Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Five members of the Pakistan World Cup squad, Wasim Akram, Salim Malik, Ijaz Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis,have been summoned to appear tomorrow before a judicial inquiry into match-fixing. However, as the team are due to leave for England today for the World Cup the five would be represented by their lawyers.

Six centres of excellence, at the universities of Bradford and Leeds, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Loughborough and Oxford, have been chosen by the England and Wales Cricket Board as part of the strategy to improve the development of student cricketers as potential first-class players.