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  • Ahmed Shehzad credits Grant Flower for Pakistan batters' turnaround November 13, 2014

    Karachi: After senior batsman Younis Khan, exciting young opener Ahmed Shehzad has also praised the team's Zimbabwean batting coach Grant Flower for raising the bar for Pakistani batsmen. Shehzad said Flower played a big role in the turnaround of batting form of the Pakistani batsmen, who have scored a plethora of...
  • Test matches will always be on top, says Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that Test cricket will remain supreme despite the rising popularity of Twenty20, even as he acknowledged that the shortest format has helped players to innovate in their techniques. Speaking to reporters at the launch of his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' at Lord's Cricket Ground,...
  • Manmohan Singh become 1st India to be chosen for top national award by Japan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been chosen for one of Japan's top national awards for his contribution to India-Japan ties, becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour. Singh will be awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to...
  • Graham Gooch rubbishes Kevin Pietersen allegations about Andy Flower, Matt Prior October 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner. "Kevin Pietersen is entitled to have his...
  • Former ECB chief slams Kevin Pietersen bullying claims October 13, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England...
  • Kevin Pietersen blames Andy Flower for 'choking' England October 9, 2014

    There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen...
  • English cricket rocked by Kevin Pietersen's allegations October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over - and the ramifications of his response are rocking English cricket. The sports agenda in England is being dominated by the fallout from the release of...
  • Andy Flower always wanted to get rid of me, says Kevin Pietersen October 7, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims Andy Flower was a power-crazy coach, who presided over a regime of bullying and "had it in for me" throughout his five-year reign in charge of the national side. Pietersen, who played in 104 tests, has been highly critical of Flower and many of his...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims 'bullying' hurt England dressing room October 6, 2014

    Dumped England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed his former team managers for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop and claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on the launch of his autobiography,...
  • NRI meditation students create Guinness record for world's longest garland: 5 miles in length, made of 180,000 carnations, weighing 1800 kg August 29, 2014

    Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader. Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of IndianAmericans, to honour...
  • Grant Flower vows to make Pakistan batsmen more consistent July 19, 2014

    Pakistan's new batting coach Grant Flower has termed his new assignment as the biggest challenge of his coaching career and is hopeful of making the batsmen more consistent. The former Zimbabwe batsman told reporters in Lahore that he took up the assignment only because he believed he could make a difference...
  • Grant Flower describes Pakistan assignment as a 'big challenge' July 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's foreign batting coach Grant Flower has described his new assignment as a "big challenge" and said he was looking forward to convincing Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to do away with their habit of throwing away good starts. A day after reaching Pakistan for his twoyear assignment, the former...
  • Grant Flower signs contract with Pakistan Cricket Board as batting coach May 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has finally signed a contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team as its batting coach next month. According to sources in the PCB, the board also had success in appointing a foreigner as fielding coach and trainer. "Grant Luden who...
  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches May 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethiled management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken by...
  • PCB criticised over Grant Flower's appointment as batting coach May 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come in for severe criticism from former players over the appointment of Zimbabwe's Grant Flower as the national team batting coach. Pakistan's former Test batsman and coach Mohsin Khan said he couldn't comprehend the logic behind appointing Flower as he had done nothing of...
  • Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach May 15, 2014

    Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team's management in their bid to win next year's World Cup. Grant, younger brother of former England coach Andy, will join in August during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka. "We have completed...
  • Grant Flower in contention as Pakistan team's batting coach May 13, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower is in the running to become the batting coach of the Pakistan national team. "Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower is a strong candidate for the batting coach position while Richard Halsall as the fielding coach. The PCB has consulted with head coach, Waqar on both appointments...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, InzamamulHaq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Roses, tulips, apple blossom: Author Teju Cole's Flower Report on Twitter gets worldwide response from reporters April 23, 2014

    Teju Cole, a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, and art historian recently asked all flower correspondents to tell him where they were and what's blooming around them. This was all for a report he was working on. He received tremendous response from people across the world. The vibrant yellow roses from US,...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss April 19, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following the...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility April 11, 2014

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and charged...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director March 3, 2014

    London: Former England head coach Andy Flower was appointed to a new role within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy after officials announced Monday he'd become their technical director of elite coaching. Flower resigned last month as coach of the national side following the team's humiliating 5-0 Ashes series...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel February 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand. "That's rubbish. I am...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is...
  • 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...
  • AntiAndy Flower rant was final nail in Pietersen's England career: report February 6, 2014

    A crisis meeting of the England squad in Melbourne set in motion a trail of events which culminated in Kevin Pietersen having a showdown with Andy Flower that sealed his fate as an international cricketer, reported Telegraph. According to reports, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, the captain and vicecaptain, called an...
  • Ashley Giles to seek England coaching job February 3, 2014

    Sydney: England limited overs coach Ashley Giles says he will apply for the Test coaching role left vacant by the removal of Andy Flower. Giles told reporters after England's 84run loss to Australia in the third Twenty20 international he is eager to coach England in all three forms of the game. Flowers...
  • ECB chief hints Ashley Giles will succeed Flower February 1, 2014

    Melbourne: England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke hinted on Saturday that Ashley Giles would succeed Andy Flower as Test coach after the former Zimbabwe international quit following their Ashes whitewash. Flower resigned on Friday to allow the team to rebuild after their disastrous tour of Australia, where they lost the Test...
  • 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...
  • The Mountain of Light: Treading pathways between history and fiction January 30, 2014

    The Mountain of Light is the newest novel by acclaimed author, Indu Sundaresan. The writer of the famed Taj Trilogy, she has gained considerable repute over the years due to her beautiful narration of historical events, and her unique blend of history and fiction. She is also the author of...