2015

  • Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate 3 hours 5 minutes ago

    One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team's smiling mechanics, was simple: 'Ouch'. It was hard not to feel a twinge of pity for...
  • BCCI must address issue of player burnout: Venkatapathy Raju 3 hours 48 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Taking into consideration the Indian cricket team's grueling international schedule, former national selector Venkatapathy Raju today said the BCCI must address the issue of player burnout and should have a back-up team of bowlers. The 2011 ODI world champions had a dream run in the just concluded edition of the...
  • Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Haddin spoke with a Sydney radio station on Monday after...
  • With analytics, cricket means more fun, more business: Educomp IT Head Somnath Mukherjee 4 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There's no denying the fact that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the most digitally-advanced cricket tournament of all time. Leveraging analytical capabilities, the World Cup 2015 was truly a fan-friendly affair, as analytics helped cricket lovers enjoy the ease in which they received live score...
  • Sponsored: Can social sentiment analytics drive enterprise insights? 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On March 7, 2015, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Africa vs Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup 2015 captured the attention of a global audience. The high tension match kept fans on the edge of their seats until Pakistan achieved victory thanks to...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan eye Indian team comeback via IPL 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee...
  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for World Cup 2015 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is one key...
  • Sponsored - How IBM Social Sentiment Analytics delivered deep insights from Cricket World Cup noise 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    Social Sentiment Analysis is becoming a critical technology for businesses to understand customer sentiment. IBM used this science in the sporting arena in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where as part of its innovative Score With Data campaign IBM Social Media Analytics examined social discussion around teams,...
  • Sponsored - Big Data - The Future of World Class Cricket 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly, Big...
  • Sponsored: Can Social Sentiment Analytics Drive Enterprise Insights 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    On March 7, 2015, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Africa vs Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup 2015 captured the attention of a global audience. The high tension match kept fans on the edge of their seats until Pakistan achieved victory thanks to some masterful...
  • e Lounge: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi receive Padma Shri Award 5 hours 39 minutes ago

    Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi were honoured with the country's prestigious Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...
  • With analytics, cricket means more fun, more business, says Educomp IT Head Somnath Mukherjee 5 hours 43 minutes ago

    There's no denying the fact that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the most digitally-advanced cricket tournament of all time. Leveraging analytical capabilities, the World Cup 2015 was truly a fan-friendly affair, as analytics helped cricket lovers enjoy the ease in which they received live score and...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • From veteran Sangakkara to the unknown Shenwari: The surprise packages of World Cup 2015 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    This World Cup will be remembered for its milestones. Two ODI double hundreds, two 400-plus scores by a team, 38 centuries and the most watched World Cup ever. The pool stage matches had better contests than the knockouts and the event which was expected to provide bowling-friendly conditions was once...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • Kolkata Municipal elections prompt IPL schedule rejig 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift KKR's April 12 to 25 home matches following a request from the police there. The IPL will be played at 12 venues across India from...
  • Virat Kohli's work ethics are second to none, says Ravi Shastri 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense". "If it was so, Virat wouldn't have got...
  • Daniel Vettori thanks New Zealand for letting him play 5 World Cups 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, on Monday bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old, whose ODI future was a subject of speculation at the...
  • Rohit no ball to Kohli's anger: controversies that marred World Cup 2015 10 hours 20 minutes ago

    The ICC World Cup 2015 came to a close with Australia thumping co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. While the eleventh edition of cricketing extravaganza was a successful one but on the other end it had its own share of...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders might pull out of IPL 8: reports 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is still eight days away but the controversy has already hit the tournament. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to get into a legal battle with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the participation of their...
  • World Cup 2015: The rule changes have been good for the game 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    When you look back at this World Cup I am sure it will be remember for the TV pictures sent around the world. The two host countries New Zealand and Australia, and some of the grounds and its settings, were just fantastic. This tournament is by far the most watched...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • Williams sisters head into last eight in Miami 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Miami: Sisters Serena and Venus Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after straight-set wins at Key Biscayne on Monday. World number one Serena beat 24th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3 producing 29 winners and 20 unforced errors. Kuzentsova, who owns two grand slam titles, had beaten Serena twice...
  • Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic reach last 16 in Miami 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan's Kei Nishikori and Canada's Milos Raonic. The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will...
  • Daniel Vettori confirms international cricket retirement 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international cricket upon the team's return from the World Cup on Tuesday. The 36-year-old former captain had been widely expected to retire from international cricket at the conclusion of New Zealand's involvement in the tournament. New Zealand...
  • Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    Cape Town: Did South Africa's cricket team dropped a white player and replaced him with an injured black player for a World Cup semi-final match to make their lineup more racially acceptable? The question has revived an uncomfortable conversation over race and change in South African sport, where the two most...
  • Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges named in Australia's 17-man squad for the Ashes 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Sydney: Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia Tuesday for upcoming tours of the West Indies and England. But there was no room in the 17-man squad for allrounders James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, who were part of Australia's one-day World Cup...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World Cup 2015 in style. But I would say the tournament was not the greatest of a World Cup tournament because there were not many close matches. Except the New Zealand vs Australia in Auckland and New Zealand vs South Africa,...