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English cricketing legends Strauss, Boycott awarded knighthoods

Former cricketers honoured by former Prime Minister Theresa May

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September 11, 2019


Andrew Strauss’ wife dies from cancer

Ruth Strauss was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer in 2017

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December 29, 2018


Andrew Strauss steps down from England cricket director role

He will take on a “flexible” position with the governing body

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October 4, 2018


England supremo Strauss eager for Stokes ‘clarity’

England chief Andrew Strauss has admitted the ongoing absence of Ben Stokes from the tour of Australia is a “blow” to the team but said the all-rounder’s future involvement in the Ashes was largely out of his hands.  Joe Root’s squad left England without vice-captain Stokes who remains at home awaiting the outcome of a…

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November 6, 2017


Strauss says no England ‘blacklist’ for Morgan

LONDON: England supremo Andrew Strauss has said there will be no “blacklist” for Eoin Morgan despite the one-day captain opting out of the Bangladesh tour on security grounds. Morgan led the one-day side to home series wins over both Sri Lanka and Pakistan this season but, together with fellow batsman Alex Hales, has decided against…

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September 18, 2016


Strauss says Super Series can develop international game

LEEDS: England and Wales Cricket Board director Andrew Strauss said the sport could not afford to have its “head stuck in the sand” as he confirmed a new multi-format ‘Super Series’ will be in place for England’s home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this season. Thursday’s first Test between England and Sri Lanka at…

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May 19, 2016


Alastair Cook in search of opening partner

LONDON: It is Test cricket’s equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship.Yet for England captain Alastair Cook it is no joke.

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September 1, 2015


Former England wicketkeeper Prior retires

LONDON: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior announced on Thursday that he has retired at the age of 33 due to injury. Prior made the last of his 79 Test appearances against India at Lord's 11 months ago before undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon. He had hoped to return to action with Sussex in this…

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June 11, 2015