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New Delhi: The BCCI’s disciplinary committee probing charges of alleged financial irregularities against suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is likely to meet on December 15 to examine more witnesses. Official sources said the meeting, which was put on hold after being challenged in the Supreme Court that it did not have jurisdiction, will resume hearing after the go-ahead given by the BCCI this month.
SL-Windies Test ends in draw
Kandy: The third and final Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies ended in a draw with no play possible on the final day on Sunday because of rain. The three-match series was drawn 0-0 after the first Test at Galle and second at Colombo both ended in stalemate.
Brief scores: West Indies 303/8 (Devon Smith 55, Darren Bravo 68, S hivnarine Chanderpaul 54, Brendon Nash 67, Rangana Herath 4/54) v Sri Lanka.
Murali rested, Herath in
Colombo: Muttiah Muralitharan has been rested from the Sri Lankan side for the first two one-dayers of the upcoming five-match series against the West Indies. Rangana Herath, who impressed in the Test series, has been drafted in for the games at the new stadium in Hambantota. Dinesh Chandimal and Dammika Prasad, part of the squad for the successful one-day series in Australia, have also been left out with Thilan Samaraweera taking the batting spot vacated by Chandimal and Ajantha Mendis included as an extra spinner.
Oram mulls retirement
Auckland: New Zealand allrounder Jacob Oram has said that the hope of participating in the 2011 World Cup is motivating him to continue his injury-ridden career but failure to make the squad for the tournament could prompt him to retire. “I remember talking to Shane Bond prior to his retirement, when he had that abdominal strain, and he told me that, for him, that was one injury too many,” Oram told the Sunday Star Times. “I think I’m at that point and in that mindset right now.”
Mortaza wants more games
Dhaka: Bangladesh allrounder Mashrafe Mortaza has called for more match practice after criticism about his performance in the first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Mortaza is yet to take a wicket in the series. “True, it’s not ideal conditions for pace bowlers, but still we could not bowl on the right areas,” Mortaza said. — Agencies