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This week's highlights (Jan 26 - Feb 01, 2015)

January 30, 2015

INZAMAM-UL-HAQ: GREATS NEVER TO WIN AN ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP

There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. 

Source: ICC


January 30, 2015

ICC ANNOUNCES UMPIRE AND MATCH REFEREE APPOINTMENTS FOR ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the pool stage matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

Source: ICC


January 29, 2015

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP TOP 10: MOST EXPERIENCED PLAYERS

Playing on cricket’s biggest stage can be intimidating for even the most fearless of players. Teams playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup will rely on their most experienced tournament campaigners to guide younger cricketers through the six-week long tournament.

Source: ICC


January 29, 2015

ICC opts for World Cup 'Super Over'

The International Cricket Council has back-flipped on its initial decision to have joint winners in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup final, announcing today a Super Over will instead be used to split a deadlock at the end of the match.

Source: Cricket Australia 


January 27, 2015

Pakistan arrive for two-match ANZ ODI Series

Pakistan have arrived in New Zealand and are preparing for the two-match ANZ ODI Series v BLACKCAPS.

Source: New Zealand Cricket


January 26, 2015

Dhoni knocks back Cricket World Cup retirement talk

India captain MS Dhoni has fended off suggestions the cricket World Cup will be his international swansong.

Dhoni stepped down from Test cricket during his side's recent 2-0 series loss to Australia but says quitting limited-overs internationals had not crossed his mind.

Source: ONE News 


January 26, 2015

Mother of boy murdered by dad at cricket training named Australian of the Year

Rosie Batty says she is thrilled to be named Australian of the Year, and will use the high profile position to expose and end domestic violence across the country.

The Victorian, whose 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father at cricket training almost a year ago, was named Australian of the Year 2015 on Sunday, in recognition of her campaigning against domestic violence in spite of overwhelming personal grief.

Source: NZ Herald News 


January 26, 2015

Growing from strength to strength

The recent performance of Pakistan women’s ODI series at PCB’s off shore venue Sharjah has again put the limelight on the women players who recently defended their Asian Gold medal and gave the country its only gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games.

Source: The News 



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