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England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Duckett and Hameed set to vie for Cook's approval

Sep 16, 2016: Alastair Cook has kissed a few frogs in his search to find a new opening partner, but will now be hoping that either Haseeb Hameed or Ben Duckett turns out to be his prince

George Dobell

England news

Whitaker cold on Pietersen return

Mar 18, 2015: James Whitaker, the England national selector, has poured further cold water on the notion of Kevin Pietersen returning to play for England saying the batsman is "not part" of England's plans

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Prior, Stokes hope to prove fitness ahead of Lord's Test

May 13, 2014: Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, two players whom the England selectors viewed as likely starters in the first Test against Sri Lanka, hope to return to action towards the end of the month in a bid to prove their fitness for the Lord's match in June

Andrew McGlashan

England news

ECB struggles to control Pietersen message

Feb 6, 2014: England's national selector James Whitaker was repeatedly pressed the absence of Kevin Pietersen from squads for the Caribbean and World Twenty20

David Hopps

England news

Downton named England managing director

Oct 16, 2013: Paul Downton, the former England wicketkeeper, has been appointed by the ECB as the new managing director of England cricket

Alan Gardner

David Graveney out after 11 years

Geoff Miller unveiled as England's chief selector

Jan 18, 2008: The former England offspinner, Geoff Miller, has today been named in the newly created post of National Selector

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Unfulfilled potential

Sep 27, 2007: Young Cricketers of the Year who haven't quite gone on to make the grade

Martin Williamson

County News

Whitaker leaves Leicestershire role

Dec 14, 2005: James Whitaker has left his role as director of cricket at Leicestershire, ending an association with the club that dates back to 1983

ESPNcricinfo staff

County News

Burns and Crowe reach settlement with Leicestershire

Sep 12, 2003: Neil Burns and Carl Crowe have agreed an undisclosed settlement with their former county Leicestershire, following an employment tribunal which cited unfair and wrongful dismissal

Wisden CricInfo staff

Sutcliffe and Smith lay platform for Leicestershire against Kent

Jun 20, 2001: Ben Smith's maiden CricInfo Championship century of the summer helped put Leicestershire in command on the opening day of their clash with Kent in Canterbury

Mark Pennell of The Kent Messenger Group

Whitaker appointed as Secretary/General Manager of Leicestershire

Jan 10, 2000: Leicestershire County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that former captain James Whitaker has been appointed as Secretary/General Manager in succession to David Collier who will be joining Nottinghamshire CCC as their new Chief Executive

Leicestershire CCC Press Release

England prepare to defend world title

Jan 7, 2000: The NatWest England Under 19 Cricket Team travel to Sri Lanka today (Friday 7 January) as reigning Under 19 World Champions, aiming for a repeat triumph in the forthcoming Under 19 Cricket World Cup

ECB Media Release

James Whitaker Retires (20 July 1999)

Jul 20, 1999: James Whitaker last night announced that he was retiring as a player and standing down as Leicestershire captain after failing to overcome knee problems

Cricketer of the Year, 1987

James Whitaker

1987: The fact that John Whitaker, who owns a flourishing chocolate manufacturing business in Yorkshire, is in a position to add & Son to the company name, but not & Sons, is something for which Leicestershire are deeply grateful; and in the years ahead,

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