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Sunil Gavaskar floored by 'natural cricketers' from Afghanistan
Sunil Gavaskar floored by 'natural cricketers' from Afghanistan

Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past.

World Cup 2015: New Zealand`s Tim Southee in injury scare
World Cup 2015: New Zealand`s Tim Southee in injury scare

In-form New Zealand spearhead Tim Southee suffered a shoulder injury on Thursday but team management said he would be fit for Saturday`s all-important World Cup game against Australia in Auckland.

England must copy carefree Moeen Ali's style, says Nasser Hussain
England must copy carefree Moeen Ali's style, says Nasser Hussain

England`s batsmen must try and emulate Moeen Ali`s carefree approach if the team are to have any chance of lifting the World Cup, according to former captain Nasser Hussain.

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.

Indian-origin killer mother divorced in UK jail

An Indian-origin mother sentenced to 11 years in prison for beating her three-year-old son to death has been divorced by her husband while in jail.

Toymakers create doll inspired by Scotland's Loch Ness monster

London, Feb 20 (IANS) The toymakers who introduced the world to the Barbie doll have created a new doll inspired by Scotland's Loch Ness monster myth.

Scotland declares online 'independence' from Britain

Five months after Scotland voted against independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, the Scottish government has seceded -- at least online.

Scotland showed strong character in defeat: Skipper Preston​ Mommsen
Scotland showed strong character in defeat: Skipper Preston​ Mommsen

Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen has said he is impressed with the fight they put up against New Zealand in their three-wicket defeat in a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter here Tuesday that highlighted the team's strong character.

Brendon McCullum expects ICC 2015 World Cup run-fest to continue
Brendon McCullum expects ICC 2015 World Cup run-fest to continue

The World Cup has already proved a run-fest, with all six matches so far producing innings scores of 300 or more, and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is expecting the big totals to continue.

ICC World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman criticise tournament format
ICC World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman criticise tournament format

Legendary players Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday lambasted the format of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, saying that the inclusion of the ICC Associate members could reduce the intensity of competition.

West Indies survive Scotland scare in Sydney warm-up
West Indies survive Scotland scare in Sydney warm-up

West Indies` preparations for the World Cup went from bad to worse on Thursday when minnows Scotland came up just four runs short of a famous upset in a warm-up match at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Celtic treble dream still alive
Celtic treble dream still alive

Celtic remain on course for a domestic treble as they eased their way into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Dundee.

Andy Murray to marry in April
Andy Murray to marry in April

Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray will marry fiancee Kim Sears April 11.

Scotland court orders NRI woman to pay £1 for theft, to deport

An Indian-origin former bank worker, who siphoned off GBP 120,000 from her client, was ordered by a Scotland court to pay back a token one pound and be deported.

Strugglers Scotland desperate to end losing streak
Strugglers Scotland desperate to end losing streak

Scotland arrive at what will be their third World Cup desperate for a maiden tournament victory after eight defeats combined at the 1999 and 2007 editions.

2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations
2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations

The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. Here are the form and prospects updates of the competing teams:

Fossils of prehistoric dolphin-like creature discovered

A new dolphin-like species that lived around 170 million years ago has been identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye off Scotland.

170 million-yr-old bones of Loch Ness monster's relative found in Scotland

Scientists have recently discovered bones of relative of Loch Ness monster who lived in the waters of the Isle of Skye in Scotland 170 million years ago.

Scotland name 2015 Cricket World Cup squad
Scotland name 2015 Cricket World Cup squad

Scotland`s selectors on Friday named their final squad of 15 players for the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia in what will be the country`s third appearance at the global showpiece.

DU to send teachers to Scotland for digital literacy training

Four teachers of Delhi University will be heading to Scotland in a few months from now to undergo training on digital literacy at Edinburgh College with a workshop set to be held here to draw up the shortlist for the trip.