TCCB reprieves Malcolm

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The Test and County Cricket Board has decided to take no action against the Derbyshire and England fast bowler Devon Malcolm for the series of controversial newspaper articles which appeared towards the end of England's recent tour of South Africa in which Malcolm raised the issue of racism and also criticised the tour manager, Raymond Illingworth.

Malcolm, who returned home early after an unhappy couple of months, was in breach of his contract with the board in giving the interviews, but in a statement the TCCB said: "The Board accepts that Devon Malcolm's motive in giving the interviews was not financial. He has satisfied the Board that, after payment of all expenses, he has not profited financially from the interviews.

"The Board has decided not to take the matter further, in particular not to institute disciplinary proceedings... He remains eligible for selection for England in future. Devon Malcolm remains totally committed to playing for England."