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Sania Changes her Partner and Teams Up With Martina Hingis

Sania Mirza, India’s ace woman tennis player, has decided to end her partnership with Chinese Taipei player Hsieh Su-wei and team up with Martina Hingis, former world number one in women’s singles, on WTA circuit. During a press statement Sania, the current world number 5, said that the four tournaments she played by partnering Hsieh Su-wei were not extraordinary. The 28-year-old Indian tennis sensation has added that she is now going to team up with Ad court specialist and one of the most experienced players in the circuit Martina Hingis.

World Cup 2015: Former Pakistani Bowler Accuses ICC of Favouring India

Sarfraz Nawaz, former Pakistan bowler, has kicked up a storm by saying that in the ongoing World Cup tournament ICC is favouring Indian Cricket Team by creating customised pitches that favour their strengths. While speaking at a TV channel show, he also said that Pakistan Cricket Team has been made to play on pitches that are not suited to their strengths and urged Pakistan Cricket Board in taking up the issue with ICC. However, Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, former off-spinner said that Pakistan won the match against Zimbabwe even on a challenging surface.       

Jagmohan Dalmiya Elected as New BCCI President

After 10 years, Jagmohan Dalmiya once again became the BCCI President today (2 March). After Supreme Court barred BCCI’s chief in exile Narayanaswami Srinivasan in participating in the BCCI election due to involvement in the IPL scam, it became easy for Dalmiya to make a comeback. Though election took place on all other positions, the 74-year old Jagmohan Dalmiya was the consensus candidate. Anurag Thakur has been elected as the new secretary, who defeated Sanjay Patel by a single vote (15-14). While TC Matthews became one of the vice-presidents, Anirudh Chaudhary and Amitabh Chaudhary became Treasurer and Joint Secretary respectively.   

Jagmohan Dalmiya emerges out as a consensus candidate for BCCI's president post

Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has come out as a candidate for the post of BCCI president. As per media report Dalmiya's name has emerged as a frontrunner for this post but no other name for other posts has been finalized yet. Sharad Pawar, the most possible candidate for the president's post has also come to Chennai before much awaited Annual General Meeting (AGM). It is still unclear whether Pawar will contest elections or not. Most likely he will contest elections if he manages to get enough votes.

India wins match against UAE

India thrashed the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets at Perth's WACA Ground on Saturday. With this the team India has now made three wins in the World Cup. In this match the UAE won the toss and elected to bat. The team made 102 runs. India reached at the target in just 18.5 overs. It is the lowest ever run made against India at a World Cup.

Chief Coach of Team India to Miss India-UAE Match Tomorrow

Duncan Fletcher, Indian Cricket Team’s chief coach, is going to miss India-UAE World Cup game to be played tomorrow as he has to fly back to his home in Cape Town, South Africa, for attending funeral of his father-in-law. Dr RN Baba, media manager of Team India, said that Fletcher will join the team before Match 6, the day India takes on West Indies. Reports say that training sessions will be handled by three assistant coaches - Sanjay Bangar, R Sridhar, and Bharath Arun – and overall tactical parts will be overseen by Ravi Shastri in absence of Fletcher.

Team India Prepares to take on Minnow UAE on Saturday; Pacer Shami Injured

As jubilant Indian cricket team, after two straight wins against the arch rival Pakistan and mighty Proteas, prepares to face minnow UAE in their Pool B match on February 28 at Perth’s W.A.C.A. Ground, captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen spending relaxed time with his deputy Virat Kohli and one of his strike bowlers Mohammad Shami in order to strengthen bond with teammates. However, Shami has reportedly picked up injury during the training session yesterday. Sources reveal that the bowler visited radiology and X-ray centre, accompanied by Nitin Patel (team India’s physio) and an ICC official.

Albie Morkel praises India's Grand Win over South Africa

While talking to media, South African all rounder Albie Morkel said that India on their days have the capability of defeating any side, no matter how mighty it might be. He was referring to the grand win of India over South Africa just a couple of days back. However, he quickly added that he believes the Proteas will bounce back soon. Albie Morkel regarded “Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India” as his four favourite teams. He added that senior players of India always lead from the front in major games, a major strength of Team India.

Barry Richards Praises Virat But Stops Short Of Comparing Him with Sachin

Barry Richards, the iconic South African batsman, has called Virat Kohli as the best batsman of Indian cricket team. However, he stopped short of comparing Kohli’s batting skills with that of Sachin Tendulkar. Barry said that Virat still has to walk some more distance to even being considered for comparing with the maestro Sachin. However, Barry Richards counted Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers among the best batsmen in the world currently. When asked about rating Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane beside Kohli, Barry out rightly negated the possibility of any possible comparison.

Sachin "Happy but Not Satisfied" with Indian Cricket Team's Performance

Indian cricket legend Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar spoke his mind when he told media that India’s performance in the first two crucial games against Pakistan and South Africa has been ‘good’. However, he quickly added that he is happy but not yet satisfied with their overall performance. Referring to Indian win over Proteas a couple of days back, Sachin expressed desire to see the team continuing with the performance. Sachin went on to say that he expects the Indian batting order to perform better as he affirmed that the batsmen can play better than their current form.

SC: N. Srinivasan shouldn't have Chaired February 8 Working Committee Meeting of BCCI

The Supreme Court observed today that BCCI’s President-in-exile N. Srinivasan should not have chaired working committee meeting of Board of Control for Cricket in India earlier this month. Apex court has categorically said that Srinivasan cannot hold the post because he can’t contest for the President’s position of BCCI, in the first place. Last month SC had barred N. Srinivasan from contesting BCCI’s President’s position until and unless he gives up his ownership rights of his IPL team named Chennai Super Kings. Today SC observed that after their judgement Srinivasan’s position is vulnerable.

Indian Cricket Team Wins against South Africa; Breaks World Cup Jinx

India won their second match in ICC World Cup tournament by defeating South Africa by 130 runs. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan made a superb 137 runs from 146 balls to guide India to a commendable 307 runs score. Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli also played their parts by scoring 79 and 46 runs respectively. South Africa needed to score 308 runs to win but bundled out in 40.2 overs by scoring 177 runs. By clinching this win, Indian cricket team has broken the World Cup jinx of not winning a single match against the mighty Proteas.    

Grand performance by India against South Africa in World Cup, win by 130 runs

India displayed a fabulous performance and won a match against South Africa in the cricket World Cup by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shikhar Dhawan, the man of the match, scored his best 137 runs and helped India to make 307 for seven. Indian bowlers bowled so well that South Africa could make just 177 runs. This is the first win of India against South Africa in the World Cup as it lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. The win has given India a very good chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Virat Kohli is the Most Talked About World Cup Player

As per a survey conducted by the networking site, Virat Kohli is the most talked about World Cup player on social networking site Twitter. Apart from him, players from India and Pakistan are frequently mentioned on Twitter. Match between India and Pakistan was the most mentioned match, followed by Australia vs England game.

Sachin and Sourav Analyse India's Chances in WC 2015

Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar told media that ‘mental fatigue’ of players due to playing too many games by the Indian cricket team before the World Cup may play spoilsport in achieving the best during World Cup 2015. Saurav Ganguly, one of the most successful skippers of India, told media that India has more than one match winners and is optimistic about India’s performance during the World Cup. 

India to Take on the Mighty Proteas Coming Sunday

The Indian cricket team is all set to take on the mighty South Africans coming Sunday in Melbourne. Dr. Baba, team media manager, told that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and R. Ashwin are fit to play against the Proteas. Sources reveal that South African cricket team has brought in former successful Indian coach Gary Kirsten to know about Indian cricket so that the Proteas can secure a smooth win over India. It is learnt that the travelling Indian journos are not happy with the Indian team as the players are reportedly not interacting with the media.

World Cup: India-Pakistan Match Creates New Viewership Record

Viewership during India-Pakistan match of World Cup 2015 created record as over 25 million views have been reported in India on digital platform, according to the data circulated by Star India - the official broadcaster of the game. Sanjay Gupta, the CEO of Star India, told media that STAR Sports and Hotstar received a total viewership of 25 million (with 10 to 12 minutes of average duration), much above the 5 million views of US Super Bowl American football at NBC Sports Live Extra.

Yuvraj Got the Maximum Bid During IPL Auction

Yuvraj Singh has been bought by Delhi Daredevils at a whooping sum of Rs. 16 crore during auction of Indian Premier League. Other players who were bought for hefty sums by Daredevils include Mathews (at Rs.7.50 crore), Zaheer Khan (at Rs.4 crore), and Mishra (at Rs.3.5 crore). Dinesh Karthik was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rs.10.5 crore. Kings XI Punjab bought Murali Vijay at Rs. 3 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders bought KC Cariappa at Rs. 2.4 crore on the insistence of Jacques Kallis, who found him extremely talented.

India Start their World Cup Cricket 2015 with a Win Against Pakistan

The Indian Cricket Team won their first match against their arch rival Pakistan in their first match in ICC World Cup 2015 by 76 runs. India piled-up a decent 300 runs on board at the loss of five wickets with Virat Kohli scoring a ton (107 runs) and commendable knocks by  Suresh Raina (74 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (73 runs). Chasing a target of 301 runs to win, Pakistan bundled-up in just 47 overs by scoring 224 runs. With this loss, Pakistan was unable to break the World Cup ODI jinx as they lost to India for the 6th time in 50-over ODI format of ICC WC. The man of the Match Virat Kohli called his knock and India’s win as one of the biggest wins till now.

India beat Pakistan by 76 runs

India beat arch rival Pakistan by 76 runs in their first World Cup match at the Adelaide Oval in Australia on Sunday. India elected to bat first and made 300 for seven. Virat Kohli displayed a splendid game by scoring 107, the first century by an Indian in World Cup against arch rivals. He was declared Man of the Match. Kohli in partnership with Suresh Raina scored 110 runs. Raina made 74 runs off 56 deliveries. Pakistan were all out for 224.