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Friday, 26 August 2011

Barclays English Premier League - The Most Popular Football League in World


EPL - The English Premier League - Most Popular Football Event in Europe
The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. It is widely regarded as the elite club competition in world football. It is the world's most lucrative football league, with combined club revenues of more than £2 billion in 2008–09. It is also ranked first in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years, ahead of Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with The Football League. The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each. It is sponsored by Barclays Bank and therefore officially known as the Barclays Premier League.

The English Premier League formed as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from The Football League, which was originally founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. A total of 43 clubs have competed in the Premier League since 1992, but only four have won the title: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, and Chelsea. The current champions are Manchester United, who won their eleventh Premier League title in the 2008–09 season, the most of any Premier League team.


The English Premier trophy

The current Premier League trophy was created by Royal Jewellers Asprey of London. It weighs 25 kg; 56 lb, and is 76 cm tall, 43 cm wide and 25 cm deep. Its main body is solid sterling silver and silver gilt, while its plinth is made of malachite, a semi-precious stone. The plinth has a silver band around its circumference, upon which the names of the title-winning clubs are listed. Malachite's green colour is also representative of the green field of play. The design of the trophy is based on the heraldry of Three Lions that is associated with English football. Two of the lions are found above the handles on either side of the trophy – the third is symbolised by the captain of the title winning team as he raises the trophy, and its gold crown, above his head at the end of the season. The trophy has borne several names on its face since it was first created, when it read "The F.A. Premier League". The one Manchester United lifted in 2006–07 read "The Barclays Premiership". From the 2007–08 season onwards, the trophy has read "Premier League" on one side and "Barclays Premier League" on the other side.


Match Format of Premier League

There are 20 clubs in the Premier League. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner. If still equal, teams are deemed to occupy the same position. If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. The three lowest placed teams are relegated into the Football League Championship and the top two teams from the Championship, together with the winner of play-offs involving the third to sixth placed Championship clubs, are promoted in their place.



Barclays English Premier League inaugural members
The 22 inaugural members of the new Premier League were Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wimbledon.


English Premier League champions Table by year

Season Premier League champions
1992–93 Manchester United
1993–94 Manchester United
1994–95 Blackburn Rovers
1995–96 Manchester United
1996–97 Manchester United
1997–98 Arsenal
1998–99 Manchester United
1999–2000 Manchester United
2000–01 Manchester United
2001–02 Arsenal
2002–03 Manchester United
2003–04 Arsenal
2004–05 Chelsea
2005–06 Chelsea
2006–07 Manchester United
2007–08 Manchester United
2008–09 Manchester United


Barclays Premier League History
As of the end of the 2008–09 season, there had been 17 completed seasons of the Premier League. The league held its first season in 1992–93 and was originally composed of 22 clubs. The first ever Premier League goal was scored by Brian Deane of Sheffield United in a 2–1 win against Manchester United. Due to insistence by FIFA, the international governing body of football, that domestic leagues reduce the number of games clubs played, the number of clubs was reduced to 20 in 1995 when four teams were relegated from the league and only two teams promoted. On 8 June 2006, FIFA requested that all major European leagues, including Italy's Serie A and Spain's La Liga be reduced to 18 teams by the start of the 2007–08 season. The Premier League responded by announcing their intention to resist such a reduction. Ultimately, the 2007–08 season kicked off again with 20 teams. The league changed its name from the FA Premier League to simply the Premier League in 2007.


English Premier League structure
The Premier League is operated as a corporation and is owned by the 20 member clubs. Each club is a shareholder, with one vote each on issues such as rule changes and contracts. The clubs elect a chairman, chief executive, and board of directors to oversee the daily operations of the league. The Football Association is not directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the Premier League, but has veto power as a special shareholder during the election of the chairman and chief executive and when new rules are adopted by the league. The Premier League sends representatives to UEFA's European Club Forum, the number of clubs and the clubs themselves chosen according to UEFA coefficients. The European Club Forum is responsible for electing three members to UEFA's Club Competitions Committee, which is involved in the operations of UEFA competitions such as the Champions League and UEFA Europa League.



New Qualification for UEFA Champions League
As of the 2009–10 season qualification for the UEFA Champions League changes. The top four teams in the Premier League qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with the top three teams directly entering the group stage. Previously only the top two teams qualified automatically. The fourth-placed team enters the Champions League at the play-off round for non-champions and must win a two-legged knockout tie in order to enter the group stage. The fifth team automatically qualifies for the UEFA Europa League, and the sixth and seventh-placed teams can also qualify, depending on the winners of the two domestic cup competitions. If one of the cup winners qualifies for Europe through their league position, the sixth-placed team in the Premier League will qualify for the Europa League. If both of the cup winners qualify for Europe through their league position, the sixth and seventh-placed teams in the Premier League will qualify for the Europa League. A further place in the UEFA Europa League is available via the Fair Play initiative. If the Premier League has one of the three highest Fair Play rankings in Europe, the highest ranked team in the Premier League Fair Play standings which has not already qualified for Europe will automatically qualify for the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.


Begining of FA Premier League
Despite significant European success during the 1970s and early 1980s, the late 80s had marked a low point for English football. Stadia were crumbling, supporters endured poor facilities, hooliganism was rife, and English clubs were banned from European competition for five years following the events at Heysel in 1985. The Football League First Division, which had been the top level of English football since 1888, was well behind leagues such as Italy's Serie A and Spain's La Liga in attendances and revenues, and several top English players had moved abroad. However, by the turn of the 1990s the downward trend was starting to reverse; England had been successful in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, reaching the semi-finals. UEFA, European football's governing body, lifted the five-year ban on English clubs playing in European competitions in 1990 (resulting in Manchester United lifting the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1991) and the Taylor Report on stadium safety standards, which proposed expensive upgrades to create all-seater stadia in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, was published in January of that year.

Television money had also become much more important; the Football League received £6.3 million for a two-year agreement in 1986, but when that deal was renewed in 1988, the price rose to £44m over four years. The 1988 negotiations were the first signs of a breakaway league; ten clubs threatened to leave and form a "super league", but were eventually persuaded to stay. As stadia improved and match attendance and revenues rose, the country's top teams again considered leaving the Football League in order to capitalise on the growing influx of money being pumped into the sport.

Base of the New English Premier League
At the close of the 1991 season, a proposal for the establishment of a new league was tabled that would bring more money into the game overall. The Founder Members Agreement, signed on 17 July 1991 by the game's top-flight clubs, established the basic principles for setting up the FA Premier League. The newly formed top division would have commercial independence from the Football Association and the Football League, giving the FA Premier League license to negotiate its own broadcast and sponsorship agreements. The argument given at the time was that the extra income would allow English clubs to compete with teams across Europe.

In 1992 the First Division clubs resigned from the Football League en masse and on 27 May 1992 the FA Premier League was formed as a limited company working out of an office at the Football Association's then headquarters in Lancaster Gate. This meant a break-up of the 104-year-old Football League that had operated until then with four divisions; the Premier League would operate with a single division and the Football League with three. There was no change in competition format; the same number of teams competed in the top flight, and promotion and relegation between the Premier League and the new First Division remained on the same terms as between the old First and Second Divisions.


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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in India Stadium, matches, Schedule, Teams, Tickets, Timings, Venue, Price


10th ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Format, Schedule, Tickets, Stadium, Mascot
In modern days sport cricket is one of the most popular sports. The ICC Cricket World Cup is most prestigious tournament of the Cricket. It's the premier international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket played in every four years. The ICC Cricket World Cup tournament is third largest and most viewed sporting event in this earth. This most popular event is organized by the International Cricket Council known as ICC. The first Cricket ever ICC Cricket World Cup was organized in the year of 1975 in the country of England. The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup also known as the 10th Cricket World Cup will be hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This 10th ICC Cricket World cup will schedule to start in the Feb 19 of 2011. The opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be played on 19 February 2011 at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium between former World champion and favorite team India and growing power of cricket Bangladesh. The opening ceremony of this 10th Cricket World Cup will be held on 17 February 2011 in Dhaka. The Final of the most popular tournament will be played on 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Soon after this mega event of Cricket game IPL 4 will be schedule to start in India in the month of April. The 2015 ICC Cricket World cup will be co hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 2015.



Venue of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in the three South Asian countries India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


Date and Timings of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup matches
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played from 19th Feb to 2nd Apr, 2011 from 2 pm local time for day night matches and 9 am local time for day matches.


Stadium for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup matches will be played at the 13 stadium. The 8 stadium are from India, 3 stadium from Sri Lanka and 2 from Bangladesh.


Tickets for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup tickets will be available in the stadium gate and in the official site of 2011 ICC Cricket World cup.

Tickets cost for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup tickets cost range is between approx. Rs200 to Rs50000.


New Format of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup


Teams for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup below given 14 teams should be played -
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and Netherlands.


Schedule for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup schedule is given below -
17Th Feb - Opening Ceremony
19Th Feb - Events start
2nd Apr - Closing Ceremony




Logo of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

The logo of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is -


Host nation of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be the host nation for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.


Official Song of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The official song of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is 'De Ghuma Ke' which is composed and performed by musician trio of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy.



Total no. of Teams participating in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup 14 nations will be participated.


Total no. of matches in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup 49 matches will be played.


Opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The Opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will held in Feb 17, 2011.


Closing ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The closing ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will held in 2nd Apr, 2011.


Motto of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The motto of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is


Official site of ICC World Cup Cricket 2011
The official site of this 10th Cricket World cup is ICC World Cup Cricket 2011.


Mascot of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Mascot is Stumpy the 10 year old elephant.



Prize money of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup the total prize money is $10m.


Ambassador of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar is the official ambassador of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.


Official Broadcaster and Media partner of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket is the official broadcaster and Media partner of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in all over the world.





















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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

2010 Asian games in China


The XVI Asiad will be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12, 2010 to November 27, 2010. Guangzhou will be the second city in China to host the games after Beijing in 1990. 41 events are scheduled to be contested, making the most events to be ever competed in history of the Asian Games.


Symbol of 2010 Asian games

World Cup Football 2010 in South Africa
Five sporty goats, dubbed "Le Yangyang," will serve as the mascots of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. The five goats, A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang, are a play on Guangzhou's nickname, "City of Goats,". This is a stylized form of a ram/goat which in Chinese traditions is a blessed animal which can bring good luck to the people. It's also a representation of the host city – Guangzhou is called the "City of the Rams" or "City of the Five-rams".
The mascot design came from a legend about five immortals who took five goats to Guangzhou, each holding an ear of corn in its mouth. There, the immortals prayed for an end to famine, then flew into the sky as the five goats turned into fossils.

Sports of 2010 Asian Games

Officially there are 42 sports, among them 28 are featured in Olympic Games while the rest added as unique to the Asian Games. Cricket, DanceSport, Dragon Boat, and Weiqi will debut in this games,while Bodybuilding dropped because of the judging controversy during 2006 Asian Games.


Cricket in 16th Asian games

The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China will feature cricket for the first time. The proposal to include cricket was approved at the Olympic Council of Asia's General Assembly in Kuwait recently. The four Asian Test nations have committed to sending their best available teams, though as all but Bangladesh have home series scheduled at the time the event takes place, the strength of those teams may not be full strength. Cricket has featured in multi-sports events before. The South Pacific games has had cricket as a discipline for a number of years, and will do so again this year, but this is the highest profile such event since the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

That tournament, in Kuala Lumpur was a disappointment, with England not sending a team, the West Indies being broken up into individual islands and most other Test nations sending weakened sides. The gold medal then was won by South Africa, with Australia taking the silver and Sri Lanka the bronze. It provided an upset moment as well, when a Northern Ireland side featuring recent World Cup squad members Kyle McCallan and Peter Gillespie beat Bangladesh in the group stage.

Bidding cities for Asian Games
Four cities were bidding for this event at the early days of March 2004. They were Amman, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. However, Seoul withdrew after considering the short span of time between the 2002 (in Busan, South Korea) and the 2010 event. With the withdrawal of Amman, soon after Seoul, Kuala Lumpur also quit the bid after the country's Sports Minister boycotted for the high cost of hosting the games.With Guangzhou left, the Olympic Council of Asia announced the city won the bid to host the Asian Games on July 1, 2004.

Venues of 2010 Asian Games

As the preparations, the organiser will build eleven new stadiums and gymnasiums and rebuild the existing 32. The cost is estimated to be 6 billion Yuan while Athletes Village to set to costing around 2 billion Yuan.

Slogan of 2010 Asian Games
Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia








































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Monday, 1 March 2010

Amit Mishra - India's answer of Anil Kumble


Amit Mishra - India's Top Leg Break bowler
Amit Mishra is the India's answer of legendary leg break bowler Anil Kumble for the entire cricket nations. Amit Mishra is considered to be the replacement of world class bowler Anil Kumble. He is a right arm leg break bowler and right-handed lower order batsman. Amit Mishra has born in 24th Nov, 1982 in Delhi. Mishra is an attacking leg spinner who bowls a praised leg break and googly. He represents Haryana state in Indian first class cricket (Ranji Trophy), North Zone in Dilip Trophy and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.


Test Debut of Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra Test debut match was against Australia at Mohali in Oct 17, 2008.

One Day Debut of Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra Test debut match was against South Africa at Dhaka in Apr 13, 2003.

T20 Debut of Amit Mishra
Not played for T20 match yet.

IPL team of Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra represent the Delhi Daredevils team in the IPL league.


State team of Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra represent the Haryana state team in the Ranji Trophy.

Bowling Style of Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra is a leg break wrist spinner.

Batting Style of Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra batted with right hand.


Test career of Amit Mishra
Amit made his Test cricket debut against Australia in the Second Test at Mohali (PCA ground)in the season of 2008-09. He took 5 wickets for 71 runs in the 1st innings of Australia and then 2/35 in the second innings, making him the leading wicket-taker as India proceeded to a decisive victory. Due to Anil Kumble injury and retirement during the Test series against Aus, leave Amit Mishra as India's first-choice Test leg break bowler.





































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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Viswanathan Anand - Vishy


Viswanathan Anand - The Great Champion
Viswanathan Anand nickname Vishy is a great sport personality of India. Viswanathan Anand born on 11th December, 1969 in India is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the former World Chess Champion. Vishy is the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match. Vishy is one of four players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list. In 2007 he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan. He is also the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour.


Viswanathan Anand Personal Life

Vishy was born on 11 December 1969 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in the house of Mr. Vishwanathan, who retired as General Manager, Southern Railways, and Susheela, housewife and chess/film/club aficionado and an influential socialite. Vishy has a brother and a sister. Vishy was taught to play by his mother. Anand did his schooling in Don Bosco, Egmore,Chennai and holds a degree in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Viswanathan Anand hobbies are reading, swimming and listening to music. Currently Vishy lives in Collado Mediano in Spain with his wife Aruna.

Viswanathan Anand Early career

Viswanathan Anand's rise in the Indian chess world was meteoric. National level success came early for him when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a score of 9/9 in 1983 at the age of fourteen. He became the youngest Indian to win the International Master Title at the age of fifteen, in 1984. At the age of sixteen he became the national chess champion and won that title two more times. He played games at blitz speed. In 1987, he became the first Indian to win the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1988, at the age of eighteen, he became India's first Grandmaster by winning Shakti Finance International chess tournament held in Coimbatore, India. He was awarded Padma Shri at the age of 18.


Viswanathan Anand rise in International Chess
Anand burst upon the upper echelons of the chess scene in the early 1990s, winning such tournaments as Reggio Emilia 1991 (ahead of Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov).
In the World Chess Championship 1993 cycle Anand qualified for his first Candidates Tournament, winning his first match but narrowly losing his quarter-final match to Anatoly Karpov. In 1994–95 Anand and Gata Kamsky dominated the qualifying cycles for the rival FIDE and PCA world championships. In the FIDE cycle (FIDE World Chess Championship 1996), Anand lost his quarter-final match to Kamsky after leading early.

In the 1995 PCA cycle, Anand won matches against Oleg Romanishin and Michael Adams without a loss, then avenged his FIDE loss by defeating Gata Kamsky in the Candidates final. In 1995, he played the PCA World Chess Championship 1995 against Kasparov in New York City's World Trade Center. After an opening run of eight draws (a record for the opening of a world championship match), Anand won game nine with a powerful exchange sacrifice, but then lost four of the next five. He lost the match 10.5–7.5.


Viswanathan Anand become FIDE World Chess Champion in 2000
After several near misses, Anand won the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000 for the first time after defeating Alexei Shirov 3.5–0.5 in the final match held at Tehran, thereby becoming the first Indian to win that title. He lost the title when Ruslan Ponomariov won the FIDE knockout tournament in 2002.

Viswanathan Anand as World Chess Champion

In September 2007 Anand became World Champion again by winning that year's FIDE World Championship Tournament held in Mexico City. He won the double round-robin tournament with a final score of 9 out of 14 points, a full point ahead of joint second place finishers Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand.

In 2000, when Anand won the FIDE World Championship, there was also the rival "Classical" World Championship, held by Kramnik. By 2007, the world championship had been reunified, so Anand's victory in Mexico City made him undisputed World Chess Champion. He became the first undisputed champion to win the title in a tournament, rather than in matchplay, since Mikhail Botvinnik in 1948.

Anand successfully defended the title against Kramnik in the World Chess Championship 2008 held between October 14 and October 29 in Bonn, Germany. The winner was to be the first to score 6.5 points in the twelve-game match. Anand won by scoring 6.5 points in 11 games.

Awards and achievements of Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand has received many national and international awards in his chess career.
*Arjuna award for Outstanding Indian Sportsman in Chess in 1985
*Padma Shri, National Citizens Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1987
*The inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sporting honour in the year 1991–1992.
*British Chess Federation 'Book of the Year' Award in 1998 for his book My Best Games of Chess
*Padma Bhushan in 2000
*Jameo de Oro the highest honour given by the Government of Lanzarote in Spain on 25 April 2001. The award is given to illustrious personalities with extraordinary achievements.
*Chess Oscar (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008)
*Sportstar Millennium Award in 1998, from India's premier Sports magazine for being the sportperson of the millennium
*Padma Vibhushan in 2007


Viswanathan Anand Chess titles

* 1983 National Sub-Junior Chess Champion
* 1984 Asian Junior Champion
* 1984 International Master
* 1985 Indian National Champion
* 1987 World Junior Chess Champion
* 1988 Grandmaster
* 1990 Asian Champion
* 2000 FIDE World Chess Champion
* 2000 World Blitz Chess Champion
* 2003 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion
* 2007 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)
* 2008 World Chess Champion (Undisputed)



























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Monday, 3 August 2009

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa


Cricket Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa
On the 16th of March 2009, an announcement was made that the ICC has recommended that the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy be moved from Pakistan to The Republic of South Africa who has been nominated to host the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. On April 2, 2009, Cricket South Africa confirmed that it will host the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy from September 24th to October 5th.

The 2009 ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International cricket tournament originally scheduled to be held in Pakistan in 2008, but postponed by the ICC due to security fears expressed by several participating countries on 24 August 2008, after speculation that the tournament would be held elsewhere. At the time, Sri Lanka was the favoured alternate host. Later in March 2009, the ICC Chief Executives' Committee recommended to the ICC board that the tournament be held in South Africa as there were concerns that the weather in Sri Lanka during September and October could result in a lot of games being washed out. Now its official that ICC Champions Trophy will take place in South Africa between 24th September to 5th October. Matches will be played at Wanderers Stadium and Centurion Park, both in the Johannesburg area.


The ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International cricket tournament, second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. It was inaugurated as the ICC Knock Out tournament in 1998 and has been played every two years since, changing its name to the Champions Trophy in 2002. Originally, all ten full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) took part, together with (for the first four competitions) two associate members. From 2009, this will be changed to the 8 highest-ranked ODI teams as placed 6 months out from the tournament.


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Friday, 16 January 2009

David Warner the new sensation


David Warner (cricketer) - the new wonder boy
David Warner nick name Lloyd also called Snow White is an Australian Twenty20 cricketer. He is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.


David Warner T20 debut

This whirlwind introduction to the domestic scene led to Warner being included in Australia's twenty20 squad in January 2009 - effectively replacing Matthew Hayden. Warner made his international debut for Australia in a Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 11 January 2009. He made an immediate impact, scoring 89 off 43 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes, including the second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 International history. Warner was just 11 runs short of becoming only the second player after Chris Gayle to score a Twenty20 International century. His 89 was the second highest score on Twenty20 international debut; and the equal fifth highest score ever in Twenty20 internationals.



David Warner in IPL


David Warner was signed by IPL club the Delhi Daredevils for the 2009-10 seasons.
New sensation David Warner has become the latest to take the IPL plunge, signing a two-year deal with Delhi Daredevils.
The 22-year-old, who start a sensation T20 career against South Africa, will play for the Daredevils alongside Australia pace legend Glenn McGrath, Indian opener Virender Sehwag and South African batsman AB de Villiers.

Llyod has played eight One-day games for NSW at an average of 64.16 and seven Twenty20 games at 21.33.



David Warner ODI debut

David Warner the new sensation will make his ODI debut on Sunday after being picked to replace injured Micheal Clarke, who ruled out from the rest of the series. David starred with a breathtaking 89 in the opening Twenty20 and was kept as cover for Clarke before being sent home to Sydney on Thursday when the vice-captain appeared to recover from a problem sustained during the Perth Test.


David Warner - the Pocket size dynamite hit first ODI fifty

David Warner scored a pulsating 69 as Australia reached 269 against South Africa in the third one-day international at the SCG. This is Dave maiden fifty in ODI career.

The stocky Sydneysider bludgeoned the visitors and his doubters in the process in the day-night clash, hitting six fours and two sixes in his 60-ball knock on his home ground.



David Warner style of play
Warner is known for favouring the aerial route with his aggressive left-handed batting style, and ability to switch hit, using the back of his bat or by taking a right handed stance. He is an athletic fielder and also a part-time spin bowler. His bowling style is unique in that he mixes off-spin bowling with his more usual leg-spin bowling. At just 170cms Warner generates his power from strong forearms and uses his low centre of gravity to get underneath deliveries and hit them high in the air. In in a Twenty20 match for New South Wales in 2009, he hooked a six off Shaun Tait which landed on the roof of the Adelaide Oval, only a month after hooking the same bowler 20 rows back at the SCG.


David Warner Domestic career

David Warner's break through innings for the New South Wales Blues came against Tasmania when he smashed 165* to record the highest one day score by a Blues player ever. Warner later backed this up with a 54-ball 97 also against Tasmania to narrowly miss the record for the fastest ever century in Australian domestic cricket.

David Warner early life
At the age of 13 Warner was asked by his coach to switch to right handed batting because he kept hitting the ball in the air. However 1 season later he went back to left handed and broke the U/16's run scoring record for the Sydney Coastal Cricket Club. He then made his first grade debut for the Eastern Suburbs club at the age of 15 and later toured Sri Lanka with the Australian under-19s and earned a rookie contract with NSW. Warner attended Matraville Public School and Randwick Boys High School. His nickname "Lloyd" is derived from the character Lloyd Christmas from the Dumb and Dumber movie.