P348 CEEFAX 348 Mon 25 Dec 23:50/14   1/2  CRICKET: SECOND TEST,  (Day 1) Melbourne  AUSTRALIA v SRI LANKA (5 days) News will appear here FULL CRICKET INDEX - SEE PAGE 340 Round-up SA v Eng TestTeams Headlines
P348 CEEFAX 348 Mon 25 Dec 23:51/11   2/2  CRICKET: SECOND TEST,  Melbourne  Sri Lanka have been cleared of all charges of ball tampering during the first Test against Australia in Perth earlier this month. The International Cricket Council expressed "sincere regrets" to Sri Lankan players and also criticised the two umpires involved. Peter Parker and Pakistan's Khizer Hayat told Sri Lanka's captain Arjuna Ranatunga at the time that his team had "clearly altered" the ball. Now the ICC says this was wrong. Ranatunga said it was "very good news" on the eve of the Second Test.  Round-up SA v Eng TestTeams Headlines