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Cricket: Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka's coach

Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday to take up a possible assignment with England, Sri Lanka Cricket said. Farbrace, 46, has been linked to the post of assistant coach to Peter Moores, who was named England's chief coach last week replacing Zimbabwean Andy Flower. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have yet to confirm Farbrace's appointment, but Sri Lankan chiefs appeared certain that the Englishman will return to his home nation.

Cricket: Five things England must do in future

England have appointed a new head coach in Peter Moores. But that in a sense was the easy part for the England and Wales Cricket Board as they look to get the team back on an even keel after a 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia. It is too much to expect Moores, back in the national hotseat after a two-year stint in charge that ended when he was sacked in 2009, with the now exiled Kevin Pietersen stripped of the captaincy, to be a panacea for England's ills. But below AFP Sport looks at the five key areas the England must address if they are to return to winning ways.

Cricket: Trescothick ready to help Trott

Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has said he is willing to help Jonathan Trott in his struggle with a stress-related illness after a similar condition ended his international career. Trott, who made a brief comeback after returning home following England's opening loss in a 5-0 Ashes reverse in Australia, announced he was bowing out of both Warwickshire and international duty with immediate effect after suffering a relapse in his condition.

Cricket: Moores gets second stint as England coach

Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. Moores, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after the former Zimbabwe batsman stood down following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. In a two-year spell from 2007 to 2009, the 51-year-old Moores led England in seven Test series, starting with a 3-0 win over West Indies, after replacing Duncan Fletcher.

Cricket: Moores gets second stint as England coach

Peter Moores has been appointed as the new England head coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Saturday. Moores, now England coach for the second time, replaced Andy Flower after the former Zimbabwe batsman stood down following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. In a two-year spell from 2007 to 2009, Moores led England in seven Test series, starting with a 3-0 win over West Indies, after replacing Duncan Fletcher.

Cricket: Troubled Trott to take another break - report

England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane with what the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) described as a "stress-related illness". The 32-year-old spent four months away from the game working with a psychologist and the ECB's medical team in a bid to rebuild his career.

Cricket: Trott to take 'immediate break' from cricket - ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect. Trott, who pulled out of England's tour of Australia and spent four months out of the game with what the ECB described as a "stress-related illness", experienced a repeat of the same symptoms after playing for his county Warwickshire against Sussex on Wednesday. A statement released jointly by the ECB and Warwickshire said Trott "will now undergo further treatment to assist with his long-term rehabilitation."

Cricket: Trott to take 'immediate break' from cricket - ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect. Trott, who pulled out of England's tour of Australia and spent four months out of the game with what the ECB described as a "stress-related illness", experienced a repeat of the same symptoms after playing for his county Warwickshire against Sussex on Wednesday. A statement released jointly by the ECB and Warwickshire said Trott "will now undergo further treatment to assist with his long-term rehabilitation."

Cricket: Trott to take 'immediate break' from cricket - ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect. Trott, who pulled out of England's tour of Australia and spent four months out of the game with what the ECB described as a "stress-related illness", experienced a repeat of the same symptoms after playing for his county Warwickshire against Sussex on Wednesday. A statement released jointly by the ECB and Warwickshire said Trott "will now undergo further treatment to assist with his long-term rehabilitation." as

Football: Cricket stars among team owners in new India league

Cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid are among the owners of teams in a new India football league set to start this year, organisers said Sunday. The Indian Super League, featuring foreign and Indian talent in teams based in eight cities, is due to start nationwide in mid-September and run until the end of November.
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