If India would have won the World Cup, all major concerns would have been lost in the hullabaloo of overzealous celebration. Perhaps the only good thing coming out of the loss is that not everything will be swept under the already bulging carpet.
First of a six-part HT Special series — India players have often got away with boorish behaviour as BCCI, unlike other boards, takes little action.
After his return from a long tour of Australia that finished off with the World Cup, Team India's batsman Suresh Raina got engaged to his childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary on Wednesday in Ghaziabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be missing the services of Mitchell Starc for the start of the IPL with the Australia pacer recuperating from a knee niggle after a hectic World Cup campaign for which he was adjudged Man of the Tournament.
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be without the services of New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and Australian middle-order bat Chris Lynn for this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, stands I, J and K, which can accommodate nearly 12,000 spectators, are unauthorised.
Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori returned home to New Zealand on Tuesday and confirmed what he had hinted at last week - the Cricket World Cup final against Australia was his last match for New Zealand.
Pakistan's cricket chiefs Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years.
No Indian cricketer has found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI despite the Indian team making it to the semifinals of the event. The team is dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain.
Michael Clarke's retirement decision overshadowed the eve of the World Cup final, with the Australian captain using a pre-match news conference to reveal Sunday's tournament decider against New Zealand would be his last one-day international.
Kevin Pietersen's desire to play for England again received a boost when he re-joined English county side Surrey for the forthcoming season on Wednesday.
Rest of India managed to eke out a slender 20-run first innings lead against Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka on the second day of the five-day Irani Cup match in Bengaluru on Wednesday to put the contest on a knife's edge.
Having regained his form with two unbeaten knocks in the league stage of the cricket World Cup, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gained two spots to be placed eight in the latest ICC batting rankings.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen could push his bid for an international recall by missing the Indian Premier League (IPL) in favour of playing English County cricket.
His is a career studded with milestones and records, but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today revealed that not getting a long stint as India's cricket captain was a disappointment he found tough to overcome given the number of challenges he endured.