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1988 Olympics: Another dismal finish for Indian hockey (Sports Special)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Indian hockey was limping back to normalcy after the chaotic 1985 Asia Cup final that India lost to Pakistan - and more importantly, after half a dozen players were banned for ... Read more...

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Expected us to do better in Australia, says Dravid


January 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) India's batting great Rahul Dravid said he expected his team to perform better in Australia than what it did on the disastrous summer tour of England.India ... Read more...

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Australia convincingly win MCG Test (Second Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) The Indian batting crumbled against a lively pace attack as Australia won the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) by 122 runs here ... Read more...

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Dhoni wins World Cup but India loses No 1 Test status (2011 in Retrospect - Cricket)


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From the heights of winning the World Cup after 28 years to the despair of a disastrous tour of England, Indian cricket has swung ... Read more...

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Empty stands not good advertisement for cricket: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Concerned with the dwindling crowds for international cricket matches, former India captain Rahul Dravid said fans have sent a strong message that should not be ignored.Dravid ... Read more...

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India look for revenge as they take on confident England (Preview)


October 13th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) India will be looking for revenge as they take on England in first of the five match One-day series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium ... Read more...

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World Boxing meet: 72 boxers qualify for London Olympics


October 7th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 7 (IANS) Seventy-two boxers have qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games from the ongoing World Boxing Championships here. Four Indians have qualified.The other 20 Olympic berths ... Read more...

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CLT20 qualifying round begins Monday


September 18th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The qualifying round of Champions League Twenty20 is beginning at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Monday.Ruhunu Eleven of Sri Lanka will take on the Caribbean's ... Read more...

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Bowling needs to improve: Dhoni


September 7th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Southampton, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team needs to work on its bowling in the three remaining matches of the NatWest ODI series against England.India ... Read more...

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Patel helps India set a fighting target in first ODI


September 3rd, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chester-le-Street (England), Sep 3 (IANS) A career best 95-run knock by Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina's quickfire 38 in the death overs helped India get 274 for seven against England ... Read more...

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Indians were not prepared to deal with England: Kapil


August 28th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Former captain Kapil Dev blasted the Indian cricket team for their failure to put up a fight and surrender their World No.1 Test crown to England.India ... Read more...

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We tried our best, Dhoni says


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was left groping for words to explain his side's 0-4 series annihilation against England.India lost The Oval Test by an innings ... Read more...

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Australia considering India’s call for extra warm-up match


August 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is considering a request from the powerful Indian cricket board for an extra warm-up match in Australia for their summer tour later this ... Read more...

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England-India Test to go ahead, but riots worry players (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 9 (IANS) The third Test between England and India will be played Wednesday at Edgbaston despite concerns among players about the riots in Birmingham.Both cricket teams were holed ... Read more...

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Ganguly expects India to bounce back against England


August 8th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed the Indian cricket team to bounce back in the ongoing Test series against England.India have lost the first two Tests ... Read more...

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Ganguly criticises India for being under-prepared


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said the current team was under-prepared and asked the players to "put their bodies on the line" if they ... Read more...

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Injuries cost us dear: Dhoni


July 26th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said loss of key players to injuries midway through the first Test did not allow them to play to their ... Read more...

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Hype around Lord’s Test may affect Tendulkar: Anderson


July 18th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) England's pace spearhead James Anderson says the hype around the Lord's Test may affect Sachin Tendukar, who is geared up to score his 100th international ... Read more...

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We can’t over-respect India: Bell


July 18th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) England batsman Ian Bell has immense respect for the Indian cricket team but says he can't over-respect the World No.1 Test side.Bell said England are ... Read more...

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World Cup quarters: Tight race in Group B for last three spots


March 16th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) South Africa's win over Ireland at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Tuesday and England's string of shocking defeats have made it a tight race for ... Read more...

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India can try out their options against the Netherlands (Preview)


March 8th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) After a testing time against Ireland, India will hope to have it easy against the Netherlands in their World Cup Group B match here ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for cracker of contest


March 6th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) A week after the high-octane India-England match ended in a dramatic tie, this tech-hub is set for another cracker of a contest Sunday afternoon, with an ... Read more...

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An Irish buzz on the eve of their match against India (Preview)


March 5th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Ireland's World Cup match against India here Sunday has acquired greater significance after their sensational victory over England.India cannot afford to take the Irish lightly ... Read more...

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Bangladesh can pull off win over India: Mashrafe


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza, who has to sit out the World Cup following a right knee injury, says his team could pull off a win ... Read more...

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Blewett expects huge summer from Ponting as captain


October 15th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 15(ANI): Former Australian batsman Greg Blewett has backed Ricky Ponting as captain for next month's Ashes despite Australia losing three Tests in a row and slumping to fifth in the ... Read more...

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CWG schedule: Day eight of competitions


October 11th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Following is the schedule of the Commonwealth Games events Monday. Fifteen Medals are on stake on Monday including Aquatics Diving (2), Athletics (3), Lawn Bowls (1), ... Read more...

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CWG Schedule, Day Four


October 7th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Following is the schedule of Commonwealth Games events Thursday.Thirty-five gold medals, including one in para sports, will be decided Thursday on the fourth day of the competition ... Read more...

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ICC Chief Executives’ Committee to meet in Cape Town


September 12th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Sept.12 (ANI): The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) will convene in Cape Town on September 13 for the third of its four meetings in 2010.Among the items on the agenda will ... Read more...

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Indian badminton team for CWG announced


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A 10-member Indian badminton team for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games was announced here Thursday. Saina Nehwal would be spearheading India's campaign in women's singles while World No. ... Read more...

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Australia can regain top Test ranking if they play to potential in next six months: Nielsen


July 9th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9(ANI): Australian coach Tim Nielsen has said that his team can reclaim the World No.1 Test ranking, if they play well in the next six months leading up to the ... Read more...

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India surpass Australia’s record of most number of ODIs played


May 31st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bulawayo, May 31 (IANS) India played their 742nd One-day International (ODI) match during their seven-wicket over Sri Lanka here Sunday. India surpassed Australia's tally of 741 ODIs and now have the ... Read more...

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India to begin World Twenty20 campaign against Afghanistan


April 30th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St. Lucia), April 30 (IANS) Eleven months after losing their World Twenty20 crown in England, India will take another shot at the title when they begin their campaign against ... Read more...

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Lot at stake for India against England (Lead) (Preview)


March 5th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After losing two successive matches by a staggering 2-5 margin, India should not only strive to seize the slim chance of making the semi-finals, ... Read more...

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India gives nod to Pak team to assess Hockey World Cup security


February 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 17 (ANI): A Pakistani delegation, comprising of hockey federation representatives and Interior Ministry officials has got the Indian Government's nod to assess the security situation before commencement of the Hockey ... Read more...

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Armed policemen to escort teams at hockey World Cup


February 14th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Armed policemen will be travelling in team buses of 12 countries participating in the World Cup hockey tournament starting here Feb 28. Pakistan and Australia ... Read more...

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