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  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Scotland, WC 2015, Pool A 17-02-2015 02:52 AM

    (For Live Blog, Scroll down to the bottom of the page.) New Zealand coach Mike Hesson's assurances that his team won't take Scotland lightly when they meet in a World Cup Pool A match on Tuesday is more than just the usual platitudes that emerge when a highly-favored team meets...
  • IPL Auction: Who is Rs. 2.4 crore worth KC Cariappa? 16-02-2015 07:08 PM

    KC Cariappa, a 20-year-old mystery spinner, was a stunning pick by the Kolkata Knight Riders in Monday's players' auction for the 2015 Indian Premier League season. Bought for Rs 2.40 crore, the little-known Cariappa was perhaps the most shocking buy in an auction where veterans such as Kumar Sangakkara went...
  • Yuvraj Singh covers up after father Yograj slammed MS Dhoni 16-02-2015 03:02 PM

    Yuvraj Singh had to douse a fire lit by his father Yograj Singh on Monday, when the latter slammed India captain MS Dhoni alleging that he has a personal problem with his son. "I want to know what is MS Dhoni's problem with my son, he played for nation even...
  • IPL 2015 Auction: Final list of all eight squads 16-02-2015 10:50 AM

    Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik came out as the biggest earners taking home Rs. 16 crore and Rs. 10.5 crore respectively. Here're the eight squads who will lock horns from April 8 onward. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, quarter-finals 16-02-2015 10:02 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting from February 16. In the other quarter-finals, Vidarbha have been drawn against Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh are...
  • IPL 2015 Auction: Full list of players to be auctioned 16-02-2015 09:33 AM

    The Indian Premier League auction ahead of its eighth seaons slated to begin from April 8 will see 344 players going under the hammer with the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad having the heaviest remaining purse of INR 21,05,00,000. Remaining Purse for the eight franchises (INR): CSK: Rs 4,80,00,000 | Overseas Players:...
  • Brawl in Sydney club after India beat Pakistan at World Cup 16-02-2015 09:21 AM

    Fans from India and Pakistan exchanged blows at Sydney's Merrylands RSL Club on Sunday evening after India beat Pakistan in an ICC World Cup 2015 match in Adelaide. Groups of fans from either side had gathered to watch the live broadcast of the match that was played at the Adelaide...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 auction, Bangalore 16-02-2015 08:59 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer. Last year's most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked...
  • Watch: Day 2 highlights, ICC World Cup 2015 16-02-2015 07:37 AM

    The first Sunday saw thrilling action from two games of the 2015 ICC World Cup that witnessed three centuries, two scores of 300 or more, the fastest delivery so far, an India vs Pakistan humdinger and victories for South Africa and India. Enjoy a quick video recap from the first...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 5 16-02-2015 02:11 AM

    (For blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Traditional giant-killers Ireland and under-pressure West Indies possess all the ingredients for a high-scoring clash in their opening World Cup match in Nelson. Both sides feature quality batsmen but relatively inexperienced bowling line-ups for a match they have...
  • 'PCB playing with the emotions of Pakistan people' 15-02-2015 07:48 PM

    Former Pakistan cricketers lashed out at their team and the Pakistan Cricket Board for the lack of planning and strategy after they went down to arch-rivals India by 76 runs in their opening match of the World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. CNN-IBN and Pakistan's PTV hosted...
  • India open World Cup defence by making it 6-0 against Pakistan 15-02-2015 05:11 PM

    You expect a close contest in an India-Pakistan match, but none of the two teams or a die-hard fan on either side of the border would mind winning in whatever manner it comes. Sunday was one such day when India played like World Champions, making a strong announcement through a...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 4 15-02-2015 07:44 AM

    TOSS: India opted to bat. Quick Preview: It's a Sunday. The streets are going to be deserted, but not all the people will be at home. A little under 55,000 will be at the Adelaide Oval. Over 1.2 billion in India and around 183 million in Pakistan will in some...
  • Watch: ICC World Cup 2015, Day 1 Highlights 15-02-2015 07:03 AM

    The first day of the 11th ICC World Cup was full of drama. On one side we saw the first hundred and hat-trick of the tournament in the lung opener itself, and on the other young England batsman James Taylor was denied a well-deserved century due to an umpiring error....
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 15-02-2015 05:22 AM

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers,...
  • India vs Pakistan: Bowling, not batting, may decide the winner 14-02-2015 08:21 PM

    The India-Pakistan rivalry goes way beyond the boundaries of the cricket field. Pool B of the World Cup gets under way with a match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday that many players and supporters of both countries consider just as important as the final. Building up to the cricket's...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 2 14-02-2015 08:04 AM

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Of six previous meetings against England in World Cup competition, Australia have won four, including the final in 1987. But as they head into what is the opening game for both teams, in front of...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 1 14-02-2015 01:51 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Camps with contrasting moods -- New Zealand brimming with confidence and Sri Lanka searching for consistency -- launch the cricket World Cup. New Zealand, co-hosts with Australia, have their tails up after a 4-2 domination of Sri Lanka in...
  • A to Z of Cricket World Cup 2015: all you want to know 13-02-2015 09:36 AM

    In less than 24 hours from now, Christchurch in New Zealand and Melbourne in Australia will host the opening matches of 11th ICC Cricket World Cup. And here's your one-stop, single-page guide to the 49-match cricket extravaganza spread over 44 days at 14 venues from February 14 to March 29....
  • We salaam Pakistan for Sharjah but deserve Namaste for World Cups: Srikkanth 12-02-2015 07:25 PM

    In three days from now, India and Pakistan will lock horns for the sixth time in an ICC World Cup, and the biggest question on everybody's mind is will India make it 6-0 or will Pakistan manage to break the hoodoo. Building up to the high-voltage clash, CNN-IBN and Pakistan's...
  • PM Narendra Modi says he is fan of Sir Jadeja, wishes India for World Cup 12-02-2015 06:40 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish Team India good luck for the coming World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand starting on February 14. MS Dhoni-led Team India begins its title defence in the high-voltage encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony 12-02-2015 01:03 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer...
  • Three India vs Pakistan World Cup moments you can't forget 12-02-2015 09:23 AM

    The mention of an India vs Pakistan match-up at the World Cup quickly pops up images of Javed Miandad jumping up and down or Venkatesh Prasad giving a send-off to Aamir Sohail, and for those young minds whose cricket memory serves best from the turn of the century, Sachin Tendulkar's...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-ups, Day 5 12-02-2015 07:15 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Match 1: West Indies opted to bat against Scotland. Match 2: Ireland opted to field against Bangladesh. Teams: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin(w), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy,...
  • Drum roll! Cricket World Cup 2015 set to be declared open 12-02-2015 12:01 AM

    Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. At The G in Melbourne The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music Bowl will involve World Cup...
  • Michael Clarke returns for Australia as opener, hits 64 in warm-up 11-02-2015 11:49 AM

    Australia would have heaved a sigh of relief with risen hopes of return for their skipper Michael Clarke, who opened batting on Wednesday in a World Cup warm-up game against the United Arab Emirates, scoring 64 - more importantly, without looking in any discomfort. Clarke has been given until Feb...
  • Vote! What do you think should be India's XI vs Pakistan? 11-02-2015 09:24 AM

    With warm-up matches over, skipper MS Dhoni needs your help in deciding his eleven against Pakistan on February 15. What combination will work for India? 5 bowlers or 4? 6 batsmen or 7? Pick your XI. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-up: Misbah guides Pakistan to win over England 11-02-2015 07:18 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss Reports: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa at Christchurch. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe at Lincoln. Teams: Sri Lanka: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rilee...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-up games, Day 2 10-02-2015 07:07 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Still looking to get their playing combination in order, an under-fire India will be looking for resurrection against first-timers Afghanistan. India's preparations for the 50-over showpiece event suffered a jolt on Tuesday as Australia thrashed the defending champions...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Scores: Round 9, Day 4 09-02-2015 09:16 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh claimed six wickets, including that of maiden centurion R Samarth, to help hosts Mumbai take a first-innings lead of 21 runs on Day 3 against Karnataka on Sunday. The defending champions, who...