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This week's highlights (Feb 16 - 22, 2015)

International Cricket | Feburary 20, 2015

The International Cricket Council has issued a ban for alleged courtsiding to a man ejected from the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Canberra.

The term courtsiding refers to the practice of spectators at games relaying information to people overseas, in order to take advantage of broadcasting time delays to manipulate betting.

Source: ABC Grandstand Sport

International Cricket | Feburary 16, 2015

England’s Development Programme Under-17s lost their opening one-day match against Pakistan in Dubai despite a half-century from captain Max Holden.

Holden, a 17-year-old opener from Cambridge who was a second-team regular for Middlesex last season, made 63 from 100 balls but the EDP were all out for 176 in the last of their 50 overs.

Source: ECB

International Cricket | Feburary 16, 2015

It was estimated that over a billion people tuned into the Cricket World Cup game between India and Pakistan. Here are the best pictures of those people watching around the globe.

Source: The Guardian

International Cricket | Feburary 16, 2015

Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce came agonisingly close to centuries but still helped Ireland cause the first upset of the 2015 cricket World Cup with a four-wicket victory over West Indies at Saxton Oval in Nelson earlier today.

Source: Independent Ireland

International Cricket | Feburary 16, 2015

After the celebration invariably comes the headache.

For Pakistan and their skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, the inevitable consequence of their 76-run defeat to arch-foes India will run deeper than a regulation defeat in the opening days of a six-week Cricket World Cup campaign.

Source: Cricket Australia

International Cricket | Feburary 16, 2015

The game that stopped two nations turned a tranquil Australian city into the heart of the Indian subcontinent.

Adelaide has never had an audience like it.

Source: NZ Herald