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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 06 / 15

Former England cricket captain ANDREW STRAUSS "looks set to be named as the new director of English cricket." The England & Wales Cricket Board created the role leading the England team "in a restructure" after former Managing Dir PAUL DOWNTON left in April. Strauss' fellow former England ca...

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