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Lorgat to leave ICC next year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has informed the ICC Nominations Committee, chaired by ICC President Sharad Pawar, that he will not seek to renew his term of office which expires on June 30, 2012.

Lorgat became the ICC Chief Executive in June 2008 and will have led the ICC for a period of four years by the time he steps down after the 2012 ICC Annual Conference scheduled in Kuala Lumpur.

Windies Under-19s prepare for India trip

Bridgetown, Barbados – The members West Indies Under-19 squad has assembled in Barbados for a one-week camp as they prepare for a tour of India next month. The players will spend a week at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

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West Indians will like Akmal's batting - Alam

Gros Islet, St LuciaPakistan Team Manager Intikhab Alam believes that Umar Akmal, the dashing right handed middle order batsman can become a darling of the West Indian public.

“The people of the Caribbean will like the way he plays because he’s so entertaining and exciting and hits the ball exceptionally well,” said Alam of the 20 year old who has already featured in 21 International Twenty20s and 37 One Day Internationals.

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Afridi warns Windies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, CMC – Bullish following his side’s strong showing in the World Cup, Shahid Afridi has sent a strong and early warning to West Indies that Pakistan will be seeking to bury past demons on their tour of the Caribbean, starting later this month. The Pakistan limited-overs captain said on Sunday that the Pakistanis would be going all out to stamp their authority on the series, which features two Tests, five One-day Internationals, and a Twenty20 International between April 21 and May 24. “It would be result-oriented,” he said. “Our team is in good spirit and high morale.

Yuvraj named Player-of-the-Tournament

Mumbai, India – India batsman Yuvraj Singh was named as the Player-of-the-Tournament at the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at Wankhede, Mumbai.

Yuvraj was the unanimous choice of a select group of experts following his sensational form that helped guide his side to the title before an adoring home crowd. The 29-year-old batted eight innings in the tournament, scoring a total of 362 at an average of 86.19. He also took 15 wickets at an average of 25.13 and an economy-rate of 5.02 with his more-than-useful slow left-arm bowling.

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