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The story of a Yorkshire-born builder, Justin Peacock, who has invested in a self-starting project that has provided opportunities to more than 1,000 students and orphans in Galle, Sri Lanka, including through improving cricket facilities.
Gloucestershire have announced the departure of director of cricket John Bracewell as part of a cricket operations restructure at the club.
Jacques Rudolph has succeeded Mark Wallace as Glamorgan captain in all formats for next season.
Kevin Pietersen hit 66 and Luke Wright 45 for Melbourne Stars but it was in vain as Tim Ludeman's 44-ball 92 not out led Adelaide Strikers to an emphatic win in the first game of this winter's Big Bash League.
Phil Whitticase has left Leicestershire after 31 years at the club following the coaching restructure that saw him lose his role as director of cricket.
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will be available to play for Brisbane Heat in the entirety of the Big Bash League.
Former England international Chris Adams has taken on a consultancy role with Netherlands.
Stephen Mangongo has been relieved of his duties as Zimbabwe head coach, Zimbabwe Cricket has announced.
Debutant Josh Hazlewood and stand-in captain Steven Smith helped Australia fight back on day two of the second Test in Brisbane.
Hashim Amla converted his century into a double and Stiaan van Zyl marked his debut with a ton of his own as South Africa piled on the runs on day two of the first Test against West Indies at Centurion.
Following receipt of recommendations from the Major Match Group, the England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed the award of major matches from 2017-2019.
Lord’s Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019 – and will also host the ICC Women’s World Cup final in 2017.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have recommended that the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 follow the successful formula of the 2013 event with The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff being the venues proposed.
Australia’s Big Bash League starts on Thursday, and several England players past and present will play in the tournament. Here, ecb.co.uk’s Will Jackson runs the rule over them.
Chris Woakes and Joe Root are hot on the heels of leader Moeen Ali in England’s winter FTI MVP rankings.
England batsman Joe Root’s impressive tour of Sri Lanka helped him soar to a career-high 11th in the International Cricket Council one-day international rankings.
Riki Wessels will line up alongside Nottinghamshire team-mate Michael Lumb for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League after becoming a late replacement for Dwayne Smith.
The first stage of development at the Essex County Ground was completed on Tuesday.
Unbeaten centuries from Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers halted West Indies’ brief charge and put South Africa in control on the opening day of the first Test at Centurion.
Steven Smith endured a challenging start to life as Australia skipper after Murali Vijay’s century helped India dominate the opening day of the second Test at Brisbane.