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Flintoff to fly home for treatment

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will miss the fifth and final cricket test against the West Indies starting in a week's time in Trinidad, team officials confirmed today.

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England and Australia begin key Tests as countdown to summer begins in earnest

Swann delays elbow surgery to help England's fight

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Giles Clarke: 'I am not going to walk away when people start shouting'

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Giles Clarke claims he has received more than 9,000 e-mails of support urging him to remain as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board despite his role in the Stanford controversy.

Under-fire Clarke re-elected

Giles Clarke has been officially reappointed as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board after his election was ratified today.

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