Beijing Olympics 2008

  • China spying on Olympics hotel guests: US senator 30-07-2008 01:53 AM

    Hobart: Australia lost another fast bowler on Sunday with Ben Hilfenhaus leaving the field early on the third day's play of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The Tasmanian swing bowler departed after delivering just two balls of his 13th over in the opening hour in Hobart. Team officials said...
  • China makes uniforms for US Olympics team 29-07-2008 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: Medium pacer R Vinay Kumar has replaced Lakshmipathy Balaji in India's Twenty20 squad for the AIRTEL T20 International series against England after the Tamil Nadu pacer suffered a stress injury. Balaji was ruled out on Thursday after injuring his right big toe, after which the BCCI named Kumar...
  • Prior to Olympics, pollution a major concern in Beijing 28-07-2008 05:17 PM

    20 overs: Bangladesh 179 for 1 West Indies win by 18 runs. Great efforts from Tamim Iqbal (88 off 61 balls) and Mahmudullah (64 off 48 balls) but the target was way too big for them. Their unbeaten partnership of 132 runs goes in vain. Big kudos to Marlon Samuels...
  • Iraq banned from Beijing Olympics amid feud 25-07-2008 02:48 PM

    Mumbai: At the Brabourne Stadium, Bengal did well to reduce Mumbai to 262 for 7 after taking the big wickets of Wasim Jaffer (80), skipper Rohit Sharma (1) and allrounder Abhishek Nayar (62) on day one. Jaffer, in his first innings this season after returning from Haj, weighed in with...
  • NBA star carries China's hope for an Olympics win 19-07-2008 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: The third round of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season gets underway across the country on Saturday, with eight teams having posted outrights wins so far. With several others languishing at the bottom of their respective groups, the onus will be on senior players to try and inspire their...
  • Sania vows to do whatever it takes to win Olympic medal 14-07-2008 04:19 PM

    London: BBC Radio's Test Match Special programme will broadcast live from venues during England's forthcoming tour of India, a spokesman said on Thursday. The announcement follows speculation Test Match Special faced a lockout from an England tour for the first time in nearly 40 years because of a dispute over...
  • 17 seizures put Olympics drugs ring over Chennai 14-07-2008 01:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Former India coach and New Zealand cricketer John Wright Thursday pointed out that the hosts will miss the experience of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the middle during the upcoming India-England Test series. Wright also ruled out India's complete dominance, but insisted that it will be a closely...
  • Post Wimbledon loss, Federer eyes Olympic gold 11-07-2008 11:00 AM

    Sydney: Australia will not be fielding any of their Test players in South Africa's opening tour match against Australia 'A' next month, the chief of selectors John Inverarity said on Friday. In announcing the 'A' team to face the Proteas in Sydney from November 2 to 4, Inverarity said the...
  • Dogs to provide security in Olympics 2008 10-06-2008 08:15 PM

    Cape Town: Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who was forced to announce his international retirement after suffering an eye injury before the Test series with England, underwent further surgery on Thursday. Boucher suffered a lacerated eye after being struck in the left eye by a bail during South Africa's...
  • IOC to monitor betting during Beijing Olympics 07-06-2008 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The ICC will send a delegation to India to show the research on ball-tracking by Dr Ed Rosten, an expert in computer vision technology, after the BCCI's objection resulted in the Decision Review System (DRS) being not put to a vote at the executive board meeting in Kuala...
  • Bhupathi looking forward to pairing with Paes 03-06-2008 08:45 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, to play five ODIs and a lone Twenty20 international against the hosts, will be picked on July 4. The all-India senior selection committee will meet at the cricket centre in Mumbai on July 4 to pick the Indian teams...
  • Amputee sprinter gets chance to bid for Olympics 16-05-2008 08:02 PM

    After a crushing defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Friday, Mumbai Indians now face a rejuvenated Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The Harbhajan Singh-led team has nothing going its way with the captain under fire. The offspinner is not only out of...
  • Clothing, gestures will be scrutinised at Olympics 06-05-2008 03:41 PM

    St Lucia: Blown away by the Kieron Pollard storm on Friday, Australia will take on West Indies in the fifth and final one-dayer (ODI), at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday. Pollard flogged eight sixes and five fours in his 70-ball 102 to give the home side a 2-1 series lead...
  • Team-USA to get their own food for Beijing Olympics 04-05-2008 08:37 PM

    In my first interview with Virat Kohli, I had commented on how, on evidence of his international experience – he had at that time played 18 ODIs – he played the short ball better than some of his contemporaries and that the sight of him swiveling on the pull shot...
  • China says tight security in place for Olympics 30-04-2008 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: Talented Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary said that although he did not get a chance to play a single match during India's disastrous tri-series campaign in Australia, but he has grown as a cricketer by spending a good amount of time in the Indian dressing room. I know it was...
  • Interpol says terror attack at Olympics possible 25-04-2008 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: The income tax department of India has demanded over Rs 413 crore as tax from the world's richest cricket body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as per its income assessment for the year 2009-10 of which only Rs 41 crore have been paid, an...
  • China unveils new design for Beijing Olympics tickets 24-04-2008 03:03 PM

    Mirpur: Chris Gayle's injury proved costly for Barisal Burners as the Chittagong Kings eased to an eight-wicket victory in a Bangladesh Premier League match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Having been put in to bat, Barisal got off to a flier, with Gayle smashing a 16-ball 30,...
  • Chak De! girl Sagarika on her Olympics torch run 18-04-2008 02:03 AM

    In his first over on Australia soil, the legspinner Rahul Sharma put down a tough caught and bowled catch and ended up having to leave the field for medical treatment. Travis Birt absolutely smacked the pants off a tossed up delivery, which flew back to Sharma who stick out two...
  • No also rans, all winners at Olympic torch relay 18-04-2008 01:42 AM

    You had to feel for Rohit Sharma during the Test series. A highly talented batsman, he had to sit on the bench or carry drinks through four crushing defeats in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. It must have been frustrating for the promising youngster. With the 4-0 whitewash done, there...