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Tendulkar announced as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador."It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC's pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011," ICC said in statement.In his role as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador, Tendulkar will promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives to enhance the profile of the tournament, which is the third biggest sporting event in the world and will take place in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.Tendulkar retired from international cricket last year after representing his country in 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International. In a career spanning 24 years, the 41-year-old scored a total of 34,357 international runs and 100 centuries.Sachin Tendulkar ...

Injured Jadeja replaced by Patel in India test squad MUMBAI: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining two tests in Australia with a shoulder injury and will be replaced by uncapped left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Monday.Jadeja, who did not play in either of the defeats in Adelaide and Brisbane, will return home to undergo a rehabilitation programme.The 20-year-old Patel has played nine one-day internationals for India since making his debut against Bangladesh in ...
Afridi announces retirement after World Cup 2015 Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one day International Cricket after an upcoming World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. According to local media reports Afridi said, “I’ve decided to retire from one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup. I always wanted to retire at my peak form, and I feel this is that time. I’ve told the team management and [captain] Misbahul Haq about my decision, and now I ...
Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup KARACHI: Dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year's World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.The 34-year-old led Pakistan for the last three one-day internationals in the series which they lost 2-3 against New Zealand this month, after regular captain Misbah-ul Haq was ruled out due to injury.He smashed a match-winning 61 in the first match and followed that up with 55 and 49."I will retire ...
Dhoni says India not far off away Test wins BRISBANE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it's just a matter of time before results go their way.The Indians lost by four wickets to Australia in Saturday's second Test in Brisbane after going down all guns blazing by 48 runs chasing 364 in the opening Adelaide Test.While India have been in contention in both Tests, the Australians have won the key moments ...
Burns surprise inclusion in Australia Test squad BRISBANE: Batsman Joe Burns was a surprise addition Sunday to Australia's 13-man squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.The 25-year-old Queensland right-hander was named as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in the Australian team that defeated India by four wickets in Brisbane on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead.Burns has yet to play Test cricket, but reached his highest first-class score of 183 against New South Wales ...
Injured De Kock out of West Indies series CENTURION: Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies.De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day of the first Test. A scan revealed a torn ligament. Team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said the recovery period could be between six and ...


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