Posts Tagged Cricket

Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s sports minister denied that he influenced the national cricket team to drop a white player and pick a black player in his place for the country’s World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand.

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Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win

Australian captain Michael Clarke holds aloft the trophy with his teammates as they celebrate their seven wicket win over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final.

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Australia beats NZ to win its 5th Cricket World Cup title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia’s run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand.

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Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for World Cup final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Cricket World Cup came to an end an amid a carnival atmosphere as supporters for co-hosts Australia and New Zealand made up a raucous, record crowd for the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

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What to Watch in the Cricket World Cup final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Cricket World Cup final on Sunday will feature the tournament co-hosts and traditional sports rivals Australia and New Zealand. The Australians have won four World Cup titles from six previous finals.

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