Rachael Heyhoe Flint: ICC announces annual award to honour ex-England captain

An annual award for the best female cricketer will be named after the late Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the International Cricket Council has announced. The former England captain died in January aged 77 after a short illness. Heyhoe Flint played in 22 Tests and 23 one-day internationals, and became the first woman to be inducted into…

Kevin Pietersen: Surrey re-sign ex-England batsman for T20 Blast

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has re-signed for Surrey to play in this summer’s T20 Blast competition. The 36-year-old will play his first game against Essex at The Oval on 19 July and then will be available for the rest of the tournament. Pietersen first joined Surrey in 2010 and made his last appearance in…

James Taylor: Ex-England batsman 'shot a few yards across room' by defibrillator

Media playback is not supported on this device Former England batsman James Taylor has said that he was “shot a few yards across the room” by his defibrillator. Taylor was forced to retire from cricket aged 26 after being diagnosed with a heart condition in 2016. He was fitted with an internal defibrillator in June…

Ryan Sidebottom: Yorkshire's ex-England seamer to retire at end of the season

Yorkshire seamer Ryan Sidebottom has announced he will retire at the end of the forthcoming county season. The 39-year-old left-armer played 22 Tests for England, also winning the ICC World Twenty20 title with them in 2010. He also won five County Championship titles, three with his native Yorkshire and two with Nottinghamshire. “There’s a tear…

Ex-England manager Taylor dies, aged 72

Media playback is not supported on this device Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72. As a club manager, Taylor led Watford from the Fourth Division to runners-up in the old First Division in six seasons, and to the 1984 FA Cup final. He took Aston Villa to second in…

Ex-England player White latest to claim coach sex abuse

Former Manchester City and England player David White has become the fourth footballer to speak publicly about being sexually abused as a child by a coach. White follows ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and former Tottenham forward Paul Stewart. The 49-year-old claims former Crewe coach Barry Bennell, a convicted paedophile, abused him. Cheshire…