World Cup

Mills, Vettori And Du Plessis Fined For Altercation

New Zealand bowlers Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori and South African batsman Francois du Plessis have all been fined by the ICC following an altercation during the World Cup quarter-final between the two sides in Dhaka. Following the fall of a wicket, the three players were involved in an altercation while Mills and Vettori have been given further punishments for failing to conduct themselves within the spirit of the game.
26 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - New Zealand Stun South Africa

An update after the third quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw New Zealand bounce back from a poor start, thanks to Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor with the bat, to beat South Africa by 49 runs in Dhaka. South Africa were looking good at 108 for two in pursuit of 222 to win before they fell short, bowled out for 179 with Jacob Oram taking four wickets and Nathan McCullum three.
25 March 2011

Oram Bowls New Zealand To Win Over South Africa

Jacob Oram took four wickets to bowl New Zealand to a 49-run ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final victory over South Africa in Dhaka. At the halfway stage of the game, South Africa looking in a good position having restricted New Zealand to 221 for eight but the Black Caps hit back to bowl the Proteas out for 172 in 43.2 overs.
25 March 2011

Lorgat Welcomes Newspaper Apology For Fictional Claim

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has welcomed a front-page apology from The Times of India after the newspaper published a fictional story alleging corruption during the ICC Cricket World Cup. The paper ran a story on its website on 22nd March claiming alleged spot-fixing during the group game between Australia and Zimbabwe.
25 March 2011

Comment: Indian Excellence Sets Up Dream Semi-Final

India answered a lot of searching questions during the course of their five-wicket win over Australia in their World Cup quarter-final in Ahmedabad. The majority of the 42,000 fans in the stadium went away happy with what they had seen and for the first time in 15 years, an Australian captain will not be lifting the World Cup trophy.
25 March 2011

Sri Lanka All Smiles Ahead Of England Match

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara smiles during a training session ahead of his side's ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final against England in Colombo.
25 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - India Through, Australia Out

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 18,000th One-Day International run as India reached the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with an impressive five-wicket win over reigning champions Australia in Ahmedabad. Despite the best efforts of Ricky Ponting, who scored a century, Australia lost their second match of the tournament, all of which means there will be a new World Cup champion later this year.
24 March 2011

Rashid Replaces Yardy In England World Cup Squad

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid has replaced left-arm spinner Michael Yardy in England's ICC Cricket World Cup squad and Yardy is to return home due to depression. Yardy made the decision to withdraw from the squad following consultations with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) medical staff and has been managing the condition for a prolonged length of time.
24 March 2011

Yuvraj Singh Guides India Into World Cup Semi-Finals

India beat Australia by five wickets in the second quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at Ahmedabad. Not only did the three-time defending champions lose, victory for India set up a mouth watering semi-final clash with Pakistan in Mohali in six days. India chased down 261 for five, with Yuvraj Singh unbeaten on 57 after Australia had earlier posted 260 for six, a century from Ricky Ponting underpinning their total.
24 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Pakistan Surge Into Semi-Finals

The latest ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 update looks back at Pakistan's thumping ten-wicket win over the West Indies that puts them firmly into the semi-finals. Starring performances came from Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal to send the side from the Caribbean home at the quarter-final stage.
23 March 2011

Pakistan Brush Aside West Indies To Reach World Cup Semi-Final

Pakistan marched into the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in emphatic style with a crushing ten-wicket win over the West Indies in a one-sided quarter-final in Dhaka. They produced an outstanding bowling performance to dismiss the West Indies for 112 before openers Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal saw them to their victory target inside 21 overs.
23 March 2011

Lorgat Hits Out At 'Fictional' Corruption Claims

International Cricket Council (ICC) executive Haroon Lorgat has strongly condemned the publication of what he calls a 'fictional' report in an Indian newspaper alleging corruption during the Australia-Zimbabwe World Cup match. Talking about an article published by Times of India, Lorgat issued the following statement...
23 March 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter-Finals Preview

Chetan Narula looks ahead to the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as the tournament heads into its critical phase with the best eight teams in the world left to battle it out. Pakistan take on West Indies, India go up against Australia, South Africa will joust with New Zealand and Sri Lanka host England.
22 March 2011

World Cup 'Potentially Greatest Ever' - Sharad Pawar

International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar has hailed the Cricket World Cup 2011 as 'potentially the greatest ever' following the conclusion of the group stages. The tournament, co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, is now set to enter the quarter-final stages with Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies still in with a chance of victory.
21 March 2011

Match Officials For World Cup Quarter-Finals Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the match officials that will take charge of the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup. The quarter-final line-up sees Pakistan take on the West Indies, India host Australia, South Africa play New Zealand and Sri Lanka welcoming England to Colombo.
21 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Yuvraj Stars Again For India

A look back at the final day of group matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw comprehensive wins for India over the West Indies, notwithstanding another batting collapse, and Zimbabwe over Kenya. Yuvraj Singh provided plenty of entertainment with a majestic century.
20 March 2011

Even Dogs Want A Piece Of The World Cup Action

A dog steals the show during the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match between India and the West Indies, racing across the pitch in Chennai. India won the match by 80 runs to set up a quarter-final clash with Australia in Ahmedabad.
20 March 2011

Yuvraj Stars Again As India Outclass West Indies

India beat the West Indies by 80 runs in the final first round match of the ICC World Cup 2011 at Chennai. Chasing 269 for a win, the Indians bowled them out for 188 in 43 overs. With this win, they have assured second position in Group B, behind South Africa and ahead of England and West Indies.
20 March 2011

Tuffey Replaces Bennett For Remainder Of World Cup

Fast bowler Daryl Tuffey has been introduced into New Zealand's 15-man Cricket World Cup squad as a replacement for fellow quick Hamish Bennett. Bennett will miss the remainder of the tournament with a left ankle and Achilles injury he picked up while bowling against Sri Lanka on 18th March.
20 March 2011

Zimbabwe End World Cup Campaign With Thumping Win

Zimbabwe completed their Cricket World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 161-run win over Kenya, who ended the tournament failing to score a point. Three batsmen scored half-centuries as Zimbabwe posted 308 for six and in reply, Kenya were dismissed for 147 in 36 overs having never threatened to get near their target.
20 March 2011