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Trott takes another break from cricket

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LONDON (AP) England batsman Jonathan Trott is taking a lengthy break from cricket for the second time in five months because of a stress-related illness.

Trott's employer, the England and Wales Cricket Board, and his Warwickshire club announced the decision in a joint statement on Friday.

They said Trott suffered a relapse after the County Championship match against Sussex on Wednesday. In his second match for the club this season, he scored 37 and 26 but didn't appear comfortable, and dropped a catch.


Moores confirmed as England head coach

LONDON (AP) Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked.

The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the Ashes series. (MORE)

Pakistan looking for new coaches again

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan is again looking for new coaches after the national team's poor performance in the World Twenty20.

The Pakistan Cricket Board began advertising positions on Friday after not renewing the two-month contracts of head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas, and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad. (MORE)

Court refuses to reinstate Srinivasan

NEW DELHI (AP) India's Supreme Court refused to reinstate the suspended Narainswami Srinivasan on Wednesday after he requested to return as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

A reluctant Srinivasan had to be forced by the court to step aside nearly three weeks ago, until the BCCI completed an investigation into corruption in the Indian Premier League. (MORE)

Ronchi, Craig named in NZ test squad

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and offspinner Mark Craig are the only new caps included in the New Zealand cricket team named Tuesday to play three tests in the West Indies in June.

New Zealand-born Ronchi played four one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals for Australia in 2008 and 2009 and has gone on to play 19 ODIs and eight T20 internationals since meeting the residential qualification to play for New Zealand in 2013. (MORE)

Edwards earns Wisden annual award

LONDON (AP) The captain of England's women's team has become only the second female to be included among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year, an annual award by the world's most prestigious cricket publication.

Charlotte Edwards was joined on the 2013 list by Australia players Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers, India opener Shikhar Dhawan and England batsman Joe Root. (MORE)

Associate ICC members to get Test chance

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The winners of the Intercontinental Cup for non-test playing nations will get a chance to earn test status from 2018 under new plans announced by the International Cricket Council on Thursday.

An ICC board meeting decided that the winners of the 2017 Cup and the world's lowest-ranked test team will play two matches of five days each on a home and away basis in a new series called the ICC Test Challenge. Starting in 2018, it will be held every four years. (MORE)

PCB hopes to earn $300 million by 2023

ISLAMABAD (AP) The Pakistan Cricket Board has avoided bankruptcy and expects to earn about $300 million by 2023 after getting assurances from test playing countries during an ICC board meeting in Dubai.

PCB chairman Najam Sethi said Friday that the board would have gone bankrupt over the next two years had they not gotten written commitments from other cricket boards, especially India, to play against Pakistan. (MORE)

PCB 'conditionally' supports ICC reforms

ISLAMABAD (AP) The Pakistan Cricket Board has "conditionally" supported the proposal of three major cricketing countries in bringing changes to the future governance and financial structure of the ICC.

Out of the 10 full members of the ICC, Pakistan was the only country which had abstained from voting in February on the reforms proposed by the cricket boards of India, Australia and England. (MORE)

Fans welcome Sri Lanka squad home

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 champions returned home to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday with tens of thousands of fans lining up to greet the players on an open top bus, lighting firecrackers and dancing to drumbeats.

The players were welcomed with flower garlands as they left the plane and were taken for a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and later to a public ceremony at the seaside Galle Face Green area of Colombo. (MORE)

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