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Pietersen left out of England Test squad for India tour


September 18th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen's name was missing from the English squad for India tour that was announced by the selectors Tuesday, who looked to the future with ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka-Windies Test series falls victim to IPL


September 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) The International Cricket Council persistent refusal to provide a separate window for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking a toll on Test cricket.For the ... Read more...

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Raina keen to cement Test berth


September 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Branded as a One-day international and Twenty20 specialist, Suresh Raina said he was keen to shrug off the tag and cement his berth in the Indian ... Read more...

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Indian diaspora basks in U-19 win glory


August 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Indians in Australia are ecstatic over India being crowned the world champions in under-19 cricket, a win that reassured them that Indian cricket has "a great ... Read more...

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DDCA names U-16 tournament after Vijay Mehra


August 18th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has named its Under-16 tournament after former India opening batsman Vijay Mehra.Mehra, who played Test cricket in the ... Read more...

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Sammy hopes to carry winning momentum into Test series


July 24th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 24 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Monday his side would be going all out to win the Test series against New Zealand, starting here ... Read more...

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Fiery pacer Brett Lee retires from international cricket


July 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) It's official, I have retired from international cricket! Thanks for all your love and support. It's been an amazing 13 years -- so tweeted Australian ... Read more...

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Rejuvenated Dwayne Bravo eyes Test return


July 5th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) After an extended period out of Test cricket, energetic all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says he is keen on regaining his spot in the West Indies side for ... Read more...

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ICC declines to make DRS mandatory, retains current format


June 27th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board Wednesday rejected its chief executives' committee's (CEC) decision to make the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory for ... Read more...

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Hope no one makes me shout in Rajya Sabha: Tendulkar


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, known for his soft-spoken nature, said Friday that he would avoid shouting in parliament and would politely make out his ... Read more...

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Legendary fast bowler Wes Hall knighted


June 17th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 17 (IANS/CMC) Wes Hall, the legendary West Indies fast bowler, who inspired successive generations of great Caribbean pace men, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday honours list.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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Gibson backs top order but says Edwards technique exposed


June 7th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson continues to back the struggling West Indies top order despite its repeated failures in the first two Tests against England.None of the West ... Read more...

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South Africa dump Boxing Day Test for T20s


June 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) South Africa for the first time in two decades have dumped the traditional Boxing Day Test, played in Durban since Proteas re-entered international sport in 1992, ... Read more...

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Narine says Test call up a dream come true


June 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 1 (IANS) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has described his unexpected call up for the Test tour of England as a dream come true.The 24-year-old Trinidadian only ... Read more...

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We are open for cricket series against Pakistan: Dhoni


May 31st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 31 (IANS) India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday said Team India was open to play against arch-rivals Pakistan if the two boards agree to have a bilateral ... Read more...

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Kevin Pietersen retires from ODIs and T20s


May 31st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen Thursday announced his retirement from all forms of one-day international cricket.The 31-year-old, who will continue to play tests, cited the increasing ... Read more...

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Lara, Yorke lift Man United to celebrity title


May 29th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), May 29 (IANS/CMC) A Manchester United team, featuring the West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, won the title at the second annual Football Legends Invitational tournament.Lara, the double ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul defying England in Lord’s Test


May 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20, (IANS/CMC) England batsman Ian Bell has underscored the need to get Shivnarine Chanderpaul's wicket early on the fourth day as the hosts go in search of a comprehensive ... Read more...

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Prior says England confident but wary of Windies


May 16th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has warned his team against complacency as they prepare to face the embattled West Indies in the opening Test at Lord's starting Thursday.England, ... Read more...

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South Afroca have to galvanise themselves as a team: Ntini


May 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) Former South African Test fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said the Proteas will need to galvanise their team culture before they are able to dominate Test ... Read more...

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Former India fast bowler Surendranath dead


May 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Raman Surendranath died here Saturday morning after prolonged hospitalisation. He was 75.Surendranath, a retired colonel in the Indian Army, will be ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul in 10k club, says will help young batsmen


April 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), April 27 (IANS/CMC) Left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who became only the 10th player in history to surpass 10,000 Test runs, has pledged to continue helping the next generation of West ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul joins 10,000-run club but Windies face defeat


April 27th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), April 27 (IANS/CMC) Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul surpassed 10,000 runs in Test cricket but was one of two key wickets to fall in the last half-hour, leaving the ... Read more...

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Shillingford first Dominican likely to play a Test at home


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), April 23 (IANS/CMC) Shane Shillingford will become the first Dominican cricketer to play a Test match on home soil if he takes the field for West Indies against ... Read more...

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Ranatunga’s take on IPL his own, says Mahela


April 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene Friday brushed off former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga's take on the Indian Premier League (IPL) as being his own ... Read more...

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Gibson rues another “bad hour” after Windies collapse


April 18th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), April 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson was left lamenting yet another "bad hour" after his side lost five wickets for 19 runs in the ... Read more...

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Dhoni lacks intelligence: Azhar


April 13th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharmasala, April 13 (IANS) Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin Friday said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lacks "a bit of intelligence" when it comes to leading the team in Test cricket.Azharuddin ... Read more...

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West Indies will keep believing despite loss, says Sammy


April 12th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said the three-wicket loss to Australia in the opening Test here will not damage his side's growing self confidence and has ... Read more...

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Sammy clear about bowling role in West Indies side


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he is in no doubt about the critical role he plays in the West Indies side as the third seamer, ... Read more...

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Test rankings: England on top, India third


April 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) England will start its domestic international season as the No.1 Test side in the ICC Test Championship after a two-Test draw with Sri Lanka helped it ... Read more...

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Stars to watch out for in IPL-V


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) boasts a plethora of talent from all corners of the cricketing world. Players like Chris ... Read more...

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South Africa can dominate world cricket: Kirsten


March 29th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 29 (IANS) South African coach Gary Kirsten feels the Proteas have the ability to dominate world cricket.Kirsten, who led India to the World Cup in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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Train in sauna to battle Sri Lanka heat, Gough tells England


March 26th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has some advice for the English team that aims to conquer Sri Lanka in their own backyard -- train in ... Read more...

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Warner shuns IPL riches for national duty


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 23 (IANS) Australia's dashing opening batsman David Warner has finally chosen national duty over the riches offered by the Indian Premier League (IPL).Warner, an IPL regular, said he ... Read more...

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