THERE was no play for England yesterday on the first day of the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston.
However the rain did allow batting coach Graham Gooch time to mull over the decision of Kevin Pietersen to retire from one day cricket.
“Life moves on - one door closes, another one opens,” he said. “You have got to look at it from a team point of view as an opportunity for someone else to make his mark, to represent his country and to win games for his country.
“I would personally wish Kevin all the best - obviously he’s still going to play Test cricket - in whatever else he does.
Yorkshire were washed out on the second day of their Championship match at Colwyn Bay against Glamorgan, who will resume today 117-3.
Derbyshire managed 18 overs at Grace Road moving to 259-5, a lead of 82 over Leicestershire, with Dan Redfern, 81no and David Wainwright 45no, taking their stand to 109.