Sporting Digest: Cricket

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The Independent Online
KRIS SRIKKANTH, the Indian opener, has announced his retirement. Srikkanth, 33, appeared in 43 Tests and 145 one-day internationals since making his debut against England in the 1981-82 season. He scored 2,061 Test and 4,092 one- day runs. The right-hander, who last played for India in a disastrous World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand, said he was retiring so he could pay more attention to his engineering export business.

SOMERSET are considering selling their Taunton ground for commercial development. The club have been approached by a major company wanting to buy the County Ground site, which has been their base for more than 100 years.