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This week's highlights (July 13-19, 2015)

International Cricket | July 15, 2015

Champions League T20 tournament cancelled

The Champions League Twenty20 tournament has been officially discontinued and this year's tournament, scheduled to feature the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers in September, cancelled.

The competition was a joint venture between Cricket Australia, Cricket South Africa and the Board of Control for Cricket in India and had run for six years since its launch in 2009. It had pitted the top teams from each nation's domestic twenty20 competition against each other in a high-stakes tournament.

Source: Cricket Australia

International Cricket | July 15, 2015

Govt focuses on infrastructure development of cricket, football

Government has given importance in the infrastructure development in its budget today.

Announcing the budget for fiscal year 2015-16, Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat allocated Rs 2.07 billion for the overall development of sports in the country. The total amount is more than 500 million more compared to previous fiscal year.

Source: The Himalayan Times

International Cricket | July 15, 2015

Ricky Ponting calls for T20 cricket to be included as an Olympic sport

Some officials in major cricket nations such as England have long been resistant to the idea of the sport joining the Olympics, fearing the impact it could have on its own home season.

But others within cricket see the Games as an ideal way to spread the game globally, as emerging nations can receive government funding for Olympic-linked sports.

Source: Fox Sports

International Cricket | July 13, 2015

Ten jumps on cricket to ramp up women's sport in prime time

Even though Australia is getting a drubbing at the hands of the Poms in the Ashes so far, with England taking the first Test in Cardiff, Network Ten has pledged to bring even more cricket to TV screens this year and expand its deal with the Big Bash League.

Source: Ad News

International Cricket | July 13, 2015

‘Just not cricket’ - vandals in rolling cricket cover ram attack in Cambridge

Vandals used rolling cricket covers to ram a fence in Girton.

The attack happened at Girton Recreation Ground between 1pm on July 5 and 8am the following day.

Source: Cambridge News