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Gary Kirsten to be appointed South African coach


June 4th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) Former India coach Gary Kirsten looks set to take over as coach of his native South Africa with the formal appointment scheduled for Monday.The Star reported ... Read more...

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India’s win triumph of substance over style: Pakistani daily


April 4th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) India's winning the cricket World Cup was "the triumph of substance over style and artistry", a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ranked as a top ... Read more...

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World Cup for India is Asia’s win too: Pakistani daily


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) The World Cup belongs to India but the victory belongs to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who "epitomised composure under duress", said a leading Pakistani daily, ... Read more...

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Confident Dhoni fashions India’s World Cup triumph


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni has climbed the ladder of success with rapid strides, first as a player and then as the Indian cricket captain. After winning ... Read more...

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Emotional Tendulkar rides on his team mates shoulders at Wankhede


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai April 2 (IANS) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar was a given a grand reception as his teammates carried him on their shoulders for a victory lap of the packed Wankhede ... Read more...

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Bollywood prays for World Cup glory


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood stars are backing India to beat Sri Lanka at the World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday, and hoping that Sachin Tendulkar's ... Read more...

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‘Semifinal contest between India’s batting and Pakistan’s bowling’


March 28th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 28 (IANS) Hoping that the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semifinal in Mohali Wednesday would not be a one-sided game, several former World Cup winning skippers Monday said it ... Read more...

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Pak’s impressive bowling and passion will ensure them World Cup glory: ex pacer Zahid


March 28th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 28(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Zahid believes that the Shahid Afridi-led team's bowling attack can help them win the ongoing World Cup on the Indian sub-continent."I genuinely can't ... Read more...

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Imran lashes out at Pakistani minister on match-fixing


March 28th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan Monday flayed his country's Interior Minister Rehman Malik for commenting that the government would scrutinise the World Cup semi-final game against ... Read more...

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Pak must include one more bowler in World Cup squad: Imran


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 2(ANI): Pakistan may have won their first two matches of the 2011 World Cup, but "could feel the pinch against stronger opposition" unless one more bowler is included in the ... Read more...

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Windies banking on all rounders for World Cup success: Bravo


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): West Indies vice-captain Dwayne Bravo on Tuesday exuded confidence about his team's chances in their first World Cup match against South Africa to be played here on Thursday.Bravo ... Read more...

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Afridi feels Pakistan will win 2011 World Cup


February 20th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said he has an intuition that his team will lift the coveted 2011 World Cup trophy."I'm never comfortable with making predictions ... Read more...

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Public support has always boosted Pakistan, says Afridi


February 19th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has asked his countrymen to rally behind the team saying their support can propel them to win the World Cup.Not many critics are ... Read more...

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‘Hungry’ Pak, West Indies can “really be dangerous teams” in World Cup 2011: Sohail


February 19th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Although most critics are backing India and Sri Lanka to bag the ICC World Cup glory, Pakistan and West Indies can "really be dangerous" in the tournament, former ... Read more...

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Cricket fans in Kohima wish Team India good luck


February 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kohima, Feb 15 (ANI): Even though the game of cricket is not much popular in India's northeastern region, the ensuing ICC World Cup has aroused overwhelming interest among the enthusiasts of ... Read more...

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“Even a half fit Shoaib Akhtar can lift Pakistan to World Cup glory”: Intikhab


February 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 15(ANI): Veteran Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, whose fitness levels are once again under the spotlight, still has enough fuel in the tank to perform well at the ICC ... Read more...

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Afridi backs ‘cohesive and contributing’ Pak squad to bag World Cup glory


February 9th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 9(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said his squad is confident of performing well in the forthcoming World Cup as most of the players contributed towards the one-day series ... Read more...

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Prior says his role will be to ‘turbo charge’ England to World Cup glory


January 21st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart, Jan 21(ANI): Recalled England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has said that he intends to use his experience and leadership skills to guide the team to World Cup glory.Prior is the sole wicketkeeper-batsman ... Read more...

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Saker backs Anderson to propel England to World Cup glory


January 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 19(ANI): England bowling coach David Saker is convinced that fast bowler James Anderson would lead the team's bowling attack to World Cup glory."Jimmy Anderson is one of the world's top ... Read more...

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India strong favourites to win World Cup: Cricketing legends


December 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Cricketing legends and past World Cup winning captains Imran Khan, Arjuna Ranatunga and Kapil Dev believe India are strong favourites to win next year's tournament in ... Read more...

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Afridi still optimistic of World Cup 2011glory despite match-fixing turmoil


September 8th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Cardiff, Wales, Sept 7 (ANI): Pakistani cricket may be going through a period of great turmoil and uncertainty after the spot-fixing allegations, but the team's one-day captain, Shahid Afridi, is quite optimistic ... Read more...

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Axe 50-over cricket to save fast bowlers getting extinct like ‘dinosaurs’: Imran


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jul 20 (ANI): Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan has suggested axing 50-over cricket as a way to ease the unprecedented stress on fast bowlers so that they do not become an ... Read more...

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Afridi dreams of leading Pak to World Cup glory before retirement


July 19th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19(ANI): Former Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi has said that the ODI series against England, starting next month, will be the launch pad for his ambitions to lead the team ... Read more...

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Octopus Paul heads for retirement after World Cup glory


July 12th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Oberhausen (Germany), July 12 (DPA) Paul the psychic octopus headed into well-deserved retirement Monday and will in future make children happy instead of footballers. "He is retiring and says thank you to the ... Read more...

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Spaniards in Delhi party hard after World Cup glory


July 12th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Dressed in red shirts with their faces painted red and yellow - the colours of their national flag - they danced, drank Cava and hugged each other ... Read more...

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Casillas is World Cup top goalkeeper


July 12th, 2010 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Spain skipper Iker Casillas has been named the best goalkeeper of the 2010 World Cup. The FIFA Technical Study Group picked the Real Madrid shot-stopper after some outstanding performances ... Read more...

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Iniesta goal gives Spain World Cup glory (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta became a legend Sunday by scoring in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in ... Read more...

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Casillas becomes third goalkeeper to captain World Cup winning side


July 12th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) When Iker Casillas lifted the World Cup trophy presented to him by FIFA president Joseph Blatter and South African president Jacob Zuma, he became only the third goalkeeper ... Read more...

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Villa’s journey from facing leg amputation as a kid to World Cup final!


July 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 9(ANI): Spanish forward David Villa, who is on the verge of leading Spain to World Cup glory, had faced a right leg amputation as a four-year-old after a horrific ... Read more...

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Gerrard asks players to beat Germany and secure place in history


June 27th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 27 (ANI): England skipper Steven Gerrard has asked his players to secure their place in World Cup history in Bloemfontein today by beating Germany and lead the country to the ... Read more...

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Brit Formula One aces rooting for England World Cup glory


June 26th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): British Formula One aces Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have backed England to win against Germany in the World Cup encounter on Sunday.The English F1 aces are eyeing ... Read more...

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We need to invest in youth: Italy’s losing captain


June 26th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Crashed out of the soccer World Cup following a 2-3 defeat against Slovakia, defending champions Italy have been facing flak for being the team of "old" footballers. Fabio Cannavaro, ... Read more...

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Uruguay and South Korea eye World Cup glory


June 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, June 25 (DPA) Asia's most successful footballing nation, South Korea, faces off against Uruguay, a potentially resurgent powerhouse of South America, with both teams aware that a victory Saturday will ... Read more...

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Lippi takes full responsibility for Italy’s ignominious World Cup exit


June 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 25(ANI): Italy coach Marcello Lippi has taken full responsibility for his team's humiliating World Cup group stage exit.The defending champions lost 2-3 to World Cup debutants Slovakia, who qualified ... Read more...

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‘Relieved’ Ronaldo can lead Portugal to World Cup glory: Carvalho


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 22 (ANI): Defender Ricardo Carvalho has said that ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo can lead Portugal to World Cup glory.Ronaldo netted his first international goal for Portugal after 16 ... Read more...

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