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India vs Pakistan T20 Cricket World Cup 2016 Live Score Streaming

India will play Pakistan in their second match of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

The match will be telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Viewers can also watch the match with Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3; other languages are also available on other channels.

You can also watch the live streaming of Australia vs Pakistan match online.

India vs Pakistan live streaming will be available on the website of Star Sports. You can also catch the action live on your Android phones or tablet and on your iOs devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

So wherever you are you can watch the India vs Pakistan game live on your favorite device. You do not have to pay anything to watch the but the streaming will be delayed by five minutes.

Timing of India vs Pakistan match: India vs Pakistan world cup match will start at 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) on 19 March 2016.

India vs Pakistan 2016 Live Streaming

Cricket Ireland Welcomes ICC Reversal

Cricket Ireland has welcomed the International Cricket Council’s decision to allow Associate members to play in the World Cup 2015.

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has welcomed the decision by the ICC Executive Board to maintain the number of teams at the 2015 World Cup to 14, claiming that it was the right choice for all of cricket.

Warren Deutrom said, “Obviously we are relieved with the decision today. The Board should be greatly commended in the first instance for agreeing to look again at the matter, and then for being courageous enough to review their original decision – that isn’t easy.

“We can now get on and focus our energies on more proactive pursuits such as trying to qualify!”

Phil Simmons said, “All 96 of us should be happy, but the real work starts now. We’ve got to show the ICC and the Full Members that we can perform in the final stages. That means reaching semi-finals and finals, not just the occasional shock. We’ve got to take our cricket to the next level and show we belong as a right at these global events. We’ve certainly progressed in recent years, but we have got the potential to grow much further. That’s what I’ll be looking for from this Ireland team in the next four years up to 2015.”

Ireland captain William Porterfield said, “It’s great news for the Associate and Affiliates that the ICC has reversed their decision, meaning that we will have 14 participants at the 2015 World Cup.

“It’s a real boost for Irish cricket, as we have continued to improve since our first appearance in 2007, and will now have further opportunities to qualify for World Cups.”

Trent Johnston said, “The decision has given everybody a great lift, and it’s very big of the ICC to admit they’d gotten it wrong, and changed their mind. It’s important as we look to grow the sport in Ireland, as we have the potential to be a serious player in the global game. The game has really taken off in the last four years and it was the World Cups that generated that interest. It’s important for all our sponsors and stakeholders, including team sponsor RSA.”

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien said,”I think it’s the right decision from ICC, not just for Ireland, but all the other 95 countries who aspire to play in World Cups. There’s no doubt that it will help spread the game even further, and that’s got to be good for the future of the sport.”

Niall O’Brien said, “It gives all the players light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s an amazing goal to work towards. To play in a World Cup in Australia and New Zealand would be a dream come true for me personally, having played so many years in club cricket in Sydney.”

Ireland opening bowler Boyd Rankin said, “It’s given everyone a real boost. A lot of us thought we may have played in our last 50 over World Cup, and that would have been hard to take. We realise that there’s still the qualification hurdle to overcome, but at least we have the chance on the field of play, which is all ourselves and the other Associates have ever asked for.”

Mark Garaway, Cricket Ireland Performance Director, said “From a performance angle, the news coming out of Hong Kong is highly positive. There is nothing more motivating to Irish cricketers than the opportunity to play in ICC World Cup events against the best teams and players in the world.

“The programme of events through to the 2019 World Cup provide our present and aspiring internationals with regular events to focus upon, and gives Irish cricket a further opportunity to show its qualities on a world stage. Our aim is to qualify for each World event over the next eight years either through the qualifying event or ICC ranking – there is no reason why this can’t be achieved.”

John Mooney said, “I’m delighted that common sense has prevailed, and all teams have the opportunity to play in the Blue Riband event of the sport. It just goes to show that money is not everything in sport, and people still love to see the underdog prevail. It’s given the whole country a great lift, and is a wonderful boost for Irish and Associate cricket. It keeps the dream alive for everyone.”

Paul Stirling said , “This is incredibly positive news, and to be honest, a big relief too. To get a taste of playing in the World Cup three months ago, and then realising we might not be back until I’d reached 30 was a daunting prospect. All we ever wanted was the chance to qualify – and that’s what they’ve given us.”

Results Of ICC Chief Executives’ Committee Meeting

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting began the ICC Annual Conference week in Hong Kong and concluded today. The key recommendations it has made to the ICC Executive Board are:

Decision Review System

The CEC today unanimously recommended universal standards for the usage of technology in decision-making (Decision Review System) in all Test matches and One-Day Internationals subject to availability and commercial considerations. The agreed standards will include infra-red cameras and audio-tracking devices.

The CEC also agreed that further independent and expert research will be carried out into ball-tracking technology and its accuracy and reliability. The continued use of ball-tracking technology as a decision-making aid will depend on bilateral agreement between the participating Members.

CEC, which also approved the Cricket Committee’s recommendation to reduce the number of unsuccessful reviews in ODIs from two to one, believed that this was a step forward as the game embraces the principles of technology.

Format of ODI Cricket

CEC agreed with the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendations for the further enhancement of international 50-over cricket with the restriction of the elective powerplays to between the 16th and 40th overs of each innings and also to the use of two new balls per innings – one from each end. This will come into effect from 1 October.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: “Even though the success of 50-over cricket played during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was universally acknowledged, the CEC rightly supported the enhancements recommended by the ICC Cricket Committee to strengthen the format further, including encouraging Members to trial some specific innovations in their domestic cricket.”

These innovations include a review of the maximum number of overs that a bowler can bowl; an increase from one to two for the number of short balls permitted per over; no compulsory requirement for close catchers; and a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle during non-powerplay overs.


CEC agreed with the Cricket Committee’s recommendation to abolish runners in international cricket.


The CEC, like the ICC Cricket Committee, was concerned at the slow over-rates in Test match cricket and agreed on stricter sanctions against captains for over-rate breaches. A captain will now be suspended for two over-rate breaches in a 12-month period in any one format of the game rather than the current position which is three breaches prior to suspension.

Other ICC Cricket Committee recommendations including the continued research into the use of different colour balls to facilitate day/night Test matches and the directive that batsmen can be given out for obstructing the field if they change their direction when running between the wicket to block a run-out chance, were also approved.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The CEC recommended that there should be a qualification process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 but did not make a recommendation to the ICC Executive Board on the number of teams that should compete in the event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Reliance ICC Rankings

CEC gave its unanimous support to the present Reliance ICC Rankings system following a presentation by statistician David Kendix, who devised and operates the system for the ICC.

Mr Lorgat said: “There was agreement and a great deal of satisfaction that we have a robust and reliable rankings system that presents a true reflection of the quality and standing of the performances of international teams and that this system will be used for qualification and/or promotion and relegation purposes.

“It was also noted that the system is recognised by players, officials and supporters who are becoming more familiar and referring to the Reliance ICC Rankings to measure their teams’ progress.”

Context and Content for International Cricket

CEC agreed and recommended the Future Tours Programme (FTP) 2012-2020 to the ICC Executive Board for adoption.

The ICC Executive Board will meet in Hong Kong on 28 and 29 June 2011.

Playing Conditions Committee (PCC) Recommendations For Board

Cricket Australia’s Playing Conditions Committee (PCC) has recommended the full CA Board consider restoring the Ryobi Cup to a non-split innings, 50-over format to reflect the likelihood that the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand will be played in that format, and to reflect lack of ICC support for a split innings format.

Committee Chairman Jack Clarke said PCC recommendations should not be seen as pre-empting the final view of the full Board.

Mr Clarke noted that public attention for innovations trialled in the Ryobi Cup had tended to focus on the split innings concept but a range of other changes were also successfully tested.

“Overall, the public response to innovations which were trialled to test ways of refreshing the 50-over format was good, and the public said it liked the split innings.

“A number of the ideas we tried, such as using two balls, one from each end, reducing restrictions on the number of overs bowlers can deliver or increasing the number of bouncers allowed, are being either supported or tested further by the International Cricket Council for possible global use. CA intends to continue trialling these playing conditions in the 2011-12 Ryobi Cup,” he said.

“But on split innings, the PCC today noted its public popularity but decided to ask the full CA Board to note that the 50-over format will continue to be used for the next ICC Cricket World Cup and to therefore consider having the Ryobi Cup revert to a 50-over format next summer.

Separately, the PCC decided to not recommend changing the current interstate Twenty20 format rules for the new BBL given the newness of that format. On first-class pitches, the Committee noted independent assessment rated Shield pitches last summer as very good or better, promoting balance between bat and ball. The PCC recommended curators be encouraged to prepare Sheffield Shield pitches to a similar standard to Test pitches.

CA’s PCC members who met today were: Jack Clarke, Mark Taylor, Greg Chappell, and Paul Marsh (ACA). PCC members Matt Hayden and Shane Warne were apologies for today’s meeting.