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Windies has attack for all seasons, says confident Gibson


September 8th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson believes the West Indies boasts a bowling attack that will thrive in whatever conditions the team meets during the World Twenty20 Championship ... Read more...

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1936 Olympics: Dhyan Chand’s last hurrah (Sports Special)


July 8th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
As destiny would have it, the Berlin Games was to be Dhyan Chand's third and last Olympics at the age of 31, for he had decided to retire. Undoubtedly at the ... Read more...

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Patience has been the key: Samuels


June 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 10 (IANS/CMC) In-form batsman Marlon Samuels says he owes his recent success against World No.1 England to a new patient attitude, especially in the challenging bowler-friendly English conditions.The right-hander ... Read more...

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Video games improve shooting accuracy


May 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Just 20 minutes of playing a violent video game turned players into more accurate shooters when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin and were more ... Read more...

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Smith included in squad for practice game against Australia


March 30th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
St. John?s (Antigua), March 30 (IANS/CMC) Out-of-sorts opener Devon Smith has been named in a WICB President?s XI to face Australia in three-day tour match starting in Barbados Monday. The 12-man ... Read more...

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Dwayne Bravo named ODI vice captain


March 15th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kingstown, (St. Vincent), March 15 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been appointed West Indies vice captain for the first three One-Day Internationals against Australia.The 28-year-old Bravo, who has not played for ... Read more...

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Windies spinner Narine ready for Aussie challenge


March 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 14 (IANS/CMC) West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine believes he is learning quickly and says his first brush with international cricket last December has put him in good stead ... Read more...

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West Indies’ Ramdin sidelined with injury


March 12th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 12 (IANS/CMC) Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been ruled out of the first three One-Day Internationals against Australia, after sustaining a fractured finger during a practice game at 3Ws ... Read more...

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Dhoni dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shrugged off fitness concerns in his team ahead of the first Test against Australia, beginning here Monday, and stressed ... Read more...

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Kohli, Ashwin shine for India in warm-up game


December 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) India's young middle-order batsman Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were impressive while opening batsman Ed Cowan strengthened his case for a call-up to Australia's Test ... Read more...

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India considered walking out of warm-up game in Canberra


December 19th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket team considered walking out Monday from their rain-affected second warm-up match here at the Manuka Oval.The match, however, started late due to rain ... Read more...

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Indian batsmen warm up in style, Tendulkar top scores with 92


December 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian batsmen warmed up for the four-match Test series in style with the top-order getting good starts while Sachin Tendulkar top scored with 92 as ... Read more...

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Cobras to dish out exciting cricket


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) The Cape Cobras will present exciting cricket in the Champions League T20 if one were to go by Andrew Puttick's statements here Thursday.The Cobras, having won ... Read more...

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Gautam Gambhir yet to recover from concussion


August 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Canterbury, Aug 26 (IANS) India's opening batsman Gautam Gambhir is yet to recover from the concussion he suffered during the fourth and final cricket Test against England and is ... Read more...

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Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan coach


August 20th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 20 (IANS) Waqar Younis has stepped down as Pakistan cricket team coach citing personal reasons and said the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe will be his last assignment.Younis, who ... Read more...

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Golden debuts in 1996 gave India teeth to fight overseas


July 18th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) India lost the 1996 series in England 0-1, but the golden debuts of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid at Lord's, which eagerly awaits the 100th ... Read more...

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No burden on India to prove anything: Zaheer


July 16th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton, July 16 (IANS) Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan is confident that India can continue their run as the world's best Test team in the four-match series.The left-arm pacer said ... Read more...

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There is an element of doubt in Strauss’ mind: Zaheer


July 16th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton, July 16 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan said that England captain Andrew Strauss has sent a wrong message by turning up for Somerset against India in a warm-up ... Read more...

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Shane Watson gets first taste of Australian captaincy


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, July 14 (IANS) All-rounder Shane Watson got the first taste of Australian captaincy after a chronic back problem forced captain Michael Clarke to retire hurt during a practice game ... Read more...

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We have improved with every match: Armando


July 4th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India's chief football coach Armando Colaco is happy that his team is gelling well for the World Cup qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ... Read more...

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Tons by Dilshan, Strauss set tone for England-Lanka series


May 16th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Centuries by captains Tillakaratne Dilshan and Andrew Strauss in a practice match have set the tone for an exciting Test series between Sri Lanka and England ... Read more...

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Dhoni clarifies Team India was ‘not ready mentally,’ not fatigued for Oz friendly


February 15th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): Rejecting reports that India's jam-packed itinerary had taken a physical toll on the players, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that the team is not fatigued, adding ... Read more...

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Riding on spinners, India warm-up with 38-run win over Australia (Lead)


February 13th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) India warmed up for the World Cup with an impressive 38-run win over defending champions Australia in a practice game at the packed Chinnaswamy Stadium here Sunday.Indian ... Read more...

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Suspended Pak pacer Aamir apologises for playing practice game despite ICC ban


January 27th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27(ANI): Suspended Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir has apologised to a Pakistan cricket official for violating an International Cricket Council (ICC)-imposed ban by bowling in a club match.Rawalpindi chief Naeem Akhtar ... Read more...

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PCB to probe whether suspended Pak pacer Aamir played practice game


January 26th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken notice of reports that pacer Mohammad Aamir, who is currently under ICC suspension over spot-fixing claims, had bowled a few overs in ... Read more...

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Lack of practice match cost India dearly: Ganguly


December 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Former captain Sourav Ganguly said Saturday that Indian team played poorly in the first Test against South Africa as they did not have any practice ... Read more...

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Flower’s ‘tactical ploy’ to keep England quicks ‘acclimatized’ ahead of first Test


November 13th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has decided to split his squad ahead of the Ashes series and dispatch his three main fast bowlers to Brisbane next week for extra ... Read more...

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Notre Dame Student Declan Sullivan Dies While Filming Football Practice


October 28th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez South Bend, Indiana, Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan lost his life tragically on Wednesday after the tower from which he was shooting a football ... Read more...

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Injury list worries India before Bangalore Test


October 5th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Oct 5 (IANS) As they relished their thrilling one-wicket win against Australia in the Mohali Test and the chocolate cake and champagne that awaited them later at the Taj ... Read more...

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India hockey women train eyes on CWG medal


September 30th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's preparations are well on their way and their sights are firmly trained on a medal at the Commonwealth Games competition beginning here ... Read more...

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India down England in hockey warm-up tie


September 29th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian men's team warmed up nicely for the Commonwealth Games hockey competition with another comfortable 3-1 win against fancied England in a practice game at the ... Read more...

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We want to make up for Hockey World Cup failure: Harendra


September 28th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) It is not just the gold medal that is driving the Indian men's hockey team to jog the extra mile as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Afridi vows to put aside spot-fixing scandal


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Taunton, Sep 2 (IANS) Pakistan's one-day cricket captain Shahid Afridi vowed to put aside a raging betting scandal allegedly involving three of his key players and lead his side from ... Read more...

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Waqar backs ‘unimpressive’ Asif ahead of first Test against Australia


July 10th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif has received coach Waqar Younis' backing despite his lacklustre performance in the two-day practice game against Leicestershire, ahead of the first Test against ... Read more...

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‘Injured’ Afridi eager to play last practice game ahead of T20 clash with Australia


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 2 (ANI): Despite suffering a side strain, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is raring to play in the last practice game against Northamptonshire on Saturday before the big series against Australia ... Read more...

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