Nathan Hauritz’s World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread with it confirmed he would undergo surgery after dislocating his right shoulder at Hobart. He now faces a nervous few weeks before finding out whether he’ll make the global one-day tournament. However, there was better news for Shaun Tait who has been cleared of serious injury but Mitchell Johnson won’t be available for the third ODI against England at the SCG.
MELBOURNE, 21 Jan 2011: Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said Ricky Ponting can still make runs and regain his lost form like Sachin Tendulkar if he gives up Australia’s captaincy.
NEW DELHI, 20 Jan 2011: S Sreesanth and Rohit Sharma’s omissions from India’s 15-man squad for the forthcoming World Cup has left the legendary Wasim Akram surprised.
“Sree has been bowling quite well in recent times and has picked wickets in Test matches. He runs in, comes close to the wicket and has comeback with a much-improved attitude. I would have definitely included him in the World Cup squad,” said Akram.
A Pakistani court has issued a stay order, until June 2, on the relocation of the World Cup 2011 secretariat from Lahore to India. The World Cup Organising Committee had, on April 28, taken the decision on security grounds.
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to abstain from voting has left it on weak legal ground on the case of the ICC’s decision to move the World Cup matches outside Pakistan, according to legal advice received by the ICC.
Ehsan Mani, former ICC president, believes Pakistan was manoeuvred out of its hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup by a split within the Asian bloc, led by India, and an inert ICC approach to examine viable solutions. Pakistan, said Mani, was thus left with no choice but to begin legal proceedings against the decision.
Days after serving the ICC with a legal notice over its decision to remove Pakistan as 2011 World Cup co-hosts, the PCB has ratcheted up the stakes in its confrontation further, sending a letter to Michael Beloff, president of the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee, to refer the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
In the first official response to the ICC’s decision to exclude Pakistan from hosting the 2011 World Cup, the Pakistan board has issued a legal notice to cricket’s governing body, calling the decision to do so discriminatory and “legally flawed.”