HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Five South African players have fallen ill but are expected to be fit for the team’s first Twenty20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe today, the Proteas team manager said.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Confident strike bowler, Fidel Edwards, says the West Indies will be firing from all cylinders in an effort to win their opening game against Australia in the ICC World T20 tournament when both teams meet on Saturday.
Another cycling programme is set for Saturday around the inner circuit of the National Park. Sponsored by RRT Enterprises, the 11-race programme will be co-ordinated by cycling coiach attached to the Department of Sport, Hassan Mohamed, and will be for cyclists of all ages.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United are relying on a better performance on the pitch to boost earnings after a barren season pushed the English Premier League club deeper into the red in its first results since flotation.
KHULNA, Bangladesh, CMC – Veerasammy Permaul and Carlos Brathwaite followed up the Sagicor High Performance Centre’s ruthless batting with purposeful bowling to cement their side’s upper hand over the Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy in their tour match yesterday.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC-The striker who squandered a penalty that cost Guyana their world cup qualifier against El Salvador last week says he would not shy away from a chance to shoot from that spot again.
MADRID, (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo may have been down in the dumps recently but he stepped up when Real Madrid needed him most to snatch an electrifying 3-2 comeback win at home to Manchester City in Champions League Group D yesterday.
KHULNA, Bangladesh, CMC – KHULNA, Bangladesh – The Sagicor HPC team is hoping to push for outright victory, weather permitting, when their four day match against the Bangladesh Cricket Academy enters its final day here today.
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Ajantha Mendis produced extraordinary bowling figures of six for eight to lead Sri Lanka to a crushing 82-run win over Zimbabwe in the opening Twenty20 World Cup match yesterday.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee and all-rounder Rob Nicol will travel to Kandy to join up with the squad after staying back in Colombo due to illness, the side’s media manager Ellery Tappin said yesterday.
KARACHI, (Reuters) – Banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have been signed by local television channels for special Twenty20 World Cup shows during the tournament which opened in Sri Lanka yesterday.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Australia are finally coming to terms with the demands of Twenty20 cricket after failing to take the shortest form of the game seriously, World Cup captain George Bailey said yesterday.