KINGSTON: Jamaica, Reuter: West Indies cricket Captain Viv Richards returns to the team for the second test against Pakistan starting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on April 14, the West Indies cricket board of control said on Thursday.

The selectors also included in a squad of 14 fast bowlers Malcolm. Marshall, who failed a fitness test on the eve of the first test which West Indies lost in Guyana on Wednesday.

Richards has not played cricket since the first of the five one-Day internationals against the Pakistanis on March 12. After which he underwent a surgical operation for an abscess. Gordon Greenidge led the team in his absence.

LONDON, Reuter: John Aldridge, who will never replace fan Rush in the eyes of the fans at An field, was the hero of the hour as Liverpool overcame Nottingham Forest to reach the football Association (FA) cup final on Saturday.

Aldridge, Liverpool’s Premier striker since rush joined Juventus this season, scored both goals as three times cup winners Liverpool reached the final for the eighth time

Liverpool’s opponents at Wimble on May 14 will be unfashionable Wimbledon, who came from a goal behind to beat Luton town 21 in the other semifinal at White Hart Lane, Tottenham.

Liverpool, chasing their second league and FA cup double in three years, exacted full revenge for last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by forest in the first division with a typically professional display at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground

Malaysia Tame Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR, Reuter: Host Malaysia turned on the power in the second half to tame Pakistan 4-0 on the first day of the ‘Asian Cup Soccer qualifying round on ‘Thursday.

Despite having territorial advantage, Malaysia missed several scoring chances in a scrappy first half.

Pakistan goalkeeper Malik Mateen, who kept out the Malaysians single handed in the first half, finally cracked in the 48th minute when he failed to stop Radhi Md Din’s attempt from 20 meters

In the 78th, skipper Zainal Abidin sprinted from midfield, beat two defenders and shot past the onrushing keeper for the second goal. He collected his second from the spot three minutes later.

Striker Dollah Salleh was brought down in the penalty box and scored the fourth goal from the corner kick in the 84th minute.


After being bowled out for 447 40 minutes after lunch, Pakistan picked up three quick wickets to reduce the West Indies under23S to 56 for three at tea on the second day of their four day cricket match on Sunday.

The young West Indies lost their first three batsmen in the first six overs. Sudesh Dhaniram was LBW to Zakir Khan first ball and was followed in the next over by Jamaican Delroy Morgan who was caught at first slip off Hafiz Shahid for nine.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 15, 1988