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World Cup stars reveal favourite books

Chennai, India - Leading cricket stars have revealed their favourite books on the day that the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Room to Read announced a partnership to promote literacy and access to books at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
 
A player from each of the 14 competing teams at the tournament has contributed to the ultimate World Cup reading list as part of a campaign to promote the importance of reading and to raise awareness of the work that Room to Read does in offering educational opportunities to young people.
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Darren Bravo: I’m feeling confident

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo is eagerly looking forward to playing in his first ICC Cricket World Cup.
 
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Sri Lanka tour will be good World Cup preparation - Gibson

Bridgetown, Barbados – The West Indies team’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka is being seen as “good preparation” for next month International Cricket Council’s World Cup to be played in Asia. Speaking before the team departed from the Caribbean, Head Coach Ottis Gibson said the three matches in Sri Lanka will give the team a chance to get acclimatized to the conditions, where the 10th Cricket World Cup will also be played

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WICB announces Windies World Cup squad

 

St John’s, Antigua –The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the West Indies 15 man squad for the Cricket World Cup 2011.

West Indies squad

Darren Sammy – Captain

Adrian Barath

Carlton Baugh Jr

Sulieman Benn

Darren Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Christopher Gayle

Nikita Miller

Kieron Pollard

Ravi Rampaul

Kemar Roach

Andre Russell

Ramnaresh Sarwan

Devon Smith

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Best fired up at being named in CWC 30

Bridgetown, Barbados– Fast bowler Tino Best is delighted to be among the 30 players named by the West Indies Cricket Board in the preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup 2011. The 29-year-old, who is rated as one of the fastest bowlers in the region, said he is quietly confident of making the final 15-man squad to be named next month.

The World Cup will be played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 to April 2.

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