|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
June 22, 2001
With six days till the commencement of the biggest cricket event in the world this year - the ICC Trophy in Canada - Nepal's participation has been thrown into doubt. Newspaper reports from India today are saying that four members of the Nepalese squad of fourteen have been denied visas by the Canadian Embassy in New Delhi. No specific explanation was given for the refusal to issue the visas, according to Nepalese Cricket Association senior vice-president TV Shah. The Nepal captain Raju Khadka is one of the players affected. Shah says he is attempting to get embassy officials to overturn the decision, but with the team expected to leave for Canada on Saturday, time is running out. The first matches in the 24-team World Cupqualifying competition will be played next Thursday.
In January 2005, Shane Watson made his Test debut. What does he have to show for a decade in the game?
As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence
Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane, leading in more departments than one
For the first hour on day three, despite the heat and the largely unhelpful pitch, India's fast bowlers showed a level of intensity and penetration rarely seen from them; in the second hour, things mostly reverted to type
Bowlers who have been around for plenty of time but haven't played in cricket's biggest show
A look at some of cricket's most memorable strokes - and their makers
To consider banning it in the wake of Phillip Hughes' death may be knee-jerk, but to refuse to consider the pros and cons of a ban is unwise