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Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC President

Mustafa Kamal today resigned from the position of President ¬†of International Cricket Council (ICC). He announced this decision at the Shahjalal International Airport after returning back home from Australia. “I am just sending my resignation to the ICC…I was not allowed to work in line with the ICC constitution and I cannot work with them beyond the ICC constitution,” he said. “These type of people should be away from cricket,

Daniel Vettori confirms international cricket retirement

New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international cricket upon the team’s return from the World Cup on Tuesday. The 36-year-old former captain had been widely expected to retire from international cricket at the conclusion of New Zealand’s involvement in the tournament. New Zealand were beaten by seven wickets by co-hosts Australia in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday,

Australia blow away flightless Kiwis to win fifth title

Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out New Zealand for 183, the stage was set for the Australian captain, who used the platform to

India cannot take Bangladesh lightly : Anil Kumble

Former India captain Anil Kumble on Friday said India cannot take¬†Bangladesh lightly in the quarter-finals. Kumble took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to express his opinion. The leg-spinner’s comments came after Bangladesh put up a tough fight against tournament favourites New Zealand. After pulling off a shocking win against England, the Asian side showed once again against a strong Kiwi side that they are no pushovers. India are expected to

David Warner fined over spat with Rohit Sharma

Australia batsman David Warner says he has been fined half his match fee over his verbal altercation with India’s Rohit Sharma during Sunday’s tri-series one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner revealed the punishment in an interview on Monday with Sky Sports Radio in which he said he accepted the sanction but defended Australia’s aggressive playing style. “I was in the wrong … I shouldn’t have engaged him,” Warner

No reason to respect Mitchell Johnson, says Virat Kohli

After scoring his third Test hundred of the tour, Virat Kohli Sunday said he was left with no good reason to respect pacer Mitchell Johnson and some of the other Australia players after verbals flew “throughout the day” at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The squabbling reached its peak when Johnson fielded in his follow-through and threw back at the striker’s stumps. There was a genuine case for Johnson trying

India to open World Cup defence against Pakistan on Feb 15

Defending champions India will take on arch-foes Pakistan in their opening match of the 2015 ICC cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. Placed in the relatively easy Group B, India, who won the 2011 event after defeating Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai, will start their title defence on February 15. Incidentally, India have never lost to