Akhtar looking forward to duel with Sachin

Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has Akhtar looking forward to duel with Sachin lots of reasons to look forward to the upcoming World Cup, having missed the previous edition due to a doping ban, and one of them is the possibility of a duel with Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar.
“We all know he is a great player. Every bowler gets hit.

Nathan Hauritz faces shoulder surgery

Nathan Hauritz’s World CupIt's still unclear whether Nathan Hauritz will recover in time for the 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.

Don`t write off Pakistan in World Cup, warns Ramiz

KARACHI: Former captain and Don`t write off Pakistan in World Cup, warns Ramizexpert commentator Ramiz Raja on Thursday warned the competing teams and the critics of the game not to write off Pakistan in the forthcoming World Cup and said that the green shirts were still capable of springing a surprise despite not featuring among the favourites.

Ricky should give up captaincy: Nasir Hussain

Ricky Ponting should step down as captainMELBOURNE, 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.

I would have included Sree Santh in WC squad

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.

Pakistan court stays WC secretariat move

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.

PCB abstention weakens its case

IjazThe 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.

India forced Asia split on 2011 World Cup – Mani

EhsanEhsan 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.

PCB confrontation with ICC intensifies

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).

PCB issues legal notice to ICC for World Cup exclusion

ijazIn 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.”