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Cricketer breaks ankle playing football

Hampshire have confirmed fast bowler Fidel Edwards suffered a broken ankle when he injured himself in warm-ups on the final morning of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

It is not yet known how long the injury will keep Edwards out for a club who have a raft of players on the sidelines at the start of the season - including newly-signed England seamer Reece Topley, who broke his hand on his Hampshire debut.

Fidel Edwards is a quick bowler for Hampshire. Credit: PA

Edwards, who described his injury as a 'broken leg' in an Instagram post from hospital, suffered the injury while playing football on the Headingley outfield.

Hampshire coach Dale Benkenstein told the Southern Daily Echo: "We were only 45 seconds away from the end of the (football) game when Fidel went to kick the ball.

"I was just about to get the mitts on for fielding practice when his foot got stuck in the turf, and all his weight went over on it.

"There was no one near him. It was a really freakish fall, and there was a loud crack."

British cricketer death: Man charged with murder

A man has reportedly been charged with Mr St John's murder Credit: Chris Gayle Foundation/Twitter

A man has reportedly been charged with the murder of young English cricketer Adrian St John.

Mr St John, 22, was allegedly shot by "bandits" during an armed robbery in Trinidad on April 12.

At the time of his death Mr St John, who was one of the first members of the Chris Gayle Academy in London, was picking somebody up in a town called San Juan.

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian said Maldon Pascall, 24, had been charged with the Londoner's murder and would appear in court on Monday.


Cricketer's coach in shock after armed robbery killing

Adrian St John was killed during an armed robbery in Trinidad. Credit: Tommy Smith/Twitter

A coach and mentor to Adrian St John said he is in "shock" after the cricketer was killed during an armed robbery in Trinidad.

Donovan Miller said: "I'm really finding it hard to come to terms with it, how someone could do something like that to such a lovely person."

Mr Miller said Mr St John was one of the first members of the Chris Gayle Academy in London, a programme for keen cricketers which also aims to develop life skills.

He said: "He wanted me to support him to go to the Caribbean and to kind of push hard with his cricket. He's just finished his degree at university which we kind of supported him through as well."

Mr Miller said he received a phone call from one of the academy members on Monday who broke the news to him, adding that he also spoke to a "close family friend".

British cricketer killed in armed robbery in Trinidad

Adrian St John was reportedly shot in the head after being robbed by armed 'bandits' Credit: Chris Gayle Foundation/ Twitter

An aspiring British cricketer has been killed by 'bandits' during an armed robbery in Trinidad.

According to local paper Newsday, 22-year-old Adrian St John was shot in the head on Sunday as he and his friends drove away from armed robbers who had stolen their mobile phones and cash.

Tributes were paid to St John on Twitter by friends and fellow cricketers at the clubs he played for after the news of his death emerged.

West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle, whose academy St John was a part of, also paid his condolences to the young cricketer's family on social media.

The Foreign Office confirmed that they are aware of the death of a British national in Trinidad.

Pietersen not ruling out South Africa switch

Kevin Pietersen has refused to rule out return to Test cricket with his native South Africa. Credit: PA

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has refused to rule out a spectacular return to Test cricket with his native South Africa.

Born in Pietermaritzburg, Pietersen left South Africa 16 years ago and scored 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28 in 104 Tests for England after making his debut during the 2005 Ashes.

He was sacked by England in 2014 following the Ashes whitewash in Australia, becoming a much-travelled Twenty20 specialist as a result.

Pietersen would be eligible to play for South Africa in 2018 despite recent reservations from Faf du Plessis.

In February the Proteas' T20 skipper pointed out Pietersen was 'English' when asked about the possibility of him representing the country of his birth.

But in quotes on Cricket Australia's website, Pietersen said: "Yes, it is a thought in my head.

"If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, it doesn't. Obviously, playing international is something I have done for a very long time.

"Do I miss playing international cricket? Do I miss batting in international cricket? Yes I do, very much, so you never know.

"The eligibility for South Africa is still (over) a year away. So we will have to wait and see but (an England call-up) is definitely still an option."


West Indies win World T20 final with four sixes in four balls

England suffered last-over heartbreak in the final of the World Twenty20 as Carlos Brathwaite clubbed Ben Stokes for four successive sixes to seal an unforgettable West Indies win at Eden Gardens.

England were strong favourites to lift the crown with the Caribbean side needing 19 off the last six balls of the match.

But Brathwaite launched an audacious assault on Ben Stokes, heaving him over the ropes four times in a row to seal a four-wicket success.

In an ill-tempered contest, played out in front of 66,000 rapt Indian fans, West Indies celebrated victory ecstatically, as Stokes sat crumpled in the middle.

Below-par England set West Indies 156 to win World T20 final

England posted 155 for nine in their World Twenty20 final against the West Indies as Joe Root led the way with a classy half-century at Eden Gardens.

When Darren Sammy won his 10th straight toss he was quick to send England in and promptly saw them lose three quick cheap wickets in the first five overs.

But Root's 54 in 36 balls gave the innings some backbone, with Jos Buttler (36) and David Willey (21) chipping in as wickets tumbled regularly in Kolkata.

The Windies performed their trademark 'champion' dance after a number of dismissals, to Root's apparent distaste as he left the field.

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