Panesar in bid for Ashes call

Julian Harris
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ENGLAND’S selectors will reveal at lunchtime today if spinner Monty Panesar has won a reprieve from cricket’s hierarchy and a squad place for this winter’s Ashes series.

Panesar has worked his way back into contention having been fined by police after urinating on bouncers outside a Brighton nightclub last month.

Other hopefuls for the 17-man squad include fast bowlers such as Boyd Rankin, Chris Tremlett, Steven Finn, and Graham Onions, as well as batsman Nick Compton.