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MohammedC
July 22, 2007, 12:06 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap">OD Gibson (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2007/content/current/player/51885.html)</TD><TD align=right>17.3</TD><TD align=right>--1</TD><TD align=right>--47</TD><TD align=right>--10</TD><TD align=right>--2.68</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Congrats to former WI fast bowler Ottis Gibson who took 10 wicket in an innings for Durham in county cricket match against Hampshire.

MohammedC
July 22, 2007, 12:15 PM
Ottis Gibson takes all ten wickets for Durham
Cricinfo staff
July 22, 2007
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Ottis Gibson, the Durham and former West Indies fast bowler, became the 79th bowler in first-class cricket to take all ten wickets today when he single handedly dismissed Hampshire for 115.
Gibson, 38, becomes the first player to manage the feat since Debasish Mohanty in 2000-01 (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2000-01/IND_LOCAL/DULEEP/SCORECARDS/EAST_SOUTH_DULEEP_25-28JAN2001.html), and first player in county cricket since Richard Johnson took 10 for 45 (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1994/ENG_LOCAL/CC/R10/DERBY_MIDDX_CC_30JUN-02JUL1994.html) for Middlesex in 1994.
On eight wickets today, he was made to wait, rather inevitably by the rain, before he had David Griffiths caught behind and then bowled James Bruce for a first-ball duck to claim figures of 10 for 47.
Gibson is enjoying a new lease of life since joining Durham in 2006 - his third county in what has been a nomadic career - and struck a magnificent 155 to keep his side in the top flight last season.
Full report to follow at stumps

One World
July 22, 2007, 04:14 PM
Gosh Mo, crossed me over this scintillating Ottis Gibson news, cool stuff from this phenomenal allrounder at this age. Look what I found!


Arnie and Ryan Sidebottom
Arnie Sidebottom was one of the last footballer-cricketers, playing with Manchester United among other clubs, and his one Test appearance came in 1985 when, by his own admission, he was "past his sell-by date". He was always prone to injury so it was somehow fitting that he limped out of that game. Ryan's debut in 2001 was uninspiring, and most believed he was destined to be the one-cap son of a one-cap father. But he honed his basics in county cricket, and when called up again six years later, he was a much more effective swing bowler.

English cricket has about six instances of such.

Puck
July 23, 2007, 11:31 AM
Sidebottom has to continue to perform at this level. Time is not on his side. I've seen him in several county matches and on his day he can be unplayable. When the sun shines, its a different ball game ;)

MohammedC
July 23, 2007, 08:05 PM
Good sign for Zimbabwe cricket

India A in Zimbabwe 2007
India's next generation arrives in Harare
Cricinfo staff
July 23, 2007
India A arrived in Harare mid-morning on Saturday with a strong squad ahead of their two four-day matches against Zimbabwe Select in Harare and Bulawayo. The squad is a blend of the finest young crop in India and some fringe national team players.
Mohammad Kaif, the batsman who represented India at the 2003 World Cup, captains the side. Also touring are allrounder Irfan Pathan, batsman Robin Uthappa and pace bowler VRV Singh. The last two have played for the national team with some success but have not yet cemented their places. In all, seven of the squad have played for India.


Source (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/story/303356.html)

MohammedC
July 23, 2007, 08:34 PM
Andrew Flintoff will make a low-key return to action for Lancashire Second XI at Blackpool today. The England all-rounder, who had a third operation on his left ankle on June 1, will play against Derbyshire purely as a batsman.
Flintoff has featured in a single County Championship game and three Friends Provident Trophy matches for Lancashire this season, suffering discomfort in the four-day game against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl in May. He took no part in the Test series against the West Indies but the England and Wales Cricket Board are now happy that he has made sufficient progress to be eased back into action.
No targets have been set beyond today's encounter although Flintoff has expressed his determination to return to the England squad for the one-day series against India, which begins at the Rose Bowl on Aug 21.
The Second XI match at Blackpool will be a gentle workout for Flintoff and the England medical team will not be able to judge his fitness seriously until he tests his ankle by bowling in a competitive environment, possibly on the Twenty20 Cup finals day at Edgbaston on Aug 4.


Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2007/07/24/scflin124.xml)

MohammedC
July 24, 2007, 06:27 PM
CRICKET Australia are standing firm on their commitment to tour Pakistan in March, despite Hockey Australia's dramatic decision to miss the Champions Trophy.
Hockey's national body has declined an invitation to play in the December tournament in Lahore - the year's major hockey event - because of security fears.

"It's our intention to fulfil our tour obligations," a CA spokesman said tonight.

"We will continue to monitor with the relevant security agencies both in Australia and overseas on the day-to-day developments in Pakistan."

Herald Sun (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22128904-2882,00.html)

MohammedC
July 24, 2007, 06:32 PM
Wright joins New Zealand in high-performance role
Bracewell reappointed for two years

John Bracewell has held on to his job as New Zealand's coach for two more seasons. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has also announced that John Wright will be given a high-performance role, although the exact nature of his position is still unclear.

cricinfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/newzealand/content/current/story/303387.html)

abdulrahee
July 24, 2007, 11:04 PM
return likely for inzimam

MohammedC
July 26, 2007, 09:49 PM
MARCUS Trescothick's international career appears to be over after he ruled himself out of England's winter program, including the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.
The 31-year-old Somerset opening batsman said he had still not recovered sufficiently from the stress-related illness that forced him to return from two tours last year.
Trescothick admitted: "It was a difficult decision. At first I thought I was just about getting there, but as things went on I knew I was not quite ready for it. Some people will make up their minds that this means it's all over for me as an England cricketer. I suppose that's inevitable. But that's not how I see it. I still believe strongly that I will play international cricket again."
Trescothick's withdrawal came only two weeks after he was included in England's provisional squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, to be played in South Africa in September.
Telegraph, London

Source (http://www.smh.com.au/news/cricket/stresscothick-pulls-plug-on-england-again/2007/07/26/1185339168241.html)
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abdulrahee
July 27, 2007, 01:51 AM
third training camp begun from friday here at national stadium karachi
paksitan A will play 12 practice T20 macthes against pakistan B

MohammedC
July 28, 2007, 11:45 AM
England in Sri Lanka, 2007-08
ECB assesses Sri Lanka security

Read More (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/england/content/current/story/304088.html)

MohammedC
July 28, 2007, 12:18 PM
Lord's to light up for historic match

http://www.lords.org/data/images/width150/media-centre-light-up-37211.jpg

Read More (http://www.lords.org/latest-news/news-archive/lords-to-light-up-for-historic-match,898,NS.html)

I dont see any point having light at lords. English summer is long and the sun does not set till 9 pm so whats the point

rah
July 28, 2007, 12:20 PM
Lord's to light up for historic match

http://www.lords.org/data/images/width150/media-centre-light-up-37211.jpg

Read More (http://www.lords.org/latest-news/news-archive/lords-to-light-up-for-historic-match,898,NS.html)

I dont see any point having light at lords. English summer is long and the sun does not set till 9 pm so whats the point

no in september night time falls at 6ish

MohammedC
July 28, 2007, 10:33 PM
Do you still look back at the mess you were involved in back in 1980-81 when you used bad language on air?
I'm always conscious of it because I know that if I make the mistake again, that might be it. I enjoy commentary, I enjoy the work. I don't know whether I've deliberately got it stuck away in the back of my mind or not but I'm always conscious of it. And it's interesting that when I had the mess-up, there were four words you weren't supposed to say on TV and I managed to get three of the four in one sentence.
I realised I had to stop swearing. Period. I actually did for six months - almost all swearing except a few "bloody"s. I ran into Garry Sobers not long after it happened and I said, "I've stopped swearing, Gary" and he said, "What? There's going to be lot of gaps in your conversations then." But I slipped back into bad habits, and now I'm still at it. But I know it will cost me my job if I'm not conscious of it. Maybe it's a good thing. It makes me a bit more disciplined.


Sounds like 80's commentary was more fun

Read more (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/303697.html)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:34 PM
flintoff makes cautious noises about playing one day cricket for england again.

MohammedC
July 30, 2007, 07:00 PM
HISTORY suggests Shane Warne has never been too fussy about who gets hold of his mobile phone number, but Australian fans will be surprised to learn of the leg-spinner's telephonic flirtations with the England Cricket Board.
England's chairman of selectors, David Graveney, admitted on Saturday he had sought advice from Warne, who leads county side Hampshire.
"We have swapped phone numbers and will stay in touch," Graveney told the England's Sunday Telegraph.


Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22154422-5001505,00.html)

This will make Australians really angry :D:D

MohammedC
July 31, 2007, 12:10 PM
Post World Cup report made public in magazine
Cricket South Africa responds to alcohol claims

Cricinfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/southafrica/content/current/story/304602.html)

MohammedC
August 1, 2007, 06:53 PM
Kent have secured the signature of Sri Lanka World Cup star Lasith Malinga on a short-term deal.
The 23-year-old paceman will join the county for three weeks as replacement for South Africa all-rounder Andrew Hall, who has international commitments.
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Good move by Kent

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=A1YourView&xml=/sport/2007/08/01/ucmalinga101.xml)

Puck
August 2, 2007, 07:55 PM
i hope the rains stay away from the county of kent and wherever they play for the remaining part of the summer. would love to see makinga in action.

MohammedC
August 4, 2007, 09:30 PM
Tim Boon interested in Indian coaching job (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/305529.html)

another name goes in to the hat

MohammedC
August 4, 2007, 09:37 PM
Kent take Twenty20 in thrilling final (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2007/content/current/story/305547.html)

I did not enjoy this years 20/20,lots of game was abandoned in group stage due to the weather.

Tintin
October 30, 2007, 05:31 AM
New South Wales v Queensland Shield match yesterday. Qld made 467 and NSW replied with 601 for 8 decl (Katich 306).

Queensland captain Jimmy Maher didn't like it that NSW did not declare early. So on the final day he refused to stop the match early even though it was certain to end in a draw.

Queensland declared late in the day, setting NSW a target of 265 in 8 overs, and Maher then forced NSW to bat the eight overs.

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/engine/current/match/298318.html

MohammedC
October 30, 2007, 05:43 AM
That was really stupid for an Aussie

MohammedC
November 2, 2007, 04:40 AM
Two-day board meeting concludes in Dubai
ICC seeks WICB inquiry into Samuels matter
Cricinfo staff
October 31, 2007
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The ICC has asked the West Indies board (WICB) to investigate the alleged bookie connections against allrounder Marlon Samuels, which were raised by the police on West Indies' tour of India in February 2007.
After receiving a report from its anti-corruption and security unit, the ICC asked the WICB to submit the results of its investigations by January 31, 2008. The ICC said that the report contained allegations that Samuels indulged in "inappropriate activity" and behaved in a manner that was "prejudicial to the interests of the game of cricket".
On February 7, the Nagpur police had charged Samuels (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/indvwi/content/story/279474.html) with sending team information to Mukesh Kochar, an alleged bookie, on the eve of the first one-dayer in Nagpur on January 21. At the time, Samuels defended himself and said he had known the man for many years and he was a family friend. The ICC allowed Samuels to take part in the World Cup and beyond, pending a final assessment.
Julian Hunte, the WICB president, told the Daily Nation that the board would have to look at the matter very closely, as it was a delicate issue. The WICB will submit its report to an official enquiry, comprising Code Of Conduct commission Michael Beloff, QC, and two other Code Of Conduct panel members not connected with West Indies cricket.
© Cricinfo


Its really sad to read this kind of news.This Bookies people wont give up on cricket

Tintin
November 6, 2007, 01:08 AM
Orlando, Florida : An argument between several Indian men during a cricket match in Orlando led to an on-the-field shooting that seriously injured one of the players, according to police.

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Officers said Singh apparently became involved in a fight and threatened Devan Bascom, 37, with a cricket bat. Police said Bascom then pulled a small semi-automatic gun and fired at Singh, hitting him at least once.




"The shooter was defending himself from an attack with a cricket bat which is simlar to a baseball bat but it's flat," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Spike Hopkins said. "For this man to bring a firearm to a sporting event is odd but then again, he has the right to do so. He has a concealed weapons permit and if, in fact, he was protecting himself, he was authorized by law to do so."


http://www.local6.com/news/14505886/detail.html

Nocturnal
November 6, 2007, 02:52 PM
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Taking cricket to the top
Afp, Kathmandu
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A group of 18 professional and amateur British cricketers are trying to set a world record for holding the world's highest match at the foot of Mount Everest.

"Three teams are planning to play six aside on the mountain, playing five overs each on the Gorak Shap glacier," Andrew Baud, spokesman for the Professional Cricketers Association, told AFP from London on Monday.

The glacier-turned-cricket ground is at an altitude of 5,184 metres (17,000 feet), and just below base camp on the southern approach to Everest, the world's highest peak.

"They are taking 40 spare balls up there I can imagine they will need them," Baud said.

"At normal altitude it would take about an hour, but it can get as low as minus 13 degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) so it may take around two," he said, adding the record attempt was being made from Monday.

There are five professional British county players in the teams and they are trying to raise funds for a fund that assists cricketers in times of hardship, Baud said.

First conquered in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the 8,848-metre (29,198-foot) mountain has since been scaled about 3,000 times.
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Sovik
November 7, 2007, 06:18 AM
http://www.local6.com/news/14505886/detail.html

crazy americanos

Tintin
November 11, 2007, 08:20 AM
In the Pura Cup match between Western Australia and Queensland (note - first class match), Luke Ronchi of WA completed his 50 in 40 balls, then reached his 100 in just 11 more balls. 106* in 54 balls, 6 fours, 11 sixes.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/319315.html

MohammedC
November 13, 2007, 07:26 PM
In the Pura Cup match between Western Australia and Queensland (note - first class match), Luke Ronchi of WA completed his 50 in 40 balls, then reached his 100 in just 11 more balls. 106* in 54 balls, 6 fours, 11 sixes.

http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/319315.html

When Gilchrist started to talking about retirement (Link (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/318429.html)). Brad Haddin thought here is my chance but Luke Ronchi wont make it a easy way in for Haddin

MohammedC
November 20, 2007, 07:43 PM
Broad was chasing the ball in the outfield in the morning session when he spotted a giant cobra snake a few yards outside the boundary ropes.
As soon as lunch was called, inquisitive England players rushed to the spot to get a glimpse of the deadly snake, which had wriggled itself into a hole in the club walls.
When play resumed after lunch, the snake was forgotten as the local batsmen went after the English bowling.


New Age BD (http://www.newagebd.com/spt.html)

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/82400/82469.jpg
...and this is the creature that confronted them in the undergrowth

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Matthew Hoggard and England team-mates go snake hunting during the lunch interval...

MohammedC
November 27, 2007, 07:18 PM
Gary Kirsten, the former South African opener, is the surprise front-runner to be India's next coach. While the Indian board said Kirsten was interviewed by the coach selection committee on Monday and a formal announcement on the new coach would be made in a week's time, senior officials were saying off the record that the appointment was a formality.
"It has been finalised," a senior board official told Cricinfo. "We just need some time to complete the formalities."



CricInfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/322411.html)

Tintin
February 19, 2008, 08:14 AM
Isa Guha, a 22-year-old Bengali born and brought up in the UK, was today named Player of the Match after taking nine wickets for 100 runs as the England women’s cricket team retained the Ashes by beating Australia at the Bradman Oval in Bowral by 6 wickets.

Asked whether Isa was English or Bengali, her father Barun thought for a moment before replying: “She is 75 per cent English, 25 per cent Bengali. She cannot speak Bengali but she understands Bengali. She loves to come to Calcutta, and meet all her relations. May be the next trip will be at Christmas.”
He said: “We brought her up like any other parents in India. We gave her all the help. We did what any Bengali parents would do. We kept an eye on her. English children do their own thing after 14 or 15.”




http://telegraphindia.com/1080219/jsp/frontpage/story_8921360.jsp

Kabir
February 19, 2008, 10:20 AM
She's probably Kolkata's Bengali.

Great stuff.

Tintin
March 1, 2008, 09:06 AM
Extract from Ed Smith's book :


Being outstanding seems to be getting harder. In baseball, the holy grail for batters is to average more than .400. No one has done that since Ted Williams in 1941, but if you look at the 50 years before then, eight players managed even better and hit .401.

This is the central paradox of sporting progress. If the standard of sport is improving, why do the greats of the past stand out more? Three reasons: better defence, more information and a higher base level of achievement.




http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/cricket/article3462618.ece

JonBain
March 2, 2008, 03:45 PM
Gary Kirsten, the former South African opener, is the surprise front-runner to be India's next coach.
The guy anybody should have as a first choice coach is Ray Jennings, currently South Africa's under 19 coach. Bangladesh looking for a good coach? You won't do better than this guy.

MohammedC
July 7, 2008, 11:50 AM
Durham v Yorkshire, Twenty20 Cup, Chester-le-Street
Chaos for Yorkshire as quarter-final postponed
Cricinfo staff
July 7, 2008
Yorkshire's Twenty20 Cup campaign was thrown into chaos on Monday when their crucial quarter-final clash against Durham was postponed moments before the start of play at Chester-le-Street, owing to accusations of ineligibility of their 17-year-old offspinner, Azeem Rafiq.
Rafiq, a former England Under-15 captain and the youngest to have played in the Twenty20 Cup, represented Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on June 27, helping to lift Yorkshire into the quarter-finals. However, two hours before their match against Durham at Chester-le-Street, the ECB called off the match when it transpired that Rafiq, who came to Pakistan about seven years ago, was ineligible to play, raising concerns that their match against Nottinghamshire could be deemed invalid or replayed.


Read Full (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/content/story/360267.html)

Eshen
July 11, 2008, 05:05 AM
Foreign coach 'fad' infects Ranji circuit

Appointing foreign coaches in Indian domestic cricket -- a trend started by the Punjab Cricket Association which roped in former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam four years ago -- has now become "a fashion", feel miffed home-grown coaches and former players.

The PCA, in 2004-05, appointed the Pakistani as their coach-cum-manager for its Ranji Trophy team which set the ball rolling as Maharashtra Cricket Association followed suit, bringing in Darren Holder, who had the experience of working under former Australia coach John Buchanan.

For the forthcoming Ranji season (2008-09), Maharashtra have already appointed Shaun Williams, an Aussie who was with Bangladesh, while the PCA plans to bring back the Hoshiarpur-born 67-year-old Alam, who had worked with Punjab during the 2004-05 and 2005-2006 seasons and guided the team to Ranji finals.

There is news that Shane Warne's mentor Terry Jenner might replace Vijay Dahiya, who had coached Delhi to the Ranji Trophy triumph. And former Indian coach Greg Chappell's association with the Rajasthan cricket is well-known.

As for the support staff, Bengal are hiring the services of Adrian Le Roux (the former South African trainer) while Baroda are planning to invite Australian team's fielding coach Mike Young.

Former India player, selector and coach, Anshuman Gaekwad criticised the trend of bringing "foreigners" when Indian coaches like Dahiya have performed well excelling in "man-management and creating an environment for players to play responsibly".

"It's a funny proposition. Indian coaches have an upper hand in terms of understanding the boys and adapting themselves. Whereas, by the time foreign coaches read the players, know their habits and learn to communicate with them properly, one year is elapsed," Gaekwad said.

"Indians have enough cricket experience to know the game and teach the skills. Hiring foreign hand has become some sort of a 'fashion' nowadays. I'm not averse to foreign coaches but what I don't understand is that the association is mulling to replace a coach (Vijay Dahiya) even when he has helped you earn a Ranji title. By getting foreign hands, they expect the coach to get them two Ranji trophies in a season or what," quipped the 55-year-old.

Full Article (http://cricket.expressindia.com/news/Foreign-coach-fad-infects-Ranji-circuit/334331/)

** Shaun, good luck with Maharashtra.

Anher
July 11, 2008, 07:16 PM
Huh Shane Warne making his new career on Poker. He wanna be me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr10dxnw-Hc&feature=related

MohammedC
August 2, 2008, 01:37 PM
Ramprakash joins the 100 club
Cricinfo staff
August 2, 2008
Surrey 204 and 264 for 3 (Ramprakash 112*) drew with Yorkshire 414 for 9 dec
Scorecard (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/engine/current/match/319919.html)
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With a forcing cut off David Wainwright for four, Mark Ramprakash finally became the 25th man in history to score 100 first-class hundreds when he notched three figures for Surrey against Yorkshire.
The last player to achieve the milestone was Graeme Hick, in 1998, and the other 23 names (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdencricketer/content/current/story/347943.html) include the grand figures of WG Grace, Don Bradman, Denis Compton and Wally Hammond. For all Ramprakash's remarkable form since 2006, he has struggled this season: his last hundred, the 99th of his career, came at the start of May against Sussex (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/engine/match/319886.html). Today's knock was his 11th innings since hovering on a mere 99 hundreds, during which agonising time his top-score was 48.
The wait is now over, however, as Ramprakash reached his third century of the season from 196 balls with nine fours and a six.
"When I started out I never dreamed about making that many hundreds but I'll certainly take it now," he said. "I feel honoured to join such a high calibre of names who have also achieved the feat. It's definitely something I'll cherish for the rest of my days. I'd like to dedicate this to my mum, dad, sister, wife and daughters.
"Without their love and support I could not have achieved this milestone."
Ramprakash starred in a second-wicket stand of 259 with Scott Newman and remained unbeaten on 112 as the match petered out into a dull, but far from insignificant, draw.

Source (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/content/current/story/363433.html)

Sovik
August 2, 2008, 01:45 PM
Ramprakash joins the 100 club
Cricinfo staff
August 2, 2008
Surrey 204 and 264 for 3 (Ramprakash 112*) drew with Yorkshire 414 for 9 dec
Scorecard (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/engine/current/match/319919.html)
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Source (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/countycricket2008/content/current/story/363433.html)

finally

MohammedC
August 13, 2008, 02:38 AM
Nash in line for West Indies debut
Cricinfo staff
August 12, 2008


Brendan Nash, the Australian-born batsman, has capped off a remarkable year by being named in West Indies' 14-man squad for next week's ODI tri-series in Canada. As expected, the side will be led by Chris Gayle after he withdrew his resignation as captain.
The squad also includes the uncapped Guyana middle-order batsman Leon Johnson, while the wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh is set for his first international action in nearly two years having replaced Denesh Ramdin. The most fascinating selection is that of Nash, 30, who relocated to the Caribbean a year ago.


http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/triseries-canada/content/current/story/364849.html

An oz in Caribbean squad /:)

BD-Shardul
August 13, 2008, 03:33 AM
Shoaib Akhter finally included in the PAK Champions Trophy Squad :-D (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/iccct2008/content/current/story/364761.html)

Kabir
August 13, 2008, 09:08 AM
Shoaib Akhter finally included in the PAK Champions Trophy Squad :-D (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/iccct2008/content/current/story/364761.html)

I'm expecting a headline in near future that reads like:

"I can prove that my doctor injected that when I visited him last time saying that it's a medicine, says Shoaib when tested positive for drugs"

ahaque
August 13, 2008, 05:15 PM
Pakistan won't host New Zealand series

Cricinfo staff

August 13, 2008



New Zealand beat England in June, in what now looks set to be their last hit-out before the Champions Trophy © Getty Images




New Zealand's visit Pakistan for a three-match ODI series in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy has been cancelled, according to the PCB. New Zealand originally agreed to the tour, which would have given them a good chance to acclimatise ahead of the main eight-team event.

But New Zealand are one of the teams that have shown reluctance to visit Pakistan for the Champions Trophy due to security concerns. New Zealand Cricket told the PCB it would reassess the security situation before confirming or cancelling the three ODIs, but Shafqat Naghmi, the PCB chief operating officer, said time had all but run out.

"We have not received any positive reply from New Zealand Cricket and heavy rains in Punjab [province] where the three matches were planned did not make the series a possibility," he said.

The plan was to play three games in Multan and Faisalabad from August 24 to 30, which would have been their first visit to Pakistan in five years. The ICC is still trying to convince four countries, including New Zealand, that Pakistan will be a safe venue for the Champions Trophy.

© Cricinfo

ahaque
August 13, 2008, 05:15 PM
i think this is very sad

MohammedC
August 23, 2008, 04:28 PM
Marcus Trescothick has revealed that he sucked sweets to help keep the shine on the ball when playing for England.
The former England opener was part of the team that won the 2005 Ashes series against Australia when reverse swing was key to their success.
Cricket laws forbid the use of "any artificial substance", specifically to be applied to the surface of the ball.
"According to the laws this is illegal - but we won't outlaw sucking sweets," an ICC spokesman told BBC Sport. <!-- E SF -->
Trescothick's international career is now over because of stress-related problems, but he was the man England nominated to look after the ball, not only in 2005, but also in the home series against Australia four years earlier.
"I was firmly established as the man in charge of looking after the ball when we were fielding," says the 32-year-old in his new autobiography.
"It was my job to keep the shine on the new ball for as long as possible with a bit of spit and a lot of polish - and through trial and error I finally settled on the best type of spit for the task at hand." He adds: "I had a go at Murray Mints and found they worked a treat."



Why is ICC letting him go easily /:)


In 2004 India vice-captain Rahul Dravid was fined 50% of his match fee for ball-tampering during a one-day game against Zimbabwe in Brisbane in Australia.
Match referee Clive Lloyd charged Dravid under clause 2.10 of the ICC code of conduct. Third umpire Peter Parker is believed to have stepped in after cameras picked up fielder Dravid rubbing a cough lozenge on to the white ball.



????????????
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7579005.stm

MohammedC
September 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
Xavier Marshall and Willet test positive

Xavier Marshall, the West Indies opening batsman, and Tonito Willett, from Leewards, have tested positive in the drug tests conducted during a two-week camp in Antigua in August. They were among the 32 players named in a provisional Stanford Superstars squad to face England in the Stanford 20/20 for 20, a winner-take-all US$20 million match on November 1.

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/370219.html

Damn, This is a bad news for WI cricket. He was starting settle in the team. Recently he broke the six hitting record in an ODI played in Canada.

Tigers_eye
September 18, 2008, 01:40 PM
Xavier Marshall and Willet test positive

Xavier Marshall, the West Indies opening batsman, and Tonito Willett, from Leewards, have tested positive in the drug tests conducted during a two-week camp in Antigua in August. They were among the 32 players named in a provisional Stanford Superstars squad to face England in the Stanford 20/20 for 20, a winner-take-all US$20 million match on November 1.

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/370219.html

Damn, This is a bad news for WI cricket. He was starting settle in the team. Recently he broke the six hitting record in an ODI played in Canada.
Yup, now we all know how. Barry bonds, Mark M, Sammy Sosa showed him the way.

cricman
September 18, 2008, 02:05 PM
Yup, now we all know how. Barry bonds, Mark M, Sammy Sosa showed him the way.

Not to be sterotypical or anything but Early 20's living in the West Indies, Bob Marley is an National Hero, I'd put some money that it was recreational drugs and not Performance Enhancing Drugs ... It takes 6 months to get Marijuana out of the bodies system and Drinking alot of water

akabir77
September 18, 2008, 02:18 PM
Not to be sterotypical or anything but Early 20's living in the West Indies, Bob Marley is an National Hero, I'd put some money that it was recreational drugs and not Performance Enhancing Drugs ... It takes 6 months to get Marijuana out of the bodies system and Drinking alot of water
Cricman knows it because...:-D

Zeeshan
September 18, 2008, 03:34 PM
Not to be sterotypical or anything but Early 20's living in the West Indies, Bob Marley is an National Hero, I'd put some money that it was recreational drugs and not Performance Enhancing Drugs ... It takes 6 months to get Marijuana out of the bodies system and Drinking alot of water

I always thought 14 days....was the minimum.

MohammedC
September 20, 2008, 07:16 AM
Allrounder crushed at being overlooked for India Tests
'Disillusioned' Noffke considers Indian leagues


Noffke toured the West Indies with Australia earlier this year following an outstanding Pura Cup campaign, but rookie Victorian pace bowler Peter Siddle was preferred for the four-Test series which starts on October 9.
"I have told Digger [national selection chairman Andrew Hilditch] that I am totally disillusioned with the way these selections work," Noffke told the Herald Sun. "Digger said they had picked the best squad for Indian conditions, but that explanation didn't leave me feeling any better. I was good enough to be in the West Indies squad and I haven't played cricket since then so how can I get passed over?"


So this what we will see in world wide cricket.

"I am a firm believer in taking wickets and scoring runs to put my name forward and I've done that. This feels like the end of my dreams of playing for Australia," said Noffke. "I have to now start to think about where I am placed and how much money I can earn to look after my family. There is the IPL and the ICL and they are on my mind. Absolutely."

Not selected for national team = Join IPL or ICL

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/370511.html

One World
September 21, 2008, 11:25 AM
Or

No national team selection
No IPL Offer
No ICL offer
Become a weed in local first class matches
Perish in frustration

MohammedC
September 22, 2008, 07:46 PM
Bi-lateral agreement reviewed
South Africa to reconsider restoring Zimbabwe links
Cricinfo staff
Cricket South Africa is set to review its decision to suspend bilateral relations with Zimbabwe Cricket in the light of Norman Arendse's resignation as its president last week.
Arendse was the instigator of the cutting of ties with ZC in June because of what he said was "the worsening situation in Zimbabwe". At the time the move was greeted with surprise as CSA had been staunch supporters of Peter Chingoka and his board.
While Arendse was openly critical of the situation inside Zimbabwe, other senior officials have steadfastly backed the Chingoka regime and have gone to great lengths to help Zimbabwe's young players get as much exposure to quality cricket as possible.
It is now believed that CSA will reconsider the decision when it meets on October 11 and it is quite possible that bilateral ties will be resumed almost immediately. The power-sharing agreement between Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangarai, assuming that it holds, makes a restoration of relations all the more likely.
It is generally believed that any such about-turn will come too late for Zimbabwe to be admitted to South Africa's provincial competitions in 2008-09, although they could be squeezed into the MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Pro20.


http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/current/story/370843.html

At last a good news for the Zimbabwe Cricket

Tintin
September 26, 2008, 06:25 AM
Moin Khan to PCB

Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan has sued the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over its claims that he was involved in recruiting batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League (ICL).

He asked for a written apology from the PCB within three days as well as 100 million Pakistan rupees (US$1.3 million) as compensation for damage to his reputation.
PCB to Moin Khan

PCB spokesman Mansoor Suhail denied the charge, calling them "whimsical and baseless." Suhail said the board was planning to claim damages from Moin for serving the notice to the PCB. http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/371269.html

Kabir
September 26, 2008, 09:29 AM
And hence...it all balances out, and they break even.

Idiots.

MohammedC
October 17, 2008, 09:25 AM
Tri nations Tournament in Kenya

Zimbabwe Thrashed Sorry Ireland by 156 runs

1st Match: Ireland (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/team/29.html) v Zimbabwe (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/team/9.html) at Nairobi (Gym) (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/ground/58661.html) - Oct 17, 2008
Zimbabwe won by 156 runs
Zimbabwe 303/8 (50 ov); Ireland 147 (46.1 ov)
Scorecard (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/tri-kenya/engine/current/match/325581.html) | Desktop scorecard (javascript:openDesktop('/tri-kenya/engine/current/match/325581.html?template=desktop','desktop')) | Bulletin (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/tri-kenya/content/current/story/374342.html)

Tigers_eye
October 17, 2008, 09:35 AM
With Rasel back I think we can take on Zim any time, any place, in any form of the game. White wash na hoilayo 4-1 for sure.

MohammedC
June 4, 2010, 12:48 PM
Umpire Rudi Koertzen set to retire


Rudi Koertzen, the South African umpire, has announced his retirement from officiating in international cricket: his last Test will be the Pakistan-Australia fixture at Headingley from July 21 to 25. The ICC have added Marais Erasmus, from South Africa, and Rodney Tucker, from Australia, to the Elite Panel of Umpires for 2010-11 to replace Koertzen and Mark Benson, who stepped down from the panel in February


Rodney Tucker for Elite Panel. Has ICC gone mad.

Nadim98 please dont get yourself ban again for him.

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/current/story/461939.html