Sports News – Newsletter for March 2, 2011Wednesday, March 2, 2011
BANGALORE – The England-Ireland cricket World Cup clash here Wednesday may not be as hyped as Sunday’s India-England tie, yet the Chinnaswamy stadium is expected to have a good turnout.
The online portal that sells tickets for all the World Cup matches says tickets, from Rs.500 to Rs.7,500, for Wednesdays day-night clash have been sold … Original source on Gaea Times at : There could be a good turnout for England-Ireland match.
COLOMBO – Scoreboard of Kenya’s innings against Sri Lanka in their World Group A match here Tuesday:
Maurice Ouma lbw b Kulasekara 1
Seren Waters lbw b Malinga 3
Collins Obuya b Malinga 52
David Obuya c Samaraweera b Muralitharan 51
Steve Tikolo c Dilshan b Mathews 7 [..] Read the original article: here.
COLOMBO – Lasith Malinga took a hattrick in his six wicket haul as Sri Lanka bowled out Kenya for 142 in 43.4 overs in their World Cup Group A match here Tuesday.
Malinga took an impressive six for 38 from his 7.3 overs.
Collins Obuya (52) and David Obuya (51) top scored for Kenya …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Kenya set Sri Lanka 143-run target.
COLOMBO – The Australian cricket team Tuesday rubbished media reports that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was investigating their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe on potential spot-fixing.
The slow batting of its openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad against a weak Zimbabwe attack February 21.
Australian team … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : World Cup: Australia rubbish reports of spot-fixing.
LONDON – Singer Nicole Scherzinger has thanked her ‘friend’ Will.i.am, who came to watch her Formula 1 driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton’s race, for sharing his tricks to enjoy the whirring sound of cars.
The former Pussycat Dolls beauty has been dating the driver since 2007 and she is a regular on the side of tracks cheering …. Read the original article : Scherzinger thanks pal Will.i.am for making Formula 1 fun.
MELBOURNE – Ashes hat-trick star Peter Siddle believes he has the one-day form to warrant a trip to the World Cup.
Australian selectors are still deciding who to send to the sub-continent to replace injured bowler Doug Bollinger.
Siddle, best known for his efforts in the Test arena, says selectors should remember he has done the … Read : Siddle says he warrants Oz World Cup inclusion.
BANGALORE – England middle-order bat Ian Bell has hailed his team’s ability to reach India’s imposing total of 338 in a Sunday night epic.
“Looking back now, I feel privileged to have been involved in that game,” The Telegraph quoted Bell, as saying of Sunday’s match.
He added: “We can take a hell of a lot …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Bell hails England’s resolve against India in WC game.
COLOMBO – A furious Australian camp has slammed rumours that they dabbled in spot-fixing.
They described the charge as “ludicrous” amid fears the defending champions are being subjected to a malicious World Cup smear campaign.
The rejection came as the International Cricket Council (ICC) is said to have begun a probe of Australia’s opening World Cup …. Source : Gaea News Network.
NEW DELHI – Fast bowler Kemar Roach recorded a hat-trick, finishing with six wickets, as the West Indies defeated the Netherlands by a massive 215 runs in their World Cup Group B match here MOnday.
Chasing a victory target of 331 runs, Netherlands crashed out for 115 in 31.3 overs.
Roach (6-27) was at the …. Original source : Roach hat-trick sets up West Indies win.
NAGPUR – Canada’s opening batsman Nitish Kumar became the youngest player to play in the World Cup as he made his international debut against Zimbabwe here Monday.
The batsman took to the field at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Jamtha at just 16 years 283 days and broke the record of Bangladesh’s Talha … Read more >>.
NEW DELHI – The West Indies cricket team finally found some home support in the 2011 World Cup with a handful of Caribbean fans cheering for them during their match against the Netherlands at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday.
Guyanese Rawle Agard and Penelope Yearwood are two die-hard supporters who are following the team. … Original source on Gaea Times at : West Indies finally find home support in Delhi.
NEW DELHI – The West Indies top order fired against a blunt Netherlands attack and rustled up a massive 330 for eight in their World Cup Group B match at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here Monday.
Put into bat by the Netherlands, Chris Gayle (80, 110 balls, 7×4, 2×6) and Devon Smith (53, 51b, 9×4) [..] Read the original article: here.
NEW DELHI – With not much policing to do, Delhi Police officials manning the Ferzoeshah Kotla took turns to enjoy the West Indies-Netherlands World Cup match in a rather innovative way here Monday.
One policeman, posted at the entrance, instructed his colleagues in the stands to alert him with a ping on his walkie talkies …. Source article : Police way of amusing themselves at Kotla (World Cup Diary).
SRINAGAR – Scores of youngsters participated in the winter football tournament organised in Srinagar.
The tournament was organized on Sunday by Brazilian coach Juan Marcos, in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA).
The game was started three years back with the aim of strengthening the football structure in the Kashmir Valley and to set … Read more »».
NAGPUR – Zimbabwe spun a web around Canada, bowling them out for 123 to secure a 175-run victory in their Group A World Cup match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Jamtha here Monday.
Tatenda Taibu (98) and Craig Ervine (85) helped Zimbabwe set a challenging 299-run target.
Canada were never in the [..] Read the original article: here.
CHENNAI – This Cricket World Cup, fans can follow favorite teams and stars right on the iPhone. The sleek free-to-download iPhone app, WC2k11 Cricket, offers match scores, tweets from cricket stars themselves, news from across the venues, videos, match schedules besides venue stats and records. Does a cricket fan anything more?
Keep a tab of the …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Cricket fans can now follow World Cup on iPhone.
NEW YORK – Tennis champ Serena Williams, who had surgery after cutting her foot on broken glass following her win at Wimbledon last July, has finally removed the cast off her foot.
The former world No. 1 said she would start training right away, and hopes to be back in her trademark high heels in two … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Serena Williams gets cast off her foot after 7 months.
NAGPUR – Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu hit 98 on Monday to help his side thrash Canada by 175 runs in their World Cup Group A encounter at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
Zimbabwe scored 298-9 in their 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat, while Canada was all out for 123 in 42.1 … Original source on Gaea Times at : Taibu stars as Zimbabwe thrash Canada by 175 runs in World Cup clash.
NAGPUR – Zimbabwe defeated Canada by a massive 175 runs in their Group A World Cup match here Monday.
Chasing 298/9, Canada were bowled out for 123 in 42.1 overs. Zubin Surkari was their top scorer with 26 runs.
Veteran left arm spinner Ray Price and leg spinner Graeme Cremer took three wickets each for …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Zimbabwe beat Canada by 175 runs.
COLOMBO – Australia coach Tim Nielsen believes the team’s World Cup form had reached its pre-tournament goals, and has reposed full faith in pacers Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson.
Boasting a perfect record after two matches with minnows Canada and …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Australia has reached its pre-World Cup goals: Nielsen.