Taking a dig at the schedule prepared for the World Cup matches, Kevin Pietersen called it ridiculous. He mentioned that it was too long and having a six day interval between matches was completely unnecessary. The England team has been in Australia since the start of the Ashes and haven't been home yet. To add to it, such a long schedule followed by the IPL is way too much. "It's ridiculous but there's nothing we can do about the schedules," he added.
The outspoken cricketer also slammed England's hectic schedule leading up to the World Cup, starting on February 19 in the sub-continent.
The chapters in the annals of Indian domestic cricket were rewritten on Saturday when South Zone walloped Central Zone by a whopping 552 runs to march into the final of the Duleep Trophy, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
For the statistics savvy, the previous biggest margin of victory in Indian domestic cricket was in the year 1953-54, when Bengal beat Orissa by 540 runs in a Ranji Trophy match. The biggest margin of win in a Duleep Trophy clash was in 2007-08, when North scored a 433-run win over East.
For South, everything went as per script with Vinay Kumar (4 for 36) and Arvind (2 for 28) leading the pack. Manish Pandey was adjudged the man-of-the-match.
BCCI President Shashank Manohar is saying that the responsibility of organising the World Cup lies with the ICC and not BCCI. What a Joke!
How can ICC function in India without BCCI's support is beyond my imagination. It once again appalls the entire nation as to what's happening with the development front for major events. Its not that we were awarded the World Cup few months ago. This was decided years ago. This is another CWG in the making albeit in a small way.
There is definitely lack of communication b/w BCCI and ICC, as Manahor says he got the news through E-mail and not through ICC.
Just hope the tournament runs off smooth, just likeCWG.