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One more terror suspect held in Bangalore, total now 13


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested one more person with alleged links to Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT and HuJI, taking the number of people detained in the state ... Read more...

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No Indian in ICC Test team


August 30th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) No Indian cricketer found a place in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Team of the Year announced Thursday.The team announcement was made by ICC ... Read more...

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Pune FC face test of belief against Lajong


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Pune FC faces the test of belief to overcome all odds when they take on Shillong Lajong in an away I-League football game at the Jawaharlal ... Read more...

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Conditions in Adelaide will suit Indians better: Clarke


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 23 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted Monday that conditions at the Adelaide Oval will suit the Indians more than the hosts in the fourth and the final ... Read more...

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Australia name unchanged XI for second Test


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke Monday named an unchanged XI for the second Test against India starting Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here.Clarke decided to ... Read more...

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Australia drop Starc, Christian from 11 for Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Australia have left out young fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Dan Christian from the playing 11 for the first cricket Test against India, starting Monday.Swing ... Read more...

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All down to hard work: Dravid on getting Polly Umrigar Award


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Presented the Polly Umrigar Award in recognition of the 1,285 runs with six centuries he made from 15 Tests between October 2010 and September 2011, ... Read more...

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Dan Christian gets Australia call-up for second Test


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) All-rounder Daniel Christian in place of injured fast bowler Ben Cutting was the only change in the 12-man Australia squad announced Monday for the second cricket ... Read more...

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ICC Test team: Sachin lone Indian in playing eleven


August 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 26 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer to make the cut in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Team of 2011 announced Friday while the ... Read more...

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Swann declares himself fit for Edgbaston Test


August 5th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann has declared himself fit for the third Test at Edgbaston after initial scans suggested he might have broken a bone ... Read more...

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Black Caps manager Currie asks players to avoid clashes during semi-final


March 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 27 (ANI): Amid concerns over yesterday's on-field tussle against South Africa, New Zealand cricket team manager Dave Currie has urged players to be careful and avoid such incidents in their ... Read more...

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Kiwis could be punished for altercation with Proteas batters: ICC


March 26th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 26 (ANI): The New Zealand cricket team could face the prospect of being punished for an on field incident during Friday's quarterfinal match against South Africa.According to a stuff.co.nz report, ... Read more...

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Former England spinner Titmus dies at 78


March 24th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 24 (ANI): Former England off-spinner Fred Titmus, who played county cricket across an incredible five decades, has died after a long illness. He was 78.Titmus, one of England's finest ... Read more...

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Dark horse England can give WC title contenders a run for their money: Swann


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Feb.22 (ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that he is determined to go back home with a handful of World Cup wickets to make up for being away from his ... Read more...

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Krejza’s place in final Oz XI as only spinner under threat from better batting part-timers


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17 (ANI): Australia's frontline spinner Jason Krejza's place in the team's final XI is under threat after taking 1-56 and 0-46 in warm-up matches against India and South Africa in ... Read more...

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Black Caps boost batting line-up for Napier ODI


January 31st, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Jan.31 (ANI): New Zealand will play with just two pace bowlers in tomorrow's fourth one-day cricket international against Pakistan in Napier, preferring to boost their batting line-up.A team ... Read more...

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Black Caps move power hitters down the order for ODI against Pak


January 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.21 (ANI): New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has revealed that Brendon McCullum will bat at No 6 in Saturday's first one-day international against Pakistan in Wellington.Vettori told a ... Read more...

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Sachin, Sehwag, Kapil in ODI dream team


January 5th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 5 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Kapil Dev are the three Indians to figure in the all-time One-day Internationals (ODI) dream team chosen by fans in ... Read more...

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Khawaja, Beer to make debuts in Sydney Ashes Test


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 2(ANI): Pakistan-born batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer will make their debuts for Australia in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series, starting in Sydney on Monday.Stand-in ... Read more...

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Australia ‘100 per cent behind’ stand-in captain Clarke: Haddin


December 31st, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 31(ANI): Vice-captain Brad Haddin has said the team is fully behind Michael Clarke as he prepares to lead Australia for the first time in the fifth and final Test of ... Read more...

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Clarke to lead Australia in fifth Ashes Test


December 30th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 30(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Clarke will lead the team in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series against England after Ricky Ponting was ruled out with a fractured ... Read more...

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MCG curator says specialist spinner will be the key


December 24th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 24 (ANI): West Australian left-arm spinner Michael Beer has found an ally at last, and he comes in the form of the MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins.Called into the Australian ... Read more...

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Indonesia one step closer to Asean Cup final after defeating the Philippines


December 17th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Indonesian National Football team defeated the Philippines 1-0 in the first leg of the semifinal in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup on Thursday.The Filipino ... Read more...

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Ashes: Warne, Taylor baffled by Beer snub in Perth


December 16th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec. 16 (ANI): Test greats Shane Warne and Mark Taylor on Thursday disagreed with the selectors decision to pick four quick bowlers for the third Ashes Test in Perth, which left ... Read more...

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Flower says his powers are not about being fair to everyone in England squad


November 10th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide (Australia), Nov.10 (ANI): England cricket team coach Andy Flower has said that his job is not about being fair to everyone in the squad.Flower, who was speaking ahead of England's three-day ... Read more...

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Mott bats for substitutes for injured players in cricket at par with other sports


October 7th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 7 (ANI): NSW coach Matthew Mott has demanded mid-match substitutes for injured players, and cited pacer Doug Bollinger's injury as evidence in Australia's loss to India in the first Test ... Read more...

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England squad unchanged for third Test against Pakistan


August 16th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16(ANI): England has retained the 12-man squad that won the first and second Test against Pakistan for the third match of the series at The Oval, starting on Wednesday."We were ... Read more...

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England squad unchanged for Edgbaston Test against Pakistan


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3(ANI): England has retained the 12-man squad that won the Test series opener against Pakistan for the second at Edgbaston, starting on Friday.Fast bowler Tim Bresnan was the 12th ... Read more...

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Vuvuzela - the sound of celebration coming to India soon


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Sandeep DattaNew Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): If you have been a football lover, it is unlikely you would have missed noticing Vuvuzela.Hate it or love it, this ear-splitting apparatus will be ... Read more...

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Controversies have bonded the team, says captain Rajpal


February 25th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The India hockey team might have been in news for all wrong reasons in the recent past, but captain Rajpal Singh feels the controversies have ... Read more...

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Hopes likely to be 12th man for Australia in first ODI against Pakistan


January 21st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has hinted that all rounder James Hopes could be 12th man with Shaun Marsh opening the innings with Shane Watson in the first ODI ... Read more...

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Pak drops Akmal, three others for Hobart test


January 13th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 13 (ANI): In a bid to avoid a series clean sweep by Australia, Pakistan has dropped vice-captain Kamran Akmal and three others from its squad going into the Hobart Test.Following ... Read more...

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Australia brings in Katich for Hughes for Hobart Test


January 13th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Australia has named a predictable 11 for the third Test against Pakistan starting in Hobart on Thursday.Captain Ricky Ponting said Victorian paceman Clint Mackay will drop out of ... Read more...

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No change in Australian squad for Sydney Test


December 30th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australia have retained the winning squad for the second cricket Test against Pakistan starting Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. New South Wales spinner Steven Smith, who was called ... Read more...

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Aussies name unchanged squad for Sydney Test


December 30th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 30 (ANI): Australia have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second cricket Test against Pakistan at the SCG starting on Sunday.NSW spinner Steven Smith, who was called to join ... Read more...

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