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Veterans like Sehwag and Yuvi omitted from 2015 WC probables

Four veterans — Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh — were today omitted from India’s World Cup 30-member probables list which includes young spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. Another seasoned cricketer Gautam Gambhir has also been left out with the selectors reposing faith on the young guns to retain the title in Australia and New Zealand. ...

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Tendulkar pays tribute to Hughes

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday joined the cricket world to mourn the tragic death of young Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away last Thursday after being hit by a bouncer. In a tribute to Hughes, who would have turned 26 last Sunday, Tendulkar wrote in his twitter page: “Will miss you Phil. Your enthusiasm to learn and drive ...

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Australia bids tearful adieu to Phillip Hughes

Eyes welled up all around and mourners, including Australian skipper Michael Clarke, broke down while reading out heart-rending tributes to the late Phillip Hughes, who was laid to rest in his home town here today. In a funeral attended by thousands and televised live, friends, family and teammates paid their tributes to the young batsman, who died after being hit ...

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Blatter hopes to kick cricket in Sri Lanka

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter Tuesday vowed to make football Sri Lanka`s most popular game by overtaking cricket in line with an emerging trend in the giant neighbour India. The visiting world football chief told reporters in Colombo that he saw no reason why football could not be the number one game in Sri Lanka, where the national cricket players are ...

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National Games: Tendulkar may take part in “Run Kerala Run”

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, brand ambassador of the 35th National Games to be held in Kerala in January-February next, is expected to participate in the group run titled ‘Run Kerala Run’ organised as part of the Games. “Run Kerala Run” is to be held in 7,000 centres across the state and date of the event would be finalised after getting ...

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Adelaide to host 1st India-Australia Test

The first cricket Test between India and Australia will be held here from December 9 after the four-match series’ schedule was revised on Monday in the wake of young player Phillip Hughes’ tragic death which left the home team distraught. “Revised Schedule: 1st Test (Dec 9-13), 2nd Test (Dec 17-21), 3rd Test (Dec 26-30) and 4th Test (Jan 6-10). Venues: ...

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Why should I ask Dhoni to resign: Srinivasan

With the Supreme Court raising the issue of conflict of interest against him in the last hearing, N. Srinivasan denied any wrong in owning an Indian Premier League team while being the president of the BCCI, a post from which he had to step aside following the spot-fixing and betting scandal. Mr. Srinivasan’s counsel, Kapil Sibal, told the court that ...

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ICC names SAP as Analytics and Cloud Partner for 2015 WC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced an innovative new partnership with SAP SE, a worldwide leader in enterprise application software services, as its exclusive Analytics and Cloud Partner for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The partnership, which starts immediately and runs through to the end of the tournament, will see SAP utilise its HANA platform to power numerous ...

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FC Goa looking for hatrick of wins on home soil

A keen contest is on the card as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hattrick of wins when they play their last match of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at home against NE United FC in Margao on Monday. With three rounds to go, the league is poised for an interesting finish after unexpected results in the ...

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No one blames Sean Abbott: Michael Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke has offered his full support to Sean Abbott, whose unfortunate bouncer led to the tragic death of young batsman Phillip Hughes. The 22-year-old Abbott has been undergoing counselling ever since the accident took place during a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Clarke said no one blames Abbott for the unfortunate incident and ...

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