Cricket: Angry Cork set to make his exit

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DOMINIC CORK, the Derbyshire captain, looks set to leave the county after officials refused his demands in a power struggle at the County Ground.

The England international, who was left out of the provisional World Cup squad on Friday, has insisted that committee member Harold Rhodes and development manager Andy Hayhurst be dismissed. But the committee have reaffirmed that both are staying, and Cork says that he will ask to be released from his contract today.

The New South Wales Police Minister, Paul Whelan, has called for cricket hooliganism to be included on the agenda at the next national conference of state police ministers, following the unruly crowd behaviour that marred the one-day game between Australia and England in Melbourne.

Pakistan have received official government permission to tour India. Doubts had been lingering over the tour after threats from Hindu militants.

Makhaya Ntini will remain eligible for selection for South Africa despite the rape allegation he faces, the United Cricket Board of South Africa said yesterday.

The pace bowler was released on bail on Friday, but is unlikely to be selected to face the West Indies in the forthcoming one-day series because he has been in poor form.