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  • Electrification work of 925 km rail route to commence from April 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In an effort to fast-track completion of crucial rail infrastructure projects, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) has tied up with Sojitz- L&T for the electrification of the 925 km-long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor track between Rewari and Vadodara. Funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the largest single railway...
  • ICC World Cup: West Indies missing Sunil Narine, says Clive Lloyd 42 minutes ago

    Perth: Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd said the West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game-changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the cricket World Cup underway in New Zealand and Australia. Off-spinner Narine withdrew just before the squad left the Caribbean for the World Cup, claiming he...
  • World Cup: India's inconsistent bowling will be exposed soon, says Viv Richards 50 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies cricket legend Viv Richards on Thursday said that the Indian bowling is not consistent enough and sooner or later it will be exploited by opposition batsmen. In a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Richards said that even though India are a force to reckon with...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle hints at retirement from Test cricket 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problem cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle said he plans to assess his future after the World Cup when he meets with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials. However,...
  • World Cup: A foot in the quarters, India eye West Indies kill 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully, the face-off has ended with BCCI stepping in to officially warn Kohli...
  • World Cup: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Two-time champions will meet two-time champions at the ICC World Cup on Friday - a status West Indies have had since 1979 but India have never played with those credentials against the once invisible Caribbean team. India, with a foot inside the quarter-finals after 3/3 wins, will be the more...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza lauds Bangladesh's batting effort 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday lauded the efforts of his batsmen who chased down a target of 319 runs against Scotland in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here. The victory was Bangladesh's highest successful One-Day International (ODI) chase and the second highest successful run-chase...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohit Sharma survives injury scare ahead of Windies clash 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Perth: In-form pacer Mohit Sharma was on Thursday hit on the right hand during training but he remains available for selection for India's World Cup game against the West Indies here on Friday. "Mohit Sharma got hit in his right hand during net practice today and Precautionary X-Ray was taken and...
  • World Cup 2015: Scotland did not create enough pressure, says Kyle Coetzer 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Nelson: Despite opener Kyle Coetzer's brilliant knock of 156, Scotland ended up on the losing side as Bangladesh defeated the non-Test playing team by six wickets in a World Cup Pool A game at the Saxton Oval here on Thursday. Man-of-the-match Coetzer rued having not been able to create enough pressure...
  • World Cup: Pakistan batsmen need to stay focussed against South Africa 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    Back to back victories must have given captain Misbah-ul-Haq a huge sigh of relief as Pakistan's fragile looking batting is gradually gaining some confidence ahead of all-important Pool B match against South Africa. After two successive losses against India and West Indies, Zimbabwe also tested Pakistan batsmen to the limits...
  • World Cup 2015: BCCI warns Virat Kohli for misbehaving with media 3 hours 58 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken note of the incident that occurred at Perth a couple of days ago and has warned Virat Kohli for the incident which involved an Indian journalist at the receiving end of Kohli's abuses. Kohli has been told by the board to...
  • Weather threatens South Africa vs Pakistan World Cup clash 4 hours 30 minutes ago

    Auckland: The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand's MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon. Should the worst happen and the day-night game is washed out, Pakistan might be glad to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman advise Virat Kohli to end row with journalist 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Perth: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe. Gavaskar and Laxman admitted that dealing with the media was never easy but they...
  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Thursday was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia. An x-ray on the injured finger revealed a fracture, which has put...
  • Sponsored: What enterprise IT should learn from the Cricket World Cup 2015 5 hours 38 minutes ago

    There is something that is dramatically different about the Wimbledon championships of the present day and the currently ongoing Cricket World Cup 2015. Technology is now an inseparable fabric of these events and it has catapulted digitization with the introduction of event driven system, analytics and visualization technologies. The fact...
  • World Cup: Ambrose tells West Indies pacers to be disciplined against India 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies fast bowling icon Curtly Ambrose has called for discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World Champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch on Friday. The Windies bowling coach said on Wednesday that it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the...
  • World Cup: Happy for Coetzer, but Bangladesh's experience counted, says Mommsen 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Scotland would take heart from Kyle Coetzer's impressive 156 in their six-wicket loss to Bangladesh on Thursday, but their lack of experience had counted against them in their World Cup clash, captain Preston Mommsen said. Coetzer scored the first World Cup century by a Scotland batsman at Saxton Oval in Nelson...
  • World Cup: Anamul Haque suffers bad shoulder injury in Bangladesh win 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh batsman Anamul Haque has suffered a total separation of his right shoulder but it was too early to determine how long he would be out of action, the team said on Thursday. Haque suffered the injury in the 31st over of Scotland's innings of 318 for eight in their...
  • South Africa, Australia, India have shown glimpses of how strong they are: Gilchrist 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    "India's bowling was very impressive at the WACA, they had pace and they had aggression," Gilchrist said. ...
  • World Cup 2015: I have learnt a lot from MS Dhoni, says Jason Holder 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies cricket team's young captain Jason Holder on Thursday said that he has picked up subtle nuances of leadership from Mahendra Singh Dhoni while playing for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. "I've picked up a lot from Dhoni. He's a good leader. He's a guy who is respected...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson's future under cloud? 8 hours 5 minutes ago

    Watson has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches against England and New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup: R Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli episode 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Perth: Amid the fur ore generated by Virat Kohli's abusive behavior with an Indian journalist, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for "taking cricket back" to the country. Although Ashwin refrained from making any comments on the 'Virat...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    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 2015: Darren Lehmann takes World Cup break to watch son's first class debut 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann made a journey of more than 3,000 kilometres to present his son, Jake, with his South Australia first-class cap. The morning after Australia had thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs in the World Cup in Perth, Lehmann made the long journey to Adelaide. "It was a very memorable...
  • World Cup: Lion-hearted Bangladesh pull off Scotland heist 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh have often been accused of running scared of the leading associates. It is an accusation not without merit. Despite repeated requests, Bangladesh did not play a single bilateral One-Day International against an associate nation in the four-year period since the last World Cup, only playing one ODI -...
  • Yes, Virat Kohli behaved badly, but let's move on 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Why a sports journalist is a sports journalist? What drives one towards this profession is the passion for sports more than anything else. That's the very foundation on which a scribe raises a mountain of experience - by following his team, writing about its joy and despair, its success and...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson no longer an automatic Aussie pick as an allrounder 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Perth: Allrounder Shane Watson might have played his last one-day international for Australia after he was axed from the side that beat Afghanistan by a record 275 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Watson, 33, has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches...
  • ICC World Cup: Tim Southee backs New Zealand's bench men 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Napier: New Zealand's Tim Southee backed the team's bench strength to deliver as the Black Caps ponder whether to play one or more of their four reserves in a World Cup game against Afghanistan in Napier on Sunday. Co-hosts New Zealand have won all four of their matches so far with...
  • It's 4-3 to India against West Indies in World Cups 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    On Friday at Perth, India will step onto the WACA ground with credentials they never had while facing the West Indies in an ODI. The Windies, since 1983, have played India as two-time winners of the World Cup. On Friday, scales will be in the balance on the Cup battlefield....