2015

  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards 1 week ago

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Confirmed! Salman's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to be released on Eid 2015 July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: If on this Eid Salman Khan will woo his fans with "Kick", next year on the festive occasion the superstar will treat his fans to "Bajrangi Bhaijaan". The Kabir Khan-directed "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" also stars Kareena Kapoor. Salman took to his Facebook page to inform about this and wrote: "Bajrangi Bhaijaan co-starring...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up with...
  • India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of World Cup June 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's ODI World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular one-day series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1 here. Cricket Australia announced its schedule ahead...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to promote 2015 World Cup: Tournament CEO June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar will play "some sort of a role" in promoting the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year, tournament CEO John Harnden has said. "He [Tendulkar] has been a fantastic supporter of the World Cup. It is too early to say anything...
  • We need to try a lot of players before the World Cup: Raina June 14, 2014

    Mirpur: India's stand-in captain Suresh Raina on Saturday said the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh will be a good opportunity for trying out new players ahead of next year's 50-over World Cup. Defending ODI world champions India play the hosts in the first game here on Sunday. "The World Cup is coming...
  • 2015 World Cup will be a very open tournament: Ravi Shastri June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India cricketer-turned commentator Ravi Shastri feels the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be a very open tournament because of the surfeit of limited-overs cricket, including T20 events like IPL. "I think this is a very open World Cup. Australia have bounced...
  • GoAir plans to increase capacity by 21 pc June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Wadia group-owned budget carrier GoAir plans to enhance capacity by 21 per cent in this fiscal by expanding its route network across metro and non-metro cities and higher aircraft utilisation. "We are planning to increase capacity by 21 per cent, offering over 8.5 million seats in the current fiscal," GoAir...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 May 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised financial incentives and best possible facilities for its players ahead of the World Cup in 2015. PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi met with the players during the national summer training camp in Lahore on Friday and described them as national assets. Pakistani cricketers are national...
  • Younis Khan wants a recall for World Cup May 27, 2014

    Ex-captain Younis Khan wants to play at the World Cup next year and thinks he deserves a recall to Pakistan's limited-overs squad after playing more than a decade of international cricket. The 36-year-old Khan has been overlooked by selectors for the one-day format since March 2013, missing 32 matches including two...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit ODIs after 2015 World Cup May 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi says he might retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup next year and just concentrate on Twenty20s. Afridi quit Test cricket four years ago but the hard-hitting allrounder is a regular member of the limited-overs teams. He has played in three World Cups, and captained...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the five-Test series underway from July 8-12 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • Dav Whatmore to help 2015 World Cup minnows May 8, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that Australian coach Dav Whatmore will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and the UAE prepare for the 2015 World Cup as part of the world body's High Performance Programme (HPP). Whatmore, who has previously coached Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will work closely with...
  • NY, London, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi in race for next IIFA event May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: New York, London, Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi are some of the cities that are being considered to host next year's International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony. "Where the IIFA will happen in 2015 is to be confirmed in the next few months. But some of the contending destinations are...
  • New Zealand to toughen rules on match-fixing with new law May 5, 2014

    New Zealand said Monday they will make match-fixing a specific crime for the first time to ensure sport remains corruption-free as the country prepares to co-host next year's Cricket World Cup. Sports Minister Murray McCully said that in recent years some sporting codes had been targeted by international criminal syndicates "seeking...
  • Misbah will captain Pakistan in World Cup: PCB April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Putting his weight behind Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Najam Sethi has said that the senior batsman will lead the national team in the 2015 World Cup even as newly-elected chief selector Moin Khan has indicated a change in captaincy. Moin said in a press conference here on Tuesday that...
  • Pakistan players face fines over lack of fitness April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan players will be fined and face being dropped from the team if they do not meet required fitness standards in new plans designed by the national selection committee to prepare for the 2015 World Cup. Chief selector Moin Khan said unless players raised their fitness standards and worked on...
  • Pakistan keen to have speedster Mohammad Irfan in team for World Cup April 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket experts have prepared a comprehensive plan to ensure that the injury prone left-arm pacer, Mohammad Irfan is available for the national team in the World Cup 2015. The head coach at the national cricket academy, Mohammad Akram told PTI that with a spate of international events coming up...
  • Re-polling at one booth in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur constituency on April 28 April 26, 2014

    Election Commission on Saturday ordered re-polling at one booth in the Tonk-Sawaimadhopur Lok Sabha constituency following complaints about bogus voting by poll observers. The re-polling will be held on April 28. Tonk-Sawaimadhopur was among the five constituencies where polling was held in the second phase of the elections in the state on...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top class...
  • Time to erase bad memories of 1998 Football World Cup final: Thiago Silva April 14, 2014

    Paris: He was not a part of the Brazilian World Cup team that was headed into submission by a Zinedine Zadane-inspired France 16 summers ago but Thiago Silva, who is expected to lead the yellow brigade this year, says he wants to erase the "bad memories" at the Stade de...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup April 12, 2014

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining to...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced April 12, 2014

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International Cricket...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes April 11, 2014

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West Indies,...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan April 10, 2014

    Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said on Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning...
  • IPL ideal platform to stage India comeback, says Irfan Pathan April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan, who will be representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, said his aim is to play the 2015 World Cup. In his bit to get back that elusive seamer allrounder's slot, Irfan is expecting that Sunrisers' think-tank will make him bat...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic tournaments...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban, it...
  • 2015 will be my last World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara March 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Having announced his retirement from T20 internationals, Kumar Sangakkara on Monday said that he would like to call time on his ODI career after the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran Sri Lankan batsman termed it a "natural progression". "As far as ODI and Test...