World Twenty20 schedule announced

England have been drawn alongside Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand in Super 10 Group One for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

They will be joined by a team from the preliminary four-team round-robin group in which Zimbabwe are to be joined by three of the successful nations from the tournament’s qualifying competition in the UAE next month.

All of the Super 10 fixtures featuring Stuart Broad’s men are slated to take place in Chittagong, starting with an evening match against New Zealand on Saturday, March 22.

Sciver and Gunn down White Ferns

Natalie Sciver’s hat-trick and five wickets from stand-in skipper Jenny Gunn put England in the Women’s Twenty20 Tri-Series final by virtue of a 19-run win over New Zealand.

Like Gunn’s 5-18, Sciver’s 4-21 represented her best international figures as the White Ferns were dismissed for 106 in 20 overs at Bridgetown, Barbados. England will contest Saturday’s showpiece against hosts West Indies, whom they also face in Thursday’s last remaining round-robin game.

Radford named Glamorgan head coach

Former Middlesex and Sussex batsman Toby Radford has been appointed new head coach of Glamorgan and will assume the role at the start of next month.

The 41-year-old is currently assistant coach and specialist batting coach to West Indies, but the Welsh county have confirmed he will succeed Matthew Mott as head coach on November 1.

Cook focuses on four in a row

Alastair Cook says it would be wrong for England not to think about winning four consecutive Ashes series for the first time since the 19th century.

The last time England won four straight Ashes rubbers was under the captaincy of W.G. Grace in 1890, completing a sequence of eight in a row that started with the inaugural series in 1882/83.

Having been victorious in 2009, 2010/11 and this year – Cook’s three Ashes series – England can make modern-day history this winter.

Fab 15 stay on at Lancashire

Lancashire have pinned 15 members of their squad to new contracts.

The Red Rose, who secured promotion back to Division One of the LV= County Championship this season, have rewarded those that played their part.

Youngsters Jordan Clark, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley and Luis Reece will remain at Emirates Old Trafford until at least the end of the 2015 campaign, as will homegrown regulars Karl Brown, Kyle Hogg, Paul Horton, Simon Kerrigan, Stephen Parry, Luke Procter and Tom Smith.