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Afridi Does Not Fear Fans Backlash

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Afridi Does Not Fear Fans Backlash

Posted on 31 March 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 3,111

MOHALI: Vanquished captain Shahid Afridi expects a mature reaction from fans in Pakistan when their team return after going down to India in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

“In my opinion we have played better than 2003 and 2007 when our teams were much better. Nobody was expecting anything from this team. I am proud of this team,” Afridi told reporters.

The 1992 champions have been unable to play international matches at home since the 2009 armed attack on the Sri Lanka cricketers in Lahore and the recent spot-fixing scandal has raised serious doubts about their players’ integrity.

The scandal robbed them of the services of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir and, understandably, few were prepared to bet on Pakistan winning the showpiece event for a second time.

“I think people have realised that we have put in our full effort. We have won six out of eight matches which is a big achievement,” Afridi said.

“We have confidence (in our fans). Our country has backed us so much. People who love you so much can criticise you as well. It’s not a big deal.” Afridi’s counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni recalled the fans’ ire when they stoned the cricketers’ houses after India’s first-round exit in the 2007 World Cup.

Dhoni said those were the moments when support really mattered. “We are here to entertain. We have always given our best whether it was the 2007 World Cup or the 2011,” he said. “We don’t really like losing and always give our best. We always need the support, especially when we are not doing well.

“We know when we are doing well, the whole of India is with us. But it’s moments like the 2007 World Cup when you really need the kind of support to boost the players.

“I still remember it took me over a month to get out of that kind of depression,” he said.

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Afridi on Rickshaw at World Cup Opening Ceremony

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Afridi on Rickshaw at World Cup Opening Ceremony

Posted on 18 February 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,084

Pakistan’s captain Afridi on a rickshaw at opening ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka – Photo

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PCB confirms Afridi as World Cup Captain

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PCB confirms Afridi as World Cup Captain

Posted on 04 February 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,785

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi will lead Pakistan at the World Cup, cricket chiefs said on Friday, quashing rumours that he might be replaced by Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

Pakistan last week announced a 15-man squad for the mega event, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19, but had delayed the appointment of a captain.

“PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) announces Afridi as captain of Pakistan team for the World Cup. Misbah has been announced as vice captain for the event,” the board said in a statement.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said the decision had widespread backing. “I had detailed discussions with team management and players in New Zealand regarding captain and vice captain and am pleased to state that everyone fully endorsed these decisions,” Butt was quoted as saying in the PCB statement.

The PCB’s decision to delay naming the captain had been criticised by former players and fans.

“It doesn’t make a difference whether Misbah leads the side or I lead the side because we both are playing for our country, I have never been after captaincy,” Afridi said earlier this week.

Misbah had backed all-rounder Afridi as captain. “I think Afridi has done a great job as captain and he has kept the team together and every player is contributing and wants to do well. He has led well,” Misbah said after his man-of-the-match performance in New Zealand on Tuesday.

Afridi, 30, who was banned for two matches on charges of ball-tampering in only his second match as skipper in January last year, has led Pakistan in 20 one-day matches, winning nine, losing ten with one ending in no result because of rain.

Pakistan are in Group A of the World Cup and open their campaign with a match against Kenya at Hambantota, Sri Lanka, on February 23.

They go into the tournament on good form after wrapping up the current six-match one-day series against New Zealand with a game to spare.

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Cricket World Cup 2011

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Cricket World Cup 2011

Posted on 30 January 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 10,265

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be the 10th World Cup. Prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, 9 Cricket World Cups have been organized by ICC. Australia have emerged winner on the most occasions – 4. Closely following is West Indies, who won the inaugural and the very next World Cup. All the Indian Subcontinent teams – India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won 1 World Cup each. Australia won in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007. West Indies won on 1975 (the first World Cup) and 1979. India won the World Cup in 1983, Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka won in 1996.

This is a chronological list of fixtures for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. All times local (UTC+5:30 and UTC+6). Group-stage kickoff times are subject to change for television or scheduling reasons.

2011 Cricket World Cup Schedule
Day Time Venue Stage Team 1 Result Team 2
12 February Warm-up matches
09:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Warm-up Kenya Match 1 West Indies
09:30 Kandy, Sri Lanka Warm-up Sri Lanka Match 2 Netherlands
14:30 Chittagong, Bangladesh Warm-up Bangladesh Match 3 Canada
14:30 Nagpur, India Warm-up Ireland Match 4 New Zealand
14:30 Chennai, India Warm-up South Africa Match 5 Zimbabwe
13 February
14:30 Bangalore, India Warm-up India Match 6 Australia
14 February No event
15 February
09:30 Nagpur, India Warm-up Ireland Match 7 Zimbabwe
09:30 Kandy, Sri Lanka Warm-up Kenya Match 8 Netherlands
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Warm-up Bangladesh Match 8 Pakistan
14:30 Bangalore, India Warm-up Australia Match 10 South Africa
16 February
09:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Warm-up Canada Match 11 England
09:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Warm-up Sri Lanka Match 12 West Indies
14:30 Chennai, India Warm-up India Match 13 New Zealand
17 February Preliminary events
08:30 Dhaka, Bangladesh Opening Ceremony
18 February
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Warm-up England Match 14 Pakistan
19 February
Group stage matches
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Group B India Match 1 Bangladesh
20 February 09:30 Chennai, India Group A Kenya Match 2 New Zealand
14:30 Hambantota, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Match 3 Canada
21 February 14:30 Ahmedabad, India Group A Australia Match 4 Zimbabwe
22 February 14:30 Nagpur, India Group B England Match 5 Netherlands
23 February 14:30 Hambantota, Sri Lanka Group A Kenya Match 6 Pakistan
4 February 14:30 Delhi, India Group B South Africa Match 7 West Indies
25 February 14:30 Nagpur, India Group A Australia Match 8 New Zealand
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Group B Bangladesh Match 9 Ireland
26 February 14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Group A Sri Lanka Match 10 Pakistan
27 February 14:30 Mumbai, India Group B India Match 11 England
28 February 09:30 Nagpur, India Group A Canada Match 12 Zimbabwe
14:30 Delhi, India Netherlands Match 13 West Indies
1 March 14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Group B Sri Lanka Match 14 Kenya
2 March 14:30 Bangalore, India Group B England Match 15 Ireland
3 March 09:30 Mohali, India Group B Netherlands Match 16 South Africa
14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Group A Canada Match 17 Pakistan
4 March 09:30 Ahmedabad, India Group A New Zealand Match 18 Zimbabwe
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Group B Bangladesh Match 19 West Indies
5 March 14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Group A Sri Lanka Match 20 Australia
6 March 09:30 Chennai, India Group B England Match 21 South Africa
14:30 Bangalore, India India Match 22 Ireland
7 March 14:30 Delhi, India Group A Canada Match 23 Kenya
8 March 14:30 Kandy, Sri Lanka Group A New Zealand Match 24 Pakistan
9 March 14:30 Delhi, India Group B India Match 25 Netherlands
10 March 14:30 Kandy, Sri Lanka Group A Sri Lanka Match 26 Zimbabwe
11 March 09:30 Mohali, India Group B Ireland Match 27 West Indies
14:30 Chittagong, Bangladesh Bangladesh Match 28 England
12 March 14:30 Nagpur, India Group B India Match 29 South Africa
13 March 09:30 Mumbai, India Group A Canada Match 30 New Zealand
14:30 Bangalore, India Australia Match 31 Kenya
14 March 09:30 Chittagong, Bangladesh Group B Bangladesh Match 32 Netherlands
14:30 Kandy, Sri Lanka Group A Pakistan Match 33 Zimbabwe
15 March 14:30 Kolkata, India Group B Ireland Match 34 South Africa
16 March 14:30 Bangalore, India Group A Australia Match 35 Canada
17 March 14:30 Chennai, India Group B England Match 36 West Indies
18 March 09:30 Kolkata, India Group B Ireland Match 37 Netherlands
14:30 Mumbai, India Group A New Zealand Match 38 Sri Lanka
19 March 09:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Group B Bangladesh Match 39 South Africa
14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Group A Australia Match 40 Pakistan
20 March 09:30 Kolkata, India Group A Kenya Match 41 Zimbabwe
14:30 Chennai, India Group B India Match 42 West Indies
21 March No event
22 March
23 March Knockout stage matches
14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Quarter-Finals Group A1 Match 43 Group B4
24 March 14:30 Ahmedabad, India Quarter-Finals Group A2 Match 44 Group B3
25 March 14:30 Mirpur, Bangladesh Quarter-Finals Group A3 Match 45 Group B2
26 March 14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Quarter-Finals Group A4 Match 46 Group B1
27 March No event
28 March
29 March 14:30 Colombo, Sri Lanka Semi-Finals Winner of Match 43 Match 47 Winner of Match 45
30 March 14:30 Mohali, India Semi-Finals Winner of Match 44 Match 48 Winner of Match 46
31 March No event
1 April
2 April 14:30 Mumbai, India Final Winner of Match 47 Match 49 Winner of Match 48

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Ali Zafar – Rise of Jazba 2011 World Cup Song

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Ali Zafar – Rise of Jazba 2011 World Cup Song

Posted on 30 January 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 21,643

Singer: Ali Zafar

Song: Rise Of Jazba

Lyrics & Composition: Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar’s gives our team the power to fight through his song “Jazba” along with Mobilink Jazz for cricket world cup 2011.

Download: Download MP3 World Cup 2011 Song by Ali Zafar

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