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1952 Olympics: Babu leads bunch of no-hopers to fifth gold (Sports Special)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
The team selection ahead of the 1952 Games was marred by such controversy that India looked destined to return home from Finland empty handed. There was a near-riotous situation concerning the ... Read more...

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New Zealand to send 185 athletes to London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 9 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has finalised a team of 185 athletes to compete at the London Olympics.The team selection ended as decathlete Brent Newdick, ... Read more...

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Jwala backs Sania’s claim on male chauvinism


June 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Shuttler Jwala Gutta has backed her fellow Hyderabadi tennis player Sania Mirza's claim that male chauvinism is part of Indian sports."All India Tennis Association (AITA) ... Read more...

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IOA seeks report from AITA on team selection


June 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Saturday sought a report from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on the controversial selection of the men's doubles ... Read more...

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Pakistan orders probe into hockey team’s poor performance


June 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has ordered an investigation into the national team's poor performance in the recently concluded Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup Tournament 2012 ... Read more...

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Not thinking about World T20, focusing on IPL: Rohit Sharma


May 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Even though the team selection for the Twenty20 World Cup round the corner, Indian cricketer and Mumbai Indians batsmen Rohit Sharma is instead focusing on ... Read more...

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Pakistan expected to struggle in Asian Squash


April 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan's inexperienced team will struggle and have slim chances to defend their title of Asian squash team championship scheduled to be held next month in Kuwait, ... Read more...

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Consistent year of losing for Indian cricket: Akram


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Terming India's performance since the heady days of World Cup cricket victory in 2011 as a "consistent year of losing", former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram ... Read more...

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Nobbs: Selection on form and fitness


March 12th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) The selection of the Indian team for various international tournaments, including the London Olympics later this year, would be based on form and fitness backed by ... Read more...

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Whatmore to coach Pakistan’s cricket team


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore, who coached Sri Lanka to victory in the 1996 cricket World Cup, has reached Pakistan to sign a coaching contract with ... Read more...

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No vote for Fletcher in team selection


May 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Duncan Fletcher, who took charge of the Indian cricket team, was provided a subtle "dos and don'ts" list as it were in the course of his ... Read more...

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Former Pak cricketers lash out at team selection


May 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 4(ANI): Former Pakistan cricketers have taken the selection committee to task for excluding competent players like leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and wicket- keeper Adnan Akmal from the 15- memeber Test squad ... Read more...

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West Indies Cricket Board accused of non- transparency during team selection


April 18th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 18 (ANI): The West Indies Players' Association has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of failing to be transparent with the selection of teams for the opening matches of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Miandad says no use sending five coaches with Pak team


April 13th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr. 13 (ANI): Former Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad has said that there is no use of sending five coaches at a time with the cricket team.Geo News quoted him ... Read more...

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Aaqib Javed defends Pak’s World Cup strategy


March 19th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan assistant coach Aaqib Javed has defended the team's strategy in the ongoing World Cup over criticism that they are playing a bowler short.Former captains Imran Khan and Wasim ... Read more...

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Is India self destructing its 2011 World Cup campaign?


March 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): World cup favourites India are in danger of self-destructing their campaign after revelations that captain MS Dhoni is engaged in a feud with chairman of selectors K Srikkanth. ... Read more...

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Pak manager defends World Cup team selection


March 7th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Pallekele, Mar 7(ANI): Ahead of Pakistan's World Cup Group A game against New Zealand, team manager Intikhab Alam has brushed aside criticism from former captain Imran Khan, who said that the team ... Read more...

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Vettori, Wright defend New Zealand team selection after defeat to Australia


February 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Feb 27(ANI): New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and coach John Wright have defended the decision to leave Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram on the sideline during Friday's defeat to Australia in ... Read more...

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First big test for India Sunday


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) India will face their first big test in the ongoing cricket World Cup when they face England in a Group B match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here ... Read more...

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Ex-Test opener Jacques puts his hand up for Oz team selection


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.22 (ANI): Former Australian left-hand opener Phil Jaques appears to be putting his hand up again for national selection after scoring consecutive first class centuries against Victoria, despite a lion-hearted effort ... Read more...

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Umar Gul will have to spearhead Pak’s bowling attack in World Cup 2011: Akram


February 11th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 11(ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul will have to lead the team's bowling attack in the forthcoming World Cup in the absence of disgraced pacers Mohammed Aamir and Mohammad ... Read more...

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Pak selectors miffed with Malik, Yousuf for choosing Bangladesh money over country


February 5th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan cricket team selectors are miffed with former captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf over their decision to play in the Bangladesh Cricket League instead of focussing on the ... Read more...

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Heuvel returns to Pak to coach hockey team till 2012 Olympics after contract revision


February 4th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 4(ANI): Pakistan hockey coach Michel van den Heuvel has finally returned to the country to resume his duties, and also extended his commitment to the national team till the 2012 ... Read more...

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Dhoni backs Chawla to perform in World Cup


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday defended the inclusion of Piyush Chawla in the World Cup squad saying the leg-spinner's experience of playing consistently in the ... Read more...

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Vettori set to be Black Caps’ captain beyond 2011 World Cup


December 26th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 26(ANI): Daniel Vettori is reportedly set to continue as New Zealand captain beyond next year's 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent.According to the New Zealand Herald, Vettori has accepted ... Read more...

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PCB selecting only “blue-eyed players” in national squad, overlooking the rest: report


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is indulging in favouritism in the national team's selection, by including its "blue-eyed players" in the squads and showing the door to the ... Read more...

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Ponting upset with selection panel over Johnson’s omission


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Dec 2 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting is unhappy with the omission of fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from the Ashes Test squad.For the first time it looks as if Ponting's ... Read more...

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Kiwi pacer gatecrashes selection meeting to plead for inclusion in Nagpur Test


November 19th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 19 (ANI): New Zealand fast bowler Andy McKay is hopeful of getting a chance to attack the Indian batting line up in the third test at Nagpur after gate crashing ... Read more...

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Ashes run-up: Hussey, North fail again


November 1st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Nov.1 (ANI): Western Australian batsmen Michael Hussey endured a first-ball failure while his skipper Marcus North fell for 10 on Sunday against South Australia in Adelaide, suggesting that the road to ... Read more...

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‘Beleaguered’ PCB boss Butt seeking second term would be ‘ridiculous’: Akram


October 18th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt seeking another term would be nothing but ridiculous, as the whole country wants him ... Read more...

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I spoke in the interest of the team: Afridi


October 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 13 (IANS) Under fire for his comments against team selection, Pakistan's one-day captain Shahid Afridi said he will explain to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he spoke out in ... Read more...

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NA body wants PCB to make coach, skipper’s inputs mandatory while selecting squad


October 13th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 13 (ANI): Taking serious note of the fact that the Pakistan's ODI and Twenty20 captain, Shahid Afridi, and team coach Waqar Younis were not consulted during team selection for the ... Read more...

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Afridi pays price for speaking truth about team selection process for UAE series


October 13th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 13 (ANI): Pakistan's One-day International Captain, Shahid Afridi, had to pay the price for speaking the truth, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) pointed its guns at him for expressing ... Read more...

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PCB sends show-cause notice to Shahid Afridi


October 12th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board Tuesday sent a show-cause notice to Shahid Afridi for allegedly violating the central contract."Shahid Afridi has violated the central contract," ... Read more...

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Ajitpal lashes out at Brasa on team selection


August 29th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Hockey Olympian and selector Ajitpal Singh Sunday accused coach Jose Brasa of "spreading disinformation" while countering the Spaniard's charge of not having a say in the selection of ... Read more...

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