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Miller replaces Narine in West Indies World Cup squad

The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel today named left arm spinner Nikita Miller to replace Sunil Narine in the West Indies Cricket World Cup squad.

Miller, 32, has featured in 45 One Day Internationals and has taken 40 wickets with a best of 4 for 43 against Zimbabwe. Miller last appeared in ODIs for the West Indies in March 2014, against England.

Narine withdrew from the West Indies squad, citing the need for more time to confidently bowl for sustained periods with his new action.

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Super Over to be used to decide World Cup winner

The ICC Board reinstated the use of a Super Over in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final. This now replicates the arrangements for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final and other recent ICC events where a winner will be determined on the day of the final (weather permitting), and a Super Over was the most credible way to separate the two sides.

The ICC Board also approved a change to the application of ICC Code of Conduct offences relating to slow over-rates in ICC events so that captains do not carry any prior minor over-rate offence ‘strikes’ or over-rate suspensions from other series into an ICC event.

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Narine withdraws from West Indies' World Cup squad

The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that off spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015.

Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling all his deliveries under the 15 degrees flexion allowance. However he requires more time to be able to confidently bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action.

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Gilchrist makes his World Cup predictions

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With exactly a month to go before the first ball is bowled in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and all the experts sharing their views on players to watch-out for, Australia’s three-time ICC Cricket World Cup winner Adam Gilchrist has branded South Africa captain AB de Villiers as the “most valuable cricketer on the planet”.

In an exclusive TV interviews with the ICC, which is available for free download and editorial use on the Online Media Zone, the ICC Cricket Hall of Famer also shared his excitement at the event being staged by Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 23 years.

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Australia announce squad for Cricket World Cup

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has announced the 15-man squad to represent Australia at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2015 to be played in Australia and New Zealand in February and March. The same squad will also take part in the Carlton Mid One Day International Tri Series against India and England prior to the World Cup.

The squad is: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice-captain), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson

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West Indies World Cup squad announced

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The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the West Indies squad to contest the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

Squad: Jason Holder (Captain), Marlon Samuels (Vice Captain), Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Christopher Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor

Chairman of the Selection Panel Clive Lloyd said he has high hopes for the squad which is a competitive mix of experienced players and some fresh faces.

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Cricket Scotland name World Cup Squad

Cricket Scotland’s selectors have named their final squad of 15 players to compete in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Scotland will start their Group A campaign on February 17th against hosts New Zealand, in what is now a sold out fixture, in Dunedin.

All of the selected members of the squad previously travelled to Australia and New Zealand for an acclimatisation tour back in September/October 2014.

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De Villiers leads full strength Proteas to World Cup

AB de Villiers will lead a full strength Proteas squad to Australia and New Zealand in February to challenge for the 2015 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

“Quinton de Kock is the only injury concern at the moment,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection committee convener, Andrew Hudson. “Our medical committee has backed his inclusion in the squad at this stage so there is confidence that he will be ready for the tournament.

“There are eight players with previous World Cup experience – De Villiers, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir – so we feel we have a nice blend of experience of major knock-out tournaments plus the freshness that will come from the relative newcomers. 

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Tendulkar announced as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC’s pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011.

In his role as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador, Tendulkar will promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives to enhance the profile of the tournament, which is the third biggest sporting event in the world and will take place in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

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