Harmison gets the boot
A missing pair of boots have delayed Steve Harmison's participation in England's opening warm-up match in Sri Lanka.
Last Updated: 21/11/07 12:00pm
Steve Harmison's hopes of impressing in England's opening warm-up match in Sri Lanka have been held up by a missing pair of boots.
The Durham seamer was scheduled to take part on day two of the game against a President's XI in Colombo.
However, although the 29-year-old turned up from South Africa on Tuesday not all his kit has arrived with him.
Harmison's bowling boots are still in transit and although he has a spare pair, the insoles he uses are in the ones that are missing.
England's management team were in consultation with Colombo Airport officials in a bid to retrieve the missing bag as soon as possible.
Harmison had been in South Africa to play for the Highveld Lions in a bid to prove his fitness for the tour to Sri Lanka.
He picked up 13 wickets during those two games, prompting the ECB to confirm he would fly out to become the 16th member of England's touring party.