Azhar's appeal to be heard in April: Lawyer

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney: At least eight of cricket's 10 Test captains will meet next month in Melbourne to discuss the future of the sport amid concern about corruption and match-fixing. 'The Sydney Morning Herald' said Australian captain Steve Waugh, a veteran of 132 Tests, will be the most senior of the team leaders who will meet on February 12. The discussions will be chaired by the chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council, Australia's David Richards. ICC spokesman Mark Harrison said only England captain Nassar Hussain and India's Saurav Ganguly, who both face tough series shortly, appeared likely to miss the meeting. Ten top players from eight countries are accused of having accepted money from Indian bookmakers in the biggest scandal to hit the sport. under-19 New Zealand v South Africa match.

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