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Hockey nationals: Holders Haryana drawn with Bhopal


September 20th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending champions Haryana have been drawn in Group A along with Maharashtra, Puducherry, Bengal and Bhopal for the second Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship ... Read more...

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Promising domestic players are excelling in IPL


May 5th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Players like Parvinder Awana (Kings XI Punjab), Shahbaz Nadeem (Delhi Daredevils), Debabrata Das (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab) have done reasonably ... Read more...

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Selectors didn’t have faith in Rathore: NRAI president


March 13th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh Tuesday justified the decision to exclude Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from the squad for the London ... Read more...

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Shukla blasts Venkat for being dropped from East Zone squad


March 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) All-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who single-handedly took Bengal to their first Vijay Hazare Trophy, Monday slammed East Zone selector Raja Venkat for dropping him from ... Read more...

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Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid hangs up Test boots (Roundup)


March 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) The curtains finally came down on "The Wall" as India's favourite cricketing son and icon Rahul Sharad Dravid announced his retirement from international and first-class ... Read more...

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Dravid ‘The Wall’ calls it a day from Tests (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) One of India's favourite cricketing sons and icon Rahul Sharad Dravid announced his retirement from international and first-class domestic cricket at a packed media conference ... Read more...

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Rahul ‘The Wall’ Dravid bids Test cricket adieu (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Former India captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket to bring the curtains down on his illustrious 16-year-old career.Addressing ... Read more...

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Clarke likely to sit out of MCG ODI


February 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 29 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to miss out the final group game Friday against Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series ODI cricket tournament, the ... Read more...

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CA has to improve communication with fans: Sutherland


February 18th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland admitted that it needs to improve communication between national selectors and the public to avoid situations like a public ... 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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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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Irfan Pathan keen to make return to national squad count


December 6th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Baroda, Dec 6 (IANS) Irfan Pathan, making a comeback into the Indian team after two years, is eager to cash in on the opportunity given by the national selectors.Pathan was ... 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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De Villiers to undergo surgery, out for four to six weeks


September 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 30 (IANS) South Africa's new captain for shorter formats AB de Villiers will be out of cricket for four to six weeks after he was told to undergo ... Read more...

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Trevor Hohns also willing to replace Hilditch


August 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 20 (IANS) Trevor Hohns, Australia's most successful chairman of selectors, is willing to replace part-time chairman of National Selection Panel (NSP) Andrew Hilditch, who was sacked by Cricket ... Read more...

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BCCI chief, secretary to frame plans to arrest India’s slide


August 15th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Stung by India's humiliating defeats in the first three Tests against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Monday decided that the president ... Read more...

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Rahul Dravid to quit ODI and Twenty20 cricket after England series


August 7th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Hours after the surprise recall to the India One-Day squad, Rahul Dravid Saturday announced his decision to quit the shorter versions of the game at ... Read more...

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Sehwag still to report fit for England series


July 1st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) The fringe players in the Indian cricket team currently touring the West Indies will probably spend a sleepless night as the national selectors meet here ... Read more...

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No change in hockey team’s core group, focus on development


June 20th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 20 (IANS) The core group of the national hockey team will remain unchanged and the selectors have picked several youngsters for the developmental side, seeing their performance in ... Read more...

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Haider hopes to resurrect career after PCB’s clearance


June 17th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan's runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider was Friday cleared for national duty after the Pakistan Cricket Board slapped him with a fine of Rs.500,000.The fine was imposed ... Read more...

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Gayle wins WIPA cricketer of the year award


June 6th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 6 (IANS) Overlooked by national selectors, former West Indies batsman captain Chris Gayle was named the 2010 West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Cricketer of the Year.At ... Read more...

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Never got this much love and respect back home, laments Gayle


May 29th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Chris Gayle, the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League this season, is overwhelmed with the love and support he during his stint with runners-up Royal ... Read more...

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Indian, Sri Lankan cricket boards hopeful of finding a solution


April 21st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian and Sri Lankan cricket boards are in discussions to break the impasse over the Sri Lankan players' continued participation in the Indian ... Read more...

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Delhi Daredevils taste first win in IPL-4 (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils tasted their maiden win in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after they clinched a thrilling three-wicket win against ... Read more...

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PCB, Punjab Govt announce cash rewards for Pak cricket team selectors


April 16th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 16(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab Government have announced cash rewards for the national selectors, close on the heels of chief selector Mohsin Khan's demand that the selectors ... Read more...

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Kamran, Razzaq must say goodbye to international cricket following WC debacle: Butt


April 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 9(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt has cast a shadow of doubt over the future of faltering wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq by saying that both ... Read more...

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In-form Faisal Iqbal hopeful of recall in Pak cricket team


April 6th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): Discarded Pakistan batsman Faisal Iqbal, who piled up 324 runs in eight innings at the recent Pentangular Cup tournament, has expressed his hope of making a comeback in the ... Read more...

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Sangakkara steps down from ODI, Twenty20 captaincy (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara Tuesday stepped down from captaincy of the One-day Internationals (ODIs) and the Twenty20 sides, saying it was in the long-term ... Read more...

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Former Oz Test stars want youth into Australian one-day cricket team


March 27th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): Former Test stars have called for Michael Clarke to be handed the one-day captaincy in the next fortnight as pressure intensifies on national selectors to inject new blood ... Read more...

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Ponting defends pace gamble in World Cup


March 26th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 26 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has defended his decision to go into the quarterfinal match against India with his pace arsenal, and rejected suggestions that Brett Lee, Shaun Tait ... Read more...

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Oz selectors to decide Ponting’s fate early next week


March 26th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 26 (ANI): Australia's national selectors will meet early next week to decide whether Ricky Ponting should captain the team to Bangladesh.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the selectors are likely ... Read more...

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Indian team trains, but avoids media


March 18th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) The Indian team underwent three hours of training highlighted by Sachin Tendulkar's lengthy session with the bat, facing throw-downs and local spinners, here Friday when ... Read more...

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‘I’m not ready to walk away from playing for Australia,’ says Ponting


March 5th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar. 5 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has rubbished speculation that he would stand down from the one-day side after the 2011 World Cup, by saying that he is determined ... Read more...

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Arthur asks Oz selectors to recall Hussey for World Cup


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 2 (ANI): Western Australia coach Mickey Arthur has called on national selectors to hand Mike Hussey a World Cup recall, claiming the 35-year-old is fit and ready to perform for ... Read more...

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