Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says the IPL auction that saw Ben Stokes signed for £1.7m was "another slap in Test cricket's face".
Pakistan pace bowler Junaid Khan will rejoin Lancashire Lightning for their T20 Blast matches in the 2017 season.
An Australian cricket administrator wants terms like batsman replaced with more gender-neutral names like batter.
Ireland aim to play their first Test in 2018 rather than this year, according to Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom.
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