Posts Tagged World Cup

ICC decision unjust – Intikhab Alam

April 20, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

intikhabIntikhab Alam, the Pakistan coach, has said that the move to strip Pakistan of the rights to host the 2011 World Cup is “unjust” and a blow that, he said, would be hard to overcome.

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World Cup matches moved out of Pakistan

April 18, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan has been stripped of hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup because of the “uncertain security situation” in the country, the ICC said.

“It is a regrettable decision (but) our number one priority is to create certainty and…deliver a safe, secure and successful event,” ICC president David Morgan said in a statement.

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Pakistan braces for crucial ICC meeting

April 17, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

An embattled Pakistan board will be at the centre of crucial discussions during a two-day ICC board meeting, which starts on Friday. The governing body’s 10 full members will, among other issues, weigh Pakistan’s chances of co-hosting the 2011 World Cup after the Lahore attack and decide on the ICL’s request for recognition.

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Watson under fire as Scots face exit

April 17, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

watsonThe former Scotland bowler, Paul Hoffmann, has slated the performance of the Scots at the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa and called on current captain, Ryan Watson, to step down from the role, following a miserable run of form.

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Claire Taylor named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year

April 3, 2009 | Cricket | | No Comments

clairClaire Taylor the leading run-scorer in England’s recent victory in the Women’s World Cup, has made further history by being named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year. She is the first woman to receive the accolade since Wisden introduced its honours, 120 years ago, in 1889.

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England lift World Cup after late drama

March 25, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

englandEngland woke up on Sunday morning to find their women crowned world champions for the third time following a final in which they had the edge throughout against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday. As Jonny Wilkinson had kicked his rugby side to glory in 2003 in the same city, so England’s Nicky Shaw sealed success for her team to see them home, having taken a career-best 4 for 34.

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A tale of two comebacks

March 17, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

jamesAfter a breathtaking ODI series, if the two teams needed any motivation before the start of the Tests, it has arrived through reinforcements to the Test squad. One each in particular for the two sides. Men who lost years in their prime to injuries. Men who came back transformed: one with a changed bowling action, the other with a different role. They will both be looking to fulfil primarily the third pace bowler’s responsibility for their teams. For inspiration, look no further than L Balaji and James Franklin.

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Lorgat urges World Cup organisers to monitor Pakistan

February 20, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has asked the 2011 World Cup organising committee to consider shifting venues if the political climate in Pakistan worsens. Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are to co-host the World Cup in February-March 2011 but Lorgat said security concerns in Pakistan need to be monitored.

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2011 World Cup Preps

January 21, 2009 | General | | No Comments

Where the Mumbai attacks have put the Cricketing future in a very disparaging state in the South Asia it has also made it very difficult for the International Cricket Council to hold mega events in the region and it seems that in its effort to mire the image of Pakistan, India is trying hard to harm the cricket in the region.

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Windies board faces up to bleak future

December 19, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Amid the news that Allen Stanford’s love affair with cricket is cooling, one aspect has been largely overlooked. Without Stanford’s money and publicity, West Indies cricket faces an increasingly bleak future.

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