3 Dec 2008

7am sports heads

6:45 am on 3 December 2008

The former England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Lord MacLaurin believes England should abandon the rest of their Indian tour, and it'll be sad if they return.

The team returned home after last week's terror attacks in Mumbai, and they're awaiting a security report before deciding whether to return to play their two scheduled test matches later this month.

Three of last year's teams in the National Basketball League have been given extensions until 5pm Friday to pay the initial $5,000 entry deposit for next year's competition.

Canterbury, Hawkes Bay and Otago failed to meet yesterday's deadline.

Waikato and Southland are the only two teams with maximum points going into the second day of the mens inter-provincial golf championships in Nelson.

The fancied Wellington team was upset yesterday 3-2 by Otago having had their bye in the first round.