Australia are considering asking Indian cricket officials to drop New Delhi as a venue on future tours after complaining about the city's high pollution levels, The Australian newspaper reported yesterday. Several Australian players have suffered eye and respiratory problems while staying in the city during their current five-week tour of India. "The pollution in Delhi is such that we should give serious consideration before coming back to play any more cricket here," Cam Battersby, the team manager and Australian Cricket Board director, said
Andrew Caddick, the England fast bowler, has put an end to speculation about his future by agreeing a new five-year contract with Somerset. Caddick, recalled for the winter tour to Zimbabwe and his native New Zealand after two injury-troubled seasons, was already under contract at Taunton for another two years.