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    Official Sri Lanka in West Indies thread

    SL tour of West Indies starts in 3 weeks . SL are so damn weak and lacklustre from their recent CB series, I can expect nothing better than a thrashing by the West Indians particularly as they would be playing at home. I predict a 1-0 or 2-0 Test series win for the West Indies and a 2-1 ODI win...
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    Official Under 19 World Cup thread

    Under 19 World Cup set to start in 4 weeks time in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Interestingly Dav Whatmore is coaching Indian under 19 team....most highest profile coach for an Under 19 team one suspects... I think Australia India Pakistan will be the usual strong sides ...any others will be surprise...
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    David Graveney moves over as Geoff Miller becomes England's Chairman of selectors

    http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/332121.html David Graveney moves out of his role as England's chairman of selectors after 11 years...and is replaced by Geoff Miller....and the selection panel includes one Ashley Giles who retired from Test cricket only last year and...
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    Cricket Closer to getting into the Olympics after a gap of 110 years

    http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/326855.html Cricket's distant Olympic dream December 22, 2007 Last week's announcement by the ICC that cricket had been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) prompted a swathe of comments about how the sport was poised for...
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    Is India under represented at the level ICC officialdom?

    Just a coincidental thing I noticed glancing through ICC officials list... http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/current/player/elite_officials.html Emirates Elite Panel Umpires and Referees Players and Officials Emirates Elite Panel Umpires Aleem Dar Asad Rauf Mark Benson Brent...
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    Can Kumble overtake Warne as the second highest wicket taker in Tests?

    This thread is essentially a Tribute thread to Indian Captain Anil Kumble who has just passed 600 Test wickets without being heralded widely like the others before him...thats the nature of this great champion bowler...very successful while very unassuming and goes about his business quietly...
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    ***Official*** Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series 2007-08

    CB Series kicks of on February 3rd....Currently I am not even sure if it will go ahead depending on India's participation (and I would not disagree with them if they chose to make such a decision from their perspective...) Here's the schedule - Sun 3 13:15 local, 03:15 GMT Australia v...
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    Is New Zealand's best Spinner Vettori or Jeetan Patel?

    Here's a poll. After following the career of Jeetan Patel for some time, I feel sorry for the guy..He is a very good spinner and a brilliant fielder and a reasonable Batsmen at that...IMHO if given a decent run in Tests he will do better as a Test Spinner than Vettori, (this does not mean...
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    Is Murali the worst Number 11 in History ?

    The guy has played over 100 Tests but his batting is apalling...the guy has made no effort to improve it...In fact when the Team is in perilous positions and he comes to the wicket, he has never (from the years I have observed him) made an effort to stay in or try and help the batsman at the...
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    This is how ICC wastes Money....

    http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/320457.html I thought this was shocking that ICC wastes huge amounts of Money (with obviously no one to account for than themselves) to recruit a CEO ..... Shocking ...Absolute waste of money...when there are lot of countries that need funds...
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    Predictions Australia v Sri Lanka and Murali breaking Warne's record

    Here's a second attempt at poll of CW members. This time its a public poll. So those who voted there, please vote again.
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    Predictions Australia v Sri Lanka + Murali breaking Warne's record

    Here's a Fun poll to gather CW members predictions for the Australia v Sri Lanka series and whether Murali will beat Warne's record or not in Australia .
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    ***Official*** Sri Lanka in Australia

    Sri Lanka's tour of Australia less than 6 weeks away- Here's the schedule- Sat 27 - Mon 29 October Cricket Australia Chairman's XI v Sri Lankans Adelaide Oval November 2007 Fri 2 - Sun 4 Queensland v Sri Lankans Allan Border Field, Brisbane Thu 8 - Mon 12 November 10:00 local, 00:00 GMT...
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    Semi Finals and Finals

    Sat 22 13:00 local, 11:00 GMT 1st Semi Final - E2 v F1 Newlands, Cape Town Sat 22 18:00 local, 16:00 GMT 2nd Semi Final - E1 v F2 Kingsmead, Durban Mon 24 14:00 local, 12:00 GMT Final - TBC v TBC New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg My guess is Pakistan or Sri Lanka v South Africa for...
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    Official Indian 20/20 league launched

    http://www.cricketweb.net/article.php?CategoryIDAuto=2&NewsIDAuto=4488 If I read this correctly Cricketers from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Zealand are now free to join ICL since their countries are not part of the ICC sanctioned 20/20 league. And if their boards try and stop...
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    Second Round Group F - Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh

    Second Round of 20/20 Starts on 16th September when the Preliminary Round finishes. Group F contains B1, D1, A2 and C2. (unless the 3rd ranked Team in any of these Groups upsets the others) At this stage it seems the Likely Teams would be - Australia (B1), Pakistan (D1) , West Indies (A2) and...
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    Second Round Group E - South Africa, India, New Zealand, England

    The Second Round of 20/20 World Cup starts Sunday 16th September after the Preliminary round is completed . Group E in the second round has the following 4 teams- A1,C1, B2 , D2 At this stage it seems it will most likely be South Africa (A1) , NZ (C1), England(B2) and India (D2). Unless a 3rd...
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    ***Official*** England in Sri Lanka

    Just 3 and half weeks away - Here's the schedule September 2007 Fri 28 10:00 local, 04:30 GMT TBC v England XI Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa October 2007 Mon 1 14:30 local, 09:00 GMT 1st ODI - Sri Lanka v England Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium Reserve Day 2nd Oct Thu 4...
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    ICC Awards 2007 - Ponting, Jayawardene vie for Captain of the Year

    http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-media/content/story/308703.html ICC awards 2007 to be presented in SA on September 10th . Ponting and Jayawardene vie for Captain of the year. See the link . Discuss. ICC Awards 2007 Long List of Nominees - Individual Awards (each category to be reduced to a...
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    20/20 Cricket Trivia (to mark 20/20 World Cup)

    I thought it would be great to kick start a thread on 20/20 Trivia since the 20/20 Cup is only 3 weeks away. Question What record or records does Paul Collingwood hold in 20/20 Internationals ?:)