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14, July 2015

Novak Djokovic had made it two in a row after beating Roger Federer in a Wimbledon men’s cliff-hanger final with powerful aces down the lawn and strong returns at the centre court at The Championships in London last evening. Boris Becker of Germany, who played exceptionally well in his days when Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic were dictating how the game was approached with occasional stunners from Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Patric Rafter, and Michael Chang.

30, July 2013

The proposal of All India Congress Committee (AICC)’s highest decision making body Congress Working Committee (CWC) on bifurcation of South India’s largest and first Indian linguistic state Andhra Pradesh is likely to be made public here in New Delhi. Telengana was formed in 1948, well before Andhra was carved out in 1953. Indian States Re-organization Commission,  after much deliberation and brainstorming since 1917, suggested the merger of two regions into one big state. Andhra Pradesh, as of today, is the fourth biggest state in independent India. CWC is believed to have arrived at concluding stage of deliberations even as rank and file in Coastal Andhra areas are clearly opposing any move other than keeping the state united. With the decision likely going to be taken in favour of demerger on the lines of 1956 October 31, various political parties involved in the process, including the Telengana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Congress, Telugu Desam Party in the once Nizam’s hub, and YSR Congress (formed by son of late leader of Congress) in Andhra region are expected to take stock of available resources for finalizing some key issues, inter alia, river-water sharing issues, revenue of both regions, and location of ideal place for creating capital of Andhra and Rayalaseema regions. Chances stay good for top contenders Nellore-Tirupati, Vijayawada-Guntur, and Visakhapatnam. The future of Hyderabad, place of contention for both regions ever since it emerged as IT and industrial hub after Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai spearheaded scientific progress and industrial growth, which was followed by Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, is also on the table of discussions at the 7 RCR and 10 Janpath in New Delhi.

29, July 2013

Schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup edition in 2015 to be conducted across length and breadth of Australasia has been released by the ICC. The schedule is designed to accommodate each team a fair chance in round robin league stage before knock-out stages begin on March 18. India will play its first against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in a day night game on February 14. Australia and New Zealand will play their first matches against England and Srilanka respectively on February 14 at MCG and Jade Stadium.

Pool A Pool B
England South Africa
Australia India
Sri Lanka Pakistan
Bangladesh West Indies
New Zealand Zimbabwe
Qualifier 2 Ireland
Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4

 

Sat Feb 14 1st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch    
 
Sat Feb 14           2nd Match, Pool A – Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground    
 
Sun Feb 15           3rd Match, Pool B – South Africa v Zimbabwe Seddon Park, Hamilton    
 
Sun Feb 15           4th Match, Pool B – India v Pakistan Adelaide Oval    
 
Mon Feb 16 5th Match, Pool B – Ireland v West Indies Saxton Oval, Nelson    
 
Tue Feb 17 6th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v TBC University Oval, Dunedin    
 
Wed Feb 18           7th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v TBC Manuka Oval, Canberra    
 
Thu Feb 19 8th Match, Pool B – Zimbabwe v TBC Saxton Oval, Nelson    
 
Fri Feb 20           9th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v England Westpac Stadium, Wellington    
 
Sat Feb 21 10th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v West Indies Hagley Oval, Christchurch    
 
Sat Feb 21           11th Match, Pool A – Australia v Bangladesh Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane    
 
Sun Feb 22 12th Match, Pool A – Sri Lanka v TBC University Oval, Dunedin    
 
Sun Feb 22           13th Match, Pool B – India v South Africa Melbourne Cricket Ground    
 
Mon Feb 23 14th Match, Pool A – England v TBC Hagley Oval, Christchurch    
 
Tue Feb 24           15th Match, Pool B – West Indies v Zimbabwe Manuka Oval, Canberra    
 
Wed Feb 25           16th Match, Pool B – Ireland v TBC Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane    
 
Thu Feb 26 17th Match, Pool A – TBC v TBC University Oval, Dunedin    
 
Thu Feb 26           18th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Melbourne Cricket Ground    
 
Fri Feb 27           19th Match, Pool B – South Africa v West Indies Sydney Cricket Ground    
 
Sat Feb 28           21st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Australia Eden Park, Auckland    
 
Sat Feb 28           20th Match, Pool B – India v TBC Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth    
 
Sun Mar 1 22nd Match, Pool A – England v Sri Lanka Westpac Stadium, Wellington    
 
Sun Mar 1           23rd Match, Pool B – Pakistan v Zimbabwe Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane    
 
Tue Mar 3           24th Match, Pool B – Ireland v South Africa Manuka Oval, Canberra    
 
Wed Mar 4           25th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v TBC McLean Park, Napier    
 
Wed Mar 4           26th Match, Pool A – Australia v TBC Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth    
 
Thu Mar 5 27th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v TBC Saxton Oval, Nelson    
 
Fri Mar 6           28th Match, Pool B – India v West Indies Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth    
 
Sat Mar 7           29th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v South Africa Eden Park, Auckland    
 
Sat Mar 7           30th Match, Pool B – Ireland v Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart    
 
Sun Mar 8 31st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v TBC McLean Park, Napier    
 
Sun Mar 8           32nd Match, Pool A – Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground    
 
Mon Mar 9           33rd Match, Pool A – England v Bangladesh Adelaide Oval    
 
Tue Mar 10           34th Match, Pool B – India v Ireland Seddon Park, Hamilton    
 
Wed Mar 11           35th Match, Pool A – Sri Lanka v TBC Bellerive Oval, Hobart    
 
Thu Mar 12           36th Match, Pool B – South Africa v TBC Westpac Stadium, Wellington    
 
Fri Mar 13           37th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Bangladesh Seddon Park, Hamilton    
 
Fri Mar 13           38th Match, Pool A – England v TBC Sydney Cricket Ground    
 
Sat Mar 14           39th Match, Pool B – India v Zimbabwe Eden Park, Auckland    
 
Sat Mar 14           40th Match, Pool A – Australia v TBC Bellerive Oval, Hobart    
 
Sun Mar 15 41st Match, Pool B – West Indies v TBC McLean Park, Napier    
 
Sun Mar 15           42nd Match, Pool B – Ireland v Pakistan Adelaide Oval    
 
Wed Mar 18           1st Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A1 v B4) Sydney Cricket Ground    
 
Thu Mar 19           2nd Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A2 v B3) Melbourne Cricket Ground    
 
Fri Mar 20           3rd Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A3 v B2) Adelaide Oval    
 
Sat Mar 21           4th Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A4 v B1) Westpac Stadium, Wellington    
 
Tue Mar 24           1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Eden Park, Auckland    
 
Thu Mar 26           2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Sydney Cricket Ground    
 
Sun Mar 29           Final – TBC v TBC Melbourne Cricket Ground    
       

 


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