News in brief: 29 April 2007


It is three in a row for Australia as Gilchrist destroys a spirited Sri Lankan side. Ponting has said that his team dominated the world cup like no other team has and added that he is excited by his side’s future prospects.

By contrast in the Sri Lankan camp, the mood was a little less upbeat but their fans were still defiant and drew solace from their team’s performance. According to reports a grand welcome awaits the Sri Lankan team.

Australia’s out-going coach John Buchanan said it was his nation’s destiny to be at the cutting edge of cricket after they’d won a third straight World Cup title.

Back in India, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, BCCI chief Sharad Pawar has disclosed that some younger players told him that they felt advertisement companies were trying to influence selection. Not surprisingly, there seems to be much more to the sponsorship issue than what meets the eye. This disclosure is bound to cause a furore; and speculation will be rife about the ‘seniors’ who are already under the pump.

In South Africa, Bob Woolmer’s body finally reached Cape Town

In today’s Sachin Tendulkar related news, retiring Aussie great Glen McGrath rated Lara ahead of Tendulkar!.

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