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Strauss Celebrates Victory and Praises Swann PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 December 2009

England captain Andrew Strauss described his team's crushing innings victory over South Africa on Wednesday as one of the best away wins he had experienced.

Off-spinner Graeme Swann and paceman Stuart Broad bowled South Africa out for 133 to complete an innings and 98-run win and give England a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

Healthy Beckham Will Be In My World Cup Squad: Capello PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Former captain David Beckham will be in England's 2010 World Cup squad providing he is fit and playing regularly, manager Fabio Capello said on Monday.

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder arrives in Italy later in the day for the start of a second loan spell at AC Milan after the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season.

Zahid Razzaq to Replace Durjoy as BCB Selector PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 December 2009

Former cricketer and match referee Zahid Razzaq looks set to replace Naimur Rahman Durjoy on the Bangladesh Cricket Board selection committee.

His name was tabled at a BCB meeting, the cricket board's media wing chief Zalal Yunus told reporters on Saturday.

Gambhir and Kohli Secure India Series Victory PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 December 2009

Gautam Gambhir cracked his seventh one-day century and Virat Kohli recorded his first to guide India to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-dayer on Thursday. India secured a 3-1 series victory with a game to spare.

Gambhir lashed a career-best 150 not out and Kohli, recalled in place of the injured Yuvraj Singh, scored 107. The third-wicket pair put on 224 as India chased down an imposing 316 for victory with 11 deliveries to spare in the day-night game.

BCB picks ex-rebels for tri-nation series PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 December 2009

Bangladesh Cricket Board has provisionally picked 'ex-rebels' Shahriar Nafees, Aftab Ahmed and Alok Kapali, banned last year from representing their country after joining the lucrative but unauthorised Indian Cricket League, for an upcoming tri-nation series.

It marks BCB's first selection of the top players, along with wicketkeeper Dhiman Ghosh, since the ban was lifted following their departure from the rebel ICL.

Steyn Doubtful For Final One-Dayer PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 December 2009

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn could miss the fifth and final one-dayer against England on Friday due to a hamstring injury.

Steyn was hurt in the third match and sat out the fourth game which England won by seven wickets to take a 2-1 series lead. The opening game was washed out by rain.

Iraq appealing 'expected' FIFA ban PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 November 2009

Iraqi authorities were not surprised soccer's world governing body decided to suspend the country from international competition and already have lawyers working on an appeal, officials said.

FIFA banned the Asian champions on Friday after the country's Olympic Committee disbanded the governing board of the Iraqi Football Association, the culmination of a feud over control of the sport that has lasted for at least a year.

Iraq Expected FIFA Ban, Planning Appeal PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 November 2009

Iraqi sports authorities were not surprised football's world governing body decided to suspend the country from international competition and already have lawyers working on an appeal, an official said.

FIFA banned the Asian champions on Friday after the country's Olympic Committee disbanded the governing board of the Iraqi Football Association, the culmination of a feud over control of the sport that has lasted for at least a year.

Teams qualified for 2010 World Cup PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Final list of teams qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after Wednesday's playoffs in Europe, Africa and South America.




Shakib to play county cricket PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has signed a contract to play for English county club Worcestershire in 2010, it was announced on Wednesday.

Shakib is the first Bangladesh player to be signed by a county. The Bangladesh captain will join the team in 2010 following the conclusion of the tour of England, subject to completion of visa arrangements.

IPL to introduce 2 new teams and pink balls from 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Two new teams, four fielding substitutes instead of the lone 12th man, pink balls in practice matches and abolishing the Icon player status are some of the innovations which the Indian Premier League would embrace from its 2011 edition, reports PTI.

From next year onwards, IPL would also be played under the supervision of the ICC anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU), while players who skip the tournament despite not having any national assignment might have their contracts terminated, organisers of the event said in a statement.

Ashes win only the starting point - Strauss PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

England have arrived in South Africa for their two-and-a-half month tour with captain Andrew Strauss determined to build on his team's 2-1 victory in the Ashes during the summer, reports Cricinfo.

Strauss is especially keen for his team to stake its claim to the No 1 Test ranking, an honour that currently belongs to South Africa.

Tigers take 2-1 lead PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 November 2009

Tamim Iqbal scored a scintillating half-century as Bangladesh posted a four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the third one-day international at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.

The Bangladesh opener hit 80 off 72 balls as hosts reached 198-6 in 40.4 overs to go 2-1 ahead in the five-match series.

Too much cricket is creating spectators fatigue: Gilchrist PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Excessive cricket is not only a concern for players' burnout but is also creating spectators' fatigue, warned former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, reports PTI.

He said the cricket administrators need to strike a right balance to keep the players as well as fans involved with the game.

Moles backed by New Zealand officials in coaching role PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 October 2009

New Zealand Cricket officials have taken the unusual step of reaffirming Andy Moles' position as national coach after local media reported his position was in jeopardy.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan responded to newspaper reports by releasing a statement on Thursday confirming Moles remained in charge of the team and was preparing them for their upcoming series against Pakistan.

PCB reject Younus resignation, offer job until 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 October 2009

The Pakistan Cricket Board have rejected captain Younus Khan's resignation and want him to lead the national team until the 2011 World Cup.

Younus tendered his resignation last week in protest at match-fixing allegations against the team. Sources close to Younus said he had told the board he would only withdraw his resignation if certain conditions were accepted, while the player himself said he had not closed the door on the captaincy.

Messi admits he wasn't at his best for Argentina PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 October 2009

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has acknowledged he was not at his best for Diego Maradona's side in their World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay.

"I know that things did not go as well for me as I would have wished," Messi told reporters on his arrival back in Barcelona on Thursday after Argentina reached the 2010 finals.

Maradona slams press after win PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 October 2009

Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina's press after his side beat Uruguay 1-0 to qualify for next summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Huracan midfielder Mario Bolatti, winning just his third cap, fired home with six minutes remaining after the home defence failed to deal with Juan Sebastian Veron's drilled effort from a free-kick.

Palermo Goal Puts Argentina Into World Cup Spot PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 October 2009

Substitute Martin Palermo struck two minutes into stoppage time to give Argentina a 2-1 victory over Peru in a dramatic finale to their World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The victory keeps alive Argentina's hopes of qualifying for the 2010 finals as they climbed into fourth place in the South American group before their last qualifier away to Uruguay on Wednesday. The top four go through to South Africa.

My past will have no impact on CL T20 show: Symonds PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2009

Insisting that his troubled days are a thing of past, mercurial Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds on Tuesday said he is looking for a fresh start in the Champions League Twenty20 scheduled from Oct 8, reports PTI.

Symonds is a crucial player for Indian Premier League champions Deccan Chargers, who will open their campaign against Somerset on Oct 10.

Watson Cracks Another Century As Australia Retain Title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 October 2009

Shane Watson struck another commanding century to lead holders Australia to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the Champions Trophy final on Monday. Australia restricted New Zealand to 200 for nine before reaching 206 for four in 45.2 overs.

It was not all plain sailing for Australia, however, as New Zealand fast bowlers Kyle Mills and Shane Bond claimed a wicket each in the first three overs to leave the defending champions reeling on six for two.

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