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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Strauss delighted with England's effort

England bounced back admirably after trailing 1-2 in the contest and captain Andrew Strauss said he was "delighted" with how his team "handled the pressure"

West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Flintoff hat-trick seals the series

Andrew Flintoff returned the stunning figures of 5 for 19 in five overs, and capped his efforts with the first hat-trick of his international career, as England ended a dismal winter on an improbable high with their first-ever ODI series win in the Caribb

West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

West Indies lift strike threat

West Indies players have opted against industrial action and will play in the fifth one-day international against England

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Richards concerned about Windies' focus

Sir Vivian Richards fears that the unresolved dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could work in England's favour as they seek an improbable victory in the ODI series that culminates in St Lucia on Friday

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West Indies contract dispute

Warring sides set to meet again

The ongoing dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players' Association could be settled on Thursday as the two sides again sit down

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Pietersen in the spotlight

Pietersen won't go on long tour without wife

Kevin Pietersen has said that he will not go on another long England tour without his wife, singer Jessica Taylor

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

WIPA unhappy with board proposal

The West Indies Players Association has dismissed a proposed settlement from the West Indies Cricket Board as a 'position paper', meaning that a further round of negotiations will be necessary before the threat of strike action in the fifth and final ODI

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West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Flintoff and Pietersen cleared to play

Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff will join the England squad is St Lucia for the series-deciding final ODI against West Indies after being passed fit following scans on their injuries in Barbados

Player-board dispute

West Indies strike concerns ease

Concerns of a West Indies player strike have eased, with local officials confident the fifth one-day international in St Lucia will proceed on Thursday. Bryan Calixte, president of the St Lucia National Cricket Association, believes there is a "90 %" chan