Wednesday, December 10, 2008

South Africa in Australia

South Africa in Australia

South Africa in Australia
Dec 17-21First TestPerth08:00 IST
Dec 26-30Second TestMelbourne05:30 IST


Jan 03-07Third TestSydney05:30 IST
Jan 11First Twenty20 International (D/N)Melbourne14:05 IST
Jan 13Second Twenty20 International (D/N)Brisbane16:05 IST
Jan 16First ODI (D/N)Melbourne08:45 IST
Jan 18Second ODIHobart04:30 IST
Jan 23Third ODI (D/N)Sydney08:45 IST
Jan 26Fourth ODI (D/N)Adelaide08:45 IST
Jan 30Fifth ODI (D/N)Perth10:00 IST
South Africa in Australia

India in Pakistan

India in Pakistan

India in Pakistan
Jan 13-17First TestKarachi10:30 IST
Jan 21-25Second TestRawalpindi10:30 IST
Jan 29-Feb 02Third TestLahore10:30 IST
Feb 06First ODI Faisalabad10:00 IST
Feb 08Second ODILahore10:00 IST
Feb 11Third ODI Rawalpindi10:00 IST
Feb 14Fourth ODI Multan10:00 IST
Feb 17Fifth ODI Karachi10:00 IST
Feb 19Only Twenty20 International (D/N)Karachi18:30 IST
India in Pakistan

England in West Indies

England in West Indies

England in West Indies
Feb 04-08First TestKingston20:30 IST
Feb 13-17Second TestNorth Sound19:30 IST
Feb 26-Mar 02Third TestBridgetown19:30 IST
Mar 06-Mar 10Fourth TestPort-of-Spain19:30 IST
Mar 15Only Twenty20 International (D/N)Port-of-Spain21:30 IST
Mar 20First ODI Providence19:00 IST
Mar 22Second ODIProvidence19:00 IST
Mar 27Third ODI Bridgetown19:00 IST
Mar 29Fourth ODI Bridgetown19:00 IST
Apr 03Fifth ODI (D/N)Gros Islet00:00 IST
Australia in South Africa

England in West Indies

Australia in South AfricaTest dates

Australia in South AfricaTest dates

Australia in South Africa
Feb 26-Mar 02First TestJohannesburg14:00 IST
Mar 06-10Second TestDurban14:00 IST
Mar 19-23Third TestCape Town14:00 IST
Mar 27First Twenty20 International (D/N)Johannesburg21:30 IST
Mar 29Second Twenty20 International (D/N)Centurion21:30 IST
Apr 03First ODI (D/N)Durban18:00 IST
Apr 05Second ODICenturion13:30 IST
Apr 09Third ODI (D/N)Cape Town18:00 IST
Apr 13Fourth ODI Port Elizabeth13:30 IST
Apr 17Fifth ODI (D/N)Johannesburg18:00 IST
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Australia in South Africa

west indies cricket tour of newzealand

west indies cricket tour of Newzealand

Daniel Flynn was making serene progress towards a maiden Test century as NewZealand reached 180 for three at tea on day one of the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin.

Debutant opener Tim McIntosh certainly found out why it takes a lot of character to make the step up to Test match cricket. After 45 minutes and 38 deliveries he was still to score his first run in Test cricket. The West Indies bowled with admirable control with Daren Powell claiming the first wicket of the match while McIntosh continued to survive his torture by fast bowler.

Despite displaying a huge amount of patience, he eventually chased a wide one and was lucky to see the ball fly through the fingers of gully to the boundary for four.

After Jamie How was caught by Shivnarine Chanderpaul off of Powell, McIntosh and Flynn put on 87 runs for the second wicket, surviving until after lunch when McIntosh was caught by Lionel Baker off of Chris Gayle for 34.

His innings lasted 110 deliveries and he eventually found his feet to hit five fours.

West Indies struck again soon afterwards to remove the dangerous Ross Taylor for 15 when he was caught by Xavier Marshall for Gayle's second wicket.

However, they could do little about Flynn, who cruised past his previous Test-best score of 49 on his way to a maiden half-century as he relished his promotion to number three in the batting order, reaching tea on 92 not out from 183 balls with 12 fours.

Jesse Ryder was alongside him on 22 from 47 deliveries.

Australian-born Brendan Nash became the first white player to play for the West Indies in Tests for over 35 years. Baker also makes his debut for the tourists.

NewZealand all-rounder Jacob Oram failed a late fitness test and was replaced by Kyle Mills.

New Zealand: Jamie How, Todd McIntosh, Daniel Flynn, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori (captain), James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Mark Gillespie, Iain O'Brien

West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), Sewnarine Chattergoon, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Xavier Marshall, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Denesh Ramdin, Lionel Baker, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Daren Powell

Monday, December 8, 2008

India vs England - 200 wickets for Harbhajan Singh

India vs England - Harbhajan Singh

India is leading the series by 3-0 against England. In 3 match played today at Green Park stadium Kanpur India was declared winner by 16 runs under duckworth luis system as bad light forced the game to close few overs earlier.

Harbhajan Singh who was declared man of tha match for his 3 for 31 in 10 overs became the sixth Indian to claim 200 wickets in one day matches. Harbhajan Singh is in the elite group of Indian bowlers other five are: Anil Kumble (337 from 271 matches), Javgal Srinath (315 from 229), Ajit Agarkar (288 from 191), Kapil Dev (253 from 225) and Zaheer Khan (214 from 152).

The feisty off-spinner had also become the third Indian -- behind Anil Kumble (619 from 132 Tests) and Kapil Dev (434 from 131 Tests) -- and 22nd cricketer in the world to claim 300 wickets in Test cricket during the final Test of the four-match series against Australia in Nagpur this month.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cricket News - Pakistan will welcome Indian Cricket team

Federal Sports Minister Pir Aftab Shah Jilani said on Monday that Pakistan will welcome India if they opted to come here for a much-awaited cricket series scheduled for January-February 2009.

Jilani told reporters that Pakistan will show "sportsman spirit" by hosting India in a friendly environment and urged the Indian government to clear the eagerly-awaited tour of India"s cricketers.

"We don"t believe in mixing sports and politics," said Jilani, a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). "There may be tensions between the governments but sports shouldn"t suffer. The cricket series (against India) should go on and I want assure India that if decided to send its team to Pakistan, we will host it in a befitting manner," he added.

India are scheduled to tour Pakistan from January 4 to play three Tests, five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 International. But the series is in doubt because of the strained relations between Pakistan and India in the wake of the Mumbai killings.

Media reports coming from India suggest that the Indian government has decided against clearing its cricket team"s visit to Pakistan.

Indian cricket board (BCCI), however, has rejected such reports saying that a final decision on the fate of the Pakistan tour is yet to be taken by the government. Jilani, who took over as Sports Minister last month, is planning to begin a campaign to lift Pakistan sports.

He will be meeting the country"s sports legends in the coming days in a bid to devise a comprehensive strategy to boost national sports. Jilani said that he will also be meeting top officials of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and other sports bodies to find out the reasons behind Pakistan"s embarrassing slump at the international arena

Monday, December 1, 2008

Lorgat offers support to BCCI after terrorist attacks

ICC Media Release:

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat offers condolences to people of Mumbai; “Events have shocked the whole world”

Pledges support to BCCI and ECB, hopes England Test tour can proceed if safety and security allows; Will ask Full Member Chief Executives how best to come together to address safety and security issues; “Cricket binds all ICC Members; we must ensure those ties remain strong”

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat today offered condolences to the people of Mumbai and those caught up in the terror attacks on the city, on behalf of world cricket’s governing body.

And Mr Lorgat pledged to provide whatever assistance might be required by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“On behalf of the ICC I would like to offer the condolences and sympathy of the entire cricket world to Mumbai and to India in the wake of the terrible events of the last few days,” he said.

“We can be grateful that members of the cricketing fraternity who were in Mumbai when the terrorists struck have all been accounted for but what has happened goes beyond individuals. Many innocent lives have been lost and it has shocked the whole world.

“Sadly, terrorism appears increasingly to be a fact of life that we must endure. What we as a cricket family must do is to try, wherever possible, to rise above it and show that those who wish to perpetrate evil cannot win.

“If safety and security allow then I would urge the England Test tour of India to go ahead and if it does so then representatives of the ICC will be there to show solidarity with the competing teams.

“And if those Tests are played I would also urge supporters of the game to attend them as that will be the best way to send a message to those who seek to disrupt our way of life, that we will not be prevented from doing what we want or what we enjoy.

“I have today written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pledging whatever support the ICC can offer to help ensure that, if appropriate, cricket goes ahead.

“I have also written to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with a similar offer of support and solidarity.

“The Chief Executives of the ICC’s 10 Full Members, as well as three Associate Member representatives, the ICC President, Vice President and I will be meeting in Cape Town next week in a scheduled Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting.

“At that meeting I intend to raise the question of how we can all come together to address the challenges that the issue of safety and security brings to our game.

“Cricket is a common thread that binds all ICC Members and we must seek to ensure those ties endure. By doing so we will ensure our strong sport will grow even stronger,” added Mr Lorgat.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cricket News India : Twenty20 Matches 2008-09

Schedule of Twenty20 Matches: Cricket 2008

• Indian Premier League (18-Aprl)
• ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier (2-Aug)
• Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 (14-Aug)
• South Africa in England (20-Aug)

Schedule of Twenty20 Matches: Cricket 2009

• South Africa in Australia (11-Jan)
• New Zealand in Australia (15-Feb)
• England in West Indies (15-Mar)
• Australia in British Isles (30-Aug)

Cricket News India : Twenty20 Matches 2008-09

Schedule of Twenty20 Matches: Cricket 2008

• Indian Premier League (18-Aprl)
• ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier (2-Aug)
• Canada Cup Four Nation Twenty20 (14-Aug)
• South Africa in England (20-Aug)

Schedule of Twenty20 Matches: Cricket 2009

• South Africa in Australia (11-Jan)
• New Zealand in Australia (15-Feb)
• England in West Indies (15-Mar)
• Australia in British Isles (30-Aug)

Cricket News India : Test Matches 2008-09

Schedule of Test Matches: Cricket 2008

• South Africa in England (10-July)
• India in Sri Lanka (23-July)
• New Zealand in Bangladesh (17-Oct)
• New Zealand in Australia (20-Nov)
• South Africa in Australia (12-Dec)

Schedule of Test Matches: Cricket 2009

• England in West Indies (4-Feb)
• Sri Lanka in England (7-May)
• Australia in British Isles (8-July)

Cricket News India : ODI Matches 2008-09

Schedule of ODI Matches: Cricket 2008

• European Championship Division One (28-July)
• England in Scotland (18-Aug)
• India in Sri Lanka (18-Aug)
• ICC Associates West Indies Tri-Series (2-July)
• South Africa in England (22-Aug)
• New Zealand in Pakistan (24-Aug)
• ICC Champions Trophy (11-Sep)
• New Zealand in Bangladesh (9-Oct)

Schedule of ODI Matches: Cricket 2009

• South Africa in Australia (16-Jan)
• New Zealand in Australia (1-Feb)
• England in West Indies (20- Mar)
• Sri Lanka in England (24-May)
• Australia in British Isles (28 –Aug)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Current Cricket Schedule - India Cricket news

West Indies – Australia (20 Jun 2008)
20-20 International, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Live cricket starts from: 06:00 PM

England - New Zealand (21 Jun 2008)
3rd One Day International, County Ground, Bristol
Live cricket starts from: 09:45 AM

Bangladesh - United Arab Emirates (24 Jun 2008)
1st Match Group A, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Day/Night)
Live cricket starts from: 10:00 AM

Pakistan - Hong Kong (24 Jun 2008)
2nd Match Group B, National Stadium, Karachi (Day/Night)
Live cricket starts from: 11:00 AM

West Indies – Australia (24 Jun 2008)
1st One Day International, Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent
Live cricket starts from: 01:30 PM

England - New Zealand (25 Jun 2008)
4th One Day International, Kennington Oval, London
Live cricket starts from: 09:45 AM

Sri Lanka – Bangladesh (25 Jun 2008)
3rd Match Group A, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Day/Night)
Live cricket starts from: 10:00 AM

Warnpura's saplashing century

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cricket News - IPL: Indian Premier League or Investment Premier League

After great pomp & show, the 44 day fiesta came to an end which was quite fabulous with the last ball end. The final saw a neck to neck contest between both the participating teams but the whole IPL saw a tremendous flow of money.

It is still very confusing that IPL stands for what? Cricket after IPL stands for what? Is it still a sport in the true sense or a business with the sport being superficial or mere window dressing? The very interesting thing is with the loosing team the franchise also is at loss but it recovers rather earn a surplus through other areas related to the game & of course the official betting is there to add up to the already hefty pockets.

Brief introduction of IPL Teams

Team - Bangalore Royal Challengers
Franchise - Vijay Mallya
Captain - Rahul Dravid
High Paid player - Rahul Dravid, annual salary US$1,035,000
Players - Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Nathan Bracken, Cameron White (Australia), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies), Misbah-ul Haq (Pakistan), Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Wasim Jaffer, Praveen Kumar, Sunil Joshi, B Akhil, Vinay Kumar, Devraj Patil, Bharat Chipli, KP Appanna, B Arun Kumar, Virat Kohli, Sreevats Goswami.
Total cost of Team - US$5,795,000

Team - Chennai Super Kings
Franchise - India Cements
Captain - Mahendra Singh Dhoni
High Paid player - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, $1.5m
Players - Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey (Australia), Stephen Fleming, Jacob Oram (New Zealand), Makhaya Ntini, Albie Morkel (South Africa), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Parthiv Patel, Joginder Sharma, Lakshmipathi Balaji, Napolean Einstein, Abhinav Mukund, Sudeep Tyagi, Rashwin, Viraj Kadbe, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, Anirudha Srikkanth, P Amarnath, S Sresh Kumar, Arun Karthik and Shadab Jakati (India).
Total cost of Team - $6,225,000

Team - Deccan Chargers
Franchise - Deccan Chronicle
Captain - VVS Laxman
High Paid player - Andrew Symonds, $1.35m
Players - Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds (Australia), Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa, Chamara Silva (Sri Lanka), Hershelle Gibbs (South Africa), Scott Styris (New Zealand), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), VVS Laxman, RP Singh, Rohit Sharma, Venugopala Rao, Pragyan Ojha, Halhadar Das, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Arjun Yadav, Paidikalva Vijay Kumar, Kalyan Krishna, Sarveesh Kumar, Sanjay Bangar (India).
Total cost of Team - $6,105,000

Team - Delhi Daredevils
Franchise - GMR Holdings
Captain - Virender Sehwag
High Paid player - Virender Sehwag, $833,750 (ICON PLAYER)
Players - Tillakaratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Glenn McGrath, Brett Geeves (Australia), Mohammad Asif, Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), AB de Villiers (South Africa),Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Rajat Bhatia, Mithun Manhas, Mayank Tehlan, Pradeep Sangwan, Yo Mahesh (India).
Total cost of Team - $6,372,500

Team - King's XI, Punjab
Franchise - Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia
Captain - Yuvraj Singh
High Paid player - Yuvraj Singh, $1,063,750 (ICON PLAYER)
Players - Simon Katich, Luke Pomersbach, Brett Lee, James Hopes, Shaun Marsh (Australia), Kyle Mills (New Zealand), Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies), Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Yuvraj Singh, Sree Santh, Piyush Chawla, Karan Goel, Uday Kaul, Tanmay Srivastava, Sahil Kukreja, Sunny Sohal, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Pankaj Dharmani, Nitin Saini, Wilkin Mota (India).
Total cost of Team - $6,503,750

Team - Kolkata Knight Riders
Franchise - Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla & Jai Mehta
Captain - Sourav Ganguly
High Paid player - Sourav Ganguly, $1,092,500 (ICON PLAYER)
Players - David Hussey, Ricky Ponting (Australia), Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan), Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Akash Chopra, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohan Banerjee, Yashpal Singh, Debabrata Das, Sourav Ganguly, Wriddhiman Saha, Brendon McCullum, Ajit Agarkar, Iqbal Abdulla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Ishant Sharma, Shoaib Akhtar, Murali Kartik, Umar Gul, Siddarth Kaul, Ranadeb Bose, Sourashish Lahiri (India).
Total cost of Team - $6,222,500

Team - Mumbai Indians
Franchise - Reliance Industries
Captain - Sachin Tendulkar
High Paid player - Sachin Tendulkar, $1,121,250 (ICON PLAYER)
Players - Loots Bosman, Ashwell Prince, Shaun Pollock (South Africa), Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Luke Ronchi, Dominic Thornely (Australia), Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Nayar, Ajeenkya Rahane, Ankeet Chauhan, Ashish Nehra, Dhaval Kulkarni, Gaurav Dhiman, Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, Musavir Khote, Pinal Shah, Rajesh Pawar, Robin Uthappa, Rohan Raje, Saurabh Tiwary, Sidharth Chitnis, Swapnil Singh, Vikrant Yelligeti, Yogesh Takawale (India).
Total cost of Team - $5,496,250

Team - Rajasthan Royals
Franchise - Emerging Media
Captain - Shane Warne
High Paid player - Mohammad Kaif, $675,000
Players - Graeme Smith, Morne Morkel, (South Africa), Justin Langer, Shane Watson, Shane Warne (Australia), Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan), Dimitri Mascarenhas (England), Mohammad Kaif, Anoop Revandkar, Taruwar Kohli, Niraj Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Siddharth Trivedi, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sumit Khatri, Munaf Patel, Pankaj Singh (India).
Total cost of Team - $3,610,000

Thursday, May 29, 2008

CRICKET: From ball pitching to news pitching

India Cricket News
The sports world in the modern day scenario is not merely based on the sports itself; it is equally based on the broadcastings & information dissemination as the globalised village formation needs to share each & every happenings going around.
All this is just not to share the information or create awareness but also to popularise the event with which the information is dealing.
The matter to be discussed here deals with cricket more specifically. Even when only a dozen of countries were involved with it, its popularity was competing with soccer’s.
This has happened due to the availability of cricket news all across the globe from ‘n’ number of media forms. Now if go deeper in this, we will find that even in cricket Asian cricket has challenged the popularity of Ashes (or the founder teams of cricket).

Let’s talk about particularly Indian cricket in Asia as it has been the country ahead from all the aspects. Now the most interesting thing to be noticed here is the growth of Cricket in India with the media & IT sector of the country. These aspects have grown hand in hand, thus yielding the great popularity of Indian Cricket leading to the popularity of Asian Cricket. Also this has contributed to the world cricket.
One more issue which crops up is the revenue growth of the BCCI; we will discuss it in the next article.
The development of It & It-enabled services in India flooded the internet world with websites on Cricket, giving us all the India cricket news with the world news of course. The most crucial factor has been the cricket latest news scorecard to generate the traffic towards the websites from the television media. This happened due to the development of communication industry (mobile phones supporting GPRS, etc.) & the very handy notebooks (laptops) with easily available data cards.
So, the cricket fans should thank the internet media developers for bringing in the cricket news with cricket latest news scorecard & the service providers should take care of the developments in the consumer demands on an on going basis.