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Windies feeling the "love" in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh – West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Tuesday his side held no ill will towards the Bangladeshi people.

The Windies returned to the city this week for the first time since irate fans threw stones at their team bus after they crushed Bangladesh by nine wickets here on March 4.

Windies at full strength for quarter-final

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The West Indies will have all 15 players available for selection when they face Pakistan in the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final on Wednesday.

Fast bowler Kemar Roach and powerful opener Chris Gayle missed the last match against India but both players participated in Tuesday’s training session at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.

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Doctrove to stand in CWC quarter-final

Mumbai, India – Dominican umpire Billy Doctrove will officiate in the final quarter-final at the World Cup between co-hosts Sri Lanka and England on Saturday.

The International Cricket Council, the sport’s World governing body, released the umpire appointments for the quarter-finals on Monday, with Doctrove to stand alongside Australian Simon Taufel at the Premadasa Stadium here. Doctrove is the only umpire from the Caribbean on the elite panel of the ICC and has been officiating throughout the tournament.

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Rampaul's perfect ball snares Sachin

Chennai, India – “It was the perfect ball at the perfect time.” That is how West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul described the superb delivery which he produced to remove India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar in Sunday’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Group B match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

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Rampaul takes 5-51 but Windies fall

Chennai, India – West Indies suffered another batting collapse as they fell to India by 80 runs in their final ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Group B match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.

The Windies slipped from 154-2 in the 31st over to be bowled out for 188 with 42 balls left in reply to India’s 268 all out in 49.1 overs. The weak batting undid a career-best spell from fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, in his first World Cup match, and another fine innings from Devon Smith, the in-form left-handed opener.

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