Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after 2015 World Cup
Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after 2015 World Cup

 Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi Sunday announced he will retire from One-Day International (ODI) cricket after the 2015 World Cup to be held Feb 14-March 29 in Australia and New Zealand.

Eoin Morgan missed selector's calls for England appointment
Eoin Morgan missed selector's calls for England appointment

 Middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has said he had "20 missed calls" on his phone from national selector James Whitaker, who was trying to offer him the role of England One-Day International (ODI) captain.

South Africa vs West Indies: Injured Quinton de Kock out of series
South Africa vs West Indies: Injured Quinton de Kock out of series

Quinton de Kock, South Africa`s rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies.

Eye injury setback rules Craig Kieswetter out of World Cup
Eye injury setback rules Craig Kieswetter out of World Cup

 England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter`s hopes of going to the World Cup next year have been dashed after he admitted the eye damaged in a county match last season had not healed properly.

World Cup is the ultimate goal, says  Misbah-ul-Haq
World Cup is the ultimate goal, says Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is willing to conduct experiments with the squad with the aim of making a strong showing at the upcoming 2015 World Cup.

New Zealand to get "once in a generation" USD 20m bonus from Cricket World Cup
New Zealand to get "once in a generation" USD 20m bonus from Cricket World Cup

In what has been dubbed as a once in a million chance to boost cricket in New Zealand, the country's cricket board is reportedly expected to get a 20 million dollar bonus from next year's World Cup.

Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI
Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday stated that the probable's list for the 2015 World Cup, which the organisation released earlier in the day, was a balanced team and the players had been shortlisted after proper deliberation by the selectors.

2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!
2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!

While picking the list of 30 probables for the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup, India national selectors dumped all the five discarded seniors – Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh – who played crucial roles in the victorious Indian team four years ago.

Mohammad Amir's return to cricket will take some time: ICC
Mohammad Amir's return to cricket will take some time: ICC

Acknowledging the receipt of PCB's request letter for tainted pacer Muhammad Aamir's early return to cricket, ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Monday said that the international body has taken note of the issue but the matter will take some time to get resolved.

Harbhajan Singh did a great job in making his action legal: ICC CEO
Harbhajan Singh did a great job in making his action legal: ICC CEO

 Asserting that the timing of the crackdown on illegal actions is not a conspiracy, ICC CEO David Richardson lauded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for correcting his bowling action after being called twice in his career and making it absolutely legal.

Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports
Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports

 Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia.

Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after Cricket World Cup: Alan Border
Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after Cricket World Cup: Alan Border

Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said.

Andrew Strauss says fear of failure a problem for England
Andrew Strauss says fear of failure a problem for England

Andrew Strauss said Monday a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

'Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed'
'Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed'

 Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament.

Losses in Australia may benefit South Africa: AB de Villiers
Losses in Australia may benefit South Africa: AB de Villiers

 AB de Villiers says a few one-day international defeats in South Africa’s five-match series against Australia may be the best thing for his side ahead of next year`s World Cup.

Last two ODIs against Lanka can change Robin Uthappa's fortunes
Last two ODIs against Lanka can change Robin Uthappa's fortunes

Robin Uthappa, who has been in rich vein of form has been given another chance to represent India in the ODIs. After getting an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series against Sri Lanka, selectors have picked the stylish batsman for the remaining two ODIs.

Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup
Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup

India's not-so-good record Down Under might not place them as favourites to win the 2015 World Cup but former captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar have strong hopes of the Men in Blue defending the crown.

 ICC raises World Cup prize money by 20 percent
ICC raises World Cup prize money by 20 percent

The governing body of world cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday that prize money for the 2015 World Cup would be increased by 20 percent.

20,000 Indians to travel to Adelaide for Indo-Pak WC clash
20,000 Indians to travel to Adelaide for Indo-Pak WC clash

The South Australian government is expecting around 20,000 Indian travellers for the marquee clash of the 2015 World Cup between fierce rivals India and Pakistan scheduled at the revamped Adelaide Oval on February 15.

India can win World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar
India can win World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India stands a good chance of winning the next 50-over World Cup and says spinners will play a role in the mega event, scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand.