Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Nottinghamshire have announced the appointment of Clive Rice as cricket manager. The former South Africa all-rounder was at the heart of Nottinghamshire's success in the 1980s, captaining them to two championships. He is currently the head of the South African cricket academy. Rice replaces Alan Ormrod, who was sacked in September after five years in the job. Last season Nottinghamshire finished third from bottom in the championship, winning just three of 17 matches.

Bangladesh overwhelmed Malaysia by eight wickets yesterday to win the Asian Cricket Council tournament played in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Bangladesh remained the only unbeaten side in the 10-nation contest. Malaysian batsmen disappointed, scoring a mere 87 runs in 37 overs. Rohan Selvaratnam was the top scorer for Malaysia with 25 runs. The Bangladesh batsmen scored the required runs in 20 overs, losing two wickets. Shahriar Hussain hit a half century and was adjudged man of the match.