LITESPORT beoffshoreforsevenmonths. You weigh that up against an Andrew Symonds, who is going to earn a similar amount of money for six weeks work. I think more and more players are going to freelance over time when you look at the laughable situation of Flin- toff potentially being offered a 30,000 contract,butallof hisimagerightsand everything would be handed over. Meanwhile, Flintoffs agent has revealed the all-rounders desire to try bungeejumpingwasoneof thereasons behind his decision to turn down Eng- lands contract offer. He would not have been allowed to participate in dangerous sports, and there is a possibility he might do a TV series which would involve bungee jumping, said Andrew Chandler. London Lite Thursday, 17 September 2009 31 Inbrief Knock-out for boxing move LONDON 2012 organisers hopes of persuading boxing to move to Wembley have suffered a major blow after the British Olympic Association threw their support behind the sports refusal to switch venue. AIBA, the international boxing federation, want to stick to the original plan of using the ExCel Centre close to Olympic Park, saying travel times to Wembley would be excessive. Vans the man for champs Kent KENT have won the LV County Championship Division Two title after picking up a fifth bonus point against Leicestershire. Rob Keys team reached 250 in their first innings this morning and that gave them a second batting bonus point, to add to the three bowling points they picked up yesterday. Martin van Jaarsveld, closing in on a century, picked up the single to take his side to their goal. Tresco inherits captaincy role FORMER England batsman Marcus Trescothick has been named as Somerset captain, replacing Justin Langer. Veteran Australian Langer announced earlier this week he would not be returning to Taunton next summer, leaving 33-year-old Trescothick to take the reins. Being made captain is a huge honour for me, particularly as I am Keynsham-born and have been associated with the club since my school days, said Trescothick. Rokocoko hits back at critics ALL BLACKS wing Joe Rokocoko claims he is taking most of the blame for last weekends Tri- Nations defeat against World Cup holders South Africa. The Fijian-born New Zealander takes on Australia on Saturday insisting: It feels like Ive been the sole one responsible for losing the Tri-Nations. Im working my a**e off. Im not standing on the wing. Im trying to get involved as much as I can. Quins duo in England squad HARLEQUINS pair Tony Clubb and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook were both included when England coach Tony Smith announced the first batch of players for his Four Nations rugby league train-on squad. Meanwhile Harlequins have signed Bradford prop forward Matt James. The 22-year-old Welsh international, who has a two-year deal, has spent most of this season on loan to Halifax. Lemi sorry he went one step further than Adebayor DAVID LEMI has apologised for doing an Adebayor after Wasps Guinness Premiership victory at Bath last Saturday. The Samoa wing scored a try against his old club in Wasps 17-15 win, but unlike Manchester Citys former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor on the same day, he didnt then rush to the rival fans to celebrate. Instead, he waited until the final whistle and then gave his former team-mates both barrels, as our picture shows. Lemi, who is now sidelined for up to six weeks because of a wrist injury (apparently not linked to his gestures), said: The game was extremely tense and very emotional for me personally. It was not my intention to offend or upset anyone in the ground, and I would like to apologise for my actions. The game was very tight and passionate, and I lost myself in that moment. Meanwhile the Harlequins doctor who allegedly cut Tom Williams mouth in the Bloodgate row has been suspended by the General Medical Council. According to Williams, Wendy Chapman, an accident and emergency consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, used a scalpel to cut him -- at his insistence -- after he had used a blood capsule to fake an injury in the Heineken Cup last season. The GMC confirmed: Dr Chapman has been suspended but no charges have been made. TomorrowSalevBath(7.45pm) SaturdayGloucestervNorthampton(3pm), HarlequinsvSaracens(3pm),Leicesterv Newcastle(5.35pm,SkySports1) SundayLeedsCarnegievLondonIrish(3pm), WaspsvWorcester(3pm) WEEKEND FIXTURESBY NEAL COLLINS TURNCOAT FREDAussie Clark fears Flintoffs decision to go freelance has sparked the irreversible decline of Test cricket Take that: David Lemi gestures to his old team STUART CLARK has accused Andrew Flintoff of ignoring over a century of tradition and stabbing Test cricket in the back. Flintoff turned down the offer of a 30,000 incremental contract from the England and Wales Cricket Board ear- lier this week, in favour of chasing far more lucrative deals to play in soulless Twenty20competitionsinSouthAfrica, Australia and India. ClarkfearsFlintoff (below),whocited his creaking body as the reason behind his decision to retire from the five-day game,hassetadangerousprecedentby offering his services to the highest bidder. The 33-year-old Clark has observed some of his young New South Wales team- mates becoming dis- tracted by the prize money on offer at next months Champions League Twenty20 in India, where the winning team pockets $2.5 m. What scares me the most is where does it leave the game if people just go chasing large sums of money for a bit of hit-and-giggle, he said. I think we as players all owe it to Test cricket to try and keep it afloat. Iknowtheadministrationisworking hard at it, but I personally hold grave fears for where the game is heading. Butwhiletournamentslikethe Champions League are verylucrative,Idperson- ally like to think at this stage the players at New South Wales would prefer to play for Australia. Clarks concerns are shared by Aussie agent Neil Maxwell, who believes Flintoffs decisiontosellhiscrick- eting soul will open the floodgates and its only a matterof timebeforeotherhigh- profile players follow suit. He said: Its going to be the dollar or the baggy green, and I think the dollar is going to win hands down. There are Australian cricketers who are going to BY JAMES GOLDMAN Its high time an Englishman grabbed a ton says Morgan EOIN MORGAN heads into todays sixth one-day international against Australia at Trent Bridge admitting: We need a centurion. Middlesex batsman Morgan, 23, doubled Englands tally of sixes in the seven- match series when he hit three in a flowing half-century as England slumped to 0-5 at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. 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