Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Cricket Updates

Nicky Boje retires from International Cricket

Nicky Boje, the South African left-arm spinner, has decided to retire from international cricket to concentrate on his domestic career.

Boje last played against Sri Lanka at Colombo in August this year. In 43 Tests for South Africa, Boje took 100 wickets at 42.65 and in 115 ODIs 96 wickets at 35.57.

Mumbai to host 2011 cricket World Cup Final

India's commercial capital Mumbai was on Monday chosen as the venue for the 2011 cricket World Cup final while Lahore and Colombo will stage the semifinals of the cricketing extravaganza.

Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, would host the two semifinals, while Bangladesh's Sher-E Bangla National Stadium will host the opening ceremony and the first match, it was announced in Mumbai after a meeting of the representatives of the joint hosts of the tournament.

A central organising committee named as India Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh committee was also set-up at the meeting. BCCI President Sharad Pawar would be the Chairman of the committee while the convener would be from Pakistan. The treasurer will be from Sri Lanka.

The committee will also have three representatives from each of the four nations and the first meeting of IPSB committee will be held in Pakistan on May 19 and 20, 2007.Each host country will also set up a local organising committee.

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