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  • Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes 2 days ago

    Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is contemplating retirement after next year's Ashes in England with an aim to successfully defend the urn. "I've enjoyed being part of the Australian group. We've got a big schedule with the World Cup and Ashes and they're as big a carrot as you can have...
  • Graeme Swann regrets going on Ashes tour to Australia October 16, 2014

    Graeme Swann has insisted he did the right thing quitting midway through England's 5-0 Ashes series thrashing despite Graham Gooch calling the decision "criminal". England great Gooch, the team's batting coach on their woeful 2013/14 tour of Australia, told Britain's Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that the former off-spinner's decision had been...
  • Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit September 21, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 50 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 August 27, 2014

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the fivetime major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her firstround victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and ...
  • Gopinath Munde's ashes to be immersed on June 16 June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The ashes of BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident in Delhi on June 3, will be immersed at various holy places in Maharashtra on Monday. State BJP president Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday handed over the urns containing the party veteran's ashes to district BJP presidents at...
  • Kevin Pietersen receives apology from English cricket May 31, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has apologized to Kevin Pietersen after its head criticized the batsman's attitude in the winter Ashes collapse against Australia. ECB managing director Paul Downton said the 33yearold Pietersen appeared "disinterested" and "distracted" in the fifth Test of the 50 series defeat, and claimed in...
  • England challenge excites Aussie coach Darren Lehmann May 13, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he is excited by the prospect of facing England for the Ashes again next year and played down the seconddivision county opposition dished up for warmup games. The England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday announced the schedule for the 2015 Ashes against their old...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the fiveTest series underway from July 812 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer: Haunting, Poignant and Stark May 1, 2014

    Cyrus Mistry is not new to the world of writing. He is, in fact, a famed playwright and has made a substantial contribution to the annals of contemporary theater in India. His first novel, Radiance of Ashes, was published in 2005, and he has managed to weave a beautiful, poignant...
  • Australia return to top of Test rankings May 1, 2014

    Sydney: Australia returned to the top of the Test rankings for the first time since August 2009 on Thursday after sweeping an Ashes series and beating previous incumbents South Africa in their own backyard over the last six months. The Proteas, who had topped the rankings since displacing England in August...
  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career April 15, 2014

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series victory...
  • Aussie Ashes heroes Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers honoured by Wisden April 9, 2014

    London: Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. They were honoured by the annual publication, often referred to as the 'bible of cricket', along with...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM March 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • After Italy's plea, UN to raise marines issue with India March 19, 2014

    New York: UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins today. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Angelino Alfano...
  • Trott's 'con' disrespectful of real illness: Michael Vaughan March 17, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott's assertion that mental and physical fatigue had forced him home from England's Ashes tour of Australia rather than depression felt like a "con" and would only convince his team-mates he had abandoned them, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan. The 32-year-old Trott abruptly left the tour after...
  • 'Burnout' not depression caused Ashes return, says Trott March 14, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental "burnout" was behind his sudden withdrawal from England's Ashes tour of Australia and he is now eager to resume his international career. Trott left the tour after England were thrashed in the first Test in November with what was reported to be a...
  • Trott on course for cricket return, says former England batsman February 27, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott is set to make his comeback for county side Warwickshire in April and wants to play international cricket again, former England batsman Dennis Amiss said Wednesday. Trott, 32, left England's Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fallout continues February 6, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that the...
  • Alastair Cook the right man to lead England, says Gooch February 6, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should continue to captain England despite their recent run of hapless performances, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Wednesday. As the fallout from England's Ashes debacle rumbles on, with leading batsman Kevin Pietersen the latest casualty of a horrific tour, Cook's position as captain has come under...
  • England even duller without Kevin Pietersen swagger February 5, 2014

    London: Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan's perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen. The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33yearold was kept out...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 February 2, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia win the toss and opt to bat. TEAM NEWS: Chris Jordan makeh is T20 debut for England, who have also included allrounder Ben Stokes in the eleven. Michael Lumb and James Tredwell sit out. Australia have replaced...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach January 31, 2014

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a fiveyear reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England and...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 2nd T20 January 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England have won the toss and opted to bat in the second Twenty 20. The first T20 at Hobart was an absolute thriller, which went Australia's way. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): Cameron White, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey(c), Brad Hodge,...
  • Hodge earns recall as Australia look to wrap up T20 series January 30, 2014

    Sydney:Veteran batsman Brad Hodge was Thursday recalled to Australia's Twenty20 squad, boosting his chances of playing in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in MarchApril. The 39yearold, who has been in outstanding form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was called up to replace allrounder Moises Henriques, who...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...