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India Cricket Live India 1 1 0 0 2
India Cricket Live England 1 0 1 0 0
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India Cricket Live Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0
India Cricket Live South Africa 1 0 1 0 0
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Mini Cricket World Cup 2006

Group A, Match 1 IND vs ENG: India starts tourney with stuttering win

India made heavy weather of a small target chasing 126 to beat England in the ICC Champions Trophy opener in Jaipur. Tendulkar scored 35 and Yuvraj Singh remained not out on 27 as India managed to reach 126/6 in 29.3 overs.
Earlier Munaf Patel and Ramesh Powar each took three wickets after England were out for 125, captain Andrew Flintoff out for a duck in his 100th ODI. Dravid won the toss and decided to bowl first, having his team packed with five bowlers.
The best performance from any batsman in the match was Paul Collingwood's 38. England (Playing XI): A Flintoff (Captain), AJ Strauss, IR Bell, MH Yardy, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, JWM Dalrymple, CMW Read, SI Mahmood, SJ Harmison, JM Anderson
India (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid (Captain), V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, MS Dhoni, IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, RR Powar, MM Patel
ICC Champions Trophy Group A, Jaipur: India 126/6 (29.3 ov) beat England 125 all out (37 overs) by 4 wickets

India, England kick off Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy hosts India will kick start three weeks of intense action among the world's top eight teams with the opening main round match against 2004 finalists England in Jaipur on Sunday.
England (from): A Flintoff (Captain), AJ Strauss, IR Bell, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, MH Yardy, JWM Dalrymple, CMW Read, SJ Harmison, JP Lewis, JM Anderson, SI Mahmood.
India (from): R Dravid (Captain), S Tendulkar, V Sehwag, Y Singh, M Kaif, S Raina, D Mongia, M Dhoni, I Pathan, A Agarkar, H Singh, M Patel, R Pratap Singh, R Powar.

Qualification Standings

Sri Lanka33__6Qualifier 1
West Indies32_14Qualifier 2

Mini Cricket World Cup 2006

Match 6, WIN vs SRI: With the best bowling figures in ICC Champions Trophy history, Maharoof the man of the moment

Farveez Maharoof took 6-14 for Sri Lanka as they hammered West Indies by nine wickets in the final Champions Trophy qualifier. Windies', after winning the toss decided to bat first, and were all out for 80, their second lowest score in ODIs. Only Wavell Hinds (28) and Brian Lara (13) reached double figures.
Upul Tharanga fell first ball but Sanath Jayasuriya (45) and Mahela Jayawardene (34) saw Sri Lanka home with almost 37 overs to spare. Sri Lanka now joins New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa in Group B, while the Windies face the daunting prospect of lining up alongside hosts India, world champions Australia and England. Sri Lanka Team U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, F Maharoof, C Vaas, D Fernando, L Malinga, M Muralitharan
West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), D Smith, F Edwards, C Collymore
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mumbai: Sri Lanka 83-1 (13.2 overs) bt West Indies 80 (30.4 overs) by nine wickets

New Zealand win warm-up match against Baroda

New Zealand scored a comfortable 59 run win over Baroda in a Champions Trophy cricket warm-up game at the MIG Club ground in Bandra.
Warm-up match, Mumbai: New Zealand 267-8 beat Baroda 208-9 by 59 runs

Match 5, ZIM vs BAN: Bangladesh consolation win

Shahriar Nafees made 123 for Bangladesh as they completed a 101-run win over Zimbabwe in the Champions Trophy.
Earlier, Zimbabwe captain Prosper Utseya won the toss and elected to field first. Nafees remained on 123, only the second Bangladesh batsman to score two ODI centuries and the second to carry his bat in an ODI innings - a feat Javed Omar achieved twice without scoring a hundred.
Neither team was able to qualify for the main tournament after both were beaten by Sri Lanka and West Indies. Bangladesh : S Nafees, R Saleh, A Ahmed, S Hasan, H Bashar (Captain), F Reza, K Mashud (Wicket Keeper), M Rafique, M Mortaza, A Razzak, M Hossain jnr
Zimbabwe : B Taylor (Wicket Keeper), C Chibhabha, H Masakadza, G Strydom, E Chigumbura, G Brent, S Matsikenyeri, P Utseya (Captain), A Ireland, T Kamungozi, E Rainsford
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round, Jaipur: Bangladesh 231-6 (50 ovs) bt Zimbabwe 130 (44.4 ovs) by 101 runs

Bangladesh to play for pride

Bangladesh will have more to prove than Zimbabwe when the two teams clash in an inconsequential Champions Trophy qualifying match today. Bangladesh (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rajin Saleh, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Farhad Reza, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain.
Zimbabwe (from): Prosper Utseya (Captain), Gary Brent, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Tawanda Mupariwa, Ed Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Gregory Strydom, Brendan Taylor.

Sri Lanka, Windies look to top qualifying stage

Having already booked their place in the main stage of the ICC Champions Trophy, titleholders West Indies and Sri Lanka would be keen to keep their momentum going when they clash in the qualifying match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Flintoff shines in England victory

England gave a good performance in all areas against a Rajasthan Cricket Association XI, with Andrew Flintoff hitting 59 from 53 balls in a 144-run victory. England will face India on Sunday.
Warm-up match, Jaipur: England 295-8 beat Rajasthan Cricket Association XI 151 by 144 runs

Pakistan beat RCA XI in the warm up match

Pakistan Captain Younis Khan made a half-century and Shoaib Akhtar bowled a good spell (8-3-13-0) as Pakistan won against another RCA XI selection by 93 runs at the Neerja Modi School ground, Jaipur.
Warm-up match, Jaipur: Pakistan 280-8 beat Rajasthan Cricket Association XI 187-4 by 93 runs

Habibul Bashar wants to go back home with win

Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar desperately wants to end his Champions Trophy campaign on a winning note with his team's final qualifying match against Zimbabwe on Friday.

Match 4, WIN vs BAN: Windies through to the main stages after destroying Bangladesh

West Indies cruised to a 10 wicket win over Bangladesh and a place in the main stages of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Tigers collapsed from 95-1 to 161 all out after Shahriar Nafees (38) and Aftab Ahmed (59) had put on 85. For Windies, Gayle hit 104 in 118 balls, while Chanderpaul scored 52 in 104. West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor, F Edwards
Bangladesh Team S Nafees, M Ashraful, A Ahmed, S Hasan, H Bashar, F Reza, K Mashud, M Rafique, M Mortaza, A Razzak, S Rasel
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round: Bangladesh 161 (46.3 overs) lost to West Indies 164/0 (36.4 overs) by 10 wickets

Ramnaresh Sarwan recovers, to play against Bangladesh

West Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has recovered from a viral infection and will play against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy qualifying match at Sawai Man Singh stadium today.

Match 3, SRI vs ZIM: Sri Lanka through to the next round

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 144 runs and made it to the group stage of Champions Trophy. Chasing 286 to win, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 141 runs in 42.3 overs. Zimbabwe is yet to win a match in the five editions.
Upul Tharanga who hit his second century in two matches, was adjudged Man of the Match. He scored 110 and was involved in a 168-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara, who hit his 34th one-day fifty.
Sri Lanka Team M Jayawardene (Captain), M Atapattu, M Bandara, T Dilshan, D Fernando, S Jayasuriya, C Kapugedera, F Maharoof, S Malinga, M Muralitharan, P Perera, K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), U Tharanga, C Vaas
Zimbabwe Team T Duffin, T Mufambisi, C Chibhabha, E Chigumbura, S Matsikenyeri, P Rinke, B Taylor (Wicket Keeper), G Strydom, H Masakadza, P Utseya (Captain), A Ireland,T Mupariwa, T Kamungozi, E Rainsford
Champions Trophy qualifier, Ahmedabad Sri Lanka 285-7 (50 overs) bt Zimbabwe 141 (42.3 overs) by 144 runs

Sri Lanka aim to raise tempo against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody will raise Zimbabwe to the same league as Australia and {external} India when they clash in Tuesday's Champions Trophy qualifier.

Inzamam ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council have informed Pakistan that suspended skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq will not be eligible to play in the ICC Champions Trophy even if they reach the final.

Match 2, WIN vs ZIM: Windies thrash Zimbabwe

Chris Gayle starred with ball and bat as holders West Indies began their ICC Champions Trophy qualifying campaign with a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe.
Opener Gayle cracked a chancy 41 and Brian Lara a stylish unbeaten 24 as West Indies wrapped up the contest with 35.4 overs to spare, finishing at 90-1.
Champions Trophy, qualifying round, Ahmedabad: West Indies 90-1 (14.2 overs) bt Zimbabwe 85 (30.1 overs) by nine wickets

Lara to play in India after 10 years; West Indies not taking Zimbabwe lightly

West Indies captain Brian Lara, who is playing in India after almost 10 years, said his team would not take depleted Zimbabwe lightly in Sunday's ICC Champions Trophy qualifier.
This is Lara's first ODI in India after the 1996 World Cup semi-final, against Australia at Mohali.

Match 1, SRI vs BAN: Upul Tharanga's century instrumental in Srilanka's victory over Bangladesh

In the first qualifying match for the Champions Cup in Mohali, Srilanka pulled off an easy victory against Bangladesh, thanks to a century by Upul Tharanga. In response to Sri Lanka's score of 302 runs at the loss of 8 wickets, Bangladesh could come up with only 265 runs in 50 overs and just one wicket in hand.
Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mohali: Sri Lanka 302-8 (50 overs) bt Bangladesh 265-9 (50 overs) by 37 runs

Bangladesh face Sri Lanka in opener today

The first match of the Champions Trophy will be played at Mohali on Saturday between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The 1996 World Cup champions and the joint winners of the 2002 Champions Trophy Sri Lanka begin as overwhelming favourites in this encounter which kicks off the qualifying stage.

Zimbabwe ready to take on Windies

Zimbabwe will hope to take a few lessons from batting great Brian Lara when they clash with his West Indian team in a Champions Trophy qualifying match here on Sunday.


BCCI official accuses ICC of high-handedness

Neocolonialism may sound a mouthful when uttered by the likes of Lalit Modi, an official with BCCI. Nevertheless, Modi deserves attention. The issues raised by him go beyond the immediate controversies including endorsement rights of players.

BCCI, ICC fight over revenue

The BCCI will move the ICCs Disputes Redressal Committee over the compensation claims made against the world body by some staging associations of the Champions Trophy.

Azharuddin invited for BCCI function

Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, who has been banned for life by the Indian cricket Board for his alleged role in the match-fixing scandal that rocked the game in 2000, has been sent an invitation by the BCCI for a function to inaugurate its new headquarters here on November 4.

Contracts for players in November : BCCI

The Indian players' annual contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would be finalised and signed before the team departs for South Africa, to play three Tests and five ODIs, next month.

Irani Trophy 2006

Rest of India win Irani Trophy

The Rest of India completed an emphatic nine-wicket victory against Ranji Trophy champions {external} Uttar Pradesh on the third day of their match at Vidarbha Cricket Association ground today.
Irani Trophy 2006, Nagpur Day 3 : Rest of India 201 & 115 for 1 beat Uttar Pradesh 148 & 166 by 9 wickets

Rest of India need 69 to win

Two days of play completed and the Irani Trophy is all but over! Shocking as it may sound, Rest of India now need just 69 more runs to complete a win against Ranji Trophy champions {external} Uttar Pradesh , with all ten wickets intact.
Irani Trophy 2006, Nagpur Day 2 : Uttar Pradesh 148 & 166 vs Rest of India 201 & 45 for no loss

Uttar Pradesh wrest upper hand from the Rest of India

Its an exciting opening day at the Irani Trophy here on Monday that witnessed as many as 17 wickets tumble. {external} Uttar Pradesh won the toss, ceded their initial advantage but managed to get the upper hand by the close of the days play.
Irani Trophy 2006, Nagpur Day 1 : Uttar Pradesh 148 allout vs Rest of India 131 for 7

The Ashes Cricket Series 2006-07

Australian old guard urges end to Ashes friendship

Former Australian cricket greats are urging the current team to ditch their old pals act with England during the Ashes starting next month to help ensure they regain the treasured urn.

Kasprowicz out of Ashes contention

Paceman Michael Kasprowicz says he is troubled by a back injury and will miss the start of the Australian domestic season and is unlikely to return before the November 23 first Ashes Test against England.

Al Qaeda planned Ashes attack

The London bombers, who attacked the public transport system on July 7 last year, were initially ordered by Al Qaida to assassinate the England and Australia cricket teams during the 2005 Ashes, a friend of one of the terrorists has claimed.

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Easy win for Sri Lanka in practice match

A full-strength Sri Lankan team Thursday beat {external} Punjab XI by 84 runs at a practice match here in the run-up to the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
Batting first after winning the toss, the Sri Lanka XI led by Mahela Jayawardane, scored 267 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs at the Sector 16 cricket stadium. In reply, the Punjab XI, who were without their top stars Dinesh Mongia, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and VRV Singh, could score only 183 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs. Punjab XI skipper Pankaj Dharmani top-scored with 56 runs. The Sri Lankans did not get off to a good start with opener Sanath Jayasuriya being bowled by Gagandeep Singh for just 10 runs. The runs for the Lankan team came through their middle-order with Mohammed Maharoof remaining unbeaten with 81 runs from 88 balls. Fast bowler Chaminda Vaas scored a quick fire 48 from 46 balls.

Australia replace Clark with Cullen

Off-spinner Daniel Cullen has been drafted in to replace the injured Stuart Clark in Australia's Champions Trophy side.
Cullen learnt of his selection during a practice match between South Australia and Tasmania and was very excited. Seamer Clark was ruled out on Wednesday with a thigh injury he suffered last weekend playing club cricket. Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said Cullen deserved his chance, and he was happy with Australia's bowling attack heading into a tournament they have never won before.

Yousuf named Pakistan skipper in Champions Trophy

The captaincy crisis facing Pakistan seems to have blown over with Mohammad Yousuf being named as skipper for the Champions Trophy.
All-rounder Abdul Razzaq will be Yousuf's deputy for the tournament. On Thursday morning Younis Khan, who was named the skipper after the International Cricket Council banned Inzamam-ul Haq for four ODIs, told Pakistan Cricket Board that he did not want to lead the side at the tournament in India.
The middle order batsman said that he did not want to be a dummy skipper and his decision to not take up the captaincy could see some disciplinary action against him by the PCB. Yousuf, named as vice-captain, was promoted at an emergency meeting of the PCB's Ad-hoc Committee later in the day.

Younis Khan refuses to lead Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Younis Khan today dropped a bombshell by refusing to lead the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming Champions Trophy just two days before their departure to India.
"I don't want to be a dummy captain and the reason why I have refused the captaincy will be revealed afterward," Younis told reporters at a press conference in Lahore. Younis, who was named captain after Inzamam-ul Haq was handed four-match one-day international ban following the Oval fiasco, was slated to address a press conference before the team's departure for Jaipur on Saturday.
The 28-year-old, who has in the past led Pakistan in two tests and two one-day internationals, left the conference after speaking just one sentence. Coach Bob Woolmer was also present on the occasion. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan called an emergency meeting at its headquarters to discuss the matter.

Australia's Stuart Clark out of Champions Trophy

Australian pace bowler Stuart Clark will miss the ICC Champions Trophy in India after suffering a thigh injury playing club cricket last weekend.
The 31-year-old underwent an MRI scan which showed a tear in the quadriceps of his left leg, meaning the New South Wales player could take no part in the one-day international tournament, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Wednesday. Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris reviewed the scan and decided it was better for the bowler to miss the month-long India event which starts on Saturday.
Clark has played four tests and 18 one-day internationals for Australia. He was called up to replace Glenn McGrath in the March test series against SA, taking 20 wickets at an average of 15,75. His place in the 14-man Champions Trophy squad is likely to be taken by either Michael Kasprowicz, Shaun Tait or Jason Gillespie, with the announcement expected tomorrow morning.

India Cricket Live

Chris Gayle makes 101 during Champions Trophy practice match

Jamaica's Chris Gayle scored a belligerent 101 runs from just 76 deliveries as the West Indies completed their preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy qualifiers with a 173-run victory over a {external} Gujarat President's XI in Ahmedabad Wednesday.
Gayle, who hit 13 fours and 3 sixes, shared a second wicket stand of 177 with Runako Morton, who struck 91 off 97 balls. Wavell Hinds contributed 61 off 58, stand in skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan 37 and Marlon Samuels 21 as the tourists posted 344/5 from their 50 overs.
Corey Collymore, Dwayne Smith and Dwayne Bravo claimed two wickets each as their opponents finished on 171/6. The Windies begin the defence of their Champions Trophy crown with a qualifying-round fixture against Zimbabwe on Sunday in the same city. They will also play Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their bid to qualify for the main tournament.

Bangladesh wins warm-up match against PCA President's XI

Aftab Ahmed and Shakib Al Hassan helped Bangladesh warm up for their Champions Trophy qualifying match in style with an emphatic seven-wicket win against PCA President's XI in Mohali on Wednesday.
Aftab, who was declared the Man-of-the-Match, smashed 76, aided by two sixes and eight boundaries while Hassan, who hit 66, gave an able support at the other end. Chasing 206 for victory, Bangladesh made 208 for three in 41 overs with Hassan, who partnered with skipper Habibul Basher after Aftab was trapped leg before by Bipul Sharma, completing the formalities. The win will help Bangladesh to face Sri Lanka with confidence in their first qualifying match at Mohali on October 7.

NPK Salve Challenger Trophy 2006-07

India Blue, India Red declared joint winners

India Blue and India Red were declared joint winners of the NKP Salve Trophy after rain played spoilsport in the summit clash of the Challenger cricket series here on Wednesday evening.
India Seniors were 210 for four in 31.2 overs with Virender Sehwag going strong on 90, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 6 when play was stopped at 5.12 pm after a downpour. Sehwag blasted 14 boundaries and a six in his knock. It rained heavily for an hour and then stopped. The umpires made one inspection and preferred to have another one before deciding on the fate of the match.
VRV Singh was declared man of the series. Each team gets Rs 3.75 lakh as prize money. India seniors have claimed the trophy on six occasions, while India-A had won four times including sharing it with India-B in 1998-99, when the tournament was known as NPK Salve Challenger Trophy.

Irani Trophy 2006

Zaheer in, Ganguly out of Rest of India squad

Sourav Ganguly's chances of returning to the national team took a knock on Wednesday after he was left out of the Rest of {external} India squad for the Irani Cup tie.
Baroda pacer Zaheer Khan got the nod ahead of Tamil Nadu's Laxmipathy Balaji in the 14-member Rest side that will be led by Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer against Ranji Trophy champions Uttar Pradesh at Nagpur from October 9 to 13. VVS Laxman was another big name that was missing from the list, but the Hyderabadi batsman suffered a hamstring injury a few days ago and did not play in the Challenger Series. Ganguly had scores of 23 and three in the two matches he played for India Green in the Challenger Series, but chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar said the former Test captain still had a chance to make a comeback.

Rest of India squad:
Wasim Jaffer (Captain), Venugopal Rao (vice-capt), Robin Uthapa, Gautam Gambhir, S Badrinath, Dinesh Kaarthick, V R V Singh, S Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Murali Kartik, P Ojha, Rohit Sharma, Sourashish Lahiri, Yo Mahesh.

NPK Salve Challenger Trophy 2006-07

India Red beat India Green by 39 runs and reach the final

A solid start by openers Robin Uthappa and Gautham Gambhir put India Red in the drivers seat as they piled up 317/4 in their second and last round robin match in the Challenger Series cricket tournament here on Tuesday evening.
India Greens need to achieve a win within 40 overs against the Reds, to gain a bonus point and make it to the final in case of a possible three way tie. India Blues, having won their match on Monday against India Greens, are assured of a berth.
NPK Salve Challenger Trophy 2006 : India Red 317 for 4 beat India Green 278 all out by 39 runs

India Blue thrash India Green by 266 runs

India Blue rode on a batting masterclass by Sachin Tendulkar to thrash the Greens by a massive 268 runs and assure themselves of a place in the final of the Challenger Trophy.
The story of the day was Tendulkar. Tendulkar set the Blues up for a massive total, blazing his way to a 100-ball 139, while Irfan Pathan, Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni all chipped in with half-centuries in quick time. Chasing an improbable 382, the Greens were never in the hunt and crumbled to a measly 113 in less than 27 overs, in the process handing India Blue victory with the all-important bonus point. The Blues got 236 runs in boundaries alone (35 fours and 16 sixes), far more than the opposition managed in all.
NPK Salve Challenger Trophy 2006 : India Blue 381 for 6 beat India Green 115 all out by 266 runs

Gautam Gambhirs ton revives India red

Fringe players Gautam Gambhir (110) and V. Venugopal Rao (67) asserted themselves well as India Red piled up 280 all out in the allotted 50 overs against India Blues in their first round-robin tie in the Challengers Series cricket tournament for the NKP Salve Trophy here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium this evening.
Excepting the lone centurion Gambhir and Rao, the other Indian Red players did not stay long enough on a pitch that was not offering much help to both the seamers and spinners. While Gambhir and Rao added 145 runs between them, eight other batsmen could muster only 135 runs (including 12 extras), while for the Blues Irfan Pathan came good claiming 3/55 in his quota of ten overs in two spells and Munaf Patel took three for 49. Ajit Agarkar, more impressive maintaining a good line and length, had 2/57.
NPK Salve Challenger Trophy 2006 : India Red 280 all out beat India Blue 259 all out by 21 runs

BCCI & Telecast News

Jagmohan Dalmiya replies to BCCIs show cause

Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday sent a 29-page reply to the show cause notice issued to him by the cricket board for alleged misappropriation of the 1996 World Cup funds.

BCCI to give Rs 25 cr for building stadiums

Being a co-host for the 2011 World Cup cricket, the BCCI has adopted a scheme under which any state association building an international stadium will get financial support of Rs 25 crore from the cash-rich Board...

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Faisal Iqbal to replace Inzamam in Pakistan

Faisal Iqbal has been called into Pakistan's squad for the ICC Champions Trophy as a replacement for banned skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The 24-year-old nephew of former captain Javed Miandad has not played for the one-day side for three years. Inzamam was suspended for four games after being found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute. With Iqbal replacing him in the squad, Inzamam would now be unable to return for the final should Pakistan make it. Inzamam was charged after Pakistan failed to take the field as scheduled following the tea interval during the fourth Test against England at The Oval in August.

Bangladesh, Sri Lankan teams arrive for Champions Trophy

Bangladesh and Sri Lankan cricket teams arrived at Chandigargh today to play their first qualifying match at Mohali for the ICC Champions Trophy.
The two teams will play practice matches at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here over the next two days before their qualifying match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. The teams had two hour practice sessions in Amidst tight security at the Sector 16 here. The PCA has formed two teams led by Pankaj Dharmani for the matches against Bangladesh and Sri lanka to be played tomorrow and the day after.

Bangladesh seamers fit for ICC Champions Trophy

Bangladesh pacemen Mashrafe Mortaza and Syed Rasel will be available for the ICC Champions Trophy in India.
Mortaza recently twisted his ankle after slipping down the stairs at his home, while Rasel hurt his foot in a motorcycle accident. But the team physio is satisfied they will be ready for the team's opening game against Sri Lanka next Saturday. The two teams, West Indies and Zimbabwe are in a qualifying group with two places in the main draw up for grabs. "We don't like to target any particular opponents. Rather we will be looking to win all three qualifying games," said coach Dav Whatmore. Before that, Bangladesh have a warm-up game scheduled against a {external} Punjab XI at Chandigarh on Thursday.

Brian Lara hopes Windies wake up for Champions Trophy

West Indies captain Brian Lara believes his team have only themselves to blame for having to play a qualifying round in the Champions Trophy in India.
They are the defending champions but because they had slipped to below the top six ranked teams in one-day cricket they must qualify first. He said "It's a bit unfortunate but we found ourselves in that predicament. "We've got to try sort this first part of the tournament out get some positives out of it." Four teams West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will play a round robin starting on 7 October with the top two advancing to the competition proper. Lara was confident West Indies would get to defend their title in the main competition.

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BCCI & Telecast News

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