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THE attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bears the hallmarks of those behind the Mumbai attacks and is the latest in a spiral of violence which has left the Pakistani government "floundering", a leading foreign affairs expert said today.
THE British assistant coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team and seven squad members were injured in a bloody attack which killed five police officers in Pakistan today.
INDIAN Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi does not expect the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore to impact the second edition of the tournament.
AUSTRALIA'S one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates will go ahead as planned but Cricket Australia are to step up security following today's terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore.
THE International Cricket Council will review plans for the 2011 World Cup following this morning's terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team coach in Lahore.
THE England cricket selectors have made two changes to their mis-firing line-up for the opening match of their one-day international series against India tomorrow.
IT ENDED in confusion, farce and almost total darkness. With the scoreboard twinkling "Congrats Australia," the groundsmen clearing up and the presentation podium being wheeled out after bad light had stopped play, the umpires decided three more overs were needed, even though Sri Lanka had no chance of victory.
THE 2007 World Cup craved a memorable conclusion, to salvage a desultory seven weeks overshadowed by shock and tragedy. Instead, the bizarre and embarrassing culmination to its showpiece final was the anti-spectacle it largely deserved.
FINALLY, the Cricket World Cup is over. If that sounds harsh then consider the first match of the tournament was played on March 13. Can you remember between which two countries? No, probably not, but for the record it was West Indies and Pakistan.
THE ninth World Cup desperately needed something extraordinary and Adam Gilchrist, the blazing cavalier at the top of the Australian order, provided with a virtuoso innings of such dominance and destruction that after 15 overs of the rain-shortened final, it was inconceivable that Sri Lanka could win.
ENGLAND’s cricketers had too dismal a World Cup to be permitted the indulgence of might-have- beens, but that probably won’t prevent them.
IF MOMENTUM is a key to success, then the Australian bulldozer will flatten Sri Lanka in today's final of the Cricket World Cup.
GLENN McGrath will end his remarkable career in tomorrow's World Cup final and bow out confident Australia's seam bowling resources will be in good shape without him.
SRI LANKA captain Mahela Jayawardene has lauded the contribution of coach Tom Moody in pushing the team to the World Cup final.
AUSTRALIA ruthlessly swept aside their closest challengers on the international stage last night to march relentlessly towards a fourth successive World Cup final.
SOUTH Africa are confident Jacques Kallis can shrug off question marks about his ability to score at a quick tempo and play a key role in today's World Cup semi-final against Australia.
MAHELA Jayawardene's ninth one-day international hundred underpinned Sri Lanka's 289 for five in yesterday's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Sabina Park.
SRI Lanka last night secured a place in Saturday's World Cup final after Muttiah Muralitharan took four wickets to prompt a collapse by New Zealand and earn an 81-run victory.