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Re: Cricket News

Postby fishandchips on Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Cricket betting scandal rocks Pakistan
Cricket is considered the national glue of Pakistan, and accusations that Pakistani players were involved in spot-fixing during a game against England have roiled the nation.
By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

September 1, 2010|5:55 p.m.

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan — In a nation pummeled by stifling poverty, homegrown militancy, and most recently, epic flooding, the game of cricket is supposed to serve as salve, a getaway from Pakistan's daily diet of trauma and crisis.

Now, in the wake of allegations of match manipulation made against the national team, that salve is fast disappearing. And that has Pakistanis worried.

"In all this chaos that our country faces, there should be some source of romance," said Chaudhry Ishtiaq Ahmed, a lawyer from the city of Lahore. "For Pakistan, that source of romance has always been cricket. Cricket was the one thing we could be proud of. And now that pride is gone." http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan-cricket-20100902,0,884296.story

The quotation sums up how important the game is to its fans. Sport is often seen as a career path out of a difficult existence if talent is spotted.
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:48 pm

Match-fixing scandal: Scotland Yard passes on evidence to prosecutors
Published: Friday, Sep 17, 2010, 21:59 IST
Place: London | Agency: PTI

Scotland Yard today handed evidence on the 'spot-fixing' scandal to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and left it to the prosecutors whether to frame charges on Pakistani cricketers alleged to have been involved in it.

Scotland Yard said evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers will now be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.

"The metropolitan police service has today delivered an initial file of evidence relating to conspiracy to defraud bookmakers to the CPS," a metropolitan police spokesperson said. "The file will now be subject to CPS consideration. This is an initial file and the Met investigation continues," the spokesperson said.

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_match-fixing-scandal-scotland-yard-passes-on-evidence-to-prosecutors_1439463

The game is not always what it seemed and sometimes making money overrides a sense of recognizing wrong. However, as long as sport offers financial wealth for a contracted period of time, it will draw people who may not see other alternatives for making money.
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Re: Cricket News

Postby smitty on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:55 am

We all read aboout the cheating in the sport of cricket in Pakistan, a while back, but still it does not make you wonder when they claim it to be such a world wide sport.

When you have a professional sport being played in your country the police departments are trying to spot the cheaters well in advance.
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:16 pm

Tremlett walks tall and comes of age after four years in the Test wilderness
By Paul Newman
Reporting from Perth
Last updated at 2:41 PM on 16th December 2010
Chris Tremlett could easily have become an unfulfilled figure, a man of immense natural gifts who was forever destined to be labelled as temperamentally flawed. Today the new Tremlett, all 6ft 8in of him, stood tall for England.
There are times in life when big chances arrive and they must be grasped otherwise a middle age of ‘what might have beens’ can beckon.
Make no mistake, Tremlett was under pressure when he stepped out at the WACA to attempt to fill Stuart Broad’s shoes in the third Test.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-1339107/ASHES-2010-Chris-Tremlett-walks-tall-comes-age-England-nearly-years-Test-wilderness.html
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Re: Cricket News

Postby burnt fare on Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:47 pm

ICC reignites '10 teams for World Cup' row
February 19, 2011 - 6:19AM
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International cricket chief Haroon Lorgat has stuck to his pledge to cut the World Cup to just 10 teams, reigniting a row with smaller nations who fear for their future if excluded.

Lorgat's comments came just a day before the 10th edition of the World Cup kicks off in Dhaka with a clash between Bangladesh and India, joint hosts of the event along with Sri Lanka.

A total of 14 teams are involved in the showpiece event - tipped to be the most open in years - including the Netherlands, Ireland, Kenya and Canada but the ICC wants to cut the numbers because it has grown too unwieldy.

ICC chief executive Lorgat said the World Twenty20 would be increased to 16 teams from 12, while the 50-over World Cup would be trimmed to 10.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/icc-reignites-10-teams-for-world-cup-row-20110219-1azzm.html

Cricket is not so gentlemanly now, with the notion that some teams might not make the top 10 list.

Mumbai's fire safety rule issues at Wankhede stadium is actually about the contractor not getting university permission to alter the stadium walls for an additional exit. Kind of late in the day to be having this sort of crisis during a World Cup.
Mumbai University ‘blocks’ Wankhede Stadium fire exit
Published: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011, 0:32 IST | Updated: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011, 0:32 IST
By Santosh Andhale | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

The University of Mumbai has stopped the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) from constructing an emergency fire exit for Wankhede stadium after its contractor broke a common wall between the university’s ground and the stadium at Marine Drive on Friday for the purpose.

The university sports pavilion, located next to the stadium, is the venue for varsity-level sporting events.

The contractor had reportedly not obtained permission from university officials, causing them to intervene and bring the work to a halt. They have now deputed security guards at the site to protect the wall. They have, however, not filed any police complaint against the contractor.
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_mumbai-university-blocks-wankhede-stadium-fire-exit_1508049
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:41 pm

World Cup: Lanka's Malinga destroys Kenya with on-demand yorkers
Published: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011, 14:40 IST | Updated: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011, 20:17 IST
Place: COLOMBO | Agency: PTI
Lasith Malinga notched up an unprecedented second World Cup hat-trick as Sri Lanka bundled out minnows Kenya for a paltry 142 in a group A match, in Colombo today.

Playing his first match of the tournament, Malinga single-handedly destroyed Kenya with his slinging yorkers and in the process registered his best ODI figures -- six for 38.

Malinga accounted for four opposition wickets, including a hat-trick, in a span of 12 balls to bowl out Kenya inside the 150-mark at R Premadasa stadium.http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_world-cup-lanka-s-malinga-destroys-kenya-with-on-demand-yorkers_1514106

The word "yorkers" is definitely not a reference to New York City inhabitants. What do you see when a yorker is slung?
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cricket a ball bowled so as to pitch just under or just beyond the bat

[C19: probably named after the Yorkshire County Cricket Club]
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Re: Cricket News

Postby yukon on Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:07 pm

Brendon McCullum hit a century and Ross Taylor cracked 74 off 44 balls as New Zealand beat Canada by 97 runs to book a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

The Black Caps struck 122 from the last 10 overs to reach 358-6, with James Franklin blasting 31 from eight balls. Canada lost two early wickets but Ashish Bagai (84) and Jimmy Hansra (70) helped them to a respectable 261-9.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/9418852.stm


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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:46 am

However, it can also be a powerful uniting force that brings people together and Prime Minister Singh's "generous invitation" to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani to join him at Mohali to watch the cricket World Cup semi-final between Pakistan and India represents this side of sport," it added.

The Pakistan government announced today that Gilani had accepted Singh's invitation and would travel to India to watch the match on March 30.

"And amidst the roar of the crowds at Mohali, relations between the two countries could move back onto an even keel," The Express Tribune said.

Both newspapers noted that India had made efforts to improve ties with Pakistan, including special security arrangements for the Pakistani cricket team in light of threats of a possible attack and easing of the visa process for Pakistani fans.

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_pak-media-bats-for-peace-says-manmohan-singh-yousuf-raza-gilani-meet-rare-chance_1525149

Obtaining a seat or lodging in Mohali is going to be expensive. Perhaps a public square will have a large screen tv set up for communal viewing and save many fans the trouble of travelling to the semi-final?
While politicians and Bollywood celebrities will also be in tow, there is a growing sense of anger among the ticket-seeking fans who complained of large-scale black-marketing.

The CNN-IBN channel claimed tickets priced at Rs15,000 ($335.6) were available in the black market for Rs100,000 ($2,237), while tickets priced at Rs10,000 were being sold at five times their original worth.

Both Chandigarh, some 10km from the stadium, and Mohali are bursting at the seam and around 2000 hotels rooms are proving inadequate to accommodate the visitors and the rush has not ended yet.
http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_world-cup-all-roads-lead-to-mohali-for-mother-of-all-contests_1525129
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:09 pm

Twenty20 is hosted by Sri Lanka this year for cricket tournament of the year. http://www.dnaindia.com/dnaplus/sports/cricket/T20-WC-2012/

Home team, Sri Lanka, is heading into the final against the West Indies. http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_world-t20-brilliant-west-indies-maul-australia-to-enter-final_1749281
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:44 pm

Sadly have not kept up with cricket sports news. I see that South Africa has one its first One-Day Invitational event in 12 years, something of a story for the country this weekend!
http://www.icc-cricket.com/news/2014/match-reports/81725/steyn-du-plessis-seal-triumph-for-south-africa

And if you missed July's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, you can catch up on those results here:
http://www.iccworldtwenty20.com/
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