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Sussex have sought legal advice following the attempt by their former pace bowler Tony Pigott to force the club's committee to resign en bloc. Pigott has collected the 50 signatures necessary from voting members, required by club rules, to bring about an extraordinary general meeting at Hove. Pigott has taken the step to oust the committee following an exodus of players from the county.

England's Test and one-day international matches against Australia this summer have caused a ticket rush for the matches at Lord's. The first four days of the second Cornhill Test from 19 to 22 June are already sold out as is the third and final Texaco match on Sunday 25 May following a ballot for tickets on 1 March. The demand has been so great that the Lord's Test is now the most over-subscribed in the history of the ground.