2011 World Cup

  • This day, three years back, India won their second World Cup April 2, 2014

    This day, three summers back, India joined Australia and West Indies to become only the third team to win the coveted ICC World Cup twice. It was April 2, 2011, when a six from skipper MS Dhoni fulfilled the dream of a nation and that man Sachin Tendulkar. India first lay...
  • Butt asks PCB to investigate fixing claims November 13, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has preferred to remain non-committal on the allegation that the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan was fixed, but former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt kicked off a debate after he asserted the board to investigate the claims. Butt's assertion that the present PCB...
  • Yuvraj speaks of his World Cup troubles July 8, 2012

    India batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is eyeing a return to cricket soon following cancer surgery, recalls the travails he went through during the 2011 World Cup. ...
  • Yuvraj speaks of his World Cup troubles July 7, 2012

    India batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is eyeing a return to cricket soon following cancer surgery, recalls the travails he went through during the 2011 World Cup. ...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket to trim staff by 60 per cent June 7, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket governing board has decided to reduce its staff by 60 per cent to reduce losses and improve management, the sports ministry said on Thursday. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), which has been mired in serious finance difficulties since the World Cup in April 2011, has decided to...
  • DRS: Cherish India's World Cup win April 2, 2012

    In his video blog, Directly Rajdeep Sardesai, the CNN-IBN editor-in-chief urges fans to remember April 2, 2011. ...
  • 2011 World Cup final was not sold out March 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka last April was not a sell-out affair as at least 405 tickets remained unsold, it has been reported. According to a report, accessed by a website, 405 tickets remained unsold and these include 96 tickets in the Sunil Gavaskar stand...
  • O'Brien looks back at epic WC win over Eng March 2, 2012

    Dubai: Ireland's middle-order batsman Kevin O'Brien hopes the country continues to build on the gains it derived from the 2011 World Cup in the Indian sub-continent. It was on the same day last year that O'Brien slammed a breathtaking 113 off 63 balls to turn the tables on England at Bangalore's...
  • 'Sachin should have retired after 2011 WC' January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan on Monday said that the appropriate time for Sachin Tendulkar to retire was after India's 2011 world cup triumph. "We all want to go with a big bang but you always don't get it right. For Sachin the ultimate time to go was after...
  • Dockrell dreams of playing Tests January 6, 2012

    George Dockrell, the Ireland and Somerset left-arm spinner, has put behind him a frustrating 2011 and is keen to welcome in the new year with success against England in Dubai this month. The 19-year-old, in Dubai as part of the ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate (AM) XI to face England...
  • DRS: Cricket needs greater reverence December 30, 2011

    In the third installment of his video blog, Directly Rajdeep Sardesai (DRS), the CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief looks back at 2011. ...
  • Directly Rajdeep Sardesai: Cricket needs reverence December 30, 2011

    In the third installment of his video blog, Directly Rajdeep Sardesai (DRS), the CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief looks back at 2011. ...
  • DRS: Cricket needs greater reverence December 30, 2011

    Hi folks, welcome back to DRS, which is Directly Rajdeep Sardesai and not the Decision Review System which is causing so much of controversy! Let's look at the highs and lows of 2011. First, the lows. Obviously right at the top is the spot-fixing scandal. It really exposed the dark...
  • A year of contrasts for India December 31, 2011

    It was indeed a year of contrasts in Indian cricket. In January 2011, India's Test team was ranked No 1, a spot they had occupied for over a year. That same month they famously drew a rare away series in South Africa, and proceeded to march into the World Cup...
  • Pak might leave out some senior players for WC December 13, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan on Monday gave a clear indication that some senior players like Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik could miss out the World Cup preliminary squad but said there would be enough talent in the national team to do well in the mega event. "No player is...
  • Rahul Gandhi approached for WC promotion September 4, 2010

    Mumbai: With 2011 World Cup inching closer, the BCCI and its sponsorship partner sport-apparel-maker Nike are trying to rope in Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to promote the cricket's show-piece event to be held in the sub-continent. The company last month wrote to Rahul, inviting him to be a part of...
  • ICC calls for single-entry visa at 2011 WC April 3, 2010

    Colombo: The International Cricket Council on Friday said it was working to ease visa complications for overseas fans wishing to travel to the 2011 World Cup on the Indian sub-continent. Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh who are co-hosting the flagship event have promised to speed-up and simplify the visa issuing process,...
  • India to host 2011 Cricket World Cup final April 28, 2009

    Mumbai: The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat announced in Mumbai on Tuesday that India will now host 29 matches in the 2011 World Cup including the final of the tournament. Sri Lanka will host 12 matches while another co-host Bangladesh will get eight after Pakistan's expulsion. The...
  • ICC strips terror-hit Pakistan of 2011 World Cup April 18, 2009

    New Delhi: In a major blow to Pakistan cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday said Pakistan would not host 2011 World Cup matches because of security concerns. After ICC's announcement Pakistan's future as an international cricket destination hits a dead end just two years before the World Cup...
  • 2011 World Cup in jeopardy after Lahore attack March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: A shocked cricket world has condemned the attack on the Sri Lankan players on Tuesday in Lahore. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the co-hosts of the 2011 World Cup has admitted that convincing teams to travel to the troubled regions in the sub-continent for...