Source AP ©

Anil Kumble appointed as new test captain in India

Spin bowler Anil Kumble will help India in the test series against Pakistan.

Board of Control for Cricket in India's joint secretary, Mohinder Pandove said the selectors decided to appoint Kumble as the new test captain, filling the vacancy caused by Rahul Dravid's resignation two months ago.

Leg-spinner Kumble, 37, is the most-successful bowler in India's test cricket history, having claimed 566 wickets in 118 tests.

Kumble has also snared 337 wickets in 271 limited-overs internationals, but retired from the one-dayers in the wake of India's unceremonious first-round exit from the World Cup this year.

Kumble's appointment comes after former skipper Sachin Tendulkar turned down the invitation to lead India in test matches.

Russia's Ministry for Foreign Affairs is seriously concerned about the state of health of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Sergei Skrypal's niece, Victoria Skripal, said that her uncle had already died.

UK wants Sergei Skripal dead

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

Putin informed about arrest of US investor Michael Calvey