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Courtney Walsh will continue as captain of the West Indies for the home series against India. Walsh, 34, took over the captaincy just after the 1996 World Cup following the resignation of Richie Richardson. He then led the team to a 1-0 victory in a two-Test series against New Zealand in the Caribbean but lost the five-match rubber against Australia 2-3. India are due to arrive tomorrow. The first Test of a five-match series starts on 6 March.

Alan Wells has consulted the Professional Cricketers' Association for advice following criticism of his captaincy by the Sussex chairman, Alan Caffyn. The 35-year-old batsman joined Kent in December after 15 years with the county, the last five as captain, but Caffyn claimed his departure was greeted with great relief by the players and his "unpopularity" as skipper was the main reason why so many players had left this winter. Wells, who could face disciplinary action by the England and Wales Cricket Board if he responded to Caffyn's comments, has contacted PCA General Secretary David Graveney.