Women's World Cup

  • Sushila Chanu to lead junior Women in Hockey World Cup June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Defender Sushila Chanu will lead an 18-member Indian team in the FIH Junior Women's World Cup to be played at Monchengladbach, Germany from July 27 to August 4. Hockey India selectors BP Govinda, Savitri Purty, chief coach of senior women's team Neil Hawgood, junior women's coach Narinder Saini and...
  • 'WI Women cricket showing signs of progress' February 20, 2013

    Gros Islet (St.Lucia): West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief Julian Hunte believes the regional women's team victory over Australia in the super-six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup is proof of their development. The Caribbean side beat the Aussies in their final super-six game to book their place in the...
  • Mithali holds on top batting spot, Australia top team February 18, 2013

    Dubai: Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj held on to his number one spot while world champions Australia became the number one ODI team in the latest ICC rankings issued Monday. Women's World Cup player of the tournament, Suzie Bates, jumped five places to claim a career-best number two...
  • ICC chief thanks BCCI for women's World Cup success February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: ICC President Alan Isaac has thanked the BCCI for successfully hosting the Women's World Cup and praised the volunteers, organisers and sponsors for providing a wonderful opportunity to female cricketers to show their talent and potential on a world stage. He added that the success of the tournament, as well...
  • Coming into the World Cup as unknown entity helped me: Ferling February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Australia's Holly Ferling, who impressed all and sundry with her pace and bounce, Monday said not having a prior reputation helped her perform better in the ICC Women's World Cup, which her team won for a record sixth time. "I guess the pressure is not on you, when the...
  • Lisa Sthalekar happy to end career in India February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran Australian allrounder Lisa Sthalekar, who retired from international cricket after her team won a sixth World Cup title here, on Monday said there could not have been a better place to call it quits than India - the country where she was born. "I made my debut in England...
  • We didn't play as a unit in final: WI Women skipper February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: They came in as underdogs, are going out at as World Cup runners-up but West Indies Women team captain Merissa Aguilleira is not exactly elated given the way her side collapsed in the final against Australia Women here. West Indies Women lost by a whopping 114 runs to the...
  • No Indian in ICC Women's WC team of the tournament February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Not a single Indian cricketer featured in the ICC Women's World Cup team of the tournament even as players from Australia and England dominated the list announced here on Monday. Sri Lanka's Eshani Kaushalya was the lone Asian representative in the team. Finalists Australia and West Indies contributed a total...
  • West Indies playing WC final is good for women's cricket February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: India captain Mithali Raj feels West Indies' entry into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup is good for the game and its followers who were used to witnessing Australia-England summit clashes in the recent past. "West Indies reaching the finals is good for our game. People were...
  • Australia Women say they have an edge over Windies in final February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Jodie Fields, captain of five-time winners Australia, said her side has a slight edge over the West Indies in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final Sunday even though the Caribbean team had shocked them in the Super League stage. "I think the Australian side has got a slight advantage,...
  • Australia Women face WI Women for World Cup title February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Five-time champions Australia Women will walk in with the twin aims of revenge and title triumph when they take on a spirited West Indies Women, a team which has punched above their weight all through, in the summit clash of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup here on Sunday. Australia...
  • West Indies Women let their hair down ahead of World Cup final February 15, 2013

    West Indies Women while away before their World Cup final against Australia in Mumbai on Sunday. ...
  • Diana Edulji wants BCCI to take women cricket seriously February 15, 2013

    Former India captain Diana Edulji urges the BCCI to take drastic steps to improve women's cricket in the country. ...
  • England beat New Zealand to finish third in ICC Women's WC February 15, 2013

    Mumbai: England rode on captain Charlotte Edwards' unbeaten century to beat New Zealand by four wickets and finish third in the ICC Women's World Cup at the Brabourne Stadium here today. Chasing a modest 221 for victory, Edwards played a captain's knock, scoring an unbeaten 106 off 121 deliveries with the...
  • WI chief lauds women's team for reaching final February 15, 2013

    St. John's: West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte has congratulated the West Indies women's team for reaching their first ever World Cup final. On Wednesday, they produced a Herculean effort in their last Super Six, second-round game to beat Australia Women by eight runs and book their place in...
  • Diana Edulji lashes at BCCI for not doing much for women cricket February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India captain Diana Edulji on Thursday berated the BCCI for its discriminatory policies and said the poor show at the World Cup is a clear indication that women's cricket is not progressing in the country. "I think we are playing less cricket after we came into the fold of...
  • SA, Sri Lanka look to finish fifth in Women's WC February 14, 2013

    Cuttack: Sri Lanka will seek to extract revenge on South Africa when they lock horns in the fifth-place match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Barabati Stadium here on Friday. South Africa trounced the islanders by 110 runs for their first win in the Super Six stage of...
  • Edwards 'heartbroken' by England Women's WC exit February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: A dejected England captain Charlotte Edwards blamed her side's exit from the women's cricket World Cup on inconsistent and slow starts in the first phase of the event, saying the defending champions came up with their best way too late. "We came here to win this tournament and we haven't...
  • England Women beat NZ by 15 runs in final Super Six stage February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Defending champions England earned a hard-fought 15-run victory over New Zealand in their inconsequential Super Six match at the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here Wednesday. Defending champions England and last edition's runners-up New Zealand were knocked out of the tournament after West Indies upstaged Australia in an earlier...
  • We executed our plans well, says Aguilleira February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Emotionally overwhelmed after leading West Indies to their maiden World Cup final, skipper Merrissa Aguilleira on Wednesday said her team is reaping the rewards for executing its plans accurately. "Words can't express what I am feeling right now. I am completely overwhelmed. We have been through a lot as a...
  • SA Women trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs February 13, 2013

    Cuttack: Dane van Niekerk's all-round performance helped South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs and register their first win in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Wednesday. A combination of poor shot selection and temperament saw Sri Lanka make a mess of their chase...
  • South Africa Women to play for pride against Sri Lanka February 12, 2013

    Cuttack: Wooden spooners South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in an inconsequential Super Six match of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Barabati Stadium here Wednesday. Both teams have no chance whatsoever of making it to the final and will be playing for pride when they lock horns...
  • England, NZ Women in must-win Super Six match February 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Defending champions England and runners-up New Zealand will lock horns in their do-or-die match of the Super Six stage for a place in the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Tuesday. However, the match could prove to be inconsequential if the second-placed West Indies stun table-toppers Australia...
  • Need to improve our batting, says SL Women skipper February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Disappointed with the performance of her team's batters in crucial games, Sri Lanka skipper Shashikala Siriwardene on Sunday said they need to work on their batting if they want to finish among the top sides in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. Siriwardene said her team wanted to be among...
  • Shrubsole helps England Women to beat SA in Super Six February 10, 2013

    Cuttack: Seamer Anya Shrubsole returned with a five-wicket haul as defending champions England dished out a brilliant all-round performance to thrash South Africa by seven wickets in their Super Six match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Sunday. Shrubsole produced a devastating spell of pace bowling to claim...
  • Australia Women enter World Cup final February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Five-time champions Australia have entered the final of the ICC Women's World Cup after thrashing Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their second Super Six match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. In reply to Sri Lanka's paltry 131, Australia chased down the target in just 22.2 overs. This...
  • SA Women face England Women in a do-or-die Super Six clash February 9, 2013

    Cuttack: In a desperate bid to stay in hunt for a semi-final berth, England Women side led by Charlotte Edwards will go all out against South Africa Women in a do-or-die Super Six encounter of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Barabati Stadium, here on Sunday. Both teams need to...
  • Australia Women take on SL Women in Super Six February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Unbeaten so far, a formidable Australia will take on giant-killers Sri Lanka in what could turn out to be an interesting Super Six clash of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup here on Sunday. Buoyed by the two-run victory over defending champions England in the previous game, five-time champions...
  • Zaka Ashraf blames security reasons for Pakistan Women's poor show February 8, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf on Friday claimed that its women's cricket team finished last place in the World Cup due to the "overwhelming security fears" in India which led to their matches being shifted from Mumbai to Cuttack. Pakistan women's team matches were shifted to Cuttack...
  • I was nervous before the start of play, says Ferling February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Her impressive pace bowling helped Australia beat England in a Women's World Cup thriller here Tuesday, but young Holly Ferling conceded she was nervous at the start of play as she had to fill-in the big shoes of premier bowler Ellyse Perry who missed out due to illness. "I found...