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Cook steps down as England captain

Press Association logoPress Association 6/02/2017

Alastair Cook has stepped down as England Test captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Cook was appointed skipper in August 2012 and was in charge for 59 Tests, leading England to Ashes victories in 2013 and 2015.

The 32-year-old is England's most-capped Test captain as well as their most prolific batsman, scoring 11,057 runs in 140 Tests.

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