Cricket: Fraser rejects Illingworth's fitness criticism
Saturday 23 April 1994
Illingworth, the new chairman of selectors, had described the tour party's performance in the Caribbean as 'not good enough' and was particularly disappointed with Graeme Hick, Jack Russell, Chris Lewis and Mark Ramprakash.
He promised wholesale changes, but this view was not shared by the England manager Keith Fletcher. 'I can't say there are going to be that many radical changes,' he said. 'There are a lot of good things which have come out of this tour. There are a lot of better players now in this team.'
Brian Lara, who broke the world record for the highest individual score in Test cricket, received a warm welcome on his return home to Trinidad. Among the thousands at Port of Spain airport was the Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who said a new city street would be named the Brian Lara Promenade.
Lara plans three days of celebrations in Trinidad before flying to England on Monday to play for Warwickshire.
Lara profile, page 12
Latest in Sport
Hull v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger admits 'I am not in the best position' as contract uncertainty continues
Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
Secret to Liverpool’s title charge is Brendan Rodgers’ ability to keep changing formation – and Raheem Sterling’s gift of adapting to his manager’s wishes
Steven Gerrard profile: the Lion of Liverpool who embodies fight for Hillsborough justice and is poised to lead his club to a remarkable triumph
Spurs ‘agree deal’ with former Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri
- 1 Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
- 2 'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
- 3 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 4 Angus Steakhouse: How does tourist staple continue to thrive in today's gourmet market?
- 5 Cover up! Mother told to show less cleavage during Disneyland family trip: 'Are we supposed to wear turtlenecks our whole lives?'
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is a company that specializ...
£153.75 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is an innovative outsourcin...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company has been providing on site ...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: We've been supplying best of breed peopl...