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Sports News on February 20, 2011

F1 chief Ecclestone to let Bahrain Crown Prince decide on Grand Prix
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that he will leave the decision on whether to hold next month's Bahrain Grand Prix to the country's Crown Prince, Salman ibn Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa. ANI

India has got a great chance of winning World Cup: Srikkanth
Asserting that it is going to be a very interesting World Cup, former Indian captain Kris Srikkanth on Sunday said that the Indian team will be the favourites for the title. ANI

ICC confirms replacement players in West Indies squad for World Cup
West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards and wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas have officially been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to replace injured World Cup duo Adrian Barath and Carlton Baugh. ANI

Pakistan has enough firepower to win World Cup: Inzamam-ul-Haq
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban on Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir would not affect the national team, and predicted that they still have enough firepower to succeed in the World Cup. ANI

Sampras, Agassi to meet again in Paribas Showdown
Tennis legends Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras are scheduled to play each other in a charity game on February 28 at the Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York. ANI

Fabregas will join Barcelona, predicts Messi
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi believes that Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will join the Spanish club this year. ANI

Ancelotti admits of being under pressure following Chelsea's FA Cup exit
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is feeling the heat after his team crashed out of the FA Cup. ANI

Ferguson slams 'greedy' UEFA for 'killer' Champions League final ticket prices
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson slammed UEFA for their "killer" 150 pound ticket prices for May's Champions League final at Wembley. ANI

Afridi feels Pakistan will win 2011 World Cup
Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said he has an intuition that his team will lift the coveted 2011 World Cup trophy. ANI

'Ponting must aspire to win instead of defending World Cup', says Steve Waugh
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that Ricky Ponting's leadership will be tested during the World Cup over how he embraces life on the subcontinent. ANI

Trott latest injured cricketer of England team
Batsman Jonathan Trott became the latest injured player in the England team after suffering a finger problem which he picked up before Friday's warm-up victory over Pakistan.oach Andy Flower said last night: "Trott had an X-ray on the finger after being hit against Pakistan.t's quite badly bruised. It's a finger that he's had problems with before. ANI

PCB irked with Malik over unavailability for Pentangular Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board and the national selectors are miffed with former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik over his decision not to play in the Pentangular Cup, a domestic tournament. ANI

New Zealand beat Kenya by 10-wickets in World Cup Group A opener
New Zealand claimed an emphatic 10-wicket victory in their opening World Cup match against bowling Kenya on Sunday. ANI

Afridi urges senior Pak players to deliver in World Cup 2011
Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has urged the experienced players in the national squad to shoulder the burden of responsibility at the 2011 World Cup, following a disappointing defeat in their final warm-up match. ANI

Four English teams will reach Champions League quarterfinals: Ferguson
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that all four English teams will reach the Champions League quarter-finals. ANI

Indian cricket fans celebrates victory over Bangladesh
Fans in Ranchi celebrated India's victory over Bangladesh in inaugural match of the 2011 World Cup. ANI

Australian team is worse than crisis-stricken Pakistan: Ganguly
Taking a swipe at Australia ahead of their World Cup opener against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has labeled Ricky Ponting's side worse than crisis-stricken Pakistan. ANI

AFL agent denies 17-year-old girl's sex claims
AFL player agent Ricky Nixon has denied claims by a 17-year-old girl that the pair had sex. ANI

Warne's ex wife spills the beans on his relationship with Hurley
Shane Warne's former wife Simone Callahan has opened up about the spin king's relationship with Liz Hurley in an interview with New Idea. ANI

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