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Cricket: India Secures Second T20 World Cup Title in Thrilling Victory Over South Africa
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Cricket: India Secures Second T20 World Cup Title in Thrilling Victory Over South Africa

India celebrates winning the Twenty20 World Cup final against South Africa. Photo: AFP By Score More with Agencies India secured their second Twenty20 World Cup title with a dramatic seven-run win over South Africa on Saturday, the result still in doubt at the start of the final over of an electrifying match. South Africa required 16 runs to win after Heinrich Klaasen had put them firmly on course in reply to India's 176 for seven by smashing 52 from 27 balls including five sixes. David Miller hit the first ball, a full toss from Hardik Pandya, high down the ground but Suryakumar Yadav raced around the long-off boundary, knocked the ball into the air, toppled over the ropes, and stepped back to complete a stunning catch. Two boundaries from the final two balls would still have led to ...
Changes Expected for the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024
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Changes Expected for the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

January 8, 2024 By Score More Staff As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the start of the 2024 season, the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup is set to kick off, promising not only a showcase of emerging talents but also introducing notable changes to the tournament's format. The cricketing world is abuzz with anticipation as the U19 World Cup unveils a revamped structure for the upcoming edition. Shift in Venue: Sri Lanka to South Africa In an unexpected turn of events, the ICC Board, in a unanimous decision in November 2023, moved the 2024 Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa. This move was prompted by the provisional suspension of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to extensive government interference in the board's administration. Despite the venue chang...
New York Warriors: Pakistani Entrepreneur’s Vision to Ignite Cricket Euphoria in the US Masters T10 League
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New York Warriors: Pakistani Entrepreneur’s Vision to Ignite Cricket Euphoria in the US Masters T10 League

Kamran Awan, a Pakistani entrepreneur based in the United States and co-owner of the New York Warriors cricket team, has expressed that his involvement in the T10 Cricket Team, competing for the inaugural US Masters T10 Cricket title on the occasion of Pakistan's 76th Independence Day, is a remarkable gift to his homeland. Awan, who left Pakistan for better opportunities years ago, still holds a deep affection for his country. He views the US Masters T10 Cricket as a platform to ignite cricket enthusiasm in both the US and Pakistan. Awan considers this endeavor a pinnacle in his life, highlighting his confidence in the New York Warriors' ability to clinch the championship at Broward County Stadium, Florida, commencing on August 18, 2023. His significant investment in the UST10 underline...
South Africa seal ODI series win against England after Bavuma’s stylish century
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South Africa seal ODI series win against England after Bavuma’s stylish century

South Africa, 347-5, beat England, 342-7, by five wickets A swashbuckling century from South Africa’s beleaguered captain, Temba Bavuma, laid the platform for a stunning victory as the home side chased down England’s daunting total of 342 for seven to win by five wickets with five balls to spare in the second one-day international at the Mangaung Oval. It was a defining moment in the embattled Bavuma’s career after a torrid six months in which he missed the tour of England with injury, spluttered awkwardly at the top of the order before his team bowed out of the T20 World Cup with defeat by the Netherlands, and failed to attract a bid in the SA20. He is the only member of his 16-man squad not considered good enough to play in the country’s shiny new T20 league. Having redefined his ...
“Ek Toh Poori Kare Lein”: Pakistan Cricketer’s Brutal Response On Copying ‘India Model’
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“Ek Toh Poori Kare Lein”: Pakistan Cricketer’s Brutal Response On Copying ‘India Model’

Veteran Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal issued a brutal response when asked whether Babar Azam & Co. should follow the Indian model and have two separate teams for different formats. Several top teams have adopted the policy of multiple teams, under different captains, across formats. While England and Australia were the first teams to adopt the policy, India, over the past year or so, have fielded a number of different combinations, with different captains across formats. While several current and former cricketers have lauded India for setting up a big pool of players, some have also criticised them for too much chopping and changing. On being asked if Pakistan can also field multiple teams like India, veteran wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal had a rather blunt remark on the same. "Peh...
Warren Deutrom: New stadium just what Irish cricket needs
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Warren Deutrom: New stadium just what Irish cricket needs

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has welcomed the news that the sport will soon have a permanent home in Dublin. On Friday, Minister for Sport Catherine Martin gave the go-ahead to the governing body to proceed with planning for the construction of a cricket oval with permanent seating at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin 15. Ireland became one of 12 Test nations in 2017 but have since played only three full-form matches, hosting one, against Pakistan in 2018. Cricket Ireland has been installing temporary facilities to host crowds of 11,500 at Malahide Cricket Club for international games, at significant expense. "What's different is that the facilities being envisioned by the government are permanent facilities," Deutrom told RTÉ Sport of the proposed new stadium. "I...