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Pakistan to replace WI on Sri Lankan tour

Submitted by rickeyre on December 6, 2001 - 5:00pm

Pakistan will play one Test and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka in January following the cancellation of the West Indies' tour.

The West Indies Women's Cricket Federation decided last month that they would not proceed with their tour of Sri Lanka and Pakistan because of security concerns related to geopolitical instability in the south Asian region.

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WI shelve Asian tour but plan home triseries

Submitted by rickeyre on December 6, 2001 - 4:00pm

The West Indies' plans for their first international tour since the 1997 Women's World Cup were shelved during November. The West Indies Women's Cricket Federation cancelled its tour of Sri Lanka, scheduled for January, and abandoned tentative plans for a visit to Pakistan immediately afterwards.

The war in Afghanistan, and broader concerns about security in Sri Lanka and globally, were given as the reasons for the cancellation of the tour. Pakistan have since agreed to play the tour dates in Sri Lanka vacated by the West Indians.

Top ten things you didn't know about Martyn Ball

Submitted by rickeyre on November 3, 2001 - 4:00pm

10. He played for Young England in 1989.

9. His nicknames (according to "The Cricketers' Who's Who") are Benny and Barfo.

8. He is Gloucestershire's only player on the Test leg of the Indian tour.

7. It took eight years at Gloucestershire before Ball was awarded his county cap.

6. The reason the England selectors selected him yesterday for the tour of India is that they wanted to replace Robert Croft with a "like-for-like replacement". Yes, they wanted a bowler just like Robert Croft...

Australia 2 West Indies 0: A dynasty disintegrates

Submitted by rickeyre on December 3, 1996 - 4:00pm

Tuesday December 3, 1996: I visited the Sydney Cricket Ground and witnessed a great day's cricket, but I have also witnessed the demise of a cricketing power that I have known and loved for over two decades.

Ray Lindwall: Rugby League Champion

Submitted by rickeyre on June 24, 1996 - 2:00pm

Ray Lindwall, probably Australian cricket`s greatest fast bowler since the Second World War, died on Saturday night 22 June 1996, in Brisbane at the age of 74. Much has, and will, be written of his achievements on the cricket field, however not many people would be aware of his prowess as a rugby league player in his younger days.

Lindwall played first grade rugby league for St George in the 1940, 1942, 1943 and 1946 seasons and was a very talented fullback and goalkicker.

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