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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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Hyderabad stadium’s pavilion named after Laxman


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has named the north- end of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal after V.V.S. Laxman, who announced his retirement ... Read more...

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Laxman retires from international cricket (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) India's top test cricketer V.V.S. Laxman Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.Addressing a press conference at Uppal stadium here, the middle order ... Read more...

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Kohli gets two nominations for ICC Awards


August 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) India batsman Virat Kohli has been nominated in two categories for the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka next ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Tendulkar’s 100th ton


March 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Mumbaikars took to the streets to burst crackers and cheer after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his elusive 100th international ton Friday in an Asia ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul taught me how to play long innings: Warner


January 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 16 (IANS) David Warner learnt the art of occupying the crease for a long time from West Indies' veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, whose fourth-fastest Test century was also equalled ... Read more...

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Clarke close to signing $1 mn bat deal


January 9th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Syndey, Jan 8 (IANS) Three days after an epic 329 not out, with a bat that didn't have a sponsor's logo, against India at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), ... Read more...

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Kirk Edwrds defends Sammy, calls him a fighting cricketer


December 25th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Dec 25 (IANS/CMC) New Barbados captain Kirk Edwards has described his beleaguered West Indies skipper Darren Sammy as a "fighting cricketer who gives his all".Edwards, one of the West ... Read more...

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Warner credits Sehwag for Test berth


November 29th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) Explosive Australian batsman David Warner is all set to make his Test debut after playing his first limited overs game almost three years ago. And ... Read more...

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Australia’s cricket future is in good shape


October 27th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia's (CA) chairman Jack Clarke said Thursday that he was retiring confident of Australian cricket's future after key strategic decisions made in the last year. ... Read more...

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After Ponting-Clarke century stand, Johnson-Cummins bowl Australia to victory


October 20th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 20 (IANS) New fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins spearheaded Australia's big win over South Africa in their first one-day cricket international, taking three important wickets in a rain-affected ... Read more...

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Australia picks Cummins for South Africa Test tour


October 17th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) Teenage fast bowler Patrick Cummins was selected in the 15-member Australian squad for next month's Test tour of South Africa.The 18-year-old could become the second youngest ... Read more...

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Zardari appoints close friend as PCB chief,Butt shown the door


October 12th, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed close friend Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) replacing former Test cricketer ... Read more...

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Growing demand for Ijaz Butt’s removal as PCB chief


September 21st, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 21 (IANS) The opposition to Ijaz Butt's continuing as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman is mounting with former players and officials demanding his removal.While the PCB ... Read more...

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Dhoni bags Spirit of Cricket award, Trott is Cricketer of the Year


September 13th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the Spirit of Cricket Award at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards while England batsman Jonathan Trott was named ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket divided on MCC’s lie detector test


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan cricketers and officials have reservations about using lie-detector tests to curb corruption in the game. Banned former captain Salman Butt even called the idea a ... Read more...

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Adam Hollioake declared bankrupt in Australia


July 16th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Adam Hollioake, former England Test cricketer and Surrey captain, has been declared bankrupt in Australia.The Guardian reported that the Australian-born player's property development company, the Hollioake ... Read more...

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Was a bit surprised at Dhoni’s decision: Sammy


July 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), July 11 (IANS) West Indies skipper Darren Sammy was surprised at Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision not to push for a win in the third Test that ... Read more...

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Senior players leak information: Pakistan manager


July 6th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has accused some senior players of leaking sensitive information to the media.Naming former captain Shahid Afridi, Intikhab said in a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka forms new interim cricket committee


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has set up a four-member Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) interim committee and vowed to save the game from the mafia.The new committee ... Read more...

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Kallis is South African Cricketer of the Year


June 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) All-rounder Jacques Kallis has been named South African Cricketer of the Year.Kallis scored 821 runs in five Tests at an average of 136.83, including his first ... Read more...

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World Cup-winning team felicitated, lifetime award for Durrani


May 31st, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The Indian cricket team was felicitated Tuesday for winning the 2011 World Cup while former charismatic all-rounder Salim Durrani was honoured with the Col. C.K. ... Read more...

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Supreme Court rejects ex-cricketer’s bail plea


April 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the plea for anticipatory bail by former test cricketer Jacob Martin accused of being allegedly involved in human trafficking.The apex ... Read more...

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Miandad to wait till end of West Indies series before considering Pak batting coach offer


April 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 6(ANI): Former Test cricketer Javed Miandad has confirmed that Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt had contacted him to help the batsmen, but he told the PCB chief that he ... Read more...

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‘World’s biggest party is in India tonight’


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Cricket unites India like anything and World Cup victory of the Men in Blue was celebrated by cross-section of society. The fashion fraternity was ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash “match of the century”: Sarfraz Nawaz


March 29th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Former Pakistan Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has termed the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan as the "match of the century", and said that the mouth-watering high ... Read more...

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India may “influence ICC to make a spinning track” for Australia encounter: Basit Ali


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 23(ANI): Former Pakistan Test cricketer Basit Ali has said he thinks that India will influence the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make a favourable spinning track at the Ahmedabad ... Read more...

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Fans hope Ireland’s win will boost cricket at home


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Ireland' sensational three-wicket win over England in the World Cup has sparked massive celebrations at home as many hope the triumph willl force the authorities ... Read more...

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It’s “absurd” to blame Afridi for Pak’s defeat in first ODI against NZ: Salahuddin Sallu


January 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 27(ANI): Blaming Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi for his team's crushing defeat in the first one-dayer against New Zealand is "absurd", former Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed ... Read more...

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How and Bennett now key Black Cap figures


January 21st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.21 (ANI): New Zealand cricketers Jamie How and Hamish Bennett now loom as key figures in their country's quest for the World Cup that is to be played in ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs major steps to bring back international cricket: ICC


January 14th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan will have to take major steps to regain the confidence of foreign teams if it wants to bring international cricket back to this country, a senior International ... Read more...

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Misbah should be Pak World Cup captain: Sikander Bakht


January 12th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.12 (ANI): Former Test cricketer Sikander Bakht has said that current Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq should captain the World Cup side instead of Shahid Afridi.Bakht has joined Zaheer Abass, Aamir Sohail and ... Read more...

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Clarke quits T20 cricket to focus on Tests


January 7th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Australia's Michael Clarke Friday quit Twenty20 cricket in the aftermath of the Ashes disaster and said he took the decision to focus on Tests. Australia lost the Ashes ... Read more...

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White appointed captain of Australia’s T20 team


January 7th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7 (ANI): Victorian skipper Cameron White has been appointed captain of Australia for two T20 games against England next week, with Tasmanian wicketkeeper Tim Paine his deputy.White will captain Australia's ... Read more...

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Khawaja looks like a Test cricketer: Border


January 4th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.4 (ANI): Australia debutant Usman Khawaja 'looks like a Test cricketer' according to former captain Allan Border.An impressed Border predicted that Khawaja had the potential of having a bright future in ... Read more...

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