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Andy Murray will look for answers to his Novak Djokovic hoodoo

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Andy Murray says he is going to analyse why he has struggled against Novak Djokovic following his latest loss to the Serb in the Miami Open final. World number one Djokovic has an 18-8 record...

Guptill, Henry in NZ Test squad for England

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New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill, who last played a Test in May 2013, has been recalled to the Test squad for the side’s forthcoming tour to England. Fast bowler Matt Henry has received a...

Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for all three formats

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Saeed Ajmal has been picked by Pakistan for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh, after his remodelled action was cleared by the ICC in February. Umar Akmal, who had a poor World Cup, was...

Kamal quits as ICC president

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Mustafa Kamal, the ICC president, has resigned from his position, saying his decision was “in protest [against] those who worked unconstitutionally, and for the greater good of cricket.”...

Vettori announces his retirement

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Daniel Vettori has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, declaring that the World Cup final against Australia was his last game for New Zealand. The New Zealand players landed in...

You feeling thirsty?’: Australia’s Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments

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Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket’s World Cup final in which he repeatedly quizzed...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia crush New Zealand in final

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Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match...

Azhar Ali set to be named ODI captain

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The PCB chairman, Shaharyar Khan, has decided to appoint Azhar Ali as captain of Pakistan’s ODI side, ESPNcricinfo understands. Azhar, who was not a member of Pakistan’s World Cup...

44 Amazing and Unforgettable Photos Every Cricket fan Should See

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Like every other sport ever played, there have been some iconic moments in cricket that have been captured forever through photographs. Here are 44 of the best moments that the gentleman’s game...

Security beefed up at MS Dhoni’s residence after India’s World Cup exit

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Security has been beefed up at captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s residence after India’s exit from the cricket World Cup after their 95-run loss to Australia in the semi-final in Sydney. City’s...

Anushka spotted watching India vs Australia

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Anushka spotted watching India vs. Australia world cup semifinal  cricket game today which took place  at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

New Zealand reaches first Cricket World Cup final with ‘greatest game of our lives’

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New Zealand reached its first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat South Africa by four wickets in a cliffhanger semifinal on Tuesday.New...

Sledging inevitable in Cup semi-final – Faulkner

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Australia’s allrounder James Faulkner believes instances of sledging will be inevitable in Thursday’s high-stakes World Cup semi-final at the SCG, on a pitch that has already been the...

Ramiz calls for Wahab as ODI captain

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Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja has called on the national selectors to appoint fast bowlerWahab Riaz as the country’s next one-day captain.Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Ramiz said that after...

Cricket-NZ’s Guptill smashes 237 to post World Cup mark

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New Zealand’s Martin Guptill smashed 237 not out to record the highest individual World Cup score in the co-hosts’ quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.The 28-year-old hit 24...

IPL 2015: Updated squads after the auction

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Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R...

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into semi-finals

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South Africa cruised into the World Cup semi-finals with a one-sided thrashing of a sorry Sri Lanka in Sydney.Off-spinner JP Duminy took a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir 4-26 as Sri Lanka were...

Tendulkar leads cricket world in lauding Sangakkara, Jayawardene

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Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs on Wednesday after their team’s World Cup...

Ageless Dilshan to remain Sri Lanka’s guiding light

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Kumar Sangakkara, the second highest run-getter in one-day internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar, will retire from the 50-over format after the tournament leaving a huge hole in Sri Lanka’s...

Quarter and Semi-finals schedule

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Quarter-finals schedule: Quarter-final 1: Sri Lanka vs South Africa Date: March 18, 2015 Time: 14:30 Local Time. (03:30 GMT | 9:00 IST) Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Quarter-final 2: Bangladesh...

Jaffna Central beat St. John’s College

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Jaffna Central College beat Jaffna St. John’s College by 50 runs in 50 overs annual encounter between the two schools in St. John’s College grounds  today. Decided to bat, Jaffna Central College...

TEAMS’ PLACING IN POOL A OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 CONFIRMED

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Australia raced to a seven-wicket win and condemned Scotland to a sixth straight defeat in the final World Cup Pool A game Mitchell Starc took 4-13 and Pat Cummins 3-42 to bowl Scotland out for 130...

Ricky Ponting picks Australia to win Cricket World Cup through big-game experience

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Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting, speaking from Milbrook Resort in Central Otago ahead of the NZ Golf Open, says his old team’s big game experience will prove the difference come...

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into quarter-finals

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South Africa moved into the World Cup quarter-finals with a routine 146-run victory over United Arab Emirates. Proteas captain AB de Villiers top scored and was dismissed on 99 after useful...

Sri Lanka skipper begs Sangakkara not to quit

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. Sangakkara, 37, will call time on...

Five in Five for India

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India’s remarkable turnaround at the Cricket World Cup continued on Tuesday with a fifth consecutive win ensuring the defending champion will top its pool heading into the quarterfinals. India beat...

Pakistan ready to take on big guns, says Misbah

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Pakistan are ready to take on the big guns in the knockout stage of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, their captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday.“I have told the players there are no...

Bangladesh & Sri Lanka qualify for ICC world cup 2015 Quarter Finals

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Bangladesh has qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 following its victory over England at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. Bangladesh’s victory means Sri Lanka has secured...

We’ve let people down’ – Moores

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Peter Moores, the England coach, made a tentative defence of his position following his side’s calamitous World Cup exit after a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh. Moores was appointed only in...

Cricket World Cup: Australia hold off Sri Lanka to win by 64 runs

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A heroic run chase from Sri Lanka almost cost Australia victory before the hosts triumphed by 64 runs in their cricket World Cup pool match at the SCG on Sunday evening. Glenn Maxwell battered Sri...

Ireland need one win to qualify; WI dependent on others

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While Pakistan’s win against South Africa has given them a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals without getting into the complications of net run-rate, Zimbabwe’s loss to Ireland has...

109th “Battle of the North”: St. Johns College wins by 84 runs

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St. Johns College Jaffna beat Central College Jaffna by 84 runs in the 109th ‘Battle of the North’ at the Jaffna Central College grounds today. Batting first St. Johns College Batsmen showed very...

St. Johns College dominates the 109th “ Battle of the North”

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Jaffna St. John’s College has held Jaffna Central to only 164 all out in its first innings of the second day of their 109th “ Battle of the North” at the Jaffna Central College Grounds today....

Dhoni, bowlers extend World Cup streak

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india sealed their progress to the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals as they recorded a nervy four-wicket win over West Indies.The defending champions looked set for a comfortable victory in Pool B...

The 109th “Battle of the North”: SJC 300/7; JCC 9/0

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The 109th  “ Battle of the North”, the Big Match encounter between Jaffna Central College and Jaffna St. Johns College, commenced at the Jaffna Central College Grounds today. Jaffna Central...

Can’t do much when Gayle, AB is in form: Dhoni

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There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare...

Vattakachi Lucky star female team became the champion

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 Vattakachi Lucky Star Sports Club won the championship in the netball match for females held among sports clubs that are registered under the Karaichi DS division. The lucky star team played...

‘Yaal Vetrikinnam’ football competition in Jaffna

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Nediyakaadu Youth Sports Club has organized a district level football competition in Jaffna. The match is being held in Nediyakaadu Youth Sports Club’s playground. Many teams take part in this...

South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs

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South Africa condemned Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruised to a 201-run win in Canberra.Hashim Amla hit 159, Faf du Plessis 109 and Rilee Rossouw a rapid unbeaten 61 in...

A GREAT RUN-CHASE-MUTTIAH MURALIDARAN

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One thing is clear after Sri Lanka’s great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly...

Sri Lanka Win Threatens England’s Cricket World Cup Hopes

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Sri Lanka moved one step closer Sunday to a place in the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal, while England’s hopes are hanging by a thread.Similar to the last match they played in Wellington’s...

WAHAB, IRFAN GIVE PAKISTAN FIRST POINTS

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Former champions Pakistan survived a scare to pull off a dramatic 20-run victory over Zimbabwe and record their first win at the 2015 World Cup.Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s stubborn 73 and a fiery...

Rampant India too strong for UAE in Pool B

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Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets to lead a strong Indian bowling performance as the defending champions eased to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup...

Joint-worst defeat in WC history

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West Indies must be sick of AB de Villiers and South Africa by now. As if all those records broken in Johannesburg earlier this year were not enough, South Africa returned to embarrass them with...

Sloppy Bangladesh fall flat in MCG debut

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Bangladesh waited nearly 30 years and 296 one-day matches for their chance to grace the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground but failed to live up to the occasion on Thursday with an abominable fielding...

Ireland edge out UAE in Pool B

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Gary Wilson hit 80 to help Ireland to a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane. Shaiman Anwar scored a maiden ODI century as the UAE part-timers hit 147 from their...

Gayle blows West Indies back on course

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There was a feeling, and on Zimbabwe’s part it was more of a fear, that Gayle would not let that go without having a say of his own. But in the first over, there was the possibility he would...

No one gives us any chance in any tournament

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What’s the feeling in the team like after a slow start?  We just have to realise that it’s a long tournament. A World Cup is five to six weeks and you have to build your campaign. We...

Dhawan hundred sets up another big-day win

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India showed just why no one was writing them off even after they had spent two-and-a-half months in Australia without a win. They might not be the strongest team in the field, but on big days in...

Mahela, Thisara douse Afghanistan hopes

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The World Cup has had its first thriller. And guess what? It involved a Full Member against an Associate. Afghanistan glimpsed the greatest victory of their short international history in Dunedin...