Friday, January 31, 2014

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Karachi,  Rawalpindi recorded a formidable 228-run victory against Islamabad in the summit clash of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which concluded at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Thursday.
Chasing a big total of 434 runs in their last inning Islamabad scored only 206 runs eventually conceding a big 228-run defeat.
Earlier, Rawalpindi scored 211 in their first inning and then make impressive showing in the second inning scoring 398 runs following a brilliant knock of 177 runs from Shoaib Nasir. Islamabad had scored 175 runs in their first inning.
With the triumph, Rawalpindi cashed lucrative prize purse of Rs 2.5 million while Islamabad received 1.5 million.
Shoaib Nasir won Man of the Final Match award along with a Rs.50000 cheque. Peshawars Israrullah won Best Batsman award for scoring 875 runs during the event. The Best Bowler award went to Rawalpindis Nasir Malik for taking 65 wickets. Best outstanding cricketer/all-rounder was Imad Wasim of Islamabad, who scored 804 runs and also took 41 wickets. Each of them received Rs 50000.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

international cricket board big 3 | Former England cricket captain Atherton slams ‘Big Three’ plan | icc big three is slamed | icc big three is slamed by micheal atherton | icc big three slamed by ex england captain | micheal atherton | micheal atherton slamed icc big three traika | nz only supporter of big three icc |

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Former England cricket captain Atherton slams ‘Big Three’ plan

Former England captain Michael Atherton (L), pictured in Manchester on June 4, 2001, has criticised the 'Big Three' plan © AFP/File Martyn Harrison
Former England captain Michael Atherton (L), pictured in Manchester on June 4, 2001, has criticised the ‘Big Three’ plan
© AFP/File Martyn Harrison
London  – Former England captain Michael Atherton and a leading global anti-corruption watchdog have joined the chorus of criticism regarding plans to effectively cede control of world cricket to India, Australia and England.
Leaked draft proposals to be discussed at a two-day International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Dubai on Tuesday and Wednesday call for more decision-making powers for a three-strong group of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board, who between them represent the game’s wealthiest nations.
There is also a plan to create two divisions for Test cricket but with England, Australia and India all guaranteed to avoid relegation from the top tier because of their commercial importance.
Atherton, now the cricket correspondent of The Times, was scathing in his condemnation of the proposals, writing they represented “the end of the notion that a fair and principled and just body can govern cricket in the interests of all.”
‘Incompetence is a given’
Pakistan's one-time ICC president Ehsan Mani, pictured in Dubai on February 15, 2004, has also denounced the 'Big Three' plan © AFP/File Haider Shah
Pakistan’s one-time ICC president Ehsan Mani, pictured in Dubai on February 15, 2004, has also denounced the ‘Big Three’ plan
© AFP/File Haider Shah
Atherton agreed the ICC had to be reformed but said there was little merit in the ‘Big Three’ plan.
“No one doubts that the status quo, as far as the ICC is concerned, is unacceptable: two full-member countries are thought to be corrupt; four are essentially broke; most rely on India’s largesse to keep going…Politics, race and personalities interfere with decision-making at every turn. Incompetence is a given.”
Meanwhile Transparency International issued a statement on Monday saying the “intention to entrench a privileged position for ‘The Big Three’ appears to be an abuse of entrusted power for private gain, giving them disproportionate, unaccountable and unchallengeable authority”.
If adopted, the plan would also mean the end of the ICC’s existing Future Tours Programme, a system which compels the leading 10 Test nations to play each other during a set period.
But the plan’s supporters argue boards would be freed from “unviable” tours, whatever their merit in cricketing terms, and that this would lead ‘the seven’ beyond the ‘Big Three’ to become more financially self-sufficient.
The proposals need seven votes from the ICC’s 10 leading nations to pass.
The BCCI have also appeared to float ‘the nuclear option’ of withdrawing from all ICC events if the proposals are not accepted.
New Zealand Cricket's Martin Snedden, pictured in Auckland on September 7, 2011, has been a relatively lone voice in support of the 'Big Three' © AFP/File Gabriel Bouys
New Zealand Cricket’s Martin Snedden, pictured in Auckland on September 7, 2011, has been a relatively lone voice in support of the ‘Big Three’
© AFP/File Gabriel Bouys
This is a potentially disastrous situation for many of the game’s smaller nations given the BCCI, thanks to cricket’s huge popularity in India, currently generates some 80 percent of the ICC’s global revenue.
‘Division and strife in world cricket’
Nevertheless, Cricket South Africa and Sri Lanka Cricket, representing two leading countries, if not two of the most financially powerful, have both called for the withdrawal of the ‘position paper’.
Leading former senior administrators, led by Pakistan’s one-time ICC president Ehsan Mani, have also denounced the ‘Big Three’ plan.
“Why does the BCCI need more money at the expense of other countries?,” Mani wrote in an open letter to the ICC, adding more funds should be diverted to cricket’s junior nations.
“If cricket could be established properly in the United States of America and China and become an Olympic sport, the ICC could double its revenues in real terms over the next 10-15 years,” he said.
“This requires vision and a less parochial approach.”
Ali Bacher, a former South Africa captain, warned of dire consequences if the ‘Big Three’ plan was adopted.
“The Position Paper put forward by BCCI, ECB and CA if accepted would lead to division and strife in world cricket as never seen before,” wrote Bacher.
However, New Zealand Cricket’s Martin Snedden has been a relatively lone voice in insisting there was more to the scheme than a naked power grab by the ‘Big Three’.
“Get this right and the FTP playing programme can be extended to 2023 and we can line it up with ICC events like the World Cup and World T20,” said Snedden.
“That’d be a stable platform to work from,” he also told the New Zealand Herald.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

newzealand to explore indian shortcomes

newzealand to explore indian shortcomes

Wellington- New Zealand's bliss at uncovering a cricket shortcoming in the Indian cricket armour and demolishing the main one-day group was tempered Tuesday with the misfortune of their new strike weapon for whatever is left of the arrangement.

India's disappointment to handle short-pitched pace bowling had huge impact in their 24-run misfortune in the opening match of the five ODI arrangement played in Napier on Sunday.

At the same time the downside for New Zealand was the misfortune of climbing express bowler Adam Milne with group physiotherapist Paul Close expression Tuesday he obliged a six-week restoration period for a strained stomach muscles.

Hamish Bennett, who last played for New Zealand two years back, has been called into the squad for the second ODI in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Milne pounded India with a stream of conveyances in overabundance of 150 kilometres a hour (93 mph) and asserted the wicket of Suresh Raina who was one of four top-request Indian batsmen to succumb to a shoddy force shot.

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and commander Mahendra Singh Dhoni went the same way — coming up short with the snare shot — as Milne, Mitchell Mcclenaghan and Tim Southee conveyed a torrent of short-pitched conveyances.

Yet rather than surrender the snare, Dhoni said India would have done well to be more sensible how they utilized it in light of the fact that they couldn't bear to drop it from their collection.

"On occasion we will get got on the grounds that it is a troublesome shot to play. Yet the vast majority of our batsmen like to play it since this is our quality," Dhoni said.

"Particularly abroad, we have to play and expert it on the grounds that you can't have bowlers bowl short to you generally.

"With two bouncers permitted (for every over) you can't leave all. (There are) about 80 balls with four quick bowlers out of 50 overs. We can dependably pick and pick when to play and when not to play."

Mcclenaghan, whose four for 68 shone out in the win over the planet's top-stacked up ODI side, said New Zealand had moves toward how to unsettle every Indian batsman.

"We know there's a couple of their fellows who like to snare enthusiastically. It's about picking and picking the times that we utilize it and the grounds we utilize it on since they all have diverse extents," Mcclenaghan said.

"The Indians are exceptional players however at no focus will we move in an opposite direction from a battle. We're not set to be fantastic. We're set to get in their face to tell them we plan to stamp our imprint in the assemble up to the World Cup."

Mcclenaghan, who has taken 47 wickets from 19 Odis, is in line to be the second quickest bowler to achieve the 50 turning point.

He can no more defeat the record of 19 matches held by Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis yet the following best is India's Ajit Agarkar who took 23 Odis emulated by Dennis Lillee (Australia, 24 matches) and Shane Warne (Australia,

pakistan nation and former players prasing pakistan team for their excelllent win over srilanka

pakistan nation and former players prasing pakistan team for their excelllent win over srilanka

Karachi – Former Pakistan players Tuesday stacked acclaim on the national group for its exciting run pursue to get a farfetched triumph in the third and last Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah.

Pakistan, as of now put fifth in the Test rankings, pursued down 302 in 57.3 overs in blurring light on Monday to level the three-Test arrangement, in the wake of losing the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets.

Azhar Ali indented up his fifth Test hundred with 103, skipper Misbah-ul Haq hit an unbeaten 68 and Sarfraz Ahmed scored 48 as Pakistan accomplished their second-best run pursue, bettered just by their 314 against Australia in Karachi in 1994.

Previous chief Aamir Sohail commended the batting.

"It was reviving to see Pakistan pursue down an extreme target," said Sohail. "The way Azhar played, Sarfraz helped him to set the rhythm and afterward Misbah completed the amusement, it was fantastic and will help lift the group's resolve."

Group chief Moin Khan said the arrangement was to strive for the win in a Twenty20 style.

"We had that as a primary concern to strive for runs in the last Twenty20 overs and advertising Sarfraz helped," Moin said on the group's entry.

"It was excellent to see the positive aim and this win will go far in building the group."

An alternate previous skipper, Rashid Latif, likewise applauded Misbah.

"The sort of part Misbah has played is laudable," Latif told AFP. "As a batsman and as a chief he has been exceptional. The way he utilized the new players was likewise considerable and will help him manufacture this group."

Latif however criticised Sri Lanka's reaction to the batting invasion.

"Sri Lankan chief Angelo Mathews utilized negative strategies, putting his fielders on the limit line, which went against him. You can't win or recovery a Test by such plans

sharjah misbah wants to challenge australian cricket team

 sharjah misbah wants to challenge australian cricket team

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)  – Pakistan chief Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday urged his group to test the Ashes-winning Australia when they play them in their next Test arrangement in the United Arab Emirates in October.

Pakistan accomplished their speediest run pursue of 302 to overpower Sri Lanka in the third and last Test in Sharjah on Monday, levelling the arrangement 1-1.

Misbah said he trusted his group might further lift their amusement to test Australia.

"Australia is an extremely expert group and against them you have to be focussed. You need to play with a ton of diligent work on the grounds that they turn out with loads of plans, so I think it will be a huge test for us to play against Australia," said Misbah.

Heading Pakistan since the 2010 spot-settling debate which expedited bans for then commander Salman Butt and pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, Misbah has now won 12 Tests out of 27, losing seven and drawing eight.

Misbah said he trusted Australia might be dependent upon the test when they confronted Pakistan.

"It might additionally be a test for them to face our spinners in these conditions," said Misbah of Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman, who spun then planet number one Test group 3-0 in UAE in 2012.

Misbah said his group might attempt to rehash the execution they gave against current planet number one South Africa in October a year ago, drawing the two-match arrangement 1-1.

"I think we will attempt to play the way we played against South Africa, we must rehash the same execution against them and show the planet that we can achieve the top level," said Misbah.

"We have an adolescent group and when you win matches like these you pick up certainty and had there been an alternate Test arrangement near this it might have profited us," said Misbah, whose group next plays in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in February-March.

"This group has been finishing admirably and since we have a greater number of youths than seniors, issues like batting breakdown are there however in the event that these players play customarily then they will addition encounter and show signs of improvement and better

Saturday, January 11, 2014

ipl7 Indian Premier League 7: Another blow for 'out of form' Virender Sehwag

ipl7 Indian Premier League 7: Another blow for 'out of form' Virender Sehwag 

New Delhi: The swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag has been battling with his structure for a long while. Because of his poor run, Viru was tossed out of the Indian group and afterward, when he was eyeing a comeback through the approaching release of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils didn`t hold him.

It could have turned out as a stun for the opener, who had remained faithful towards the Delhi establishment and played for it in all the six past seasons. However it is likewise an astringent truth that in the last season, Sehwag neglected to perform up to his calibre, which straightforwardly influenced the execution of the group and they just figured out how to win negligible three amusements out of the 16. Indeed in the on-going Ranji season, Sehwag neglected to play any great thump, aside from a half-century against Vidarbha; and keeps on strugging to get his structure back.

On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir, an alternate tossed player has been held by the Kolkata Franchise – Kolkata Knights Riders (KKR). Gauti is the captain of KKR and under his authority, the establishment won the fifth release of the lucrative alliance.

Shockingly, separated from Delhi, each other establishment in the class has picked to hold players, conceivably base on those players execution in the last season. May be Delhi Daredevils needed to begin the Ipl7 with another attitude under the new head mentor, Gary Kirsten. At the same time it`s positively not a great news for Viru and his fans, who now need to go under sledge in the IPL-7 sal

mumbai in semi finals of ranji trophy | mumbai enters in ranji trophy semi finals

 mumbai in semi finals of ranji trophy | mumbai enters in ranji trophy semi finals

Mumbai: Defending champions Mumbai were shockingly demonstrated the entryway by minnows Maharashtra, who indicated huge versatility to record an originate from-behind eight-wicket triumph here on Saturday for a spot in the Ranji Trophy elimination rounds.

Set a focus of 252 to pursue for just their third inside and out triumph in the long-running rivalry over the 40-time victors, Maharashtra rode on an unbeaten century from Kedar Jadhav (120 not out) and his great 215-run unconquered third-wicket stand with 19-year-old Vijay Zol (91 not out) to turn the tables on the home group on the fourth day of the five-day match.

Jadhav, who made 51 in the first innings and additionally crossed 1000 runs for the season throughout this superb thump, confronted 144 balls and hit 14 fours and three sixes in his 239-moment thump. It was the latter`s fifth century of the season and ninth in his five star vocation since appearing in 2007-08.

Zol confronted 180 balls and struck 13 fours in his 258-moment unbeaten thump. Maharashtra`s triumph came 10 prior minutes tea when Jadhav fittingly swung Thakur for a four.

Maharashtra might meet the champs of the other quarterfinal between Bengal and Railways in the semi-finals planned at Indore`s Holkar Stadium from January 18-22.

Zol and Jadhav began mindfully in the wake of uniting at the succumb to the second wicket with 37 ready for opening out to completely command the hosts` strike.

Mumbai`s Kaustubh Pawar dropped Zol at spread focus off Abhishek Nayar, in the latter`s first over, when the left-gave youth was at only three in a score of 43 for 2.

This was an amazingly expensive slip by as Zol developed from quality to quality in the organization of Jadav, who was in the squad that had long ago vanquished Mumbai in the 2005-06 season at this very Wankhede Stadium. The pair prepared for Maharshtra`s important triumph and their first entrance into the last four 17 years later.

The last time Maharashtra, who topped Group C in the alliance, had arrived at the semis was in 1996. They had demolished Mumbai by and large one other time prior in 1952-53.

It was an incredible originate from-behind win too for Maharashtra as they had surrendered a fundamental first innings lead of 122 rushes to Mumbai before storming their route go into the diversion yesterday when their pace trio of Anupam Sanklecha, Samad Fallah and Shrikant Mundhe grouped out the home group for a negligible 129 in the second innings.

Still a focus of 252 on the bouncy Mumbai track against the Mumbai assault headed by India`s pace lead Zaheer Khan looked an imposing errand particularly after the left-arm bowler had released Khurana efficiently yesterday and the league`s top scorer Harshad Khadiwale with a snorter unanticipated today.

Continuing at 28 for one and requiring 224 more to upstage the holders, Maharashtra were shaken on the back foot unanticipated at the beginning of today by Zaheer when he constrained Khadiwale to fight at a short one from round the wicket and the ballooning get was effectively held by Pawar in the slip cordon.

However the same fielder dropped a basic chance, and a paramount one at that, a while later off Nayar. What's more Zol thrived in Jadhav`s organization on a wicket that dialed down as the day advanced.

Mumbai skipper Zaheer Khan attempted to rearrange his medium pacers around, and rocked the bowling alley four short spells himself to impact the leap forward yet fizzled.

Left-arm spinners Vishal Dabhoklkar and Iqbal Abdulla, who was the playing courageous person in the holders` hail from behind triumph over Gujarat in their do or bite the dust last association match prior with a 11-wicket pull at Valsad, were likewise inadequate on the crease neighborly track.

Truth be told, so ineffectual was Dabholkar, the team`s most elevated wicket-taker in the group, that Jadhav hammered him for three sixes in one over ? two off progressive balls over the straight field ? to raise the 150 of the stand.

Zol had prior split Zaheer for progressive fours on the on-side before lunch to raise the 100 of the innings.

After lunch, taken when Mumbai were 111 for 2, Jadhav ousted Nayar off the assault by hitting him for two fours in the first over.

This set the tone for both batsmen to take the Mumbai strike by the scruff and rush their side`s triumph surge.

Jadhav finished his decently merited ton off just 124 balls bound with 3 sixes and 11 fours preceding he and his more youthful accomplice fixed an important triumph for Maharashtra.