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Monday's Cricket World Cup gossip

India's Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj's all-round display helped India beat West Indies by 80 runs on Sunday

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has hit out at the criticism by his country's press of cancelled squad training sessions at the World Cup. "You, the media, seem to have decided how we should train," said Yuvraj. "We obviously know what our bodies need and we know what will happen if we don't win."

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has hinted that batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul may be recalled for the quarter-final against Pakistan following the collapse from 154-2 to 188 all out against India on Sunday.
Full story: Hindustan Times

West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul says he delivered "the perfect ball at the perfect time" to dismiss India opener Sachin Tendulkar during the World Cup group game on Sunday. An expectant crowd in Chennai were hoping Tendulkar would record his 100th international century but the 'Little Master' walked after being caught behind for two.
Full story: Hindustan Times

The ICC have named the umpires who will officiate in the World Cup quarter-finals - with elite panel member Asoka de Silva dropped from umpiring in any capacity. The Sri Lankan, one of 12 officials on the ICC's top list of umpires, had previously been moved off on-field duties during the group stage.

Umpires Billy Bowden and Steve Davis will take charge of Wednesday's first quarter-final between Pakistan and the West Indies; Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker will oversee South Africa v New Zealand on Friday and Billy Doctrove and Simon Taufel have been given Saturday's Sri Lanka v England match. South African Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould of England will umpire the World Cup quarter-final between India and Australia on Thursday. Erasmus will stand in his first match since missing Ricky Ponting's edge against Pakistan - the Aussie captain was eventually given out via the decision referral system.
Full story: Cricinfo

Superstitious India batsman Virender Sehwag is playing in a numberless shirt at the World Cup after numerologists advised him to ditch his usual number 44. It seems to be working because the Indian has scored 327 runs in five games at an average of 65.40.

The capacity of the Rose Bowl will be increased by 7,000 for England's ODI against India on 6 September following a high demand for tickets. More than 20,000 tickets will be available at the Hampshire ground due to temporary seating, as fans anticipate a repeat of the thrilling World Cup tie the sides played out in Bangalore in February.
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see also
Sunday's Cricket World Cup gossip
20 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Saturday's Cricket World Cup gossip
19 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Friday's Cricket World Cup gossip
18 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Thursday's Cricket World Cup gossip
17 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2011
09 Mar 11 |  Cricket

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