A 45-member Indian shooting contingent, among the largest in the competition along with the United States, Russia and China, will look to grabbing as many as possible 2016 Rio Olympics quota berths of the 34 available at the year's first combined (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) World Cup to be held here from August 8 to 15.
Pakistan's seven-feet tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has recovered completely from the injury that had cut short his World Cup campaign but he still regrets missing the quarter-final against Australia in the mega-event earlier this year.
Leading clubs could benefit from the corruption storm engulfing FIFA if the world soccer body fails to clean up its act convincingly, Aston Villa`s American chief executive Tom Fox suggested on Wednesday.
Sweden`s soccer authorities have not ruled out the possibility of a World Cup boycott in the wake of the controversy surrounding the re-election of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, Swedish FA chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson told Reuters on Monday.
Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon has told local players to quit moaning and work harder following rumbles of discontent about the number of foreigners in the squad for the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn has hinted that he may not be available for the upcoming one-day international away series against Bangladesh in July, as he wants to be fully fit for the next World Cup.
The BCCI on Thursday officially confirmed that India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League due to a knee injury sustained during the ICC Cricket World Cup last month.