Saturday, 5 November 2011

ICC International ODI and Test Cricket

International Cricket Series History

Cricket appears to have an eventful and colorful history, although the exact origins of the game are unknown. The name "cricket" may have come from the word "cric". The word cric stood for the hooked staffs carried by Shepards. These may have been the first cricket bats. Cricket in its early days in England was considered a child's game, not to be played by serious adults.
In 1598 there was a written record of a game called "creckett" or "crickett". This may be the first recorded mention of the game that is played today. By 1611 cricket had become an adult game. Considered illegal and immoral, two men were arrested for playing the game rather than going to church. More and more arrests were made as the game grew in popularity.

In the year 1788 the "Laws of Cricket" were born. The Laws were written by the Marylebone Cricket Club. Except for some minor revisions, these laws are still adhered to in present day cricket. One notable change was in 1864 when over arm bowling was first used legally. Cricket is the only sport today that has laws instead of rules. Gaining even more respectability in the late 1700s, cricket became the game of "gentlemen". The Laws of Cricket were used for play in England and the Eastern United States. These laws covered the length of the pitch, the distance from the pitching crease to the bowling crease, wicket size, and ball weight.

The very first Cricket series - 1800s

The cricket fields were leveled and manicured in the 1800's. Up until this time the fields were rough and bumpy. South Africa and Australia began to play cricket seriously during this time. In the year 1844 the first international game of cricket was played in the state of New York in the United States. This match was played between the United States and Canada. Later, in 1877, England traveled to Australia for the first international test match. The match was played in Melbourne Australia. The Australians won the match by 45 runs.

India vs West Indies 2011-12 Cricket Series in India

India vs West Indies Test Series 2011

Delhi Test, Nov 6-10, 2011

India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day One

West Indies won the toss and bat first. Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Varun Aaron and Rahul Sharma will not be in the playing XI. Ashwin and Umesh get their Test caps.
India XI: MS Dhoni (Capt, Wkt), R Ashwin, R Dravid, G Gambhir, VVS Laxman, PP Ojha, V Sehwag, I Sharma, SR Tendulkar, U Yadav, Yuvraj Singh

West Indies XI: DJG Sammy (Capt), CS Baugh (Wkt), D Bishoo, KC Brathwaite, DM Bravo, S Chanderpaul, FH Edwards, KA Edwards, KOA Powell, R Rampaul, MN Samuels

Hours of play (local time, IST): 09:30a start, Lunch 11:30a-12:10p, Tea 2:10p-2:30p, Close 4:30

India vs West Indies 2011-12 Cricket Series in India

Darren Sammy captain, Adrian Barath in

Opening batsman Adrian Barath has been included in West Indies' Test squad for their tour of India after recovering from a hamstring injury. Barath missed the two-match series in Bangladesh and his return comes at the expense of Lendl Simmons.

West Indies Test Squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Carlton Baugh (wkt keeper), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Keiran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Lendl Simmons.

West Indies will announce their squad for the five-match ODI series later.

Harbhajan, Raina out of Test squad

Spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has taken 406 wickets in 98 Tests, was left out of the Indian squad for the first Test - against the West Indies to be played in New Delhi from November 6 - announced in a media release by the BCCI after a meeting of the selection committee in Kolkata on Friday. Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina was also missing as other senior players including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh returned from injuries. Unorthodox off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, leg-spinner Rahul Sharma and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha are in the 15-member squad.

India Test Squad: M S Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron.

The squad for the second Test in Kolkata from November 14-18 and the third Test in Mumbai from Nov 22-26 will be announced later.

India Vs West Indies Cricket Series 2011 -3 TESTS, 5 ODIS in India

3 TESTS, 5 ODIS in India

Nov 6 to Dec 11, 2011

Date and TimeMatchVenue
Sun Nov 6 - Thu Nov 10
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local | 00:00 EDT
1st Test - India v West IndiesFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Mon Nov 14 - Fri Nov 18
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local | 00:00 EDT
2nd Test - India v West IndiesEden Gardens, Kolkata
Tue Nov 22 - Sat Nov 26
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local | 00:00 EDT
3rd Test - India v West IndiesWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue Nov 29 (D/N)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST
1st ODI - India v West IndiesBarabati Stadium, Cuttack
Fri Dec 2 (D/N)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST
2nd ODI - India v West IndiesDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Mon Dec 5 (D/N)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST
3rd ODI - India v West IndiesSardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Thu Dec 8 (D/N)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST
4th ODI - India v West IndiesHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Sun Dec 11 (D/N)
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST
5th ODI - India v West IndiesMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) Haroon Lorgat Chief Executive said the verdict of the court of London, in the case of corruption against three Pakistani players should serve as an "additional warning" for cricketers who are tempted to engage to corruption.

Lorgat read a statement here on Tuesday night at the headquarters of the International Criminal Court and said the guilty verdicts against Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir guilty of guilt appear to be consistent with the findings of the independent judicial corruption was appointed earlier this year to hear the charges.

The trio was involved in the fixation point during the Lord's Test against England in 2010. Three members appointed by the arbitration of the International Criminal Court, and found them guilty in February Butt bandit, who was the captain during the test, 10 years, while Asif and Aamir suspended for seven and five years.

"To be clear, the development of criminal courts in England has no effect on them, the suspension period, which shall remain in full force," said Lorgat.

"We hope that this decision is seen as another warning to all who could, for whatever reason, be tempted to engage in corrupt activities," he said.

Asif and Butt in front of the prison in Southwark Crown Court in London on Tuesday found them guilty of conspiracy to defraud and accept corrupt payments.

Butt was found guilty of two heads - conspiracy to accept corrupt payments and deceive - but the fast bowler Asif was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. Aamir already pleaded guilty to charges.

Pakistan Cricket Players Receive Jail Time For Fixing Matches

The former captain of Pakistan's national cricket team was sentenced to 30 months in prison today, and two other teammates also received jail time for conspiring to fix international matches. The three players were accused of manipulating the final scores in five test matches against England in 2010.
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Bowler Mohammad Asif received one year and Mohammad Amir (who pled guilty) received six months. Captain Salman Butt received the harshest sentence since the judge identified him as the ringleader who talked his more impressionable teammates into the scheme.
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The "spot fixing" scandal has transfixed the cricket world and calls for major reforms. As one of the poorest paid teams on the world stage, Pakistani stars are often the target of fixing schemes. Amir reportedly even received bribe simply to stay away from a different match fixing scheme involving other teammates. The players were caught in a sting by the News of the World tabloid.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

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Bishoo spins West Indies to series win

West Indies 355 (Kirk Edwards 121, Powell 72, Shakib 5-63) and 383 for 5 dec (Bravo 195, Kirk Edwards 86) beat Bangladesh 231 (Shakib 73, Fidel Edwards 5-63) and 278 (Tamim 83, Mushfiqur 69, Bishoo 5-90) by 229 runs

            Devendra Bishoo led to the victory of the West Indies' last day of March in Mirpur with his daughter for five to offer a series of successful build confidence ahead of a more difficult task in India. Mushfiqur Rahim was a great hope in Bangladesh calmly led his team to its first test as captain, but was betrayed by his colleagues with experience who have succumbed to his instincts instead of attacking their control. Mushfiqur When he fell just before lunch, in a robbery a legbreak Bishoo, a victory for the West Indies became a mere formality, and wrapped quickly after the break.

Smart statistics

West Indies '229-run win is their fourth victory in eight Test against Bangladesh. Their two losses came in 2009 when they are weak on one side of the series at home.

The loss of the twenty-ninth of Bangladesh 35 rapid test. Their only victory was against Zimbabwe at Chittagong in 2005.

Devendra Bishoo is 8 per 152 is the best match figures by a West Indian spinner in a test suite or neutral since Lance Gibbs '9 for 143 against India in Mumbai in 1975.

Congratulations Darren 195 is ninth on the list of best performance by the West Indian batsmen in the subcontinent. Chris Gayle is at the top, with his 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010.

Fidel Edwards 5-63, 11 is the number five on the pedestrian path testing. Currently has 149 wickets in 48 tests at an average of 36.47.

Ignore the first order batsmen Bangladesh will continue to raise questions about their ability to bat for long periods. Their performances were characterized by bursts of Stroke attractive, and soon reaches the case, but also betrayed the sacrifices and incomplete picture of the situation. Tamim had fought with caution on the fourth day of surviving two close calls, and that the accusations by Raqibul Hasan. Third more than the fifth day, however, came Bishoy Tamim, who was shooting the ball out of the rough, and tried to drive more coverage in more, but cuts to slip. After getting there, 100 tracks mostly non-threatening, and the opportunity to be still alive, he threw his wicket.

Instead, Mushfiqur seemed indestructible at the other end. He worked as a ball, using his wrists had been committed to the game on the ground, and was quick to send a bad deliveries. He reached forward with the help of Fidel Edwards to cover his half century and drove the ball beautifully over half of all Bishoy out. But the moments of death in the morning, was deceived by Mushfiqur legbreak fast Bishoy, who had been fired and saliva out of the victory of his defense and to remove the carrier.

West Indies upset their fair share of tripe, and Chakib first three lines were all long jump. But there were also risks in its approach. Too often, Shakib tried to sweep from outside off stump rough, almost into the hole while trying to clear mid-tones-off, and as he reached his half century with a pull off Fidel Edwards, felt the West Indies one occasion during his stay in the paddock. It was not too big a surprise therefore, when attempting to paddle Darren Sammy produced a top edge and a second door.

Bishoo was called upon to play a leading role on the final day, but turn and bounce was not alarming. He managed to extract more turn and bite the track all the other spinners in this game and its variations in length and pace, with googly was too much for the lower order. Attacks with four large sensor after lunch, he caught Nasir Hossain IPN with a bad "of the UN, Naeem Islam with a more upright, and had Suhrawadi Shuvo on the slip to fulfill its mandate of five. KEMAR Roach Rubel Hossain slipped past the defense to give the West Indies their first win on the series since 2003.

The victory was created by a few significant individual achievements - century, Kirk Edwards and 86 in this game, girl Congratulations Darren percent, five Bishoo and incisive spell from Fidel Edwards in the first innings. Bangladesh, meanwhile, were left to rue the lack of discipline in his batting, which cost them an opportunity and a series that might have been saved.