Yorkshire's ex-England seam bowler Ryan Sidebottom announces he will retire at the end of the County Championship season.
New England Test captain Joe Root is ideally suited to the role, says former England skipper Michael Vaughan.
Yorkshire Diamonds appoint Paul Grayson as their head coach on a deal until the end of 2019.
England pair Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett are named in the MCC team for March's Champion County game against Middlesex.
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