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Tributes paid to Bucknor on retirement from Test cricket umpiring


March 23rd, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.23 (ANI): Test cricket on Sunday said farewell and thanks to West Indian Steve Bucknor, the most experienced umpire to date in the longest form of the ... Read more...

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South Africas decision to ban Dalai Lama outrages Nobel peace laureates


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been barred from entering South Africa to take part in a peace conference linked to the 2010 football World Cup, ... Read more...

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Johnsons eyes glint at mention of Proteas openers


March 18th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.18 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson appears to be a man of few words, but mention South Africas new opening pair of Ashwell Prince and Imraan ... Read more...

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Sehwag rockets into top 10 as Tendulkar returns to top 20


March 16th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 16 (ANI): India master blaster Virender Sehwag has reached on the sixth position of the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Player Rankings, while champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar has reached on ... Read more...

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Reluctant Katich now happy to bowl in short spells


March 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is happy to bowl part time bowler Simon Katich in occasional short spells as he did on the final day of the second ... Read more...

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Sachin, Ishant amongst most feared opponents for Aussie cricketers


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 3 (ANI): Australian players consider master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as one of the most dangerous batsman of the world, while among Indian bowlers they fear Ishant Sharma more than ... Read more...

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Tough Oz opener Hughes says he is ready for Proteas chin music


February 25th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Feb.25 (ANI): Debutant Australian opener Phillip Hughes is not too concerned about walking out to the middle of the Wanderers cricket ground on Thursday to meet South Africas much vaunted ... Read more...

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S.Africa to display technology for converting coal into gas and liquid


February 18th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): During the upcoming International Engineering and Technology Fair (IETF) 2009, South African company Sasol will be showcasing technology to convert coal into gas and liquid forms. This ... Read more...

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Dhoni reclaims top spot in Reliance Mobile ICC Player rankings


January 31st, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan.31 (ANI): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reclaimed the top rank in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player rankings for ODI batsmen from the West Indies Chris Gayle. Dhonis 61 ... Read more...

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Ex-Proteas opener Barry Richards cherishes the ultimate accolade


January 31st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Jan.31 (ANI): South Africa batting legend, Barry Richards, received a commemorative cap in Perth on Friday to mark his induction into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame After presenting the cap, ICC ... Read more...

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Duminys success in proving prophets of doom wrong


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.22 (ANI): There was a time when star South African batsman Jean-Paul Duminy was not in Cricket South Africas scheme of things. It has, therefore, been an arduous ride from ... Read more...

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Hayden confirms his place among the all-time greats of the game


January 14th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan.14 (ANI): Australias Matthew Hayden, who has just retired from representative cricket, can now look back on an international career that puts him in the top 10 Test batsmen and ... Read more...

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Windies skipper Gayle is world number one ODI batsman again


January 14th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan.14 (ANI): West Indies captain Chris Gayle has stormed his way back to the number one place in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after a series ... Read more...

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Botha to lead Proteas for limited-overs stage of Oz tour


January 11th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 11 (ANI): South African cricketer John Botha, overlooked for the Test series, will lead the Proteas through the limited-overs stage of the tour, which starts with Sunday nights Twenty20 ... Read more...

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”Warne perfect candidate to lead Oz selection panel overhaul”


January 4th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Former Test selector John Benaud has called for an overhaul of Australias selection panel, and said that legend Shane Warne would be the ideal candidate to lead ... Read more...

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CA chairman Clarke defends Ponting, Hilditch


January 3rd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 3 (ANI): Cricket Australia chairman Jack Clarke has said that chief selector Andrew Hilditch and captain Ricky Ponting have been unfairly criticised.Clarke chose to draw on Australias past success ... Read more...

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Hand axes were made 1.6 million years ago, twice as long ago as previously believed


January 3rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): New evidence has suggested that human ancestors in southern Africa were making hand axes as early as 1.6 million years ago, which is nearly twice as long ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facts and Figures: Australia, S. Africa performance in 2007 and 2008


December 30th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.30 (ANI): Is Australia coming to the end of its over decade-and-a-half dominance of world cricket. Many connoisseurs of the game would like to think so in the wake of ... Read more...

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Oz media hails Arthur for turning Proteas into fierce fighting force


December 27th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): South Africa have a long history of mental wobbles while playing Australia, but coach Mickey Arthur must receive enormous praise for turning his team from a bunch ... Read more...

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English selectors to consider Vaughans return


December 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Former England skipper Michael Vaughan is again expected to be top of the agenda when selectors meet immediately after Christmas to choose the squad for the tour ... Read more...

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Symonds, Hauritz included in Oz team for Boxing Day Test


December 25th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25 (ANI): All rounder Andrew Symonds and Nathan Hauritz have been included in Australias playing XI for the crucial Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket ... Read more...

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Injured Symonds increases Pontings worries


December 24th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): Captain Ricky Ponting is unsure whether all rounder Andrew Symonds, struggling with a knee injury, would be fit enough to play the Boxing Day Test at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Warnes advice to Smith on Oz top order weaknesses was spot on


December 18th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): Legendary spinner Shane Warne should be made an honorary South African citizen after providing the secret information about dethroning Australias top batting order.Warne has always been a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Steyn vows to fire with fire in Perth Test


December 16th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec.16 (ANI): South Africas new "White Lightning", Dale Steyn, has vowed to work on the Australian batters with raw pace. Steyn and Australia rival Brett Lee will engage in their own ... Read more...

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Injury to Smith, Steyn and Harris increases Proteas worries


December 10th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): South African captain Graeme Smith has joined strike bowler Dale Steyn and frontline spinner Paul Harris on the sidelines for the tourists opening match against Western Australia ... Read more...

Posted in National |

McKenzie overcame OCD to be major top-order driving force for Proteas


December 9th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 9 (ANI): Neil McKenzie, whose career was almost on the brink of ruin due to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, now stands as a major top-order driving force for South Africa ... Read more...

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Steyn tipped to give Hayden a torrid time in Tests


November 25th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.25 (ANI): South Africas snarling pacer Dale Steyn is expected to give Australian opener Matthew Hayden a torrid time in next month''s marquee Test series.Pace ace Dale Steyn, 25, has ... Read more...

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Australias Johnson jumps 18 places in Test bowlers rankings


November 24th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov.24 (ANI): Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has moved up 18 places in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers after a man-of-the-match performance in the first Test ... Read more...

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South Africa recruits ex-English coach Fletcher for Oz series


November 19th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 19 (ANI): South Africa by recruiting former coach Duncan Fletcher, the architect of Englands 2005 Ashes victory, as a consultant for the Proteas forthcoming tour of Australia is expected ... Read more...

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South Africa can regain second place in ICC Test Championship


November 18th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 18 (ANI): South Africa will regain second position in the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship table if it beats Bangladesh 2-0 in the two-match series which gets underway in ... Read more...

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Wills, Harry thrashed at football by locals in remote South African village


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Prince William may be president of the Football Association, but he was taught a lesson in the beautiful game on Wednesday after the 26-year-old royal took tumble ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chanderpaul, Jayawardena, Steyn all vying for bumper night at LG ICC Awards 2008


September 8th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Sept.8 (ANI): Three players Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena and South Africas Dale Steyn could enjoy a bumper night in Dubai on Wednesday. Each is ... Read more...

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Ambika Soni to begin South Africa visit from August 14


August 12th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will be on an official visit to South Africa from August 14 to 19 to represent Government of India at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

KP needs six months to emerge as England captain: Graeme Smith


August 7th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.7 (ANI): South Africas cricket captain Graeme Smith has said that his England counterpart Kevin Pietersen should be given at least six months to prove his leadership credentials. He (KP) wont ... Read more...

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Prince, de Villiers storm into top 20 of Test player rankings


July 22nd, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 22 (ANI): Ashwell Prince and A B de Villiers have stormed into the top 20 of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after outstanding performances against ... Read more...

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