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.
Chinese football could struggle to attract youngsters away from table tennis and badminton and needs a home-grown star playing in Europe before it really takes off, ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson told AFP.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s suggestion on Thursday that the CONCACAF region should be given an extra automatic qualification spot at the World Cup was met with a swift reply from UEFA president Michel Platini.
England pace spearhead James Anderson says the altercation with India's Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test last year "affected" his performance in the cricket World Cup where he claimed just five wickets in six matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Friday lashed out at people for criticising girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for the Indian team's exit from the recently concluded cricket World Cup.
Former England bowler Graeme Swann has predicted a surprisingly bright summer for the national squad at home and has tipped the squad to rebound from their World Cup disaster and beat New Zealand in the upcoming Test series.
Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal, the country's highest cricketing honour, for his inspirational leadership and exemplary batting at a glittering ceremony, here.
Impressed by India's good showing in the cricket World Cup, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad believes the current lot of players should be persisted with and they will deliver in the next 50-over showpiece event in England.