New Zealand ask ICC for Kenya game switch

New Zealand asked the sport’s governing body on Saturday to switch their World Cup Group B match against Kenya from Nairobi to South Africa. “The New Zealand board have reconfirmed their decision made on January 31, which is not to allow the New Zealand team to travel to Nairobi for … Read more

Behind the scenes at the cricket world cup

Much has been said about the exposure and economic benefits this Cricket World Cup is going to bring South Africa. However little is said about the people who are exploited in the process of making these benefits materialise. I’m talking, for instance, about the 5 000 people who supposedly volunteered … Read more

Struggling Bangladesh hope for an unlikely upset

With performances falling far short of their ambition, Bangladesh find themselves in a cricketing no man’s land as they approach their second consecutive World Cup. Their dismal record of losing all but one of their 17 tests, many of them innings defeats inside three days, and three wins from 61 … Read more

Hussain ponders future after Zimbabwe debacle

EAST LONDON, South Africa, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Nasser Hussain is to consider his position as England captain at the end of the World Cup after losing faith in cricket’s governing bodies. Hussain, speaking hours after the World Cup technical committee’s decision to award his side’s Group A match in … Read more