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Windies host people living with HIV in the nets

Mohali, India – West Indies skipper Darren Sammy and middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan and West Indies skipper have called for greater understanding of what it means to be affected by HIV.

The West Indies team took time out from their preparation for Friday’s vital ICC Cricket World Cup match against Ireland to show support for the Think Wise campaign.

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Birthday boy Taylor stars for NZ

Kandy, Sri Lanka – Ross Taylor’s brilliant birthday century sparked one of the most devastating displays of lower-order hitting ever seen in the ICC Cricket World Cup history as New Zealand recorded a morale boosting 110-run run win over Pakistan on Tuesday.

After Martin Guptill’s half century (57) had set New Zealand up with a solid platform, against an excellent Pakistan bowling attack, led superbly by Umar Gul who took 3-32, New Zealand looked like it would set Pakistan a modest target for victory at the spanking new Pallekele Stadium.

Gayle climbs three spots in ICC rankings

Chandigarh, India, CMC – West Indies opener Chris Gayle has picked up three places in the latest ICC One-Day International batting rankings released on Monday.

The big-hitting left-hander, who has had a relatively productive ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign, is now 12th in the rankings which continue to be led by prolific South Africa opener Hashim Amla.

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WI have all eyes on the Irish

Chandigarh, India, CMC – With a week between matches, the West Indies have ensured there would be no complacency in their ICC Cricket World Cup quest as they turned in a three-hour training session here Monday.

The Caribbean lads focussed mainly on fitness and fielding drills as they went through their paces at the Sector 16 Cricket Ground under the care of Head Coach Ottis Gibson and Fitness Trainer Hector Martinez Charles.

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Windies rise after Bangladesh win

Mumbai, India, CMC – West Indies have returned to Number 8 in the ICC One-Day International team rankings following their historic crushing of Bangladesh last Friday.

The Caribbean side entered the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ninth after losing 2-0 in their three-match series to Sri Lanka, and were overtaken by the Bangladeshis.

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