England coach Peter Moores wants to build a proud and committed national team alongside captain Alastair Cook.
Lasith Malinga has been appointed as Sri Lanka's full time Twenty20 captain after he led the team to the world title last month.
Lancashire have confirmed Pakistan seam bowler Junaid Khan will return to the county next month.
Paul Farbrace can quickly help England reverse their fortunes after a poor winter, according to his Sri Lanka coaching predecessor Graham Ford.
Zafar Ansari's concussion is a "major blow" to Surrey's LV= County Championship chances against Essex, according to coach Graham Ford.
Scotland warmed up for next month's one-day international with England by beating the MCC by a single wicket at Lords.
Durham coach Jon Lewis remains hopeful of making a breakthrough in his pursuit of Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara.
England and Yorkshire batsman Joe Root had to be satisfied with fielding practice as he made his comeback from injury against Lancashire.
Yorkshire edged closer to a first win of the 2014 County Championship season after a rain-hit third day against Northamptonshire at Headingley.
Will Bragg and Murray Goodwin helped Glamorgan recover from a shaky start to their second innings of their clash with Gloucestershire.
Kent looked to force the issue on day three of their clash with Leicestershire, with a couple of swift wickets putting pressure on the Foxes.
Glenn Maxwell powered Kings XI Punjab to a 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, their third straight victory to start the Indian Premier League season.