Lambert disappointed by omission

Tamar Lambert

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tamar Lambert said he harboured no hard feelings following his shocking omission from Jamaica’s 14-member squad for the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship next month.

India’s old hands warm to Boxing Day task

Vangipurappu Laxman

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia’s callow bowling attack has tantalised with the promise of a brave new era, but faces its stiffest examination against India’s veteran batsmen in the first test in Melbourne starting Monday.

Ponting still awaiting his Indian summer

Ricky Ponting

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – In a defiant captain’s swansong, Ricky Ponting hit a fighting century in a losing cause as Australia bowed out of the World Cup earlier this year and then spoke of his hopes for a “Tendulkar-like” re-birth.

CCC name 14-member squad

Floyd Reifer

CAVE HILL, Barbados, CMC – Three promising, young players are set to make their Caribbean Twenty20 debuts for the Combined Campuses & Colleges when the tournament is contested next month.

South Africa seek ruthless approach

Graeme smith

DURBAN,  (Reuters) – South Africa have to become more ruthless in their approach as they seek to secure a series-winning victory in the second test against Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Smith said yesterday.

Bravo comes up short again

HOBART, Australia, CMC – Dwayne Bravo again played a negligible role and Sydney Sixers were undermined by Pakistani fast-medium bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, losing by 42 runs against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League on Wednesday.