forced to retire after back injuries

Paul Best, the Warwickshire slow left-arm spinner, has been forced to retire after an injury-plagued two years. He travelled to the club's pre-season tour to the Caribbean but decided his body was not up to professional sport.

Daniel Vettori fans make their voices heard

AUS v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Drums, chaat and cheering for New Zealand

High-octane dancing and banter in the stands almost made up for a one-sided contest on the field during the World Cup final at the MCG

The final day of the season unfolds under autumn sun at Old Trafford

County news

Lancashire secure £12m hotel deal

Lancashire have secured the £12m financing needed to replace the Old Trafford Lodge with a 150-room four-star hotel - another ambitious deal in the once demur county game

Neil McKenzie made a hundred in his first appearance of the season

South Africa news

Neil McKenzie retires from first-class cricket

Neil McKenzie, 39, has retired from first-class cricket after scoring a double-hundred against Warriors to help Lions win the Sunfoil Series in Johannesburg on Sunday