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Pietersen warns Strauss over England 'treachery'Kevin Pietersen has said Andrew Strauss must restore public confidence after a "treacherous 15 months" should the former captain be appointed as English cricket's new supremo. Kumar Sangakkara has signed to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the T20 Big Bash League Gayle batters weary Johnson in IPLMitchell Johnson and Glenn Maxwell have both copped punishment as Chris Gayle's brutal 117 inspired Bangalore to a 138-run over Kings XI Punjab. Black Caps coach calls for longer seriesNew Zealand wants its cricket team involved in longer series than the two-Test offering being served up in England this month. Younis, Azhar hammer luckless BangladeshCenturies to Younis Khan and Azhar Ali have Pakistan in a commanding position at stumps on day one of the second Test with Bangladesh. Zimbabwe confident in Pakistan securityZimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell says the proposed tour of Pakistan will be safe - and cricket will be the winner. Sangakkara to play BBL with HurricanesSri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara has signed to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the T20 Big Bash League Potential England XI for AshesEngland's side for the opening Test against Australia, which starts on July 8, is far from settled. Questions over England XI ahead of AshesEngland have scant time to work out their opening batsman, frontline spinner and first-change paceman for the Ashes. Starc, Hogg shine with wickets in IPLAustralian bowlers Mitchell Starc and Brad Hogg have shone for their respective Indian Premier League teams. England woes won't distract Black CapsBlack Caps batsman Ross Taylor won't be surprised to see Kevin Pietersen recalled to an England side struggling for form and confidence.
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Trott calls time on England careerEngland batsman Jonathan Trott has retired from international cricket, saying his game is not at the level it needs to be. Boycott warns on England role for StraussGeoffrey Boycott has warned against appointing Andrew Strauss as England director of cricket as speculation mounts about a role for Jason Gillespie. Jason Gillespie turns down Redbacks jobEx-Australian paceman Jason Gillespie has turned down offers to coach South Australia. Watson claims win, Johnson toils in IPLMitchell Johnson and Glenn Maxwell had less-than-memorable returns to the IPL, while Shane Watson and James Faulkner starred for the Australians. Windies beat England in third TestThe West Indies have defeated England by five wickets in the third and final Test against England in Barbados to level the series at 1-1. ICC fines Bangladesh, Pakistan playersThe ICC has fined Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz for an on-pitch argument during their sides' drawn first Test. Wickets tumble on lively day in BarbadosEngland have limped to 5-39 in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the third and final Test against the West Indies, a lead of 107 runs. Bangladesh and Pakistan draw first TestPakistan are still looking for their first win on their tour of Bangladesh after a drawn first Test. Cowan aims to reignite Test careerFormer Australian opener Ed Cowan says he hopes to use a shift to NSW as a springboard back into the Test side. Captain Cook ends Test ton droughtEngland have reached 7-240 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados. Coulter-Nile grabs four in Delhi's IPL winGeorge Bailey's Kings XI Punjab have been humbled by the Delhi Daredevils, who were spearheaded by Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile. Bangladesh thwart Pakistan in first TestBangladesh's openers have both scored centuries on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna. $50m rebel deals highly speculative: CAAn Indian group will reportedly offer Michael Clarke and David Warner $50m contracts as part of a Packer-esque plan to rival the cricket establishment. Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan next monthZimbabwe will tour Pakistan next month, the first international tour there since the terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team in 2009. Evergreen Hogg winds back clock in IPLVeteran spinner Brad Hogg has grabbed four wickets in a starring role for Kolkata Knight Riders' seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings. Hafeez hits career best 224 for PakistanPakistan has a lead of more than 200 runs at stumps on day three of the first Test against Bangladesh. WC win extends Aust's lead in ODI rankingsAustralia has extended its lead atop the one-day cricket rankings following its dominant World Cup win. Voges ton steers Middlesex to victoryMiddlesex captain Adam Voges has posted a composed 132 off 210 balls to help the county reach an unlikely victory target of 402 in Taunton. Hafeez ton leads Pakistan replyOpener Mohammad Hafeez has hit 137 not out as Pakistan reached 1-227 in reply to Bangladesh's 332 at stumps on the second day of the first Test. NZ's Bracewell lands Ireland cricket jobIreland have appointed New Zealand's John Bracewell as the new head coach of their cricket team.
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