Saturday, 28 November 2020

Tag Archives: ICC Cricket World Cup

Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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Earl Eddings says T20 World Cup is unlikely in 2020

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings described the staging of the Twenty20 World Cup this year as “unlikely” on the same day as he confirmed the head of the organising committee for the 2020 tournament would be taking over as interim chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. Nick ...

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Fight against coronavirus is mother of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India’s head cricket coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday described the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the “mother of all world cups”. The coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed over 350 lives and infected more than 11,000 people in India, forcing the government to extend a 21-day ...

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Nasser Hussain: You cannot write off Pakistan for this World Cup

LONDON-ICC: Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain has analysed Pakistan s chances for success in this summer s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and he s not ruling them out of a potential triumph. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 ODIs for England, described Pakistan as a mercurial outfit, ...

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Amir’s form a worry for Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has admitted spearhead Mohammad Amir’s form has been a worry, but he remains confident the left-armer has all the attributes to bounce back ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The event will run from 30 May to 14 July in England and Wales, ...

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In-form Ross Taylor puts ‘big focus’ on World Cup

NELSON: Mammoth totals for the team, an excellent run of scores for himself – all of this is just helping New Zealand pick up speed as they head towards the World Cup, according to Ross Taylor. Batting first in both matches in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand set Sri Lanka targets ...

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Hafeez dismisses South Africa’s fear behind Test retirement

LAHORE: Pakistan’s senior cricket all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, has said that he is satisfied with the timing of his retirement from Test cricket, as he wants to concentrate on limited-overs cricket especially on the upcoming 50-overs World Cup. “I want to completely focus on the limited over cricket, especially for the ...

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Gayle foresees sixes at 2019 World Cup

JAMAICA: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is confident he will still be hitting sixes at the World Cup next year and insists his explosive style has changed the one-day game. Gayle is a well known one-day mercenary appearing in T20 events around the world. He hit 142 runs in a ...

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Andre Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad

BARBADOS: Andre Russell is set to turn out for the Windies in a one-day international for the first time since November 2015. The big-hitting all-rounder has been named on the 13-member squad to take on Bangladesh in three ODIs at home. Russell made his international comeback in the Windies v ...

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