Gloucestershire may lose Courtney Walsh, until mid-June

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Gloucestershire could now be without their captain, Courtney Walsh, until mid-June. Walsh, the West Indies captain, may be on international duty against India and Sri Lanka, who are touring. This would delay the fast bowler's return to Gloucestershire until 17 June, missing almost two months of the County Championship and one-day competition.

The Indian pair Saurav Ganguly and Pankaj Dharmani have been fined 25 per cent of their match fee after being charged by the match referee, Barry Jarman, with bringing the game into disrepute and attempting to intimidate an umpire on the final morning of the drawn Test match against South Africa.

Brian McMillan, the South African all-rounder, has been ruled out of the triangular one-day series with India and Zimbabwe because of an inflamed ankle tendon. He is replaced in the 14-man squad by Craig Matthews.

Daryl Foster, the Kent coach, yesterday retired from the county, giving personal and family reasons for his departure.