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  • Brendon McCullum has set high standards in captaincy: Tim Southee 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Praising Brendon McCullum for his aggressive style of leadership, Kiwi pacer Tim Southee feels that the New Zealand captain has set a new benchmark in world cricket for others to follow. "He's changed the game and other teams are trying to be as attacking as Brendon has been. He's, sort...
  • Black Caps not at risk from rebel league: New Zealand Cricket Yesterday

    New Zealand Cricket believes Black Caps are not at risk of being poached by organisers of a proposed rebel league, backed by Essel Group. "I don't think our players are under threat at the moment," Barclay, NZC's representative at the ICC, told Sunday Star Times. He said the reports were...
  • World champions Australia extend lead atop ODI rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: World Champions Australia have doubled their lead over second-ranked India in One-Day International (ODI) rankings, released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday, from six to 12 points. Meanwhile, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots for the 2017...
  • Indian shuttlers lose in New Zealand Open Grand Prix 5 days ago

    Auckland: The Indian campaign at the $120,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold came to an end as shuttlers Anand Pawar and Rachita Sahdev lost their respective matches at the North Shore Events Centre on Thursday. Mumbai's Pawar, seeded 11th, lost 14-21, 7-21 to South Korean third seed Lee Hyun Il...
  • New Zealand's John Bracewell lands Ireland's coach job 6 days ago

    London: New Zealand's John Bracewell has been appointed Ireland's new head coach, Cricket Ireland announced on Wednesday. The former Black Caps player and coach succeeds Phil Simmons, now in charge of the West Indies, and has signed a contract until 2017, subject to work permit approval. Bracewell, 57, will watch Ireland's one-day...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister apologises over ponytail bullying claim April 22, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday apologised to a waitress who accused him of acting like a "schoolyard bully" by repeatedly pulling her ponytail on visits to her cafe. The unnamed Auckland waitress made the allegation in an anonymous column on left-wing website thedailyblog.co.nz, saying the conservative leader's...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad's Kane Williamson thoroughly enjoying first IPL stint April 21, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: New Zealand and Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson said his first Indian Premier League (IPL) outing has been a very different experience playing alongside local Indian players and international cricketers whom he had played so much against. "It's great to be involved alongside a lot of local Indian players who...
  • McDonald's faces 'cockroach burger' claim in New Zealand April 20, 2015

    Wellington: Fast food giant McDonald's on Monday said it was aware of a New Zealand woman's allegation she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants. Annah Sophia Stevenson told Fairfax New Zealand that she bought a Big Mac meal on Saturday night then...
  • Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair goes missing April 19, 2015

    Napier: Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair sparked a manhunt when he was found missing after a domestic incident. Police were summoned to the Hawke's Bay family house owned by Sinclair and his wife Tina on Saturday. It was believed Tina had called the police. The couple are currently going through...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India women lose 1-4 to New Zealand April 16, 2015

    Hastings: The New Zealand women's hockey team thrashed India 4-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarter-final at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday. It was India who drew first blood as they successfully converted a penalty corner but the 'Black Sticks' struck back as they went on to score four goals. Six...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India hockey women confident against New Zealand April 15, 2015

    Hastings: Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Thursday. India started a on poor note, losing to China and the US. But they came back well to...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...
  • New Zealand draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia April 11, 2015

    Ipoh: New Zealand today eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match. A draw was enough for the Black Sticks to qualify for...
  • India lose 1-2 to China in Hawke's Bay Cup April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: India went down fighting in their opening match, losing 1-2 to China in the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament in Hastings, New Zealand on Saturday. Anuradha Thokochom (31st minute) scored the first goal of the match to give India the lead, but China soon struck back with Mengyu Wang (34th)...
  • The intersection of Analytics, Social Media & Cricket in the cognitive era of computing April 10, 2015

    Since 1975, every fourth year, world class cricketing nations come together for a month long extravaganza. Since February 14th, 2015, 14 teams are battling it out in a 6 week long Cricket World Cup tournament in 14 venues across Australia and New Zealand. During these six weeks, millions of cricket...
  • Australia, New Zealand continue winning run in Azlan Shah Cup April 8, 2015

    Ipoh: Defending champions Australia and New Zealand continued their unbeaten run in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by thrashing Korea 5-1 and lowly Canada 5-0 respectively in their league matches on the third day of the hockey tournament on Wednesday. After these wins, Australia and New Zealand have now garnered maximum...
  • We must reduce our mistakes, says Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: After India suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of New Zealand in their second match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, team's new chief coach Paul van Ass said that despite being the better side on turf for the second consecutive day, results continued to elude his...
  • Azlan Shah Cup: India go down 1-2 against New Zealand April 6, 2015

    Ipoh: Sloppy defending cost India dearly as they conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 against a higher-ranked New Zealand in their second league match of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Monday. Despite enjoying better possession and ball control, India paid the price for letting...
  • As it happened: Azlan Shah Cup, India vs New Zealand April 6, 2015

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to bottom of the page) India on Sunday drew 2-2 with Korea to make a satisfactory start to their campaign in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, in what was Dutchman Paul van Ass' first match as the team's chief coach. India took the lead through...
  • Hockey: Australia blank Canada 7-0, NZ beat Malaysia 4-2 April 5, 2015

    Ipoh: World champions Australia started their title defence with a 7-0 drubbing of lowly Canada while higher-ranked New Zealand defeated hosts Malaysia 4-2 in the other league matches of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey on Sunday. In the first match of the day, Australia started slowly but got into...
  • World Cup Tour Diaries: From Melbourne Ocean drive to Kiwi spirit April 4, 2015

    CNN-IBN brings you the best tourist destinations from Australia and New Zealand as the team travelled length and breadth of Oceania during the Cricket World Cup 2015. ...
  • Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad April 4, 2015

    Wellington: The return of World Cup star Martin Guptill and a call-up for fast-bowler Matt Henry headlined the New Zealand Test squad named on Saturday for the series against England starting next month. Guptill, the leading run scorer in the recent World Cup, has not been required for Test duty since...
  • Twelve things to know about World Cup 2015 April 2, 2015

    Despite only one of the seven knockout games providing a close finish, despite the four overwhelming favourites reaching the semi-finals, it wasn't entirely a boring World Cup because of the interesting encounters at the Group phase. New Zealand beating Australia, Ireland beating West Indies, Pakistan beating South Africa, India beating...
  • Suffering from double-hit lymphoma, Martin Crowe delivers a stirring speech, moves Black Caps to tears April 2, 2015

    After representing New Zealand for a couple of decades, captaining his side to World Cup semi-final and fighting an incurable disease, Martin Crowe is not done yet. The Blacks Caps may have come second to Australia in the recently concluded World Cup but there was hardly anyone who did not...
  • New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning: Stephen Fleming April 2, 2015

    Brendon McCullum's inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year's World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said. Since last year, New Zealand at home have won test series against India, West Indies and Sri Lanka...
  • New Zealand cricketer Aaron Redmond announces retirement April 1, 2015

    Aaron Redmond became the third New Zealand cricketer to announce his retirement in the last two days after Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills. Redmond, the opener, last played international cricket in December 2013, and said he will bring an end to his 16-year career after Otago's ongoing Plunket Shield game...
  • Hockey: We will play to our strengths, says Namita Toppo April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian women hockey midfielder Namita Toppo on Wednesday said the team will look to play to its strengths in the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, USA and New Zealand...
  • New Zealand cricket has evolved over the years: Kane WIlliamson April 1, 2015

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who won four trophies at the NAZ award reckons the culture of the team has evolved over the years and the way they played their cricket is something they have achieved. ...
  • New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum wins Richard Hadlee Medal April 1, 2015

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) honoured Brendon McCullum and his boys at the NZC Awards in Auckland on Wednesday (April 1), with the top award - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal -going to the captain and Kane Williamson taking home four trophies. McCullum's innovative captaincy was one of the highlights of New...
  • World Cup 2015: Rule changes have made game better to watch April 1, 2015

    Australia were worthy winners of what I felt after only a couple of weeks was the best ICC Cricket World Cup we've ever seen. From there, it only got better and better, and it was just what the game needed. There has been talk of reducing the game to two...