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India returned home from their England tour yesterday without their beleaguered captain, Mohammed Azharuddin, who stayed in London to receive treatment for a shoulder injury. Azharuddin has been widely criticised for failing to take India to the World Cup final on the subcontinent earlier this year and for the 1-0 Test series loss to England. India also lost the one-day series 2-0.

Northamptonshire's Curtly Ambrose could face a two week lay-off after suffering a hamstring injury during Saturday's Benson and Hedges Cup final against Lancashire. Ambrose managed to complete his bowling stint at Lord's, but had to employ a runner when he batted in the closing stages of the match. He will miss today's important midweek Sunday league fixture against Yorkshire at Northampton. Northamptonshire have named a 12-man squad for today with Mal Loye and Neil Mallender added to the team that lost Saturday's 50-over match by 31 runs.

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