England Coach Steps Down after World Cup Defeat
From the world of Cricket:
Duncan Fletcher will step down as England coach after Saturday's final World Cup Super Eight game against the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.
He is expected to be replaced on a temporary basis by England academy director Peter Moores, although the ECB declined to confirm this in a news conference.
A spokesperson said a replacement would be named within 48 hours.
Fletcher, who has held the post since 1999, had come under pressure after England were knocked out of the World Cup in the second round following another poor display in the nine-wicket defeat by South Africa on Tuesday.