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Dutch star Ruud Gullit arrives in Kolkata


July 28th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit arrived in the city Saturday morning on a two-day visit during which he will attend the final match of a 'para' ... Read more...

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Congratulations pour in for Sehwag


December 9th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Cricket fraternity and fans hailed India's explosive opener Virender Sehwag's sensational 219, the highest by any player in One-day internationals.Congratulatory messages poured in from ... Read more...

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It was only a matter of time for Sehwag (Comment)


December 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Virender Sehwag said during this year's World Cup that he would try and play the full 50 overs in One-Day Internationals (ODI). For good measure he added that he had ... Read more...

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What Tendulkar’s wicket means to bowlers and captains


November 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Carlton Baugh had a wry, suggestive smile when he dropped Sachin Tendulkar off Devendra Bishoo on the third afternoon of the third cricket Test here. ... Read more...

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India will be the favourites: Bell


October 5th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Ian Bell says India will be the favourites in the forthcoming five One-day Internationals and that the hosts' humbling during the disastrous England tour will amount ... Read more...

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Dravid gears up for his ODI swan song at Cardiff


September 15th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Cardiff, Sep 15 (IANS) Former captain Rahul Dravid is all set to bid adieu to One-Day Internationals and India hope to end their nightmarish English summer on a winning ... Read more...

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Tevez, Di Maria to be seen alongside Messi in Kolkata friendly


June 6th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Star soccer players like Carlos Tevez, Angelo Di Maria and Xavier Mascherano, along with Lionel Messi, will be seen in action in a FIFA international ... Read more...

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Arthur backs Ponting to bat at No.3


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 2 (ANI): Former South African cricket coach Mickey Arthur has said that Ricky Ponting should remain bat at No. 3 in Australia's batting order, despite giving up captaincy.Arthur believes it ... Read more...

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Stop model’s bare all plan, BJP leader tells police


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Model Poonam Pandey's plan to strip if India beat Sri Lanka Saturday has angered the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) women's wing which has sought police ... Read more...

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Ponting should stay at number three in Oz batting order: Mickey Arthur


March 31st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): Former South African coach Mickey Arthur reckons that former Australian captain Ricky Ponting should continue batting at number three to revitalize his game back to its absolute best."I'm ... Read more...

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Ponting will be remembered as one of Australia’s great captains: Mark Waugh


March 29th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 29(ANI): Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh has said that Ricky Ponting's record as captain means that he will be remembered as one of the greats."His record as captain is ... Read more...

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Ponting will be thinking a lot about WC loss, not his ton


March 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 26 (ANI): While he will have a four-month break from international cricket after the tour to Bangladesh early next month, Australian skipper Ricky Ponting will no doubt spend a considerable ... Read more...

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World Cup exit not the end of an era for Oz cricket: Ponting


March 25th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Ahemadabad, Mar 25(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has reiterated that he would continue as an international cricketer despite his team's early exit from the World Cup.Ponting made 104, his first international ... Read more...

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Afridi confident of Pak achieving aim of reaching World Cup semifinals


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 23(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his confidence that his team will achieve the target set at the start of the 2011 World Cup, which was to reach ... Read more...

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Yuvraj first to get three Man of Match awards in 2011 World Cup (Statistics)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh Sunday became the first player to receive the Man of the Match award three times in the 2011 World Cup.Yuvraj stroked ... Read more...

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Akhtar says ‘fading’ Oz World Cup team has lost ‘its aura of invincibility’


March 19th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 18(ANI): Ahead of the crucial Pakistan-Australia World Cup game, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the current Ricky Ponting-led side is a shadow of the ruthless sides that ... Read more...

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Shakib turned to Hindi movie after Gayle got out


March 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Bangladesh captain Shakib-al Hasan turned to Hindi movies for the greater part of the nerve racking West Indies innings Thursday evening during their World Cup game ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will be under pressure at home: Smith


March 18th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith does not foresee a repeat of the shock 2007 loss to Bangladesh in Saturday's Cricket World Cup game and feels ... Read more...

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Strauss praises substitute players for win against West Indies (Sidebar)


March 18th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) A hugely relieved England skipper Andrew Strauss said their gamble of playing three "substitute" players paid off by way of an 18-run win against the West ... Read more...

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We will play for Irish cricket and pride: Porterfield


March 17th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Giant-killers Ireland face the Netherlands in their final 2011 World Cup game Friday and captain William Porterfield said his team will be playing for pride against ... Read more...

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Cake and good wishes for Bangladesh cricket team (World Cup Diary)


March 17th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Mar 17 (IANS) With Bangladesh still a formidable contender for a World Cup quarterfinal berth, there is no end to celebrations and good luck wishes for the Shakib Al ... Read more...

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Watson, Haddin in record first-wicket stand for Australia at World Cup


March 17th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Shane Watson and Brad Haddin's first-wicket stand of 183 runs against Canada in a Group A match Wednesday is Australia's highest at the World Cup.The partnership ... Read more...

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Eden track bit two-paced, but full of runs


March 15th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) The Eden Gardens pitch, that played the villain at the last World Cup game here 15 years ago, seemed a bit two-paced but was overall full ... Read more...

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Strauss, Swann down with fever, will be fit for West Indies game


March 15th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) An injury-hit and rather jaded England team had two more players down with skipper Andrew Strauss and frontline spinner Graeme Swann nursing fevers, but Jonathan Trott ... Read more...

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Proteas’ run chase against India their highest in World Cup


March 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 13 (IANS) South Africa's successful run chase of 300/6 against India Saturday is their highest in World Cup history.The other highlights:* Dale Steyn has become the sixth ... Read more...

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Taylor hopes Kiwis will have a good game against Canada


March 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team captain Ross Taylor is hoping for a good World Cup game against Canada here on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium.Taylor said that he ... Read more...

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Dilshan, Tharanga set World Cup records (Match highlights)


March 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan set a Word Cup record for the first wicket as they struck a 282-run partnership during their ... Read more...

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West Indies miss the comedian in Dwayne Bravo (World Cup diary)


March 11th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) It has been a week since all-rounder Dwayne Bravo flew home after injuring his knee in the West Indies' opening 2011 World Cup game against ... Read more...

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‘I’ve already died twice,’ says Gazza


March 11th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Former England football star Paul Gascoigne has candidly revealed that he has come back from the dead twice while trying to overcome his addiction to alcohol and drugs.Gazza ... Read more...

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Watson to avoid over training before match with Kenya


March 9th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar.9 (ANI): Australian cricketer Shane Watson has said that he will focus on avoiding the temptation to over train during the eight day break before their next World Cup game.In the ... Read more...

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Dhoni against playing extra bowler in World Cup clash against Ireland


March 5th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar 5(ANI): Indian captain M.S. Dhoni on Saturday said that he is not planning to use an extra specialist bowler against Ireland in Sunday's World Cup game against Ireland at Bangalore's ... Read more...

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Strauss hopeful of positive result


March 5th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) It was hardly a surprise that England skipper Andrew Strauss fielded more questions on his team's weaknesses than strengths, but he asserted that his players prefer ... Read more...

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India is the focus now: Ireland captain


March 5th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Putting behind their upset victory over England, an upbeat Ireland are bracing for another tough game - against co-hosts India - in the Cricket World Cup ... Read more...

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An extra man on the field (World Cup Diary)


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 3 (IANS) South African opener Hashim Amla marked his guard and was ready for the first ball from Dutch pacer Mudassar Bukhari, who was about to run in ... Read more...

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Gilchrist asks ICC to act tough against match-fixers or cricket will be dead


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that match-fixing is the biggest issue confronting cricket, and has asked the International Cricket Council to show more leadership on fixing the ... Read more...

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