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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.


Farbrace to take up England role

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday just three months into his two-year contract to become the England assistant coach.

Sri Lanka Cricket announced Farbrace's move in a statement. (MORE)

New Zeakand's Ryder to play for Essex

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Cricket says it will not oppose batsman Jesse Ryder's move to English county side Essex, even though he is currently barred from international selection because of off-field misbehavior.

Ryder is expected to join Essex in May and will play for the division two county in all formats for the remainder of the season. He said "this couldn't have come at a better time as I want to get as much cricket as possible over the New Zealand winter." (MORE)

Khan appointed Pakistan chief selector

ISLAMABAD (AP) Former captain and coach Moin Khan was appointed as chief selector by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday, and Zaheer Abbas as honorary adviser to the chairman.

Khan was the coach and Abbas was the batting consultant of the teams which recently fell in the Asia Cup final and didn't advance to the semifinals of the World Twenty20. (MORE)

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)

Sangakkara, Jayawardene face hearings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals.

Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players to the disciplinary committee "for their views and recommendations." (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)

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