Cricket World Cup

  • Lord's set to welcome ICC World Cup trophy 3 days ago

    Dubai: The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord's on Monday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will commence on...
  • New Zealand seek improved ties with India through cricket August 11, 2014

    New Zealand on Monday sought to promote business and people-to-people ties with India by using the platform of the Cricket World Cup to be hosted by it along with Australia in 2015. In a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum talks...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sarfaraz Khan included in Mumbai team for Vijay Hazare Trophy February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan, the Under-19 cricketer who was among the leading run-scorers for India in the Junior World Cup in UAE, was on Friday included in Mumbai's senior team, which is currently playing in the West Zone one-day league in Rajkot. Khan had amassed 211 runs in six games with two...
  • U-19 World Cup: South Africa beat Australia to set up final against Pakistan February 26, 2014

    Dubai: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada wreaked havoc with a six-wicket haul as South Africa trounced Australia by 80 runs to storm into the final of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Rabada returned figures of 8.2-0-25-6 as Australia, chasing 231 for victory, lost its last seven wickets for...
  • Scotland eye big upsets in 2015 World Cup February 2, 2014

    Wellington: Scotland co-coach Paul Collingwood is adamant his side are not going to next year's Cricket World Cup just to make up the numbers and believes they have the talent to cause upsets. The Scots sneaked into the World Cup with a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in...
  • UAE and Scotland qualify for 2015 World Cup January 30, 2014

    Wellington: Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup on Thursday after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand. Both teams finished the round-robin phase of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier on eight points after posting...
  • Kapil savours victory over Pakistan in 1992 World Cup July 31, 2013

    Melbourne: Legendary allrounder Kapil Dev on Wednesday said that victory over eventual champions Pakistan in the league stages of the 1992 World Cup was the most cherished moment for him in the quadrennial event Down Under. "India didn't play particularly well but if you ask me, I would say my best...
  • India have the self-belief to retain 2015 World Cup title: Kapil Dev July 31, 2013

    Melbourne: India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev feels the growing self belief of the Indian cricket team that they can win regularly outside their own borders could hold them in good stead to defend the 2015 World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand. Indian sides have notoriously played...
  • World Cup revenue four times higher than Olympics: Dalmiya July 4, 2013

    Kolkata: The ICC, at its Executive Board meeting, had outrightly rejected the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games as the revenue earned in a tournament like World Cup was four times higher than the Olympics, BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya informed here on Thursday. "There were a few issues like...
  • England confirmed as host for 2019 World Cup May 27, 2013

    London: England has been confirmed as the host country for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. The tournament, scheduled to involve 10 teams, will be held in June at 10 different venues which will be announced later. "The...
  • Afghanistan stay on course for a place in the ICC WC 2015 March 9, 2013

    Dubai: Afghanistan are on course for a place in the ICC World Cup 2015 after winning both their fifth round one-day Internationals (ODI) in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship against Scotland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan beat Scotland by seven wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday...
  • 2015 World Cup organising committee chairman James Strong dies March 4, 2013

    Sydney: Prominent Australian businessman James Strong, the chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has died aged 68. The former Qantas chief executive passed away in Sydney on Sunday after complications following surgery, his family said on Monday. The ICC World Cup...
  • Odisha: ABVP protests against Pak women's cricket team visit January 22, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The ABVP's Odisha unit on Tuesday protested outside the Bhubaneswar airport over the participation of the Pakistani cricket team in the upcoming women's world cup tournament. The activists protested outside the airport where BCCI members arrived earlier on Tuesday morning. They are to assess preparations for the matches. On Monday,...
  • GCA refuses to host Women's World Cup January 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has refused to host the upcoming Women's Cricket World Cup after it was approached by the BCCI, who are skeptical about hosting the event in Mumbai due to Pakistani players' presence in the quadrennial extravaganza. Anticipating trouble due to Pakistani players' participation in the mega-event in...
  • Sana to lead Pakistan in women's cricket WC 2013 January 2, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-member women's cricket squad for the upcoming World Cup 2013 to be held in India later this month. The PCB retained Sana Mir as captain of the team while senior player Bisma Maeroof was appointed as her deputy, reports Xinhua. The Women's...
  • Credit for WC hat-trick goes to Kapil, Gavaskar: Chetan October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Twenty-five years ago to the day, on October 31, 1987, India’s Chetan Sharma became the first bowler in Word Cup history to take a hat-trick. The setting was Nagpur during the 1987 Reliance World Cup, in a league match against New Zealand, and Sharma bowled Ken Rutherford, Ian...
  • Unmukt is ready for senior team: Akram August 26, 2012

    Townsville (Australia): Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on Sunday lavished praise on India U-19 skipper Unmukt Chand for guiding his team to its third World Cup title here on Sunday and said the opener is ready to play for the senior side. Describing Chand's unbeaten 111-run knock as the best innings...
  • SL beat Afghanistan to win Plate Championship August 24, 2012

    Brisbane: Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets to win the Plate Championship final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 at Allan Border Field here on Friday. Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan scored 194 for 9 in 50 overs with Mohibullah Paak top scoring with a...
  • All 16 countries announce U-19 WC squads July 13, 2012

    Dubai: All the 16 countries taking part in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup have named their squads for the tournament to be held in Queensland, Australia from August 11-26. Australia will defend the title they won in Lincoln, New Zealand, in 2010. They will not only aim to win the...
  • Lawson to assist Afghan under-19 WC team July 13, 2012

    Kabul: Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson will assist the Afghanistan team as consultant during the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Queensland August 11-26. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman Nusratullah Wafa, while releasing the 15-member squad, said that Lawson will work with the players on arrival in Australia for the event,...
  • Katrina top searched person online, Anna second December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Leaving behind anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has emerged as the most searched person online in the country this year, says a report by search engine giant Google. The report released by Google on Friday has come up with the topics and persons that Internet users...
  • Sachin lifts the golden World Cup trophy, again! April 13, 2011

    Bangalore: The owner of a city-based gold jewellery outlet had his glitterati moment when he presented a gold coated replica of the World Cup trophy to Sachin Tendulkar yesterday. T A Sharavana, owner of Sai Gold Palace and ardent cricket fan presented Tendulkar with a bat, ball, and a trophy weighing...
  • No vulgarity in nudity, says Poonam Pandey April 12, 2011

    Mumbai: There is no vulgarity in nudity, said Poonam Pandey, the model whose offer to go nude before Team India if they won the Cricket World Cup shot the mercury up for the India-Sri Lanka final in Mumbai. "We were all born nude. People take nudity as vulgarity. I see it...