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Monday, November 30, 2009

Howzat - A free multiplayer online cricket game

Howzat cricket gameWith a lot of games being developed on cricket, here comes Howzat, a multiplayer online cricket game. Users all around the world can compete with each other in this cricket game. It requires creating an account and opening the game which loads on Flash player.

Ranji Trophy Super league 2009 / 10 - Fixtures and Schedules

Ranji Trophy is India's first-class domestic season played between different cities and states. The super league features 15 teams with 8 in one group and 7 in the other. The two teams in the bottom of the super league are relegated to Ranji Trophy Plate league. The matches are four-day first-class matches with 4 innings.

Ceat cricket awards 2009

Gautam Gambhir has been given the award for Cricketer of the year as well as test batsman of the year in Ceat cricket awards 2008 /09. The awards was dominated by Indian players in which Virender Sehwag got ODI batsman of the year and EAS Prasanna was awarded lifetime Achievement award. Australian team was awarded the team of the year.

Friday, November 27, 2009

India moves to no.1 in test ranking after Kanpur test win

India has moved to no.1 in ICC test rankings along with South Africa sharing equal points. After the win against Sri Lanka in Kanpur test, India which was at no.3 behind Sri Lanka has jumped to no.1. India will be in no.1 position till December 30 if it doesn't lose the 3rd test. Here are the possibilities which can happen:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Follow on in cricket | Laws of cricket

Follow-on is a rule in cricket matches having more than 2 innings. In international cricket its applicable to test cricket. Follow on is given to team playing in 2nd innings if it is short by a high margin(200 runs in test cricket) compared to runs made by team in 1st inning. This forces the team batting in 2nd inning to bat again in the 3rd inning as well.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

TV Channels showing Australia vs West Indies 2009 / 10 -Live

West Indies tours Australia for 3 tests, 5 ODI and 2 T20s. Though there is a two month gap between the test and ODI series, the broadcasting is expected to be done by same TV channels. The matches will be broadcasted in India in Star Cricket and in Australia via Channel 9.

Here are TV channels broadcasting Aus vs WI 2009 / 2010 live:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Australia vs West Indies 2009 / 10 - Fixtures and Schedule

The end of 2009 in cricket season with a lot of series being held. West Indies tours Australia for 3 tests, 5 ODI and 2 T20 matches. With the regular player back in the team, West Indies is a big competitor for Aussies. Watch out for this fully exciting series.

Here are complete fixture and schedules of Aus Vs WI 2009/10:

TV Channels showing Pakistan vs New Zealand test series 2009 - Live

After ODI and T20 in Dubai, the Pakistanis and Kiwis will face each other in a 3-match test series in New Zealand. As the matches are in NZ Ten Sports has the broadcasting rights in India, Pakistan, Nepal and most other Asian countries.

Here are other TV Channels broadcasting the series live :

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cricket games of 2009

Gaming in cricket has emerged in the year 2009 as new cricket games have been developed and the older ones have developed new versions with new features. Codemasters released Ashes 2009 during Ashes series with improved bowling. Cricket revolution released recently can provide better options for batting and bowling. Multi-player as well as Online cricket games has been developed in 2009.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pakistan vs New Zealand test series 2009 - Fixtures and Schedules

After ODI and T20 series in UAE, NZ and Pak play for the 3-match test series. The series is to be held in New Zealand and starts from 24 November 2009.

Here is the complete fixtures/schedules of the test series:


Friday, November 13, 2009

TV Channels broadcasting India vs Sri Lanka 2009 live

Sri Lanka tours India for a long series with 2 T20s, 5 ODIs and 3 tests. The series will start from October and end at the end of December this year. As its hosted in India, Nimbus sports has the broadcasting rights for the series. The matches will be shown live on Neo cricket in India. Doordarsan too will broadcast the matches.

Here are a list of TV channels broadcasting the series live in other parts of world:

TV Channels broadcasting England vs South Africa 2009 / 10 - Live

Its cricket season and we have a long tour of South Africa by England. It includes 2 T20 matches, 5 ODI and 4 tests. The tour starts from 13th November 2009 and ends on . TV is the medium by which most of fans will enjoy the match. Sky Sports has the broadcasting rights for UK and Supersport will broadcast on South Africa as well as most of the African countries. Ten Sports will be broadcasting it live in India and most part of Asia.

England vs South Africa 2009 / 10 - Fixtures and Schedule

England tours South Africa for 2 T20s, 5 ODIs and 4 tests. The tour starts from Nov 13, 2009 and ends on Jan 18, 2010. With Pietersen, Strauss, Smith, Kallis, a great rivalry has developed between the teams and you can expect that in the matches.

Here are the complete fixtures and Schedules of SA vs Eng 2009 / 10:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 2009 - Fixtures and Schedules

Sri Lanka tours India at the end of this year for a long tournament with 3 tests, 2 T20 and 5 ODI matches. The India vs Sri Lanka series will start from 16 Nov, 2009 with the 1st test.

The complete Fixtures and Schedule of India vs Sri Lanka 2009 are:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Strauss leads charge but bowling doubts remain | England vs South Africa 2009

On the start of what will surely be a long and gruelling tour, Andrew Strauss led by example with an unbeaten 117 to guide England to victory against the somewhat unnervingly titled Warriors in their second warm-up game.

I have to admit I had my doubts as to whether Strauss could juggle the responsibility that comes with captaincy and maintain his form with the bat. I'm happy to say that I've been emphatically proven wrong time and time again. If anything his batting has improved with the extra responsibility and he showed his skills again at Kimberley, hitting ten fours and a six in his 119 ball innings.

Before we get too excited this was against average opposition, though they put up more of a challenge than the Eagles did last Friday. But cause for concern was the failure of openers Jimmy Anderson and Tim Bresnan to strike in their combined 19 overs. Adil Rashid and the recalled Sajid Mahmood were also expensive, prompting me again to wonder whether the side has the depth of bowling required to take 22 wickets in a Test match consecutively - Stuart Broad and Graham Onions were injured for this game remember. The one bowler who did rescue the day was Graeme Swann, taking 3-26 of his 10 overs. I feel Swann is England's most improved player over the past 18 months, cementing his place in the side with a consistent spells of tight and disciplined spin bowling to improve Englands cricket odds

With the bat, Strauss aside, there are also signs of promise. Eoin Morgan seems to be growing into the international scene along with Joe Denley, while Jonathan Trott is playing like a seasoned International veteran. Let’s not forget Kevin Pietersen, who hopes to be back for the one-day matches after completing his rehabilitation from that nasty achilles injury.

All these and more will have to be their best to beat a very accomplished South African side on their own turf. But given the trials, trauma and tribulations off last year’s winter cricket tour , it is just nice to be talking about matters on the field again rather than petty political squabbles off it.

By Tom Mallows

2011 ICC Cricket World cup - Schedule and fixtures

The final fixtures of ICC Cricket World cup 2011 has been announced with India taking Bangladesh in the opening match. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be the hosts with Mumbai hosting the final of the World cup. It seems ICC took lessons from 2007 world cup and has divided the teams in two groups so that big teams qualify.

Also view, Watch ICC Cricket World cup live for free.


Group Division:

Group A: Group B
Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya.India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands.




Match no.
Time
(local)

Date

Teams

Venue

1
14:30


19 Feb

India vs Bangladesh

Dhaka

2
09:30


20 Feb

New Zealand vs Kenya

Chennai

3
14:30
20 Feb

Sri Lanka vs Canada

Hambantota

4
14:30
21 Feb

Australia vs Zimbabwe

Ahmedabad

5
14:30
22 Feb

England vs Netherlands

Nagpur

6
14:30
23 Feb

Pakistan vs Kenya

Hambantota

7
14:30
24 Feb

South Africa vs West Indies

New Delhi

8
09:30
25 Feb

Australia vs New Zealand

Nagpur

9
14:30
25 Feb

Bangladesh vs Ireland

Dhaka

10
14:30
26 Feb

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

Colombo

11
14:30
27 Feb

India vs England

Bangalore

12
09:30
28 Feb

West Indies vs Netherlands

New Delhi

13
14:30
28 Feb

Zimbabwe vs Canada

Nagpur

14
14:30
1 Mar

Sri Lanka vs Kenya

Colombo

15
14:30
2 Mar

England vs Ireland

Bangalore

16
14:30
3 Mar

South Africa vs Netherlands

Mohali

17
14:30
3 Mar

Pakistan vs Canada

Colombo

18
09:30
4 Mar

New Zealand vs Zimbabwe

Ahmedabad

19
14:30
4 Mar

Bangladesh vs West Indies

Dhaka

20
14:30
5 Mar

Sri Lanka vs Australia

Colombo

21
09:30
6 Mar

India vs Ireland

Bangalore

22
14:30
6 Mar

England vs South Africa

Chennai

23
14:30
7 Mar

Kenya vs Canada

New Delhi

24
14:30
8 Mar

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pallekelle

25
14:30
9 Mar

India vs Netherlands

New Delhi

26
14:30
10 Mar

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

Pallekelle

27
09:30
11 Mar

West Indies vs Ireland

Mohali

28
14:30
11 Mar

Bangladesh vs England

Chittagong

29
14:30
12 Mar

India vs South Africa

Nagpur

30
09:30
13 Mar

New Zealand vs Canada

Mumbai

31
14:30
13 Mar

Australia vs Kenya

Bangalore

32
09:30
14 Mar

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Pallekelle

33
14:30
14 Mar

Bangladesh vs Netherlands

Chittagong

34
14:30
15 Mar

South Africa vs Ireland

Kolkata

35
14:30
16 Mar

Australia vs Canada

Bangalore

36
14:30
17 Mar

England vs West Indies

Chennai

37
09:30
18 Mar

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Mumbai

38
14:30
18 Mar

Ireland vs Netherlands

Kolkata

39
09:30
19 Mar

Australia vs Pakistan

Colombo

40
14:30
19 Mar

Bangladesh vs South Africa

Dhaka

41
09:30
20 Mar

Zimbabwe vs Kenya

Kolkata

42
14:30
20 Mar

India vs West Indies

Chennai

43
14:30
23 Mar

First Quarterfinal

Dhaka

44
14:30
24 Mar

Second Quarterfinal

Colombo

45
14:30
25 Mar

Third Quarterfinal

Dhaka

46
14:30
26 Mar

Fourth Quarterfinal

Ahmedabad

47
14:30
29 Mar

First Semifinal

Colombo

48
14:30
30 Mar

Second Semifinal

Mohali

49
14:30
02 Apr

FINAL

Mumbai
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kolpak ruling favours ECB

What have a handball player and the England And Wales Cricket Board got in common?

Well the former has forced the latter to lobby a change in the law.

Confused? Let me explain.

The ECB have finally won the battle with so called ‘Kolpak players’ who exploited the legal loophole established by Slovakian handball player Maros Kolpak.

The controversy began when a European Court of Justice ruling in 2003 went in favour of Kolpak, who was seeking work in Germany. Kolpak's legal action allowed players from countries and regions with associate trade agreements with the European Union - such as South Africa and the West Indies - to be treated as non-overseas players.

It is sort of the cricketing equivalent of the Bosman ruling in football - which gave players the freedom to move wherever they liked at the end of their contract and transformed the football transfer system.

This saw a flood of players entering England to turn out for Counties across the country, many of whom were disenchanted at their own domestic game’s quota system.

Now most of those players, such as Dwayne Smith of Sussex, have been forced to leave the country as victims of the new Home Office laws. These laws now state that only players who have held a valid work permit for four years will be able to continue to be employed as though they were EU citizens by counties.

Is this a good thing?

Well the ECB certainly thinks so. After all it is in their interest to look after the interest of their English game. And while foreign players clearly add to the county cricket game, the Kolpakruling arguably led to a number of lesser talented players plying their trade in England.

Things seemed to come to a head in 2008 when 11 'Kolpak' players took the field in a Northants v Leicestershire match. The ECB began fighting back by fining counties for every ‘Kolpakker’ played £1,100 per player per match. The money was docked from the £1m handout granted by the ECB to each county every year.

But this ruling finally brings an interesting sideshow in the English game to a sensible conclusion. Maybe the ECB and counties can concentrate on the task in hand – producing world class English cricketers .

By Tom Mallows