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.