ICC’s choice means the unique schedule, according to that the particular World Cup quarterfinal matches were marked, will be changed based on where the hosts finish.
If everything goes well, than India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play their quarter final matches at their home venue if they are able to reach knock out round and don’t face each other in quarter final round.
As per the schedule, the quarter-final matches tend to be as follow: A1 v B4 (Mirpur), A2 v B3 (Ahmedabad), A3 v B2 (Mirpur) and A4 v B1 (Colombo).
But now, according to the decision, India will play it is quarter-final complement in Ahmedabad, irrespective of exactly where they finish in Group B. The March 24 quarter-final from the Gujarat city is between third-placed team within group B and the second team within group A. Continue reading
Rock celebrity Bryan Adams provided the sets off like a dazzling opening ceremony, featuring a vibrant mixture of sub-continental traditions as well as modernity, upon Thursday launched the 10th edition of the cricket world cup, setting the stage with regard to 43 days of high-voltage cricketing extravaganza. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the occasion open up among thundering regards from the packed crowd at the renovated Bangabandhu stadium, marking the return associated with the showpiece event in order to the sub-continent following a gap of 15 years.
The night skies lighted up with spectacular fireworks as the high-profile 14-team competition was declared open in front of a host of dignitaries as well as top ICC as well as Cricket Board officials.
Captains of all the 14 taking part countries got an unforgettable ride upon tri-cycles while songs, folk songs and dances, breath-taking fireworks and the collective enthusiasm of the Bangladeshi capital brought in the occasion in a two-hour
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today released the provisional schedule for the 4th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 4).
Ruling winners Chennai Super Kings may lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off your fourth edition from the Indian Premier League which will see a brand new play-off system, based on the schedule released by the IPL regulating body upon Wednesday.
The 2011 IPL period will begin upon April 8, when defending winners Chennai Super Kings will take upon Kolkata Knight Riders within Chennai. The Ten groups, including the two new franchises, Sahara Pune Warriors and also the Kochi team, would perform 74 matches at 13 venues over 51 days.
BCCI today announced and posted Fixtures for upcoming IPL edition 2011. The fixtures posted contains 74 matches spanned from April 08, 2011 to May 28, 2011. The opening match will be played at Chennai, MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Final of the IPL 2011 will also be played in Chennai.
The Fixtures can be checked here – http://www.ipl-schedule.com/ipl-2011-schedule
Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan agreed to play Twenty20 cricket with regard to English county Gloucestershire upon Thursday for the subsequent two years.
The 38-year-old Muralitharan, that took a record 800 wickets before retiring from test cricket in 2010, hasn’t played for an English county because leaving Lancashire within 2007.
“It is really a young, thrilling group and I hope I can add some experience in order to the blend,” Muralitharan stated. “The last time we performed from Bristol, We required 5 wickets and that I look forward to an exciting T20 competition along with the Gladiators.”
Muralitharan may first play with regard to Sri Lanka at the one-day World Cup, which is his worldwide swansong, after which signify Kochi from Twenty20 within the Indian Premier League. The reason for joining the Gloucestershire is to keep fit for the upcoming IPL Schedule 2011.
“This is a thrilling and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and play with among the finest cricketers in the good reputation for the online game,” Gloucestershire overseer of cricket John Bracewell said. “Whenever I have watched and observed Murali, he has always shown an infectious fascination with the game.”
Muralitharan is also the top wicket-taker within one-day internationals along with 517 wickets.
“I can’t wait to satisfy and also to play with Muttiah Muralitharan,” Captain Alex Gidman said. “From the players’ point of view, it will likely be a great experience and I am sure we will become familiar with a huge amount from him.
“This has provided us with a huge boost starting the Next year period.”