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ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Of fun and celebration
From the country that gave you Riverdance, Ireland can now boast The Chicken and The Ferret.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Lanka may do it again
Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralidaran, who were controversially omitted for the crushing World Cup defeat by Australia, could also sit out Wednesday's clash against Ireland.
B. League
Russel kept waiting
Match abandoned due to floodlight failure
Sheikh Russel will have to wait for another day to regain lead in the B. League table after their yesterday's match against Khulna Abahani was abandoned ten minutes from time due to lack of floodlight.
BCB discusses major issues today
The Dav Whatmore issue will get the priority in today's executive committee meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to be held at a local hotel.
Bangladesh looking ahead
It was a bad, bad Bangladesh effort on Sunday and the players have felt the pain.
Pak Academy bounce back to draw series
Pakistan Academy levelled the four-day series 1-1 against their Bangladesh counterparts in style when they routed the home side by an innings and 12 runs in the second and final game at the Fatullah Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Tactics irk SL fans
Sri Lankan cricket fans Tuesday expressed frustration and disappointment over their team's tactics in resting top players for the World Cup clash against Australia.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Star absences puzzle Aussies
Australia's Andrew Symonds admitted he was stunned to see Sri Lanka rest frontline bowlers Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralidaran from their World Cup Super Eights clash on Monday.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Australia on a roll
Australia captain Ricky Ponting scored an unbeaten 66 as the champions stretched their unbeaten run at the World Cup to 26 games and 20 consecutive wins with a seven-wicket Super Eights victory against
80 heads will roll in PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Tuesday it will sack 80 employees, including some senior management officials, in the wake of the national team's World Cup fiasco.
Malik likely to be named Pak captain
Shoaib Malik has emerged as the leading candidate for the Pakistan captaincy after discussions between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials over the weekend.
Poison theory given impetus
Speculation over the possibility that Bob Woolmer, the late Pakistan coach, was poisoned has increased following a report in a Jamaican paper, apparently quoting the toxicology report, to that effect.
Barclays English Premier League
Hectic week for Chelsea
Frank Lampard expects Chelsea to shrug off the strains of their gruelling schedule and come out with all guns blazing as they try to keep the pressure on Premiership leaders Manchester United.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Ricky wants full NZ
Australia captain Ricky Ponting expects to face a full-strength New Zealand side on Friday after his team cruised to a seven-wicket win against a Sri Lanka team missing two rested senior bowlers.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
King for changes
West Indies coach Bennett King believes Caribbean cricket needs to introduce fundamental changes if there is to be a return to the team's glory days.
ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007
Hogg delights Ponting
Brad Hogg is bowling at the peak of his powers, according to Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who is elated with the left-arm wrist spinner's form at the World Cup.
2010 Asiad to have cricket
Cricket will be included as a new sport on a 2010 Asian Games card in Guangzhou that features more events than ever before, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Tuesday.
Shoaib says he was dropped for injury
Controversial Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar insisted he was dropped from Pakistan's World Cup team due to injury and not because he had flunked a private dope test in London.
Murray out of Monte Carlo Masters
Andy Murray on Tuesday withdrew before his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters after suffering a back injury in doubles a day earlier.
Ireland in the big league
Ireland's World Cup wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh have earned them a place on the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI championship table.
Chess prize distribution
The prize distribution ceremony of the Mercantile Bank 33rd National Championship, which concluded on Monday, was held at the National Sports Council conference room yesterday.
Smith rubbishes drinking claims
South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Monday played down reports of a heavy drinking session by some of his players on the night following their World Cup defeat against New Zealand.
Serie A
Inter a step away
Inter Milan, who have dominated the Serie A this season, are one step away from being crowned champions for the second straight year against AS Roma on Wednesday.
Barclays English Premier League
Crouch wants to stay a Red
Peter Crouch has responded to speculation surrounding his Liverpool future by insisting he has no intention of quitting the Champions League semifinalists.
Championnat De Football Professionnel
Lyon's chance to wrap it up
Lyon were set to clinch their sixth straight French league title on Wednesday when a win at home over Rennes would see them past the post.
Italy bid for Euro 2012
Hooliganism seems set to play a role in the decision of who will host the 2012 European Champion-ships, ahead of the vote in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Vieri set for comeback
Veteran Italian striker Christian Vieri is set to end a year on the sidelines by playing for Atalanta against Empoli in a league match on Wednesday, the Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday.
Real ref received death threats
The referee in charge of Real Madrid's 2-1 weekend defeat by Racing Santander said Tuesday that he fears for his family's safety after receiving telephone death threats following the game.
Borowski out indefinitely
German and UEFA Cup title challengers Werder Bremen could be without influential midfielder Tim Borowski for the rest of the season, the player said Monday.
Macala to coach Bahrain
Czech coach Milan Macala has been named to take over at the helm of the Bahrain national side, the Dnes daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Wenger expects Lehmann to stay
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday he expects German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann to sign an extension to his contract to keep him at the English giants.
Villa grant Angel wings
Juan Pablo Angel was handed a footballing green card for the United States on Tuesday when Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill confirmed that he would let the Colombian striker leave for Major League Soccer

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