Sporting Digest: Cricket

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PAUL PRICHARD has been appointed vice-captain of the county champions, Essex, for the forthcoming season.

THE West Indies board has called for an investigation into Saturday's one-day international against Pakistan in Guyana which was declared a tie. Technically, West Indies were the winners because they lost one fewer wicket. The West Indies board was also concerned about overcrowding after spectators lined the boundary and impeded the fielders. The Guyanese board denied that more than 17,000 tickets, the ground's capacity, were sold.

ROLAND HOLDER was unbeaten with 140 out of the West Indies Board President's XI total of 276 for 4 when rain ended the second day's play in their match against Pakistan in Georgetown, Guyana. Holder shared a third- wicket partnership of 163 with his captain, Keith Arthurton, who made 74.

TOUR MATCH (Georgetown, Guyana; second day of three): Pakistan 255 for 8 dec (Ramiz Raja 75, Inzamam-ul-Haq 84; S Chanderpaul 4-68); West Indies Board President's XI 276 for 4 (R I C Holder 140no, K L Arthurton 74).

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