MELBOURNE - Cricket Australia's blueprint for spin reform suffered a heavy blow when Test cricket's greatest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan cancelled his contract to mentor Australia's next generation of spinners at the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence.

BANGALORE - Of the 40,000 spectators who were treated to some scintillating batting by Indian players at the Chinnaswamy stadium in a World Cup match against England here Sunday, a few hundred were the privileged ones to have walked in free with complimentary passes courtesy the International Cricket Council, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the local organisers.

NEW DELHI - West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says the batting order will be shuffled and the team will adopt a different mindset and attitude against the Netherlands for their World Cup clash Monday.

NEW DELHI - West Indies coach Ottis Gibson Saturday refused to term their Monday's World Cup opponents, the Netherlands, as minnows and said they have already proved a point after their inspiring performance against England.

BANGALORE - England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that Kevin Pietersen will be the key man for his team during Sunday's World Cup Group B match against India in Bangalore.
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