Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for holding T20 event before 2015 World Cup
Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for holding T20 event before 2015 World Cup

 Former captain Muhammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015.

UAE in Perth for cricket World Cup 2015 preparations
UAE in Perth for cricket World Cup 2015 preparations

 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricket team touched down in Perth Tuesday to launch the final stages of their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to March 29.

I will be soon playing for Team India: Irfan Pathan
I will be soon playing for Team India: Irfan Pathan

 Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "Irfan will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the Ranji Trophy matches and if you play four-day cricket, it would be easier to play one-day cricket," the all-rounder told reporters here on Thursday.

Haven't lost momentum owing to rain: Joe Root
Haven't lost momentum owing to rain: Joe Root

 England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI here on Wednesday.

I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan

Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

I am eyeing Champions League T20 for a comeback: Zaheer

Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was non-commital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015.

IPL will keep me in shape for 2015 World Cup: Kallis

Veteran South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who retired from the Test format, has set the IPL T20 league as his launch pad for his mission World Cup 2015.

Pakistan keen to have speedster Muhammad Irfan in team for World Cup

Pakistan`s cricket experts have prepared a comprehensive plan to ensure that the injury prone left-arm pacer, Muhammad Irfan is available for the national team in the World Cup 2015.

New Pak selection committee to meet on Tuesday

The newly formed national selection committee headed by the former captain Moin Khan will meet here tomorrow to start preparations for Pakistan`s forthcoming international assignments, which will culminate with the World Cup in 2015.

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

Sri Lanka`s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.

Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka`s coach

Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday to take up a possible assignment with England, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath

Backing Zaheer Khan`s inclusion in India`s squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath today said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play.

Australian coach joins emerging Afghanistan

Afghanistan`s new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, officials said Monday, as the fast-developing team prepare for their debut at next year`s World Cup.

Ajmal preparing for two-month stint with Worcestershire

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is preparing for a two-month stint with English county Worcestershire with the World Cup 2015 in mind as he believes bowlers now have to reinvent themselves to be successful in the limited overs formats.

Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup

Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job.

PCB awaits BCCI confirmation on bilateral series

The Pakistan Cricket Board`s concerted efforts to get bilateral series with India finally seem to be paying off with the BCCI promising to confirm its agreement over tours within a week`s time.

South Africa announce extensive World Cup preparations

South Africa will play a minimum of 23 warm-up one-day internationals against five different countries to boost their preparation for next year`s World Cup, the country`s cricket board said on Monday.

Five reasons why MS Dhoni should give up Test Captaincy

Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been facing criticism for his meandering approach to handling crucial situations in Test matches. Burgeoning clamour for his removal may not attract everyone`s attention, but cannot be dismissed point-blank too.

Afghanistan bag two ICC awards

Afghanistan has taken the top prize of the International Cricket Council Development Programme Annual Awards 2013, claiming the best development programme as well as the award for best junior participation initiative.

India`s current poor form won`t hurt WC prospects: Gavaskar

India`s poor form in the ongoing tour of New Zealand will count for nothing when the team comes here to defend the World Cup title as the current exposure to conditions would work to its advantage during the mega-event next year, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar.