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Pakistan appoints new bowling coach


August 25th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the appointment of former fast bowler Muhammad Akram as the new bowling coach of the national team for one ... Read more...

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Badrinath replaces Laxman in India Test squad


August 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) The All-India Senior Selection Committee Sunday named Subramaniam Badrinath as V.V.S. Laxman's replacement in the Indian cricket team for the two-Test series against New Zealand starting ... Read more...

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Laxman has given strong and clear message to selectors: Ganguly


August 18th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday saluted V.V.S. Laxman for his contribution to the game and said he has given a "strong and clear" ... Read more...

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Laxman, India’s crisis man (Profile)


August 18th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) V.V.S. Laxman has always been a fighter, never known to throw in the towel. He has done things his way, either bashing the Australians ... Read more...

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V.V.S. Laxman retires from international cricket


August 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, ahead of the home Test series against New Zealand, starting Aug 23.Laxman, ... Read more...

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West Indies eyeing first clean sweep in ten years (Preview)


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 2 (IANS/CMC) Inspired by the dream of a series sweep, the West Indies will be gunning for another win against New Zealand when the second and final ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul anxious to score


August 1st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he is anxious to improve his game when the West Indies face New Zealand in the second and final cricket Test ... Read more...

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Windies, Australia to renew ODI rivalry


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 22 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will renew their rivalry with Australia when they head Down Under for a five-match One-Day International series next February 2013.The tour will be ... Read more...

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Important to start well, says Dhoni


July 17th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said it was important to be on the mark at the start of the season beginning with the One-day series ... Read more...

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Dravid’s retirement has created an irreplaceable void: Sachin


July 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels the retirement of his long-time teammate Rahul Dravid has created an irreplaceable void at number three position in the ... Read more...

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Dean Jones becomes a professional golfer


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has traded his cricket bat for golf clubs as he announced Wednesday that he will compete on the Australian seniors tour ... Read more...

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Harbhajan Singh signs for Essex


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India discard off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been signed up by English county club Essex for the second half of the county season.The 31-year-old, who ... Read more...

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ICC committee recommends mandatory DRS in Tests, ODIs


June 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive committee Monday recommended the universal application of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), which has been fiercely opposed ... Read more...

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Kumble hopes India’s Test reverses serve as wake-up call


June 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble Saturday expressed frustration over India losing eight back to back Test matches,but hoped the reverses would serve as a ... Read more...

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Barath backs Narine to hurt England in final Test


June 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 6 (IANS) West Indies opening batsman Adrian Barath has tipped mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine to have a major impact in the final Test against England at Edgbaston starting ... Read more...

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Danish Kaneria cleared of spot-fixing charges


June 5th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was cleared in a spot-fixing investigation of a local Twenty 20 tournament after a local inquiry committee of the Karachi City Cricket ... Read more...

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Best looking to make most of his West Indies call-up


May 24th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham (England), May 24 (IANS/CMC) Fiery West Indies fast bowler Tino Best says he will be looking to utilise his knowledge of English conditions if he is fielded to play in ... Read more...

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Eyes on struggling Windies pace duo ahead of Lord’s Test


May 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS/CMC) Fitness concerns hover over the fast bowling pair of Kemar Roach and Ravi Rampaul ahead of Thursday's start of the first Test against England at Lord's.Roach did ... Read more...

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ICC board proposes Dave Richardson as CEO


May 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has proposed its General Manager (Cricket) Dave Richardson for the post of chief executive.The board has decided to recommend to ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar: A diminutive man and colossal cricketer (Profile)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
A shy, diminutive 16-year-old cricketer with curly locks made his Test debut for India in Karachi on Nov 15, 1989. It was a momentous year in world history with communist ... Read more...

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Cricketing world pays rich tributes to Dravid


March 9th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The cricketing world paid rich tributes to Rahul Dravid, lauding the batting legend's conduct on and off the field after he announced his retirement ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

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‘If confidence down, even good pitches create problems’


January 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the ... Read more...

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Kohli blasts Australia for sledging


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 26 (IANS) Young middle-order batsman Virat Kohli, who struck his maiden Test century Thursday, blasted the Australian team for their over-indulgence in sledging and also the local ... Read more...

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Won’t be retiring at the end of this Test: Ponting


January 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting Tuesday sent out a strong message to his detractors with his 41st Test century and said he won't be retiring after ... Read more...

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We don’t doctor pitches: Clarke


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 23 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke Monday rubbished allegations by Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir that the hosts doctored cricket pitches to ensure the tourists' downfall."The pitches have ... Read more...

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Tag of ‘poor tourists’ may haunt India again, fears Ganguly


January 11th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly fears that the cricket team will be dubbed poor tourists again as some of the big names in Indian cricket ... Read more...

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MCC upset with India over DRS, member Dravid has different view


January 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town/Perth, Jan 11 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee said it was wrong not to have Decision Review System (DRS) in Test matches involving India.The Indian ... Read more...

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India-Australia series the most watched Down Under (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) The hammering the Indians are getting in Australia notwithstanding, the series is the most watched Down Under, surpassing the popularity of even the Ashes.The television viewership ... Read more...

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India-Australia series the most watched Down Under


January 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) The hammering the Indians are getting in Australia notwithstanding, the series is the most watched Down Under, surpassing the popularity of even the Ashes.The television viewership ... Read more...

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Pakistan team training at Lahore for England series


January 6th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 6 (IANS) Pakistan's national cricket team has been preparing hard at its week-long training camp for the upcoming series against England scheduled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The ... Read more...

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McGrath ready to mentor Australian fast bowlers


December 18th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 18 (IANS) Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath wants to act as a mentor to help and guide the country's new generation of pacemen. As the first word ... Read more...

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Test cricket deserves to be protected: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels Test cricket should be preserved and said day-night Test matches should be seriously considered by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ... Read more...

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BCCI, cricketers concerned over low turnout


November 15th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Tuesday expressed concern over dwindling crowds at the stadiums, including the iconic Eden Gardens here, and said it would find ways ... Read more...

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Tendulkar goes to Kalighat for prayers


November 13th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) One ton away from a century of international hundreds, batting genius Sachin Tendulkar Sunday went to the famous Kali temple in south Kolkata's Kalighat to ... Read more...

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