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  • Demolish unauthorised construction in MA Chidambaram Stadium: SC 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the three stands (I,J,K) of the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will not be used for seating spectators during cricket matches as they do not conform to regulations and public safety and their unauthorised parts need to be demolished. "Your starting point was wrong....
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    Hailing McCullum and company for playing their hearts out, former Kiwi all-rounder Harris said the current team of players can carry on for 4-5 years. ...
  • Sidath Wettimuny to head Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lankan opener, has been appointed head of a nine-member interim committee to carry out functions of Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee, established by Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lanka's sports minister, will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until...
  • Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs 11 hours 3 minutes ago

    Sydney: Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format. Michael Holding, Ian Chappell, Rahul Dravid and Martin Crowe, participating as experts in 'ESPNcricinfo' discussion on the future of ODI game, in Sydney after the second...
  • Brendon McCullum joins Birmingham Bears T20 Blast squad 11 hours 6 minutes ago

    London: Birmingham Bears have pulled off a major coup by signing New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to help retain their NatWest T20 Blast title. McCullum, whose runs as opening batsman helped the Black Caps reach the Cricket World Cup Final, has agreed to a seven-match deal with the Bears. The 33-year-old, recognised...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level. Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake said that Jayawardene, 37, has consented to a futuristic role in restructuring the schools and junior...
  • BCCI must address issue of player burnout: Venkatapathy Raju 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Taking into consideration the Indian cricket team's grueling international schedule, former national selector Venkatapathy Raju today said the BCCI must address the issue of player burnout and should have a back-up team of bowlers. The 2011 ODI world champions had a dream run in the just concluded edition of the...
  • Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Haddin spoke with a Sydney radio station on Monday after...
  • With analytics, cricket means more fun, more business: Educomp IT Head Somnath Mukherjee 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There's no denying the fact that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the most digitally-advanced cricket tournament of all time. Leveraging analytical capabilities, the World Cup 2015 was truly a fan-friendly affair, as analytics helped cricket lovers enjoy the ease in which they received live score...
  • Sponsored: Can social sentiment analytics drive enterprise insights? 15 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On March 7, 2015, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Africa vs Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup 2015 captured the attention of a global audience. The high tension match kept fans on the edge of their seats until Pakistan achieved victory thanks to...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan eye Indian team comeback via IPL 15 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee...
  • Sponsored: Big Data: The future of world class cricket 15 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly,...
  • Sponsored: How IBM Social Sentiment Analytics delivered deep insights from Cricket World Cup noise 15 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Social Sentiment Analysis is becoming a critical technology for businesses to understand customer sentiment. IBM used this science in the sporting arena in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where as part of its innovative Score With Data campaign IBM Social Media Analytics examined social discussion...
  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for Cricket World Cup 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is...
  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for World Cup 2015 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is one key...
  • Sponsored - How IBM Social Sentiment Analytics delivered deep insights from Cricket World Cup noise 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Social Sentiment Analysis is becoming a critical technology for businesses to understand customer sentiment. IBM used this science in the sporting arena in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where as part of its innovative Score With Data campaign IBM Social Media Analytics examined social discussion around teams,...
  • Sponsored - Big Data - The Future of World Class Cricket 15 hours 48 minutes ago

    The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly, Big...
  • Sponsored: Can Social Sentiment Analytics Drive Enterprise Insights 15 hours 49 minutes ago

    On March 7, 2015, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Africa vs Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup 2015 captured the attention of a global audience. The high tension match kept fans on the edge of their seats until Pakistan achieved victory thanks to some masterful...
  • With analytics, cricket means more fun, more business, says Educomp IT Head Somnath Mukherjee 15 hours 56 minutes ago

    There's no denying the fact that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the most digitally-advanced cricket tournament of all time. Leveraging analytical capabilities, the World Cup 2015 was truly a fan-friendly affair, as analytics helped cricket lovers enjoy the ease in which they received live score and...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • From veteran Sangakkara to the unknown Shenwari: The surprise packages of World Cup 2015 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    This World Cup will be remembered for its milestones. Two ODI double hundreds, two 400-plus scores by a team, 38 centuries and the most watched World Cup ever. The pool stage matches had better contests than the knockouts and the event which was expected to provide bowling-friendly conditions was once...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss 16 hours 30 minutes ago

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • World Cup hero Mitchell Starc tops cricket bowlers' rankings 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that saw him named the "Player of the Tournament". Starc jumped two places to take the top spot. He...
  • Kolkata Municipal elections prompt IPL schedule rejig 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift KKR's April 12 to 25 home matches following a request from the police there. The IPL will be played at 12 venues across India from...
  • Team India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Prasanna 17 hours 42 minutes ago

    The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna. The bowling department copped serious criticism in the...
  • Virat Kohli's work ethics are second to none, says Ravi Shastri 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense". "If it was so, Virat wouldn't have got...
  • Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said. Australia's attention has turned to dominating with the red...
  • Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed 'comfortable' with Australian drinking 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    Boozy celebrations have been a part of Australian cricket for decades but test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be politely declining when the victory beers are passed around on the tour of the Caribbean and England. The 33-year-old legspinner has plenty of reasons to celebrate, having helped Victoria win the domestic Sheffield...
  • Daniel Vettori thanks New Zealand for letting him play 5 World Cups 19 hours 24 minutes ago

    Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, on Monday bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old, whose ODI future was a subject of speculation at the...