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Royal backdrop for Cricket World Cup launch party

Tickets for the launch party for the tournament will be allocated in a free ballot which opens on Thursday.

Sri Lanka captain apologises for ‘unbecoming’ behaviour

While driving under the influence of liquor, Karunaratne went through a red light and hit a taxi on Sunday.

Give finger spinner a role at World Cup, says Harbhajan

Wrist spinners have taken the limited-overs formats by storm and banished their finger spin cousins to the fringes.

llness hits Australian camp ahead of Pakistan series

Several Aussie team members are also dealing with injuries, and have missed training sessions.

Ponting backs Khawaja to make Australia’s World Cup squad

Usman Khawaja struck 383 runs in Australia's series win over India earlier this month and former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting feels he has earned his place at the World Cup.

Australia’s Zampa still not counting on World Cup spot

Following Adam Zampa's strong performance against India, teammates believe he has improved drastically compared to his previous plays.

No complacency on World Cup security, says cricket chief Richardson

The England and Wales Cricket Board will host the World Cup from May 30 to July 14.

Beleaguered to buoyant, Australia stage timely turnaround

With India racing to a 2-0 lead, defeat seemed imminent for Australia before Aaron Finch and his men turned the tables to win a 3-2 series victory.

Australia batsman Handscomb inches closer to World Cup spot

Peter Handscomb says it was shattering to be dropped from the test squad but he is now pumped to be in an Australian team.

India’s Dravid, a gift that keeps on giving

Once called 'The Wall' for his sturdy defence and relentless attitude, Rahul Dravid is now acting as a mentor to a new generation of Indian cricketers.

South Africa’s Tahir to end one-day career after World Cup

Tahir has taken 156 wickets in 95 ODI matches with an economy rate of 4.65.

Focus on World Cup as one-day series starts

South Africa have picked a 14-man squad packed with bowlers for the first three internationals while Sri Lanka have a squad of 17 players.

Rejuvenated Windies ready to spring World Cup surprise

West Indies' confidence has been boosted by the return of veteran player Chris Gayle.

Australia places conditions on IPL release for top players

Cricket Australia has informed players they will have to miss part of next year's Indian Premier League if they are selected in the squad for the World Cup.

India ahead in Asia as World Cup looms

With the World Cup less than a year away, India have proven themselves to be the strongest team in Asia.

Captains say cricket’s Asia Cup will give 2019 World Cup pointers

The captains of four teams taking part in the Asia Cup all agreed that the tournament would be an important stepping stone on their teams' path to the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Steyn banking on experience for one last tilt at World Cup

Dale Steyn, who will play in his last Cricket World Cup next year, is also concerned about the state of South Africa's bowling.

Afghanistan team get hero’s welcome after qualifying for Cricket World Cup

The Afghanistan cricket team, who qualified for the Cricket World Cup by beating the West Indies, were showered with plaudits upon their return.

Legend Richards says World Cup place will boost West Indies cricket

Two-time Cricket World Cup winner Viv Richards said that the West Indies cricket team will benefit from playing in the 2019 World Cup.

Men in orange on red alert: Dutch set sights on cricket...

The plucky Dutch are in Zimbabwe for the World Cup qualifying event starting Sunday -- which will give two teams who did not automatically make it like cricket giants Australia, India and South Africa, the chance to compete in the 2019 showpiece.