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  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' Yesterday

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest Yesterday

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson Yesterday

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights Yesterday

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland 2 days ago

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield 3 days ago

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE 3 days ago

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win 1 week ago

    Nelson: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign. After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation's highest one-day...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures 1 week ago

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights 1 week ago

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • World Cup: We gave a good account of ourselves says, Mohammad Tauqir 1 week ago

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir took positives from their four-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in a Group B World Cup encounter on Thursday saying they played well and expected the result to go in their favour. Zimbabwe at a stage were tottering at 167 for five in the 33rd...
  • World Cup 2015: We batted well, disappointed with fielding, says Elton Chigumbura 1 week ago

    Nelson: Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team's fielding after they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Zimbabweans were loose on the field, as they let UAE post a decent total...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...
  • ICC World Cup: Captain Elton Chigumbura urges Zimbabwe to be 'ruthless' February 18, 2015

    Zimbabwe took heart from their gutsy display against title contenders South Africa and will try to be "ruthless" against the United Arab Emirates, captain Elton Chigumbura said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe had the Proteas reeling at 83 for four before being put to the sword by a world record fifth-wicket unbroken stand...
  • UAE face Zimbabwe for their first World Cup match since 1996 February 18, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at a World Cup in 1996, beating the Netherlands...
  • World Cup 2015: The long haul finally pays off for UAE batsman Khurram Khan February 17, 2015

    Cricket has always been a sport that has rewarded patience, even in the souped-up version of the one-day game, but few players at the World Cup have had to wait longer for their big break than the evergreen United Arab Emirates batsman Khurram Khan. At 43, he and UAE captain Mohammad...
  • World Cup Warm-up: Michael Clarke makes safe return as Australia rout UAE February 11, 2015

    Michael Clarke struck a half-century in an encouraging return from injury as Australia routed United Arab Emirates by 188 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday in their last warm-up before the World Cup. Leading the team after a long lay-off from hamstring surgery, Clarke promoted himself up the batting...
  • Michael Clarke to play Australia's warm-up game against UAE February 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in the warm-up game against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday as he intensifies his endeavour to be fit for the World Cup. Coach Darren Lehmann said that if Clarke gets through training on Tuesday he will play against UAE in the final warm-up...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: UAE out there to enjoy, Ireland to surprise February 1, 2015

    The 2007 ICC World Cup was not a memorable experience for India and Pakistan. Both teams visited the Caribbean with high hopes but were knocked out of the first round of the event. One of the major reasons for their early exit was their unexpected loss against the minnows. India...
  • UAE pin hopes on two 43-year-olds in second WC appearance January 27, 2015

    Skippered by a 43-year-old and with a 15-man squad featuring nine players over 30, the United Arab Emirates believe their status as no-hopers could work in their favour at the World Cup. The last of the 14 finalists to book their place at the showpiece event, the Gulf side are playing...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • Ozil, Ramsey set for Arsenal return in home tie against Stoke January 9, 2015

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are back in training and in contention for Sunday's game against Stoke City after lengthy spells on the sidelines. Germany international Ozil has been out since early October with a knee ligament injury, while Ramsey has not featured...
  • New Zealand players wanted to abandon UAE series: Sources November 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had to contact their New Zealand counterpart in order to convince the Kiwi team to continue with their series in the United Arab Emirates following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes. A well informed source in the PCB told PTI on Saturday that...
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit UAE November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is paying her first official visit to the United Arab Emirates November 10-12, during which she will hold discussions on bilateral, regional and other issues of mutual interest. Sushma Swaraj will also interact with the Indian community during her visit, which is taking place...
  • Controversial batsman Jesse Ryder gets World Cup lifeline October 31, 2014

    Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand 'A' team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month. The 30-year-old Ryder has been kept out of the national side after...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer October 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series August 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...