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Jubilant Ronaldo celebrates last-gasp winner

Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

HPC planning to push for outright win

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.

Southee, Nicol to travel Kandy after illness

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.

Butt and Amir signed by television channels

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.

WICB announces Muirhead as new CEO

Michael Muirhead

ST.JOHN’S , Antigua, Sep 18, CMC– Management consultant Michael Muirhead has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board, (WICB) the regional governing body for the sports announced on Tuesday.

Gayle pleased with players in Afghanistan win

Chris Gayle

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka,  CMC – West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle said he is pleased with the overall performance of his team which defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets before its opening game of the ICC Twenty tournament in Sri Lanka this weekend.

T20 World Cup opens today

The captains of participating countries at a photograph session with the World Twenty20 trophy.© AFP

(BBC) The fourth ICC World Twenty20 begins today when the hosts Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in Hambantota (15:00 BST). Twelve teams start the tournament with the top two from each group of four progressing to the Super Eights, and the final being played on 7 October.

England hold on for narrow win

Alex Hales

(Cricinfo) England’s recent five-match ODI series against Australia was generally condemned as so inconsequential that it is quite possible to argue that this warm-up match between the Ashes rivals ahead of World Twenty20 had considerably more significance.

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