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Sahara India to sponsor Indian volleyball


April 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's corporate major Sahara India, chief sponsors of the Indian cricket team and owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors, Monday announced that ... Read more...

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KKR appoints Rudy Webster as mental skills coach


March 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders announced Monday they have roped in sports psychologist Rudi Webster, who managed the West Indies side led by Clive ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka selectors must go, says Ranatunga (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket selection panel should be axed following the team's shabby showing in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), former captain Arjuna Ranatunga ... Read more...

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Ranatunga says SL selectors must resign over team’s poor performance


January 16th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan cricket captain-turned-politician Arjuna Ranatunga says the current national cricket selection panel should be sacked following the national team's poor performance in the United ... Read more...

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North top, Central second in women’s national cricket


December 7th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Central Zone beat West Zone by 139 runs to finish second behind North Zone in the women's national limited overs cricket championship that concluded here Wednesday.North ... Read more...

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West Indies qualify for ICC Women’s World cup


November 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Bangladesh), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies emphatically qualified for the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 after recording their fourth consecutive ODI win by a 80-run margin in the ... Read more...

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Edwards focused on winning it for West Indies


October 31st, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) West Indies fast bower Fidel Edwards has hailed his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests but says his focus is on ensuring the Caribbean side emerge victorious in ... Read more...

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Injured Barath out of Test series, Simmons is replacement


October 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, Oct 19 (IANS/CMC) Injury has forced West Indies opener Adrian Barath out of the Test series against Bangladesh, starting later this week, and selectors have called up in-form opener Lendl ... Read more...

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IPL dates clash with West Indies tours


October 15th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 15 (IANS-CMC) West Indies international players could find themselves having to choose between the maroon colours and colours of their franchises with the schedule of their national cricket ... Read more...

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Repairing country’s cricket image new PCB chief’s top priority


October 13th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Zaka Ashraf, the newly appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said his top priority is to uplift the national team's status in the world ... Read more...

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Nobody to be blamed for India’s performance: Srikkanth


August 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) National cricket selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth Sunday ruled out fatigue behind India's dismal performance against England and said "nobody is to be blamed" for it.India ... Read more...

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Dravid back in ODI squad after two years (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) In a desperate move, the national cricket selectors Saturday recalled the man for all seasons Rahul Dravid to India's One-Day Internationals (ODI) squad after ... Read more...

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Gibson expects tough series against depleted India


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, June 3 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said India, despite being a depleted side on the current tour, will pose a tough challenge in the Twenty20 and ... Read more...

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South Africa to honour cricket legend Hansie Cronje


May 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 19 (IANS) South Africa will posthumously honour former national cricket captain Hansie Cronje, nine years after his death in a plane crash.Cronje will be posthumously honoured with the ... Read more...

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PCB sends legal notice to ICC on proposed amendments


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 3(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has served a legal notice on the International Cricket Council (ICC) questioning the proposed amendments to the ICC constitution, as per reports of Daily ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka orders its IPL cricketers to return home


April 13th, 2011 - 7:06 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahinadananda Althugamage has ordered all of its cricketers playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) to return home for training ahead of next ... Read more...

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Bangladesh need to start learning how to win, says Smith


March 19th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) After having given cricketing lessons to Bangladesh in the World Cup group game Saturday, South African skipper Graeme Smith said the South Asian team needed to ... Read more...

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Tigers retreat with tails between their legs! (World Cup Diary)


March 19th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) "Doura, Tiger ailo" (Run, the Tigers are coming), "Tiger khepse, Smith polaise" (Tiger is angry, so Smith has fled) - these two posters stood out from ... Read more...

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Mirpur better than Eden Gardens, but Chennai is excellent, say scribes


March 19th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) One is an age-old cricketing venue having staged a Test match way back in 1934 besides the World Cup final 24 years back. The other is ... Read more...

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‘Upset’ Rajapaksa gets Sri Lanka World Cup song dropped


February 24th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Broadcasters in Sri Lanka have stopped playing a song backing the country in the Cricket World Cup after President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his disapproval of the lyrics ... Read more...

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Waqar Younis eyes redemption for Pak cricket by winning World Cup


February 11th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 11(ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis believes that his team's victory in the ICC World Cup 2011 will lead to the return of international cricket to the country and also ... Read more...

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In a first, cricket fans influence design of official Pakistan kit for World Cup 2011


February 9th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Boom Boom, Pakistan's official cricket kit suppliers, have launched a impressive new kit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, inspired by designs ... Read more...

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Rohit out, Chawla in: No other surprises in World Cup squad (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The national cricket selectors, who met here Monday, gave a new tweak in picking the 15-member India squad for the World Cup next month by ... Read more...

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Dhoni to lead India in 2011 World Cup


January 17th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan.17 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced India's dream team for the 2011 World Cup, which would be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh ... Read more...

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Srikanth, selectors in Chennai to select India’s World Cup 2011 team


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan.17 (ANI): The chairman of the national cricket selection committee, K Srikanth and the three other members of the committee have arrived here to pick the final squad for World ... Read more...

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IPL will miss Pakistani cricketers, says Akram


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes the Indian Premier league (IPL) will lose its gloss after ignoring Pakistani cricketers, most of whom he stressed are counted among the ... Read more...

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World Cup probables announced


December 18th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian national cricket selectors announced 30 probables for the World Cup in the subcontinent starting Feb 27, but left out Irfan Pathan.Pathan has been out of ... Read more...

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Shakib appointed Bangladesh’s Think Wise spokesperson for HIV/AIDS awareness


November 30th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Nov 30 (ANI): Bangladeshi cricket captain Shakib Al Hasan has been announced the Think Wise campaign spokesperson for his country by the International Cricket Council (ICC).The campaign aims at raising awareness ... Read more...

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Pak NA Sports Committee chief resigns over govt’s apathy towards cricket


November 14th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): The chairman of Pakistan's National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports has resigned in frustration over the dismal state of affairs in national cricket, and the government's apathy towards ... Read more...

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PCB should clean up mess: Zaheer Abbas


October 17th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is doing one blunder after another, thus taking the national cricket to the edge of a disaster, former captain Zaheer Abbas has said."I ... Read more...

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Ashes coup: Australia signs England’s batting coach


October 10th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 10 (ANI): Australia has signed England's batting coach Dene Hills ahead of the Ashes series, which is being considered as a major coup.The Sunday Age understands Hills has been signed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh tour can mean World Cup break for Black Caps rookies: Vettori


September 30th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Sept.30 (ANI): The tour of Bangladesh, which begins on Friday, could be a chance for rookies in the national cricket squad to push their claims for World Cup ... Read more...

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Sunil Gavaskar not part of new IPL Governing Council


September 29th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep 29 (ANI): Former Indian cricket skipper Sunil Gavaskar is not a part of the new Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council team that was reconstituted in the Board of Control ... Read more...

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Suspended Pak ’spot-fixing’ trio in reserves for domestic Twenty20 tournament


September 28th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28(ANI): Suspended Pakistan trio of Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have been selected as reserves for their regional teams for a domestic Twenty20 tournament next month.During ... Read more...

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Lanka tri-series: Tendulkar, Gambhir Bhajji rested, Yuvraj recalled


July 31st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 31 (ANI): The national cricket selection committee headed by K. Srikanth, on Saturday, named a 15-member squad for next month's tri-services involving India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.The selectors ... Read more...

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