Not bothered by agents
Mumbai: While the International Cricket Councils plan to use undercover agents posing as illegal bookmakers has come in for criticism from several quarters,India opener Virender Sehwag is not bothered by the move. I am not bothered whether they are undercover or overcover. I am clean. Only those who have something to hide need be concerned, Sehwag said.
SA set Pak 289-run target
Abu Dhabi: A century by Colin Ingram and half-centuries by Hashim Amla and JP Duminy helped South Africa score 286 for 8 after stand-in captain Johan Botha won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the second ODI at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Ingram scored 100 off 119 balls with ten boundaries and a six while Amla and Duminy scored 65 and 54. Pakistan left arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz,replacing Umar Gul,picked up two wickets,as did Shahid Afridi.
Cook backs KP to fire
Perth: New England vice-captain Alastair Cook believes the challenge of retaining the Ashes is the perfect stage for Kevin Pietersen to bounce back into form. Pietersen boasts an imposing record against Australia but has struggled with the bat in recent months,failing to post a Test century. Talent like that and the stats hes got behind him show what a great player he is. Great players might lose their form for a bit but they come back and a big series like this,I think its just about the right time, Cook said.
Chappell,players warn CA
Melbourne: Cricket Australia should be mindful that T20 is the easiest form of the game to corrupt when it accepts private investment in the countrys domestic Twenty20 league from next year,feels former captain Ian Chappell. His views were endorsed by the countrys Cricketers Association (ACA),who have warned against overscheduling. ACA chief executive Paul Marsh said that more money should not mean more matches. If theres one lesson weve all learnt in recent years,its that more games doesnt necessarily mean a better product, Marsh said.
GCA says no to ODIs
Panaji: The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has said it will not host any international match till its own stadium is completed. We had asked for one match with BCCI which was granted to us. But we failed to conduct it because of the improper stadium. Its a government owned stadium. Now we wont host any matches till we have stadium of our own, GCA chief Dayanand Narvekar said. Agencies