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IPL side Mumbai Indians buy Jos Buttler for £385,000

England's Jos Buttler will play for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League after being bought for £385,000.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who has decided to play in the tournament after losing his Test spot to Jonny Bairstow, was the subject of a bidding war between Mumbai and the Kolkata Knight Riders in Saturday's auction.

The reigning champions stumped up the cash, meaning Buttler's first foray into the IPL will be based at the Wankhede Stadium.


Trevor Bayliss 'set to be appointed' new England coach

Trevor Bayliss has reportedly leapfrogged front-runner Jason Gillespie and is set to be appointed England's new coach if he accepts the offer.

Bayliss guided Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final. Credit: PA

The consensus has been that the England and Wales Cricket Board would recruit Yorkshire's county championship-winning coach - and former Australia fast bowler - Gillespie in time for this summer's Ashes.

But instead, according to a report on the Daily Telegraph website on Monday, new ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss has chosen another Australian.

The 52-year-old Bayliss is less well-known than his compatriot but has a fine coaching pedigree having led New South Wales to two Sheffield Shield titles, helped Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final and won the Indian Premier League with Kolkata Knight Riders.

He is also a former colleague of current England caretaker coach Paul Farbrace, when they were both with Sri Lanka.

There has been no comment as yet from the ECB.

Tendulkar pays tribute to cricketer who died after colliding with team-mate

Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to a "promising" Indian cricketer who has died after colliding with a team-mate while attempting to take a catch during a club match in Kolkata.

The Board of Control for Cricket In India confirmed on their official Twitter account that 20-year-old Ankit Keshri had passed away after suffering "a cardiac arrest following on-field injury".

According to reports, Keshri regained consciousness after the incident on Friday during a Cricket Association of Bengal senior one-day match, where he was only playing as a substitute fielder having been the 12th man, but died in hospital on Monday.

Former national team captain Tendulkar, the highest runscorer in Test and one-day international history, was among several India stars to offer their condolences at the news.

Tendulkar tweeted:


India sterilisation pills 'contained traces of rat poison'

Women who underwent the procedure. Credit: Reuters

Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women at a "sterilisation camp" in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, a senior official said.

Siddhartha Pardeshi, chief administrator for the Bilaspur district, told Reuters preliminary tests of the antibiotic ciprocin tablets were found to contain zinc phosphide.

Samples have now been sent to laboratories in Delhi and Kolkata to verify that they were contaminated.

"But, this is what we anticipate. Symptoms shown by the patients also conform with zinc phosphide (poisoning)," Mr Pardeshi said.

At least 15 women have now died but more possible victims arrived at hospitals on Thursday and Friday after complaining of vomiting, dizziness and swelling, hospitals officials said.

The state government has seized 200,000 tablets of Ciprocin 500 and over 4 million other tablets.

Police have arrested doctor Ramesh Mahawar, whose firm manufactured the drugs, and his son. The pair claim they are innocent and are victims of a set up.

Read more: India sterilisation survivor describes becoming ill after surgery

Pires 'beaten' by opposition coach in India

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has allegedly been punched by an opposing coach in the Indian Super League.

The Frenchman, currently playing for FC Goa, claims he was hit by Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas at half-time during a 2-1 loss.

Robert Pires is back in football after coming out of retirement. Credit: PA

"Both teams have written to the ISL and the incident has been referred to the regulatory commissioner," an ISL spokesperson told Reuters.

Cavin Lobo's scored twice for Kolkata to earn the points following Andre Santos' opener for FC Goa.

"The other thing that happened which is more serious is that one of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team," FC Goa coach Zico said after the match.

"Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful.

"I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pires will lie and say something that didn't happen."

West Indies abandon India tour

The West Indies have cancelled the remainder of their tour of India due to an ongoing dispute over player payments.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the news while the fourth of a scheduled five one-day internationals was ongoing in Dharamsala.

The fifth, in Kolkata on Monday, and the Twenty20 international and three Tests following have all been cancelled.

A BCCI statement read: "The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has informed the BCCI of its decision to cancel the rest of its ongoing tour to India because of a dispute with its players, and has advised the BCCI that its players will return home immediately."

Trouble had seemed imminent at the televised pre-match coin toss when Windies captain Dwayne Bravo, with his full team standing in the background, told broadcaster Ian Bishop: "Time to make a decision."

The team have been in dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) over sponsorship payments that would be reallocated to fund the wider professional game in the islands.

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