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yesterday a charge of culpable
homicide had been reinstated against
a minibus taxi driver over the road
accident in which South African
Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander
was killed in January.
Stander, a popular two-time
Olympian, died after colliding with the
minibus while out cycling with his wife
near his home in Shelley Beach on
South Africa's east coast on January 3.
He was 25.
The charge against driver Njabulo
Nyawose was provisionally withdrawn
this month, but had now been put
back on the court roll, prosecution
spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson
Ramkisson said that Nyawose would
appear in court on August 21 when
other charges could be added,
although she did not specify what
those charges could be.
MELBOURNE---England and Aus-
tralia have been drawn in the same
group for the 2015 World Cup, and
the final will be played as a day-
night match at the Melbourne
Cricket Ground, with semifinals in
Sydney and Auckland.
announced yesterday that New
Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and
two qualifiers will join Australia and
England in Pool A of the 14-team
South Africa, defending champion
India, Pakistan, the West Indies,
Zimbabwe, Ireland and a qualifier
will compete in Pool B.
Australia and New Zealand will
host 49 matches over 44 days during
February and March 2015.
Other Australian venues for the
tournament will be the Sydney
Cricket Ground, Brisbane s Gabba,
the WACA in Perth, Adelaide Oval,
Manuka Oval in Canberra and Bel-
lerive Oval in Tasmania.
Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson and
Hamilton are among seven New
Zealand host cities.
The final will be played at the
MCG on March 29 while the semi-
finals will be played at Auckland s
Eden Park on March 24 and at the
Sydney Cricket Ground on March
26.The quarterfinals, made up of the
top four teams from each group,
will be at Sydney, the MCG, Adelaide
Oval and Wellington.
Australia opens its schedule at
the MCG against England on Feb.
14. Australia s other pool matches
are against Bangladesh at the Gabba
on Feb. 21, New Zealand at Eden
Park on Feb. 28, a qualifier at the
WACA on March 4, Sri Lanka at
the SCG on March 8 and against
another qualifier at Bellerive Oval
on March 14.
The opening Pool A match
between New Zealand and Sri Lanka
on Feb. 14 will be held at Hagley
Park in Christchurch even though
the ground is not yet an international
venue and can t be developed as
one until it receives the approval of
New Zealand s Environment Court.
Christchurch has had no inter-
national cricket stadium since the
February, 2011 earthquake which
leveled much of the central city,
killing 185 people. Local cricket offi-
cials proposed enclosing and devel-
oping the existing Hagley Oval but
local opposition has been strong,
leaving the Environment Court to
make the decision on whether devel-
opment can proceed.
Australia and New Zealand were
co-hosts for the 1992 World Cup
when the MCG had the final which
saw Pakistan defeat England.
Former Australia batsman Mike
Hussey, a member of the team
which won its fourth World Cup in
2007, said the 50-overs format will
be popular despite the recent drift
in interest toward the Twenty20
"It s still very, very popular with
all the crowds around the world and,
from a playing point of view, I really
love the game," Hussey said of the
50-over version. "It caters for so
many different types of players
whereas, in T20 sometimes, if you re
not batting in the top three, you
might not get much of a bat.
"Fifty-over cricket caters for spin
bowlers, all-rounders, power players,
guys who work the ball, run hard
between the wickets, fast bowlers."
Five Things to Know about the
2015 Cricket World Cup
The Cricket World Cup, held
every four years to decide the sport s
one-day international champi-
onship, will be held in Australia and
New Zealand in February and March
Here are five things to know about
the tournament that will conclude
with a March 29 final at the Mel-
bourne Cricket Ground in front of
an expected 100,000 spectators and
a worldwide television audience of
1. The teams and the maybes:
The 14-team tournament gathers
the 10 test-playing countries: Aus-
tralia, Bangladesh, England, India,
New Zealand, Pakistan, South
Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and
Zimbabwe. Ireland has qualified,
while three others teams will also
attempt to qualify, possibly Scotland,
Netherlands, Kenya or Canada based
on current rankings and results.
2. Across the time zones:
The 49 matches over 44 days will
be played across time zones span-
ning six hours. With daylight savings
time in effect, New Zealand s
matches will be played three hours
ahead of parts of the east coast of
Australia. Sydney is three hours
ahead of Perth in Western Australia
at that time of year.
3. A bit of history:
The first World Cup was held in
England in 1975 when West Indies
beat Australia in the final at Lord s.
West Indies won again in 1979, beat-
ing England in the final, again at
Lord s, but the Caribbean side hasn t
Australia leads with four titles,
including three of the past four.
India is the defending champion,
having beaten Sri Lanka in the 2011
4. A rarity at home:
India s win at Mumbai marked
the first time in ten tournaments
that a country clinched the title on
home soil. Sri Lanka had come clos-
est when it won the 1996 title in a
tournament it co-hosted with India
and Pakistan, though the final was
at Lahore, Pakistan.
5. Close, but no silverware:
It has hosted the tournament four
times, but England has never won
the World Cup despite making the
final three times.
After losing the 1979 final to
West Indies, it lost to Australia in
India in 1987 and the 1992 final to
Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket
Ground. South Africa, which co-
hosted the tournament with Zim-
babwe and Kenya in 2003, has
never played in a tournament
Melbourne to host World Cup final
Reigning World Cup Champions India celebrate after beating Sri Lanka in the final at home in 2011.
Charge reinstated in death of Olympic cyclist
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