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PCB against playing 2011 World Cup matches in India

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is against playing its matches in India during the 2011 World Cup, and has reportedly asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to shift its matches to Sri Lanka or Bangladesh.

Sources said PCB chief Ijaz Butt, during the recent ICC executive board meeting, had apprised the game's governing body regarding its stance.

"Even the ICC is aware of the tense relation between the two countries and not keen to take any risks. Pakistan has also… Continue

Added by Logesh on October 11, 2009 at 9:51 — No Comments

Hussey named Australia vice captain for India ODIs

Australia have named Mike Hussey as deputy to skipper Ricky Ponting in their 15-player squad for a one-day series in India starting on Oct. 25.

Hussey's elevation follows a back injury to fellow batsman Michael Clarke, who was forced to withdraw from their Champions Trophy squad in South Africa.

Australia will also miss first choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, undergoing rehabilitation after finger surgery, as well as left-arm paceman Nathan Bracken (knee), Cricket Australia said in a… Continue

Added by Logesh on October 10, 2009 at 16:18 — No Comments

Clarke, Haddin, Ferguson and Bracken will miss India series

Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Callum Ferguson and Nathan Bracken have been omitted, due to injuries, from the 15-member squad for the seven-match One-day series against India.

Announcing the team here Friday, national selection panel chairman Andrew Hilditch said that Clarke is continuing his rehabilitation from back soreness while wicket-keeper Brad Haddin continues his recovery after a finger surgery. Callum Ferguson and Nathan Bracken are also suffering from knee… Continue

Added by Logesh on October 10, 2009 at 16:03 — No Comments

Malik in trouble for batting order complaint

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has invited trouble with his criticism of the team's frequent batting reshuffle in the Champions Trophy with the board reviewing if it amounts to contract violation.

Malik drew the ire captain Younus Khan and coach Intikhab Alam after blaming the team management for indulging in too much shuffling of the batting order in the Champions Trophy.

Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the PCB was now was reviewing Malik's statement… Continue

Added by Logesh on October 9, 2009 at 13:59 — No Comments

Brett Lee not to cut down his pace

Sacrificing pace for a longer career is not an option for Brett Lee despite the injury breakdowns he has endured and the Australian fast bowler today said he would work out a plan to sustain himself if it becomes too hard to handle.

A bowler, who has undergone four ankle surgeries since making his Test debut in 1999, Lee had to sit out of the entire Ashes series due to a rib injury only a few weeks ago.

But the 32-year-old player says nothing can force him to drop his… Continue

Added by Logesh on October 8, 2009 at 15:36 — No Comments

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