Oman, Afghanistan grab final World Twenty20 spots
Oman, Afghanistan grab final World Twenty20 spots

Oman`s fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued Thursday when they qualified for next year`s World Twenty20 in India.

A five-wicket win over Namibia at the ICC qualifying event in Malahide near Dublin saw the Gulf minnows reach their first major international tournament.

2016 World Twenty20 will be planned well: BCCI
2016 World Twenty20 will be planned well: BCCI

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Thursday said it will leave no stone unturned in its attempt to make next year's World Twenty20 a grand success.

Bangladesh vs South Africa: Proteas start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup
Bangladesh vs South Africa: Proteas start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup

South Africa begin their build-up to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-game series on Sunday.

Mohammad Aamer focused on World Twenty20 return for Pakistan
Mohammad Aamer focused on World Twenty20 return for Pakistan

Fast bowler Mohammad Aamer said on Tuesday he was focused on joining Pakistan`s national side for next year`s World Twenty20 tournament after impressive bowling in a key domestic event.

Will quit T20s before next year's World Cup if I am a burden on team: Shahid Afridi
Will quit T20s before next year's World Cup if I am a burden on team: Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming
ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming

Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.

Cricket World Cup: Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni losing his Midas touch?
Cricket World Cup: Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni losing his Midas touch?

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni was surprisingly named India`s captain in 2007 as senior players backed out of the inaugural World Twenty20, he responded by leading his team to the title.

Former all-rounder Simmons set to be new Windies coach
Former all-rounder Simmons set to be new Windies coach

Bridgetown (Barbados)Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons is to be appointed the new head coach of the embattled Caribbean cricket side and is set to take over following the World Cup.

Pakistan veteran Younis Khan rejoins Yorkshire
Pakistan veteran Younis Khan rejoins Yorkshire

Pakistan veteran Younis Khan will return to Yorkshire for the opening weeks of the 2015 season, the English county side announced on Saturday.

England call up Sam Billings to Cricket World Cup squad
England call up Sam Billings to Cricket World Cup squad

England have added wicketkeeper Sam Billings to their provisional squad for next year`s World Cup in place of the injured Craig Kieswetter.

Pakistan, Australia target Twenty20 future
Pakistan, Australia target Twenty20 future

Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men.

Fit-again Mohammad Irfan wants to win World Cup for Pakistan

The world`s tallest cricketer Mohammad Irfan Tuesday said he could win next year`s World Cup for Pakistan single-handedly after regaining full fitness from a hip bone injury which had sidelined him for six months.

Morgan rues Malinga impact

Eoin Morgan was left marvelling at the skill of rival captain Lasith Malinga after the Sri Lanka skipper played a key role in the tourists` nine-run Twenty20 international win at The Oval on Tuesday.

TV channel finds ICC ACSU officer`s alleged link with bookie

In what could be an embarrassment for the ICC, a top official of its Anti-Corruption and Security (ACSU) unit has allegedly been found to have links with an Indian bookmaker during this year`s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Sangakkara signs for Durham

Kumar Sangakkara will warm-up for Sri Lanka`s forthcoming tour of England by appearing in the next two rounds of County Championship matches for title-holders Durham.

England post too good to turn down, says Farbrace

England`s new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month.

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

Sri Lanka`s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.

Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka`s coach

Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday to take up a possible assignment with England, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Former PCB chief Ashraf lashes out at current head Sethi

Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf has lashed out at his successor Najam Sethi, blaming him for the sport`s rapid deterioration in the last two months.

Moores set for England recall: Reports

Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported Friday.