Strauss to temporarily step down as England’s director of cricket

Andrew Strauss step down England director of cricket temporarily after wife diagnosed with cancer cricket

Andrew Strauss: “I need to be on hand to help her and the family through that”

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss will step down from his position as the country’s director of cricket on a temporary basis to be with his wife, who will be undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Whitaker to step down as England selector

James Whitaker step down England national selector cricket

James Whitaker: “It has been an immense privilege and an honour for me to have been an England selector for the last ten years”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that James Whitaker will step down from his role as England’s national selector at the end of the month.

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Pietersen: Stokes should not be allowed to play in the Ashes

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Kevin Pietersen: “From what we’ve seen on that coverage, that bloke doesn’t play for England again for a while”

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Kevin Pietersen believes that England all-rounder Ben Stokes shouldn’t be allowed to feature in the Ashes following his alleged involvement in a street brawl outside a night club in Bristol in September.

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Stokes not to be made captain in Root’s absence?

“Just as when Joe was made vice-captain, that doesn’t necessarily mean Ben is going to be a shoo-in to be England captain”

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England’s director of cricket Andrew Strauss has revealed that vice-captain Ben Stokes is not necessarily “going to be a shoo-in” should newly appointed Test captain Joe Root be unavailable for a match. Continue reading

Stokes: ‘We need people to fall in love with’ the national team

“We want to perform in a manner that makes people want to come and watch us”

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Newly appointed England vice-captain Ben Stokes has revealed that he plans to win back the hearts of the fans in order to help them “fall in love with” the national team once again.

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