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Padraig Harrington holds lead at Honda as play abandoned
Padraig Harrington holds lead at Honda as play abandoned

Ireland`s Padraig Harrington held the lead after the second round of the Honda Classic on Saturday with play abandoned in the afternoon because of severe rain.

Joe Schmidt looks to claim `biggest win` over England

 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt believes if Six Nations champions Ireland defeat England at Lansdowne Road on Sunday it will be the team`s biggest win since he took over in 2013.

ICC World Cup: UAE rue mistakes and luck as they run Ireland close
ICC World Cup: UAE rue mistakes and luck as they run Ireland close

United Arab Emirates were left to rue bad luck and crucial errors as they threw away a chance to secure their first World Cup win in nearly 19 years in a thrilling defeat by fellow associate nation Ireland on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup: Wilson, O`Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper
ICC World Cup: Wilson, O`Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper

Ireland captain William Porterfield hailed big-hitting Kevin O`Brien and rock-steady Gary Wilson for carving out a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Ireland see off United Arab Emirates in thriller
ICC World Cup 2015: Ireland see off United Arab Emirates in thriller

Ireland held their nerve to beat the United Arab Emirates by two wickets with just four balls to spare at Brisbane`s Gabba Ground on Wednesday as they moved a step closer to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Associate nations draw contrasting opinions at ICC World Cup 2015
Associate nations draw contrasting opinions at ICC World Cup 2015

Associate nations at the ICC World Cup 2015 have been in news of late for multiple reasons.

ICC World Cup 2015: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland
ICC World Cup 2015: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland

The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan.

We need more teams in World Cup to globalise cricket: Sachin Tendulkar
We need more teams in World Cup to globalise cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

Not quite convinced about the ICC's plans to truncate the World Cup to 10 teams, retired Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels the governing body should instead look to enhance the skills of so-called minnows.

Emerging trends from ICC World Cup 2015

The 11th edition of world cricket's biggest show got underway with a spectacular dual act opening ceremony in Christchurch and Melbourne on February 13.

ICC World Cup: West Indies won't let defeats get them down
ICC World Cup: West Indies won't let defeats get them down

West Indies skipper Jason Holder is expecting plenty of entertainment against Pakistan when the two most mercurial sides in international cricket face off in the World Cup in Christchurch on Saturday.

Give more chances to Ireland; involve USA, China in world cricket, says Michael Vaughan
Give more chances to Ireland; involve USA, China in world cricket, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain on Thursday urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make cricket a truly global sport.

Teammates need to rally around Jason Holder, advises Darren Sammy
Teammates need to rally around Jason Holder, advises Darren Sammy

All-rounder Darren Sammy believes embattled West Indies captain Jason Holder needs the unbridled support of his teammates to navigate the current turmoil surrounding the team’s poor form.

ICC World Cup 2015: Gritty Ireland shock West Indies by four wickets
ICC World Cup 2015: Gritty Ireland shock West Indies by four wickets

Ireland justified their giant-killer tag by creating the first major upset of the cricket World Cup, shocking West Indies by four wickets in their opening encounter at Saxton Oval, here today.

Irish strike a blow for associates ahead of 2019 revamp
Irish strike a blow for associates ahead of 2019 revamp

Ireland`s World Cup victory over West Indies on Monday was the kind of giant-killing that lights up any tournament but cricket fans should enjoy it while they can ahead of format changes for the 2019 version of the event. 

ICC World Cup: Darren Sammy, John Mooney fined for swearing during match
ICC World Cup: Darren Sammy, John Mooney fined for swearing during match

West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland pace bowler John Mooney were each fined 30 percent of their match fee for swearing during their World Cup match in New Zealand on Monday.

ICC World Cup: William Porterfield proud as Ireland ease past West Indies
ICC World Cup: William Porterfield proud as Ireland ease past West Indies

Ireland captain William Porterfield said he expected his side to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they launched their 2015 campaign by beating the West Indies on Monday in yet another giantkilling display.

ICC World Cup: Angry Darren Sammy tells West Indies to shape up after Ireland loss
ICC World Cup: Angry Darren Sammy tells West Indies to shape up after Ireland loss

West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy made no secret of his feelings following shattering World Cup defeat by Ireland, telling his team-mates they could not afford a repeat performance.

ICC World Cup 2015: Ireland shock West Indies by 4 wickets

Ireland justified their giant-killer tag by creating the first major upset of the cricket World Cup, shocking West Indies by four wickets in their opening encounter at Saxton Oval, New Zealand on Monday.

Zimbabwe unfazed by facing big teams at World Cup
Zimbabwe unfazed by facing big teams at World Cup

The days have long passed when Zimbabwe were just happy to be at the World Cup. This year, the Africans are making their ninth straight appearance at cricket`s greatest spectacle.