2014

  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • David Warner credits fiancee for career revival 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner has credited fiancee Candice Falzon for making him focus on his cricket and helping him mature not only as a person but also as a player. Warner, who is enjoying his first Christmas as a father, feels that the responsibility of the two relationships has made...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise central leadership to take a final call on government formation 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah has...
  • India set to hire psychologist Sandy Gordon 4 hours 44 minutes ago

    BCCI is all set to hire famous sports psychologist Sandy Gordon from the Boxing Day Test match which is scheduled to start on Friday at the MCG. According to a report by CNN-IBN, Gordon will join the team at Melbourne just before the third Test match and his presence will help...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on "unrest" remark 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 5 hours 22 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Hazlewood asks Burns to keep things simple at MCG 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple. The 25-year-old Queensland batsman has come into the...
  • Ishant Sharma needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Ishant needs to do a...
  • Change mental approach, West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin urges team 6 hours 55 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: The West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has said his team must change their mental approach ahead of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the St. George's Park here on Friday. The tourists were beaten by an innings and 220 runs by South Africa in the first Test...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 8 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka 9 hours 59 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • We're close, we can turn it around: MS Dhoni 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "It is possible to turn things around. We have been competitive in the series so...
  • Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first beginning in Christchurch on Boxing Day, but the emphasis is...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steven Smith 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steven Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves". He was referring to the aftermath of the Brisbane Test which his...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • West Indies face tough task in 2nd Test against South Africa 16 hours 56 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park on Friday. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and 220 runs, with the match ending...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly Yesterday

    Srinagar: The 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir will have nearly 65 per cent new faces as only 31 of the 87 newly-elected MLAs have previously been member the House. As many as 56 winners have been elected to the Lower House of the state legislature for first time, while...
  • Arjun Munda pushes for his camp followers for deputy CM's post in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Ranchi: After having lost the Jharkhand Assembly election and having got enough hints that a non-tribal is most likely to become the chief minister of the state for the first time, Arjun Munda of the BJP is learnt to be now bargaining for the deputy chief minister's post for his...
  • Jharkhand elections: NOTA performs better than parties of Koda and Ekka Yesterday

    Ranchi: None of the above (NOTA) option fared better than former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSP), taking a 1.7 per cent vote share in the just ended Jharkhand Assembly elections to give the state its tenth government. A total of 2,35,045 voters (1.7 per cent of...
  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal earn 3 points against Goa; Hyderabad vs Kerala Ranji ends in a draw Yesterday

    Porvorim: Himachal Pradesh secured three points by virtue of their first innings lead against Goa in a Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match that ended in a tame draw here on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh took their total tally to ten points from two matches while Goa have three points from thee...