Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments

Kumar Sangakkara former SL skipper feels one can imagine a “close competition” and “great cricket” in the ICC CWC19. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances in CWC. Now you can book Cricket World Cup tickets to support your favorite players.

Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments
Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments

Sangakkara, 41, who is soon to take over as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, is excited about the marquee tournament, which begins on 30 May.

“I have a feeling this World Cup will be one of the best ever tournaments,” he told Hindustan Times. “There will be close competition and I am sure we can look forward to some great cricket. The fans will enjoy it. It will be a great occasion for the sport and I am really excited.”

Kumar Sangakkara is content with the way new teams are entering international cricket and believes it bodes well for the growth of the game.

“I think the ICC has been doing a very good job in terms of trying to spread the game and more importantly in terms of bringing new teams to the framework. MCC does it in a unique way and has planned to tie up and bring in exciting new countries.”

The dashing left-hander, who represented Sri Lanka in four World Cups, also added that while cricket is growing, it is also important for the governing bodies to ensure there is no overload.

It should be looked at how home boards do their scheduling. It has got more to do with the ICC to balance out the Future Tours Programme. There has to be an adequate break between tours ensuring rehabilitation is done in a proper manner.

“There’s a lot of international cricket and a lot of domestic leagues taking place at the moment. They have to work with the home boards to balance things, not only for players and boards but even for spectators.”

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Why Israel Folau could be paid for not playing Rugby World Cup 2019

As Folau waits for his hearing on the code of conduct with Rugby Australia this weekend, Israel Folau could still be paid not to play in Rugby World Cup.

Israel Folau is known for his speed, size and strategic movements in rugby. Fans had great expectations from Folau because he performed well in 2015 RWC. Now fans are booking online tickets for Rugby World Cup.

Why Israel Folau could be paid for not playing Rugby World Cup 2019
Why Israel Folau could be paid for not playing Rugby World Cup 2019

This is the theory of former Wallaby Administrator and Sports Administrator Pat Howard, who thinks Folau still has a chance to save his $ 4 million contracts.

Folau should face his employers in order to convince them not to terminate his contract. After posting on social networks that homosexuals, among other groups, were destined for hell, unless they repent.

However, Howard, who played 20 times for Australia between 1993 and 1997 and was High-Performance Director for Cricket Australia last year, said the Folau dismissal case was obscure. As it is possible to be paid without being selected.

He said, “I can’t see him playing for Australia again. However, you can still get paid but not selected.”

I’m sure they do not expect him to be involved, but I’m looking at it differently. It’s the job aspect. Unfortunately, it will be long, you can still be paid but not selected. Selection and employment are two different things.

You should not be able to fire people for religious reasons, we all have it. But you can’t just say things that hurt everyone. These two things absolutely contradict each other.

It’s a real challenge. But a lot of players said that the situation was not rectifiable, so I think that was done. I never like to write to anyone, for nothing. There must be repercussions and then where it ends, so be it.

The saga surrounding Folau has led Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to eliminate any possibility that the veteran of the 73 tests will be covered by this year’s World Cup team.

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Paul Merson Says Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Is Responsible For Barcelona Defeat

Paul Merson blamed Jurgen Klopp for the defeat of the Liverpool Champions League in Barcelona and said the manager had mistaken tactics at the Nou Camp. The Reds have a mountain to climb at Anfield next week after losing the first leg in the semifinal 3-0.

Paul Merson Says Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Is Responsible For Barcelona Defeat
Paul Merson Says Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Is Responsible For Barcelona Defeat

Liverpool fought well after Luis Suarez opened the scoring, but Lionel Messi in the second half seems to have sent Liverpool out of the Champions League. Mohamed Salah missed a glorious opportunity to score a crucial away goal late but Merson said the Egyptian star deserved no blame for the defeat.

“Salah should not be haunted by his failure against Barcelona,” writes Merson in a column of the Daily Star. “Liverpool’s defeat was Jurgen Klopp’s fault, not his own.” Liverpool has just fallen on Messi at the height of his powers, but I still think Klopp was wrong, why did he play Georgino Wijnaldum in the front?! “You play your best players in your best system when you face the best in the world. You’re not joking like that. Barcelona struggles with its rhythm and playing Wijnaldum has totally won their most powerful weapon. Why did he do it?

If Salah scored in the end, he would have had a priceless home goal and the match would be far from over. Liverpool is for me. But do not blame Salah. It was Klopp’s tactic that cost them. I just hope it does not affect them in the league. Klopp’s team hopes to keep their hopes of winning the Premier League title on Saturday night when they face Newcastle United at St James’s Park. Liverpool is currently one point behind defending champion Manchester City, two days from the end.

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Caribbean Check Bench Strength Ahead of World Cup 2019

The Caribbean side missing some of their first-choice players will face hosts Ireland in the first game of the tri-nation series, which also involves Bangladesh, on Sunday, 5 May, and look to familiarize themselves with the English conditions ahead of the CWC. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances in CWC. Now you can book Cricket World Cup tickets to support your favorite players.

Caribbean Check Bench Strength Ahead of World Cup 2019
Caribbean Check Bench Strength Ahead of World Cup 2019

Only half of the 14-man West Indies squad named for the tri-series will be contributing in the CWC19; the other members of the CWC team are playing in the IPL. Yet, the tri-series will offer them a taste of the circumstances, while giving outlying players an opportunity to showcase their talent, especially youngsters like Sunil Ambris, John Campbell, Shane Dowrich and Raymon Reifer.

West Indies did well to draw the five-match ODI series against England in March, an outcome that was not expected as the hosts were facing a strong side placed No.1 on the ICC ODI Team Rankings. They will rely on the experience of a senior player like Darren Bravo and Shai Hope. Skipper Jason Holder will lead the pace attack alongside Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, and Shanon Gabriel.

Ireland, meanwhile, will be ruing their defeat to England in Dublin on Friday, sliding from a position of strength. While the hosts faltered while batting, their precise bowling had almost derailed England. They have a terrific top three in place, in William Porterfield, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, who gave them a good start, and they will be looking to them to put up a competitive score.

Middle-order batsman Lorcan Tucker had a milder debut in comparison to Josh little, who was the star of the bowling line-up. However, Tucker’s domestic credentials are strong enough for him to warrant another chance.

Caribbean Check Bench Strength Ahead of World Cup 2019
Caribbean Check Bench Strength Ahead of World Cup 2019

Key players

Josh Little (Ireland): The teenager, who made his ODI debut on Friday, impressed with a probing spell of 4/45, picking up wickets of James Vince, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, and David Willey. The left-arm mixed short balls with fuller ones deftly and troubled the more experienced England batsmen. While the young man could not finish the job for Ireland, he will be hoping for a repeat performance against the West Indies side.

Darren Bravo (West Indies): The 30-year-old had a sub-par series against England in March this year. While he scored at an average of 44.33, he was not able to capitalize on the good starts and accumulated just 133 runs in five games. This is a great chance for him to get some quality match practice before the marquee tournament.

Conditions

Friday’s game against England was a truncated affair as rain delayed the start of proceedings. The chances of showers on Sunday are low but expect cloud cover throughout the morning. The overcast conditions might aid swing bowling and teams will be looking to field first. The last ODI here was played two years ago in May 2017, in which Bangladesh chased 270 sets by New Zealand with ease.

Teams

Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach

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Mourinho praises Liverpool against Barca but confesses it could have been worse for Jurgen Klopp

Jose Mourinho believes that Liverpool “deserved more” after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League, but believes that the team of Jurgen Klopp has the chance to escape the Camp Nou no worse result.

Mourinho praises LFC against Barca but confesses it could have been worse for Jurgen Klopp
Mourinho praises LFC against Barca but confesses it could have been worse for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool now has a mountain to climb after Barca secured a comfortable advantage in the first leg of his semifinal on Wednesday night. Luis Suarez opened the scoring against his former club in the first half, before Lionel Messi scored a late goal, including a sublime free-kick, completing Barcelona’s victory. But as Liverpool tried to find a way to get into the match, Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto both missed the opportunity to extend Barca’s lead. After the match, Klopp claimed that Liverpool’s performance was his best performance in the last two seasons.

And although Mourinho agrees that the result did not justice to Liverpool, the former boss of Manchester United think that the Barca could have won by a larger margin. “Liverpool has been brave in their approach,” Mourinho told RT.

“I do not think that in the last 20 years, many teams of the Champions League have defeated Barcelona in all possession of the day at Camp Nou.” Of course, they have a good team, they have phenomenal players, but this player [Messi] is absolutely amazing. “Liverpool deserves a lot more than defeat 3-0, a lot more, but in the last two corners of the match he could be 4-0 or 5-0 because the match was broken and then they could not cope.”

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O’Shea appoints 44 players to Italy’s RWC Training Squad

Conor O’Shea has chosen a team of 44 players to train for the World Cup campaign of Italy. Only 10 of them have already been the experience of finals. Rugby World Cup Tickets can be grabbed from our online global event ticket sales market.

O'Shea appoints 44 players to Italy’s RWC Training Squad
O’Shea appoints 44 players to Italy’s RWC Training Squad

Captain Sergio Parisse is in contention for his 5th World Cup tournament while two other veterans, Leonardo Ghiraldini, and Alessandro Zanni, are running after their fourth appearance.

O’Shea’s preliminary team, which will first meet at Pergine Valsugana on June 2nd, is mainly made up of the players who represented the Azzurri in the frequent Nations of Six. A competition where Italy has ended again at the bottom of the table after five defeats.

There are returns for Marco Fuser, Rernato Giammarioli, Marco Lazzaroni, and Giosue Zilocchi, who were marginal players in 2019. Mattia Bellini, Giovanni Licata, Matteo Minozzi, Marcello Violi, and Zani return to the mix after their injury.

Fresh from his historic qualifying for the Guinness PRO14 qualifiers, Benetton accounts for 50% of the training. Kieran Crowley’s team, which will face Munster this Saturday, was rewarded with 22 calls.

There are also three non-qualified players included, Gloucester Callum Braley scrumhalf, Enjiel Makelara hooker, and Marco Riccioni.

O’Shea said The announcement of the summer rallies of this team has made us realize how close we are to the incredible sporting experience that awaits us in September in Japan. This is an excellent opportunity to take another step in our journey to bring Italy back to the top of international rugby.

This group is a mix of youth and veterans, a truly electrifying set. We have already had to make difficult choices and even more, difficult choices will have to be made during the summer.

“Playing a World Cup is the dream of all players. Between June and July, we will hold four meetings in Pergine Valsugana, the first starting from June 2. Working together and alongside the two franchises before starting our summer test matches on August 10 in Dublin against Ireland. “

SCRUM-HALF
Callum BRALEY (Uncapped)
Guglielmo PALAZZANI (31 caps)
Tito TEBALDI (32 caps)
Marcello VIOLI (15 caps)

OUT-HALF
Tommaso ALLAN (48 caps)
Carlo CANNA (32 caps)
Ian MCKINLEY (8 caps)

HOOKERS
Luca BIGI (19 caps)
Oliviero FABIANI (7 caps)
Leonardo GHIRALDINI (104 caps)
Engjel MAKELARA (Uncapped)

SECOND ROW
Dean BUDD (20 caps)
Marco FUSER (33 caps)
Federico RUZZA (12 caps)
David SISI (5 caps)
Alessandro ZANNI (111 caps)

BACK ROW
Renato GIAMMARIOLI (3 caps)
Marco LAZZARONI (3 caps)
Giovanni LICATA (7 caps)
Maxime MBANDA’ (16 caps)
Sebastian NEGRI (16 caps)
Sergio PARISSE (138 caps) Captain
Jake POLLEDRI (8 caps)
Abraham STEYN (30 caps)
Jimmy TUIVAITI (3 caps)

CENTRE
Tommaso BENVENUTI (56 caps)
Michele CAMPAGNARO (42 caps)
Tommaso CASTELLO (18 caps)
Luca MORISI (25 caps)
Marco ZANON (1 cap)

BACK THREE
Mattia BELLINI (17 caps)
Giulio BISEGNI (11 caps)
Angelo ESPOSITO (20 caps)
Jayden HAYWARD (17 caps)
Matteo MINOZZI (10 caps)
Edoardo PADOVANI (20 caps)

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Rahim Said Bangladesh has Strongest Squad for CWC19

Mushfiqur Rahim has spoken up his team’s chances at the ICC CWC19, saying they were good enough to go all the way. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances in CWC. Now you can book tickets for the Cricket World Cup 2019 to support your favorite teams.

Rahim Said Bangladesh has Strongest Squad for CWC19
Rahim Said Bangladesh has the Strongest Squad for CWC19

He will be playing his 4th CWC presence next month and believed the format for this edition, in which all 10 participating teams play each other in the round-robin stage, would be challenging.

Though, given BAN have a few experienced players in their 15-man team; he said the side could do well. “It’s a tough format, but every team will get an equal chance to prove their skill through it,” he told reporters on Sunday, 28 April. “I can say the format is more comfortable for Bangladesh.

“Having most experienced players in the team, this is the strongest CWC team that Bangladesh has ever had. We lost many finals in the recent past. Maybe, a big achievement is waiting for us in the future.”

 

Asked if that meant his side was capable of winning the CWC, he said: “It’s not impossible. It’s tough but possible. I, in my opinion, believe that we have the capability to reach the knockout stages, and anything can happen if we can reach that point.”

Rahim was also confident of showing his best at the biggest stage. “Everyone wants to do well in a big event. I think I’m no exception,” he said. “I have played three CWC and scored runs for my country. It’s going to be my fourth CWC. I’ll try to do something remarkable.

“I’ll be playing in the event to surpass all the previous records of mine. As a batsman, I’ll try to help the team according to my experience.”

Rahim acknowledged it was likely to be Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza’s last CWC, and said the team was determined to honor him with a “special” performance.

“There are expectations and pressure in every international game as you is representing a nation, and it’s a matter of huge pride and honor,” said Rahim. “This may be our last world cup together if Mashrafe bhai is unable to play the next CWC. We all want to do something unusual, at least for Mashrafe bhai.”

Bangladesh’s CWC training will begin in serious when they leave for Ireland on 1 May to contribute in a tri-nation series, involving the hosts and West Indies. It will be their first series after being blanked 3-0 in New Zealand,

Rahim admitted: “the upcoming Ireland series is very important to regroup as a unit.”

Their CWC campaign begins on 2 June at The Oval against South Africa.

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Kiwi Referee Decide To Retire After Rugby World Cup 2019

New Zealand referee Glen Jackson questions the possibility of taking a break from his career. After failing to be elected to the list of referees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Now sports lovers who want to support their favorite teams can book Rugby World Cup Tickets online.

Kiwi Referee Decide To Retire After Rugby World Cup 2019
Kiwi Referee Decide To Retire After Rugby World Cup 2019

Jackson has confirmed speculation about his omission of Sport24 on the World Cup, with a career change now very likely.

World Rugby has not yet published the list of referees who will officiate at the World Cup in four months. However, it is thought that Ben O’Keefe and Paul Williams will be the representatives of New Zealand.

If Jackson decided to move away from officiating. New coaching career – be it referee coach or rugby coaches was a better choice.

“I was hoping to go to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year. But I already know I will not be,” said Jackson.

It’s a difficult race for me, but we have two kiwis going and I hope they’re doing well. In terms of selection, World Rugby decide who they want there.

My goals have changed a bit after being missed. It was arbitration at the World Cup.

“Now, I’d like to do another year of Super Rugby. The goal is to continue another year and eventually to train, be it, referees or rugby teams.”

Jackson has extensive experience in entering the field of coaching. His 9-year refereeing career has been with Bay of Plenty, Chiefs, Saracens, and Maori All Blacks and Barbarians.

He controlled four matches at the 2015 World Cup and then played five other matches as an assistant referee.

Jackson became the first New Zealander to play and referee 100 first-class matches that same year.

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LFC defender Virgil Warns Messi and Barca After Champions League Defeat

Virgil van Dijk subtly warned Lionel Messi and Barcelona after Liverpool’s loss in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Barcelona won 3-0 at Nou Camp on Wednesday night, thanks to goals from Messi and Luis Suarez who put the La Liga champions under control. Liverpool produced a rousing performance, but their hard work was apparently cancelled by Messi’s two goals in the second half. However, Van Dijk seems to be hoping for an impressive comeback before the return leg at Anfield next week and says Messi “won the battle but not the war”.

LFC defender Virgil Warns Messi and Barca After Champions League Defeat
LFC defender Virgil Warns Messi and Barca After Champions League Defeat

Speaking in front of the Spanish Sports outlet, the Dutch defender said: “When you meet Messi and he produces his best form, you can do nothing.” I am grateful not to be in Spain and not be confronted with him every season. “He scored two goals and I’m very disappointed, he won the battle but not the war.” In another interview, Van Dijk added: “3-0, it sounds very bad, but we created great odds against them and should have scored at least one.

LFC defender Virgil Warns Messi and Barca After Champions League Defeat
LFC defender Virgil Warns Messi and Barca After Champions League Defeat

“So it would be a totally different feeling from what we have now, but we have to take it as it is.” “I know it will be very difficult to come to Anfield, we must all believe, I will certainly, we will see. Despite three goals behind the second leg, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was “really proud” of his team’s efforts in Barcelona, ​​questioning what he had said to his players in the tournament. Cloakroom after the defeat, Klopp replied, “I said I’m really proud of them, that I really liked the game.

“They do not have to think about the next game against Barcelona, we’re playing in Newcastle now, that’s our goal.” “We’re going to the hotel, we’re sleeping well, we get up in the morning, take a flight for us, go home, and then we get ready for Newcastle.”Whatever happens, these boys, I cannot be more proud.” On Saturday, Liverpool will face an undefeated Newcastle United team in the Premier League since April 6.

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ENG Trying to clear up muddle before CWC 2019

Starting from the only ODI against Ireland on Friday, 3 May, ENG will have the opportunity to test their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019  squad probable and confirm their team for the pavilion event.

ENG Try to find to clear up muddle before CWC 2019
ENG Try to find to clear up muddle before CWC 2019

Less than a month removed from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England is under pressure. Alex Hales’ removal from the preliminary squad has created a muddle, one they will need to clear up over the next couple of weeks, starting with the one-off ODI against Ireland in Malahide.

England will have the chance to try its reserves ahead of the tournament. Those include Jofra Archer, who recently became eligible to play, Chris Jordan and James Vince.

With Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow rested for the ODI, Ben Foakes will come in as the wicket-keeper batsman. Dawid Malan and Ben Duckett, who was added to the squad in place of Hales and the injured Sam Billings, will also be vying for CWC spots.

Standing opposite they are Ireland, who in their last ODI assignment tied a competitive five-match series against Afghanistan 2-2 in Dehradun.

The hosts will rely on the experienced trio of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’ Brien, and skipper William Porterfield. Andrew Balbirnie, their best batsman in the Afghanistan series, will be the lynchpin of their batting order.

The veteran duo of Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin will spearhead the pace attack, while George Dockrell and Andy McBrine complete the spin department.

Key players

Jofra Archer (England): The all-rounder will make his much-anticipated England debut, after a long wait of more than three years. Archer is a proven commodity in franchise T20 cricket, but can he replicate it at the international level?

Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland): Balbirnie had a highly successful series against Afghanistan, scoring 145* and 68. He also made 125 for Leinster Lighting in a List A fixture last week and will hope he can sustain that form.

Conditions

Passing showers have been forecast midway through the game, which might bring the DLS method into play. Three 330-plus totals have been notched up at this venue in the last three years, a state that might pique the interest of batsmen from both sides.

Squads

Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jofra Archer, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood

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