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Tendulkar named 2015 World Cup ambassador

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced Sachin Tendulkar as the 2015 World Cup ambassador.

“It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the ambassador of ICC’s pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011,” the ICC said in a statement.

In his role as the 2015 World Cup ambassador, Tendulkar will promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives to enhance the profile of the tournament, which is the third biggest sporting event in the world and will take place in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to March 29.

Tendulkar retired from international cricket last year after representing his country in 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and one Twenty20 International. In a career spanning 24 years, the 41-year-old scored a total of 34,357 international runs and 100 centuries.

Tendulkar added the missing World Cup title to his long list of achievements in his sixth attempt in 2011. 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. For his 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup, he was awarded player of the tournament as India finished runners-up to Australia.

Commenting on his appointment, Tendulkar said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed the World Cup ambassador for the second successive time.

“After playing in the last six editions, the upcoming World Cup will be a different experience as I will follow it from the sidelines. It could probably be comparable to the 1987 World Cup where I was a ball boy, enthusiastically cheering every ball,” he said.

“The image of the champion team lifting the World Cup inspires many youngsters around the world and gives them a dream to chase a dream which I fulfilled after 22 years of relentless pursuit by being part of the victorious Indian team in 2011,” Tendulkar said.

Meanwhile, ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said: “The ICC is delighted to once again have Sachin as an ambassador for its biggest and most prestigious tournament. Sachin is not only an inspiration to cricketers but to all sports people for his endurance, perseverance, talent, personality and commitment to the game.”

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ICC World Cup 2015 Schedule & Time Table

International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the ICC World Cup 2015. The 14 teams participating in the World Cup have been divided into two groups — Pool A and Pool B. Pool A consists of England, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Scotland. Whereas, Pool B consists of India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The World Cup is scheduled to begin from February 14, 2015 and the final match is slated to be played on March 29, 2015. The first match of the World Cup will be played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

The World Cup will be spread out over 14 venues across Australia and New Zealand. The venues are:

 

Venues
Australia New Zealand
Adelaide Auckland
Brisbane Wellington
Melbourne Christchurch
Canberra Hamilton
Hobart Napier
Perth Nelson
Sydney Dunedin

While Sri Lanka and New Zealand will start off proceedings in Pool A, South Africa and Zimbabwe will kick off matters in the second group. Defending champions, India will play their first match of the World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan on February 15, 2015 at the Adelaide Oval in a day-night encounter.

Here is the complete list of fixtures:

Date Fixture Pool Venue
14.2.2015 Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Pool A Hagley Oval, Christchurch
14.2.2015 England vs Australia Pool A MCG, Melbourne
15.2.2015 South Africa vs Zimbabwe Pool B Seddon Park, Hamilton
15.2.2015 India vs Pakistan Pool B Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
16.2.2015 West Indies vs Ireland Pool B Saxton Oval, Nelson
17.2.2015 New Zealand vs Scotland Pool A University Oval, Dunedin
18.2.2015 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Pool A Manuka Oval, Canberra
19.2.2015 Zimbabwe vs UAE Pool B Saxton Oval, Nelson
20.2.2015 England vs New Zealand Pool A Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
21.2.2015 Pakistan vs West Indies Pool B Hagley Oval, Christchurch
21.2.2015 Australia vs Bangladesh Pool A The Gabba, Brisbane
22.2.2015 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Pool A University Oval, Dunedin
22.2.2015 South Africa vs India Pool B MCG, Melbourne
23.2.2015 England vs Scotland Pool A Hagley Oval, Christchurch
24.2.2015 West Indies vs Zimbabwe Pool B Manuka Oval, Canberra
25.2.2015 Ireland vs UAE Pool B The Gabba, Brisbane
26.2.2015 Afghanistan vs Scotland Pool A University Oval, Dunedin
26.2.2015 Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Pool A MCG, Melbourne
27.2.2015 South Africa vs West Indies Pool B SCG, Sydney
28.2.2015 Australia vs New Zealand Pool A Eden Park, Auckland
28.2.2015 India vs UAE Pool B WACA, Perth
1.3.2015 England vs Sri Lanka Pool A Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
1.3.2015 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Pool B The Gabba, Brisbane
3.3.2015 South Africa vs Ireland Pool B Manuka Oval, Canberra
4.3.2015 Pakistan vs UAE Pool B McLean Park, Napier
4.3.2015 Australia vs Afghanistan Pool A WACA, Perth
5.3.2015 Bangladesh vs Scotland Pool A Saxton Oval, Nelson
6.3.2015 India vs West Indies Pool B WACA, Perth
7.3.2015 South Africa vs Pakistan Pool B Eden Park, Auckland
7.3.2015 Zimbabwe vs Ireland Pool B Bellerive Oval, Hobart
8.3.2015 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Pool A McLean Park, Napier
8.3.2015 Australia vs Sri Lanka Pool A SCG, Sydney
9.3.2015 England vs Bangladesh Pool A Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
10.3.2015 India vs Ireland Pool B Seddon Park, Hamilton
11.3.2015 Sri Lanka vs Scotland Pool A Bellerive Oval, Hobart
12.3.2015 South Africa vs UAE Pool B Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
13.3.2015 Bangladesh vs New Zealand Pool A Seddon Park, Hamilton
13.3.2015 England vs Afghanistan Pool A SCG, Sydney
14.3.2015 India vs Zimbabwe Pool B Eden Park, Auckland
14.3.2015 Australia vs Scotland Pool A Bellerive Oval, Hobart
15.3.2015 West Indies vs UAE Pool B McLean Park, Napier
15.3.2015 Pakistan vs Ireland Pool B Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Quarter Finals
18.3.2015 TBD vs TBD SCG, Sydney
19.3.2015 TBD vs TBD MCG, Melbourne
20.3.2015 TBD vs TBD Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
21.3.2015 TBD vs TBD Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Semi Finals
24.3.2015 TBD vs TBD Eden Park, Auckland
26.3.2015 TBD vs TBD SCG, Sydney
Final
29.3.2015 TBD vs TBD MCG, Melbourne

 

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