* ICC welcomes matches in UAE, pledges support (Adds ICC reaction)
NEW DELHI, March 12 - The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year's Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.
March 12 - Australia are primed to break their World Twenty20 duck having picked their strongest ever squad for the tournament in Bangladesh, according to all-rounder Shane Watson.
SYDNEY, March 12 - Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday.
March 11 - West Indies cruised to a five-wicket win over England in the second Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
March 11 - West Indies beat England by five wickets in the second Twenty20 international in Barbados on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. England 152-7 in 20 overs (J.Buttler 67, A.Hales 40, K.Santokie 4-21); West Indies 155-5 in 18.5 overs (C.Gayle 36) (Compiled by Julian Linden, edited by Tony Jimenez)
March 11 - England made 152 for seven from their 20 overs in the second Twenty20 international against West Indies in Barbados on Tuesday.
March 10 - England all-rounder Ravi Bopara and West Indian duo Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels were all fined for their on-field confrontation on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. The three players were found to have breached the ICC's Code of Conduct during Sunday's first Twenty20 International in Barbados, won by the West Indies. Bopara was fined 25 per cent of his match fee while Sammy and Samuels were fined 20 and 10 per cent respectively. The
March 10 - England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb, with Ian Bell replacing him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Monday.
March 9 - Marlon Samuels blasted an unbeaten 69 off just 46 balls to spur West Indies to an easy 27-run victory over England in their first Twenty20 international at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.