ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - West Indies: Match schedules, TV & Radio Schedules, Venues, Match Reports and more cricket news from the World Cup

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

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The prices for the Cricket World Cup match tickets
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007


"Take your party to cricket city Trinidad, where the rambunctious annual carnival seems to last all year - laughter and celebration are just another day's work for a supremely fun loving people."
- Carmen Roberts, writing for Travel Plus

Every year, in the month of February, the island nations of Trinidad & Tobago come alive with the annual carnival. This year the excitement is that much more as locals wait for an extended party this year, as the world's biggest cricket show unfurls in the Carribean. Music & Dance are as much a part of life here as cricket - no match at the Queen's Park stadium goes unaccompanied by singing & feverish chanting. So it's anyone's guess what the atmosphere is going to be like during the World Cup.

Getting there:

Air India, American Airlines and British West Indies Airways (BWIA) fly from Indian metros via London and New York to Port of Spain. The islands are also well-connected from Australia and UK. ( directly or indirectly through the States).

Hotels in Trinidad & Tobago:

Chancellor Hotel, St. Anns, Phone: +1 186 623 0883
Hilton Trinida, Port of Spain, phone: + 1 868 623 0883
Other good hotels include the Hilton Tobago, The Gingerbread House and The Oceanpoint.


Smokey and Bunty's on Western Main Road. St. Jame's is another popular bar.
Food: Veni Mange serves you authentic local food, great ambience too.

Don't miss:

- The Pan-yards - in every village you will find one. These are still orchestras of upto a hundred people and make for some real loud & great music.
- The Asa Wright Nature Centre, a protected reserve . If you are into bird-watching then this is just the place for you. Also, check out the Marianne Waterfall.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Warming-up for the 2007 Cup

Venues for the warm-up matches:

Jamaica Trelawny - India, Kenya, West Indies, the Netherlands
St Vincent - England, Bermuda, Australia, Zimbabwe
Trinidad - Canada, Pakistan, England, South Africa
Barbados - Sri Lanka, Newzealand, Bangladesh, Ireland

Monday 5th March
West Indies v Kenya
England v Bermuda
Ireland v South Africa
Sri Lanka v Scotland

Tuesday 6th March
India v The Netherlands
Australia v Zimbabwe
Canada v Pakistan
New Zealand v Bangladesh

Thursday 8th March
Kenya v The Netherlands
Zimbabwe v Bermuda
Ireland v Canada
Scotland v Bangladesh

Friday 9th March
India v West Indies
Australia v England
Pakistan v South Africa
New Zealand v Sri Lanka

South Africa: Team & Schedule

SA team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Boucher (w.k.), AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Ashwell Prince, Charles Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock, Roger Telemachus

First Phase Schedule:

Friday 16th March: South Africa vs Holland
Tuesday 20th March: Scotland vs South Africa
Saturday 24th March: Australia vs South Africa

West Indies: Team & Schedule

Brian Lara (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ian Bradshaw, Dinesh Ramdin, Corey Collymore, Jerome Taylor, Devon Smith, Lendl Simmons, Daren Powell, Kieron Pollard
Who are Lendl Simmons and Kieroon Pollard?
( he is apparently a batter, has played 6 matches and averages 18 odd.. in case he is more popular than that, kindly forgive my ignorance. Pollard is yet to play any ODIs, though he has played 5 twenty-twenty matches, averages 32)

West Indies' schedule for the League phase:

Tuesday 13th March - In the first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, the hosts take on Pakistan
Monday 19th March - vs Zimbabwe
Friday 23rd March - Ireland vs West Indies

(All matches in Jamaica)

Black Caps Team & Schedule for the Cricket World Cup

Stephen Fleming (captain), Daniel Vettori (vice-captain), Lou Vincent, Daryl Tuffey, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum (wicket-keeper), Craig McMillan, Michael Mason, Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor

League-phase Schedule for the Newzealand team. All matches in St. Lucia

Friday 16th March: England vs Newzealand
Tuesday 20th March: against previous edition's semi-finalist Kenya
Saturday 24th March: Canada

India: Team & Schedule for World Cup

Rahul Dravid (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthick, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble & Munaf Patel.

Back-ups: (in case of injuries)
VRV Singh & Suresh Raina
however Pathan has proved his fitness now (in the eyes of the Indian Selectors!!), so the back-ups don't have much of a hope now.

India's Schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

17th March - Bangladesh
19th March - Bermuda
23rd March - Sri Lanka

India's very-likely Super-Eight Schedule
( unless there is an upset the result of the India-Lanka match will not influence this schedule)
Saturday 31st March : India vs Australia, Venue: Antigua & Barbuda
Monday 2nd April: India vs Newzealand, Venue: Antigua & Barbuda
Saturday 7th April: India vs South Africa, Venue: Guyana
Wednesday 11th April: India vs England, Venue: Barbados
the big one:
Sunday 15th April: India vs Pakistan, Venue: Barbados
Thursday 19th April: India vs West Indies, Venue: Barbados

beyond that any predictions will be pretty hazardous so i'm refraining myself from joining that bandwagon, as of now!!

Sri Lanka: Team & Schedule for World Cup 2007

Mahela Jayawardene (Capt), Kumar Sangakkara (V. Capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Marvan Atapattu, T. M. Dilshan, Chamara Silva, F. Maharoof, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Russel Arnold, Dilhara Fernando, Malinga Bandara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Lasith Malinga

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has also announced 4 stand-bys for the World Cup squad:
Chamara Kapugedera, Upul Chandana, Akalanka Ganegama, Ruchira Perera

Schedule for the League Stage:

Thursday 15th March - Lanka vs Bermuda
Wednesday 21st March - Lanka vs Bangladesh
Friday 23rd March - Lanka vs India

Sunday, February 25, 2007

ICC Cricket Ratings & Super Eight: Super Confusion

"Team names for the Super Eight stage are indicative based on the top two teams from the Group Stage qualifying. If these two teams do qualify they will be seeded in position 1 or 2 as specified regardless of whether they finish first or second in their group. For example, if South Africa wins Group A and Australia comes second, for the purposes of the Super Eights, South Africa will still be A2 and Australia will be A1. If, for example, Scotland qualifies instead of Australia, Scotland will become A1."

That's an
extract from the World Cup Schedule page on the official International Cricket Committee site. On this page, the ICC has shown us the likely contenders in the Super Eight matches - for example if the match is between A2 & B1, then the likely contestants should be India and Australia. It was funny why the ICC had gone to such ridiculous lengths to explain - that's where the fine print becomes important. Read on..

What the fine print means is that the ICC Cricket Ratings will rule. For example, even if India beats all other teams in its group, Sri Lanka may still finish on top of the group as far as the Super Eight is concerned because it's the ICC Cricket Ratings that will decide that.

I also don't know what the ICC means by that last statement: "If Scotland qualifies instead of Australia...how do we know who is qualifying instead of whom..what if Scotland and the Netherlands qualify?"

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Pakistan includes Akhtar in World Cup Team

Inzamam ul Haq (captain), Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal (Wicket-keeper), Muhammad Hafeez, Younis Khan (vice captain), Muhammad Yousaf, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Umer Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Danish Kaneria, Naveed ul Hasan Rana

According to a Pakistan Cricket Board brief, Shoaib Akhtar and Umer Gul's inclusion is subject to their passing a fitness test - they were however mum on what happens if they don't. PCB has not announced any back-ups unlike India.

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Pakistan's schedule for the World Cup league phase in West Indies:
Tuesday 13th March - against the hosts, West Indies
Saturday 17th March - Pakistan vs Ireland
Wednesday 21st March - against Zimbabwe

Very-likely schedule for Pakistan in the Super-Eight:
Friday 30th March - vs England in Guyana
Tuesday 3rd April - Pakistan vs South Africa, again Guyana
Monday 9th April - Newzeland vs Pakistan, Guyana yet again
Friday the 13th of April - Pakistan vs Australia, Barbados
Sunday 15th April - India vs Pakistan, Barbados
Wednesday 18th April - against Lanka, Grenada

England Cricket Team for World Cup 2007

Michael Vaughan (Captain), Paul Nixon (Wicket-keeper), Ed Joyce, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Andrew Flintoff, Jon Lewis, James Anderson, Sajid Mahmood, Monty Panesar, Kevin Pietersen, Liam Plunkett, Andrew Strauss
England's World Cup Cricket Schedule:
Friday 13th March - Newzealand vs England, St. Lucia
Sunday 18th March - vs Canada
Saturday 24th March - England vs Kenya
All the above matches at the same venue.
Very likely Super-Eight schedule for the English Cricketers:
Friday 30th March - England vs Pakistan, Guyana
Wednesday 4th April - Sri Lanka, Antigua & Barbadas
Sunday 8th April - England vs Australia, Antigua & Barbadas
Wedneday 11th April - India vs England, Barbados
Tuesday 17th April - against South Africa in Barbados
Saturday 21st April - England vs West Indies, Barbados ( this is also the last match of the super-eight)

Cricket World Cup 2007: Australian Team

Rickey Ponting, Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Adam Gilchrist (wicketkeeper), Brad Haddin (wicket keeper), Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Michael Johnson, Shane Tait, Shane Watson, Brett Lee, Glenn Mc Grath, Andrew Symonds

ICC has allowed Cricket Australia to replace Andrew Symonds should he not be fit in time. Adam Gilchrist may not take part in the first few matches as he would be home with his new-born.

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Australia's schedule for the 2007 league stage:

Wednesday 14th March: Scotland
Sunday 18th March: Netherlands
Saturday 24th March: Australia vs South Africa

The Aussies will play all their league matches in St. Kitts & Nevi's

Likely schedule for Australia in ICC World Cup 2007

Tuesday 27th March - they should be taking on the hosts, the West Indies in Antigua & Barbadas
Saturday 31st March - India vs Australia, venue same as above
Sunday 8th April - Australia vs England, still at Antigua & Barbadas
Friday 13th April - the Oz take on Pakistan in Barbados
Monday 16th April - Sri Lanka in Grenada
Friday 20th April - Newzealand vs Australia, Grenada

World Cup Cricket 2007: TV & Radio Schedules

Click here if you are looking for the complete Live Telecast Schedule alongwith names of country and TV channel for the T20 World Cup 2010

World Cup Cricket 2007, West Indies: List of TV & Radio Channels telecasting & broadcasting the cricket matches live, country-wise:

1930hrs Set Max, Doordarshan & All India Radio. In Delhi, you can catch it on FM 106.4 as well
(for a complete schedule of World Cup Cricket on the Sony Network: Set Max, SAB & PIX, click here)

2000 hrs PTV, Ten Sports, Freschia (Radio)

0100 hrs ARY Digital, BBC Radio

Sri Lanka
1930 hrs RupaVahini, BBC Radio

New Zealand
0300 hrs Sky Newzealand, BBC Radio

South Africa
1600 hrs SABC, SABC (Radio & TV)

Middle East ( including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain)
1800 hrs Fox Sports, Hum FM

Caribbean (including Jamica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados & Antigua)
1000 hrs - Caribbean TV, CMC

North America - 0900 hrs Echo Star, BBC Radio

South America - 1000 hrs Echo Star, BBC Radio

Central America - 0930 hrs Echo Star, BBC Radio

England, Ireland, Scotland
1400 hrs - BSkyB, BBC Television, BBC Radio

Rest of Europe (including France, Germany & Sweden)
1500 hrs - ARY Digital, BBC Radio

0200 hrs - ARY Digital, BBC Radio

2000 hrs Bangladesh TV, Bangladesh Radio

2200hrs Set Max, BBC Radio

2200 hrs Set Max, BBC Radio

1945hrs Set Max, BBC Radio