Posts Tagged Champions-Trophy

Hayden suggests scrapping Champions Trophy

August 22, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

haydenMatthew Hayden, the former Australia opener, has suggested scrapping the Champions Trophy and creating a two-month window for the IPL in order to revive spectator interest in the game.

“Playing the World Twenty20 every other year is too much,” Hayden wrote in his column in the Independent. “And why have the Champions Trophy when you’ve already got a 50-over World Cup?”

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ICC chief suggests four-day Tests

June 30, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

vaughanDavid Morgan, the ICC president, has hinted that Test cricket may be reduced to four days to protect and enrich the game’s oldest format in the face of lucrative Twenty20 leagues like the IPL. The suggestion comes in the wake of a few other changes that are being mooted, including a two-tier format and day-night Tests to attract more crowds.

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Sri Lanka expected to host Champions Trophy

February 4, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Sri Lanka is the ICC’s preferred venue for the Champions Trophy after it removed the tournament, which is scheduled for September and October, from Pakistan during its meeting in Perth. The safety and security situation in Pakistan was considered too risky and Haroon Lorgat, the ICC’s chief executive, expected a decision on the new host would be confirmed “shortly”.

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Pakistan not to host 2009 Champions Trophy

February 1, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The ICC has decided to move the postponed 2009 Champions Trophy out of Pakistan after several members expressed reservations about touring the troubled country on the second day of its board meeting in Perth. The location of the event, however, is yet to be finalised, but a decision is expected before the board’s next scheduled meeting in April.

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Pakistan Cricket Woes Continue

December 24, 2008 | General | | No Comments

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has put a fly in the newly composed ointment by the Pakistan Cricket Board. With much ado and persuation and the pleadings, the board of Pakistan cricket compelled Sri Lanka to come and play cricket in Pakistan, as Pakistan has become pariah as far as cricket is concerned. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will not appoint match officials for Sri Lanka’s proposed tour of Pakistan until a security assessment had been made, and it is declared by the Logart.

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IPL transfer window postponed by a week

December 14, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The IPL transfer window, which was scheduled to begin on December 15, has been postponed by a week after the Mumbai terrorist attacks disrupted preparations for the event. The IPL officials will meet some time this week to prepare the rules for the transfers which will now take place from December 22 to January 22.

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PCB brings in British expert to fix insurance problem

December 5, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

PCB officials will be meeting a British insurance risk expert in an effort to maximise the returns on its insurance investments. The board has, despite insurance cover, suffered huge losses from recent security-related incidents and there is an official inquiry into an alleged insurance scam involving Australia’s postponed tour of Pakistan in February-March this year.

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India tour on schedule – PCB

November 19, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, has assured Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan board chairman, that India will go ahead with their tour of Pakistan in January next year, the PCB said. Pakistan’s status as an international venue has been affected of late by security issues which led to the postponement of the Champions Trophy in September.

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PCB willing to shift India series

November 14, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan will be willing to host their eagerly-awaited home series against India at offshore venues in a ‘worst-case scenario’, a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Thursday.

Saleem Altaf, PCB’s chief operating officer, said that the series could be shifted to neutral venues like Abu Dhabi if India decided against sending their team to Pakistan for the January 4-February 19 series because of security concerns.

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Abu Dhabi offers to host India-Pakistan series

November 14, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The Abu Dhabi Cricket Council has offered to step in as host for Pakistan’s home series against India scheduled early next year, if concerns over security in Pakistan persisted. Dilawar Mani, the council’s chief executive, said the council was ready to stage the matches if the situation arose.

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