KNEE INJURY FORCES DEVON MALCOLM TO MISS CRUCIAL MATCH

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Devon Malcolm, named yesterday in England's party for the tour of South Africa, will miss Derbyshire's crucial championship match against Warwickshire, starting at Edgbaston on Thursday, with a knee injury which flared up during the sixth Test against the West Indies at The Oval.

Salim Malik, the former Pakistan captain at the centre of bribery and match-fixing allegations, yesterday was left out of the squad for the opening Test against Sri Lanka. Malik, who has played 84 tests for Pakistan, was named earlier this year by three Australian players who alleged he had taken bribes to fix the result of matches.

ENGLAND WOMEN'S SQUAD (Tour of India; 11 November-17 December): K Smithies (East Midlands, Newark and Sherwood, capt), B Daniels (West Midlands, Invicta, vice-capt), J Smit (East Midlands, Newark and Sherwood), J Brittin (Surrey, Redoubtables), J Chamberlain (East Midlands, Newark and Sherwood), C Connor (Sussex, Brighton and Hove), K Leng (Yorkshire, Wakefield), D Maybury (Yorkshire, City of Leeds), S Metcalfe (Yorkshire, North Riding), H Plimmer (Yorkshire, City of Leeds), S Redfern (East Midlands, Derby), M Reynard (Yorkshire, North Riding), D Stock (Thames Valley, Gunnersbury), C Taylor (Yorkshire, Wakefield), A Thorose (Thames Valley, Gunnersbury). ITINERARY: 11 Nov: One-day international (Delhi); 14 Nov: One-day international (Gwahati); 17-20 Nov: First Test (Calcutta); 24-27 Nov: Second Test (Jamshedpur); 2 Dec: One-day international (Patna); 5 Dec: One day international (Lucknow); 7-10 Dec: Third Test (Bombay); 16 Dec: One-day international (tba).

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