August 3, 2008

World Twenty20

ICC World Twenty20 round-up, first day

Will Luke

A brief round-up of the ICC World Twenty20 in Belfast. Check out our full series page for all the bulletins and scorecards

Netherlands beat Kenya (scorecard | bulletin)

Ireland beat Scotland (scorecard | bulletin)

Canada beat Netherlands (scorecard | bulletin)


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Posted by Jimmy on (August 6, 2008, 18:35 GMT)

What a joke the ICC world 20-20 qualifier turned out to be. 20-20 matches should not be being decided by Duckworth Lewis and is there anything more ridiculous than two teams sharing the cup because of rain? The games only take three hours, it should have been easy to schedule enough time to get the tournament played properly. Why did they have to squeeze it into four days.... two games a day, a couple of rain-days/afternoons and a week-duration for the tournament would have been far better.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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