Assembly Elections 2007

  • Modi expands Cabinet | Turns God for Gujaratis 04-01-2008 03:49 PM

    Kolkata: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and elected to bat against Kenya in a World Cup Group A clash at Kolkata's Eden Gardens. Steve Tikolo who is playing in his final match for Kenya will captain the side in the absence of Jimmy Kamande. Kenya have also picked...
  • Modi goes beyond Gujarat, wins hearts in Delhi too 29-12-2007 09:34 PM

    Bangalore: Brett Lee may be the oldest member of Australia's fast-bowling attack at the World Cup but despite being 34, he is not willing to compromise with his speed and aggression. Last week, Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, described the speed merchant as the glue that held the team's pace attack,...
  • Maut ka saudagar remark isn't what hurt Cong: Modi 27-12-2007 06:27 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup with 14 wickets, today said his success as a bowler has a lot to do with his changed mindset. "There is no magic involved in my bowling now it is just that I have now...
  • Modi calls on Keshubhai, seeks his blessings 26-12-2007 12:58 AM

    Chennai: Historically, the British are known for brave words in adversity and so is the case with the current England team that suffered an embarrassing defeat to neighbours Ireland in the 2011 cricket World Cup to find themselves in a tight situation. Former captain Paul Collingwood displayed the customary "stiff...
  • BJP's old and new unite to anoint Modi as CM 25-12-2007 09:00 PM

    Mirpur: A crestfallen Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan on Friday described his side's nine-wicket rout by West Indies in a World Cup match here as the "worst day" of his career and said the fans were justified in jeering the home players. A sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Sher-e-Bangla stadium saw Bangladesh...
  • BJP unites to cheer as Modi takes charge 25-12-2007 01:41 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts discuss the prospects of Bangladesh-West Indies and New Zealand-Zimbabwe games. ...
  • Time to show large-heartedness, says Modi 25-12-2007 01:34 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's One-day captain Shahid Afridi wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider increasing the number of Umpire decision review system (UDRS) appeals allowed to a particular team. Unlike his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is not happy with the UDRS, Afridi said the system had worked well...
  • Sonia above all wrong despite Gujarat defeat: Cong 25-12-2007 01:13 AM

    Bangalore: Emphasis was on fielding as the entire Indian World Cup squad sweated it out in a three-hour practice session ahead of their Group B encounter against Ireland, here on Sunday. Opener Virender Sehwag and pacer Ashish Nehra, both of whom were nursing injuries went through the paces and looked...
  • In victory, Modi's heart goes out to BJP rebels 24-12-2007 09:31 PM

    Mohali: South Africa served up a convincing all-round performance in an emphatic 231-run win over Netherlands in Group B at the World Cup on Thursday. AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla made centuries in South Africa's 351-5 and leg-spinner Iran Tahir took three wickets in a predictably dominant showing from...
  • IBNLive Chat: 'Authoritarian streak, but Modi delivers' 24-12-2007 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: Ireland's Kevin O'Brien smashed the fastest World Cup century in 50 balls against England in a Group B match on Wednesday. O'Brien hit six sixes and 13 fours in his swashbuckling innings of 113 off 63 balls as Ireland stun England by 3 wickets. The honour of the...
  • Modi elected leader of BJP legislature party 24-12-2007 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Former captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday came to the rescue of under-fire Indian bowlers' after their poor show in the World Cup, saying these were the same bowlers who won India many matches in the past two years. India's batting was phenomenal in their first two games against...
  • Time for Modi to build an inclusive Gujarat: NRIs 24-12-2007 01:42 PM

    Bangalore: Ireland's Kevin O'Brien hit a sensational 113 from 63 balls to give his team an improbable three-wicket win over England and one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. Ireland looked down and out at 111-5 in reply to England's 327-8 but O'Brien clubbed six sixes and 13...
  • For BJP, Modi win can be a double-edged sword 24-12-2007 01:05 PM

    Bangalore: Senior players, including Sachin Tendulkar, chose to give training a miss but eight other members of India's World Cup squad had a one-hour training session at the National Cricket Academy here on Wednesday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was among the eight who trained during the optional session ahead of...
  • Pics: Hindutva's poster boy is Guj's Common Man 24-12-2007 12:37 PM

    Mohali: South Africa take on Netherlands in the World Cup on Thursday with the Dutch side's South African-born batsman Ryan ten Doeschate looking forward to facing his former compatriots in the Group B contest. Thursday's match will be the first of the tournament at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in...
  • We will form a stable govt at the Centre: Modi 24-12-2007 11:25 AM

    Colombo: You cannot miss Lasith Malinga. He is the Sri Lanka slingshot shock weapon with the fancy goldilocks highlights in his hair. He is also on up on the Australian pace trio of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson. Two World Cup hattricks on the Malinga CV makes him...
  • Anatomy of Modi wave: Why is he invincible? 24-12-2007 07:49 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga became the first man to pick up two hat-tricks in World Cups when he skittled out three Kenyan tailenders in their Group A match on Tuesday. Malinga, who missed his side's opening two matches with a sore back, fired back with 6-38 including the wickets...
  • Brand Modi conquers Guj, next stop Delhi 24-12-2007 04:04 AM

    Bangalore: Ireland captain William Porterfield has urged his side to be "cricket-smart" when they face England in a World Cup clash here on Wednesday. The Irish, who knocked Pakistan out of the 2007 World Cup, were on course for another victory over a Test nation when they held Bangladesh to...
  • EC snubs me but not 'Italian daughter', says Modi 24-12-2007 01:08 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene has taken legal advice over doubts raised on a state-run TV channel about the way he and another batsman performed in the World Cup defeat by Pakistan. Sri Lanka, who are one of the favourites to win the tournament, lost Saturday's Pakistan game by...
  • Rule Gujarat, but leave us in peace: Muslims tell Modi 24-12-2007 12:41 AM

    Colombo: Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam warned Canada on Tuesday that his side is determined to finish top of Group A at the World Cup and will not be easing up when the two sides meet in Colombo. Having thrashed Kenya by 205 runs in their opening match, before spoiling...
  • Team BJP pats superstar Modi but cautions him too 23-12-2007 11:35 PM

    Colombo: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday asked his team to be more consistent and make winning a habit if it hopes to go all the way in the ongoing cricket World Cup. Pakistan had a tumultuous build-up to their World Cup campaign, which was ridden by captaincy issues and...
  • Dejected Cong says calculations went horribly wrong 23-12-2007 11:28 PM

    Melbourne: Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will not be able to mentor the next generation spin talents Down Under because of prior commitments, which includes playing in the Indian Premier League in May. The veteran of 800 Test wickets was supposed to spend some time at Cricket Australia's Centre of...
  • Gujarati Americans hail Modi, mum on communal taint 23-12-2007 10:31 PM

    Dhaka: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni might loathe it but Bangladesh players feel the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) comes in handy to at least make batsmen nervous even if the appeal is turned down. "You can always make the batsman nervous. In the Ireland game, I had an unsuccessful...
  • BJP MLAs to elect Modi their leader on Monday 23-12-2007 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: India opener Virender Sehwag is in the capital to consult his personal physician for a rib injury he suffered during a practice session last week. Sehwag took a day's break from training after being hit by a local bowler at the nets last Friday. He is, however, expected...
  • Rebel bubble bursts for Cong | The losers 23-12-2007 09:46 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts discussed the game between minnows Kenya and World Cup favourites Sri Lanka. ...
  • 2002 still etched in memory as Godhra votes for Cong 23-12-2007 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday advised MS Dhoni to read the UDRS rules before questioning its implementation as the Indian skipper expressed his disappointment with the use of technology following the controversy surrounding Ian Bell's decision in the tied World Cup game with England on Sunday. Talking...
  • People of Gujarat fought for BJP, not me: Modi 23-12-2007 09:36 PM

    The legendary English batsman also said that the Ind-Eng game was a good advertisement for 50-over cricket. ...
  • Modi thumps his 56-inch chest with Gujarat win 23-12-2007 09:26 PM

    New Delhi: Controversial West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels apparently rejected an offer to play in the World Cup as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo fearing that police officials might arrest him here over charges of match-fixing. Noted commentator and columnist Tony Cozier wrote in Trinidad Express that the 30-year-old...
  • Cong leaders protect Sonia from blame of loss 23-12-2007 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: Dwayne Bravo's injury could well turn out to be a veiled blessing for a West Indies team which had to dump their original strategy for one which recognised spinners' enhanced role in the World Cup. Coach Ottis Gibson has admitted that losing paceman Bravo last week through a...
  • At the end of the day, it's worked for Modi 23-12-2007 09:03 PM

    Sydney: Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has pulled out of mentoring Australia's emerging spin bowling talents, after other commitments clashed with his visit Down Under, a report said Tuesday. The world's leading wicket-taker had been set to spend several weeks at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane mentoring the...
  • Modi back in business is good business: Guj Inc 23-12-2007 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: The ICC has cleared Devendra Bishoo to join the West Indies World Cup squad as a replacement for injured allrounder Dwayne Bravo. The ICC said in a statement on Tuesday that the tournament's technical committee had given West Indies the go-ahead to include the uncapped Bishoo in its...