England skipper Alastair Cook has cautioned against expecting Headingley to be a bowler's paradise in the second cricket and final Test against New Zealand.
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was withdrawn from the Champions Trophy next month by the ICC on Thursday because Indian police are conducting an investigation into his performances during the ongoing IPL.
Former captain Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of the second test at Headingley, ensuring New Zealand will take on England with an all-pace attack.
Joe Root plans to continue "living my dream" by lining up for his first Test appearance on his home ground of Headingley.
New Zealand will attempt to target insecurities in England's batting order by "getting in their face", according to seamer Neil Wagner.
England might be overwhelming favourites to win the Ashes series, but the latest directive from coach Andy Flower suggests the champions aren't feeling as comfortable as the bookies.
India test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth has denied spot-fixing after being arrested in a scandal in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, while he and two teammates from his Rajasthan-based team remain in police custody.
Cricketer David Warner has pleaded guilty and been fined $5,750 for breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct after his expletive-laden outbursts against two journalists on Twitter.
Former Black Caps wicketkeeper, captain Brendon McCullum, has been forced to take the gloves for the second test against England at Headingley on Friday.
The Australians are getting the civil formalities out of the way early ahead of the Ashes.
Sir Ian Botham expects James Anderson to go far beyond his England record haul of 383 Test wickets after the Lancastrian reached his triple century in the first Test defeat of New Zealand.
India's top court asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday to wrap up in two weeks its investigation into alleged spot-fixing in the ongoing domestic Twenty20 league.
Bracewell called into New Zealand one-day squad - Pace bowler Doug Bracewell has replaced injured allrounder Andrew Ellis in the New Zealand squad to contest the Champions Trophy cricket tournament in England.
Same England XI for Black Caps second Test - Ian Bell and Graeme Swann were included in England's unchanged 12-man squad for the second and final test against New Zealand at Headingley after recovering from illness.
Daniel Vettori may replace injured Bruce Martin for Black caps second Test - Daniel Vettori may be rushed back into the New Zealand cricket side for the second Test against England this week after fellow left-arm spinner Bruce Martin was ruled out of the tour.
David Warner disciplinary hearing set for Wednesday - Test opener David Warner will have a Cricket Australia disciplinary hearing Wednesday over comments he made on Twitter in often angry exchanges with two journalists.
Daniel Vettori to make Test match return? - Former skipper Dan Vettori could make his return to the Black Caps for the second cricket test against England, starting Friday at Leeds.
Stuart Broad pleased hard work paid off - Stuart Broad is hoping England have seen just a glimpse so far of the rewards he can reap this summer for the hard work he has put in on his bowling.
McCullum can't explain mad hour at Lord's - Brendon McCullum was at a loss to explain the "hour of madness" in which New Zealand lost the first Test to England at Lord's.
Broad a 'nightmare' to face says Cook - England captain Alastair Cook hailed an on-form Stuart Broad as "an absolute nightmare" for batsmen after his career-best figures blew New Zealand away to claim the first Test Lord's.
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