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ICL 20s World Series 2008-09 Latest News
ICL calls off World Series
Nov 28, 2008The Indian Cricket League on Thursday prematurely called off its World Twenty20 Series because of the latest Terror attacks in Mumbai.
The decision to call off the first leg of the second season was taken this evening at an executive board meeting.
“We have taken the decision of calling off the rest of the ICL World Series tournament. We believe that it is inappropriate to continue the series under the given circumstances. All players and officials are under appropriate security,” executive board member and tournament director Kiran More informed.
The ICL T20 World Series was at its fag end and was scheduled to conclude on Saturday, with just two league matches, considered as virtual semi-finals, and the final remaining to be contested.
Earlier, the league had already called off Thursday’s match between ICL Pakistan and ICL Bangladesh. Asked if the tournament was postponed or called off, More said: “The board has decided to call off the tournament and not postpone it. A decision on the trophy and other things will be taken in due course of time,” he added.
ICL BAN v ICL PAK: ICL cancels match
Nov 27, 2008The Indian Cricket League has called of today's Twenty20 World Series League match between Bangladesh and Pakistan in the wake of the terror attacks in Mumbai and said the decision on the rest of the tournament will be taken by the evening.
”Today's match between Pakistan and Bangladesh has been cancelled in view of the deadly Mumbai terror attacks,” ICL Executive Board member and tournament director Kiran More told PTI.
The former India stumper added that the overseas players are little disturbed by the developments and the a decision on the remainder of the tournament will be taken after taking into consideration all possible sides of the scenario.
”The ICL board members are all arriving here by afternoon and we will have a detailed meeting on the issue and come to a decision on the rest of the tournament by the evening,” he said.
The ICL T20 World Series is at its fag end and was scheduled to conclude on Saturday, with just two league matches, considered as virtual semi-finals, and the final remaining.
ICL PAK v ICL WLD: Razzaq, Rana power ICL Pakistan to win
Nov 26, 2008A fiery fourth-wicket partnership of 83 runs between Abdul Razzaq and Rana Naved-ul Hassan, helped by butter-fingered World XI fielders, powered ICL Pakistan to a convincing six-wicket win in their do-or-die league match of the 20s World series in Ahmedabad on Wednesday night.
Some lusty hittings by Razzaq (73 off 45) and Rana Naved (74 off 38) saw Pakistan through with 13 balls to spare after World XI had piled up a mammoth 188 for three in their alloted 20 overs.
Earlier, Murray Goodwin and Damien Martyn strung together a 90-run partnership in 9.1 overs for the first wicket to help World XI score 188 for three in 20 overs.
Zimbabwean Goodwin was particularly severe on fast bowler Abdul Razzaq and Naved-ul-Hasan Rana — hitting six fours in all off their bowling. Goodwin (52, 31b, 8x4, 1x6), who also hit a huge six off off-spinner Arshad Khan, was eventually bowled by Riaz Afridi, playing across the line.
But soon, Martyn took charge essaying his now-familiar flowing strokes on either side of the wicket. His class was writ all over a cover-drive off Shahid Nazir and an elegant flick through mid-wicket. His unbeaten 64 (49b, 5x4, 1x6) and a useful contribution from Lance Klusener (24, 12b, 2x4, 2x6) denied any chance for the Pakistani bowlers to dominate in the slog overs.
ICL PAK v ICL WLD: ICL Pakistan XI 191 for 4 (17.5 overs) beat ICL World XI 188 for 3 (20.0 overs) by 6 wickets
ICL IND v ICL BAN: Bangladesh wins by 5 wickets to stun India in 20-20 ICL World Series
Nov 25, 2008Ridding on an unbeaten knock of 70 runs of Shahriar Nafees, Bangladesh stunned host India by winning the day-night 20-20 match by 5 wickets in ICL World Series Cup being played at the Sardar Patel stadium.
Chasing the victory target of 165 runs set by host India ICL in stipulated 20 overs, Bangladesh attained it at the loss of five wickets, with three balls to spare. Bangladesh ’s victory was carved out by Nafees with his unbeaten knock of 70 runs made in just 54 balls with help of four boundaries and four sixes. In his quest to secure victory for his side, Nafees was well supported by opener Aftab Ahmed and middle order batsman Alok Kapali, who personally contributed 26 and 44 runs respectively.
Earlier batting first, after loosing the toss, host India made 164 runs for the loss of nine wickets in stipulated 20 overs. The middle order batsmen played well each scoring a good but, barring R Sathis, who made 44 runs in just 20 balls with two boundaries and four sixes, all of them failed to capitalised on their advantage.
Nafees was declared Player-of-the-Match. Owing to the victory Bangladesh has secured two points from the match.
ICL IND v ICL BAN: ICL Bangladesh XI 165 for 5 (19.3 overs) beat ICL India XI 164 for 9 (20.0 overs) by 5 wickets
ICL IND v ICL PAK: India XI win by four wickets against Pakistan XI
Nov 24, 2008Indian XI won their tie against the formidable Pakistan XI by four wickets at the Indian Cricket League (ICL) 20-20 World Series being played at the Sardar Patel stadium on Monday.
Chasing a competitive target of 166, set by the Pakistan side after they were put to bat first, Indian team were home with 167 for six with five balls to spare.
Ambati Rayudu with 65 off 47 balls, laced with eight boundaries and one six was the top scorer for the Indians who eased to victory piping the ICL 20-20 Champions. After losing opener G Vignesh (1) in the first over, Ibrahim Khaleel and Rayudu took charge and put up a 67-run partnership for the second wicket. Khaleel was the caught by Abdul Razzak off Arshad Khan in the 10^th over after scoring 36, leaving India at 80/2.
Stuart Binny was the next to go for 8, followed by skipper R Satish (3) barely adding to the total which was by the time 105 for 4 in the 13th over.
After the wicket of Rayudu (65) in the 16th over, Pakistan hoped to turn the game upside down. But with experienced Hemant Badani on crease, their hope could not be converted to reality. With Badani's unbeaten knock of 32 off 22 balls, India cruised to victory with four wickets in hand. RS Sodhi was not out for 5. For the Pakistan side Mohmmad Sami and Arshad Khan bagged two wickets each, while Razzaq got one.
Earlier, the Pakistan opening duo Imrans Farhat and Imran Nazir could not get off to their usual explosive start, with Jesuraj Rajamani Jesuraj scalping Farhat in the first over, for a duck. Jesuraj struck again in the 3rd over, cutting short the innings of Imran Nazir (16) to leave the Pakistani at 23/2. The in-form Rana Naved in company of Shahid Yousuf got into the repair act, taking the score to 73 in the 8^th over till G Vignesh picked up Yousuf with 13 runs against his name.
India introduced its premier spinner Ali Murtuza in the crucial 10th over who struck immediately with his first ball, getting the big wicket of Rana Naved out for a 44 off 31 balls. His innings laced with 7 fours and one six. Just when skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and Abdul Razzaq were working up a wonderful partnership, Murtaza struck again and scalped Inzamam for 24.
Razzaq too perished to an irresponsible shot in the 15th over to give India the upper hand as Pakistan were 118/6 at that stage of the innings. Pakistan was restricted at 165/9 in their allotted 20 overs.
ICL IND v ICL PAK: ICL India XI 167 for 6 (19.1 overs) beat ICL Pakistan XI 165 for 9 (20.0 overs) by 4 wickets
ICL BAN v ICL WLD: ICL World XI beat ICL Bangladesh XI by 12 runs
Nov 23, 2008The inaugural match of the ICL 20s World Series featured the spirited ICL Bangladesh take on the formidable ICL World at the Sardar Patel Stadium.
In the end it was a disciplined effort from the ICL World compounded by a batting failure from the usually strong Bangladesh batting that saw the World side win the tournament opener by 12 runs.
Lance Klusener took the World team to a respectable score of 167 off their 20 overs with an innings of 63 not out off 49 balls. Then, he shone with the ball, taking three for 18 to snuff out the rivals’ challenge.
Zulu started off cautiously but stepped on the gas in the last two overs. Put into bat by Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar, World got off to a good start with Murray Goodwin starting off by spanking 4 fours off the last four balls of the first over by Mohd Sharif.
Ian Harvey too looked in good nick as he got a four off the the first ball of the second over, but was dismissed the very next ball, caught at cover by Alok Kapali. Boje and Klusener consolidated the innings later and strung together a valuable partnership of 55 runs until Boje was stumped after making 34 off 23 balls. Klusener brought up his half century in the nineteenth over with a fortunate french cut for four and then launched into the bowling in the last over sending the first ball for a huge straight six.
ICL BAN v ICL WLD: ICL World XI 167 for 6 (20.0 overs) beat ICL Bangladesh XI 155 for 9 (20.0 overs) by 12 runs
ICL 20s World Series 2008-09
ScheduleICL 20s World Series 2008-09 : Index | News | Schedule | Teams | Results
- ICL Bangladesh XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad - Sun 23, Nov 2008
- ICL India XI v ICL Pakistan XI at Ahmedabad - Mon 24, Nov 2008
- ICL Bangladesh XI v ICL India XI at Ahmedabad - Tue 25, Nov 2008
- ICL Pakistan XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad - Wed 26, Nov 2008
- ICL Bangladesh XI v ICL Pakistan XI at Ahmedabad - Thu 27, Nov 2008
- ICL India XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad - Fri 28, Nov 2008
- ICL 20s World Series Final at Ahmedabad - Sat 29, Nov 2008