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Clark ruled out of first Test vs SA
An elbow injury Sunday ruled Australia pacer Stuart Clark out of the first cricket Test against South Africa in Perth, forcing the hosts to draft in Peter Siddle for the match starting December 18 in Perth, according to a Cricket Australia release.
The pacer will see an elbow surgeon this week and might have to undergo an operation to heal the nagging injury.
“Based on the ongoing nature of his injury and the information available to us, it’s been decided that he will see an elbow surgeon early this week with a view to having arthroscopic surgery,” Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement.
Under pressure from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep an eye on Mushtaq Ahmed during his stint as England’s spin bowling coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) may have to monitor the phone calls of the former Pakistan player, who was implicated in the 2000 match-fixing scandal.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif Sunday said he will ask the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) drug inquiry tribunal to hold its next hearing at a neutral venue.
Mary wins title
International Master Ashwin Jayaram and Mary Ann Gommes came out on top on the concluding day of the Sri Ram Engineering College Asian Junior chess Championship Sunday.
With the prospect of returning to the qualifying school looming large, Gaganjeet Bhullar blasted a sensational eight-under 64 to finish tied 11th in the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open and retain his full playing rights for the 2009 Asian Tour season.
All the top stars on tour will assemble in Calcutta for two back-to-back events on the LG Amateur Tour. The meet will be played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club from Monday, followed by the LG Eastern India Amateur.
Skipper Diwakar Prasad scored a brace as India held Argentina 4-4 in the under-21 hockey Test final to clinch the series 1-0 at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
Force India Sunday announced an unchanged driver line-up for the 2009 Formula One Championship with Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil continuing as the race drivers.
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