Strauss Blasts Boycott For Yardy Comments

England skipper Andrew Strauss on Friday hit out at former test star Geoffrey Boycott on his scathing criticism of the release of Michael Yardy in the World Cup because of depression.

Strauss said his team was "very disappointed" by the comments boycott and a team of compassion for their teammates the situation.

"I don't think your cricketing ability or what you have achieved has anything to do with it whatsoever,"said Strauss.
"There are significant pressures, and as you get older a lot of us have kids and what not, which makes touring harder."

"As I said, it's important to draw attention to the fact that it's different from having a hard time being away from home and actually suffering from depression. Two very different things."

2011 World Cup Australia Set 261 Target For India

Ricky Ponting broke his 30th ODI century to return to the form and power of Australia 260-6 against India in the second 2011 World Cup quarterfinals on Thursday.

Ponting (104) won a good start on a slow running track at Sardar Patel Stadium, where he figured 250 would be a good total.

He and Brad Haddin (53) then provided that the total has exceeded their expectations.

Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashwin Ravichandran claimed two wickets each as India have used seven bowlers in the match, including Sachin Tendulkar, who last rode his bowling arm in 2009 against the same opponents.

For Australia, Shane Watson fell Opens (25) after a slow start but Haddin played without complex and was particularly severe on Munaf Patel.

On-Haddin partnership Ponting had 70 runs when Yuvraj once again underlined his importance as a bowler part time, who dismissed Michael Clarke and Haddin.

Mike Hussey stay was interrupted by Zaheer Khan (2-53), but his brother David (38 not out) played a small role in business Ponting to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Australia milked 44 runs from their batting powerplay overs - 44th to 48th without losing any wicket and Ponting htook a single off Ashwin to reach his fifth World Cup century before giving his wicket to the off-spinner in the penultimate over.

Ponting Planned To Retire After WCup 2011

Australia captain Ricky Ponting denied Wednesday he intends to quit International Cricket in the midst of reports that he was ready to walk way.

The 36-year-old Ponting, who has been under intense pressure from the Ashes defeat, and for his controversial behavior on the World Cup, says his international retirement has never crossed his mind.

This morning, that he planned to retire from the international scene at the end of the World Cup and finished his career with English county.

"I've never ever thought about retirement or where the finish line might be," he told Australian media on the eve of the champions' quarter-final against India.

"I've been trying to prepare myself as best I can as a player and lead the team as well as possible. For some reason, these retirement things keep popping up all the time."

Waugh Lauds Steely South Africa

The former Australian captain Steve Waugh says the old rivals South Africa are no longer the brittle team of the nineties and and have become a standout team in the World Cup.

Waugh was captain of the team that beat South Africa in a must-win Super Six match in 1999 World Cup on the way to win the title triumph against Pakistan at Lord's.

The game against Leeds in South Africa still remembers a past taken by Waugh and how Proteas slumped to hand the Aussies a key win.

Waugh was 56 when he flicked over midwicket Lance Klusener where Herschelle Gibbs took the catch, but has much to celebrate, dropped the ball.

Australian skipper, who went on to make a match-winning 120 not out, as reported Gibbs said "you're the guy just dropped the World Cup." Both he and Gibbs has since denied this happened.

Waugh said the current South African team has become one of the leading contenders for the coveted crown.

Sri Lanka Won Against New Zealand in 2011 World Cup

Kumar Sangakkara 63 ODIs to break the drought of the century goes all the way until June 2008, but after his 11th ODI century (the first World Cup), finally, finally came, it was an immaculately conceived, Silken Stroke and steelly resolve in the same way. And conveniently enough, is in Sri Lanka to win the first game outside the comfort zone of their home grounds.

What has Sangakkara's innings was a memorable context. He had opted for first strike on winning the toss, even if it seemed that could cause rue his decision.

Kiwi bowlers in favor of joint opportunities with a damp track and supported by Fielding and athletics is hardly credible in Mumbai reeling under record high temperatures for this time of year, strangled, of course, jubilant opener Lanka into submission.

So unyielding were the kiwis Upul Tharanga who was run off the last ball of the third over, the combination of the opening of explosives had only managed 13 labored runs.

Pakistan Trio Face British Trial on May 20

Three Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing in a test match against England last year were ordered Thursday to stand trial before a British court on May 20

Former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer Fast Bowling appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates Court for the first time since they were charged with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.

The Judge Howard Riddle said the charges against the players and their agents, Mazhar Majeed, were "very serious."

"On the face of it, there is clear evidence against all of you in varying degrees," he said.

The judge ordered four men to stand trial in Southwark Crown Court in London.

The players, who all live in Pakistan, was granted unconditional freedom, although the UK-based Majeed was released on condition that surrender his passport and not apply to international travel documents.

Australia Moves atop Group A After Beating Canada

Shane Watson and Brad Haddin made an opening stand order of 183 to lead Australia to a seven wicket victory against Canada on Wednesday, lifting the defending World Cup champion atop Group A with one match remaining.

After failing in a bowl Sunday Kenya suffered major attacks Australia's batting attack at the beginning of the courageous young Hiral Patel, who broke a half-century dazzling 37-ball, who helped Canada reach 50 faster than any team in the tournament.

But Brett Lee took 4-46 in Australia leading to the recovery of Canada which bowled 211 in 45.4 moves.

Watson (94) and Haddin (88) Australia best starting partnership in the at a World Cup that the three-time champion has reached its goal in the 35th over, finishing 212-3.

Australia took the defeat of the World Cup run to 34 matches and remains the only unbeaten team in the tournament.

Borren Slams Reckless Batting After Fifth Loss

Dutch captain Peter Borren accused six wicket defeat to beat the poor of Bangladesh on Monday, the fifth consecutive loss for the minnows have a miserable campaign.

The Dutch were sacrificed per 160 in 46.2 overs after electing to take first knock on the window slowly, Bangladesh a target more than 42 back with your left hand Imrul Kayes making 73 not out.

Ryan ten Doeschate top scorer, for the Netherlands with an unbeaten 53, but no other batsman 30, six failed to reach double and four of them ran out.

Borren said that ""We just kept losing wickets at crucial times. "We were trying to form partnerships but failed. Four run-outs and a couple of poor dismissals is criminal at this level. I am a bit disappointed with that."

Bangladesh left-arm spinners shared five of the six wickets to fall to Bowling with Abdur Razzak is leading with 3-29 in 10 stable. Shakib Al Hasan and Suhrawadi Shuvo claimed one each.

But Borren credicted Bangladesh's seamer Shafiul Islam, who has admitted to only seven points in his first six overs such as the Dutch reached 28-0 by the ninth.

Borren said that "Shafiul very upset today. He was consistent and did not bowl bad balls. We were looking at opportunities of scoring in the initial powerplays when the ball was hard, but to be honest Shafiul did not allow us to do that. He went without a wicket, but probably deserved many."

Dhoni Banks on Openers To Fire

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was trying to Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar opens fire on the top of the order that the eyes of the host country in the quarterfinals.

"If we can hit open as long as possible, it will be good for us because from what we saw Sachin and Sehwag start if it is difficult to stop them," Dhoni said on the eve of their Group B match against South Africa.

"I am just hoping that in coming games we have slightly bigger partnerships so that the middle and the lower middle order can use the explosive power well."

"We rely on momentum and if we get a good start, our lower order can really cash in on the platform that is provided to us."

The explosive Sehwag and Tendulkar are capable of dominating any attack but the greatest increase in the World Cup so far has been 69.

Dilshan Guides Sri Lanka Into Quarter Finals

Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed 144 before taking 4-4 ​​to help Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 139 runs and reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.

Together with Upul Tharanga opens his compatriot, wwho hit a career-best 133, Dilshan put on a new World Cup opening stand 282 to guide Sri Lanka to an impressive 327-6 before a packed crowd at 30,000 crowd at Pallekele stage.

Zimbabwe had an answer struggling with Brendon Taylor (80) and Regis Chakabva (35) to a great start of implementation of 116 before the entrance collapsed, losing their last nine windows last just 63 runs.

Dilshan, who surpassed his previous best of 4-29 against India in Dambulla in 2005 also became the 11th all rounder, and one in Sri Lanka behind Sanath Jayasuriya behind to score a hundred and take four wickets in an ODI.

The result meant Sri Lanka, which has seven points in five games, has become the first side to enter the last eight.

New Zealand, with six points from four matches, Pakistan (six from four) and defending champions Australia (from five to three) are almost certain to fill the remaining three qualifying places in the group.

India Ready To Experiment With Ashwin, Nehra

India wants to test fringe Bowling Ashish Nehra and Ravichandran Ashwin at some point during his campaign World Cup group, "said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday, referring to the fight with wrestlers Holland could be the ideal opportunity to experiment.

Collaboration with the host and the pre-tournament favorite has relied heavily on the presentation of his powerful batting line-up, and Dhoni said he was still looking for the best combination of bowling.

India has persisted with only four specialists in their three Group B matches Bowling so far, and if Dhoni insisted these figures will not change, leftarm seam Nehra and offspinner Ashwin could queue for a match against the Dutch in New Delhi Wednesday.

Answerer Slowpitch Kotla Ashwin, in particular, and Nehra has recovered after a back injury and discomfort tonight's practice session after the press conference Dhoni.

"It's always good to have all players to see what options you have," said Dhoni. "The important thing is to win every game, but we will give them (Ashwin and Nehra) an opportunity, especially at the stage of the league before entering the second round."

India's current bowling conceded 283 in Bangladesh, 338 in a draw against England was not exactly dominant against Ireland, and the team is short of time to get it right before the quarter- final.

Fiery Tait Eager For Fresh Cup Aggro

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has said he hopes his dust with Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan are things of things to come to the World Cup as he attempts to get under the skin of drummers.

There was a time during the leaching of Colombo last Saturday Slingshot Speedster Tait and beautiful Dilshan exchange some heated words.

In the second over of the match, cutting the cord Dilshan Tait slip for a first-ball boundary, which is rarely appreciated by any fast bowler.

"Things started a bit ago," said Tait, who had his revenge three balls later when he dismissed Dilshan.

"It's a dangerous player, so I attack your mind and try to get under his skin a little and vice versa, that was mine."

"If you start both and there are few words exchanged, it's nice to get the wicket. It worked pretty well for me."

The 28 year old Tait international cricket left in 2008 because of repeated injuries and decided to concentrate on shorter formats to ensure that it still has a career.

Aussies Braced For 'Brilliant' Malinga

Australia versatile Steve Smith praised on Wednesday the story Lasith Malinga manufacturer as "brilliant" as the defending champions have drawn up plans to combat deflector Sri Lanka in the World Cup.

Malinga brand Assembly New Yorkers and feet, crushing helped a career-best 6 to 38, including a second World Cup hat-trick as the home team defeated Kenya by nine wickets on Tuesday.

On Saturday, in turn, Australia to deal with Malinga, who is now fully recovered from back injury that prevented him from their first two games of the tournament.

"Malinga was brilliant," said Smith. "The field (R. Premadasa Stadium) varied little, and helped to swing the ball. Sri Lanka to be a good challenge for us. "

Australia, who defeated Sri Lanka 2007 final, and the fourth World Cup race saw looked impressive so far away from Zimbabwe, 91 tracks, and enjoy a seven-wicket victory against New Zealand.

"For us, the great challenge of playing against Sri Lanka here. They play really well in these conditions. "

Sri Lanka defeated Australia away from home in November and 21 leg-break bowler Smith hopes to slam brakes free scoring batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

We're Back in Business, Says Sangakkara

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday described his strike bowler Lasith Malinga destroy Kenya, said his team had proved to be back in business after the defeat in Pakistan.

Kenya scan to 142 all out off 43.4 Transfers of R. Premadasa Stadium, Collins Obuya scoring 52 and his brother David Obuya to 51

But Malinga destroy all hopes of Africans had been to Sri Lanka a total challenge, taking 6-38 in a devastating wave of fast bowling, including his second World Cup hat-trick.

"I thought it was important the way back from the Saturday," Sangakkara said, referring to his defeat by Pakistan 11.

"It was a good game and were unlucky to have lost their loved ones, but we've shown that we are a good team, strong in mind and came out and finished the game quite well."

"We tried to stop whenever we can and keep wickets so that should be the end and Lasith as usual, the sample which is in turn the ball, did a good job for us," added the skipper .

Irish Will Ensure England Keep Eye On The Ball

England return on Wednesday to the scene of their thrilling tied against India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium against an Ireland team who they would take lightly at their peril World Cup Group B.

They are a little harder of the two qualifying groups and although England, India, South Africa and the Caribbean must pass the quarter-finals at the end of March, Ireland is fully capable of reversing one of them in their day.

In 2007, famous men Trent Johnston is upset Pakistan to send them packing after the first round, a result also remembers the death shortly after the coach of the subcontinent, Bob Woolmer.

England has already given a warning against the so-called "small" nations, the Netherlands, that might just eight balls remaining on Tuesday.

Andrew Strauss, however, men have proved to be red-hot form, bat, matching India's huge total of 338 on Sunday, one of the most memorable cricket match ever, not to mention the World Cup.

In all, England has been chasing down the 630 works in their two games so far in front of the port captain Strauss having accumulated 246 is currently leading the batting charts in the tournament.

India, England Fans Face Security Clampdown

About 3,000 police will boost security in major conflicts in the world of India's Cup against England on Sunday after the violence in mid-week when the desperate efforts of the amateur entries.

"We drove about 3,000 police, 700 traffic policemen in and around the stadium to ensure foolproof security for Sunday's game," Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said Friday.

Fans of the police baton-charged, after thousands had queued on Wednesday night outside of Mr. Chinnaswamy stadium in the vain hope of putting his hand over the ticket allocation for 7000.

According to estimates, the crowd figure at 30,000 for the land and the police were widely criticized for their heavy-handed response with pictures of officers armed with bamboo circulates rapidly around the world.

Panic ticket has been partially caused by last-minute decision to watch the game at Eden Gardens in Calcutta.

"The special security provided for the hundreds of England fans expected to arrive in town to watch the game," said Bidari.

Bangladesh Eye Revenge Against Ireland

Four years ago, Ireland had defeated Bangladesh by 74 runs in the Super Eights phase of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean before beating the Asian teams in the Twenty20 World Cup in England in 2009.

Bangladesh will be fully aware that another misstep, it would be difficult for them to reach the knockout phase as they have to beat Ireland and Holland, and one side of England, South Africa and the Caribbean.

Although they lost against India, Bangladesh did not bat well, chasing a mammoth 370 Shakib than 283 men sent to nine and 50 acquisitions.

Opener Tamim Iqbal led the chase with a 70, while Chakib scored a century and a half. In addition Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim and Hasan Raqibul throughout the summer begins.

tomorrow's game is likely to revert to the former captain Mohammad Ashraful will be lent solidarity to the order of the medium.

But their concern about the bowling lackluster Bangladesh, which enabled India pile up 370 in the opening. Their Seamer Shafiul Islam went 69 runs in seven movements, while his new ball partner bled Rubel Hossain, 60 runs in 10 wicketless transfers.

England May Walk into India Spin Trap

When India reached England, a high-profile World Cup match in Bangalore on Sunday, it is not surprising if the name of their second specialist spinner in the playing eleven.

Spinners have attracted attention in the first games on low, slow pitches, with Zimbabwe goes to the extreme of using five men are slow to take the champions to fight for Australia works in Ahmedabad, the Monday.

Performance Zimbabwe spinners Raymond Price, Prosper Utseya and Graeme Cremer, who gave a combined 127 equivalent to 30 overs against a huge joke Assembly will encourage owners to turn to turn.

India with three specialist seamers and a cone (Harbhajan Singh) in the opening match against Bangladesh, but realized they were under a quality spinner after pacem Shanthakumaran Sreesanth flight 53 in five overs.

They do not have to pay dearly Sreesanth off-day, because they had already posted a massive 370-4, for a total they successfully defended.

But the hosts must be on your toes against England with an excellent drummer.

England captain Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott smashed a team of half a century to win against the Netherlands on Tuesday, but off-spinner Graeme Swann shares with the ball was just as important.

Swann demonstrates the importance of spin when he finished 2-35 from 10 movements governed.

England will have their first big test Indian spin masters are more likely to contain the leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

New Zealand Eye Aussie Win To Lift Spirits

New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori believes a victory over World Cup trans-Tasman rivals Australia will contribute to lifting national spirits devastated by the deadly earthquake Christchurch.

The team of 15 people desperate efforts for news about heart caught in Tuesday's earthquake of 6.3 magnitude which killed at least 65 people, with the team conceded left shocked and numbed by tragedy .

"The greatest thing we can do is to win the Australian hopefully help bring some relief to people who are so rough for a home," said Vettori.

"It was a tough day. Five or six of the team and management team based in Christchurch, so it's been a difficult time for them to discover that their families are safe."

"We all have family or friends in Christchurch, it has been difficult. We feel it too, and the Canterbury community is in our thoughts and prayers. "

"It's hard to deal with its context. The guys think about the wives and children at home who are struggling with the consequences. It can be a distraction, which will be a testing time."

New Zealand players who face the defending champions Australia in Nagpur on Friday, is regularly used Twitter throughout the day in search of information and offer his condolences.

"Everybody families are good, but very flat and numbness in the team," veteran Scott Styris writing. "The training was difficult."

Opening drummer Martin Guptill said thoughts were with their fellow team.

"Thoughts are with those in Chch today. Horrible thing to have happened again," Guptill tweeted.

England vs Netherlands Live Cricket Match Highlights

Netherlands vs England Live Cricket Match Highlights: Watch Cricket Match England meets Netherlands.Netherlands vs England Cricket Match Scheduled at

England in the Netherlands in the fifth game of the 2011 World Cup. The game will be played in Nagpur VCA February 22 and will be a day-night game.

Netherlands hope that their captain, Peter Borren recovers from his injury, but more importantly, it is all-rounder Ryan ten hours Doeschate who expect a move. If Borren evil is still a good chance that Bas Zuiderent replace him on the bench.

England, the best opportunity to play good cricket in this tournament is a great victory for the opposition to begin. They expect the measure will have some sort of career after a poor performance against Canada and the bowlers to deal with disability issues to manage.

England vs Netherlands Match Scheduled:

ICC Cricket world cup 2011

England vs Netherlands

Date: Tue Feb 22, 2011 09:00 GMT

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

ICC Cricket world cup 2011 England Team :

Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Moin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Ajmal Shahzad, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy, James Anderson.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Netherlands Team :

Peter Borren, Adeel Raja, Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari,Atse Buurman, Tom Cooper,Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee , Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots,Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent.

Australia Struggle To Break Free From Zimbabwean Spin

Champions Australia were originally linked Zimbabwe's spinners, before and managed to get free 262 service operates six of their opening match of the World Cup on Monday.

Entangled by a barrage of spin bowling inspired Australia prudent in their approach at the beginning and the need of a few powerful blows to the final before a packed stadium in Ahmedabad district in an area that does not have demons in him.

Lusty frames by Vice-captain Michael Clarke (58 not from 55 balls), David Hussey and Steve Smith at the end of the innings ensured Australia passed 250-run mark.

Zimbabwe began with pacem Chris Mpofu and the experienced left arm spinner Ray Price at the other end and the two players managed to keep open Shane Watson (79) and Brad Haddin under control, because he managed a paltry 28 runs in the first 10 overs .

Haddin, 16, was lucky to survive when the ball towards the stumps after hitting the block, but failed to reap the sureties.

What was surprising was the approach of the work, which never seemed to attack the bowling, except 14 transferred from Mpofu who went for 17 points and included four boundaries.

Sweep shot, the batsmen selected against slow bowling was not working a lot, because Zimbabwe's spinners crossed sweaters dizzying pace.

At one point, had more than 17 overs per hour, three more than the desired amount.

Zimbabweans also used the appropriate decision review system and became successful in both their references to get rid of Watson and Haddin leg before their spinners.

India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2011 Cricket Match Highlights

Bangladesh vs India World Cup 2011 Cricket Match Highlights: Today's World Cup 2011 Cricket Match between India amd Bangladesh.Bangladesh vs India World Cup 2011 Cricket Match scheduled at 19 Feb 2011, Time:14:00 IST'

India take on Bangladesh in the first game of the 2011 World Cup. The game will be played on 19 February and will be played at Shere Bangla Mirpur inches

India and Bangladesh have both won their opening match in the warm-up matches. India defeated Australia in a low-scoring match, while Bangladesh has burned Canadians in another game This game is a game of rancor between the two parties in a variety of reasons.

On the one hand, Bangladesh had beaten in the first game, both sides have played in the 2007 World Cup. In consequence of this, if India has sent packing from the tournament and they were waiting for this opportunity-cons attack.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, it is unfortunate that the Indian opener Sehwag calling for a normal team in a test match a year ago and seems to ensure that they can do to eat his words.

India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2011 Cricket Match Details:

India vs Bangladesh - Match 1 of ICC Cricket World cup 2011 - Group B

Date:19 Feb 2011, Time:14:00 IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Bangladesh

Lyon Meets Nancy Soccer Match

The first round match of the Ligue 1 a24a is meeting at the Stade Gerland in Lyon, where Olympique receives the reply, Nancy.

After 23 rounds this past competition season, the host team, ranked Lyon A4a rankings with 38 points accumulated, while his opponent, Nancy, was at the bottom of the league, ranking with 28 points a14a close .

Between the two teams have played 18 direct meetings, not less than 15 were won by Lyon, only one of Nancy, while the two parties ended in a draw. Olympique is a return to form, the proof being the last round match of the players on the field at St.

Etienne, where they have won a resounding 4-1 through goals by Gomis marcarte, ag-Bayal, Bastos and Briand, while Nancy and passing it through a return to managing a victory with Auxerre, 3-1 in round previously. Lyon is free but can Ligue1 most valuable team, which included the best players in recent years in France, Gourcouff, Gomis, Lisandro, etc. Bastos.

But like i said in some meetings still need matches together to be fully known, while Nancy is a weak team that ranked each season about the battle to save from relegation, or a place of middle ranking.

We are confident that Lyon will be able to continue the series of victories that started with Saint Etienne, and in this first match of the round will be able to establish itself firmly enough in front of Nancy, who do not believe they come with hopes Stade Gerland too big. Lyon win disability prognosis.

Skippers in Rickshaws As World Cup Opens

Opening Ceremony of the World Cup was launched on Thursday, heads of 14 competing teams marched through the historic draped Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka rickshaw colored.

Protected by a glass plate armor, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina saw that the house pattern Shakib Al Hasan has received an enthusiastic reception from the packed room on arrival at the rear of the parade unusual.

two-hour event, with Ricky Ponting, captain of defending champions Australia have resulted in a sparkling three-wheeled parade of 3500 saw the artists to put the show reflects the Indian, Sri Lanka and the culture of Bangladesh.

India singer Sonu Nigam and Runa Laila based in Bangladesh and the veteran Canadian rocker Bryan Adams was the title of the book.

"I hope the game will be memorable and exciting," said Sheikh Hasina.

"It gives me great pleasure to declare at the 2011 Cricket World Cup open."

Dhaka has been spruced up for the World Cup, which seeks to take advantage of a golden opportunity to rebrand a country often known as the devastating floods and cyclones.

The poorest nation in South Asia has invested more than $ 100 million to store for the tournament co-hosted with India and Sri Lanka, watching the final as the biggest event since independence in 1971.

The beggars were paid to stay off the roads, street vendors were evicted from overcrowded sidewalks and buildings given a fresh coat of paint. Efforts were also made to reduce congestion in the capital infamous lively.

Although the hosts of Bangladesh in 1949, only eight games in two places in Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong, the whole nation is an excerpt from the cricket fever.

Opening Ceremony To Inaugurate The World Cup

Cricket World Cup is set to be inaugurated with a ceremony here Thursday that the showpiece game returns to the subcontinent after 15 years, took off from the controversy over the Gardens of Eden is a game stripped of that famous is co-organizers from India.

The capital of Bangladesh, which has been renewed for the biggest event in the history of cricket, will be the focus of the Cricket World with a two-hour show of song, dance and laser shows at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Internationally renowned rock star Bryan Adams and Indian vocal trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will be among the performers set the stage for the tournament, which is the growing role of the entertainment aspect has begun to play the game.

Two days later, Bangladesh and the co-organizers from India in the conflict opener at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on the outskirts of Dhaka marks the onset of 43 days spread over 13 sites in three countries.

The other host country Sri Lanka begin their campaign against Canada in a small group, meeting in Colombo on Sunday.

The subcontinent has his first meeting with the World Cup, when India and Pakistan, hosted in 1987, before Sri Lanka joined them in 1996.

It is appropriate that the World Cup was held in the subcontinent as the region itself in the middle of the game, while 1992 champions Pakistan will be one of the co-organizers and Bangladesh, in its twenty-fifth anniversary of cricket one day.

Rivals shrug off World Cup fears

Four years ago in the Caribbean, Australia marched relentlessly to a historic third straight victory, while others played catch-up.

The former Australian captain Ian Chappell said India, Sri Lanka, the Ashes-winning England, South Africa and Australia are strong competitors at this time.

"Unlike 2007, where it was just a question of: Who will meet Australia in the final, this time defending champions are not the favorites," Chappell wrote in a recent column.

With the unpredictable, but very talented, Pakistanis also mix, and two-time champion West Indies and New Zealand in the title race is open.

"This could be anyone's tournament," Kapil Dev, captain of the world champion of 1983 in India, told AFP.

"The conditions will be favorable to teams from the subcontinent, but may not remove other pages. They have all played enough in this part of the world to know what to expect."

Australia has dominated the World Cup dramatically, winning in 1999, 2003 and 2007 to add to their first win under Allan Border in 1987.

They poured much of their capacity after retirement match-winners Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds.

But they proved they are still a force in limited overs cricket at impact, a recent home series against England day after losing the ashes.

Their preparation has suffered a double blow to the reliable method for the drummer Mike Hussey and out of roulette Nathan Hauritz was excluded from the tournament through injury.

Australia also had an awakening when they lost their opening warm-up match against India, undone by spin on a turning track. In contrast, began in Sri Lanka and South Africa with great victories in practice games.

Injuries to key players have also hit other sides, with England striker Eoin Morgan drummer, India paceman Praveen Kumar and Pakistan Sohail Tanveer all sailors out of the tournament.

England captain Andrew Strauss was optimistic before the event.

"We really believe we can do very well. We are very excited about it. We are here to win, obviously, no doubt. I think we feel like we have an excellent opportunity," he said.

Waqar Wants World Cup Jinx Broken

As a player, Waqar Younis had nothing but bad memories of the World Cup. Now that the coach, he is a challenge to reverse Pakistan talented team still uneven.

"Well, it's true that the World Cup has not been very kind to me, but it is a challenge and motivated to fight and get another chance to coach a talented team that can win the tournament," said Waqar.

Waqar, now 39, was considered one of the most potent fast bowling in his first wicket-taking deliveries occur on all surfaces, the best known is his toe-crushing Yorker.

Together with his compatriot Wasim Akram, one of the best left-arm pacemen never played cricket, Waqar formed a devastating new ball pair, fondly remembered "two states" clearing best joke line-up of their day.

Waqar was the most important weapon in Pakistan 1992 World Cup in Australia, but weeks before the event was forced to return home in tears without playing a game due to injury. "It 's been a nightmare coming back from injury," says Waqar.

"Yes, it hurts sometimes, that I was not part of it, but I still remember going to Lahore airport to receive the winning team on their return. It 's always with me when I arrived and I always care about great victory for Pakistan. I watched the World Cup at home in Lahore. Every game was fun to watch and we had at the end of the tournament was very exciting and it was when I missed the most. "

Sehwag To Captain Delhi Daredevils in IPL-4

India dashing opening batsman Virender Sehwag leads Delhi heads huge fourth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

The open-32-year-old Delhi was part of the Delhi Daredevils IPL has been started in 2008. Under his leadership Delhi Daredevils reached the semifinals in the first two editions of the IPL and also leads the league scene in 2009.

Sehwag said it expects to new heights, taking Daredevils IPL-4.

"For me, there may be another team Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. As someone who grew up playing cricket in New Delhi, I am very proud to play for Delhi Daredevils. I am delighted to part of the Delhi Daredevils and lead the team" said Sehwag.

Bommidala Srinivas, president of GMR Sports, said Sehwag was the inspiration and strength for young and experienced players.

"He's a leader who opens the way by example, he said.

PB Vanchi, director of GMR Sports, said: .. "Viru has been an integral part of Delhi Daredevils on the day it was formed, it was the face of the team and an icon is better suited to lead our team Sehwag style of offensive play early in the innings gave the tone for the rest of the team. "

Canada Eye Upsets, Second Round Of World Cup

Cricket minnows Canada is not going to be whipping boys the world championships are determined to cause interference, and go to the second round, skipper Ashish Bagai said on Thursday.

Canadians are a group in Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Kenya's 14-nation tournament hosted by February 19 to April 2, together with India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

After warm-up matches against Bangladesh, February 12 and England four days later, Canadians opened their campaign against Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksha the new International Cricket Stadium in Galle on 20 February.

"Beating Zimbabwe and Kenya, and the surprise against four other teams is our goal," New Delhi-born Bagai told a news conference hours after his arrival in Dhaka from Dubai.

"We discussed our expectations and objectives of the internal team. If we do not have this, do not think there is anywhere in the World Cup."

Canada had a decent bowling attack and Henry Osinde Khurram Chohan while John Davison has some much needed experience at the top of the order, he added.

"Also, we have young guys this time. Three sub-19s (Hiral Patel Ruvindu Gunasekera, Nitish Kumar) on top of the stick around, they're a little inexperienced, but very exciting players.

Kenya Views 2nd Round As World Cup Success

At the time, the East African nation has defeated Canada, champion of the 1996 World Cup in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in its historic run to the semi-finals in South Africa. Everything has been downhill since then.

Last month, Kenya has lost five out of five matches against provincial teams on tour in India who would prepare for the World Cup on the subcontinent, highlighting the magnitude of the task and what extent the country has fallen behind in terms of cricket. Tikolo, 39, will play his fifth World Cup before retiring and is still the basis of the lineup batting.

Allrounder Thomas Odoyo was also a great experience, and last four appearances at the World Cup. Brothers David Collins and obviate both played over 60 international limited overs and Peter Ongondo kept bowling attack together with Odoyo in over 10 years.

It is not a new talent that has delayed the development of cricket in Kenya. "Sad to say, with very little growth in popularity of the sport after I started playing 26 years ago," said Tikolo.

Only 20 years, drummer Seren Waters has shown promising results, which makes one forget one trip century from Kenya to India before it was recalled during his university in England. Kenya, under the new captain Jimmy Kamande, has been grouped with defending champions Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Canada and Zimbabwe.

Smith Predicts An Open, High Scoring World Cup

South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes that the next ICC Cricket World Cup "open" tournament grounds in a quiet peninsula offers some exciting high-scoring matches.

STRESSING the importance of batting power play in the mega-event, Smith said a good finish in the two departments batting and bowling will be the key to success in the tournament begins February 19 in Dhaka.

"The conditions will be quite a paste of the environment, if scores can be quite high. I think we have five solid top and the top six batting lineup. Finished with bat and ball, is something we must be very strong. I think that will be crucial throughout the World Cup, "Smith told the weekly Sunday Independent before his departure for the World Cup to be hosted jointly by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"Power-play for three, when and how it is used and how it is dealt with both bat and ball, it is also important."

"For me the power play three is not so much when you take it, but how you play in its implementation. We talked a lot, and when you take. I personally would like to take it when you guys are and there will be a good partnership going or where, when the boys have just started a butterfly, "he added.

Refusing to predict a winner, the leader of South Africa acknowledged that it would be "very open World Cup."

"He is very open World Cup. England have good players who are fit for the World Cup. Australia remain very strong performers in this form of gambling. Fatigue of them could be a problem. I think that England is home for three days before traveling to India for the World Cup, "said Smith.

Ponting Confident Of Making World Cup

Australia captain Ricky Ponting said Monday he was convinced that he should be able to play the World Cup this month, despite a finger injury.

Ponting, who missed the final Ashes test and all seven games of one-day series against England after a broken finger surgery recently, said the injury is improving rapidly. 

"It's much better now than it was last week," Ponting said at the Allan Border Medal presentation in Melbourne. "I'm back in the nets this week, had three hits good, a bit of time there, so in reality is probably a little more advanced than I thought it would."

Australia go into the World Cup played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in search of a fourth consecutive title. Ponting said he had been frustrating one month away, but think how the team had done in his absence, thrashing England 6-1 in their ODI series, showed that they were ready to defend their crown.

"I'm really proud of how the boys have played in recent weeks, led Michael (Clark) and Cameron has a good (white) led the side very well in Perth, and we started to get some guys back in top form at the right time, "he said.

"We still have some injury concerns, but hopefully the middle of this month and the beginning of March we will be on track to win the World Cup."

Ponting said it was difficult to play on the subcontinent, but the Australian team which leaves on Wednesday, they have players who appeared in these conditions. "We're going there with a balanced team as far as youth and experience is concerned, and gamers who have had some success in the past," he said. The tournament begins February 19.

Pakistan Cricket Board Will Get USD 400000 Per Match

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be paid about $ 400 000 each game was to organize the World Cup, which could not be seen in the country because of security concerns.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has left Pakistan in 14 games and distributed among the other three co-hosts - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - but the PCB is always paid accommodation expenses.

Sources in the PCB told PTI that the Host Country Agreement signed by the co-organizers with the ICC, will all host countries have about $ 400,000 per game, the host.

"The number could be as high as $ 500,000, $ 400,000, but it is confirmed," said a source.

"It was basically the solution prepared in the dispute between the PCB and the ICC on the issue of human accommodation, which led to the PCB to send a legal notice to the world body governing the sport after the withdrawal fighting in 2009, "the source said.

It is also responsible for the semifinals, moved to Pakistan after the attack on militants from the team of Sri Lanka in Lahore in March 2009.

The source said that the Court had, after Pakistan had withdrawn its legal opinion, agree that, even if no match will be held in Pakistan for security reasons, the CCP would pay the cost of accommodation per game.

The source said that Pakistan will also get a share of revenue from gate receipts, advertising and sale of land to the boxes where his share of games will be held today in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"The host country pays for lodging by the International Criminal Court, the other participating nations will receive their share of the total turnover of the ICC World Cup," said the source.

The source added that the ICC had informed the CPC that the contributions of the World Cup would be allowed 90 days after the tournament ended, in accordance with the procedures.

The source also said the ICC has also allowed most of the costs of PCB arrested last year because of the failure of the Council to submit audited accounts for previous years, including the share of turnover of Pakistan business of the Champions Trophy and ICC World Cup T20.

"So even if the teams are not necessarily the touring Pakistan at the time, PCBs, would be a good financial standing after the World Cup," the source said.

Pakistan is scheduled to play all six of the group's revenues in several locations in Sri Lanka and, despite the ICC move matches in Pakistan, leading companies and organizations have invested heavily in World Cup campaigns to promote their brands.

DRS and Super Over To Make Debut at ICC Cricket WC 2011

Much-debated decision to change the system (DRS) and the Super as the use, if the street games in the knockout stages, would World Cup debut in the upcoming fantasy racing Peninsula in February 19.DRS used for test matches selectively, when the two competing teams on the boards of management have agreed to its implementation, has consistently opposed the Indian government.

Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga Former world champion was published today in its unconditional support to a role here.

"If the Court has the technology, which might as well use it and give the advantage to the players. This is a World Cup and a decision can change the game," said Ranatunga.

DRS, which has been used in some series of two tests, leaving the others because they have not reached agreement on the tables, making its entry into force of ODI cricket after the test phase of the Australia-England series is currently underway.

"Each team is allowed to make two unsuccessful review requests per innings Player. If a player test results of the judge reconsider his initial decision, if this application was a success and does not limit innings.

If the arbitrator's decision has not changed, they fail Player, "Reading state conditions.

"After two requests for a team, no player will receive the request for review of the inning the team now, tell me the conditions for DRS tournament.

"If the player following a review, an arbitrator upheld the decision of 'Out', but another method of dismissal of those for which the original decision was issued, the application still be considered a failure.

"If, after review of a player, a referee insists that a decision of" No "because of the benefit is a non-ball for no reason, and therefore do not require verification of orbit ball later, so it will not be counted as a failure and demand does not count toward the limit of fish. "

Judges have also got a TV guide on balls pitching strains to interpret laws on the leg before wicket when required to use the DRS.

"Using technology to determine where the ball well (as per Law 36.1 (b)), a third judge should refer to the" point "(or center), and the ball. So, if 50 percent of ball pitches outside the line of leg stump, so do not LBW Termination is possible.

"When you use the replay to decide the time when the gate is raised (as per Law 28.1), a third judge ruled that this is the first photo, where he bails is (or can be inferred), and lost any contact with the strains and guarantees the highest picture show definitively removed from the top, and strains. "

Section 36 deals with LBW decisions and the relevant sub is about to launch ball in accordance with the mid-wicket off the wicket or the attacker.

Fitness To Be The Biggest Concern For Team India : Kumble

The former Test captain Anil Kumble Believes that India is the best opportunity to bring up the ODI World Cup since 1983, but the condition of the players would be a major problem, and ending on 28-year-old jinx is because that the team is injury-free during the event.

"My only concern is the ability of boys. If they can last the whole tournament without injury, they could probably regain the Cup," Kumble told PTI in an interview before February 19 to March 2 mega-event to be held in the sub continent.

Kumble said the Indian, the reigning champions Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka are the other favorites for the coveted trophy.

"We have a very bright possibility, is probably our best chance to win the Cup," said Kumble.

Kumble balancing advantages that India had to win back the title won last by Kapil Devils in 1983.

"We have a lot of benefits going to the tournament. Encourgaing type of players. The quality of players is good. Some of the all rounders, and a chip that can both bat and ball," said Kumble, who was part of India's World Cup campaigns in 1996 (at home), 1999 (England), 2003 (South Africa) and 2007 (West Indies).

the most successful player of India considers the subcontinent dust would be a great advantage for India.

"In addition to the shape and quality of the players, the places we play well we know our conditions. We know what we can expect," said Kumble, who as chairman of the cricketer of Karnataka, has devoted his time to carry out World Cup matches in the city.

There is talk of a disappointment to lose 1996 semifinals and the finals in 2003, Kumble said. "We came very close to winning was disappointing that we did what we could as a team every time we got close and lost, we knew we had to wait a long time as the World Cup will be played only once every four . year. "

Asked Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his sixth consecutive World Cup, will face a strong pressure for the home crowd, Kumble said: "It 's been around for 21 years so there is no doubt that it is under pressure .."

"He plays his best I've seen. He was relaxed in all the matches I've seen. If he plays the World Cup than any other ODI, he scored a lot of tracks," Kumble said.

When India set to win the title, but lost the 2003 final, Kumble said Tendulkar, like the rest of the team, I was terribly disappointed.

"Given that we were very close to victory in 2003, I am sure Sachin will be eager to win the trophy that eluded him. The whole team will also be difficult to regain the Cup after five attempts (since 1983).

Kumble said that expectations are high that the whole nation is looking for players to win the title.

"The expectations will be there as everybody wants the team to victory. But the players have the experience to cope," he said.

In addition, the top team, Kumble seemed Pakistan would be a surprise package.

"Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be front runners for the title with India. But we can not underestimate Pakistan, you never know what they could do.

They are an unpredictable side, "said Kumble.

Kumble newly elected Committee has ensured that the players receive the rich deserve.The changing facilities have been renovated. Box Media Outdoor has been conditioned. All the Chinnaswamy stadium, which will host five World Cup, plus two warm-up matches, received a new coat of paint.

"The players deserve the best. Without them there would be no race tracks, the public," said Kumble.

India's Sehwag 'Fit' For World Cup

Sehwag, 32, has ruled India for the recent one day series against South Africa due to a shoulder injury, raising doubts about his fitness before the tournament, which begins Feb. 19.

"I felt pain in his shoulder," Sehwag said. "So (I thought it was) just to stop the South African one-dayers. I do not want to be injured during the tour of South Africa and Miss World Cup. I came back and went to Germany to see a couple of doctors. I have a couple injections and now I'm fine. "

"I'm going to the National Cricket Academy (Bangalore), and spend a couple of days does not control everything - if I can bowl and throw, but if I can not, so I have to give But the moment I'm fully fit. ".

Sehwag, with 7,380 runs in 228 one-day international matches, is considered essential for the fate of India's batting in the top flight, organized jointly by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The aggressive right-hander said the team was optimistic about their link to open against Bangladesh in Dhaka. India lost to minnows in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean, a defeat which led to their early exit from the tournament.

Afridi backs For Fob Slam By PCB For Not Naming Captain

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on Thursday backed Shahid Afridi to lead the side in the World Cup and hit out at the Cricket Board (PCB) for delaying the appointment.

Akram said Pakistan has the potential do well in the mega event but the side need to know leader as soon as possible.

"Pakistan can be a dangerous team. No one can altogether write off Pakistan's chances in the World Cup. They have the capability to do well, but first and foremost the captain has to be named," said Akram, among the finest left-arm pace bowlers in the history of the game.

"But they don't have a captain with just 15 days left for the tournament. I don't know the reasons behind the delay. Even Shahid Afridi must be under pressure. The sooner the captain is named, the better for the team," said the former all-rounder, who was a dangerous lower order batsman.

He backed swashbuckling all-rounder Afridi to lead his country in the February 19-April 2 tournament.

"I would go for Afridi, although Misbah (Ul-Haq) is performing well (as Test captain), but he's not a magician. Afridi has been the captain for a reasonable period of time. The World Cup is too close to change a captain.

ICC Announces Umpire and Match Referee Appointments For CWC 2011

Steve Davis of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Kumar Dharmasena of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires and a former World Cup winner with Sri Lanka in 1996, will stand in the tournament opener which will be played between Bangladesh and India in Mirpur on Saturday 19 February.

Billy Doctrove and Asad Rauf, both from the elite panel, will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively while Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referee will be the match referee.

The 58-year-old Davis has so far umpired in 95 ODIs. If all goes according to plan, on 9 March in New Delhi he will become the 14th umpire to complete a century of ODIs when he will officiate in the India-Netherlands match.

The 39-year-old Dharmasena, who played 31 Tests and 141 ODIs as on off-spinner for Sri Lanka from 1993-2004, has officiated in 19 ODIs to date.

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996, Dharmasena was Sri Lanka's second most successful bowler, along with Chaminda Vaas, with six wickets while the table was topped by Muttiah Muralidaran who took seven wickets. In the final against Australia at Lahore, Dharmasena had match figures of 10-0-47-1 as Sri Lanka won by seven wickets with 22 balls to spare.

Besides Davis and Dharmasena, others who will share the on-field responsibilities in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 include ICC Umpire of the Year 1009 and 2010, Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Daryl Harper, Tony Hill, Asoka de Silva, four-time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel, Rod Tucker (all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires), Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Amish Saheba and Shahvir Tarapore (all from the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires).

The match referees for the event, besides Madugalle, are Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Roshan Mahanama and Andy Pycroft (all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees).
Appointments for the knock-out matches will be announced in due course.


Saturday 12 Feb: Zimbabwe v South Africa (d/n), Chennai --- Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker, Asoka de Silva (third), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Saturday 12 Feb: West Indies v Kenya (d), Colombo --- Nigel Llong and Daryl Harper, Ian Gould (third), Graeme La Brooy (referee)

Saturday 12 Feb: New Zealand v Ireland (d/n), Nagpur - Marais Erasmus and Buddhi Pradhan, Sanjay Hazare (third)

Saturday 12 Feb: Sri Lanka v Netherlands (d/n), Pallekele - Shahvir Tarapore and Tony Hill, Ranmore Martinesz (third), Alan Hurst (referee)

Saturday 12 Feb: Bangladesh v Canada (d/n), Chittagong - Enamul Hoque-Moni and Kumar Dharmasena, Asad Rauf (third), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Sunday 13 Feb: India v Australia (d/n), Bengaluru --- Richard Kettleborough and Aleem Dar, Amish Saheba (third), Sudhir Asnani (fourth) Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Tuesday 15 Feb: Australia v South Africa (d/n), Bengaluru - Amish Saheba and Aleem Dar, Richard Kettleborough (third), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Tuesday 15 Feb: Bangladesh v Pakistan (d/n), Dhaka --- Steve Davis and Billy Doctrove, Bruce Oxenford (third), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Tuesday 15 Feb: Ireland v Zimbabwe (d), Nagpur - Marais Erasmus and Buddhi Pradhan, Sanjay Hazare (third)
Tuesday 15 Feb: Netherland vs Kenya (d/n), Pallekele - Shahvir Tarapore and Tony Hill, Tyron Wijewardena (third)

Tuesday 15 Feb: Sri Lanka v West Indies (d/n), Colombo --- Ian Gould and Nigel Llong, Daryl Harper (third), Chris Broad (referee)

Wednesday 16 Feb: India v New Zealand (d/n), Chennai --- Rod Tucker and Asoka de Silva, Simon Taufel (third), Sudhir Asnani (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Wednesday 16 Feb: England v Canada (d), Fatullah - Enamul Hoque-Moni and Asad Rauf, Kumar Dharmasena (third), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Wednesday 18 Feb: England v Pakistan (d/n), Fatullah --- Bruce Oxenford and Billy Doctrove, Steve Davis (third), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)


Saturday 19 Feb --- Bangladesh v India (d/n), Dhaka- Steve Davis and Kumar Dharmasena, Billy Doctrove (third), Asad Rauf (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Sunday 20 Feb --- New Zealand v Kenya (d), Chennai --- Rod Tucker and Marais Erasmus, Aleem Dar (third), Sudhir Asnani (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Sunday 20 Feb --- Sri Lanka v Canada (d/n), Hambantota --- Ian Gould and Shahvir Tarapore, Tony Hill (third), Daryl Harper (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Monday 21 Feb --- Australia v Zimbabwe (d/n), Ahmedabad --- Asoka de Silva and Richard Kettleborough, Amish Saheba (third), Simon Taufel (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Tuesday 22 Feb --- England v Netherlands (d/n), Nagpur --- Asad Rauf and Brice Oxenford, Kumar Dharmasena (third), Steve Davis (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Wednesday 23 Feb --- Pakistan v Kenya (d/n), Hambantota --- Tony Hill and Nigel Llong, Daryl Harper (third), Shahvir Tarapore (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Thursday 24 Feb --- South Africa v West Indies (d/n), New Delhi --- Simon Taufel and Amish Saheba, Asoka de Silva (third), Richard Kettleborough (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Friday 25 Feb --- Australia v New Zealand (d), Nagpur --- Billy Doctrove and Kumar Dharmasena, Asad Rauf (third), Bruce Oxenford (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Friday 25 Feb --- Bangladesh v Ireland (d/n), Dhaka --- Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker, Billy Bowden (third), Marais Erasmus (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Saturday 26 Feb --- Sri Lanka v Pakistan (d/n), Colombo --- Daryl Harper and Ian Gould, Nigel Llong (third), Tony Hill (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Sunday 27 Feb --- India v England (d/n), Bengaluru --- Billy Bowden and Marais Erasmus, Rod Tucker (third), Aleem Dar (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Monday 28 Feb --- West Indies v Netherlands, (d/n) New Delhi --- Amish Saheba and Simon Taufel, Richard Kettleborough (third), Asoka de Silva (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Monday 28 Feb --- Zimbabwe v Canada (d), Nagpur --- Asad Rauf and Bruce Oxenford, Steve Davis (third), Billy Doctrove (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Tuesday 1 Mar --- Sri Lanka v Kenya (d), Colombo --- Tony Hill and Shahvir Tarapore, Ian Gould (third), Daryl Harper (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Wednesday 2 Mar --- England v Ireland (d/n), Bengaluru --- Aleem Dar and Billy Bowden, Marais Erasmus (third), Rod Tucker (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee )

Thursday 3 Mar --- South Africa v Netherlands (d), Mohali --- Asoka de Silva and Richard Kettleborough, Simon Taufel (third), Amish Saheba (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Thursday 3 Mar --- Pakistan v Canada (d/n), Colombo --- Daryl Harper and Nigel Llong, Tony Hill (third), Ian Gould (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Friday 4 Mar --- New Zealand v Zimbabwe (d), Ahmedabad --- Aleem Dar and Marais Erasmus, Rod Tucker (third), Billy Bowden (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Friday 4 Mar --- Bangladesh v West Indies (d/n), Dhaka --- Kumar Dharmasena and Steve Davis, Asad Rauf (third), Bruce Oxenford (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Saturday 5 Mar --- Sri Lanka v Australia (d/n), Colombo --- Tony Hill and Ian Gould, Shahvir Tarapore (third), Nigel Llong (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Sunday 6 Mar --- India v Ireland (d/n), Bengaluru --- Billy Bowden and Rod Tucker, Marais Erasmus (third), Aleem Dar (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Sunday 6 Mar --- England v South Africa (d), Chennai --- Simon Taufel and Amish Saheba, Asoka de Silva (third), Richard Kettleborough (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Monday 7 Mar --- Kenya v Canada (d/n), New Delhi --- Asad Rauf and Billy Doctrove, Bruce Oxenford (third), Steve Davis (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Tuesday 8 Mar --- Pakistan v New Zealand (d/n), Pallekele --- Daryl Harper and Nigel Llong, Ian Gould (third), Shahvir Tarapore (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Wednesday 9 Mar --- India v Netherlands (d/n), New Delhi --- Bruce Oxenford and Steve Davis, Billy Doctrove (third), Kumar Dharmasena (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Thursday 10 Mar --- Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (d/n), Pallekele - Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong, Tony Hill (third), Ranmore Martinesz (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Friday 11 Mar --- West Indies v Ireland (d), Mohali --- Asoka de Silva and Shahvir Tarapore, Bruce Oxenford (third), Steve Davis (fourth), Roshan Mahnama (referee)

Friday 11 Mar --- Bangladesh v England (d/n), Chittagong --- Daryl Harper and Rod Tucker, Aleem Dar (third), Enamul Hoque-Moni (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Saturday 12 Mar --- India v South Africa (d/n), Nagpur --- Ian Gould and Simon Taufel, Billy Doctrove (third), Kumar Dharmasena (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Sunday 13 Mar --- New Zealand v Canada (d), Mumbai --- Shahvir Tarapore and Bruce Oxenford, Steve Davis (third), Asoka de Silva (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Sunday 13 Mar --- Australia v Kenya (d/n), Bengaluru --- Asad Rauf and Richard Kettleborough, Billy Bowden (third), Amish Saheba (fourth), Andy Pycroft (referee)

Monday 14 Mar --- Pakistan v Zimbabwe (d/n), Pallekele --- Nigel Llong and Tony Hill, Marais Erasmus (third), Ranmore Martinesz (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Monday 14 Mar --- Bangladesh v Netherlands (d), Chittagong --- Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker, Daryl Harper (third), Enamul Hoque-Moni (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Tuesday 15 Mar --- South Africa v Ireland (d/n), Kolkata --- Kumar Dharmasena and Billy Doctrove, Simon Taufel (third), Ian Gould (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Wednesday 16 Mar --- Australia v Canada (d/n), Bengaluru --- Amish Saheba and Billy Bowden, Richard Kettleborough (third), Asad Rauf (fourth), Andy Pycroft (referee)

Thursday 17 Mar --- England v West Indies (d/n), Chennai --- Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis, Shahvir Tarapore (third), Brice Oxenford (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)

Friday 18 Mar --- Sri Lanka v New Zealand (d/n), Mumbai --- Richard Kettleborough and Asad Rauf, Amish Saheba (third), Billy Bowden (fourth), Andy Pycroft (referee)

Friday 18 Mar --- Ireland v Netherlands (d), Kolkata --- Simon Tuafel and Ian Gould, Kumar Dharmasena (third), Billy Doctrove (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Saturday 19 Mar --- Australia v Pakistan (d/n), Colombo --- Tony Hill and Marais Erasmus, Nigel Llong (third), Tyron Wijewardena (fourth), Chris Broad (referee)

Saturday 19 Mar --- Bangladesh v South Africa (d), Dhaka --- Daryl Harper and Aleem Dar, Rod Tucker (third), Enamul Hoque-Moni (fourth), Jeff Crowe (referee)

Sunday 20 Mar --- Zimbabwe v Kenya (d), Kolkata --- Billy Doctrove and Kumar Dharmasena, Ian Gould (third), Simon Taufel (fourth), Ranjan Madugalle (referee)

Sunday 20 Mar --- India v West Indies (d/n), Chennai --- Steve Davis and Bruce Oxenford, Asoka de Silva (third), Shahvir Tarapore (fourth), Roshan Mahanama (referee)