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Sat, 10/06/2012 - 06:53

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Australian Simon Taufel will officiate in tomorrow’s World Twenty20 finals match between Sri Lanka and West Indies -- his last assignment as an ICC Elite panel umpire.

The 41-year-old had already announced that he would retire after World Twenty20 to become the Umpire Performance and Training Manager with the ICC.

In an outstanding career, Taufel umpired in 74 Tests and 174...

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 06:46

Colombo, Sri Lanka - West Indies captain Darren Sammy promised a well-contested ICC World Twenty20 final against hosts Sri Lanka on Sunday, saying his team had peaked at the right time.

“We are determined to spoil the Sri Lankan party," Sammy told a media conference on Saturday. "The two best teams are in the final and if Sri Lanka are strong, we too have peaked in time."

Besides their 11 rivals on...

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 06:42

Colombo, Sri Lanka - If Sri Lanka needed any forewarning at all, it came at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night. The explosive might of the West Indian batting line-up was on full view in the second semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, when Australia was swept aside in a flurry of frenzied boundary-hitting that reduced the encounter to one-way traffic.

West Indies came into the competition as...

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 06:37

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Chris Gayle’s primary job as an opener is to go on an all-out attack and give West Indies a flying start but the Jamaican said he enjoyed sharing the strike and batting till the end in Friday’s ICC World T20 semi-final against Australia.

Opening the innings, Gayle faced only 41 balls to remain unbeaten on 75 but West Indies still posted 205 for four - highest score of the...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 17:25

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies completely outplayed Australia in their semi-final on Friday night and marched into the final of the ICC World T20 tournament for the first time.

Led by a brilliant unbeaten half-century by Chris Gayle at the ideal time, the Windies rattled up 205-4 off 20 overs. They then bundled out the Aussies for 131 to...

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