Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sun 03 Dec 2023 I always had sympathy with Pietersen over IPL: Strauss speaks up on KP controversy Former England captain Andrew Strauss had finally opened up about the Kevin Pietersen controversy during his reign as skipper that eventually led to the sacking of the latter. After earning a recall, Pietersen was dropped on disciplinary grounds after England, later led by Alastair Cook, were thrashed 5-0 in 2013-14 Ashes, never to play for the country again. Andrew Strauss to step away as England’s Director of Cricket to support wife suffering from cancer Andrew Strauss will be taking a forced break from his role as director of cricket role with England to be with his wife during her cancer treatment Not going to Australia with absolute clarity: Strauss Andrew Strauss has admitted England are still unsure of their starting eleven although there is just over a month to go for the Ashes. The whole Kevin Pietersen mess, in a nutshell It's official and, not for the first time, that Kevin Pietersen has been told he has no future with England cricket. So many retirements this year Ricky Ponting’s decision to quit from the game after the Perth Test did not come as surprise to anybody, but it did add to the long list of veterans who bid good bye to the game this year. Andrew Strauss: A Great start, an unfulfilled end One could sense it coming -- no, not because of the whole unwanted Kevin Pietersen saga, but because of the lack of enjoyment that had crept into Andrew Strauss’ game. Andrew Strauss announces retirement from all forms of the game! England Test Captain Andrew Strauss has surprised the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect. The ECB has announced that Strauss’ fellow opener Alastair Cook will take over from him as England’s new Test Captain. Why Andrew Strauss’ 100th Test is among his most significant The riveting Test series between England and South Africa began with Graeme Smith completing a century of Tests, and ends with his English counterpart, Andrew Strauss doing the same.