Archive for November, 2008
The ECB and the BCCI have confirmed that the test series between England and India will go ahead as planned. They also confirmed that the remaining 2 ODI matches are postponed but will take place at a later date. The announcement comes after terror attacks in Mumbai, where ‘British’ and ‘American’ tourists were the targets. The England players have flown home to be with their families before returning to India on December 11 for the first test match. The BCCI have confirmed that the second test will be held in Chennai. That however depends on if the situation gets better, with the ECB stating that the players safety is their first priority. The BCCI is keen for the test series and ODI series to go on. (more…)
England have postponed their remaining two one-day internationals in India but discussions are continuing over the two match test series. This follows terror attacks in a hotel in Mumbai, where England are scheduled to play the second test on 19 December. The events have also lead to the postponement of the inaugural Twenty20 Cricket Champions League. (more…)
Former Captian Michael Vaughan is confident that he can force his way back
into the team in time for the tour of the West Indies. Vaughan, who hasn’t
played since taking a break after giving up the captiancy, is part of the performance squad training in India. He is hoping a couple of good performances for the performance squad can force himself back into the thoughts of the selectors. (more…)
With another ODI defeat to India, England need to make changes in order to
gain anything form the series. There batting order is currently not settled,
this is something the management and Pietersen need to work out. Also, Paul Collingwood has been going through a bad run of form, England need to replace him with Luke Wright. (more…)
There could be a US based team competing in the Twenty 20 English Premier League which is to be launched in 2010. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, the ECB have held discussions with a New York based investment company, Sports Capital Partners Worldwide (SCPW). The report states that Durham Chairman Clive Leach, ‘a close ally of ECB chairman Giles Clarke, met with representatives in New York this week.
England again suffered defeat in the 7 match ODI series with India to go 2-0 down. The England team was outplayed in both matches and now surely there needs to be changes to the ODI team. England are reluctant to make drastic changes, instead opting to keep a similar team to that, which beat South Africa 4-0, however, England have got to understand that this India team is a different proposition. The changes which England need to look at are, bringing in Swann, changing the batting order and making room for Sidebottom.
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