Cricket legends Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan will share the MCC captaincy during their trip to Abu Dhabi.
Ryan ten Doeschate has been appointed as Essex's one-day captain for the 2014 season.
Essex bowler Reece Topley will miss the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka after suffering a back injury.
Yorkshire's Will Rhodes will captain England U19s at the ICC World Cup in the UAE next month.
Essex stalwart Tim Phillips has signed a new one-year contract for next season.
Jaik Mickleburgh has committed to Essex until the end of the 2015 season after signing a one-year contract extension.
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal with Essex.
England captain Alastair Cook has been awarded a benefit year by Essex.
Durham open their LV= County Championship Division One defence against Northamptonshire.
Essex have announced that veteran seamer David Masters has signed a one-year contract extension.
Ravi Bopara has signed for Sydney Sixers, replacing Chris Tremlett for the first half of Australia's Big Bash.
England spinner Monty Panesar is to remain with Essex next season after signing a two-year contract with the county.
Essex fast bowler Tymal Mills has been summoned by England to help the batsmen prepare for the Ashes.
Essex have confirmed they want to sign Monty Panesar - but expect a fight for the England spinner's signature.
Northamptonshire have completed the signing of Essex fast bowler Maurice Chambers on a two-year contract.
All-rounder Graham Napier has signed a new two-year contract with Essex which keeps him at the club until 2015.
Moeen Ali, Michael Hogan, Samit Patel and Graham Onions have been nominated for the PCA Player of the Year award.
Monty Panesar admits he thought his England career was over following the Brighton nightclub scandal
Monty Panesar has been handed a suspended one-match ban for his behaviour during an LV= County Championship match.
Matt Coles finished with match figures of 10-154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs at the Ageas Bowl.
Mervyn Westfield has apologised for the spot-fixing case which saw him imprisoned and banned from cricket.
Essex have missed out on promotion to Division One after they were forced to follow-on against Hampshire.
Northamptonshire have been promoted to Division One of the LV= County Championship after Essex's hopes were ended.
Essex all-rounder Greg Smith has signed a new two-year deal.
Hampshire moved into a good position on day one of their County Championship match against Essex at The Ageas Bowl.