May 11th, 2006

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The BCCI Officials is not happy with comments of ICC

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with some comments made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) president and chief executive over the delayed bid made by the four Asian countries for the 2011 World Cup.

To make matter more complicated the BCCI Vice-President Inderjit Singh Bindra even sent a mail to the ICC President Ehsan Mani, expressing his disappointment over some comments made by him (Mani) in the Indian press over the compliance documents submitted by the Asian countries.

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Indian cricket selectors poised for longer terms

Indian cricket selectors are poised to get a three-year term without the need to be re-nominated annually by their respective five zones once the Constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is amended at its special general meeting on June 1.”They are all grouped under the constitutional amendment motions, including three-year term for office bearers and selectors, without need to be re-elected or re-nominated every year,” a top board source said.

“The other proposed amendment to come up for voting is incorporation of clause for earmarking of Rs 50 crore corpus for training and coaching of young and talented athletes representing Olympic sports,” source said.

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Players gross misconduct in Abu Dhabi uncovered

One can understand the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not being very keen on making an issue of the case of three members of the Pakistan A team being hauled up by the police for over-speeding in Abu Dhabi during the just concluded Eurasia Cup tournament, writes Waheed Khan.

But now ‘The News’ can reveal that not only Taufeeq Umar, Misbah-ul-Haq and wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider were involved in gross misconduct that led to them landing up in jail, but captain Hasan Raza had also accompanied them to Dubai.

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Warne has eye on 2009 Ashes

Shane_warneShane Warne has said it is possible he could still be a Test match cricketer when Australia return to England for the 2009 Ashes series.

It was widely assumed that last year’s epic Ashes contest, where Warne took 40 wickets only to finish on the losing side, would be the legendary leg-spinner’s final Test campaign on English soil.

But Warne, back in England where he is captaining Hampshire in the County Championship in the run-up to the next Ashes series which starts in Australia later this year, said there was no reason to suppose he was on the verge of ending his Test career even though he recently re-iterated that he was retired from One-day Internationals (ODIs).

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A stadium in Guyana, made by India

Team India may be gearing up to open its West Indies campaign in Jamaica on May 18, but another Indian cricket story is nearing its final chapter a quick hop across the Caribbean Sea.

In five months, Guyana, the land of Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran and Clive Lloyd, will have a world-class cricket stadium ready to host a World Cup match next year with funds from the Indian government and built by Mumbai-based construction major Shapoorji Pallonji & Co ltd.

Probably the first such cricket venture of this nature, the 15,000-seater stadium is expected to be ready for action by October 31. And, the Guyanese government hopes that it will be inaugurated by Indian Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in November.

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2007 World Cup venues approved

The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the 12 venues staging matches for next year’s World Cup, the first in the Caribbean.

Don Lockerbie, the ICC’s Venue Development Director, said the nine host countries had prepared well for what the organisers believe will be the biggest sporting event ever staged in the region.

“All the venues are on stream and we are doing mighty fine. We are where we believe we should be at this time,’’ Lockerbie said on Tuesday at the Kensington Oval, the venue for the April 28 final.

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Injured Tendulkar seeks divine help

TendulkarIndia’s star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, afflicted by injuries and inconsistent form, has turned to Hindu religious rituals to help overcome the crisis. Priests traced the trouble to “sarpa dosha” or evil snake effects in the planetary alignments of the 33-year-old. To correct the evil, Tendulkar, draped in white silk, and his wife Anjali began two days of prayers at the Subramanya Temple Complex in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. “The master blaster’s loss of form and injury problems were traced to adverse planetary positions for which corrective rituals are taking place,” the daily said. Recovering from a shoulder surgery a year after being treated for a tennis elbow, he missed the recent One-day International (ODI) series at home against England and will also sit out of the five ODIs in the West Indies later this month. He was, however, confident of being fit for the four Test matches against the West Indies starting on June 2. “I hope to be back in the Indian team soon,” Tendulkar said after the temple visit. The recent dip in form — he averaged just over 20 in his last 11 Tests — and the spate of injuries raised fears Tendulkar’s career may be coming to an end. He was even jeered off the field in his home city of Mumbai in March after making one and 34 in the final Test against England which the tourists won to square the series 1-1. Tendulkar, who has scored a record 35 Test and 39 ODI centuries during a remarkable 16-year career, has a fanatical fan base in India and across the cricket world.

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Rahul Dravid eyes end to away series victory drought

DravidIndia’s Test tour of West Indies starting this week is an excellent opportunity to end their 20-year run without a major series victory outside the sub-continent, captain Rahul Dravid said on Monday.

“It is always a big challenge touring West Indies,” he told reporters. “It is a great opportunity for us to do well, try and correct the record of not winning outside the sub-continent for so long.”

The world’s third-ranked Test side last won a major series outside the Indian sub-continent in England in 1986. Their best efforts away from familiar spin-friendly pitches were 1-1 draws in England in 2002 and in Australia in 2003-04.

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Delhi set for a new cricket stadium

The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has proposed an international stadium in New Delhi for the 2011 Cricket World Cup that will be hosted jointly by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The new stadium, to be built on a 30-acre land allotted to the BCCI by the Delhi Development Authority at Maharani Bagh near Noida Bridge, would be owned by the BCCI.

ICC regulations requires that the stadium should be clean to hold World Cup matches, whereas Ferozshah Kotla, owned by the Delhi District Cricket Association, has corporate insignia all around the ground.

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