Johannesburg, Sept.15 - Former England skippers Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan have expressed their condolences over the demise of Brian Close, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84 from lung cancer.
"The best captain a young player could ever have wished for "Brian Close"! Myself & IVA owe you so much! RIP Closey," Botham wrote on Twitter.
Expressing his grief over Close's demise, Vaughan said that he was a true inspiration, adding that Close helped him as a kid to grow up at Yorkshire.
London, July 21 : Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has urged selectors to replace out-of-form Gary Ballance with Jonny Bairstow for the third Ashes Test in Edgbaston.
Vaughan said he would just bring Bairstow in the playing XI and then decide whether to go for Joe Root at number four and Bairstow at five, the BBC reported.
Ballance has scored just 134 runs in the eight innings he had played this season, including 14 in the second innings at Lord's as Australia beat England by 405 runs to level the Ashes.
London, Apr 21 : Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that maverick off-spinner Adil Rashid should be given his Test debut on Tuesday as he can turn out be a productive player for the team in the second Test against West Indies in Grenada.
Yorkshire leg-spinner Rashid, who claimed 46 wickets last summer in his county's Championship-winning campaign, is fighting for a spot in the playing XI for the Grenada Test alongside James Tredwell and Moeen Ali.
London, Apr 10 - Former England skippers Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart have revealed that they are both interested in becoming the country's new director of cricket after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the job as part of a restructure following managing director Paul Downtown 's sacking.
London, Apr 09 : Former England captain Michael Vaughan has reportedly emerged as the front-runner for the newly created post of 'Director of England Cricket', after Paul Downton was sacked as the team's managing director.
England endured a woeful World Cup campaign as they failed to advance to the tournament quarterfinal following a 15-run loss to Bangladesh.
London, Mar 19 : Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has termed the team's current situation as a ' soap opera'.
England suffered an early exit from the World Cup as they were knocked out in the pool stages, which lead to questions over coach Peter Moores.
Selectors have since been criticized by Alastair Cook for dropping him as one-day captain while also coming under pressure to clarify the international future of former batsman Kevin Pietersen, the BBC reported.
London, Feb 24 - Terming England team as 'predictable', former skipper Michael Vaughan has urged Eoin Morgan-led side to take an aggressive approach in order to go further in the World Cup.
Following England's back-to-back defeat to Australia and New Zealand, Morgan's men on Monday managed to claim a convincing 119-run win over minnows Scotland in Pool A.
Reflecting on England's performance, Vaughan said that they were not flexible and they were set in stone the way they are going to play, the BBC reported.
London, Feb 10 : Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that Eoin Morgan-led team could cause a few upsets at the upcoming World Cup, saying that the team has started looking like a settled side.
England beat India twice in the Tri-series before reaching the final in Australia, and trounced West Indies in their first World Cup warm-up game by nine wickets on Monday.
Wellington, Feb 09 : Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has tipped New Zealand as 'genuine' contenders to clinch their maiden World Cup title, for which tournament gets underway from Saturday in Australia and New Zealand.
Describing New Zealand as favourites besides Australia and South Africa, Vaughan said that New Zealand's recent form and record was ominous, adding that this they are expected to deliver and it would be interesting to see how they cope with that, Stuff. co. nz reported.
London, Oct.8 - Former England captain Michael Vaughan has backed out-of-favour batsman Kevin Pietersen's claims that the bowlers in the national squad were an intimidating clique, adding they could be "disrespectful".
In an article for The Telegrapgh, Vaughan said the "bowlers' cabal" has been a "problem for several years".
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