Mon, 09/24/2012 - 02:24

Colombo, Sri Lanka - As if the very unpredictability of the format wasn’t enough, the ‘R’ factor is threatening to add to the excitement as the firstphase of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 enters its climactic stage.

End September isn’t necessarily the best time to play cricket in Sri Lanka, but for most of the first week of the competition, the weather Gods had been benign. Saturday, however, saw both...

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:02

Colombo, Sri Lanka - West Indies face a knock-out contest when they meet Ireland in the second Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday night at the R. Premadasa Stadium. First ball is 7:30 pm (10 am Eastern Caribbean Time/9 am Jamaica Time).

A win will see the Windies advance to the Super Eights but defeat would see them eliminated at the preliminary stage. The exploits of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:46

Colombo, Sri Lanka - England’s Sarah Taylor and Lisa Sthalekar of Australia were revealed as the Number 1 ranked batter and bowler, respectively in the Reliance ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings which were launched in Colombo on Monday.

The launching ceremony took place just two days before the start of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 in Galle on 26 September.

Taylor, who won the ICC Women...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:57

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The Moors Sports Club ground in Colombo saw two usually free-scoring women’s teams – Australia and West Indies – play out a low-scoring warm-up game ahead of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

Australia Women won the match by 19 runs as neither side looked comfortable with the alien conditions.
Batting first after winning the toss, Australia Women rode Jess Cameron’s 28-ball 37 and...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:41

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The West Indies came into the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as one of the favoured teams to go all the way, but after a below-par bowling and fielding effort allied with untimely weather intervention, they finds themselves a defeat away from elimination.

The West Indies, which went down by 17 runs to Australia on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Saturday night, must score over Ireland on...