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1996 Olympics: Divided Indian hockey team make another poor finish (Sports Special)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Apparently, Indian hockey had not learnt anything from past mistakes as intrigue and dissension continued to plague the national team that, along with the officials of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), ... Read more...

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India to host inaugural World Hockey League final


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS)India was Wednesday allotted the final of the inaugural World Hockey League that will now serve as a qualifying tournament for both the World Cup and ... Read more...

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End 50-over cricket, says England spinner Swann


December 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called for an end to One-Day International (ODI), saying Tests and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket.Swann admitted that he ... Read more...

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World Cup kabaddi: India in semis


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Muktsar (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) India Thursday became the first team to reach the semifinal of the second edition of the 14-nation World Cup Kabaddi.India beat Canada 51-24 at Doda ... Read more...

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After gala start, India take on Germany in Kabaddi World Cup


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 2 (IANS) After a glittering opening to the second edition of the World Cup Kabaddi in this southwest Punjab town Tuesday evening, hosts India will take ... Read more...

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Strauss concerned with the future of Tests


October 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) England Test captain Andrew Strauss fears that Test cricket might be killed due to an overdose of ODIs and Twenty20s.Strauss, who led England to the No.1 ... Read more...

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Dhoni’s sloppy keeping typifies character of Indian team: Lloyd


August 13th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Former England cricketer David Lloyd feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tired wicketkeeping typifies the character of the Indian team which is either too ... Read more...

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ICC mulls ‘timeless’ World Test Championship final


July 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) The final of the inaugural World Test Championship could be played in the historical "timeless" format.International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the first ... Read more...

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Dhoni’s record as India’s captain remarkable: Atherton


July 17th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Atherton is moved by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership qualities.Atherton in his column in The Times said the "defining cricketing image ... Read more...

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Asia to host hockey’s five continents tournament


May 6th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh, May 6 (IANS) International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre said Friday the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has agreed to host the revived five continents hockey tournament while the ... Read more...

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Afridi set sights on World Twenty20


April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 15 (IANS) After falling to old rivals India in the World Cup semifinal last month, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has set his sights on the ICC World Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Team India members to get Hyundai Verna if they win World Cup


April 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.1 (ANI): Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the largest exporter and second largest car manufacturer in India, and the official 'Car Partner' of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, today ... Read more...

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Trying to stay away from the distractions: Dhoni


March 29th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team is trying to keep away from all distractions ahead of the much-awaited World Cup semifinal against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Cricket South Africa begins search for new Proteas head coach


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Dec. 23 (ANI): Cricket South Africa on Thursday launched the process to appoint the next head coach of the Proteas.The successful candidate will replace interim coach Corrie van Zyl who will ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host first World Ports and Trade Summit


July 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) Monday announced plans to host the inaugural World Ports and Trade Summit in 2011 to discuss issues facing the ports and ... Read more...

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Dhoni to remain Twenty20 captain: BCCI


May 14th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 14 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday brushed aside all media reports that said Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be asked to step down ... Read more...

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‘Kirsten’s unfit’ Indian cricket team returns home


May 14th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 14 (ANI): The Indian cricket team, seven of whose members were declared "unfit" by coach Garry Kirsten, returned from its disastrous World Twenty20 campaign on Friday.The team landed at the ... Read more...

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Australia hopes to face England in World Twenty20 final


May 13th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 13 (ANI): Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said the team is focused for the semi-final encounter against Pakistan and is hoping to face England in Sunday's World Twenty20 final, which ... Read more...

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India to host World Cup of hockey clubs


February 28th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The inaugural World Cup for clubs will be held in India later this year, International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre said here Sunday. Negre said the deal ... Read more...

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Counter attacks will be key for India against Spain (Preview of India’s group)


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Flair, flamboyance and individual skills best describe Spain's hockey team that has often promised a lot but failed to deliver. Like India, whom them play March 4, Spain, finalists in ... Read more...

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Ghana look to shine brighter second time around (Team Profile)


November 25th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Accra, Nov 25 (DPA) When Ghana finally burst into the World Cup finals for the first time in 2006, they made an instant impression by emerging from a tough group to ... Read more...

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Who is the greatest, Gavaskar or Tendulkar?


November 14th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Who is India's greatest ever batsman -- Sunil Manohar Gavaskar or Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar? Indian cricketing circles have been abuzz with this debate for two decades ... Read more...

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Athletics world moves on from pioneers Lewis and Bubka


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By John Bagratuni Berlin, Aug 10 (DPA) Youngsters Carl Lewis and Sergei Bubka made a first impression in 1983 when the Olympic showcase sport of athletics finally held its first World Championships.The two ... Read more...

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England women crowned World Twenty20 champions (Lead)


June 21st, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) England women won the inaugural World Twenty20 cricket cup beating New Zealand by six wickets in the final at the Lord's here Sunday. After winning the toss, England were ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Razzaq cleared for World T20 contest: Report


June 11th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been allowed to play in the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament, a media report said Thursday. The 29-year-old all-rounder will replace injured Yasir Arafat ... Read more...

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With IPL jamboree over, focus on India to defend its Twenty20 crown


May 31st, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) The fun and the frolic of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is over and it's time for India to defend its crown at the World Twenty20 that ... Read more...

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Intikhab confident of Pakistan’s good show in World Twenty20


May 30th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 30 (IANS) Pakistan's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 flew out of here for London Saturday with coach Intikhab Alam confident that the team will lift the trophy next month. Intikhab ... Read more...

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Younus Khan backs Pak to win World Twenty20 championship this time around


May 29th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 29 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan has said that his team could win the World Twenty20 Championship this time around.Pakistan was defeated by arch rivals India in the final ... Read more...

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‘India favourites to retain Twenty20 World Cup’


May 26th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India will be overwhelming favourites to retain the Twenty20 World Cup as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's boys had huge successes in international cricket in the last couple ... Read more...

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Rao Iftikhar replaces Shoaib in Pakistan Twenty20 squad


May 25th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 25 (IANS) Medium pacer Rao Iftikhar Anjum has been confirmed a replacement to injured pacer Shoaib Akhtar in Pakistan's squad for next month's World Twenty20 Championship. The International ... Read more...

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Coach Alam says ‘mentally tough’ Pakistan ready for World Twenty20


May 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 25 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team coach Intikhab Alam has said that the national squad is both mentally and physically fit to take on its opponents in next month's World Twenty20 ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan favourites for World Twenty20 trophy: Misbah-ul-Haq


May 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai May 9 (ANI): Pakistan cricket vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said both India and Pakistan are favourites to win this year's World Twenty20 tournament in England."Both Pakistan and India have been doing very ... Read more...

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PCB chief selector asks Shoaib to prove fitness ahead of Twenty20 World Cup


March 17th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 17 (ANI): PCB''s chief selector Abdul Qadir has asked pacer Shoaib Akhtar to prove his fitness if he wants to participate in the World Twenty20 Championship in England. The ... Read more...

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Malik wants to guide Pakistan to the top


January 6th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 6 (IANS) Buoyed by Pakistan Cricket Board's decision (PCB) to retain him as the captain, Shoaib Malik vowed to guide his team to the top of the world rankings.Malik, ... Read more...

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Shoaib Malik set to get years extension as Pak skipper


December 30th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.30 (ANI): As Pakistan looks forward to wear white clothes on a cricket field after a year against Sri Lanka, Captain Shoaib Malik is set to get an extension of ... Read more...

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