Essex batsmen Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have been named in England's provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in September:
The full squad is: Stuart Broad (Notts) (Capt), James Anderson (Lancs), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gareth Batty (Surrey), Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Tim Bresnan (Yorks), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steven Croft (Lancashire), Steven Davies (Surrey), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Michael Lumb (Notts), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Graham Onions (Durham), Samit Patel (Notts), Matt Prior (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorks), Ben Stokes (Durham), Graeme Swann (Notts), James Taylor (Notts), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).
Our region's Italian community was left sorely disappointed after last night's Euro 2012 final.
Around 500 gathered at Club Italia in Bedford, only to watch their team concede four goals to Spain.
Bedford has one of the highest concentrations of Italians in the UK.
The Italian community in Bedford has turned the town red, white and green after their triumph over Germany. They're now ready for the finalRead the full story ›
The St George's Cross is long gone following England's defeat in Euro 2012 but there are still some flags flying in our region.
The Italian community in Bedford has turned the town red, white and green after their triumph over Germany. They're now gearing up for this weekend's final v Spain
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Bedfordshire police say a number of arrests have been made after Italian football fans were attacked in Bedford last night, after their team knocked England out of Euro 2012 on penalties.
Bedford has one of the largest concentrations of Italians in the UK - and many were out to see their team reach the semi-finals. Police say several cars were attacked.
The England Football Squad leave Luton Airport later for Euro 2012. The team will use a chartered jet to take them to their base in Krakow in Poland. They take off at noon ahead of their first fixture against France on Monday, which is on ITV1.
The FA have confirmed that Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy has broken his finger and has been ruled out of Euro 2012. The injury happened in training yesterday. Ruddy was assessed by the England medical staff and will not be able to be part of the tournament.
Ruddy will travel with the squad to Norway on Friday and watch the game on Saturday evening, but return to Norwich, after arriving back in England.Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland, who was previously on the standby list, will join up next week.