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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.