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Windies will be gunning for Australia: Edwards


September 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS/CMC) Confident strike bowler Fidel Edwards says the West Indies will be firing from all cylinders in an effort to win their opening game against Australia in the ... Read more...

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Dhoni happy with Yuvraj’s return to international cricket


September 12th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that Yuvraj Singh can draw confidence from his performance against New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 as he made a return ... Read more...

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I seized the opportunity: Sunil Narine


July 16th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 16 (IANS/CMC) West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine says he had recognised the importance of Saturday's fourth One-Day International against New Zealand and had seized the ... Read more...

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Murdered IM operative’s family demands CBI probe


June 9th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Family members of a suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Qateel Mohammed Jaffer Siddiqui, who was found murdered inside his cell in Pune's Yerawada Central Jail, have demanded ... Read more...

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Happy to contribute for the team, says Vijay


May 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Quite typically, Murali Vijay sought to stay rooted to the ground despite his magnificent knock of 113, that played a key role in Chennai Super Kings' ... Read more...

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We need to play well against Daredevils: Hussey


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's stand-in skipper David Hussey Monday said his team cannot afford to falter in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Delhi ... Read more...

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Spanish king apologises for African hunting excursion


April 19th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 19 (IANS/EFE) "I'm very sorry. I made a mistake. It won't happen again," Spain's King Juan Carlos said Wednesday regarding a hunting trip to Botswana that became headline ... Read more...

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Salary, bonus to rise at slower pace: Survey


November 10th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The majority of Indian firms plan to hike salary and bonus to their employees in the coming months, but the percentage increase is not very ... Read more...

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Dangerous exotic animals deliberately freed in Ohio


October 20th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) The owner of an exotic animal farm in Ohio deliberately released the animals and then killed himself, Muskingum county Sheriff Matt Lutz said Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Pereira tells boys to enjoy against Blackburn


October 6th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 6 (IANS) Pune FC coach Derrick Pereira rated Friday's friendly against Blackburn Rovers as "huge" for the club and said his boys are keen to give a fight ... Read more...

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All-rounder Ashley Nurse ready to face India


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 2 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Ashley Nurse is upbeat about his prospects against India in the one-off Twenty20 International at Queen's Park Oval Saturday.Nurse, the 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals steer clear of Warne and Modi


May 11th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals Wednesday distanced themselves from their captain Shane Warne's outburst and the tweet of suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi over the ... Read more...

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Fergie tell Man City: Can you handle big occasion


April 16th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Increasing the pressure on rivals Manchester City ahead of their FA Cup clash, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has asked City if they can handle the big ... Read more...

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Mancini asks Man City players to unite and lift FA Cup


April 15th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has asked his players to unite behind him if they want to win the FA Cup.Mancini's City is struggling against a backdrop ... Read more...

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Giggs bamboozled by Rooney’s suspension for swearing


April 8th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 8 (ANI): Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is "bamboozled" by Wayne Rooney's suspension for swearing.The Daily mail quoted Giggs, 37, as saying: "I'm not surprised ... Read more...

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Gutsy Gambhir could not have chosen a bigger stage to perform


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir is a big-stage performer. Going by his form in the World Cup, few had expected him to come up with a match-wining ... Read more...

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Top order batting crucial, say World Cup legends


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) World Cup legends believe that the top order batting will be crucial in the final between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium here ... Read more...

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Team India will give its best to lift 2011 WC: Dhoni


April 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 1 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the team was not under any pressure of playing Saturday's final in front of the home crowd, and would give ... Read more...

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Pakistan want Shoaib to play only if he is fit


March 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan are seriously considering playing Shoaib Akhtar in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against India, though skipper Shahid Afridi has left everyone guessing whether the feisty ... Read more...

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Pakistan debate Shoaib Akhtar recall against India


March 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan continues to debate recall of the retiring fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in its line-up for the high-voltage World Cup semi-final clash against India here ... Read more...

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It is an important match for every player: Misbah


March 27th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 27 (IANS) Pakistan vice captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team to click against arch-rivals India in their World Cup semifinal here Wednesday.Misbah told reporters here at the Punjab ... Read more...

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Agarkar testifies “very good” relations between India, Pak cricketers in his time


March 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 27(ANI): Although the much-awaited Indo-Pak semi-final World Cup clash on March 30 is being touted as the 'mother of all matches' and an equivalent to war, former Indian all-rounder Ajit ... Read more...

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Dilshan is a special player, says Sangakkara (Lead)


March 27th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara Saturday praised Tillakaratne Dilshan as a "special" player and described his opening partnership with Upul Tharanga as "ruthless" that saw ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka all excited ahead of the big game


March 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Large-size cut-outs of Sri Lankan cricketers line up the streets of this capital of the island nation. The air is thick with anticipation and the buzz ... Read more...

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We want our cricket to talk: Ponting


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) Ricky Ponting Wednesday pooh-poohed reports of his quitting Australia's cricket captaincy and insisted that he intends to continue leading the team in Tests and ... Read more...

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Afridi confident of Pak achieving aim of reaching World Cup semifinals


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 23(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his confidence that his team will achieve the target set at the start of the 2011 World Cup, which was to reach ... Read more...

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Never known Tendulkar to walk when given out: Ponting


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 23 (ANI): Days before the India-Australia quarterfinal encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Australian captain Ricky Ponting has gone on the front foot verbally, and said that ... Read more...

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Ponting quashes talk about his retirement, vows to play after WC


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Under attack Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has quashed speculation that he will retire as Test captain if Australia loses tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final against India.The Daily Mail had ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will be under pressure at home: Smith


March 18th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith does not foresee a repeat of the shock 2007 loss to Bangladesh in Saturday's Cricket World Cup game and feels ... Read more...

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Strauss praises substitute players for win against West Indies (Sidebar)


March 18th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) A hugely relieved England skipper Andrew Strauss said their gamble of playing three "substitute" players paid off by way of an 18-run win against the West ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith salutes Eden Gardens


March 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith has saluted the Eden Gardens, where his side humbled Ireland to cruise into the World Cup quarterfinals, saying every cricketer wishes ... Read more...

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Man U on course for Treble after beating Arsenal: Rooney


March 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's FA Cup victory over Arsenal is the perfect preparation for Champions League second leg against Marseille tomorrow.The United ace ... Read more...

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Taylor hopes Kiwis will have a good game against Canada


March 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team captain Ross Taylor is hoping for a good World Cup game against Canada here on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium.Taylor said that he ... Read more...

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We have to be at our best from now on: Dhoni


March 11th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 11 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his team has to raise its intensity in the remaining two World Cup Group B games against South Africa and ... Read more...

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Every game is a must win from here, says Ireland captain


March 10th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 10 (IANS) Ireland skipper William Porterfield has said they face a must-win situation against the West Indies in their World Cup Group B match Friday. A win for ... Read more...

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