LONDON, (Reuters) – England Lions players Ben Stokes and Matt Coles have been sent home from the second-string cricket tour of Australia after repeated misdemeanours. “On a very challenging tour to Australia, both Matt and Ben have ignored the instructions given to them around their match preparation and recovery and, following previous warnings, it is regrettable that it has been necessary to terminate their involvement in the tour,” performance director David Parsons said in a statement yesterday.
Durham all-rounder Stokes, 21 and born in New Zealand, has played five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s for the full England side while Kent pace bowler Cole, 22, was knocking on the door.
BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Rain halted a promising West Indies fightback after opener Alistair Cook struck his third career double hundred, to put England in command of the day/night opening Test at Edgbaston here Friday.
Pacesetters crushed Knights 131-59 in their Open Divisional fixture, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League Championship continued on Thursday, at the Burnham Court at Carmichael and Middle streets.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on top of the table Trinbago Knightriders in a must-win encounter today, in front of an anticipated capacity crowd, following their crushing loss to the Jamaica Tallawahs on Thursday night at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
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