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  • Mishap involving two Gulf aircraft over Indian skies averted 51 minutes ago

    The two aircraft (Emirates and Etihad Airways) flights came close to each other while flying in opposite directions. Mumbai ATC alerted one of the flight commanders in time. The incident occurred on the intervening night of March 29 and 30. Emirates flight was heading to Dubai from Seychelles while Etihad...
  • Near miss by Etihad, Emirates flights over Mumbai airspace 15 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A possible mishap involving aircraft of two Gulf carriers over Indian airspace early on Monday was averted when Mumbai ATC alerted one of the commanders, aviation sources said on Tuesday. The incident involving Emirates and Etihad Airways was reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which has...
  • One catch could have changed our World Cup: Mohammad Tauqir March 15, 2015

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir was able to reflect with some pride on a World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday without a win but he felt one dropped catch could have changed the complexion of their tournament. Tauqir's side lost to West Indies by six wickets at McLean Park...
  • World Cup: West Indies stay alive for quarters after hammering UAE March 15, 2015

    "If we can wrap it up as quickly as possible, that's a plus for us. I can't play the weather. If it comes, it comes. If it doesn't, we just need to do what's required of us." With the threatening Cyclone Pam looming large over Match 41 of the 2015 World...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE say no favours for West Indies March 14, 2015

    Napier: There won`t be any favours for the West Indies in their must-win World Cup clash against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, with UAE skipper Mohammad Tauqir saying they want to knock the former champions out of the tourmament. The West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 winners, are locked in...
  • West Indies hoping to avoid cyclone at World Cup March 13, 2015

    The West Indies is anxiously watching weather forecasts as it prepares for a pivotal Cricket World Cup match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Tropical Cyclone Pam, currently a category five superstorm, is bearing down on New Zealand's east coast, bringing gale force winds and rain, but is not expected...
  • Watch: South Africa breeze into quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 26 Highlights March 13, 2015

    South Africa beat UAE to become the second team from Pool B, after India, to book a place in the quarter-finals. Watch the highlights from Day 26 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa 'raring to go' in quarters, says David Miller March 12, 2015

    Wellington: South Africa have put their roller-coaster pool performances at the World Cup behind them and are "raring to go" in the knockout rounds, batsman David Miller said on Thursday. Miller, who scored 49 as the Proteas defeated the United Arab Emirates by 146 runs to secure a quarter-final berth, said...
  • World Cup: Not perfect but a good win anyway, says AB de Villiers March 12, 2015

    South Africa's 146-run victory over UAE in their final World Cup Pool B clash on Thursday was exactly what the team needed heading into the quarter-finals, captain AB de Villiers said. De Villiers' side have experienced an inconsistent campaign and were still to secure qualification for the last eight before the...
  • Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes, including IndiGo March 5, 2015

    Berlin: Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 per cent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January, aiming to...
  • World Cup: Mohammed Tauqir praises UAE's 'Sir Viv Richards' Shaiman Anwar March 4, 2015

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Tauqir found a positive in his team's 129-run defeat against Pakistan at the World Cup in Napier on Wednesday - his shining star Shaiman Anwar. Anwar, born in Sialkot in Pakistan before migrating to the UAE, struck 62 in UAE's 210-8 in reply to Pakistan's 339-6...
  • World Cup 2015: Much needed win for us, says Misbah-ul-Haq March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that Wednesday's 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the McLean Park was much needed. "That's a much needed win for us and obviously we won by a big margin. So, now we can just relax a...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club March 4, 2015

    Napier: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs...
  • World Cup: Pakistan move into top four after UAE's 129-run rout March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan topped 300 for the first time in the tournament, with some help from the United Arab Emirates, whose catching let them down, and not only secured two more points but also bolstered their net run-rate, going from -0.1373 to -0.385. Save for Nasir Jamshed, every batsman made runs, pushing...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan handle flights and fights March 3, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team's exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. "The next six days are going to be very tough for us with flights and three games but that's how...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE March 3, 2015

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • UAE's fan base growing after World Cup show March 1, 2015

    UAE played their third match of the World Cup against India on Saturday. They went in after a close loss to Ireland with confidence and a set of players that showed they could make a Test-playing nation (Zimbabwe) step back and take notice. Did they do well enough? Not really. Did the UAE...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? March 1, 2015

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup March 1, 2015

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir February 28, 2015

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates February 28, 2015

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin February 28, 2015

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE cricketer an officer with Dubai police February 28, 2015

    Perth: Remember Dwayne Leverock? The big man from Bermuda who defied girth and gravity to smartly grab on to an edge from Robin Uthappa at the 2007 World Cup? Remember what his day job was? Yeah, a cop. Surely, crime rates in Bermuda must be pretty low? Now, meet Fahad Alhashmi....
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself February 28, 2015

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 February 28, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash February 26, 2015

    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' February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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. ...