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Neesham's childhood coach died during WC Super Over

Wellington: Former Auckland Grammar School teacher and coach David James Gordon breathed his last moments after New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England. On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first ever […]

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BCCI officials question CoA's urgency in appointing next India coach

New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided to invite applications for the coach and support staff of the Indian team on Tuesday and that sudden urge to appoint the coaching staff has taken certain sections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by surprise, especially with the date of the […]

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Tendulkar bats for second Super Over to decide WC winner in case of tie

Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said there should be a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of the boundary count if a situation like the World Cup final arises where England edged past New Zealand on more number of boundaries hit. “I feel there should be another Super Over to decide […]

BCCI invites application for coach's job, Shastri & Co get auto entry

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday invited applications for the positions of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physio, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager for the Indian team. Current head coach Ravi Shastri and his team will get an automatic entry into the recruitment […]

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'Sharing' WC Title Must Be Considered: NZ Coach

London: New Zealand head coach Gary Stead believes the possibility of sharing the World Cup is something that “should be considered” by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the Black Caps lost to England in the finals of the 2019 World Cup at Lord’s. On Sunday, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England’s […]

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Amitabh Bachchan Mocks ICC's Boundary Rule After England WC Win

New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the “boundary rule” which helped England win their first men’s World Cup. On Sunday, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England’s innings took the game into a Super Over with the […]

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World Cup Victory Helps Britain Fall In Love With Cricket Again: May

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that England’s success in the Cricket World Cup has helped the nation fall in love with the sport once again. May hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street on Monday night for the team that beat New Zealand in the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, Xinhua […]

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Former umpires say officials erred in giving 6 overthrows in WC final, ICC declines comment

London/Melbourne: Former international umpires Simon Taufel and K Hariharan Monday said officials standing in the World Cup final erred in awarding six runs, instead of five, to England for an overthrow, an observation that the ICC refused to comment on. Luck smiled on England midway through the final over of their innings when a throw […]

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Op-Ed: England Took the Crown, New Zealand Won Hearts

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: England are the new champions of world cricket. But New Zealand are no less the champions for the way they played. They won hearts. It was a cracker of a match, a fitting finale to a grand tournament. Ultimately it was cricket that won. Such climaxes are rare. With the match […]

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Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

London: New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event. Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the […]

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SA Didn't Have Chance To Win WC Without You: Yuvi Tells AB

New Delhi: “There was never a chance for South Africa to win this World Cup without you,” said former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to former Proteas captain AB de Villiers after he cleared the controversy regarding his selection in the showpiece event being held in England and Wales. During the ongoing World Cup, there were […]

Vivek trolled over tweet on India's World Cup exit

Mumbai: Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who often gets into trouble for his posts on social media, has once again got slammed by netizens. Vivek on Friday took to Twitter and posted a GIF for India cricket team’s fans. In the GIF, an Indian fan is seen walking down the street thinking a lady walking towards […]

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We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit

Mumbai: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup. “We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered, 30 minutes of poor cricket yesterday & that snatched away our chance for the cup,” Rohit tweeted. Personally, the […]

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Indian Team To Leave For Mumbai On July 14

London: The Indian cricket team, which lost in the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup, will head home on Sunday. The side went down by 18 runs to New Zealand in its last-four stage clash, which lasted two days owing to inclement weather in Manchester. “All players have dispersed. They will assemble in London tomorrow. […]

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Chhetri Lauds Kohli And Co. For World Cup Effort

New Delhi: Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has lauded the national cricket team and its skipper Virat Kohli for their effort in the World Cup, where they crashed out in the semifinal after losing to New Zealand on Wednesday. “This team you’ve led has played the kind of cricket to make all of us […]

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England hammer Australia to reach first World Cup final since 1992

Birmingham: England entered their first World Cup final since 1992 decimating five-time champions Australia by eight wickets after a fearless knock from Jason Roy here on Thursday. Chasing 224 in a World Cup semifinal was not expected to be a walk in the park but England made it just that with an aggressive approach that […]

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Odisha youth attempts suicide after India lose in WC semis

Bhubaneswar: A cricket fan in Odisha’s Kalahandi district allegedly attempted suicide on Thursday after team India failed to win against New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final match on Wednesday. Sources said Sambaru Bhoi (24) of Singhbhadi village under Golamunda block allegedly consumed poison after being disappointed over India’s 18-run defeat defeat to […]

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Lata Mangeshkar's request to Dhoni: Please don't retire

Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday requested cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni to not retire, following rumours that the former Indian captain was all set to end his illustrious career. “These days, I have been hearing that you plan to retire. Please don’t think this way. The country needs you and it is my […]

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Dhoni's batting position baffles Tendulkar, Ganguly

Manchester: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly were left baffled when M.S. Dhoni came out to bat at No.5 in India’s 18-run semifinal defeat to New Zealand at the World Cup on Wednesday. While Ganguly said during commentary that he was surprised with Dhoni not being sent to bat at his […]

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Dhoni has not told us anything about retirement: Kohli

Manchester: India captain Virat Kohli Wednesday said MS Dhoni has not told him anything about his future plans amid speculation that the veteran may call it quits after team’s semi-final exit from the World Cup. Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in India’s 18 run defeat at the hands of Black Caps and the skipper […]

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India exit from World Cup after top order collapse

Manchester: India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered most as a gritty New Zealand survived a swift counter attack from Ravindra Jadeja to win an exciting World Cup semi-final by 18 runs, here Wednesday. Indian top-order had one failure due and much to their horror, the semi-final proved to be their dooms […]

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India-New Zealand semifinal pushed to reserve day

Manchester: The notorious Manchester weather pushed the first semifinal of the World Cup to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to a sub-par 211 for five, here Tuesday. Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume […]

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Role reversal? Kapil Dev does a Ranveer Singh!

Mumbai: Too much of Ranveer Singh has rubbed off on Kapil Dev, you would think looking at a photograph of the iconic cricketer doing the rounds on the Internet, where he is seen sporting a gaudy red T-shirt with pants that have wild, multi-coloured stripes on them. The photo has gone viral, in the wake […]

Indian team management criticised for excluding Shami

New Delhi: The Indian team management was on Tuesday criticised on social media after they did not include right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami in the playing XI for the World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Shami, who has picked up 14 wickets in the four matches that he has […]

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New Zealand opt to bat against India in WC semi-final 

Manchester: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat against India in the first World Cup semi-final on Tuesday at the Old Trafford. New Zealand have made one change in their line-up — Lockie Ferguson comes in place of Tim Southee. India have also made one change to their playing XI […]