Walsh keeps Adams waiting

The West Indies pace bowler Courtney Walsh is likely to decide in the next 10 days whether he will continue playing international cricket.

The West Indies pace bowler Courtney Walsh is likely to decide in the next 10 days whether he will continue playing international cricket.

The West Indies captain, Jimmy Adams, expects Walsh to reveal his plans soon, with at least one team-mate believing that Walsh will decide to go on the tour of Australia. "I think if he hasn't said by now, that could mean he will go to Australia," he said.

The West Indies are likely to name their squad for November's tour while the team are in Kenya for the one-day International Cricket Council Knock-out Trophy. Walsh, who holds the record for the most Test wickets, is not playing in the tournament.

The West Indies play Sri Lanka in a qualifying match next Wednesday. Victory will set up a quarter-final meeting with Pakistan, who have been awarded a bye in the preliminary stages. England's first game is against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Walsh's strike bowling partner, Curtly Ambrose, retired from international cricket earlier this month after the West Indies lost 3-1 to England in the Test series. The fast bowler Colin Stuart and the medium pacer Kerry Jeremy will play in the ICC Trophy as replacements for Ambrose and Walsh.

The Australian Cricket Board said yesterday that the 92-year-old Sir Donald Bradman was in good health, quashing rumours about his condition. "I have spoken with the family and they confirmed Sir Don was well," an ACB spokesman, Brendan McClements, said.

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