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  • It'll be tough to fix any World Cup 2015 matches: ICC chief January 20, 2015

    The chief executive of cricket's governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Misbah-ul-Haq January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud. India and Pakistan open their respective campaigns against each other on February 15...
  • Sunil Gavaskar blasts Indian bowlers, wants Ishant out of team January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours. After failing to take 20 wickets in the 2-0 Test series defeat against Australia,...
  • PCB bars players from using social media websites during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month. Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema confirmed on Tuesday that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site...
  • Shahid Afridi wants to regain fastest ODI ton record during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi said he will try to wrest back the record of scoring the fastest ODI hundred when Pakistan tours New Zealand and during the World Cup to make it a memorable farewell for him and his fans from 50 overs cricket. Afridi has announced he will retire...
  • World Cup 2015 will be bigger and better, says David Richardson January 20, 2015

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson believes that "there has been no stone left unturned" as preparations continue ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but stressed the need for players to remember their responsibilities to uphold the sport's integrity at all times. In an exclusive TV interview with the...
  • Rahul Dravid not impressed with current World Cup format January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Having been a part of three World Cup campaigns, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that the current format of the 50-over showpiece event, starting mid February in Australia and New Zealand, is too predictable and should be improved upon. "Don't really like it. Reason is you can...
  • Bilawal Bhatti replaces Junaid Khan in Pakistan's World Cup squad January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan suffered a major blow even before the Pakistan team could leave for the World Cup as experienced pacer Junaid Khan was replaced by allrounder Bilawal Bhatti in the 15-member squad. The Pakistan Cricket Board said that Junaid had still not made a full recovery from a hamstring injury he...
  • 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...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: From Transglobal Underground to Bharat Brass Band; world musicians set to perform January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jaipur is once again set to dance to the beat of world class musicians as the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic line up of artists playing morning and night. The music performances will take place at two locations, the Font Lawns at Diggi Palace...
  • Stuart Binny 44, India 153: FAQ answered January 20, 2015

    On a Tuesday in Brisbane, a frequently asked question was answered with unequivocal precision when Stuart Binny - the most surprise inclusion for many in India's World Cup squad - put the disquiet over his selection to rest. The allrounder's confidence followed statements of support from his captain and coach, and...
  • India's growth rate will increase by 6.3 per cent this year, surpass China's by 2016: IMF January 20, 2015

    Washington: India is expected to grow at 6.3 per cent this year and 6.5 per cent in 2016 by when it is likely to cross China's projected growth rate, the IMF said while terming the new government's reforms as "promising" but insisted that their implementation is key. In 2014, India's growth...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • Selection committee can appoint Misbah replacement: PCB January 19, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing. A senior board official confirmed to PTI that if Misbah is unable...
  • Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race January 19, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on Geo Super channel, the seasoned campaigner tipped Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India to be in the...
  • World Cup 2015 knockouts: who plays where January 19, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the venue allocation criteria for the quarter-finals of the World Cup which will be held from February 14 to March 29. If World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand were to qualify from Pool A, they will play their quarter-finals in...
  • Michael Clarke on track for World Cup return January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia's preparation for next month's ODI World Cup on Monday received a massive boost with the announcement that inspirational skipper Michael Clarke is on track for a return from injury by February 21. Clarke, who underwent a hamstring surgery earlier this month, has been named in Australia's World Cup squad...
  • 'Showdown with Pakistan is most exciting in World Cup' January 19, 2015

    When I first started playing first-class cricket, the greatest incentive was to break into the Indian team and get the opportunity to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand. But at no stage did I actually think that I would on the plane to...
  • Muttiah Muralidaran: 1996 was Sri Lanka's cricketing awakening January 19, 2015

    That tournament and its meaning is a line in the sand for the sport in our country. Before 1996 cricket was amateur. It was popular, but not a uniting force by any means. But when we won in Lahore in 1996 that all changed. The success reached out to the...
  • Max Sorensen replaces Tim Murtagh in Irish World Cup 2015 squad January 18, 2015

    London: Max Sorensen has replaced injured Middlesex seamer Tim Murtagh in Ireland's squad for the upcoming World Cup, team officials announced on Sunday. Murtagh suffered a foot fracture during an Ireland training camp in Dubai, where the squad are based ahead of the World Cup, on January 7 and underwent surgery...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes January 18, 2015

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • India's opening woes sorted, at one end January 18, 2015

    Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina switched to ODIs in Australia like fish to water after a forgettable Test series, but Shikhar Dhawan lost another round in his battle with bad form, which left one end of India's opening for World Cup sorted and the other still in doubt. India ignored...
  • 'India, South Africa biggest challengers to Australia in World Cup' January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14. "Australia's biggest challenges will come from South...
  • 2015 edition of Mumbai Marathon begins with 40,485 participants January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year's edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior...
  • We want to win World Cup for Peshawar school kids: Misbah-ul-Haq January 17, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan World Cup squad on Saturday interacted with the surviving children of the Army Public School carnage in Peshawar and also with their parents who were affected by the terrorist attacks on December 16. Soon after moving scenes were seen as the players shook hands with the injured children...
  • Inzaman-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan break World Cup jinx against India January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's most capped player Inzamam-ul-Haq wants to see the national team create history in the forthcoming Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by defeating arch-rivals India in the opening match in Adelaide. "Throughout my career we?beat India in many matches but for some reason we never managed to...