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Shoaib Akhtar to retire after WC 2011

Colombo, Mar 17: Pakistan's veteran fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has decided to call it a day from international cricket and will hang up his boots after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011.The Rawalpindi Express, who is presently in Colombo, is expected
Daniel VettoriVettori, Mills to sit out Lanka game

Mumbai, March 17: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and Kiwi fast bowler Kyle Mills, both recovering from injuries, will not be risked for Friday's game against Sri Lanka. There presence will be sorely missed as it is an important match which
Suleiman BennWill England survive Windies test?

West Indies vs EnglandStarting time: 2:30 pm ISTVenue: Chennai Chennai, March 17: England will desperately need to beat the West Indies on Thursday, March 17 to stay in contention for the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2011. But what they have
Umpire De Silva doesn't have many fansErring Umpire De Silva dropped from crucial games

Chennai, March 17: Now even umpires who perform poorly are dropped from matches. Indeed, Sri Lankan official Ashoka de Silva whose umpiring has drawn much flak from several quarters this World Cup has been directed not to officiate in two matches
Shane Watson struck 94 off 90 balls against CanadaWatson, Haddin, Lee help Aus quash Canada

Bangalore, March 16: Canada's hopes to end their World Cup campaign on a high were quashed by an ever-dominant Australia which romped home by 7 wickets with 91 balls to spare in their match at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium (pictures). Chasing the
Lee took 4 wicketsPatel, Bagai help Canada post 211 vs Aus

Bangalore, March 16: Canada squandered a quick-fire and solid start as well as a robust follow-up against Australia to slip from 150/3 in 28.2 overs to 211 all out in 45.4 overs. Opener Hiral Patel top-scored with a breezy 54 before
Chris TremlettTremlett to replace Anderson for Eng-WI tie

London, Mar 16: England is all set to replace fast bowler James Anderson, who has struggled to find form during the World Cup, with Chris Tremlett for Thursday’s crucial game against West Indies.Anderson is the only bowler of the England attack
Kamran AkmalKamran to relieve Shehzad's misery as Pak opener

Colombo, Mar 16: Pakistan is taking their match agsint Australia very seriously. They badly want to be the first team to put an end to the Aussie's World Cup winning streak and so they are changing their batting combinations at the
William PorterfieldIrish skipper names positives of WC campaign

Kolkata, March 16: Ireland's slender hopes of making the World Cup quarterfinals may have evaporated with Tuesday's 131-run loss to South Africa, but Irish skipper William Porterfield says ther are a lot of positives to be drawn from his side's campaign
Suresh RainaShouldn't Raina be included in India's WC XI?

Chennai, March 16: As is quite obvious with India's late collapse against South Africa and its laboured chases versus Ireland and Netherlands in the World Cup 2011, all is not well with the Indian batting line-up.While the openers have done a
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