Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Dean Jones, the former Australian Test batsman and Derbyshire captain, announced his retirement from first-class cricket yesterday at the age of 37. Jones played in 52 Tests during his 17-year career and scored 3,631 runs at an average of 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 fifties.

Warwickshire plan to dig-up four pitches after further criticism of the playing surfaces at Edgbaston.

Malinga Bandara, the Sri Lankan schoolboy leg-spinner, will make his Test debut against New Zealand in Colombo today. Bandara, 18, grabbed the selectors' attention by removing the top three New Zealand batsmen while playing for the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the weekend.

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