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Dhoni happy with team’s showing against New Zealand


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Monday ticked all the positive boxes while asserting that he was quite happy with the overall performances of the team ... Read more...

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Cricket fraternity hails ‘Very Very Special’ Laxman


August 18th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The cricketing fraternity hailed Indian middle-order batsman as he drew the curtains over his brilliant career Saturday after having been picked for the home ... Read more...

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V.V.S. Laxman retires from international cricket


August 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, ahead of the home Test series against New Zealand, starting Aug 23.Laxman, ... Read more...

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Pujara, Chawla get Test call-up


August 10th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Piyush Chawla were included in the 15-man squad named here Friday for the home Test series against New Zealand beginning ... Read more...

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ICC rules out window for IPL in FTP


June 13th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out a window for the lucrative and the highly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) in its Future Tours Programme ... Read more...

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Dejected Rajpal blames HI for his omission from London list


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A dejected former India hockey captain Rajpal Singh Monday said he expected his exclusion from the list of 48 probables for the London Olympics and ... Read more...

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Selectors bite the bullet, discard Harbhajan; Saha reserve wicketkeeper (Lead)


November 26th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The national selectors have bitten the bullet and dropped one of the game's top spinners Harbhajan Singh from the India squad for the tour of ... Read more...

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Sammy promises fearless brand of cricket


November 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy promised Saturday that his team would display fearless brand of cricket against a superior Indian side in the ... Read more...

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May enter Bengal cricket administration someday: Sourav


February 14th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said Sunday he might enter West Bengal's cricket administration "someday"."Honestly, I have not really though about it. It's a special place for me. ... Read more...

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Ganguly backtracks on quitting, still game for IPL (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Hours after announcing he would quit all forms of the game, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Monday night did a somersault and said he was game for ... Read more...

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Ganguly announces retirement from all forms of cricket


February 7th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Three days after his chances of playing the fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) were dashed, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly Monday announced his retirement from all forms of ... Read more...

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Wright and Vettori to select playing eleven in World Cup


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 3 (IANS) New Zealand coach John Wright is happy that he and captain Daniel Vettori have been entrusted with the responsibility to decide on the playing XI in the World ... Read more...

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Flower says Anderson, Swann snub by IPL priceless for England


January 9th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 9(ANI): England coach Andy Flower has said the snubbing by the Indian Premier League (IPL) of fast bowler James Anderson and off-spinner Graeme Swann is a good news for him.Anderson ... Read more...

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‘Ashes-winning’ England side yet to peak, says Strauss


January 8th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 8(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has said that the Ashes-winning heroes are yet to reach their peak after meting out a 3-1 series thrashing to Australia."It is a very good ... Read more...

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England’s Ashes heroes have yet to reach their peak: Strauss


January 8th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that his players have yet to reach their peak despite beating Australia 3-1 in the Ashes series.England's emphatic 3-1 victory, their ... Read more...

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Lara joins Zimbabwe as batting consultant


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Nov 18(ANI): Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has said that he has been signed by Zimbabwe Cricket to work with their national team as a batting consultant."It's a well-structured contract. ... Read more...

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PCB boss Butt has dragged Pak cricket further down: Richard Pybus


November 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket coach Richard Pybus has slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt for dragging the nation 'down further' instead of 'acting swiftly' to protect its ... Read more...

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Players not involved in B’Desh tour will lift team morale on India tour: Vettori


November 1st, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Nov.1 (ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has expressed the hope that the injection of players not involved with the Bangladesh cricket debacle will lift morale ahead of the test ... Read more...

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England may use Swann to test Aussie patience levels during Ashes: Arthur


October 31st, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31(ANI): Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has advised his Australia counterpart that England may use off-spinner Graeme Swann to frustrate his batsman to commit mistakes during next month's Ashes ... Read more...

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No ‘Decision Review System’ in any ‘Pak home Test series’ till 2012: PCB official


October 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Karachi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) will not be enforced in the forthcoming Test series between Pakistan and South Africa, as the Pakistan Cricket Board ... Read more...

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Oz conqueror Arthur backs Aussies to win Ashes


October 18th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 18 (ANI): Former Proteas coach Mickey Arthur, who guided South Africa to a Test series win in Australia, believes that the Australian team will win the Ashes.He further said that ... Read more...

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England cricketers not to pay 10 percent of IPL fee to counties


October 7th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 7 (ANI): England players have finally agreed to terms for their central contracts, and a key point is that they will not be asked to forfeit 10 per cent of ... Read more...

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Simple home test to diagnose deadly skin cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) A simple home test to check suspected skin cancer has been unveiled by doctors. For a 40-pound fee, experts will analyse pictures of skin defects sent to a ... Read more...

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Weightage to form and fitness for selection: Srikkanth


September 20th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth Monday said weightage was given to form and fitness while picking the cricket squad for the two-match home Test series against Australia. All-rounder ... Read more...

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ECB chief offers to help Pakistan, but ICC yet to give backing


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): The chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Giles Clarke, has offered to help restructure Pakistan cricket in the wake of the illegal betting scandal after England successfully ... Read more...

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England ’stupid’ to rest Ashes ’secret weapon’ Steven Finn: Warner


July 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15(ANI): Australian batsman David Warner has branded England 'stupid' for keeping their secret weapon for the Ashes, fast bowler Steven Finn, under wraps during the five-match ODI series between the ... Read more...

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U-19 Pak skipper says he’s ready for Test challenge


June 9th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.9 (ANI): Disappointed at not being selected for the forthcoming Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, Pakistan Under-19 cricket team's skipper Azeem Ghumman has urged selectors to give him a chance to ... Read more...

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England to keep ’secret weapon’ Finn under wraps against Australia


June 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4(ANI): England's secret weapon for the Ashes, fast bowler Steven Finn, will be kept under wraps during the five-match ODI series against Australia starting on June 22.Finn, who made an ... Read more...

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‘Rookie’ Steven Finn is no ‘legend’ Glenn McGrath: Watson


June 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 4(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has warned England fast bowler Steven Finn against getting carried away by comparisons to Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath."There should never be any comparisons to ... Read more...

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Gilchrist rates Finn as Ashes weapon for England


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 3(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist believes that young England fast bowler Steven Finn can prove to be a handful during the Ashes.Gilchrist's comments came after Finn earned rave reviews ... Read more...

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England’s latest fast bowling sensation Finn almost became a baskeballer


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 2 (ANI): England's six-feet-eight inch tall bowling sensation Steven Finn, who got the man of the match award during his home Test debut at Lord's, played basketball for Hertfordshire youth, ... Read more...

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New bowling sensation Finn can help England win Ashes


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 2 (ANI): Six-feet-and eight inch tall bowling sensation Steven Finn, who played basketball for Hertfordshire youth, could spearhead England's attempt to win an Ashes series in Australia for the first ... Read more...

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Pak-South Africa series shifted to UAE for security concerns


June 1st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun 1 (ANI): Pakistan will play two Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October and November.South Africa is ... Read more...

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Abdul Qadir backs Salman Butt as Pak vice-captain for all formats of game


May 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 27 (ANI): Former Pakistan chief cricket selector Abdul Qadir has backed left-hand opener Salman Butt to be Shahid Afridi's deputy in all three formats of the game."Since he (Salman) has ... Read more...

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Afridi wants former skipper Younis Khan to be his deputy


May 27th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 27 (ANI): Newly appointed Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi wants former skipper Younis Khan as his deputy during the upcoming Asia Cup and the 'home' Test series in England."Afridi believes ... Read more...

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