WORLD CUP

  • Indian men, women win World Cup Kabaddi titles 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    The Indian men's team continued their winning streak by clinching the fifth Kabaddi World Cup title, while the women's side bagged the crown for the fourth consecutive time, here on Saturday. At a grand finale held at Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, the Indian men's team defeated Pakistan 45-42 for the...
  • Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    London: England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was 'gutted' to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook was dropped on Friday from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month...
  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively". Patel on Saturday chaired the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Annual General...
  • Eoin Morgan named England ODI captain, Alastair Cook dropped from squad 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports Yesterday

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played for Pakistan A against Kenya in Lahore, bowling six overs and...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen Yesterday

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony Yesterday

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain: Nasser Hussain 2 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook should be immediately taken out from captaincy ahead of the World Cup before time runs out, former England skipper Nasser Hussain had said. England's one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka was their fourth in a row under Cook, who scored 119 runs in six games. England went down...
  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final 3 days ago

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • Real Madrid coast into Club World Cup final 4 days ago

    Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo or New Zealand's Auckland City. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Benzema in the 36th. Bale added...
  • India thrash USA 52-29 in Kabaddi World Cup 1 week ago

    Kapurthala: Iran men's team and Indian women's team secured semifinal berths after defeating Spain and Denmark respectively in the fifth Kabaddi World Cup here on Saturday. The Indian men's team also defeated USA 52-29. In first match of the men's section, Iran defeated Spain 54-27. The Iranian team dominated the match from...
  • Jayawardene, Afridi to be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup December 13, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Pakistan's seasoned allrounder Shahid Afridi will be the two most experienced cricket players going into the 2015 World Cup, with their fifth appearance in the mega event, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Friday. Both Jayawardene and Afridi, first played in...
  • Parvez Rasool should be in World Cup squad: Bishan Singh Bedi December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Proud of seeing Jammu and Kashimir cricket getting noticed after its historic win the Ranji Trophy opener against Mumbai, former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi said that the side boasts of many talented players and singled out Pervez Rasool for a World Cup berth. "Pervez Rasool, what a player!...
  • Have asked legislators to repay dues incurred on Brazil junket: Goa CM December 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he had told the legislators to pay the dues. "Not aware about 3 reminders, joined government last month," said Parsekar. ...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • Goa Minister, 3 MLAs yet to repay Rs 12 lakh each for Brazil junket during 2014 football World Cup December 12, 2014

    Panaji: Six months after three Goa MLAs and one minister had gone on a junket to Brazil for the football World Cup, they are yet to repay their dues to the Sports Authority of Goa. Sports Authority of Goa has claimed that they have sent three reminders till now to...
  • England's Craig Kieswetter set to miss Cricket World Cup 2015 December 11, 2014

    Taunton: England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to play at the 2015 Cricket World Cup because of a serious eye injury. Somerset, Kieswetter's English county side, says in a statement that the 27-year-old player "has struggled to regain perfect vision" after suffering a "terrible" eye injury in a domestic game in...
  • World Cup is the ultimate goal, says Misbah-ul-Haq December 10, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is willing to conduct experiments with the squad with the aim of making a strong showing at the upcoming 2015 World Cup. Pakistan are currently leading against New Zealand 1-0 in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. They are scheduled to play the second...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: reports December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team. Sources close to Malik told PTI that the all-rounder's reluctance stemmed from the fact firstly over the treatment he had...
  • Six uncapped players in West Indies World Cup provisional squad December 9, 2014

    Six uncapped players were named in the West Indies' 30-man provisional squad on Tuesday for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, 30-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, teenage fast bowler Marquino Mindley, and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis and Jonathan Carter are the...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs New Zealand to win World Cup December 9, 2014

    Melbourne: Controversial England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has backed co-hosts New Zealand to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The former England batsman, who arrived on Monday to play with the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League, did not miss a beat when asked who he thought would...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • Sachin Tendulkar greets India for winning World Cup for blind December 8, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated the Indian visually impaired cricket team for winning the World Cup for Blind by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan. In reply to Pakistan's 389 in their allotted 40 overs, India reached 392 with two balls to spare in the final of the Cricket World Cup for blind...
  • Jesse Ryder not in New Zealand's World Cup plans December 8, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder's chequered past came back to haunt him on Monday when New Zealand selectors left him out of a preliminary 30-man World Cup squad. The 30-year-old is regarded as one of the Black Caps' few match-winners but his career has been littered with alcohol-fuelled incidents and chief...
  • India beat defending champions Pakistan to lift cricket World Cup for Blind December 8, 2014

    India defeated defending champions Pakistan to win the 4th Cricket World Cup for the Blind on Sunday. In reply to Pakistan's 389, India scored 392 with two balls to spare.Except for their initial match against Pakistan, India won all games in the league, in which other participating countries were Sri Lanka,...
  • Selectors' decision should be respected, says Irfan Pathan December 7, 2014

    Out-of-favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said the selection committee's decision to drop five senior players from the 30-member probables list for 2015 ODI World Cup should be respected. "It was selectors' decision to drop the senior players from the world cup probables' list. It has to be respected," Pathan...
  • Alastair Cook captain as England name provisional World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    England named a provisional 30-man squad on Saturday for next year's one-day World Cup with Alastair Cook as captain. Cook is under pressure following a poor run of results and is suspended from Sunday's game against Sri Lanka due to the team's slow over-rate in the last game. Fast bowlers James Anderson...
  • Pakistan include suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal in preliminary World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    Pakistan selectors have included suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in a preliminary squad of 30 players for next year's cricket World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling by the International Cricket Council in September after failing a biomechanics test in Brisbane. A board official said Ajmal had been named in the preliminary squad...