Spinner Panesar dropped by Essex

CRICKET: England’s maverick spinner Monty Panesar was dropped for Essex’s County Championship game against Glamorgan yesterday for “breaching team rules for timekeeping”. He was replaced by Tom Craddock, who took one wicket as Glamorgan ended their first innings on 244 all out. Panesar has played 50 Tests for England, yet left Sussex last year after being fined by police for conduct outside a nightclub.