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Wednesday's Cricket World Cup gossip

Eoin Morgan
Morgan is regarded as one of England's best one-day players


Sufi Abdul Jalil, known as "Chacha [Uncle] Cricket", Pakistan's most famous spectator, is distraught to be missing out on watching World Cup matches on home soil as the strife-torn nation look son while its neighbours host the event.
Full story: AFP

Cricket Ireland has launched a new youtube channel featuring interviews with players, behind-the-scenes footage of the Irish team, video diaries from the players at the World Cup, celebrities showing their support for Irish cricket and footage from Irish games. (Cricket Ireland press release) See more: Cricket Ireland You Tube channel


Eoin Morgan could yet appear in the World Cup despite being left out of England's 15-man squad. He claims his finger is not as badly broken as first feared - though he can only come into the side to replace an injured player.
Full story: Daily Mail

Illegal touts are selling tickets for the tournament on the black market. Bangalore police arrested a man and recovered 80 tickets from him. His associate, however, escaped arrest.
Full story: DNA India

South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been given the all-clear having recovered from a knee injury that he picked up during his side's warm-up game against Zimbabwe.
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Former Test player Rodney Hogg says Australian captain Ricky Ponting was "selfish" in batting at number three when his struggling middle-order needed runs in the World Cup warm-up game against South Africa. The Proteas easily beat Australia on Tuesday.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam feels that even a "half-fit" Shoaib Akhtar is good enough to give the country their second World Cup.
Full story: Times of India

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