Monday, July 28, 2008

Middlesex won thrilling T20 final

Scorecard: Kent v Middlesex
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

ICC Champions Trophy, 2008/09 fixture

Source: cricinfo
Group A
West Indies

Group B
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
South Africa

When: September, 2008

Thu 11

Group A - Pakistan v West Indies

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Fri 12

Group B - New Zealand v Sri Lanka

National Stadium, Karachi

Sat 13

Group A - Australia v India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Sun 14

Group B - England v Sri Lanka

National Stadium, Karachi

Mon 15

Group B - South Africa v New Zealand

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Tue 16

Group A - India v West Indies

National Stadium, Karachi

Wed 17

Group A - Pakistan v Australia

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Thu 18

Group B - South Africa v Sri Lanka

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Fri 19

Group B - England v New Zealand

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Sat 20

Group A - Pakistan v India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Sun 21

Group A - Australia v West Indies

National Stadium, Karachi

Sun 21

Group B - England v South Africa

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Wed 24

1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC

National Stadium, Karachi

Thu 25

2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

Sun 28

Final - TBC v TBC

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ajantha Mendis claims his maiden Test wicket

....The flicker, the carrom ball does the trick......

R Dravid b Mendis

So Mendis took his first test wicket in the form of Rahul Dravid. Great start :-)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kumar Dharmasena umpiring career got started

Kumar Dharmasena retired from competitive cricket in November 2006 to pursue a career in umpiring. And he achieved that recently.

"The SLC Umpires' Committee headed by Guy de Alwis completely ignored the gradings and also appointed Dharmasena as the Fourth Umpire for the First and Fourth One Day Internationals against India in the forthcoming series in Sri Lanka and also made him an on-field umpire for the warm up game (Sri Lanka Board XI v Indians) to be played at the NCC ground from July 18 to 20. " read more

Read Umpires upset by Dhrmasena promotion

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sheffield Shield is back to cricket

Cricket Australia has formally announced the
Sheffield Shield would return as the prize to be fought over by the six states(New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) during the domestic first-class summer after an absence of nine years, during which the competition was known as the Pura Cup.

Image source: cricinfo

Test cricket is still the best - comments from Jayawardene, Kumble and Ranatunga

Source : cricinfo

Jayawardene: "As cricketers, the ultimate challenge for most us is Test cricket. Twenty20 cricket is a different challenge, so is one-day cricket. Test cricket is where the cricketers are really tested."

Kumble: "Test cricket is here to stay and players really feel privileged to be a part of it. Personally, I remember most of my milestones achieved in Test matches. As cricketers we value Test cricket more than any other form. This series obviously will depend on how the media portrays it."

Arjuna Ranatunga, the chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee: "It is very important to protect Test cricket. That has been my view from day one. When it comes to Twenty20 it is more of a business. You need Twenty20 to get more money but ultimately you've got to realise that Test cricket is the major concept."

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Drugs in cricket

A sample taken from random testing at the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League has tested positive .... read the full story here

Also read about previous incidents on drugs in cricket in the same article.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Useful Kevin Pietersen's ton in first test - lords

Match home: cricinfo
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England were 114/0, then became 117/3 in a gap of just few overs, then Kevin Pietersen's bold 104* helped them to reach 309/3 in the first day of the first test at Lord's. IR Bell also not out on 75*.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar’s tons details

The little master got 39 test match hundred's and 42 one day centuries registered(till today) in his name. The details of each centuries can be found in the following cricinfo URLS

ODI tons
Test tons

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

India squad for India tour of Sri Lanka 08 tests

India squad: Anil Kumble (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Parthiv Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha.

Source: cricinfo

Saturday, July 5, 2008

India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008

Wed 23 - Sun 27
1st Test Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

Thu 31 - Mon 4
2nd Test Galle International Stadium

Fri 8 - Tue 12
3rd Test P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

Mon 18
10:00 local, 04:30 GMT 1st ODI
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Wed 20
10:00 local, 04:30 GMT 2nd ODI
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Sun 24
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT 3rd ODI
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Tue 26
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT 4th ODI
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Fri 29
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT 5th ODI
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo