Posts Tagged ‘World Cup’

Paul the `psychic` octopus dies

Paul the `psychic` octopus dies

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Berlin: Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year’s football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died, his aquarium in Germany said on Tuesday. “Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who... 

Lee could play a crucial role in the WC: Ponting

Lee could play a crucial role in the WC: Ponting

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Ricky Ponting believes Brett Lee and Shaun Tait could play vital roles for Australia during next year’s World Cup in the sub-continent. Lee has not played One-Day cricket for Australia since October last year, but had a successful return in domestic cricket last week by taking two wickets against Western Australia. “Let’s... 

Uncertainty hangs over World Cup hosting

Uncertainty hangs over World Cup hosting

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London: The contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, due to be decided by soccer’s governing body FIFA has been discredited and thrown into uncertainty by allegations of vote-selling. Two members of FIFA’s executive committee — Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii of Tahiti — were provisionally... 

Murali has forgiven Hair, but not Howard

Murali has forgiven Hair, but not Howard

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He has “forgiven and forgotten” former umpire Darrell Hair but Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan says the chucker jibe that came from Australia’s ex-Prime Minister John Howard still rankles him. Hair had called Muralitharan for chucking during the 1995 Boxing Day Test at the MCG and though the Lankan... 

Kalam still holds special place in hearts

Kalam still holds special place in hearts

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NEW DELHI: Guess who got the loudest cheers when the dignitaries were being introduced before the start of the mega-show? Former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who clearly continues to hold a special place in people’s hearts. The humble scientist, ever shy of the spotlight, reluctantly waved to the crowd as the camera zeroed... 

Tour of India ideal preparation for World Cup: Hussey

Tour of India ideal preparation for World Cup: Hussey

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Australian batsman Michael Hussey considers India the toughest country to tour and says the October series here is ideal preparation for his team’s fourth World Cup title defence next year. This post was submitted by rishi maurya. Read More →

England 2018 World Cup bid team hires Octopus Paul

England 2018 World Cup bid team hires Octopus Paul

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London: The octopus that grabbed fame by predicting correctly the result of each of Germany’s matches at this year’s World Cup has switched allegiance to England. This post was submitted by Anil Kumar Chaudhary. Read More →

SC allows HI and IOA to send team for World Cup

SC allows HI and IOA to send team for World Cup

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New Delhi: The Government suffered a major jolt when the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected its claim over the control of the national game and allowed Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to send the women’s team to participate in the World Cup in Argentina starting August 26. This post was submitted... 

Indian pace bowling to be improved before World Cup: Ganguly

Indian pace bowling to be improved before World Cup: Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly today said the Indian fast bowling needs a lot of catching up to do before World Cup and the former India captain put the onus on bowling coach Eric This post was submitted by virendra kumar yadav. Read More →

European World Cup flops look to bright new dawn

European World Cup flops look to bright new dawn

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Paris: France and England had World Cup campaigns to forget and tomorrow both set out on what they hope is the first step in restoring their battered images in friendlies against Norway and Hungary respectively. This post was submitted by virendra kumar yadav. Read More →

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