2015

  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    Wellington: Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5. The No. 1-ranked doubles combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani will also start the new season at the hard court tournament in New Zealand. Errani is ranked...
  • ICC ties up with law enforcement agencies before World Cup 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Promising a corruption-free World Cup, the ICC on Monday said it has struck partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in its endeavour to prevent bookies from associating with the players. "Corruption in any sport is a big challenge these days. Cricket has led the way in...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan 3 days ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Parvez Rasool targets World Cup selection 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool is targeting a spot in the Indian team which will play in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "The target now is selection for the World Cup. There are multi-day matches coming up and the aim is to do...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 4 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 5 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore acquire Iqbal Abdulla in IPL trading window 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore have acquired Iqbal Abdulla from Rajasthan Royals as a part of the first Indian Premier League trading window, which was opened on October 6. The Window is open till December 12 and five players have been traded so far. "In what is the fifth trade prior to...
  • Watch: Mad celebrations by Ivory Coast fans put players, crowd safety in danger 6 days ago

    Violent scenes greeted Ivory Coast's qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday evening. Fans entered the pitch on the final whistle and a group of them them pulled down the crossbar and few of them attempted to steal striker Gervinho's shorts. Ivory Coast are assured of their qualification for...
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border 1 week ago

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 18, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Fear of failure a problem for England, says Andrew Strauss November 18, 2014

    Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. One longstanding complaint about England`s recent one-day international performances, which have seen them lose five of their last six...
  • Plastic consumption may reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020 November 17, 2014

    Indore: Plastic consumption in the country is likely to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020 on the back of growing use of different forms of the commodity. "In 2013, the consumption of plastic in India was 120 lakh tonnes, which is expected to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020," Madhya...
  • Field restrictions not much of advantage during World Cup: Virat Kohli November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier batsman and stand-in-captain Virat Kohli feels that present field restriction rule is an advantage for batsmen only when they are playing in the sub-continent and it will be a completely different ball game during World Cup in Australia, next year. Kohli, who led the team to a...
  • England set for bumper South Africa tour November 17, 2014

    Cape Town: England will play four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season. The schedule of matches was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, with the opening fixture a Boxing Day Test against the number one-ranked...
  • India in fine shape for World Cup title defence November 17, 2014

    An ODI series that had the potential to be a closely contested one turned out to be a horribly one-sided battle where the winner was decided even before the rubber was over. The Sri Lankans, who were asked to pack their bags for India in the eleventh hour and in the...
  • Virat Kohli hints Axar Patel a bright prospect for World Cup November 17, 2014

    Impressed with rookie Axar Patel's all-round performance, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that the left-arm spinner could be preferred in the side for next year's ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Patel's emergence as an allrounder in the just-concluded One-Day International (ODI) series against...
  • ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook November 15, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook believes a diet of nothing but one-day cricket this winter and the return of a number of rested key players will give England their best chance to win the World Cup. Having not played any form of cricket since a Twenty20 victory against India in early September,...
  • AAP's Arvind Kejriwal woos youth, promises 8 lakh jobs, WiFi across Delhi November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched the party's Delhi Dialogue campaign and wooed the national capital's youth by promising 800,000 jobs, vocational training, stadia, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city. Delhi is headed for elections after the assembly was dissolved in November. The polls are...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed: Mitchell Johnson November 15, 2014

    Sydney: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson on Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament. Clarke is expected to captain Australia in their first home World Cup in...
  • BJP to seek suggestions to prepare its manifesto November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Few days after AAP launched 'Delhi Dialogue' to seek people's opinion on how Delhi should be, BJP has also sought people's suggestions to prepare its manifesto for the Assembly elections. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday launched party's revamped website where it would seek people's suggestions on how...
  • Indian tour has hurt Sri Lanka's World Cup preparations: Arjuna Ranatunga November 14, 2014

    Colombo: Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well. Sri Lanka are down 0-4 in the five-match series, which was...
  • Modi, Abbott to pose with World Cup trophy at MCG November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his trip and pose for shutterbugs alongside his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy. Modi on Friday became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia in 28 years since Rajiv Gandhi...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: AAP releases first list of 22 candidates, includes controversial Somnath Bharti's name November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections with controversial former law minister Somnath Bharti's name figuring in it. Besides Bharti, three other former ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni have been fielded again. Somnath Bharti was embroiled in an escalating...
  • No spinning out of the World Cup for Australia, says Mike Hussey November 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Back on their favoured quick and bouncy pitches, Australia's failings against spin bowling are unlikely to figure at the World Cup and the co-hosts have an excellent opportunity to win a fifth trophy, according to former batsman Mike Hussey. Australia's batsmen had their confidence rocked with a 2-0 Test series...
  • Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup November 13, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli joins an elite list of star Ambassadors to provide neccessary support in the build-up to the ICC 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February and March. Kohli, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, all-rounder Shane Watson, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and Sri...
  • South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Du Plessis November 13, 2014

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis believes they have a team that can win the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-March 29. Talking about his team's chances in the quadrennial One-Day International (ODI) tournament, du Plessis said, "It's too...