Cricket: Reeve joins chorus of anger

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Ray Illingworth's England regime came under fire once again yesterday - this time from a World Cup discard, Dermot Reeve.

The Warwickshire captain is bitterly upset at being left out of England's squad of 14 for the tournament in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which starts next month. Reeve went to South Africa after the Test series as one of three specialist one-day men selected last September for the final leg of the tour, plus the World Cup. However, he has been sent home while Craig White and Phillip DeFreitas, both added to the squad just before this month's one-day international series against South Africa, are going to the World Cup.

Reeve said: "I have played just twice, bowling 19 overs and facing just 18 balls when batting. I don't think I have been given too much opportunity. I was angry and hurt, but I will bounce back."

Illingworth has already been criticised by the Derbyshire fast bowler, Devon Malcolm, who faces disciplinary action from Lord's after outspoken criticism of the England chairman.

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