Younis Khan offered Resignation Letter to NA

October 13, 2009 by  
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Younis KhanPakistan Cricket Team had a very good start in the recent ICC Champions Trophy of 2009. They kicked India out of the scene and played much outstanding. But the matches with Australia and New Zealand were very poor. Pakistani Cricket Team couldn’t maintain their winning position and the whole team collapsed down immediately.

Rumors were rife that a match fixing was observed and that was the major reason behind the defeat of the team. The National Assembly took the rumor seriously and called upon a meeting to discuss the issue. It was presided by Jamshed Dasti who was in favor of the view that match fixing was observed. Younis Khan, the captain of team presented his resignation during the meeting which accentuated the issue and serious doubts were raised by this act. Ijaz Ashraf, the chairman of PCB has said that Younis offered his resignation. But PCB has not said anything about the acceptance or rejectance of the resignation.

Some old players have criticized on Media and PCB and said that it is a shame that they are pointing fingers towards a reasonable man like Younis Khan. The actual story is still not known.

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Gone With The Wind

October 8, 2009 by  
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ICC CTAt last, the final moments of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 came and entertained us all. The competition was fierce yet it was not so much difficult to decide who will win.

Although Australia had a bad start with a fall of 2 wickets on just 6 runs but they managed to be winners when Watson showed BlackCaps the true colors of a winning game.

New Zealand and Australia’s match also gave the remembrance of Anzac (Australia New Zealand Armed Corps) days. This time, Australia has got the Trophy and has once again proved that tigers are not that easy to deprive of Kingdomship. Now, the teams must learn from their mistakes in next Champions Trophy.

Australia’s preparation for Semi-finals

October 1, 2009 by  
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Australia TeamThe scene of semi finals is very dramatic. No one speculated that such a mess would be there and a lot of unpredictability would be observed in the cricket scene. The ICC Champions Trophy 2009 is the weak point of every cricket team and those who have reached semi-finals are trying to win the trophy. Australia is the last team that entered the queue of semi-winners.

Now New Zealand, England, Australia and Pakistan are candidates for semi-finals. Australia was very desperate until it defeated Pakistan.

The famous batsmen Ricky Ponting was quoted saying that he was chewing nails while match was in progress. He also said that “We have just come from a really good series against them over there, but it`s different conditions here to what we confronted over there and they have been playing some pretty good cricket of late”.

Australia will surely perform reasonably well in the semi-finals and will not repeat the mistakes they made in previous matches.

Speculating winner of Champions Trophy

September 30, 2009 by  
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ICC 2009 CTEveryone is keen to see that who will the finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. There are three big events in the world of cricket; World Cup T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy.

It matters a lot that which team has more wins in these events. The current scenario is very dramatic and it is hard to predict that which team will win the trophy. Australia has won against Pakistan which rises the probability of ruling out India from the semi-finals scene. Pakistan and England have already qualified for semi-finals. The outcome of current ongoing match between India and West Indies has a lot to do with Champions Trophy scenario.

The match held between India and Australia resulted in a draw and the race between two tigers to reach the top was badly deminished. Now, Australia has got more chances to play for the semi-finals. The loss of Pakistan is actually a big loss for India because Australia has earned more points.

Australia Defeated Pakistan

September 30, 2009 by  
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AusThe winners of yesterday are losers of tomorrow and losers of yesterday qualified as winners of today. We are talking about the very recent match held between Australia and Pakistan which is won by Australia.

The match was very exciting and lots of eyes were keen to impart a new strategy after final result. Pakistan gave a target of 206 runs to Australia which was easily met by Australian tigers. The opening batsmen from Pakistan was Shahid Afridi. Misbah-ul-Haq replaced Imran Nazir in the match. Asif took place of Mohammed Amer in the match. Shane Watson and Mike Hussey from Australia performed very well. Mike scored 64 and Ricky Ponting scored 32.

From Pakistani batsmen, Kamran Akmal scored 44, Muhammad Yousaf made 45 runs and Shoaib Malik socred 27 runs. Australia won by two wickets and won in the last ball by making two runs.

England defeated South Africa in Homeground

September 28, 2009 by  
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CT 2009 LogoEngland has won over South Africa and ruled it out of ICC Champions Trophy 2009 in their homeland. This is not a small incident unforgettable by the passage of time. It is about the defeat of a team ranked 1st in the world of cricket. England has qualified for semi-finals and knocked South Africa by 22 runs at Centurion. England won the toss and decided to bat first. The opening batsmen Andrew and Joe Denly couldn’t play up to the mark but the partnership formed between Paul Collingwood and Owais Shah was great. Owais scored 98 and Paul scored 82 runs. The partnership grew to 163 scores. Although Greame Smith did astounding batting by making 141 runs but still South Africa lost the match. It can be speculated that the rivals Australia and England once again jump in the final round. Let’s see who takes the cremated body and ashes.

Australia or Pakistan – ICC CT 2009

September 28, 2009 by  
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Pakistan-Tour-Australia-2010Predictions from experts claim that Pakistan will win the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. In a statement made by JP Duminy, he said that Pakistan is a strong team and will win the trophy. Duminy is a middle order South African batsman who is really disappointed over the incapability of his team to survive for long in the Champions Trophy. As a matter of fact, South Africa is out of Champions Trophy after losing a match from England with a margin of 22 runs. Duminy says that he has taken the defeat very personal and is very sad that his team is unable to perform well in their home ground. He says “The disappointment levels are huge, especially coming so close on the back of the World Twenty20 exit. I took that defeat very personally, but this one has really hit as a team. After all the hype of coming into the ICC Champions Trophy as the No. 1 team in the world, and then to end last in our group is hugely disappointing.”. Now let’s see who will win, Australia or Pakistan.

Sri Lankan Team Imposed Fine

September 28, 2009 by  
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SLTSri Lankan team has been imposed fine due to slow over-rate in the match (ICC CT 2009) against New Zealand at Wanderers. The team was very slow and didn’t complete the overs in the given time. They were two overs late. The ICC has legislation on this that teams who fail to complete overs within the specified time period will be imposed fine. Captains are charged 10% of their match fee and players are charged 5%. Because Sri Lanka was two overs late, the captain Kumar Sangakkara was charged 20% and players got a penalty of 10% of their match fee. The match was won by Sri Lanka against New Zealand by giving them a 38 runs defeat. It is expected that Sri Lankan cricket team would show handy behavior in this regard. After all, time management is not bound to books.