Root steps down as England test captain: Board statement

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Joe Root has stepped down as England’s test captain, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.

Root came under pressure after England slumped to a 4-0 defeat in the last Ashes series and lost 1-0 in West Indies, with former captains Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain among many associated with the sport who said it was time for a leadership change.