Sunday, June 21, 2009

John Buchanan has been fired from Kolkata Knight Riders

Former Australian coach, John Buchanan who was responsible as a head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, has been fired. He was criticized much for his multi captain theory and kept Sourav Ganguly away from the responsibility of captaincy of KKR during the second season of the Indian Premier League that was shifted in South Africa. Recently, he has been signed with the ECB for a short term consultant.


"I'm very disappointed in not being able to continue with the Knight Riders and complete the work I started some 18 months ago," PTI quoted Buchanan as saying in a statement. "I would like to thank everyone who supported me at Knight Riders."

Although he has been released from the responsibilities of the KKR due to teams’ bad performances in the second season and just secured 4 wins over the whole tournament out of 14 matches. But World Champion Australia has a record of successive land marks during his coaching and becomes consequently champions two times.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pakistan’s semi final depending on New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match

With the match of host South Africa and the Twenty20 Champions India, the second stage of short formatted cricket tournament’s super eight round will be come to an end. India already has confirmed, one match left, that they are coming back to home. As well as host South Africa has confirmed their potions in semi-final. That will be held in 18 and 19 June. Although it is not sure, which team will be played each other? But it is depending on today’s matches. If Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand then it would be tough for Pakistan to play in the semi final.

Pakistan would beck home to prepare for the next tour, if Sri Lanka beat to New Zealand. So, this is very important for the Runner-up. Despite two matches win it could happen for Sri Lanka team, if they defeated to Black Caps. Another South Asian country would get return ticket. Sri Lanka, must wins can confirm two Asian teams for the Semi finals.

In the year 2007 World Twenty20, Sri Kanaka took on New Zealand in the group stage match. In that match SL won by 7 wickets and qualified for the super eight becoming group champion. But in this stage SL-NZ match is taking place in the super eight. For New Zealand, it is must win match. As they are ahead in NRR, so it could qualified them for the Semi-finals. For that time we have to wait.

Source: wikipedia and ICC official website

Sunday, June 14, 2009

India vs England Twenty20: A knock out match in super eight

South Africa is the first team of the ICC world Twenty20 which has been achieved the qualification for semi-final. The two team of the same group will meet at Lord's, London. It will be a knock-out tournament because both the team has lost one match each. India already has beat to West Indies as well as England to South Africa. No doubt, one will get return ticket from the ICC T20 World Cup 2009.

The champions are in worry about its performances previous match. Similarly, the host is in pressure about kick-out, despite of huge weather and ground supports. England has a painful memory about world Cup. They still did not achieve the Champions title in spite of playing more time in finals.

In the first super eight, England lost to South Africa by 7 wickets. Losing early wickets, England felt in pressure and could not add more than 111 runs for 10 wickets. Owais Shah scored highest 38 runs from 33 balls on the side of England.

Indian batting order followed the same way. Although they scored a good enough runs in the scoreboard but fail to dominate with the bowling side. Similarly, India lost early 3 wickts for 29 runs only Yuvraj Singh and YK Pathan scored highest runs.

If India lost this match, it will brought bad luck for them to play in the semi-final for the World Cup Twenty20 and the dream of all Indian supporter will be end. Now, it is a question that will India play in the semi final?

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Friday, June 5, 2009

ICC World Twenty20, 2009 opening ceremony Which TV channel will show?

The cricket match that is providing more pressure to the cricket lovers is Twenty20 formatted cricket tournament. It has got popularity like football over the world. The second season this short formatted ceremony will be held on June 5, 2009 at Lords’. The opening match will be kicked off between the host and the neighboring country Netherlands.


South Africa was celebrated the inaugural ceremony two years ago in 2007 and they praised more by arranging the short formatted cricket tournament in different test. They added music, Cheerleaders which added extreme pleasures beside the boundaries and falling wickets.


Just after a couple of hours the whole world will celebrate the lightning opening ceremony at the birth place of cricket Lords’ London. This is the first time for England but they celebrated these kinds of festival more times before.


There are many TV channels that will show all the matches of the tournament over the month. But ESPN is the official broadcast right holder but different channels will show the matches live in different continent.


* Australia — Fox Sports (Live)

* Australia — Nine Network

* Bangladesh - BTV (Live)

* Canada — Asian Television Network -ATN (Live)

* Europe — Eurosport2 (Live) (including France, Denmark, Algeria, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Monaco, Cyprus and Russia)

* India — STAR Cricket and ESPN (Live), Doordarshan (selected matches only)

* Japan - Hum Tum TV (Live)

* Middle East —Arab Digital Distribution (Live)

* New Zealand — SKY Network Television (Live)

* Pacific IslandsFiji TV

* Pakistan — Pakistan Television Corporation - PTV (Live)

* South Africa — Supersport (Live)

* Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (Live)

* United Kingdom — Sky Sports (Live), BBC - Highlights

* United States — DirecTV (Live)

* West Indies - Caribbean Media Corporation (Live)