As world deals with virus pandemic, US and Iran exchange tit-for-tat

“This was the best, historic opportunity for the Americans to reverse their wrong path and for once, tell their nation they are not against the Iranian people,” President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

World Cup flashbacks: Players who excelled in both semi and final

In the semifinal in Auckland, his 84 not out in 73 balls packed the Proteas off from a World Cup semifinal yet again

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh get nostalgic as they remember memorable 2011 World Cup triumph at Wankhede

Things end but memories last forever. Remembering the rush, excitement, thrill of it all, of the fantastic moments leading up to us lifting the world cup. Irreplaceable. Unforgettable. Thankful to have been a part of this iconic moment in the history of cricket. #worldcup2011

South Africa’s black farmers fight to enter marijuana market

The stringent requirements include getting police clearances, registering a specified plot size, erecting high-tech security fencing, getting irrigation systems and setting up agreements with overseas buyers, among others. The cost of establishing a legal marijuana farm is estimated to be $200,000 to $350,000, according to a South African agricultural publication, Landbouweekblad.

World Cup flashbacks: No team had won the tournament batting second till 1992

About teams winning the trophy batting first in the first five World Cups, Clive Lloyd’s West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs in the final of the 1975 edition while four years later, they humbled England by 92 runs. On both occasions, the West Indies had scored in a range of 280-290 which perhaps had […]

World Cup 2011 Rewind: When MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir joined hands to give India the title

India needed a further 54 runs at that stage but Dhoni, who promoted himself to No 5, despite being in considerable physical discomfort guided India past the target in the company of Yuvraj Singh. It was quite apt that Dhoni hammered the winning six off Kulasekara deep into the long-on stand and Yuvraj witnessed it […]

Photos: Throwback Thursday with memories of India’s 2011 World Cup win

With a target set of 275 runs, former cricketer, now politician, Gautam Gambhir, under pressure from Sri Lanka, charged through the ODI, smashing 97 runs off 122 balls. Then skipper, MS Dhoni, finished the game with class (91 runs off 79 balls), bringing the ODI World Cup for the second time. The moment continues to […]

9.02 million Viewers in India Tuned in to Watch 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup Final

“ICC’s digital channels were in overdrive during the 21 February to 8 March event in Australia, with an astonishing 1.1 billion total video views, making it the most watched ICC women’s event ever and the second most successful ICC event after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019,” the statement read.

2011 World Cup: This is what happened to MS Dhoni’s bat which he used in the final against Sri Lanka

The bat entered the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records after it was sold for 100,000 pounds ($161,295 or Rs 83 lakh) on July 18, 2011. The bat was bought by Amit Bhagchandka, chief executive officer (CEO) of RK Global, a financial broking firm. Dhoni later autographed the bat.

COVID-19: After Munich, pressure on NRAI to cancel New Delhi World Cup

Debevec is a gold medallist at the Sydney Olympics besides being a five-time world champion. The decision to postpone the tournament was arrived at after the Indian government imposed several restrictions on the entry of travellers from affected countries such as China, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Iran, in a bid to contain the spread […]