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Windies cricket is poised for take-off: WICB chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Michael Muirhead, says the regional side is poised once again to take its ... 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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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 hails Australia’s decision to play Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, July 2 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Alan Isaac has welcomed Australia's decision to play its first-ever game against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month."This ... Read more...

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Australian cricket team to play Afghanistan next month


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 2 (IANS) World No.1 ODI team, Australia will play the emerging Afghanistan in the Middle East next month in the latest step that recognises Afghanistan's increasing importance in ... Read more...

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ICC rules out window for IPL in FTP


June 13th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out a window for the lucrative and the highly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) in its Future Tours Programme ... Read more...

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Sammy hails return of Gayle for ODIs


June 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 7 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes Chris Gayle's return will augur well for this side's fortunes in the upcoming three-match One-Day International series against England.Gayle Monday was ... Read more...

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PCB chairman’s visit revives Pakistan’s IPL hopes


May 28th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf's presence as a guest for the final of the Indian Premier League-V has raised hopes for the participation of ... Read more...

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Flower backs out-of-sorts Strauss on eve of squad announcement


May 13th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS/CMC) England coach Andy Flower has given out-of-form captain Andrew Strauss a vote of confidence on the eve of the announcement of the squad to face West Indies ... Read more...

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IPL is changing the face of world cricket: Pollock


May 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former South African fast bowler and captain Shaun Pollock feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done a world of good for the game ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul moves to fifth in Test rankings


April 14th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 14 (IANS/CMC) Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul is steadily making his way back to the top of world cricket, moving three spots to fifth in the latest International ... Read more...

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Hunte credits Gibson for Windies improvement


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), April 3 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Julian Hunte has lauded head coach Ottis Gibson for his outstanding work with the national side and believes the ... Read more...

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Ponting wary of Windies threat


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 3 (IANS/CMC) Former captain Ricky Ponting says Australia are bracing for a strong challenge from a rejuvenated West Indies and would spare no effort in thoroughly preparing for ... 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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Former team mates hail Dravid ‘The Wall’ (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Former team mates Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman and Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid rich tributes to Rahul Dravid for his immense contribution to Indian cricket.Ganguly ... Read more...

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We have emerged as the big boys in world cricket: Rahul Dravid


March 27th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid Tuesday said during his 16-year-long career, the Indian team has emerged from being second class citizens on tours to becoming the ... Read more...

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Former captains pay rich tributes to Dravid at BCCI ceremony


March 27th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The Indian cricket board, in a glittering ceremony Tuesday, felicitated former captain and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid, who retired from international cricket earlier in the month.Former ... Read more...

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Kunal Khemu falls sick (Movie Snippets)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Khemu says he cancelled his Chandigarh trip to promote his forthcoming film "Blood Money" after he fell ill."Was looking forward to meeting everyone ... Read more...

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Groom more youngsters like Kohli, say Indian fans


March 25th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India might be the reigning World Cup champions in one-day cricket, but the team's recent loss of form and dismal performances in England and Australia ... Read more...

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Kudos to Sachin’s hundred 100s: B-Town


March 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Led by Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan, India's cinema greats and others in the industry lost no time in congratulating Sachin Tenulkar, a fellow Mumbaikar, ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues match fixing in cricket


March 15th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Illegal bookies in India and elsewhere remain undeterred as the latest fixing claims focus on the role of Bollywood actresses being used as honey traps for ... 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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Budding cricketers have lot to learn from Dravid: Ganguly


March 9th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Saluting Rahul Dravid, who called time on his glittering international career Friday, his one-time teammate Sourav Ganguly described him as one of the greatest batsmen ... Read more...

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Wade beat cancer to become top Australia keeper


February 25th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Australian cricketer Mathew Wade battled cancer to become the national squad's number one gloveman. As a 16-year-old, when most youngsters worry about what they are going ... Read more...

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Pirate websites biggest threat for cricket: ECB


January 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke said that pirate websites streaming live cricket illegally are the biggest threat to world cricket.The ECB last ... Read more...

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Saqlain backs Ajmal’s doosra


January 24th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, backing his compatriot Saeed Ajmal's bowling action, has said it is for the International Cricket Council (ICC) and not former ... Read more...

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Clarke aims to take Australia back to the top


January 15th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke was upbeat about regaining the Number One spot in all formats of the game after his side thrashed India by an innings ... 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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Dhoni wins World Cup but India loses No 1 Test status (2011 in Retrospect - Cricket)


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From the heights of winning the World Cup after 28 years to the despair of a disastrous tour of England, Indian cricket has swung ... Read more...

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Big Bash launch pales in comparison with IPL


December 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) A spectator turnout of 12,285 at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the launch of the Big Bash League (BBL) may not have pleased Cricket Australia (CA) ... Read more...

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Polygraph tests can clean cricket: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 15 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that lie detector tests could help innocent players clear their names of graft charges.Dravid joins Australian legend Steve Waugh in ... Read more...

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Clean sweep against West Indies the target: Laxman


November 21st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Veteran middle-order batsman V.V.S. Laxman believes the India are geared up to win 3-0 against the West Indies and said the team's focus will be ... Read more...

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Dravid breaks into top-10 of ICC rankings


November 18th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian batting great Rahul Dravid moved four places to eighth in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen released Friday while teammate ... Read more...

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It’s an honour to play with Sachin: Laxman


November 15th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) India's stylish batsman V.V.S. Laxman showered praise on cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar, who completed 22 years in international cricket Tuesday, saying it was an honour ... Read more...

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Windies captain Sammy all praise for young teammates


November 9th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy Wednesday said he was happy with the performance of his young team despite losing the first Test against India. "It ... Read more...

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