Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Somerset are to enforce an alcohol ban for their championship match with Glamorgan starting at Taunton tomorrow.

The Glamorgan opener Steve James has won the 1997 Player of the Year award at the annual Professional Cricketers' Association awards.

Next year's Commonwealth Games cricket tournament, which will go ahead without England and West Indies, could be weakened further since Australia and Pakistan may send A teams because of the likely clash with Australia's tour to Pakistan.