Ref: Fifa has fined and banned two of its executive committee members following an investigation into allegations that they offered to sell their votes in support of a country bidding to host the 2018 World Cup.
Reynald Temarii, a Tahitian, and Nigeria’s Amos Adamu allegedly told Sunday Times journalists posing as lobbyists that they would endorse the bids to host the World Cup in return for large sums of Read more →
Ref: Bangladesh whitewashed New Zealand in the five-match ODI series with a nail-biting 3-run win in the fifth and final match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka Sunday, taking the country 13 points up in the ratings in world cricket.
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Ref: Another leaf was turned in cricket history as Bangladesh clinched first ODI series win against powerful New Zealand in a thriller Thursday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the capital.
Tigers win first ODI series against Kiwis in a thriller
The consecutive third victory of the Tigers in the five-match one-day international series was an eloquent proof of the adage ‘cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty’ as the home crowd had been in a lurch until the fate-deciding last bowl was grabbed. Read more →
Bangladesh is leading the five-match ODI series by 2-0 after beating New Zealand by seven wickets in the third one-day of the Micromax ODI Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday.
The hosts reached their target in 40 overs, losing three wickets after opener Shahriar Nafees played a brilliant knock of 73 (73). Read more →
Ref:Thisara Perera bagged a maiden five-wicket haul to help Sri Lanka storm into the triangular one-day series final with a crushing eight-wicket win over India on Sunday.
The 21-year-old seamer, playing his first match of the tournament, finished with 5-28 off 7.4 tight overs as India were shot out for 103 in 33.4 overs — their third-lowest total against Sri Lanka in one-day internationals. Read more →
Ref: Eoin Morgan made a superb maiden Test century as England reached an imposing 331-4 at stumps on day one of the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
Morgan celebrates making a century in his third Test innings
He scored 125 not out and put on an unbroken 213 with Paul Collingwood (81 not out) in a record English fifth-wicket partnership against Pakistan.
Mohammad Aamer, 18, had earlier taken three wickets to leave England 118-4.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal dropped a catch and missed a routine stumping on a disappointing day for the tourists. Read more →
Afp:Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan grabbed five for 63 in his final match as Sri Lanka made India follow on in the first Test on Wednesday in Galle.
The off-spinner took his career tally to 797 wickets as India were shot out for 276 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 520-8 declared after lunch on the fourth day.
India, trailing by 244 runs, went to tea struggling at 68-2 in their second knock with Rahul Dravid unbeaten on 12 and Sachin Tendulkar on 21.
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who had removed Gautam Gambhir second ball in the first innings, dismissed the left-hand opener with his third delivery for no score. Read more →
Source: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is to quit Test cricket after the second game of their series against Australia.
The 30-year-old only confirmed his return to Tests after a four-year absence in May when he was named skipper for the tour to England. Read more →
Pakistan need a world record 440 to beat Australia at Lord’s in the first of two Tests between the countries in England.
Test Match Series: Pakistan v Australia
13-07-2010 at Lord’s, Day 4 of 5
Pakistan won the toss and decided to field