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ICC World Cup 2011 – Group B Permutations

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England’s tremendous comeback against West Indies gave them an 18-run victory in their must-win encounter in Chennai. With that victory, they have given themselves every chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals. South Africa are the only team from Group B who have ensured qualification and there are a number of possible scenarios that will decide both the teams qualifying and the position of the teams that qualify for the knockouts.

Case I: Bangladesh lose to South Africa and India beat West Indies

Bangladesh will be eliminated because of their inferior net run rate. South Africa will finish top of the group with ten points and India will finish second with nine points. England and West Indies will finish third and fourth respectively.

Case II: Bangladesh beat South Africa and West Indies beat India

England will be hoping this scenario does not happen. If Bangladesh beat South Africa, they will move to eight points and West Indies can also finish on eight if they beat India. With three teams level on points and number of wins, the net run rate will decide the standings. West Indies and South Africa will take the top two spots and Bangladesh the third spot. India will edge out England for the fourth position barring a huge defeat against West Indies.

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Pakistani Trio Get Long Bans

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Just before the 14 days of Cricket World Cup 2011, ICC banned three Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in spot fixing case. Most probably, it will effect on the moral of Pakistan Cricket team.

Simon Clements, head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Special Crime Division, said: “We have decided that Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and their agent, Mazhar Majeed, should be charged with conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments and also conspiracy to cheat.”

In the result of charge, the three players are banned for long time in the cricket. Salman butt has been banned for 10 years, Mohammad Asif for 7 years and Mohammad Aamer for 5 years. The players has 21 days to appeal to the court of arbitration for sport in Switzerland.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will take place during the months of February and March 2011, with the first match being played on 19 February 2011.

Team Distribution

Group A Group B
Australia Bangladesh
New Zealand England
Pakistan India
Sri Lanka South Africa
Zimbabwe West Indies
Canada Ireland
Kenya Netherland

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