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Rain ends Windies hopes of redemption as 3rd ODI abandoned


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Leeds, June 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' quest to salvage pride from a wretched One-Day International series ended in disappointment when persistent rain washed out the third and final game without a ... Read more...

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Sweden shocks France but still bows out at Euro 2012 (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 20 (IANS) The already out Sweden ended their Euro 2012 campaign on a high note by upsetting France 2-0 in the final round of Group D clash Tuesday.Zlatan ... Read more...

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Bengal cricket on sticky wicket over India-England tie


October 13th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which is awaiting the public works department's (PWD) no-objection certificate (NOC) to host the India-England One-Day International cricket match at ... Read more...

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PWD’s clearance procedure clumsy: CAB


October 12th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which is awaiting a state Public Works Department's (PWD) no objection certificate (NOC) to host an India-England ODI at the ... Read more...

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England will stay No.1 for a long time: Harminson


October 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Former England pace bowler Steve Harmison feels the current side will reign at the top of world cricket for years.Harmison, alongwith Andrew Flintoff, Marcus ­Trescothick and ... Read more...

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Flower wants England to strive for World Test Championship


August 15th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) After conquering the No.1 spot in Test cricket, England coach Andy Flower has said the team's next target would be qualification for the new World Test ... Read more...

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India will come back harder, says Strauss


July 28th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, July 28 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss is aware that India tend to come back harder after a loss, and said they cannot take the visitors for granted in ... Read more...

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Appointing Cook is a big mistake by Flower: Greig


May 11th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Former England captain Tony Greig feels the appointment of Alastair Cook as the ODI captain is a dangerous decision on part of team director Andy Flower.Cook ... Read more...

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The Ashes 2010: Ten reasons why England retained the urn


December 30th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by ANI
London/Melbourne, Dec. 30 (ANI): Former England fast bowler and now cricket commentator Mike Selvey has revealed ten reasons why England was able to retain the Ashes against Australia Down after 24 years. ... Read more...

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Strauss now wants England Ashes series victory


December 29th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 29 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has urged his side to win the Sydney Test and ensure an Ashes series victory after retaining the urn by winning the fourth ... Read more...

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‘I’m flattered people want me to play in Ashes,’ says Warne


December 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Bowling legend Shane Warne has thanked his supporters who have urged him to come out of retirement after Australia's Ashes campaign suffered a crushing blow in the Adelaide ... Read more...

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Pietersen’s double ton puts England on top in second Ashes Test


December 5th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec 5(ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen struck an unbeaten double century on Sunday as England built a massive 306-run lead against Australia on day three of the second Ashes Test in ... Read more...

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1986 Ashes win was possible because England was a ‘damn good team’: Gatting


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting has said that he has fond memories of England's last Ashes triumph in 1986-87, and would love for his country to stamp its ... Read more...

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Prior wants England to get into winning habit early on Ashes tour


November 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has targeted a winning start to inspire a run of success on the challenging tour of Australia.England plays their first warm-up match on Friday ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Canadian hockey captain ready for tough challenge


September 28th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) For Canada's veteran hockey captain Ken Pereira, the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games will be special. He is the first team sport player to be the flag bearer ... Read more...

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Botham backs England for ‘magnificent’ Ashes win over Australia


September 28th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28(ANI): Former cricket legend Ian Botham has predicted that England would beat Australia in the battle for the Ashes with out-of-favour batsman Kevin Pietersen being one of the key trump ... Read more...

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England recruits Buchanan to get insider’s view on Oz players


August 9th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): The England team has roped in former Australian coach John Buchanan to get an insider's view on Australia's players and conditions ahead of the Ashes series.Australia won three ... Read more...

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Dropped catches behind Pakistan’s troubles in Trent Bridge Test: Butt


August 1st, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1(ANI): Pakistan captain Salman Butt has blamed dropped catches for his team being in the backseat in the first Test against England at Trent Bridge."We dropped too many catches in ... Read more...

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Alonso warns Spain to learn lessons from England’s demise


July 9th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Mid-fielder Xabi Alonso has warned Spain to learn lessons from England's World Cup demise and not be overconfident when taking on The Netherlands in Sunday's final.Alonso pointed to ... Read more...

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England has best chance in 24 years to wrest Ashes Down Under: Warne


July 7th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Tossing aside his usual ritual of mocking the Poms, former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne believes England has their best chance in 24 years of winning the Ashes Down ... Read more...

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Indian origin Oz scientist says El Nino can help Australia win Ashes series


June 26th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 26(ANI): A study led by an Indian origin meteorologist in Australia has predicted that the recent El Nino event in the country can help the Ricky Ponting-led team to win ... Read more...

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T20 winning captain Collingwood back in team as regular trooper


May 18th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): England's Twenty20 World Cup winning captain Paul Collingwood will join the team as a regular player at Lord's on Monday for the first Test against Bangladesh.Collingwood will ... Read more...

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Bresnan can fill in Andrew Flintoff’s boots


March 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has heaped praise on Tim Bresnan for his starring role in the one-day and Test series wins over Bangladesh, and said the Yorkshire all-rounder ... Read more...

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England upset Australia 3-2 in Hockey World Cup


February 28th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) England shocked Australia 3-2 in a pool B game of the Hockey World Cup here Sunday. At the half-time, England were leading 3-1 at the Major Dhyan Chand ... Read more...

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Croatia will have a tough game against England, says its coach


September 6th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 6(ANI): Prior Croatian manager Slaven Bilic has said that that his side has the potential to crush in a World Cup qualifier.However, he admits that while his team stopped England ... Read more...

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Competitors wearing red win more


August 27th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study from University of Munster has found that competitors who wear red are more likely to win than those dressed in any other colour.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Flintoff wants to become best one-day player in the world


August 25th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): All rounder Andrew Flintoff, who underwent a knee operation 24 hours after his heroics helped England regain the Ashes, wants to become best one day player in the ... Read more...

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Bookies expect up to 10m pounds to be bet on Ashes decider


August 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.20 (ANI): Bookies are expecting up to 10 million pounds to be bet on the fifth Ashes Test, the most gambled on a match in the history of cricket.With the series ... Read more...

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51 headless men in 1,000-year-old English execution pit may be Vikings


July 29th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Archaeologists have found the bodies of 51 young men, their heads stacked neatly to the side, in a thousand-year-old pit in southern England, with a number of ... Read more...

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Flintoff sleeping with an ice machine to stay fit for the Ashes


July 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has been sleeping with an ice machine in an attempt to stay fit and help his side win back the Ashes.According to former fast ... Read more...

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With IPL jamboree over, focus on India to defend its Twenty20 crown


May 31st, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) The fun and the frolic of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is over and it's time for India to defend its crown at the World Twenty20 that ... Read more...

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Swann’s spin may be England’s secret weapon against the Aussies


May 13th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Cricket observers in Australia have admitted for the first time in 16 years that England possesses the most threatening spin bowler, off-spinning extrovert Graeme Swann.Spin coach Terry Jenner ... Read more...

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Flower will have onerous task as full time England coach


April 15th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 15 (ANI): Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower will have a task that will involve far more than simply selecting and organising players as England cricket's full time coach.According to ... Read more...

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Proteas coach Arthur in the frame to coach England


March 26th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.26 (ANI): Mickey Arthur, who has built South Africa into one of the world's leading cricket sides, has emerged as a surprise candidate to be the next England coach, while Ashley ... Read more...

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Part-time England stars likely to miss out on IPL bonanza


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.23 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board''s decision to sanction a three-week Indian Premier League window may have prompted optimistic noises from Lalit Modi, the league''s chairman, but several ... Read more...

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