Netherlands batsman Tom Cooper admits he has always planned on using his talents for the Dutch to propel him into the Australia team, and will continue that plan at the World Cup in the Antipodes next year.
The Hagley Oval has secured full accreditation as an international cricket venue.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is not worried about the side's form in one-day cricket, and feels confident they will be able to defend their World Cup title in February next year.
The Pakistan Cricket Board have revealed that spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq feels Saeed Ajmal is ready for testing after remodeliing his action, and are sure he'll pass muster ahead of the World Cup.
Former umpire Darrell Hair is famous for being the first official to no-ball Muttiah Muralitharan for chucking, in 1995, and Hair now says if the ICC had done something back then, they'd not be having problems now.