Ponting first World Cup captain to score 1,000 runs

Ricky PontingRicky Ponting, during his 36-run knock here Sunday against Kenya, became the first World Cup captain to score a thousand runs. He aggregates 1,030 at an average of 54.21 in 26 games and he has hit three centuries and five fifties.Ponting’s world cup performance in India, however, has not been all that good. In nine

No change in Bangladesh World Cup schedule: Lorgat

World Cup456There is no move to shift any of the matches out of Bangladesh despite an attack on the West Indies team bus in Dhaka Friday by miscreants who threw “pebbles” that broke a couple of windows, according to International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat. Maintaining that the incident did not justify moving the scheduled

PCA gears up to host World Cup matches

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is busy refurbishing the infrastructure and basic amenities of its stadium here for the upcoming World Cup matches. The PCA stadium is considered one of the most ultra-modern facilities in the country. To ensure comfortable seating arrangements, PCA authorities are working round-the-clock to set up chairs in all blocks of

I would like to do something special for World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

gautam_gambhir_indiaWhen Gautam Gambhir was dropped from the 2007 World Cup squad, he was so disappointed that he almost quit cricket. As he makes his World Cup debut at home, one of the world’s most exciting opening batsmen says he would like to do something “special” for the home crowd, “like my unbeaten 150 against Sri

Spinners will play a major role in World Cup: Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth5Spinners will play a major role in the World Cup to be held in the sub-continent from Feb 19, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, chairman of the cricket board’s selection committee, said Monday, justifying the inclusion of three tweakers in the Indian squad for the quadrennial event. “Spinners will play a major role in the sub-continent. That’s why

Tendulkar named ICC’s ambassador for 2011 World Cup

The International Cricket Council today announced the appointment of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar as the official event ambassador for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. With exactly 100 days to go, Tendulkar in his role as ambassador will be called upon to promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives for the World Cup, which

Shakira “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” Best-Selling World Cup Anthem In

Hip-shakin’ Colombian pop star Shakira has made history with her uptempo World Cup 2010 anthem. The song, “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” has sold over two million copies since its release in May, making the track the best-selling World Cup anthem in history.“Waka Waka” has also managed to carve out a space as a

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Smooches Reporter Girlfriend Sara Carbonero After

This kind of thing tends to happen when your girlfriend is also the person conducting your post-game interview….. Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas was nearly moved to tears after Spain’s win against the Netherlands in the final match of the 2010 World Cup Sunday. He was so moved by emotion that has no choice but to share