Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hits of the day

  • T20 World Cup probables to be announced on friday
The preliminary list of 30 Indian players for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 Championships in the West Indies would be announced by the national selection panel headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth in Chennai on February 26.

The final squad for the April 30-May 16 event will be finalised one month before the commencement of the tournament as per the world governing council's guidelines.

India won the inaugural event in 2007 in South Africa.

  • Waqur front runner for Pakistan coach's job
After considering the names of high-profile international coaches like Greg Chappell and Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have settled for former Test pacer Waqar Younis as country's new coach.

A board source told IANS that it has zeroed in on Waqar and is expected to finalise a contract with him in the next few days.

  • Aussie pacer Brett Lee to quit Test cricket
Tired of battling one injury breakdown after another, Australian pacer Brett Lee is all set to announce his Test retirement on Wednesday after being persuaded to do so by good friend Andrew Flintoff.

According to a report in the 'Sydney Morning Herald', the 33-year-old Lee, nursing an elbow injury right now, discussed the matter with Flintoff and the star English all-rounder convinced him to give up the five-day format for a longer stint in ODIs and Twenty20s.

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