ICC World Twenty20 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37318/all en Cricket: Irish to host Aussie A side http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/cricket-irish-host-aussie-side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland will host Australia's A side this summer after Cricket Ireland announced a four-day game at Stormont in Belfast starting June 14.</p> <p>The match will give Aussie fringe players a chance to stake their claim and acclimatise to conditions before the Ashes series starts at Trent Bridge in England on July 10.</p> <p>CI further said Belfast would host Ireland's final two World Cup qualifiers against Scotland on September 6 and 8.</p> <p>Ireland currently lead the qualifiers, after four of seven rounds, with Scotland second.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/cricket-irish-host-aussie-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 Limited overs cricket AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:32:19 +0000 5772831 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: ICC extends Bangladesh World T20 deadline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131019/cricket-icc-extends-bangladesh-world-t20-deadline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh's deadline for getting its stadiums ready for next year's World Twenty20 has been extended until November 30, the International Cricket Council said Saturday after a two-day board meeting in London.</p> <p>Concern has centred around the state of grounds at Sylhet and Cox's Bazar, which are still being developed.</p> <p>However, Bangladesh officials have insisted the pavilion at Sylhet, a major source of construction work, is close to completion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131019/cricket-icc-extends-bangladesh-world-t20-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 Sports Technology AFP Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:48:04 +0000 5965400 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: India, Pakistan in World Twenty20 opening clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131027/cricket-india-pakistan-world-twenty20-opening-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rivals India and Pakistan were drawn against each other Sunday for next year's World Twenty20, marking an explosive start to the competition, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in Dhaka.</p> <p>Former champions India will meet Pakistan as part of the 22-day tournament played in several locations in Bangladesh, featuring 16 countries and starting on March 16 next year. </p> <p>India and Pakistan are among eight sides which have been given direct entry into the Super 10 stage of the competition, based on the ICC's T20 team rankings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131027/cricket-india-pakistan-world-twenty20-opening-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 Twenty20 AFP Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:00:50 +0000 5972156 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Kenyan captain Obuya suspended for two matches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/cricket-kenyan-captain-obuya-suspended-two-matches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kenyan cricket captain Collins Obuya will miss the two warm-up matches for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 qualifying tournament after being suspended for assaulting a fellow player, officials reported on Saturday.</p> <p>Obuya, a star of Kenya's 2003 World Cup semi-final success, was involved in an altercation with team-mate Irfan Karim during a recent tour of Sri Lanka.</p> <p>Karim, an opening batsman was also handed a one-match suspension by the Cricket Kenya disciplinary committee which met on Friday to deliberate on the case.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/cricket-kenyan-captain-obuya-suspended-two-matches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Collins Obuya Cricket ICC World Twenty20 AFP Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:31:55 +0000 5984876 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Sports schedule for Friday, November 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/afp-sports-schedule-friday-november-15 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AFP Sports schedule for Friday, November 15:</p> <p>FOOTBALL</p> <p>European zone 2014 World Cup play-offs first leg matches with Ukraine v France, Portugal v Sweden, Iceland v Croatia and Greece against Romania.</p> <p>Preview for weekend African zone World Cup play-off second legs between Nigeria and Ethiopia, Cameroon v Tunisia and Ivory Coast and Senegal.</p> <p>Also, Asian Cup 2015 qualifiers programme.</p> <p>International friendly programme with England at home to Chile, Italy against Germany, the Republic of Ireland facing Latvia and Scotland hosting the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131114/afp-sports-schedule-friday-november-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 03:03:07 +0000 5989812 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Afghanistan, Ireland qualify for World T20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/cricket-afghanistan-ireland-qualify-world-t20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghanistan reached their third successive World Twenty20 on Sunday to complete a memorable year, which also saw the war-hit nation break through to a maiden World Cup.</p> <p>Also securing their place at the World T20 tournament on Sunday were Ireland, who downed Hong Kong by 85 runs in Abu Dhabi for their seventh qualifying win.</p> <p>Afghanistan defeated Kenya by 34 runs in Sharjah to give the Asian side their sixth win in seven matches.</p> <p>Both Ireland and Afghanistan now top their respective groups to earn automatic qualification to the finals in Bangladesh next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/cricket-afghanistan-ireland-qualify-world-t20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ICC World Twenty20 Twenty20 AFP Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:48:09 +0000 5998826 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Sports schedule for Tuesday November 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131125/afp-sports-schedule-tuesday-november-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AFP Sports schedule for Tuesday November 26:</p> <p>FOOTBALL</p> <p>Champions League matchday five - with Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal among the teams in line to qualify for the last 16</p> <p>Master slug: Fbl-Eur-C1</p> <p>CRICKET</p> <p>2014 World Twenty20 qualifiers </p> <p>Slug: Cricket-ICC-T20</p> <p>RUGBY LEAGUE</p> <p>Countdown to the Eugby League World Cup final between defending champions New Zealand and Australia</p> <p>Slug: RugbyL-WC2013-NZL-AUS</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> ICC World Twenty20 Twenty20 AFP Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:04:57 +0000 5999931 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Sports Schedule for Thursday, November 28 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/afp-sports-schedule-thursday-november-28 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AFP Sports Schedule for Thursday, November 28:</p> <p>FOOTBALL</p> <p>Fifth round of Europa League group matches, including Valencia at last season's English League Cup winners Swansea</p> <p>Slug: Fbl-Eur-C3</p> <p>CRICKET</p> <p>2014 World Twenty20 qualifiers,</p> <p>Slug: Cricket-ICC-T20</p> <p>GOLF</p> <p>Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa; Australian Open in Sydney, Indonesian Open in Jakarta</p> <p>Slugs: Golf-EPGA-RSA, Golf-AUS, Golf-IND</p> <p>RUGBY LEAGUE</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/afp-sports-schedule-thursday-november-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ICC World Twenty20 Twenty20 AFP Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:16:24 +0000 6002268 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Nepal cheers T20 history-making heroes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/cricket-nepal-cheers-t20-history-making-heroes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal, a country best known for its snow-capped mountains rather than sun-baked pitches, swelled with pride Thursday over its cricket team after their shock qualification for the Twenty20 World Cup finals.</p> <p>The team's victory in a crucial qualifier over Hong Kong in Dubai on Wednesday knocked an ongoing political crisis off the newspaper front pages back home with the best-selling Kantipur leading with the headline: 'Nepal Creates History, Enters the World Cup'.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/cricket-nepal-cheers-t20-history-making-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ICC World Twenty20 Sharad Vesawkar Twenty20 AFP Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:17:44 +0000 6002549 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Pakistan women to host tri-series in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131220/cricket-pakistan-women-host-tri-series-qatar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan's women's cricket team are to use the neutral venue of Qatar to host a tri-series with South Africa and Ireland, an official said Friday.</p> <p>Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim chairman Najam Sethi said the first-ever triangular women's one-day and Twenty20 tournament will be held in Qatar from Jan 8-25 in Doha, making Pakistan the first country to introduce women's cricket in this region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131220/cricket-pakistan-women-host-tri-series-qatar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 Twenty-20 Cup War AFP Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:54:11 +0000 6025912 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Pakistan to join Bangladesh Asia Cup security meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/cricket-pakistan-join-bangladesh-asia-cup-security-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan will send an official to assess security in Bangladesh before next month's cricket Asia Cup, officials said Wednesday, after a wave of election-related violence.</p> <p>Violence linked to polls in Bangladesh has claimed more than 150 lives since October, but the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has said the country would still host the five-nation tournament due to start on February 25.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/cricket-pakistan-join-bangladesh-asia-cup-security-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Cricket Council Bangladesh Disaster ICC World Twenty20 Pakistan Cricket Board AFP Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:47:32 +0000 6038012 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Pakistan to join Bangladesh Asia Cup security meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/cricket-pakistan-join-bangladesh-asia-cup-security-meeting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan will send an official to assess security in Bangladesh before next month's cricket Asia Cup, officials said Wednesday, after a wave of election-related violence.</p> <p>Violence linked to polls in Bangladesh has claimed more than 150 lives since October, but the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has said the country would still host the five-nation tournament due to start on February 25.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/cricket-pakistan-join-bangladesh-asia-cup-security-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Cricket Council Bangladesh Disaster ICC World Twenty20 Pakistan Cricket Board AFP Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:47:32 +0000 6038013 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia's Johnson out of World T20 with toe infection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/cricket-australias-johnson-out-world-t20-toe-infection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feared pace bowler Mitchell Johnson was ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a toe infection on Sunday, dealing a blow to Australia's hopes in the tournament.</p> <p>Johnson cut his right big toe after the third Test win over South Africa and after infection set in, medication was unable to bring it under control, Cricket Australia said.</p> <p>He will be replaced by fellow quick Doug Bollinger in Australia's squad for the tournament in Bangladesh whose opening rounds get underway on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/cricket-australias-johnson-out-world-t20-toe-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in Australia ICC World Twenty20 Mitchell Johnson AFP Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:19:16 +0000 6096834 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Netherlands easily beat UAE in World Twenty20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/cricket-netherlands-easily-beat-uae-world-twenty20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Netherlands eased to a six-wicket win against first-timers United Arab Emirates in the opening round of the World Twenty20 at Sylhet Stadium on Monday.</p> <p>Opener Stephan Myburgh hit a punishing 36-ball 55 with two sixes and seven boundaries to help the Netherlands overhaul a modest 152-run target with seven balls to spare.</p> <p>It was a clinical finish by the Netherlands who are vying to progress from Group B for a place in the main rounds.</p> <p>"We slowed down a bit towards the end and but I am happy to get over the line," Netherlands skipper Peter Borren said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/cricket-netherlands-easily-beat-uae-world-twenty20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket ICC World Twenty20 Khurram Khan AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:49:11 +0000 6097852 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Top seeds take centre stage at World Twenty20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/cricket-top-seeds-take-centre-stage-at-world-twenty20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The World Twenty20 steps up a gear Friday as cricket's top eight sides enter the fray, with Pakistan seeking a historic win against India in the second round's standout clash.</p> <p>Minnows of international cricket have been slogging it out in the expanded 16-nation tournament so far with two qualifying spots and a chance to join the big boys up for grabs from round one. </p> <p>In the Super-10 stage, Asian giants Pakistan and India will be joined in Group Two by the West Indies, Australia and one of the successful qualifiers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/cricket-top-seeds-take-centre-stage-at-world-twenty20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cricket Forms of cricket ICC World Twenty20 AFP Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:17:39 +0000 6099921 at http://www.globalpost.com