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English club QPR sign Junior Hoilett


July 28th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canadian forward Junior Hoilett has signed a four-year contract with English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, the London side said Friday.QPR picked up Hoilett, ... Read more...

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Defensive End Ray Drew To Join Georgia Bulldogs


January 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recruiting momentum that the University of Georgia has been showcasing for the past few weeks received a whole new impetus on Friday when defensive end ... Read more...

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Pak all-rounder Rana Naved returns to English county Sussex


January 27th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 27(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Rana Navedul Hasan will play for English county Sussex as their overseas player for the first half of the season.Naved, who played for Sussex between 2005 to ... Read more...

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Muslim girl in US pulled from basketball game as headscarf posed ’safety risk’


January 20th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A Muslim girl in the US was forced to sit out the first half of a basketball game after a referee decided that her headscarf posed a safety ... Read more...

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Coach Wright takes on an Aussie assistant


December 24th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Dec. 24 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team coach John Wright has taken former New South Wales under-19 coach Trent Woodhill as his assistant coach, following some glowing recommendations.Woodhill ... Read more...

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Intikhab warns Kiwi cricket fans not to expect instant results from John Wright


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 22 (ANI): Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has asked the New Zealand public not to expect instant results from new Black Caps coach John Wright.He said New Zealand Cricket's ... Read more...

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Vettori to lose controversial selection powers


December 19th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 19 (ANI): The New Zealand Cricket board might replace coach Mark Greatbatch and take away skipper Daniel Vettori's controversial selection powers after the disastrous tour of India.Former India coach Wright ... Read more...

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Vettori wants Wright as coach to overhaul Black Caps’ dreadful ODI slump


December 15th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 15(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori insists that his team has no issue with the coaching credentials of former India coach John Wright.According to reports, former Kiwi cricketers have called ... Read more...

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‘Mismanagement of the mental game’ behind Black Caps’ ODI slide: Greatbatch


December 15th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 15(ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch reckons that lack of 'mental hardness' is a key part behind the Black Caps' recent embarrassing slide in one-day cricket.The New Zealand team, ... Read more...

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Kiwi cricketers lacked mental strength: Coach Greatbatch


December 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 14 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Mark Greatbatch feels the Kiwi cricketers lacked in mental toughness during their just-concluded India tour, where the team failed to win a single match. ... Read more...

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Greatbatch offers to quit as Black Caps’ coach if it helps change team’s fortunes


December 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 14((ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has accepted that 11 one-day losses on the trot is shocking, but says that he is not a quitter and will step down only ... Read more...

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Under-fire Kiwis now under Duncan Fletcher microscope


December 1st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), Dec.1 (ANI): With New Zealand Cricket appointing former England cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher as consultant, the under-fire Black Caps will now have to put up acceptable performances ... Read more...

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Fletcher appointed consultant for New Zealand team


November 30th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 30 (IANS) Former England coach Duncan Fletcher has been appointed a consultant by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and will be with the team for the rest of the One-day ... Read more...

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New Zealand yet to decide on Fletcher’s stint as coaching consultant: Greatbatch


November 30th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 30(ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has said that the length of former England coach Duncan Fletcher's stint with the Black Caps as a coaching consultant is yet to be ... Read more...

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Bond wants Vettori to quit selector role for his own and team’s good


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 19 (ANI): Former pacer Shane Bond wants New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori to step down as selector of the cricket team for his own good and that of the ... Read more...

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Black Caps on brink of creating history in India


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Nov 19 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team, which has been riddled with self doubt and inconsistencies in recent years, is on the brink of creating history if they beat India in ... Read more...

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Kiwis hope new opening pair will repeat performance in Nagpur Test


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 19 (ANI): New Zealand hopes that their new opening pair of Tim McIntosh and Brendon McCullum will repeat their performance in the third Test against India, the world's top ranked ... Read more...

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Indian bowlers went verbally hard at Williamson during Hyderabad Test: Greatbatch


November 17th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov 17(ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has said that Indian bowlers were using sledging as a tactic to unsettle young batsman Kane Williamson during the drawn second Test in ... Read more...

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Styris, Jamie How recalled for ODI series against India


November 17th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov 17(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris and batsman Jamie How have been recalled to be part of the 15-man New Zealand team for the first five-match ODI series against ... Read more...

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Greatbatch hails McCullum for his match saving double century against India


November 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov 17(ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has hailed opening batsman Brendon McCullum for his double century in the Hyderabad Test, which helped the visitors ensure a second successive draw against ... Read more...

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James Franklin hoping for a Black Cap crack at India in Hyderabad


November 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Nov.10 (ANI): Wellington's James Franklin is quite eager take on India in the second cricket test to be played at Hyderabad from Friday.The 26-test all-rounder had to fly into ... Read more...

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Batting coach Greatbatch calls for more Test match cricket for Black Caps


November 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad (India), Nov.10 (ANI): New Zealand's batting coach Mark Greatbatch has challenged New Zealand Cricket officials to work for more test matches for the national squad because he firmly believes that arena ... Read more...

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Kiwi bowler Franklin replaces Bennett for India series


November 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 9 (IANS) James Franklin will replace injured Hamish Bennett in the New Zealand squad for the remaining two Test matches in India.Bennett injured his groin while bowling on the opening ... Read more...

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New Zealand replace injured Bennett with Franklin for India Test series


November 9th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov 9(ANI): New Zealand has recalled left-arm fast bowler James Franklin to replace injured Hamish Bennett for the ongoing Test series against India."New Zealand Cricket has advised that James Franklin has ... Read more...

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Greatbatch justified for calling squad ‘dicks’ for Bangladesh ODI series debacle: Vettori


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Nov 2(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has said that the stinging criticism from coach Mark Greatbatch after the humiliating ODI series against Bangladesh was justified."It's one of those things, ... Read more...

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Tendulkar has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive: Vettori


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Nov 2(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has identified Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the biggest challenge awaiting his team during the Test series in India.Tendulkar, who has been ... Read more...

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Batting coach Greatbatch says Kiwis ‘played like dicks’ in Bangladesh


October 29th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Oct. 29 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team batting coach Mark Greatbatch has issued a stinging criticism of his batsmen as the team leaves for India tomorrow, saying that ... Read more...

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NZ coach Greatbatch lashes out at players for bad performance


October 28th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 28 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Mark Greatbatch lashed out at his players Thursday for their dismal 0-4 loss against minnows Bangladesh and asked them to pull up their socks ... Read more...

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Black Caps told to ’step up’ on India tour, or else?


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct. 22 (ANI): The New Zealand Cricket board today held a 90-minute meeting with Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, coach Mark Greatbatch and high performance director Roger Mortimer, and ordered the ... Read more...

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Kiwi keeper McCullum set for move down batting order


October 20th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct. 20 (ANI): New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori and batting coach Mark Greatbatch have reportedly decided to push batsman-wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum down the order to change the fortunes of the ... Read more...

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Kiwi swimmer Bell’s future on the line over Delhi CWG booze-ban violation


October 16th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 16 (ANI): New Zealand swimmer Daniel Bell would reportedly be called to a meeting next week to discuss his future in the sport after he was sent home in disgrace ... Read more...

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CWG women’s hockey: Australia to face New Zealand in final


October 12th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Australia hope to take another big step towards regaining their top position in women's hockey by winning the gold in the Commonwealth Games here ... Read more...

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CWG hockey: Oz, Kiwi women set up gold clash (Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Australia and New Zealand scrambled to unimpressive victories to set up a gold medal clash in the women's hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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CWG hockey: New Zealand women through to semis


October 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) New Zealand made the most of the easy offerings from England for a 4-1 win that put them in the semi-finals of the women's hockey competition at ... Read more...

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Malaysia crumble to Kiwi assault


October 5th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) New Zealand capitalized on defensive lapses to trounce Malaysia 5-0 and record their second consecutive victory in pool B of the women's hockey competition in the 19th ... Read more...

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