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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.