Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 28th 2015 Contents A54
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, August 28, 2015
EA LEADING SUPERMARKET CHAIN
IS NOW HIRING FOR ITS ARIMA &
BOTH TEMPORARY & PERMANENT STAFF
FOR THE UP-COMING SEASON.
Promotion from within
Qualified applicants please call to set up an
interview. 342-9483 or 327-6025
Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
Banned Pakistan trio Salman Butt,
Mohammad Asif and Mohammad
Amir can begin their return to cricket
after the Pakistan Cricket Board
revealed a reintegration programme.
The players were banned for five
years apiece after Asif and Amir bowled
deliberate no-balls during the Lord's
Test against England in 2010 in a spot-
fixing plot also involving captain Butt.
There were additional suspended sen-
tences of five years for Butt and two
All three will be clear to return to
competitive cricket from September 2,
the International Cricket Council con-
firmed last week---but they will first
have to comply with the PCB's action
Amir has already begun playing
domestic cricket for Rawalpindi Rams
after being granted an early return by
the ICC in January.
Asif and Butt will now be able to
follow suit and will attend sessions
with a psychologist next month as part
of the action plan, which also involves
the trio preparing and delivering lectures
on behalf of the PCB vigilance and
They will be allowed to train at Pak-
istan's national cricket academy, initially
only when it is not in use by the nation-
al team until they complete "integration
sessions, in order to foster acceptability
for a probable future congenial envi-
ronment in the dressing room."
That clause of the action plan also
states: "The players should have an
apologetic attitude towards their fellow
players, selectors and other stakeholders
as a sign of sincere remorse."
Amir, 18 at the time of the offence,
is still only 23 and will hope to make
a fruitful return to the sport. Butt is
now 30 and Asif 32.
play two tests and three one-day
internationals on its tour to New
Zealand in February, sacrificing
an additional test to revive the
one-day international series for
the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
The tests will be played at
Wellington's Basin Reserve from
February 12 to 16 and at
Christchurch's Hagley Oval from
February 20 to 24.
A third test was planned but
New Zealand Cricket confirmed
Thursday that a three-match one-
day series will be played instead
---the first series for the Chapell-
Hadlee Trophy since 2010. The
matches will be played at Auck-
land on February 3, Wellington
on February 6 and Hamilton on
Australia and New Zealand will
meet in eight Chappell-Hadlee
series over the next seven years.
New Zealand will also host
tours by Sri Lanka in December
and Pakistan in January.
The Sri Lanka series will
include a Boxing Day one-day
international at Hagley Oval on
December 26, while Pakistan will
play a One-Day match at the
Basin Reserve on January 25---the
first ODI at the Wellington venue
in ten years.
One-day internationals in
Wellington have recently been
played at the larger Wellington
The Australian test at the Basin
Reserve will likely see New
Zealand captain Brendon McCul-
lum play a world-record 100th
consecutive test since debut,
unless injury intervenes.
In total, New Zealand will play
four tests, 11 ODIs and five T20
internationals during the domestic
COLOMBO---Sri Lanka has named
left-handed Upul Tharanga to
replace retired Kumar Sangakkara
in the third series-deciding Test
against India starting today.
Sangakkara quit international crick-
et after playing the first two games
of the series, which is level 1-1.
Captain Angelo Mathews said yes-
terday the management is still dis-
cussing other changes in the team,
including whether to hand hard hitter
Kusal Perera a Test debut in place of
Also, off-spin bowler Tharindu
Kaushal is doubtful for the game at
the Sinhalese Sports Club having
injured the thumb of his bowling hand
during the second Test.
In his absence, Dilruwan Perera will
take the second spinner's slot.
India's team director Ravi Shastri
said his team would go all out for a
series win after their comeback vic-
tory in the second Test.
India also has two replacements to
its lineup because of injuries to Murali
Vijay and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman
Saha. Karun Nair and Naman Ojha
take their places in the squad.
trio set to return
Salman Butt will attend sessions with
New Zealand, Australia revive
Sri Lanka: Dec 10-14, 1st Test,
Dunedin; Dec 18-22, 2nd Test,
Hamilton. Dec 26, first ODI,
Christchurch; Dec 28, second ODI,
Christchurch; Dec 31, third ODI,
Nelson; Jan 2, fourth ODI, Nelson;
Jan 5, fifth ODI, Mt Maunganui;
Jan 7, first T20 international, Mt
Maunganui; Jan 10, second T20,
Pakistan: Jan 15, first T20,
Auckland; Jan 17, second T20,
Hamilton; Jan 22, third T20,
Wellington; Jan 25, first ODI,
Wellington; Jan 28, second ODI,
Napier; Jan 31, third ODI, Auckland.
Australia: Feb 3, first ODI,
Auckland; Feb 6, second ODI,
Wellington; Feb 8, third ODI,
Hamilton; Feb 12-16, first Test,
Wellington; Feb 20-24, second
Sri Lanka: Angelo
Kaushal Silva, Dimuth
Mubarak, Kusal Perera,
India: Virat Kohli
(captain), Lokesh Rahul,
Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit
Sharma, Karun Nair,
Naman Ojha, Stuart
Binny, Harbhajan Singh,
Amit Mishra, Umesh
Yadav, Ishant Sharma,
Tharanga to replace Sangakkara
Links Archive August 27th 2015 August 29th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page