Lookahead: No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015
Lookahead: No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.

Michael Clarke undergoes successful surgery, career could be saved
Michael Clarke undergoes successful surgery, career could be saved

Michael Clarke's injury-ravaged cricket career may not be as jeopardised as initially feared with the Australian captain and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris on Wednesday saying that the surgery to fix his hamstring injury went "really well", giving him a good chance of being fit for the World Cup.

Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer
Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer

Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year`s World Cup.

Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England
Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England tomorrow will be his last at home turf.

I think Michael Clarke will be back: Darren Lehmann
I think Michael Clarke will be back: Darren Lehmann

 An injury-ravaged Michael Clarke may have raised doubts about his future by stating that he may never play again, but Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann is confident that the inspirational skipper will be back sooner or later.

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Injured Misbah-ul-Haq ruled out of last three ODIs
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Injured Misbah-ul-Haq ruled out of last three ODIs

Pakistan's Test and One-Day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the remaining three one-day matches against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury.

Will not back India during Indo-Pak cricket match: Malala Yousafzai
Will not back India during Indo-Pak cricket match: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is ready to consider co-winner Kailash Satyarthi as her 'father' but when arch-rivals Pakistan and India face-off on the cricket ground, she is very clear whom to support.

ICC World Cup trophy preview ceremony held in Bhubaneswar
ICC World Cup trophy preview ceremony held in Bhubaneswar

The ICC World Cup trophy preview ceremony was held here on Thursday.

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.

Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: Reports
Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: Reports

 Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team.

ICC gives clean chit to Sachithra Senanayake, Kane Williamson
ICC gives clean chit to Sachithra Senanayake, Kane Williamson

Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand offie Kane Williamson have been given permission to roll their arms in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC), according to media reports.

Banned Sachitra Senanayake in Sri Lanka's provisional World Cup squad
Banned Sachitra Senanayake in Sri Lanka's provisional World Cup squad

 In a surprise move, Sri Lankan selectors have included banned off-spinner Sachitra Senanayake in the 30-member probables for next year's ODI World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Selectors' decision should be respected: Irfan Pathan
Selectors' decision should be respected: Irfan Pathan

 Out-of-favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said that the selection committee's decision to drop five senior players from the 30-member probables list for 2015 ODI World Cup should be respected.

Pakistan`s World Cup hopes hit by second bowling suspension
Pakistan`s World Cup hopes hit by second bowling suspension

 All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was suspended for an illegal bowling action the International Cricket Council said Sunday, becoming the second Pakistan player after Saeed Ajmal to be punished for the same offence in the past three months.

ICC World Cup 2015: India's squad of 30 probables announced

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list.

Complete list of India's 30 World Cup probables
Complete list of India's 30 World Cup probables

The national selectors met on Thursday and picked the list of 30 probables for the upcoming ICC World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir
2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list. Where there was some good news for the youngsters, discarded veterans – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered for the prestigious event.

Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand

People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country`s government on Thursday.

Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables
Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables

As national selectors meet on Thursday to pick India's 30-man World Cup probables list, several discarded cricketer's would be waiting with bated breath to see whether they make it through.

Cricket World Cup trophy showcased in Hyderabad
Cricket World Cup trophy showcased in Hyderabad

A leading money transfer and payment services company, Wednesday brought the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup trophy here as part of a six-city tour.