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  • Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: Factfile on Pakistan's World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team's defeat by the West Indies: February 12: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World...
  • Eoin Morgan happier as England beat Scotland at World Cup February 23, 2015

    Christchurch: In the normal course of events an England cricket win over Scotland wouldn't be a feat of great significance. In its context on Monday, however, achieved with its form and confidence at a low ebb, England's 119-run Cricket World Cup win over Scotland was something the squad could embrace...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 February 23, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their...
  • Cricket World Cup: 'Good time' to play England, says Scotland captain February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen said now was a "good time" to play England as his side prepared for a World Cup clash against their border rivals in Christchurch on Monday. England suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday, leaving them bottom of Pool A following a 111-run...
  • Scotland seek World Cup win over arch rivals England February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their southern neighbor. England's first World Cup meeting against Scotland appeared an easy...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights February 22, 2015

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • World Cup: Darren Bravo reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for using obscenity while batting against Pakistan in their Pool B World Cup match on Saturday, an ICC press release said following the Caribbean team's 150-run victory. The West Indian was found guilty of breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC...
  • ICC World Cup: Jason Holder hails 'wonderful' Windies February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his side's "wonderful performance" as they got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 150-run thrashing of Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday. The two-time former champions had been brushed aside by non-Test nation Ireland in their Pool B opener but it was...
  • Seniors need to stand up: Ponting advises Pakistan after WI thrashing February 21, 2015

    Kris Srikkanth, Ricky Ponting and Zaheer Abbas analyse West Indies' big win over Pakistan and how the washout against Australia may benefit Bangladesh. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for England to show determination, says coach Moores February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: England cricket coach Peter Moores said on Saturday that the team will turn the frustration of their opening two World Cup defeats into a determination to put things right. Friday's eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealand came after a 111-run loss to Australia in their opening Pool A game. "It's not a...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, Match 10, World Cup 2015 February 21, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool B match...
  • Coming off defeats, Pakistan, Windies face off in World Cup February 20, 2015

    Christchurch: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool B match at Hagley Oval, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was mildly critical of some...
  • Cricket World Cup: No panic but Pakistan batting concerns skipper Misbah-ul-Haq February 20, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq dismissed talk of panic in the ranks on Friday but conceded their batting woes needed to be addressed ahead of their crunch World Cup match against the West Indies. The two sides go into Saturday's match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch desperate to get points on...
  • World Cup 2015: Windies arrive in Christchurch for Pakistan clash February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: The West Indies, seeking to regroup following their opening round thrashing at the hands of minnows Ireland, arrived here for their second round clash against Pakistan in the World Cup. Jason Holder's side, jolted by an excruciating four-wicket loss to Ireland at Nelson, will be seeking to revive their campaign...
  • Cricket World Cup: Waqar Younis vows Pakistan comeback after cracking February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday that his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure. Pakistan succumbed to a 76-run defeat against the defending champions in their first Pool B...
  • Watch: ICC World Cup 2015, Day 1 Highlights February 15, 2015

    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. Thanks...
  • All-round New Zealand humble Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: A cold, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a summery bright afternoon in Christchurch as the home team rang in the World Cup with a commanding performance against Sri Lanka on Saturday (February 14). If the Hagley Oval provided the perfect...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Pool A, Match 1 February 14, 2015

    (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 recent...
  • A to Z of Cricket World Cup 2015: all you want to know February 13, 2015

    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. No....
  • Luke Ronchi admits pre-World Cup nerves in Kiwi camp February 12, 2015

    Christchurch: Wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi says nerves are taut in the New Zealand team ahead of its opening World Cup match against Sri Lanka on Saturday. But Ronchi said the nervous excitement is likely to draw out the best of the players when they launch New Zealand's first World Cup campaign on...
  • Drum roll! Cricket World Cup 2015 set to be declared open February 12, 2015

    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 players and...
  • Cricket World Cup 2015: Spectacular opening events on cards February 7, 2015

    Melbourne: Christchurch and Melbourne are set to host spectacular opening events for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on February 12. The Melbourne celebration will involve former and current World Cup players and legends, cultural and music performances from Jessica Mauboy, Tina Arena and Daryl and Nathaniel Braithwaite, a spectacular fireworks...
  • Former greats to grace World Cup opening on February 12 February 6, 2015

    Melbourne: Former cricketing greats will grace the opening events in Melbourne and Christchurch on February 12, two days before the World Cup begins with the co-hosts Australia and New Zealand featuring in the first two games. The Christchurch event will be a free, family-friendly event feature appearances by leading New Zealand...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • World Cup 2015: Schedule of warm-up matches January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A series of warm-up matches starting February 8 will provide insight into the form of some of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and also give a chance to fans, who are from the tournament venues, to see some of the stars in...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • 1st ODI: Jayawardene's ton in vain as New Zealand win by 3 wickets January 11, 2015

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum lashed a half-century from 19 balls, matching his national record, to spur New Zealand to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the series-opening one-day international. Opening the batting, McCullum gave New Zealand a blazing start as they chased Sri Lanka's 218 for 9, hitting three...
  • 1st ODI: New Zealand, Sri Lanka start World Cup countdown January 10, 2015

    New Zealand and Sri Lanka begin fine-tuning their World Cup preparations in Christchurch on Sunday with the first of seven one-day internationals. The first game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup opener to be played between the same two teams on the same ground on February...