Sport in Short: Cricket

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The Independent Online
WAQAR YOUNIS and Salim Malik have signed new contracts with their English county clubs. Waqar has agreed to stay at Surrey for the next three years in a deal thought to be worth pounds 50,000 a year to the player. Salim has signed a one-year deal with Essex, reportedly worth pounds 40,000.

ENGLAND INDIAN TOUR ITINERARY: 3-5 Jan: v Ranji champions Delhi, Faridabad; 8-10: v Board President's XI, Kanpur; 13: v Board President's XI, Indore; 16: v India, first one-day international, Ahmedabad; 18: v India, second one-day international, Jaipur; 21 v India, third one-day international, venue to be decided. 25: v India Under-25, Cuttack. 29 Jan-2 Feb: v India, first Test, Calcutta. 5-7: v Rest of India, Hyderabad; 11-15: v India, second Test, Madras 19-23: v India, third Test, Bombay. 26: v India, fourth one-day international, Bangalore. 1 March: v India, fifth one-day international, Jamshedpur; 4: v India, sixth one-day international, venue to be decided.