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Australia captain Smith out of IPL

Steven Smith became Rising Pune Supergiants' latest injury casualty when he was ruled out of the rest of the 2016 IPL with a wrist problem.

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Buttler wants franchise T20 in England

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says he is delighted to have got a chance to play a full IPL season and hopes to see a franchise-based T20 tournament in England in the future.

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5dDaniel Brettig

Donald pinpoints reverse swing key to job

Allan Donald hopes to be Australia's reverse swing sage after he was formally announced as the national team's bowling coach for the tour of Sri Lanka in July.

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7dFirdose Moonda

'Embarrassed to call myself South African' - Kallis

Jacques Kallis, the former South Africa allrounder, has said he is "embarrassed" to call himself South African, following the ban on four of the country's sports federations from hosting or bidding for major tournaments.

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15dAndrew McGlashan and Umar Farooq

Government could kibosh Butt Test recall against England

Pakistan's hopes of offering a controversial recall to Salman Butt for their forthcoming tour of England could be stopped in their tracks by the UK Home Office.

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15dESPNcricinfo Staff

Key announces retirement

Former England and Kent batsman Rob Key has announced his retirement from professional cricket.

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16dAndrew McGlashan and Andrew Fidel Fernando

ECB moots points-based system for SL series

Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed that the ECB has made a request for the upcoming series between the two teams to use a points-based system to decide a winner across all formats.

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17dDavid Hopps

Cook helmet stance gives ECB headache

England wary of being dragged into unwanted power struggle with Alastair Cook ahead of summer Test series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan after he ignored new helmet regulations.

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World T20 omission frustrated Finn

Steven Finn has admitted he was frustrated by England's decision not to take him to India as part of the World T20 squad, insisting he would have been fully fit for the tournament.

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Stokes and Bairstow honoured by Wisden

England's transformation has been described as "the most uplifting story in international cricket" in the 2016 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which is published this week.

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21dWill Macpherson at the Ageas Bowl

Bell nudges England with timely century

Ian Bell scored 130 not out in Southampton to provide a timely reminder to the England selectors on the day James Taylor was forced to retire.

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21dGeorge Dobell

A blossoming career cruelly cut short

Having returned to England's Test side, James Taylor was finally gaining reward for hard work but all of a sudden his cricket dreams have been shattered, writes George Dobell.

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Taylor forced to retire due to heart condition

James Taylor, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, has been forced to retire from cricket with immediate effect after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition.

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22dDavid Hopps at Chelmsford

Cook lays down a marker for contenders

England captain Alastair Cook opened his season with a century to help Essex build a 25-run lead against Gloucester at Chelmsford.

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