Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand batsman, has claimed he was acting under "direct orders" from Chris Cairns when he agreed to fix Indian Cricket League matches in 2008.
Follow live ball-by-ball coverage of England's 1st Test against Pakistan as Adil Rashid wins his 1st cap on their tour of the United Arab Emirates.
For all that they travel as Ashes winners, the erratic nature of England's recent record coupled with Pakistan's formidable record in their home-from-home means that a stern lesson in desert warfare is most likely on the cards this time around.
James Anderson is set to return as the father-figure of England's pace attack against Pakistan after missing the final two Ashes Tests due to a side injury and is he making his presence felt.
Joe Root, England's vice captain, has had some time off since the Ashes but insists that England are well enough prepared for Pakistan.
Daniel Vettori is to work with the England Performance Programme spinners next month in Dubai, helping Surrey allrounder Zafar Ansari and new Sussex signing Danny Briggs, Tom Westley of Essex and Lancashire's Stephen Parry.
Steven Finn has been ruled out of the first Test against Pakistan with a "bone stress injury" to his left foot.
Amid the chaos of Pakistani cricket, the Test side has become a relative beacon of calmness and solidity. England start the series as underdogs in the heat of the UAE.
England completed their final warm-up match ahead of the Test series with an increasingly farcical day of batting against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
Steven Finn gave his chances of playing in the first Test a significant boost as he took four early wickets before England's bowlers capped off an encouraging day by reducing Pakistan A to 192 for 12.
Coach warns players not to squander chances that come their way in what could be an attritional three-Test series against Pakistan.
Moeen Ali collected three wickets against Pakistan A to boost his confidence ahead of what will be a vital role he has to play in the Test series, but England were given a taste of what could loom over the next month.
Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain was sent to prison on Monday after he surrendered before a Dhaka court and sought bail in a case filed against him for allegedly assaulting a housemaid.
Alex Hales and Moeen Ali will each be given the chance to stake a claim to be Alastair Cook's opening partner for the Test series against Pakistan, according to England's head coach, Trevor Bayliss.
Geraint Jones, England's 2005 Ashes-winning wicketkeeper, has backed Jos Buttler for a swift return to form in the first Test against Pakistan following his much-needed break during the recent ODIs against Australia.
England captain Alastair Cook drops hints ahead of the trip to the UAE to face Pakistan.
Stuart Broad takes the England honours at the PCA Awards, while Durham's Chris Rushworth hopes taking the top county prize will lead to an international call-up.
Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow has been named County Championship Player of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club.
The England women's team is looking for a new coach after Paul Shaw decided to step down following this summer's Ashes defeat to Australia.
Phil Simmons has been suspended with immediate effect as West Indies coach, two days after he expressed his unhappiness with the ODI squad selected for the Sri Lanka tour.
Frank Tyson, the former England fast bowler, and renowned as one of the quickest to have ever played the game, has died at the age of 85 in Australia.
Adam Lyth has spoken of his disappointment at missing out on England's upcoming tour of the UAE but has vowed to come back stronger next season.
Kevin Pietersen has conceded for the first time that Andrew Strauss, his former England captain and now director of cricket at the ECB, was right to overlook his claims for a Test recall ahead of this summer's Ashes victory.
Japan's stunning victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup is a timely reminder of everything that cricket's introspective rulers are turning their backs on.
Samit Patel has won a surprise recall for England for the first time in nearly three years after Zafar Ansari was ruled unfit for the forthcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE because of a hand injury.
Manchester has beaten out London to be revealed as the greatest sporting city in the UK, according to research from ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath.
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