Posts Tagged Twenty20

Clarke reveals big-money offers

May 24, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

clarkeGiles Clarke, the ECB chairman, has revealed that there have been three offers to play England in one-off Twenty20 matches worth US$20million after the collapse of the Allen Stanford deal.

Read More

Modi hints at two IPL tournaments a year

May 23, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

lalitLalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, has hinted that the Twenty20 tournament could be held twice a year, once in India and a shorter one overseas.

“The IPL will be based in India, but the second season (of a year) we are planning gives us the chance to see if a market exists and we are seriously looking at what we can do with it,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

Read More

PCB consider Ireland and Scotland as hosts

May 22, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

groundVenues in Ireland and Scotland are in the running to host Pakistan’s international matches against Australia next year, as the expense of hosting a series in England becomes clearer to the Pakistan board.

Read More

Rajasthan and Middlesex to play charity game

May 15, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Rajasthan Royals and Middlesex, the IPL and English Twenty20 champions respectively, will face off for the British Asian Cup on July 6 at Lord’s in what will be the first of an annual charity series to be played between the Twenty20 champions of the two countries. From next year the fixture will be played as a best-of-three series.

Read More

Abdulla credits IPL for career boost

May 12, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

YusufOnly in the infant stages of his international career, South African left-arm fast bowler Yusuf Abdulla has praised the IPL as a great launch pad. Abdulla, who made his Twenty 20 debut against Australia earlier this year, was rewarded for his outstanding performances in the domestic tournament and for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL with a call-up for the World Twenty20 beginning on June 5 in England.

Read More

Delhi wallop Kolkata to go top

May 11, 2009 | Cricket | | No Comments

mishraThe reduced canvas of a Twenty20 game is supposed to shorten the gulf between sides but in Johannesburg there was no hiding the difference in quality between the two teams at opposite ends of the table. Another commanding performance from Delhi Daredevils helped them sweep past struggling Kolkata Knight Riders and regain their No.1 spot. After their bowlers, led by Ashish Nehra and Amit Mishra, had restricted Kolkata to a paltry total, the batsmen – led by AB de Villiers – kept the chase in hand and strolled to victory with seventeen balls to spare.

Read More

Injured Watson certain of quick recovery

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

watsonShane Watson has said he is not in doubt for next month’s World Twenty20 despite a groin injury ruling him out of the final two weeks of the IPL. Watson was one of three players Cricket Australia prevented from attending the tournament in South Africa on medical grounds and he arrived home with the limited-overs squad on Saturday.

Read More

Gul and Afridi demolish Australia

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

gulUmar Gul took a wicket first ball, Shahid Afridi took two in his first two balls, and Australia imploded bizarrely after a flying start from Shane Watson. From 42 for 0 in four overs Australia went to 73 for 5 and 108 all out, a target Pakistan chased down easily after an early wobble. Australia had fielded almost a second XI, and played like that.

Read More

IPL pull-out disappoints Australian players

May 8, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

watsonShane Watson, Nathan Bracken and James Hopes will not contest Cricket Australia’s move to stand them down from the IPL, despite being left disappointed and out of pocket by the decision. The trio had hoped to join Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab respectively from this weekend, only to be ruled out after undergoing medical examinations by Australian team doctor, Trefor James.

Read More

ICC keen to install IPL model in USA

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

BINDRAThe ICC has advised cricket officials in America to install an IPL model to capitalise on the Twenty20 boom and generate funds for the game’s grassroot development in the USA, IS Bindra, the ICC’s principal advisor, said. The ICC told United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) to set up such a league “as fast as they can” during a meeting in January that was attended by Bindra and Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive.

Read More

« Older Entries   Newer Entries »