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Shield players: Greg

Mumbai: Former national coach Greg Chappell has called on the Indian cricket board to shield players from an invasive domestic media. “The BCCI needs to be conscious of it because there is a limit to the number of players that are going to survive in that environment,” the Australian told a news channel.

“They need to be looked after and I think the more support that can be given to everybody that is involved in the playing side of Indian cricket, the better it will be for the longevity and the future success of Indian cricket,” he added.

Shoaib hearing this week

Karachi: Shoaib Akhtar will appear before a disciplinary committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) later this week after being charged with five counts of misconduct. The rebellious fast bowler was sent home from South Africa last month for brawling with teammate Mohammed Asif just before the ICC World Twenty20.

Cloud over Inzy future

Karachi: Former captain Inzamam-ul Haq’s hopes of continuing his Test career will be clear in a day or two when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decides whether to select him for the second Test against South Africa. PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf refused to confirm on Tuesday whether the senior batsman would be considered.

Hugh Morris England MD

Calcutta: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) deputy chief executive Hugh Morris will take over as the Managing Director of the England team, adds A Staff Reporter. According to an ECB release, Morris will take over from Monday. It was also announced that Ashes winning captains Mike Gatting and Clare Connor will take up key roles.

VCA guidelines

Nagpur: The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), hosts of the sixth ODI between India and Australia on October 14, will strictly follow ICC guidelines to check racist remarks from spectators. The VCA has printed specific instructions for spectators and would be keeping a close eye on the galleries with the help of 34 CCTVs in the stadium, co-ordinator Sudhir Dabir said.

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