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ECB chief urges referral rethink
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke believes that the umpire referral system used in the Stanford T20 series has its merits and that it too deserves a trial.
Clarke said that as opposed to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) referral system, on trial in the England vs West Indies four Test series, which undermines the authority of on-field umpires, the Stanford system allows the third umpire to intervene on his own in case of doubt. In the ICC system the players appeal against the on-field umpires’ decisions.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday confirmed the schedule for the ICC cricket World Cup qualifiers 2009 that are to take place from April 1 to 19. The competition will see 12 teams fighting it out for the four qualification places on offer in the ICC World Cup 2011. In all 54 matches will be played over 19 days and across nine venues in the qualifiers.
Former chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shafqat Naghmi, has decided to file a defamation suit against the current PCB chairman, Ejaz Butt, for levelling charges of financial mismanagement against him. Butt, meanwhile, has dismissed calls for his resignation by members of the senate standing committee on sports.
England pacer Stuart Board, who opted out of the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to fitness issues and the team’s busy schedule, said he wants to be part of the Twenty20 extravaganza at some point in his career.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) president, V.K. Verma, will serve a second term as vice-president of the Badminton World Federation after he was re-elected to the post in the elections held in Tehran.
: Hyderabad lad, Arshdeep Tiwana blasted a sizzling five-under 67 to grab the opening round lead at the LG Noida Open Amateur here Tuesday.
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