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BRYAN: Caribbean Well Underway to Staging ICC WT20 West Indies 2010

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- Noting there’s barely four months until ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 lands on the Caribbean’s doorstep, Tournament Director, Mr. Robert Bryan, yesterday assured that overall preparations are “going well” and urged fans to pick up the pace at which they are buying tickets.

“We’ve had a 25 per cent take-up of tickets so far and, as we step up our marketing significantly as we move into 2010, we expect sales to increase rapidly,” he said, addressing a year-end Press conference in Saint Lucia.

Gayle moves up ICC rankings after brilliant innings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- India opener Virender Sehwag has stormed into the top five of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after scoring a superlative double-century against Sri Lanka in the third Test in Mumbai. Sehwag’s 293, which turned out to be the cornerstone of his side’s victory that ultimately gave India the number-one position in the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship table for the first time, has rocketed him 14 places to fifth position which he now shares with Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf.

Statement issued on behalf of umpire Mark Benson

LONDON, England -- Mark Benson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires today issued the following statement in relation to his withdrawal after the first day’s play in the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Adelaide.

“Following my withdrawal from the Adelaide Test and the media speculation about my future, I would like to clarify that I have not resigned as an elite panel umpire.

India achieves number-one Test position

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- India has achieved the coveted Number 1 position in the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship for the first time after winning its three-Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0 on Sunday.

India is only the third team after Australia and South Africa to surge to the top of the ladder since the Test Championship was first introduced in May 2001.

South Africa drops behind India in ODI table

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- England has moved up a place while South Africa has dropped a position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table at the end of their series on Friday.

England’s 2-1 series win with washed out matches in Johannesburg and Durban, has earned it three ratings points which has helped it go ahead of Pakistan in fifth position while the series loss has pushed South Africa behind India into third spot.


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