For all the pre-Ashes talk of sledging at the crease, it is instead the delicate matter of post-match drinks etiquette that has sparked an unlikely war of words between England and Australia.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has dropped its opposition to the idea of the sport being added to the Olympic programme, according to the MCC’s World Cricket Committee.
Stuart Broad knows that questions are being asked of Australia after their defeat in the first Ashes Test at Cardiff and says England will look to deflate them early in Thursday’s second instalment at Lord’s with attacking, aggressive cricket.
Australia's plans in disarray as injuries compound a heavy defeat for Australia.
It's honours even so far in the First Test in Cardiff
Glancing at the cover of the match programme during Australia’s recent tour game at Essex, one could see the increasing absurdity of Michael Clarke being nicknamed Pup.
Here we go again. From the frequency with which Ashes series come around you might think that this entertainment has been commissioned by the same people who bring us Strictly, MasterChef or Downton Abbey. Find a winning formula and squeeze it dry.
England meet in Spaghetti Western country to prepare for the Ashes shootout.
If any England player can relax and speak freely before an Ashes series these days, it is probably Stuart Broad.
Alastair Cook is calm before the storm. Leading England into his third Ashes series as captain at Cardiff on 8 July, the 30-year-old is currently relaxed enough to state that emerging triumphant after five Tests against Australia this summer would rank as his “best achievement” on a cricket field.
Which country has the momentum going into the Third Test?
Have England got the stamina for the shortest version of the game?
A superbly judged unbeaten 79 from Steve Smith brought the Rajasthan Royals a third consecutive victory as they beat the still-winless Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in Ahmedabad.
The story of the sporting year to come will, in all probability, look quite a bit like the story of the sporting year just past.
The Spaniard secures his return to La Liga, following a disappointing spell with Cardiff City.
A week on, the ripples are still spreading through English cricket, running outwards from Cape Town, their progress unchecked even by the team’s underwhelming performance in the final three days of the second Test.
England will have to hope an overcast morning gives James Anderson the chance to shine on Day Two.
Will controversial yet sensational cricket Kevin Pietersen walk away from England test cricket once the upcoming two series against Australia are over? Amit Acharya believes so.
Amit Acharya reviews the latest Indian Premier League cricket season.
Many have come forward with praise for Sachin Tendulkar after the 'Little Master' retires from the game after playing 200 tests in a record breaking 24-year career.