ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Mohammad Amir who was jailed and banned for a spot fixing scam along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.
The meeting was chaired by N Srinivasan in the presence of all the full-member and associate representatives.
Sean Abbott named as Australia’s young cricketer of the Year 2015. Steve Smith received the Allan Border Medal and was named as Test and ODI player of the year.
She defeated World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in the finals played at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.
The championship was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi in Pune from 15 January 2015 to 21 January 2015.
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation defeated Indian Overseas Bank to win the Savio Cup All India Basketball 2015. Final match was played at Don Bosco School court in Matunga, Mumbai.
Viktor Troicki of Serbia won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament.
Weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category at 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
This was his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship. Advani, the 12-time world champion has won the previous six titles in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2005.
South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.
This is the 15th career title won by former Wimbledon Champion and World No 4 Kvitova. She won the Wimbledon Championship twice in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
Mark Knowles and Ellen Hoog were named as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2014 in men and women category, respectively.
Indo-American tennis pair, Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won doubles title at the Sydney International Tennis Tournament 2015 by defeating Americans pair Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones in the summit clash 6-3, 6-3.
Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on 16 January 2015.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed Englishman Stephen Constantine was as the head coach of Indian men’s football team. He will also be in charge of India under-23 football team.
Indian Cricket team and Nike unveiled the new ODI Kit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nike is the main kit sponsor of Team India.
Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.
Bhakti Sharma, the open water swimming champion of India set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.
Bengaluru FC defeated Goa's Dempo Sports Club 2-1 to win their maiden football Federation Cup. In the final clash was played at the Nehru Stadium Margao, Goa.
Indian professional golfer Anirban Lahiri voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo on 12 January 2015 won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world.
India lost 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series, 0-2 from Australia. The third and fourth match of the series was drawn.
In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.
Misbah started his ODI career in 2002. He has played 153 ODIs and scored 4669 runs at an average of 42.83. He has been the captain of Pakistan in 78 games, out of which Pakistan won 41 games.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene to win Chennai Open title of tennis for a third time. In the title clash, Wawrinka defeated Bedene 6-4 6-3.
ICC on 7 January 2015 announced 11-member ICC associate and affiliate panel of international umpires for the year 2015. The panel was named by the associate and affiliate selection committee.
New Zealand by defeating Sri Lanka by 193 runs won the 2-match test series on 7 January 2014. The second test was played at Basin Reserve in Wellington.
India will host the 42nd World Bridge Championships that will be held in Chennai from 26 September 2015 to 10 October 2015.