Somerset have signed Pakistan opener Azhar Ali for the last seven matches of the County Championship season to replace the injured Matt Renshaw.
Ireland coach Graham Ford believes next month's six-match series against Afghanistan will be perfect preparation for the World T20 qualifiers.
A claim that Surrey's Ryan Patel was racially abused by a spectator in their win over Yorkshire in Scarborough is being looked at by the ECB.
Surrey bowlers Matthew Dunn and Freddie van den Bergh have extended their deals with the Division One leaders.
Ireland have made two changes for the two-match Twenty20 international series against India in Dublin.
Somerset forced Nottinghamshire to follow on in their County Championship game after bowling them out for 134.
Pint-sized TMS: England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs England batsman Jos Buttler says he did not "kick his heels" and feel like a "failure" during his absence from the Test team - because he could play in Twenty20 tournaments around the world.
Gary Ballance replaced Andrew Gale as Yorkshire captain at the start of the 2017 county seasonEngland batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket because of "personal reasons".
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom will be counting the cost of a full missed dayIreland v Pakistan, TestVenue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Time:11:00 BSTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport website Cricket's arch enemy claimed another victim on a day when it surely could have shown a little clemency.
Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is to retire at the end of the season.