ICC WORLD CUP 2015

  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions Yesterday

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq Yesterday

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup 4 days ago

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly 5 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites 5 days ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Top spot in ODI rankings means nothing in World Cup, feel Australia 1 week ago

    Abu Dhabi: Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February. Australia claimed a nail-biting one-run victory in the 50th and final over on Sunday to take the third one-dayer...
  • Shahid Afridi unsure about Pakistan's fate in World Cup 1 week ago

    Abu Dhabi: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan's abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team's chances at next year's World Cup. Pakistan spurned a good chance of salvaging some pride in the third and final one-dayer on Sunday, losing by one run in the final over...
  • Pakistan to announce cricket World Cup squad on January 11 October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 15-member squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup will be announced on January 11 after the conclusion of a high profile one-day tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A senior official of the board told PTI that the deadline for submitting their final 15-member squads by participating...
  • ICC announces 'Matua Wines' as official World Cup partner October 7, 2014

    Dubai: With just over four months left for the cricket World Cup to commence, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced 'Matua Wines', a wine brand based in New Zealand, as the official partner for the 2015 showpiece event in February-March. As part of the deal, Matua products will be...
  • NZ dark horse for World Cup, Australia 'annoying', says Dale Steyn October 7, 2014

    South Africa paceman Dale Steyn rates co-hosts New Zealand as a "dark horse" to win next year's cricket World Cup, while one-day rivals Australia are "annoying." South Africa are among the favourites to win the quadrennial tournament but bring the dreaded "choker" tag after being upset repeatedly in past editions, including...
  • Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan. "I have just spoken to Ajmal before I came here. He is trying very...
  • New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu eyes World Cup glory September 26, 2014

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success on Friday for cricket's reigning T20 champions at next year's 50-over World Cup, saying morale is riding high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup September 26, 2014

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • Alastair Cook to lead England at World Cup September 24, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook will lead the side at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named on Wednesday as skipper for an upcoming one-day international series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, national selector James Whitaker confirmed. "He will be our leader at the World Cup," Whitaker...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal September 22, 2014

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Afghan cricketers begin threeweek tour of Australia September 21, 2014

    Afghanistan's fledging cricket team began a threeweek tour of Australia on Sunday to help it prepare for its first appearance at next year's 50over World Cup tournament. Ranked 11th in the oneday international form of the game, the results of matches against teams from Western Australia and Canberra in Australia and...
  • Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's chances in ICC World Cup 2015 September 20, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach, Waqar Younis said he has moved on from the 2011 World Cup semifinal defeat to India and was hopeful that his team will go all the way in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Obviously there is that regret over losing that semifinal. You...
  • Saeed Ajmal not essential to Pakistan's World Cup hopes: Miandad September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Batting legend Javed Miandad said on Thursday Pakistan could still win next year's World Cup even if star spinner Saeed Ajmal remained suspended due to a chucking ban. Ajmal, the world's leading oneday bowler, was suspended last week after tests found his action vastly exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of...
  • Shahid Afridi urges teammates to rally for World Cup 2015 September 18, 2014

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi urged his teammates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time. Afridi, who has been reappointed the Twenty20 captain, said...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq September 17, 2014

    Captain MisbahulHaq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...