Posts Tagged Twenty20

Pakistan players pitch for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | 1 Comment

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.

“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games.

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Sialkot to face Auckland, county in qualifiers

July 28, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Sialkot Stallions will take on Auckland Aces and an English domestic T20 side in the qualifying stage of the 2012 Champions League Twenty20.

The Pakistani Twenty20 winners will take on the New Zealand outfit on October 9 in Johannesburg followed by the county side on October 11.

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Gayle, Afridi sign with Sydney Thunder

July 24, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

The Sydney Thunder have secured two of the biggest names in Twenty20 cricket, with Chris Gayle set to return for the side this year, alongside the Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi.

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Dashing Mortaza stuns Ireland

July 22, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Just when Ireland thought they finally had the beating of Bangladesh, a savage batting assault by Mashrafe Mortaza ended their hopes and gave the visitors a 3-0 win in the series.

That margin was unfair to the Irish, who took two games to the very last ball.

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Twenty20 founder warns of overkill

February 5, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

morganStuart Robertson, the ECB marketing man who devised Twenty20, has warned that too much of the shortest version could result in overkill. Robertson, who was the brain behind Twenty20 cricket when the ECB was looking to boost revenue and attendances back in 2000, also urged organisers to limit the format to domestic tournaments.

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Yuvraj and Ojha fashion strong win

June 9, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

yuvrajIt took Yuvraj Singh 18 balls to undo 10 overs’ hard work by Bangladesh that had pulled India back after another solid start from Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma. It took Pragyan Ojha five balls to undo their eight overs of keeping pace with a stiff total and eventually India became the first side in this tournament to successfully defend.

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BCCI never asked for Champions League window – Modi

June 3, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

modiIPL chairman Lalit Modi has said the BCCI never asked the ICC to create a window for both the IPL and the Champions League. “We have never propagated that we should be part of the Future Tours Programme [FTP] for the IPL or the Champions League because I think there is a natural window for these two events,” he said in London. “We never asked for one and we are never going to ask for one.”

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Taylor and Vettori star in New Zealand win

June 3, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

ryderNew Zealand’s unbeaten record against India in Twenty20s continued today by beating the world champions by nine runs in their warm-up outing at Lord’s. Several New Zealand batsmen chipped in with aggressive contributions to post an imposing total which their bowlers, led by the reliable Daniel Vettori, defended tenaciously against a powerful Indian batting line-up.

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Flintoff ruled out of World Twenty20

May 28, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

flintoffYorkshire’s legspinner Adil Rashid has been called into England’s ICC World Twenty20 squad as a replacement for Andrew Flintoff, after the England management conceded that Flintoff would not be fit following his recent bout of knee surgery.

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Handling Twenty20 domination needs new mindset – Majola

May 27, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

MajolaWorld cricket administrators must be prepared for change in the near future where they are likely to have to strike a balance between five high-profile Twenty20 tournaments every year and traditional formats like Tests and ODIs, Gerald Majola, chief executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA), has said.

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