England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
Why did England's one-day selectors decide that Eoin Morgan is the man to lead the side at next year's World Cup?
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
Scorecard from the second Test between Australia and India, plus South Africa v West Indies in the first Test.
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn claims 6-34 to help South Africa beat West Indies by an innings and 220 runs in the first Test.
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.
Glamorgan chief Hugh Morris hopes the first 2015 Ashes Test will be a match "befitting" the memory of Australia's Phillip Hughes.
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
Nottinghamshire sign South African bowling all-rounder Vernon Philander and Australian seamer Ben Hilfenhaus for the 2015 season.
Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.
Gloucestershire confirm director of cricket John Bracewell is to end his 15-year association with the county in January.
Former director of cricket Phil Whitticase leaves Leicestershire after a 31-year association with the club.
Lancashire's financial future has been secured by being awarded an Ashes Test in 2019, says CEO Daniel Gidney.
Rod Bransgrove says not to award the Ageas Bowl an Ashes Test in 2019 may force him to reconsider his role at the club.
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