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Sangakkara banks on home advantage at World T20


July 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will give his side added inspiration to win the World Twenty20 in September.Speaking to ICC ... Read more...

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China plays down expectations for dominance at Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China has put its name down in a repeat of dominating performance on home ground as the clock ticks down to London Olympics."It won't be a ... Read more...

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Windies gunning for whitewash, says Russell


July 6th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 6 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Andre Russell has said West Indies was eyeing a whitewash after brushing aside New Zealand by nine wickets in the opening One-Day International.Set a revised ... Read more...

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Poland coach urges calm before crucial Euro opener


June 8th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 8 (IANS) Poland coach Franciszek Smuda has said his team must keep calm ahead of the crucial Euro 2012 opener against Greece here Friday."Now, It is better to ... Read more...

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Gambhir hopeful of victory in IPL final


May 26th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir, conceding that the Chennai Super Kings will enjoy the home advantage in the Indian Premier League final here Sunday, ... Read more...

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I-League: Salgaocar take on Shillong Lajong


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Shillong Lajong host defending champions Salgaocar SC in the 26th round I-League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex Friday.Salgaocar SC are on 43 points from ... Read more...

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Adapt to English conditions to win: Walsh to Windies


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), May 2 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh believes the West Indies can be successful in England if they are consistent and quickly adapt to the local conditions.The West ... Read more...

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Sammy sees result in Oval pitch but no advantage


April 15th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 15 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy expects the Queen's Park Oval pitch to produce a result but does not believe it will offer a home advantage."A ... Read more...

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Aged Royals and Knights battle it out at Eden Gardens (Preview)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Two sides high on experience but with contrasting performance graphs in the ongoing Indian Premier League meet at the hallowed Eden Gardens here Friday.While Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw Barca, Chelsea face Benfica


March 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), March 16 (IANS) Italian giants AC Milan were drawn against tournament favourites Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals draw held here Friday, while Chelsea, the only English ... Read more...

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Pune FC eager to get on against Prayag United


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 11 (IANS) Pune, who showed greater character by pulling themselves back from defeat in their last round, will brace for another stiff test when they take on Prayag ... Read more...

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Pailan face resurgent Lajong in I-League


February 4th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Pailan Arrows, who drew with Goan giants Salgaocar SC in their last encounter, will have their morale high when they face Shillong Lajong FC in ... Read more...

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Relegation threatened Chirag United face Mohun Bagan in I-League


January 30th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 30 (IANS) Time is running out for Chirag United Kerala to turn the tide in their favour. Their latest failure came Saturday as they gifted HAL Bangalore their ... Read more...

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Balaji confident of success in Ranji Trophy final


January 18th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu skipper Lakshmipathy Balaji Wednesday struck a note of confidence as he felt he has the team to win the Ranji Trophy final against holders ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu geared up for Ranji Trophy final against Rajasthan (Preview)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu appear primed and ready to win their third Ranji Trophy title and their optimism stems not just from the obvious home advantage, but also ... Read more...

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NL wild card chase: Cardinals tied with Atlanta


September 28th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Houston, Sept 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cardinals placed themselves in the best position regarding their season when they recovered from a disastrous start to beat the Astros 13-6. With just a game ... Read more...

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Lebanon agrees to play Davis Cup tie in Pakistan


September 24th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 24 (IANS) Lebanon have agreed to play their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group 2 tie in Pakistan giving sport in the strife-torn country a massive boost when most ... Read more...

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We will look to cash in on home advantage, says Saha


September 21st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Being a deputy wicket-keeper to Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings squad, it is the lot of Wriddhiman Saha to bide his time and ... Read more...

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Kenya face UAE in ICC Intercontinental Cup opener


July 27th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 27 (IANS) Kenya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ready to fight it out in the opening four-day match of the ICC Intercontinental Cup here Thursday ... Read more...

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Strauss hopeful of team’s ’special performance’ against India


July 20th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss believes his side can produce "something special" to beat India in the four Test series and become the top-ranked team in ... Read more...

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BCCI denies changing Jaipur track to suit Super Kings


May 10th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has rubbished media reports that the pitch at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium for Monday night's Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Jakati’s catch turned the tide: Hussey


May 4th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Man of the Match Michael Hussey and Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne concurred that the caught and bowled wicket by Shadab Jakati to dismiss Shane Watson ... Read more...

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Focus necessary to maintain winning momentum in IPL: Virat Kohli


April 29th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Apr 29 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Virat Kohlihas said that focus is necessary to maintain winning momentum in T20 format and changing batting order for the opponent is not ... Read more...

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This Kotla track best I have played on: Kohli (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) After his team's three-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Tuesday, local boy Virat Kohli said that it was the best Kotla ... Read more...

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This Kotla track best I have played on: Kohli


April 27th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) After his team's three-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils Tuesday, local boy Virat Kohli said that it was the best Kotla track he ever played on.Kohli, who ... Read more...

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Qualifying for Olympics is priority: Ponnappa


April 25th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Commonwealth Games doubles gold medallist Ashwini Ponnappa said qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics tops her priority and the Indian Open Super Series, starting Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians upbeat against Royal Challengers


April 12th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 11 (IANS) Fresh from their emphatic eight-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils Sunday, Mumbai Indians are raring to take on home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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Mohali soaks in excitement of mother of all clashes


March 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), March 26 (IANS) It is being labelled as the grand finale before the actual World Cup final. The electrifying mood here before the "mother of all clashes" ... Read more...

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Asian team will win World Cup: Ramiz Raja


March 13th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 13 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Ramiz Raja has predicted that an Asian team will win the 2011 World Cup."There was a time when Asian teams didn't have ... Read more...

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Korea start favourites, India bank on home advantage in Queen Sirikit Golf


March 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) South Korea start as firm favourites in the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Golf starting at the Delhi Golf club Wednesday.The Koreans, who have dominated women's ... Read more...

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Pakistan trying their best to avoid playing in India


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) In their bid to avoid intimidating Indian crowds in Ahmedabad and Mohali, venues of the quarterfinal and semi-final matches, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi appealed to his ... Read more...

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Pak will “have to give more than 100 per cent effort” to beat mighty Sri Lanka: Afridi


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Hambantota, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said that the comfortable win against Kenya gave Pakistan's World Cup crusade a good start, but they will have to give "more than ... Read more...

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‘Ponting must aspire to win instead of defending World Cup’, says Steve Waugh


February 20th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 20(ANI): Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that Ricky Ponting's leadership will be tested during the World Cup over how he embraces life on the subcontinent.Waugh said that if ... Read more...

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India have good chance of winning World Cup: Gambhir


January 27th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir believes India have a good chance to win the ICC World Cup to be held in the sub-continent from Feb 19 -- given the favourable ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to retire after World Cup


January 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Legendary Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan Friday confirmed that he would retire from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup beginning Feb 19 in the sub-continent.The 38-year-old retired ... Read more...

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