April, 2007

Guyanese Sarwan named West Indies skipper

Days after he touted his availability for the post, Guyanese-born cricketer, Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan, has been promoted from vice-captain to skipper of the beleaguered squad. Sarwan, was confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board as the new leader of the pack and will replace Trinidad’s Brian Lara, who recently called it quits.

BBC to reveal tonight that Woolmer was poisoned

The BBC TV premier investigative programme, Panorama, will reveal in a television programme Monday night that as a result of the toxicology tests it now seems certain that former Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, was poisoned and then strangled.

Crowe takes blame for World Cup farcical finish

Match referee Jeff Crowe took the blame for the farcical finish to the World Cup final which saw Australia celebrate victory twice and forced Sri Lanka to bat in pitch-black darkness. But he suggested third umpire Rudi Koertzen may have initiated a process which led to chaotic scenes at the climax of cricket’s showpiece game.

Australia unprecendented World Cup victory

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the World Cup Final before an audience of thousands of jubilant Australian fans in Barbados. It is the third consecutive win and the fourth since Cricket World Cup started in 1975. In this game as in 2003, they also won each game they played.

Australia – the undisputed cricket champs of the world!

Australia has proven for the fourth time since Cricket World Cup started in 1975 that they are the best team in the world, the undisputed champions of cricket. They beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs before an audience of thousands of jubilant Australian fans in Barbados.