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Kolkata to host World Twenty20 final NEW DELHI: The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year, the Indian board said on Tuesday as it announced the venues for the tournament. The 16-nation men's tournament will be played alongside the women's event across various venues in India from March 11 to April 3.The other cities selected to host matches in the two-yearly tournament are Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi, a statement from the home board said.The final schedule will be announced in consultation with the International Cricket Council (ICC)."These venues will host matches subject to fulfilling the prescribed requirements of the ICC and the Indian board while adhering to the statutory obligations that are mandatory for hosting an international match," the statement added.The 2016 event will be the sixth edition of the popular tournament that began in 2007. The last tournament was won by Sri ...

Crowd violence holds up Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI COLOMBO: Rioting crowds forced cricketers to retreat to their dressing rooms as projectiles reached the outer field of the Premadasa Stadium during the third one-day international between Pakistan and hosts Sri Lanka Sunday.Police deployed anti-riot squads to clear two blocks of stands near the scoreboard as rival groups of spectators clashed, pelting stones into the grounds from outside the stadium after they were forced out during Sri Lanka's unsuccessful run chase in the day-night match.The ...
Sarfraz, Yasir star in Pakistan's big win COLOMBO: Sarfraz Ahmed scored 77 and Yasir Shah grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka by 135 runs in the violence-hit third one-day international in Colombo on Sunday.All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez made up for a year-long ban on bowling due to a suspect action with a polished 54 as Pakistan piled up 316-4 after electing to bat in the day-night match.Leg-spinner Yasir then shone with the ball as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 181 ...
Collapses concern Cook after Lord's rout LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook said his side simply had to stop losing early wickets if they were to regain the initiative in the Ashes after a colossal 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Test at Lord's.England, set a new fourth innings winning target of 509, slumped to 103 all out in a mere 37 overs after tea as the tourists levelled the series at 1-1 with more than a day to spare on ...
Clarke says Australia can improve after trouncing England LONDON: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his side still had room for improvement after their utterly dominant 405-run win in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's on Sunday.They needed just 37 overs to bowl England out for a meagre 103 on Sunday's fourth day, paceman Mitchell Johnson leading the way with three cheap wickets, having set their arch-rivals a mammoth victory target of 509 runs.Clarke's men produced a near-ideal display to level the ...
Johnson reopens England Ashes scars as Aussie media gloat SYDNEY: Pace demon Mitchell Johnson reopened old mental scars as Australia morally seized the Ashes lead with their thumping series-levelling victory over England at Lord's, Australia's media said Monday as they revelled in the win.Johnson led Australia's dominant bowling attack as Michael Clarke's team thrashed England by 405 runs to win the second Test on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1.Left-arm paceman Johnson took three for 27 as England were routed for 103 ...
Bangladesh target Tests after ODI success CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh will look to carry their recent success in one-day internationals to the traditional Test format when they begin a two-match series against South Africa in Chittagong on Tuesday.Bangladesh's Test record remains dismal despite a stellar improvement in ODI cricket which saw the Tigers posted series wins against Pakistan, India and South Africa following their first-ever appearance in the quarter-finals of the World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. The Asian minnows have ...


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