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Kevin Pietersen retires from ODIs and T20s


May 31st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen Thursday announced his retirement from all forms of one-day international cricket.The 31-year-old, who will continue to play tests, cited the increasing ... Read more...

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136 elite athletes for world 10K Run


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) The TCS World 10K Run, to be held here Sunday, has attracted as many as 21,060 entries, including 89 elite male and 47 elite female runners ... Read more...

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French film ‘My Little Princes’ sweeps MAMI awards


October 21st, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) French film "My Little Princess", directed by Eva Ionesco and produced by Rancois Marquis, swept the awards at the international competition at the 13th Mumbai Film ... Read more...

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Players, officials pay tributes to Dilley


October 6th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Ian Botham has said he was shocked to hear of his former team mate Graham Dilley's passing away.Dilley, who shared a 117-run ... Read more...

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Sarika in Mumbai film fest’s international jury


October 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Seasoned actress Sarika, who started her career as a child artist in the late 1960s, has been named the fifth jury member by the Mumbai Film ... Read more...

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Flower-Strauss partnership key to England’s success: Morris


August 8th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Hugh Morris said the combination of team director Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss is the key to ... Read more...

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Cook, Broad, Strauss to split England captaincy


May 5th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): England will name captains for the three formats of cricket that are currently being played at the international level. While Andrew Strauss will be the Test captain, Alastair ... Read more...

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Flower to get new ECB deal with less touring to fight off India interest


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 23 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reportedly worked out a new contract for coach Andy Flower that could see him travel less to avoid a burnout. ... Read more...

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Pietersen asked to be careful about his tweets


December 11th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): England team managing director Hugh Morris has asked batsman Kevin Pietersen to be careful when posting tweets on his Twitter account following his latest outburst on the networking ... Read more...

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Only a win would compensate for last time’s 0-5 rout: Strauss


October 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) The England cricket team Friday left for the away Ashes series against Australia and captain Andrew Strauss said only a series win would wipe out the bad memories ... Read more...

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ECB to crack down on players “overstepping the mark” on Twitter


September 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13(ANI): After a string of controversies in recent weeks, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has now vowed to get tough with players who "overstep the mark" on micro-blogging ... Read more...

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Strauss says skipping Bangladesh tour’s benefits will be seen during Ashes series


March 27th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that he was right to take a break from captaincy of the national team and rest himself for the tour to Bangladesh, but ... Read more...

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Cook’s success as skipper in Bangladesh may allow ECB to consider squad rotation


March 20th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.20 (ANI): Alastair Cook's success as stand-in England captain has paved the way for more players to be pulled out of tours.If Cook delivers a clean sweep of one-day and Test ... Read more...

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England Test stars wrangling with ECB over cash increase, not IPL


March 20th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.20 (ANI): Eleven England Test stars, including the rested captain Andrew Strauss and fast bowler James Anderson, have refused to sign the central contracts offered to them last October, and it ... Read more...

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Kasprowicz emerging as frontrunner for England bowling coach role


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has reportedly put his hand up to be England's next bowling coach, and is emerging as a frontrunner for the job.Kasprowicz and fellow ... Read more...

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Jason Gillespie interested in England bowling coach role


February 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 4(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie, who is completing his Level III coaching certificate, has reportedly put his hand up to be England's next bowling coach.Gillespie and fellow quickie ... Read more...

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Freddie Flintoff assures ECB on fulfilling 2009-10 ODI commitments


September 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.28 (ANI): Andrew Flintoff has given a written assurance to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that nothing will get in the way of his England one-day commitments over the ... Read more...

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England team won’t undertake open-top bus parade


August 24th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Managing Director Hugh Morris has ruled out the possibility of the victorious England cricket team undertaking an open top bus parade similar to ... Read more...

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Bopara, Cook among five told to play in county cricket


August 10th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Five England players, who were part of the miserable innings defeat in the fourth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at Headingley, have been asked to go back and ... Read more...

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Strauss says will talk tough with KP, ECB on IPL participation


July 28th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss is worried Kevin Pietersen and other star players will suffer injury or burnout, and could undermine their Test careers if they insist on participating ... Read more...

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Flower believes KP has the goods to deliver Ashes to England


April 16th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.16 (ANI): New England cricket team coach Andy Flower believes batsman Kevin Pietersen can help England regain The Ashes this year.The ex-Zimbabwe skipper, 40, insists that the talented but sometimes self-obsessed ... Read more...

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Who will be England cricket coach — Kirsten or Flower?


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Acting England cricket team coach Andy Flower may be the frontrunner for the post of full-time coach or team director, but rumour mills are agog with news that Indian ... Read more...

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Strauss backs Flower to be England’s new head coach


March 27th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): England's cricket captain Andrew Strauss has offered his strongest support to Andy Flower to become the team's new head coach.Strauss says he has loved working with Flower ... Read more...

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ECB says it is ready to pull KP, Freddie out of IPL


March 5th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.5 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said that it is ready to pull out both Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff from the Indian Premier League if ... Read more...

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`We”re all targets now, warns England skipper Strauss


March 4th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies), Mar.4 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that Tuesdays attack on Sri Lankan cricketers means that every cricketer in the world is a target ... Read more...

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Marsh too not interested in becoming England cricket coach


February 14th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 14 (ANI): Former Australian coach Geoff Marsh has said that he was not interested in the job of England cricket coach, because he would not want to coach another ... Read more...

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ECB officials defend Flintoff, Harmison’s nightout


February 12th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Senior officials of the England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) Thursday defended England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and fast bowler Steve Harmison's night out in a cruise ship just a ... Read more...

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Strauss let Freddie and Harmy go on Jamaica free booze cruise


February 12th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Antigua (West Indies), Feb.12 (ANI): While there has been a hue and cry over England cricket all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and fast bowler Steve Harmison going on a free booze cruise shortly ... Read more...

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Mushtaq Ahmad named official spin bowling coach for Englands Caribbean tour


January 31st, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): The England Cricket Board (ECB) has extended Mushtaq Ahmads tenure as Englands spin-bowling coach upto the forthcoming Test series in the West Indies. The ECB said that the players ... Read more...

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ECB chief Clarke wanted KP out


January 12th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.12 (ANI): England and Wales Cricket Board Managing Director Hugh Morris and ECB vice-chairman Dennis Amiss have said that when former skipper Kevin Pietersen declared in an e-mail he could ... Read more...

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Pietersen blames ECB for the fiasco


January 11th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) In a new twist to English cricket controversy, Kevin Pietersen Sunday alleged that he never resigned and the board did not provide him any reason as to why ... Read more...

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Miller defends ECB in Pietersen-Moores row


January 9th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) National selector Geof Miller defended England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) action in the wake of the row that led to the departure of captain Kevin Pietersen and ... Read more...

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Flintoff, Strauss refusal forced Pietersen to resign


January 8th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Kevin Pietersen was forced into resigning as England Test and one-day captain after all rounder Andrew Flintoff and new skipper Andrew Strauss refused to back him and ... Read more...

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Morris to broker peace between Pietersen and Moores


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Hugh Morris will hold urgent talks with captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores to resolve a power struggle in ... Read more...

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England clears Mohali as second test venue


December 11th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Dec 11 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given security clearance for Mohali as the venue for the second test in India. ECB''s Managing Director Hugh Morris has ... Read more...

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