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  • IPTL 2015 draft: Indian Aces snare Nadal, Leander to new team Japan Warriors 6 days ago

    Dubai: Spanish legend Rafael Nadal will play for the Indian side in the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), where Japan Warriors will be the new franchise in the competition, scheduled to begin on December 2. Charismatic Roger Federer had played for the Indian team in the inaugural...
  • India supports Russian resolution opposing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff March 26, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 crore relief for road mishap in UAE March 20, 2015

    Dubai: A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, local media reported on Friday. Aboobacker Palliyalil from Kerala, who was a newspaper vendor at the time of accident, was...
  • World Cup: Dear ICC, take care of the minnows March 17, 2015

    The minnows are here to stay and will do so unless the ICC wants it otherwise. The performance of the lower-ranked teams has improved significantly in the past three World Cups. The 2007 Cricket World Cup had 16 participants and there was a lot of criticism then that the organisers were...
  • Watch: Pakistan, WI qualify for quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 29 highlights March 16, 2015

    Sarfraz Ahmed scored Pakistan's first World Cup century since 2007 to lead them into the quarters while bowlers starred for Windies to help them beat UAE. ...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • World Cup Scenarios: West Indies, Pakistan on the edge in last two pool games March 14, 2015

    The World Cup enters its final day of pool games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known - New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Pool A and defending champions...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies to face UAE in a must-win game in Napier March 14, 2015

    It's math camp. On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. In the middle of it all are United Arab Emirates, with...
  • 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: De Villiers stars in South Africa's win over UAE March 12, 2015

    AB de Villiers scored 99 and picked up two wickets as South Africa ended their Pool B campaign on a high by thrashing UAE by 146 runs in Wellington. ...
  • 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...
  • World Cup: We are learning, not surrendering, says UAE captain Tauqir March 12, 2015

    UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir has dismissed questions his side had done damage to their reputation by refusing to meaningfully chase targets in their last two World Cup matches after a 146-run loss to South Africa on Thursday. AB de Villiers' side scored 341 for six in their 50 overs at Wellington...
  • World Cup: South Africa thump UAE by 146 runs to finish second in Pool B March 12, 2015

    "It seems the only way they cannot score 400 runs is if we win the toss and bat," Mohammad Tauqir, the UAE captain, had joked on the eve of his side's World Cup Pool B fixture against South Africa. Tauqir raised quite a few eyebrows therefore by choosing to bowl first...
  • World Cup: Consistency key against UAE, stresses West Indies coach March 12, 2015

    Napier: Coach Stuart Williams says the West Indies will be focused on delivering a consistent performance when they face the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their crucial World Cup Pool A fixture on Sunday. The Caribbean side is battling for a spot in the quarter-finals and need to beat the UAE...
  • AB De Villiers enters World Cup top-10 scorers' list March 12, 2015

    Wellington: South African cricket captain AB de Villiers continued to script statistical history at the ongoing World Cup as he on Thursday entered the top-10 of all-time scorers' list besides breaking the tournament record for most sixes by a player. With his 99-run knock against the UAE in a pool B...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs UAE, World Cup, Match 36 March 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa seek clinical UAE job before quarters March 11, 2015

    South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown a spanner in the works. Come Thursday (March 11),...
  • ICC World Cup: India's Mohit Sharma wary of 'slog overs' pressure March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: India seamer Mohit Sharma warned on Monday that the defending World Cup champions' razor-sharp attack will only be judged fully once they are exposed to a desperate, late innings assault. India have already qualified for the quarter-finals after seeing off Pakistan, South Africa, the UAE and West Indies and a...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 March 5, 2015

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv- ICC (@ICC)...
  • 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: We'll take the win but we need to get better, says Waqar Younis March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. All but written off at the World Cup, one match was all it took to change the momentum of their fortunes and propel them to their one and only 50-over title, achieved in 1992. The 43-year-old had not quite seen that on...
  • World Cup: Satisfactory performance before South Africa game, says Ahmed Shehzad March 4, 2015

    Napier: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, Man-of-the-Match for his 93 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B contest at the McLean Park on Wednesday, said he was satisfied with the way they performed ahead of their crucial encounter against South Africa on March 7. It was the...