Bairstow flies home from England's T20 tour of India for family reasons
06:23 GMT, 21 December 2012
Jonny Bairstow has returned home early from England's tour of India, for family reasons.
Bairstow, left out of last night's first Twenty20 International in Pune when England preferred Jos Buttler to keep wicket, subsequently discovered during that match that he was needed at home.
The Yorkshireman will be unavailable for tomorrow's tour-ending final Twenty20 in Mumbai, having flown to England this morning.
Heading home: Jonny Bairstow will not feature in England's final T20 game after flying home for family reasons
Pietersen may face TV blow as Clarke could block his role as World Twenty20 pundit
22:27 GMT, 25 August 2012
Kevin Pietersen may find his bid for employment in the World T20 as a commentator for ESPN Star Sports scuppered by England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke.
The ICC’s had recruited Pietersen as a commentator for the two-week tournament in Sri Lanka next month. But ESPN must present their list of commentators to the hosts, Sri Lanka, then ICC, who own the World T20 tournament.
The ICC committee responsible for approving the list, the commerce committee, is chaired by ECB chairman Clarke.
New job: Kevin Pietersen will provide analysis on the championship
England duo Cook and Bopara suffer agony again as Somerset beat Essex
21:30 GMT, 24 July 2012
England batsmen Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara endured more misery on Tuesday as their Essex side crashed out of the Friends Life t20 in a quarter-final at Somerset.
A day after England fell to an innings defeat by South Africa at The Oval, the pair tried to help their county reach next month's finals day at Edgbaston, but Bopara was dismissed for a second-ball duck and opener Cook for 28 as they were all out 28 runs short of their target chasing Somerset's 175 for six despite Ryan ten Doeschate's late 47-run salvo.
James Hildreth top-scored with 58 off 36 balls for the hosts
Agony: Cook managed 28 as Essex fell short of their target