NZ likely to play World XI in NZ

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  1. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Black Caps-World XI series set to become reality


    New Zealand Cricket is set to finalise details for the series between the Black Caps and a World XI.

    The three one-day matches will replace the abandoned Sri Lanka series.

    CEO Martin Snedden says all will be revealed once they have worked out some finer details.

    Snedden says they are gradually overcoming most of the obstacles and he is hopeful of having confirmation in the next 24 hours.

    Martin Snedden says the bulk of the World XI team will come from Australia and will be well established international players.

    He says they are working on getting final player agreement and the agreement of the respective cricket boards.

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    hope it goes ahead
     
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  3. esoj

    esoj Guest

    me too especailly if they get all of the players that have been mentioned would be a good test for the black caps and gives us fans something to watch
     
  4. umosay

    umosay Guest

    wahoo

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    Warne in frame as Black Caps get wish
    10 January 2005

    By ALEX BROWN

    Responding to an urgent call for assistance from New Zealand following the withdrawal of the tsunami-affected Sri Lankans, Cricket Australia has cleared Shane Warne and five other Australians to join a World XI for three one-day internationals against the Black Caps later this month.


    Warne, who will play in his first one-dayer since the 2002/03 season tonight in the tsunami benefit match, will play along side fellow Australians Michael Bevan, Justin Langer, Andy Bichel, Ian Harvey and Matthew Elliott in the series against New Zealand.

    So as to minimise the impact on the players' respective state sides, CA yesterday announced the extraordinary step of rescheduling a round of Pura Cup matches to accommodate the one-day games against the Black Caps.

    The inclusion of the Australians in the composite side will help New Zealand Cricket to stem its financial losses after Sri Lanka's withdrawal.

    The Lankans played just one limited-overs international in New Zealand before the tsunami struck and they returned home to care for injured relatives and rebuild damaged property. The tour was to comprise three Tests and five one-dayers.

    It remains unlikely that the New Zealand-World XI matches will be granted official limited-overs status, eroding the Black Caps' hopes of finishing atop the one-day international table and hosting a full-strength world side in a three-match series in October.

    But with the likes of Warne, Bevan and Langer poised to play across the Tasman, at least NZC will recoup some losses, the Black Caps will receive some stern competition before Australia's arrival and the local cricket public will have a series to attend.

    For Warne, the matches will continue his re-emergence on the one-day international scene, following his participation in tonight's tsunami charity match. And for Bevan, Langer, Bichel and Harvey, the Black Caps encounter represents an opportunity to show up the national selectors who have effectively terminated their ODI careers.

    The three games in New Zealand will be played on January 22, 24 and 26. Pura Cup games have been pushed back from January 27-30 to January 28-31.

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  5. Awesome stuff does anyone know where the three games are being played?
     
  6. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah games are being played in Wellington ChristChurch and Hamilton and here is the world Xi tema to face nz not a bad team at all.

    The FICA World XI will include:

    Game 1 - Shane Warne ©, Andy Flower, Ian Harvey, Graeme Hick, Sanath Jayasuriya (VC), Lance Klusener, Nick Knight, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jonty Rhodes (playing coach), Kumar Sangakkara, Heath Streak, Chaminda Vaas.

    Game 2 - Shane Warne ©, Andy Bichel, Matthew Elliott, Andy Flower, Ian Harvey, Graeme Hick, Sanath Jayasuriya (VC), Lance Klusener, Nick Knight, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jonty Rhodes (playing coach), Kumar Sangakkara, Heath Streak, Chaminda Vaas.

    Game 3 - Shane Warne ©, Michael Bevan, Andy Bichel, Matthew Elliott, Andy Flower, Ian Harvey, Graeme Hick, Sanath Jayasuriya (VC), Justin Langer, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jonty Rhodes (playing coach), Kumar Sangakkara, Heath Streak, Chaminda Vaas
     
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