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James Vince and Jonny Bairstow look on during England Lions practice

County news

Hampshire make late captaincy switch to Vince

Hampshire have appointed James Vince as the club's one-day captain barely a week before the start of the new season. He will now skipper the side in both the Royal London One-Day Cup and NatWest T20 Blast competitions

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Cheteshwar Pujara cuts behind square

County news

Yorkshire sign Pujara after Younis pulls out

Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, has pulled out of his deal to play for Yorkshire this season but the club have moved swiftly to sign Indian Test No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara.

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The Weekenders CC play Afghan migrants at a camp in Calais

England news

British triumph in Afghan Calais camp

The British entering Afghan territory has drawn divided opinion in recent years but the latest expedition had a far gentler remit as five players from The Weekenders CC crossed the channel to play in the migrant camp at Calais known as the "The Afghan Jun

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Mohammad Hafeez bowls in the nets

Pakistan news

Hafeez's action to be officially tested on April 9

Pakisan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo an official reassessment of his bowling action on April 9 in Chennai, along with Pakistan Women's allrounder Javeria Khan

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Brendon McCullum thanks the crowd for their strong support

New Zealand news

McCullum receives Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been named the winner of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2014-15 at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland

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Tom Westley reverse-sweeps on his way to a hundred

County news

Essex declare second consecutive loss

Essex have declared a loss before tax of £82,000 for 2014. The figure is slightly up on the loss for 2013 but is improved by the sale of fixed assests as the Chelmsford development begins.

Brad Haddin was in a chatty mood at the final

Australia news

Lehmann defends Haddin sledging

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has mounted a defence of the vice-captain, Brad Haddin, saying his aggressive antics towards New Zealand in the World Cup final were in accordance with the team's plans for the tournament decider

Mustafa Kamal talks to the media after resigning as ICC president

ICC news

Kamal quits as ICC president

Mustafa Kamal has resigned as the ICC president two days after his complaint that he had been denied his constitutional right to give out the World Cup trophy

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Aaron Redmond fell for 98

New Zealand news

Aaron Redmond ends 16-year career

Otago batsman Aaron Redmond has announced that the Plunket Shield game against Auckland will be his final professional match