Bangladesh not certain to host the World T20 Championship

The World T20 Championship is just a couple of months away and it’s still not certain where it will get organized. The tournament is scheduled to happen in Bangladesh, but, because of the security concerns there, it might be moved to a different venue. The elections are going on in Bangladesh at the moment and the situation there is quite chaotic. So, some of the international boards are believed to be willing for the tournament being shifted.

During New Zealand’s recent tour of Bangladesh, a few intimidating incident including explosions had occurred. Despite that, the Black Caps had completed the tour, but, the West Indies junior side which was also in Bangladesh during the same period of time had left the tour in the middle.

The Bangladesh situation was one of the main topics which got discussed in the meeting of the officials of the International Cricket Council a few days ago in United Arab Emirates, but, nothing got decided during the meeting. It is understood that the ICC officials will have a discussion again on the topic next week and then, the final decision will be made.

However, one thing is sure that the T20 World Cup 2014 will take place in the subcontinent only. If Bangladesh isn’t considered to be safe for the tournament to take place, then, it’s Sri Lanka which will take over as the hosts. The Sri Lankan board has been informed by the ICC to be ready for any emergency situation. Sri Lanka had organized the last edition of the World T20 Championship as well.

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Can Mumbai Indians repeat their performance in IPL 2014 ?

In the Indian Premier League, it’s all about points. If a team wants to reach the playoffs, they need to be in top 4 in the IPL Team Standing at the completion of the preliminary round. If they are not there, they are out of the tournament. To be in top 4 in the IPL Points Table, not only do the teams need to win matches quite regularly, they also need to have a good net run rate. Sometimes, two teams finish the preliminary round with equal points and in that case, the net run rates of those teams determine their positions in the IPL Points Table.

To have a good net run rate at the end of the preliminary round, the teams should try to win their matches by big margins and should also try to avoid big defeats. If in a match, a team reckons that they have no chance of winning the game, they should try to go as close to the opposing team as possible. By doing that, they will ensure that their net run rate doesn’t have too much negative effect on it.

Because of so much importance of the net run rate, the fans always want to have an eye on it. They want to know if the net run rate of their team is negative or positive and to do that, there is no easier way than going to the websites which provide IPL T20 Points Table.

The IPL Points Table provided by those websites has a net run rate column in it which shows the net run rate of every team. There is only half a year left before IPL will be back again and to be updated about the IPL 2014 Points Table, you will just have to log on to our website and we will give you a complete information about the position of your favourite team in the IPL Points Table 2014.

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On eve of ipl 6, British media dubs IPL as big headache for ECB

The Indian Premier League has proved to e a magnet for cricketers all around the world in the last half a decade of its existence. Players have often had a run-in with their respective boards over involvement in the Indian Premier League and their respective cricket boards’ hesitance to allow so. Those countries who would be playing series in parallel with ipl schedule were the ones among the prominent protestors for the IPL. Since 2008, IPL and English Cricket Board have found themselves on the opposite sides for the same reason more than often. ECB has also been vocal about their players to give preference to their domestic seasons instead of IPL. However, the enticement of the league is proving overwhelming for ECB to follow.

While submitting of the names for IPL players auctions for the current season, ECB has made clear that those English players who wished to be in the reckoning for the imminent dual Ashes series of England and other series in close succession to ipl 6 should be giving this IPL a miss. Some of the English counties even barred their players from IPL and some of the other teams are looking to emulate the feat.

In such a scenario, on the eve of ipl 2013’s beginning, English media have forecasted the IPL and ECB are on a collision course since top English players seem to be giving in to their temptation of participating in Indian Premier League, namely Matt Prior, Kevin Pieterson and Eoin Morgan.

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IPL loses sponsorship from Hero MotoCorp

Indian Premier League has brought pecuniary profits to humongous levels for the BCCI. However, the financial dealings of BCCI in context of the IPL have been under the scanner for irregularities as well. Recently, CCI, regulatory of fair trade practices, fined BCCI for suppressing competition to IPL. Even the Income Tax department has issued a notice regarding tax dues to the BCCI. Further, problems regarding irregular financial dealings which IPL franchises have indulged in have also surfaced and are now subject to scrutiny. Nevertheless, this has never dented the sponsors from making the richest cricketing board even richer.

However, this conception seems to change with the forthcoming Indian Premier League season. Earlier last year, DLF, who has been title sponsor for IPL left the IPL. Though the void was immediately filled by PepsiCo India, other sponsorship deals might also be on shaky grounds. Hero MotoCorp has been associate sponsors for IPL since its beginning. Hero MotoCorp has signed up sponsorship deal in 2007. The sponsorship deal saw Hero MotoCorp paying 22.5 million US Dollars every year in the five year deal. Now, post 2012’s IPL 5, the deal between IPL and Hero MotoCorp has culminated and Hero MotoCorp has decided not to renew the deal.

The spokesperson from Hero MotoCorp said that the firm has been associated with cricket for over two decades and their association with the game will continue despite of them pulling out of IPL. Hero MotoCorp, who were seen with Delhi Daredevils in the first three years and remaining two years with Mumbai Indians, are also active in other sports like Hockey, Soccer, Golf, etc. Interestingly, while moving out of IPL and making the game deprived by almost 1200 crore Indian Rupees every year, Hero MotoCorp has signed up for International Hockey federation, FIH, for four years.

It would be interesting to know who fills up space vacanted by Hero MotoCorp for the upcoming IPL 2013.

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Winners and Losers of IPL Auction 2013

There were some curious winners and losers in the player auctions for IPL 6 which took place on February 3. Australian all round performer Glenn Maxwell became the only player to have attracted a million dollar bid in the IPL 6 auctions. Maxwell was brought in by Mumbai Indians, who also bagged in Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting for his base price of 400,000 US Dollars. Both, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke, in spite of having garnered highest base price of 400,000 USD did not go beyond that. The second highest pick of this season’s auction was Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis. Mendis was brought in by Pune Warriors India for a price tag of 725,000 USD.

Pune Warriors India made some more bids and raked in Australian rising star Kane Richardson and Indian upcoming talent Abhishek Nayar for 700,000 USD and 675,000 USD respectively. Abhishek Nayar, who performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy wherein his side, Mumbai, became the title holders, was the costliest among all the Indian players. Another Sri Lankan, Thisara Perera, was among the highest bids of the season and he will now be seen sporting Sunrisers Hyderabad jersey, after having represented Chennai, Mumbai and Kochi franchises. Sunrisers Hyderabad spent 675,000 USD for Perera.

South African all rounder, Christopher Morris, who was provided with a modest base price of 20,000 USD, went for 625,000 USD and was bagged by Chennai Super Kings after some severe bidding competition between CSK, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Those who emerged as losers in this player auctions included the English duo of Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara, who went unsold in the earlier auctions as well. The player of the tournament in Australian Big Bash, Aaron Finch, also went unsold, along with South African bowling talent, Vernon Philander.

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South Africa to play Zimbabwe in T20 Cup 2012

One of the most dangerous teams in the T20 World Cup tournament the Proteas will be looking to take the trophy home this year. With no such success in neither fifty over world cup or in the shorter format the South Africans would want to deliver big time. They have not been successful to reach the finals in any of the tournaments yet and this does not mean that they do not have quality in their squad. The thing is they mess it up when it comes to performing in big matches. They would definitely not want that to happen this time but the fact that they have the home team in their group also makes things a bit complicated to make to the top of the group.

Sri Lanka will know the grounds like the back of their hands and beating them will be difficult but it is not impossible given the side that the Proteas have. Both the batting and bowling attack of South Africa has been doing well and the fielding has been electrifying. So they should be positive when they go out to face Sri Lanka. The Proteas will face Zimbabwe in their first match in this world cup to start off proceedings for a long journey to come. This match will be easier than the match against Sri Lanka if they manage to beat Sri Lanka as well then they would face the runners up of Group D.

Group C : South Africa vs Zimbabwe 4th T20
Group C : Sri Lanka vs South Africa 7th T20
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 13th T20 (C1 v D2)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 15th T20 (D1 v C2)
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 18th T20 (C1 v B2)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 19th T20 (B1 v C2)
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 22nd T20 (A1 v C1)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 24th T20 (A2 v C2)
TBC vs TBC 1st Semi Final T20 (SE Group-1 1 v SE Group-2 2)
TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi Final T20 (SE Group-2 1 v SE Group-1 2)
TBC vs TBC Final T20

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ECB wants high level Ashes brand even in Cricket World Cup 2015

England will be the hosts within 2013 prior to heading here in winter season 2013-14, thus staying away from a clash with Australia’s Cricket World Cup in 2015.

The 2017 Ashes in England might after that be brought toward summer 2015 to prevent an extended gap in between meetings.

ECB advertising employer Steve Elworthy stated the modifications would “maintain momentum”.

Elworthy told: “We want to break the period of the World Cup as well as Ashes coming to once, get sufficient range in between the occasions, make certain the players have enough catch-up time and you want to protect the Ashes brand.”

He ignored worries which 15 Ashes Tests inside a 24-month period could be overkill.

“It’s vital that you preserve impetus,” Elworthy added.

“There’s a huge revival with regard to Test cricket right now, an enormous wave of great interest.

“With the home-and-away character associated with the Ashes, fans will truly possess something to look forward to. Everyone wants to see the arch-rivals meet.”

He said the plans were “90% likely” to be authorized.

The year 2013 as well as 2015 plans would additionally prevent situations along with football’s 2014 World Cup finals and 2016 Western Championships.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup has been held in Australia and New Zealand and had the regular Ashes rotator gone ahead, English gamers would have needed to remain down under for five several weeks just before the event.

If the changes are approved, the usual four-year period may resume with the Ashes becoming located in Australia within 2017 and England in 2019.

Cricket Australia as well as the ECB would both have in order to concur the plans before they could be contained in the future International Cricket Council future tours program, which provides coverage for internationals from 2012 to 2020.

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ICC might not allow non test playing nation in CWC 2015

Tom Sears Kenya

The head associated with Kenya’s cricket panel belittled the ICC upon Thursday for plans that are arranged in order to leave out lower-tier groups from the 2015 World Cup, saying a reduced, 10-country tournament would be “a farce” and harmful to the game’s development.

Cricket Kenya leader Tom Sears told that ICC Associate nations like Kenya, Ireland, Netherlands as well as Canada had been given “no guarantee” by cricket’s ruling body in a conference within Dubai this week that they will be contained in the qualifying process for 2015.

A former head associated with English county side Derbyshire, Sears said the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in four years’ time is actually a “closed shop,” open up and then the Ten test-playing teams.

“It might go in either case and there is nevertheless an opportunity there will not be a qualifying procedure,” Sears told the AP before he or she caught a flight ticket from Kenya in order to World Cup co-host India.

“A 10-team tournament causes it to be a farce,” he said. “If a person limit the numbers, it simply makes it harder for the smaller countries to build up. We need to play from World Cups to enhance. How could you call it the World Cup in the event that we aren’t given the chance?”

It’s been agreed within theory, based on the International Cricket Council, which 2015 will be a 10-team occasion — down through the Fourteen nations within the event which starts upon Saturday. However, the ICC maintains that Associate nations haven’t been removed from the procedure and will have a opportunity to qualify.

The ICC will probably finalize the being approved process in a board meeting in April, following the World Cup.

The 10 test nations qualified instantly for the 2011 World Cup, while Kenya, Ireland, Netherlands and Canada won the leftover 4 places through a playoff program.

Sears stated the decision to lessen the quantity of countries was still being “about cash, primarily,” and not just regarding decreasing the length associated with the six-week tournament – which has been belittled because too long.

“It is dependent on broadcasters attempting to display as many India matches as possible,” he said. “I understand there are several difficulties with the length of the World Cup but surely it’s not past the humor of man to consider up the shorter 14-team World Cup?”

Kenya became the just non-test actively playing country to reach the World Cup semifinals in 2003, while Ireland performed a major shock to beat Pakistan in 2007.

The failure of Pakistan as well as India – the place to find cricket’s biggest viewers — to achieve the second round of the tournament in Western Indies in 2007 reportedly resulted in a significant recession in World Cup Television audiences and profits. Shock packages Ireland as well as Bangladesh qualified above the 2 traditional powerhouses.

In an interview along with highly regarded cricket journal Wisden to become released on Friday, Sears described a 10-team event without smaller countries as “bloody ridiculous.”

“I’ve no desire to be diplomatic,” Sears said, according to Wisden. “The president of the ICC (India’s Sharad Pawar) states he wants to develop the game however wants to contract the 50-over World Cup to leave out the Affiliates.

“It’s all about money, power and ballots – and that is harmful to cricket,” he explained.

The 2011 tournament begins with a game between co-hosts India and Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday.

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Ireland wants to do lot better this time: Irish Coach

Ireland is heading to Asia for the World Cup in assured feeling after some incredible upsets in the Caribbean four years ago.

The last World Cup noticed Ireland tie with Zimbabwe and then beat Pakistan, along with captain Trent Johnston striking the successful six on the never to end up being forgotten Street Patrick’s Day with regard to Irish cricket from Jamaica’s Sabina Park.

Believe it or not impressive, as there was right now higher expectation would be a Super Eight stage victory over Bangladesh.

Ireland go the Indian sub-continent along with 9 of the squad which accomplished it well in 2007 whilst Ed Joyce offers came back to Irish duty following failing to nail lower a place in the England team.

And Ireland’s World Cup celebration also includes promising young players in the enjoys associated with teenage spinner George Dockrell and Middlesex batsman Paul Sterling.

This may be the watershed World Cup with regard to Ireland subsequent the choice through the International Cricket Council (ICC) which the 2015 release will be contested by ten teams just.

Although the ICC has insisted there may be space for an connect or non-Test nation for example Ireland, it is tough to see how some of the 10 existing or complete People may agree to a set-up that could observe them fail to become qualified as associated with correct.

Matches towards other associates the Netherlands as well as Test strugglers Bangladesh seems to provide Eire their finest possibility of triumph inside a Group B additionally featuring main hosts India as well as England, West Indies as well as South Africa.

Ireland trainer Phil Simmons, the former West Indies batsman, thinks his side tends to be arguably even better positioned now than these were heading into the final World Cup.

“What differs this time around from 2007 is the fact that thirteen associated with the Fifteen earn their residing from cricket – that’s virtually the full-time team,” Simmons said.

“We had been also in a position to spend a month in India acclimatizing, which will remain us in good stead.

“We may have lost the surprise element, but we now have gained the respect associated with the cricketing world through the efforts.

“We’ve arrived at the Super Eight stage associated with each the World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 – there’s no reason we cannot make the latter phases all over again.”

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Emirates to offer gifts for stadium spectators

As battle-ready teams limber upward with regard to the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Emirates, the official Partner of the occasion, is readying unique treats for visitors from locations across the subcontinent, such as Sri Lanka.

Cricket enthusiasts who flock in order to matches from Colombo’s R. Premadasa International Stadium is going to be provided a chance to earn attractive presents and upgrades to better with capacity of by taking part in fun activities that have become associated with Emirates-sponsored sporting events around the world.

Of those, the Emirates ‘Flying Catch,’ a giant signature red inflatable that appears like a children’s inflatable castle will grab interest throughout the quarter-final and semi-final matches scheduled with regard to 26th as well as 29th 03 correspondingly. Very first introduced from the ’09 ICC World Twenty20 within England, the inflatable includes a swivel system from its center that provides a starting mat with regard to gamers to jump at balls fired out of the bowling device from speeds in order to challenge both young and old.

Every contestant get five attracts at different extremes and can accrue points. The winner more than the course of period the Flying Catch is within operation at each of these matches may earn a prize courtesy of Emirates.

From Team condition matches, top quality Emirates followers is going to be dispersed to visitors within the stadium, and those holding them will be asked for in order to influx all of them at certain times. Those who win are going to be chosen randomly from those waving their followers to get gifts through Emirates.

The ‘Emirates Update,’ an additional exercise that is related to Emirates’ involvement within sport as well as already been activated from cricket, soccer as well as tennis games occasions, will even occur at Team stage matches in Colombo. Roving Emirates reps will choose two people through the crowds randomly to be improved to a premium match day time experience, thanks to the Air travel.

Chandana p Silva, Emirates Region Supervisor for Sri Lanka and Maldives stated: “As a good top rated Air travel, Emirates aims to ensure passengers are supplied an outstanding flying experience. We have utilized the same concept to sports sponsorships, by concentrating on improving the satisfaction and engagement of spectators.”

“Emirates customers come from just about all avenues of life as well as from six continents,” Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager within Sri Lanka additional, mentioning which the air travels carried 27.5 million people last year. “Every among the fans that pack sports stadiums close to the world is really a potential customer, and our sports sponsorships and associated actions truly arranged Emirates apart,” she stated.

“Sport is really a universal language that brings people collectively,” Mrs. Ellepola added. “As a global airline connecting individuals within 110 destinations on six major regions, Emirates comes with an opportunity to market this element, and improve the unifying energy associated with sport by helping individuals reach and revel in occasions such as the ICC Cricket World Cup.”

Emirates is actually the official companion of the ICC Cricket World Glasses of Next year and 2015. The third biggest and most seen sporting occasion in the world, the ICC World Cup Next year happens through Saturday 19th February to Saturday 2nd April in Sri Lanka, India, as well as Bangladesh.

Apart from the ICC Cricket World Cup, Emirates also sponsors the ICC Winners Trophy, the ICC World Twenty20, the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, ICC Under-19 World Cup, ICC Global Cup as well as the ICC Women’s World Cup.

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