News in brief: 30 April 2007

After match referee Jeff Crowe took the blame for the farcical finish to the World Cup final, Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, was saying sorry for the bizarre ending. But the BCCI was having none of it and indicated that Speed might face an unprecedented no-confidence motion at the next meeting of the executive board in June.

Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named as captain of West Indies following the retirement of Brian Lara.

In spite of the ‘clarification’ by the BCCI chairman of selectors that Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have indeed been rested, Kapil Dev strongly believes that they have been dropped for the Bangladesh tour

According to Viv Richards, Team Australia is the best thing to have happened to cricket

Shoaib takes a dig at retired captain Inzamam saying that the dressing room needs a captain who is supportive to the players

Bangladesh announce ODI squad against India. Meanwhile the, Indians will start a 5-day preparatory camp at Kolkata on 2 May 2007

In a further twist to the Bob Woolmer murder investigation, the BBC has revealed that he was poisoned before being strangled, rendering him powerless to fight back against his killer

– Vish

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