Sachin Tendulkar named as brand ambassador for ICC World Cup 2015

Bharat Ratna awardee and doyen of cricket Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the brand ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. It was announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) at Dubai.

As a brand ambassador of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, he will promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives to enhance the profile of the tournament which is to be held in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March, 2014.

Sachin for the second successive time is appointed brand ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup. Earlier, he was ambassador in 2011 for the ICC Cricket world cup co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

Some facts about Sachin Teadulkar’s cricket career

  • He has played for India in 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International.
  • His cricket career spanned over 24 years and has scored a total of 34,357 international runs and 100 centuries.
  • He is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history with 2,278 runs in 45 matches at an average of 56.95.
  • He was awarded player of the tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 for his 673 runs.

ICC Cricket world cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be the 11th edition and in total 49 matches will be played across 14 venues.

It will start on 14th February 2015 in Christchurch and co-host New Zealand team will play against Sri Lanka.

On the same day in Melbourne, Australia will play against England.

Indian Golfer Arjun Atwal wins inaugural Dubai Open Golf title

Indian Golfer Arjun Atwal has won the Inaugural edition of US $500,000 Dubai Open Golf Championship title.

His inaugural win comes after he holed an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole to clinch the title held at Dubai Sports City.

His victory comes after gap of 4 years as earlier in 2010, Atwal had won his first and only title on the PGA Tour and win in the Asian Tour in 2008.

In this title, South Korea’s Wang Jeung-hun came second.

Among other Indian golfers, Shiv Kapur was placed at 11th position along with Gaganjeet Bhullar in the overall standings. While, Jeev Milkha Singh was placed at 31st position while Daniel Chopra finished at 35th position.

Indian men & women teams win 5th Kabaddi World Cup

Indian women and men Kabaddi teams have won the 5th Kabaddi World Cup in their respective matches in the final held at Badal village in Sri Mukatsar district of Punjab.

Women’s Team

  • In the final match of Indian women’s team defeated New Zealand team by score of 27-36.
  • Indian team got a monetary prize of Rs. 1 crore, a trophy and a gold medal while runners up New Zealand team got a prize of Rs. 51 lakh, a trophy and a silver medal.

Men’s Team

  • While in the Indian men’s team defeated Pakistan by score of 45-42.
  • Indian team got monetary prize of Rs. two crore, a trophy, a gold medal and a tractor for each player and the runners up team of Pakistan got a prize of Rs. one crore, a trophy and a silver medal.

5th Kabaddi World Cup Tournament: In total 19 teams 11 in men section and 8 in women section participated in the tournament.