Tharanga tests positive during World Cup

Tharanga tests positive during World CupUpul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka opening batsman, will face an ICC inquiry after testing positive for a banned substance during the 2011 World Cup, ESPNcricinfo understands. The cricketer is reported to have tested positive for prednisolone, a drug that is used to treat asthma, a condition from which he is said to suffer.

Sri Lankan Cricket in debt after World Cup

The World Cup has left Sri Lanka Cricket in debt Sri Lanka to the tune of $23 million thanks to cost overruns and heavy expenses incurred in building stadiums. Sri Lanka, which lost the final to India in Mumbai, built two new grounds, one in Hambantota and the other in Pallekele, while the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo received an extensive renovation.

Miandad to assist Pakistan batsmen again

Javed Miandad is again expected to work with the Pakistan team on their batting skills, after having earlier helped them prepare for the tour of New Zealand and the World Cup. Shahid Afridi and PCB chairman Ijaz Butt have approached Miandad with a request to help a batting line-up that were largely inconsistent in the World Cup, and he has expressed his willingness to do so.

Vettori to lead Bangalore in IPL 2011

Daniel Vettori who led New Zealand in the 2011 Vettori to lead Bangalore in IPL 2011 World Cup, has been named the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2011. Vettori, who was in the Delhi Daredevils line-up for the first three seasons, takes over from Anil Kumble, who has retired from the game, but will mentor the Bangalore team this year. Ray Jennings will continue to be the side’s coach.

Time to blood a new wicketkeeper – Waqar

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said it is time Time to blood a new wicketkeeper - Waqar for a new wicketkeeper to be blooded in the side as a replacement for Kamran Akmal

We had planned Yuvraj’s dismissal: Wahab

Young Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has We had planned Yuvraj's dismissal: Wahab revealed that he and the coaching staff had planned well in advance the first ball dismissal of India’s man-of-the-tournament Yuvraj Singh in the high-profile World Cup semi-final clash in Mohali.

Kirsten should continue, says Tendulkar

Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar said Kirsten should continue, says Tendulkar on Monday he had no plans to retire after his World Cup triumph but said the team would miss outgoing coach Gary Kirsten.

India regained the World Cup after 28 years with a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai on Saturday under former South African batsman Kirsten.

Obama hails India’s World Cup victory: envoy

US President Barack Obama congratulated the Obama hails India's World Cup victory: envoy Indian cricket team – “Kings of Cricket” – for bringing back the World Cup to the country after 28 years, US Ambassador Timothy Roemer said here Monday.

India fined for slow over rate in WC final

The triumphant Indian cricket team has been India fined for slow over rate in WC final fined for its slow over rate in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were one over short of the target at the end of Saturday’s final when time allowances were taken into consideration, the ICC said in a statement.

Indians not as large-hearted as us: Afridi

Days after winning the hearts of numerous Indian Indians not as large-hearted as us: Afridi fans with his remarks after his team’s loss in the World Cup semi-final, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said Indians are not as large-hearted as Pakistanis.

Afridi also slammed the Indian media for its “very negative approach” and said the Pakistani media was a “hundred times better” than its Indian counterpart.