ICC WORLD CUP 2015

  • Sponsored: Wins, the analytics advantage in Cricket April 20, 2015

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Sponsored: Wins - the analytics advantage in Cricket April 20, 2015

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain April 19, 2015

    Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand last month. Nabi said his lack of form was one of the primary reasons for stepping down. "I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than...
  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI April 19, 2015

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • Twitter slams Virat Kohli's immature outburst April 10, 2015

    India's batting star Virat Kohli on Friday said that he was 'hurt' by the way fans responded after his dismal show in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia that led to his team's ouster from the mega event. India, after winning seven matches in a row, lost to Australia in the...
  • Critics should be ashamed of blaming me for World Cup semis defeat, I am hurt: Kohli April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". India, after winning seven matches in a row, had a bad day against...
  • The intersection of analytics, social media and 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...
  • Why watching cricket in Australia is a bliss and in India pain April 9, 2015

    It's not a eulogy to cricket grounds in Australia. But do consider it an open letter to BCCI. Not because I visited Australia during the World Cup that I am writing this. It's because I have been subject to what millions of families go through at cricket venues in India...
  • MS Dhoni will be penniless one day: Yograj Singh curses India captain April 7, 2015

    Is it an emotion, wrath or anger? Yograj Singh, father of ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh, in a remark that could trigger a major controversy and war of words, has blasted India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his son's exclusion from the ICC World Cup 2015 squad. An emotional Yograj also...
  • Bangladesh police seek acquittal of Rubel Hossain in rape case April 6, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi cricketer Rubel Hossain on Monday got a clean chit in an alleged rape case filed by an aspiring actress as the police, in its final report, sought acquittal of the 'country's World Cup hero'. Police told Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Court that they found no proof of the charges the...
  • PCB's World Cup review meeting lasts 20 minutes April 6, 2015

    Karachi: A high-level meeting called by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to review the national team's performance in the World Cup ended in just 20 minutes. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan had convened a meeting of the PCB review 2015 group in Lahore last weekend to discuss the performance of the national...
  • Mustafa Kamal's resignation as ICC President lauded, ICC mulls replacement April 4, 2015

    With Bangladesh aggrieved after the controversy surrounding their quarter-final against India at the recently concluded ICC World Cup, followed by the then ICC President Mustafa Kamal being snubbed at the presentation ceremony during the final at MCG, it was only a matter of time for Kamal to put down his...
  • Mustafa Kamal's resignation will not affect ties with India: Bangladesh Cricket Board April 3, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said on Friday that he does not believe compatriot Mustafa Kamal's quitting as International Cricket Council (ICC) president will affect cricketing ties between Bangladesh and India. Hassan said the event of Kamal's stepping down was "unfortunate" and that it would have been better if...
  • CNN-IBN cricket experts pick up 2015 World Cup dream team April 2, 2015

    Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win their fifth World Cup title. ...
  • 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...
  • MS Dhoni is India's highest impact player in ODI history April 2, 2015

    About an hour after playing the World Cup-winning knock in 2011, there's a story that has Dhoni sitting quietly in the dressing room when someone asked him what that precise moment was when he knew India would win the World Cup. Dhoni shook his head and said that he never...
  • Lehmann comes to Haddin's rescue after widespread criticism April 2, 2015

    Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has come to the defense of Brad Haddin after widespread criticism over his verbal send-offs to Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott during the World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday. Lehmann insisted the issue was blown out of proportion and that the sledging was a part...
  • World Cup was a mixed bag for Team India: Kris Srikkanth April 1, 2015

    The former chief selector said the Indian team peaked a little too early in the tournament and rued the lack of hunger in the team's opening partnership. ...
  • ICC should go back to 1987 World Cup format: Kiran More April 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India stumper Kiran More wants the next ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 be held on the same format as the 1987 edition organised in the sub-continent for the first time in which he also figured as a player. "It (the just concluded edition) was a disappointing World Cup....
  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' April 1, 2015

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during the...
  • ICC accepts Mustafa Kamal's resignation as President April 1, 2015

    The International Cricket Council on Wednesday accepted the resignation of its disgruntled President Mustafa Kamal, who quit the position after being denied the honour of presenting the World Cup winners' trophy. "The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (Wednesday) confirmed that Mr Mustafa Kamal has tendered his resignation as the ICC President...
  • Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience: Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi April 1, 2015

    In India, World Cup fever might just be over, but not cricket fever. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) season just round the corner, cricket enthusiasts are up for some massive doses of cricketing excitement. And cricket fever doesn't spare anyone in India, including C-level executives. There's no denying the fact...
  • 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...
  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy April 1, 2015

    Mustafa Kamal has decided to quit as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of the Cricket World Cup trophy handing over controversy between him and the ICC. While addressing journalists Kamal made it clear that he is not happy with the chains of events that happened...
  • Charges of South Africa's selection interference 'utter nonsense': Haroon Lorgat April 1, 2015

    Johannesburg: Dismissing reports of interference in team selection ahead of South Africa's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as "utter nonsense", CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has clarified that no late-night instructions were given after the playing XI was announced. Responding to reports in Afrikaans daily 'Beeld', Lorgat denied that he...
  • 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...
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris March 31, 2015

    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. ...
  • BCCI must address issue of player burnout: Venkatapathy Raju March 31, 2015

    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 March 31, 2015

    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...