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21 September 201421:26

ICC Cricket World Cup weekly news wrap-up

Find all of your 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup news from all over the globe during the past week in one easy place right here

ICC Cricket World Cup weekly news wrap-up - Cricket News
ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy visits Lahore
The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at the icone Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour. Pakistan Captain Misbah Ul-Haq called Pakistan's victory in the 1992 World Cup as 'still the most special sporting achievement' on icc-cricket.com

150 Day Countdown: Kings of Speed
To mark the 150-day countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, cricketworldcup.com took a look at 11 speed-hungry bowlers who could break the 150 km/hour barrier at Cricket World Cups.

Hagley Oval dream becomes reality
It was the one thing that kept ICC Cricket World Cup New Zealand boss Therese Walsh awake at night. She told stuff.co.nz that getting Christchurch's Hagley Oval from a sparse venue up to a standard where it could be used for international cricket's grandest event, the Cricket World Cup, was never going to be easy.

Hadlee's Pride at Christchurch rebuild
Sir Richard Hadlee has spoken of how the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will 'leave a legacy' for cricket in Christchurch as the city. The ICC Cricket World Cup ambassador also told ESPNcricinfo.com that 'It's a tribute to the people of Christchurch to be able to get international cricket back...'

Afghanistan announce squad for tour to Australia and New Zealand
Afghanistan have announced their squad for their tour to Australia and New Zealand. A 20-man team will visit the two countries, playing against various sides to gain some valuable practice ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015. Afghanistan have never visited Down Under and it would be their first outing in those conditions. CricketCountry.com also reports on how Andy Moles has taken over as coach after Kabir Khan resigned.

President Karzai hosts ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy in Kabul
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy, as part of its global trophy tour, on Saturday (last) visited Kabul, Afghanistan, where it was received by President Mr Hamid Karzai. Also present with the trophy during this historic visit to the President’s office were Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi and star player, Nawroz Mangal, as well as other senior officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Read it all here on icc-cricket.com.

Mommsen to lead Scots on HPP Tour of Australia/New Zealand
Preston Mommsen will captain Scotland on their month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, cricketscotland.com report, as part of their preparations for the 2015 World Cup. Mommsen takes over from Kyle Coetzer, although Scotland have yet to make a decision on who will lead the side at the World Cup.

Ireland pick Chase and Cusack for HPP tour
Emerging seamer Peter Chase and fit-again veteran Alex Cusack are both part of an 18-man Ireland squad bound for New Zealand and Australia later this month as cricketireland.ie report. Medium-pacer Cusack is back after a season curtailed by injury to join the trip Down Under as Ireland step up their preparations for next year's World Cup, which will also be held in Australia and New Zealand.

UAE Make it Two Wins in Two Days in Darwin
Batsmen Amjad Ali, Swapnil Patil and Saqib Ali all scored half-centuries as UAE chased down Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) challenging total of 267 for 7 to earn a seven-wicket victory with ten balls to spare at the Garden Oval Ground in Darwin, Australia, on Thursday writes K.R. Nayar in The Gulf News.

Afghanistan Captain Mohammad Nabi says his team isn't afraid of Mitchell Johnson
Australia will play Afghanistan in Perth during the ICC Cricket World Cup but Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi insists his players have nothing to fear. “We already played against Mitchell Johnson,” Nabi told Fox Sports News

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