The New Zealand captain, Stephen Fleming, has been recalled to face South Africa in the second Test beginning at Lancaster Park on Thursday - if he can prove his fitness.
Nottinghamshire have decided not to sign Zimbabwean leg-spinner Paul Strang for this summer and are seeking a replacement overseas player.
England bowler Alan Mullally has been rested for Leicestershire's pre- season triangular tournament in Sri Lanka. But fellow England winter tourist Vince Wells will be joining the champions' party for the matches against Sri Lanka A and Sri Lanka B - which begin on 18 March - before returning to join the England party on 28 March.
The former Yorkshire captain, Ronnie Burnett, has died aged 80. He was appointed skipper in 1958 and led them to the County Championship the following year.Reuse content