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ICC declares umpires for World Cup 2015

ICC declares umpires for World Cup 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the umpire and match referee for the pool stage matches of the World Cup 2015, a press release issued today said. Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the tournament opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on 14 February. S...

England beat India to reach final

England beat India to reach final

England reached the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth. India batted first and collapsed from 83-0 to 200 all out, with Steven Finn taking 3-36 and Ajinkya Rahane top-scoring with a patient 73. England were in deep trouble at 66-5 but were rescued by a sixth-wicket partnership of 125 between James Taylor (82) and Jos Buttler (67). England will play Australia in the final at the same venue on Sunday. Eoin Morgan's side have lost both of their games against the hosts in the tournament. The final will be England's last one-day international before the World Cup starts on 14 February, although they also have warm-ups against West Indies and Pakistan. Reigning world champions India, who failed to register a win in the tri-series, have warm-up games against Australia and Afghanistan.

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reinstated the use of a super over for the World Cup final of 2015 to determine a winner in case of a tied match. In its first meeting of 2015 held at the board’s headquarters in Dubai, the cricket governing body also brought changes to code of conduct offenses...

U-19 ICC World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh

U-19 ICC World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh

The under-19 cricket World Cup scheduled to be held next year will take place in Bangladesh, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided today. In its first meeting of 2015 held at the board’s headquarters in Dubai, the cricket governing body fixed the schedule of the ICC event, a press release floated today said. Bangladesh will...

Largest bat unveiled to fuel World Cup fever

Largest bat unveiled to fuel World Cup fever

A television network has ignited the cricket fever ahead of the ICC World Cup, starting next month in Australia and New Zealand, by unveiling a giant cricket bat at the ICC Cricket Academy, reports gulfnews.com. OSN network, who are the sponsors of the UAE team for the World Cup, have produced a giant cricket...

Abbott named Australia's young cricketer of the year

Abbott named Australia's young cricketer of the year

Sean Abbott has been named Australia's young cricketer of the year, two months after bowling the delivery which led to the death of Phillip Hughes. A ball from the 22-year-old struck Australia batsman Hughes on the neck during a domestic game in November. Several former cricketers feared Abbott may not play again, but he has...

Court okays cricketer Rubel for World Cup

Court okays cricketer Rubel for World Cup

A Dhaka court today has okayed Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain to play the World Cup 2015 after he was implicated in a case filed over sexual abuse. The court has excused him from appearing before it for further proceedings and granted him leave for playing abroad in the case filed by film actress Naznin...

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Can Riyad rise to occasion?

Can Riyad rise to occasion?

Mahmudullah Riyad has the lazy elegance -- from walking to the crease to batting on it -- in him. When the bat of the 28-year-old all-rounder speaks, it gives the ardent cricket lovers immense pleasure. But what remains to be seen is whether the man from Mymensingh can prove his prowess on the...

Akram Khan meets Rubel at Dhaka jail

Akram Khan meets Rubel at Dhaka jail

Akram Khan, chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board’s cricket operation, and parents of national team cricketer Rubel Hossain met him at Dhaka Central Jail this morning. Earlier on Thursday, a Dhaka court sent Rubel to jail on his surrender in connection with a rape case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy. Rubel’s father, mother and Akram Khan met him for around 20 minutes from 10:30am, Farman Ali, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail, told The Daily Star Online. Rubel, who received a four-week anticipatory bail on December 15, appeared before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat Thursday morning and submitted a petition for bail. After hearing, the court rejected his petition...

Cricketer Rubel lands in jail

Cricketer Rubel lands in jail

National team cricketer Rubel Hossain was sent to jail today after his surrender before court in connection with a rape case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy. Rubel, who received a four-week anticipatory bail on December 15, appeared before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat this morning and submitted a petition for...

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