Alec Stewart says he reported to the England and Wales Cricket Board that he had been told Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann all had access to a parody Kevin Pietersen Twitter account. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Tim Bresnan has categorically denied any involvement in posting messages to the parody Twitter account which so upset his England team-mate Kevin Pie(...)

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (right)  has added weight to Kevin Pietersen’s (left) claims that a ‘bullying’ culture existed in the England team set-up. Photograph: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has added weight to Kevin Pietersen’s claims that a ‘bullying’ culture existed in the England team set-up. (...)

 Graeme Swann (left)  has labelled former England team-mate Kevin Pietersen’s (right) autobiography as “codswallop”, while former national selector Geoff Miller has dismissed the controversial batsman’s claims of a ‘bullying’ culture. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former England teammate Graeme Swann has said Kevin Pietersen’s new autobiography is the “the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne”.Speaking at a(...)

England practice their catching during the nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

With its grand central harbour and flocks of strolling pleasure-seekers Sydney tends to have the air of a city of departures and farewells.Not least f(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

England’s Matt Prior could lose the gloves to Jonny Bairstow for the fourth Test. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

There is no more stirring sight than the walk to the “G” on St Stephen’s Day morning. Three years ago, almost 90,000 people were packed and stacked in(...)

England have added Durham leg-spinner Scott Borthwick (pictured) and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell to their squad for the St Stephens’ Day Test against Australia in Melbourne. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

England have called up spinners Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell to their Ashes Test squad following the retirement of Graeme Swann. Uncapped leg-sp(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

 England  bowler Graeme Swann holds a media conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to announce his retirement from all international and first-class cricket. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Graeme Swann has called time, with no regrets, on his “magnificent journey” as an England cricketer.Swann’s shock retirement, in the middle of an Ashe(...)

 Australian cricketers celebrate their Ashes win on the pitch several hours after play on day five of the 3rd Test match against  England at the WACA in Perth. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England captain Alastair Cook has conceded that inquests into England’s Ashes drubbing are inevitable but is convinced that he and coach Andy Flower r(...)