The simmering row within the International Cricket Council took an ugly turn on Monday with its President Mustafa Kamal threatening to expose “mischievious” designs of some people who had denied him the “constitutional right” to hand over the Word Cup Trophy.
Seven finals, five titles. Australia capped off another successful home summer with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in their own backyard, becoming the second team to do so after India, banishing the ignominy of not qualifying for the semi-finals when they hosted the tournament the last time in 1992.
Just before the 2011 World Cup, the Australian Daily Telegraph ran a vote asking fans who should be the captain of the national cricket team. Michael Clarke came fourth.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with Brendon McCullum as its captain.
Mr Srinivasan says 50-over tournament can attract and inspire a new generation of followers to the game
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was today named as the player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Michael Clarke hit 74 in his last one-day international to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a disappointing final on Sunday.
Kumar Dharmasena's involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day – and in the process become the first person to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player.
Michael Clarke is adamant about Australia's chances of winning a record fifth World Cup, claiming on Saturday: "I believe if we play our best, we can beat New Zealand tomorrow."
The stage is set. Co-hosts and heavyweights of World Cup 2015 - Australia and New Zealand - will lock horns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday for the prized trophy. After weeks of thrilling victories, heart-breaking losses, record-shattering knocks and game-changing spells, two of the best sides in the tournament will square off, after all.