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Windies inspired by Dwayne Bravo

New Delhi, India – West Indies will not have the services of Dwayne Bravo for the rest of the ICC Cricket World Cup, but the allrounder will be with the team in spirit.

Skipper Darren Sammy said on Sunday that the team will be taking “inspiration” from Bravo as they face the Netherlands in their second Group B match on Monday. First ball in the day/night match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Gibson: No slip up against Dutch

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson said on Saturday that his can ill afford to slip-up against the Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Monday.

The West Indies coach refused to describe the Dutch as “minnows”, and recognised this opponent had proved a point with a solid performance in their opening match against England, when all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate led them to 292-6 from their 50 overs, and Andrew Strauss’ side overhauled the total with just eight deliveries remaining.

Afridi bowls Pakistan to 11-run win

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Pakistan overcame a shoddy display on the field to beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs in a Group A match in ICC Cricket World Cup match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Leading the charge for Pakistan was inspirational skipper Shahid Afridi who picked 4-34 to lead his side to the win. Pakistan posted 277-7 in their 50 overs and Sri Lanka were limited to 266-9 from 50 overs.

ICC outlines ballot for World Cup tickets

Bangalore, India – The International Cricket Council announced the process for the public sale of tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-finals in Colombo and Mohali on March 29 and 30, respectively and the final to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2.

When the tickets were initially programmed to go on sale on February 21 the demand was so great that the website was overloaded.

Dwayne Bravo out of World Cup

New Delhi, India– Following an injury to his left knee West Indies Vice Captain Dwayne Bravo is expected to be out of cricket action for a minimum of four weeks and will miss the remainder of the West Indies Cricket World Cup campaign.

The right-handed all rounder sustained the injury while fielding to his own bowling in Thursday’s CWC match against South Africa at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

He had an MRI scan on his injured left knee which revealed a sprain of his anterior cruciate ligament and tear of the knee cartilage.

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