Ben Stokes officially named stand-in England captain for first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes has officially been named England captain for the first Test against the West Indies with Joe Root to leave the camp on Wednesday. Root will head from the Ageas Bowl to be with his wife Carrie for the birth of their second child, expected at the end of the week, leaving vice-captain Stokes
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Ben Stokes was never Future England Captain material – and yet here he is

Perhaps one of the great wilful misunderstandings in cricket is around the initials FEC. Those three letters were inscribed on Michael Atherton’s locker during his first year at Lancashire and have since become part of the game’s lexicon. Atherton, with his prolific school and an age group career that saw him lead England’s U19 side
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Cricket: Three-game series between Australia and Zimbabwe cancelled because of COVID-19

Cricket Australia will try to reschedule its one-day series with Zimbabwe after the three-match tour scheduled for August was postponed by mutual agreement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three matches were set to be played in Australia‘s far north, including a first-ever international match in Townsville. The other two games were likely to be
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Cricket: Aussie Ashes heartbreaker Ben Stokes set to captain England in Test against West Indies

After working hard to restore his reputation following a late-night fight in Bristol, Ben Stokes broke Australian hearts at Headingley during last year’s Ashes. Now the redemption of the superstar England all-rounder is complete with Stokes set to captain his country in the first Test against West Indies on July 8. Joe Root is likely
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Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, June 30

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, June 30 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Doncaster, Musselburgh, Leicester and Chepstow.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.30 Rolfe Rembrandt (nb) 1.00 Anghaam  1.30 Mr Wagyu 2.00 Wentworth Falls 2.30
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes says captaincy will not change his style

Ben Stokes says he will not alter his style of play if he is confirmed as England captain for the first Test against West Indies. Skipper Joe Root is set to miss the match, which begins on 8 July, for the birth of his second child, with vice-captain Stokes likely to step in. “I hope
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Leicester horse racing fixture goes ahead amid local lockdown threat

Leicester's horse racing meeting looks set to go ahead tomorrow, amid plans for a localised coronavirus lockdown. The nine-race card from 4.40pm has 106 runners, including Petit Bay trained by retired eventing star Sir Mark Todd. Tuesday's fixture is being held as mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Health Secretary Matt Hancock discuss the city's reaction
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West Indies to wear Black Lives Matter logos on shirts in England Test series

The West Indies cricket team will wear “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during next month’s Test series against England in a show of solidarity with the global movement. The tourists will follow the lead of English Premier League footballers during the three-Test series, which starts at the Ageas Bowl on July 8. Relive
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West Indies coach Phil Simmons in self-isolation after leaving bio-secure location for compassionate leave

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is in self-isolation after leaving his team’s bio-secure location in Manchester for a short period of compassionate leave. Cricket West Indies confirmed that Simmons has twice tested negative for the virus since returning on Friday, and will have another test on Wednesday before rejoining the squad. The West Indies
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Ben Stokes to captain England for the first time against West Indies

Ben Stokes to captain England for the first time against West Indies with Joe Root set to be at the birth of his second child – forcing the skipper to self-isolate for a week Joe Root is set to miss England’s first Test next week against the West Indies The 29-year-old has not missed a
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